The picturesque village lies in the place surrounded by mountains at an altitude of 960 m ASL where the mountains of the Starohorské vrchy meet the massifs of the Veľká Fatra mountains. Thanks to summer tourism and winter sports, Donovaly is well-known in the entire resort.

Donovaly is also famous for the beauty of nature, proximity to hiking trails and a number of hills and mountains. The highest peak rising above Donovaly is Zvolen (1402 m ASL) and the neighbouring one is somewhat lower but more famous, it is Nová Hoľa (1370 m ASL) with a gondola lift providing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains – the Veľká Fatra, Nízke Tatry and Vysoké Tatry mountains.


Take the advantage of the activities which are within of our hotel

– Sports equipment and bicycle rental at the reception or at Dami Šport rental
– Two multifunctional game courts
– Up to four bowling lines and a laser shooting gallery next to the hotel
– Swimming pool – 150 m from the hotel with 30% discount for our hotel guests
– Brewery providing beer tasting and excursions – 50 m from the hotel



Activities in the vicinity of Donovaly


Looking for fun

– Sports hall with a swimming pool and heated pool Gothal (15 km)
– Thermal aqua parks Bešenová and Tatralandia with indoor skydiving (35-45 km)
– Hurricane factory s Tarzánia (ropes courses) (up to 40 km)
– Golf green Sliač TRI DUBY (35 km) and GOLF RESORT TÁLE (65 km)


Looking for natural phenomena sites and culture

– Harmanecká jaskyňa cave, Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave and jaskyňa Slobody cave (up to 40 km)


Looking for culture and national heritage sites

– Village of Vlkolínec is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage for its untouched folk countryside architecture (20 km)
– Mining village of Špania Dolina with rich and interesting history (do 25 km)
– Oravský hrad castle (do 55 km)
– Historical cities of Banská Bystrica, Banská Štiavnica, Liptovský Mikuláš,…

While staying at our hotel you can experience all this and much more. (more…)

Hiking and Cycling

Donovaly is an ideal place short walk but also for more demanding hiking. Thanks to its location, the village is a good starting point for various short and long hikes. A red and yellow hiking trail markers run through Donovaly leading directly to:
red markers – to the top of mount Zvolen in the Veľká Fatra mountains, to the mount Kozí chrbát in Starohorské vrchy mountains and to the main ridge of the Nízke Tatry mountains
yellow marker – to the village of Korytnica or from the fork at Pri javore to the village of Kalište and Baláže
green marker – to the resort Šachtičky


Donovaly is also a small cycling paradise with many biking trails with asphalt, hard surface, or directly in the terrain.


We will be pleased to assist you when choosing hiking trails, trips, or cycling trails. (more…)

PARK SNOW Donovaly

Donovaly is a place full of excitement where you can experience adrenaline adventure in the summer adrenaline and fun centre Fun Aréna located near lower gondola lift station to Nová Hoľa where you can take a gondola or chair lifts.


Swap beautiful views from Nová Hoľa for adrenaline and laugh at the most popular attraction of Fun Aréna – toboggan run. Test your skills in the rope centre for children and adults or on the climbing wall.


Fun Aréna introduced a new attraction Vodný zážitkový park (Aquatic Experience Park) where you can learn playfully a lot about water and have fun at the same time.


All information about the adrenaline park can be found on the website (more…)


Donovalkovo is a unique children’s city, a miniature of a big city. Children at the age from 2 to 12 can try how it is to be an adult and for a moment become postmen, firemen, doctors or hairdressers.


There is also a playground with traffic lights in the city and little drivers can learn road rules. Racers have a racetrack ready for them.


Donovalkovo is open daily (including weekends and public holidays) from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. For more information see the website (more…)


Enter the world of Dobšinský’s fairy-tales in the fairy-tale village of HABAKUKY. (Dobšinský was a storyteller of folk tales as the brothers Grimm in Germany). Experience the atmosphere of Slovak folk fairy-tales in an unconventional village formed by small house in the style of folklore-fantasy architecture. Habakuky is a place where children and also adults are drawn into the atmosphere of Slovak fairy-tales.


All day there are interactive theatre performances, demonstrations of folk crafts and other activities under the programme of Habakuky. The fairy-tale world has own currency a habakuk and Habakuky is only 500 m away from our hotel.


For more information see the website (more…)