Hotel Bankov

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Paradise in the middle of deep forests
Reception Lobby
Coffee Bar
Standard Room
Standard Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Cigar Hall
Swimming pool
Relaxation Zone
Business Room


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Type: Hotel
Style: Romantic, Sightseeing
Setting: Countryside
Rooms & Suites: 29

Check-in from: 02:00 PM
Check-out until: 12:00 Noon

Why stay with us?

The Oldest Slovak Hotel
Feel like a king or queen during your stay
Quiet location in the countryside in the middle of forests

The oldest hotel in the Slovak Republic is located just four kilometres from the centre of Kosice, yet here you suddenly find yourselves in the middle of deep forests in fresh air, where in the morning, you open a window and can hear tunes of local birds singing.

Bankov is a beautiful hotel in the countryside, which perfectly combines luxury, folk architecture and naturality, which doesn´t interfere with the unspoilt nature at all.

There are several hiking trails that can be used as bike paths and the asphalt paths are also good for roller-skating or walking with a stroller (child buggy). It is unbelievable that such a short distance from the bustling city, you suddenly find yourself in a quiet oasis of tranquility and lush nature.

The Bankov Hotel has a very rich history, its founding dates back to the mid-19th century, when it was administered by the Kraft family. It was built in 1869 and has 142 years of uninterrupted hotel tradition. The hotel restaurant is named after the beautiful Lujza Kraft and next to the hotel, in the place of the former summer villa which Kraft had built, a wellness centre with a large swimming pool was built in 1993. Thanks to the spring, which was found on the hill opposite the hotel, the hotel formerly operated as a major spa resort. Even the name of the hotel is associated with this spring. It is said that on one occasion in the  past, the spring at the hotel cured a blind wanderer named Banko.

The entire hotel is very cozy and warm. This is not only because of the traditional architecture, which the Bankov Hotel is styled in, but also because of the traditional rustic furniture, for which even the most luxurious palace would not be embarrassed. The hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation, but the traditional spirit remained perfectly preserved. The successful reconstruction of the hotel was awarded with building of the year in 1997. In the corridors are complete with armchairs, mirrors and cuckoo clocks, the hanging paintings are of the most dominant buildings of Kosice from past era´s. If you are interested, you can buy some of the pictures.

The hotel rooms look like a castle chambers, which focuses on luxury solid wood furniture and space for clothing fit for a king. The various types of rooms are not different so much for the provided equipment, but for the size. Even the cheapest Standard room is above average in size.

You'll feel like you´re on a summer royal residence outside of civilization. Maybe that's why famous guests have visited the hotel, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Gipsy Kings, former President of Slovakia, the USA Ambassador in Slovakia and other well known actors and singers.

From some of the attic rooms, you can watch stars from the bed and when you open the window you can listen to the silence, which will be only disturbed by the murmur of the forest and the harmony of local birds singing. All rooms have a desk, Internet connection, relaxing armchairs, large mirror and a large luxury bathroom with bath.

Great wardrobes, compositions of the rooms and its overall facilities suggest that you can spend several nice days here full of trips, sports and relaxation ending with these palace bedrooms. Accommodation in the oldest hotel in Slovakia enhances the experience of each visitor of the Bankov Hotel.

Part of the hotel is the Holy Cross Chapel, where the hotel can prepare a civil wedding ceremony, to which a Lincoln limousine will take you. You walk on red carpet among the waiting crowd of wedding guests, where you tell your partner “YES I DO“. If you are planning a church wedding, the hotel can organize all the elements associated with that in the nearby Chapel of the Ascension of Christ from 1830, which is located just 400 metres from the hotel.

Lujza restaurant is named after the beautiful woman of a military officer, who lived in Bankov in the 19th and 20 century. As regards the choice of dishes, there is a very broad-spectrum, focusing on traditional Slovak, but also international cuisine. No wonder that the restaurant was ranked among the Gourmet Restaurant Award for 2011 in the Slovak Republic.

The hotel staff has very human approach to guests and is very caring.

Prices are very appealing, so are all the staff, who gives the hotel a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere. You can get a full meal for just € 8. Beside the restaurant, a bar and cafe are also located, which plays live music 3 times a week. Believe us, you will feel  very comfortable here. It is worth noting that the crystal chandeliers give this restaurant a certain uniqueness.

During the summer months, you can sit in a summer terrace Garden Restaurant and enjoy grilled foods, summer salads and drinks, while your kids can play in the playground right next to you.

Want a real Italian coffee Piazza d'Oro? Sit on a bar stool at the Cafe-Bar, where with a warm drink we recommend a varied selection of fresh desserts.

Several hiking trails lead from the hotel, that can be used for in-line skates, bicycles or walking. In the surroundings of Bankov there are plenty of natural climbing walls and a golf course (9 holes), where the guests of the Bankov Hotel have a discount. In winter you can go on nearby cross-country skiing trails or use the nearby ski slopes.

The hotel provides transportation to the centre and back by the local taxi service for free.

The hotel is situated in the Kosice nature forest-park, where guests will feel like they´re in the mountains, even though the centre of Kosice is only four kilometres away. Next to the hotel is a bus stop, but it is not busy and local roads do not in any way disturb the peaceful atmosphere of this forest hotel.

Right in the relaxation centre at the hotel, you can swim in the indoor heated pool with countercurrent and have a beautiful view through the glass wall to the outdoor space. You can get warm in the Finnish sauna. Upon request, the hotel staff will ensure a variety of massages. There are plenty of sports and wellness facilities and for the future the hotel plans to expand its range of services offered.

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Contact Details

Hotel Bankov
Dolny Bankov 2
040 01 Kosice

Phone: +421 5 5632 4522
Fax: +421 5 5632 4540

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Additional Info

We speak: english, slovak

Restaurants: 0
Halls: 0
Bars: 0
Terraces: 0

Barrier-free Access: 0
Internet: 0
Parking: 0
Breakfast: 0

Hotel Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Internet access
  • Laundry/Dry cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Spa/Wellness centre

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Slippers
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Work desk

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