The hotel is in a wonderful location on the shore of a mountain lake Štrbské Pleso. If you choose the lake view room, which I highly recommend, the large windows or terrace door open up directly to the lake and the great peaks of the High Tatras in the background. There is boat rental directly behind the hotel, where you can rent a row boat to get out on the lake. There is also a waking trail that takes you around the lake or up to the adjacent peaks. The hotel itself is located at about 4430 feet (1350 m) above sea level, and offers a very scenic ride up from the main highway. The beautiful setting of the hotel, its comfortable rooms and amenities were good enough reasons to put this hotel on the list of those most memorable places. And if you are looking for a 'luxury' type of a hotel, Grand Kempinski High Tatras is pretty much it, there are no other options in that category in the area.