|Auto camp and thermal swimming-pool Dolna Strehova |
|The thermal swimming-pool is located in village of Dolna Strehova in Southern Slovakia’s Banska Bystrica county lying between towns of Lucenec (25 km) and Velky Krtis (13 km) within 6 km distance from the Hungarian border.
The beginnings of the facility go back to 1953 when geologist instead of finding coal successfully found the rich thermal water. In 1959 the village built its first recreational basin, in 1985 was open the sport swimming-pool and in 1991 the whole area was enlarged to the present surface area of more than 7 hectares.
The development consists of number of basins, auto camp, area of bungalows with capacity of 980 beds and a parking lot with capacity of 300 cars.
The thermal swimming-pool is open between May 19 – September 3 from 8:00 to 19:00hrs.
Auto camp – the campsite is the integral part of the thermal swimming-pool area with capacity of 120 tents. The camp has common social-hygienic facilities consisting of WC, showers with dish-washing facility, and it also has electric hook-ups for mobile homes. The auto camp offers sites for sitting around the fire place.
Tourist hostel (42 beds = 2x2, 7x4, 2x5 beds)
The rooms are furnished with beds, table, chairs, wardrobe, and refrigerator. There are common facilities, shower with s WC, showers, kitchen corner, and social hall with TV set.
The room is furnished by 4 beds, table, chairs, wardrobe, refrigerator, TV set. It contains WC, shower and kitchen corner, as well.
Large bungalow (3x4 beds)
The bungalow is furnished by two storied beds, kitchen corner and refrigerator. WC and showers are common in the swimming-pool area.
Bungalows (245x4 beds)
Parking is possible besides of tents and bungalows, as well.
There are several swimming-pools in the facility area, two different for children and three different for adults.
The water is clear, natural thermal water of 36 centigrade warmth and highly bicarbonate.
Within the area there are 18 fast food places. Ready made meals are served in the restaurants Gastro term and Javis. There are two grocery stores, as well.
Leisure time tips
For adults there are three courts to play football, volley-ball, etc.. and for children are prepared different playgrounds and activity tools.
Nature lovers can visit the surrounding forest and pick mushrooms, or go to see the nearby deer-park, or to go for horse-riding.
For active visitors we recommend to visit the local fitness center.
Visitors can easily pop in to district towns Lucenec (25 km) or Velky Krtis (13 km), or alternatively visit northern Hungary’s sights through border-crossings Slovenske Darmoty (30 km) – Balassagyarmat and Siatorska Bukovina (50 km) – Salgotarjan.
In the village of Dolna Strehova one can find castle from 18. century with exposition of the poet Imre Madach and visit his tomb in the nearby park. There are two churches in the village, the evangelist is from the year 1625 and the catholic is from 18. century.
For families we recommend to visit the smallest town in Slovakia, Modry Kamen (15 km) and its dominant castle from 1137 with expositions in the toy museum and in the rare puppet museum.
In southern villages of the district Velky Krtis there are famous vineyards and the local farmers are offering vine-tasting.
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