Our story

The Penzión u Hanky guesthouse is exceptional not only because it has a great location and is located in the picturesque village of Telgárt. We decided to tell you its exceptionally inspiring story on this webpage. How did the first family guesthouse in Slovakia come into existence? Why do the children of Mr. & Mrs. Hríbik continue in their family tradition?

At the beginning of the story was the desire to convert the family house into a guesthouse

In 1987, Mr and Mrs Hríbik, graduates of the Faculty of Economics, Services and Tourism, decided to buy a family house that they gradually, enthusiastically, began to renovate and make unto their own home and they also renovated one floor for private accommodation. The change in the social situation in 1989 allowed them to change the idea and in 1990 the first family guesthouse in Slovakia was established.

The first guests who visited the guesthouse came from Belgium

The clientele initially consisted mostly of foreign guests and the first guests were Belgians who appreciated the immaculate nature of the Low Tatras. Following the trends in the gastronomy and hotel industry in Western Europe, the guesthouse gradually became a popular destination for many foreign and Slovak guests.

Thanks to the knowledge of language and a friendly atmosphere, the Penzión u Hanky guesthouse became popular among guests

A great advantage was that Mr. & Mrs. Hríbik were able to speak foreign languages. Their active communication with guests resulted in foreign clients often visiting the guesthouse. The environment of the guesthouse also affected the lives of their five children, which the owners brought up directly in the guesthouse.

Own cattle breeding and growing vegetables

Inspired by the fauna and flora of the Low Tatras, the renewability of resources and the original way of life of their grandparents, the two sons Matúš and Samuel decided to devote themselves to cattle breeding, growing of vegetables and fruit and to supply the guesthouse by themselves.

Children continue in their parents‘ tradition, daughter works in the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen

The eldest daughter Maria graduated from the University of Economics in Trier, Germany, and worked later in Luxembourg. Two younger daughters follow the steps of their parents. Veronika has successfully launched a hotel in the North of Germany, and younger Dorota has decided to return to Telgárt and work with her parents after having worked at the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, which has been declared the best restaurant in the world for four times.

Family atmosphere was also appreciated by guests on booking.com

The guesthouse is standing out because of its family atmosphere and the owners try to approach not only their guests but also their employees as family members. Guests appreciate the helpful approach of the staff and the excellent cuisine, thanks to which the Penzión u Hanky guesthouse has a rating of 9.6 on booking.com. Its beautiful and peaceful surroundings will surprise you. You should definitely come and visit it.

What others say about the pension

The owner was fabulous, he was very helpful and friendly. We had a quad room which was spacious and comfortable. We ate dinner and breakfast there and enjoyed both meals very much- delicious food, large selection, and everything was made to order. Would stay here again and highly recommend to others!



Skvelé služby, veľmi milí ľudia - schopní a ochotní pomôcť v každej situácii, a to vždy o krok vpred pred našimi požiadavkami 🙂


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Prístup personálu veľmi ústretový a milý, vynikajúca strava, ponuka aktuálnych jedál (napr. čerstvé dubáky, čučoriedky).



Výborná domáca kuchyňa. Ďakujeme.



Every thing was great. The owners really went out of their way - we have two vegeterians and to our surprise on our second morning at breakfest a special vegeterian spread made of Tofu was waiting on the table. We felt very welcome.



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Penzión u Hanky

Adresa: 97673 Telgárt 99 Okres: Brezno Kraj: Bansko-bystrický Región: Horehronie GPS: 48°51'4"N, 20°11'37"E

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