Sleeping

As the Tatras' major city, Poprad has the broadest-ranging spread of budget to high-end accommodation. Smokovec Resort Towns marry decent-quality lodgings (mostly cosy and family-owned) with doorstep access to hiking and skiing. Štrbské Pleso’s hotels have more of a wellness theme, one or two of them very luxurious. For sheer character, you can’t beat Ždiar's quaint guesthouses. Prices are highest in July and August, and over Christmas and New Year.