• Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Villa 27 Resort Tajov, Slovakia

If you’re looking for a relaxing, laid back, friendly resort nestled in the mountains, then consider Villa 27 Resort.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Villa 27 Resort

“How did you find this place?” I asked Ian, after removing my blind fold.  Ian looked at me smiling like a cheshire cat!

If you’ve read our previous posts, you’ll know doubt know how Ian loves surprising me on special occasions   all the time, from everyday little surprises to special occasions like organising the wedding and honeymoon.  The reason for the blindfold was for me not to figure out the venue for the wedding.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Little stream running beside the resort

Villa 27 Resort is not only ideal for families but also great if you’re seeking a relaxing weekend, away from the hustle and bustle of city life (for more info click here).  Located in the small village of Tajov and only 7km from the picturesque town, Banská Bystrica in central Slovakia.  We hired a car at the airport and it took us a few hours to get to Villa 27 via a mix of  motorway and winding country/mountain roads.  The resort was pretty easy to find and well signposted from the road with plenty of car parking for guests.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Slovakian houses nestled in the countryside

We booked one night at Villa 27 ( well, Ian had 😉 ) so literally a quick fly-by visit.  On arrival, we noticed how quiet the resort was and only one couple in sight enjoying a cup of coffee on the restaurant terrace.  The mountain fresh air, the very lush green countryside, trickling water from the nearby stream and the tweeting of birds – I knew we were going to sleep well that night.  Check in was very quick and we were allocated a room on the second floor.  The room was bright, spacious, comfortable, clean and decorated with simple and modern country pine furniture.  What I always find odd when travelling in Europe is the two single duvets on a double bed!  Is it just me??  A mini bar and TV were available in the room, however there didn’t seem to be many TV channels in English but we’re didn’t stay long in the room anyway.  We spent the time there exploring the area around the resort including a drive further up into the mountains.  Wifi was free and connectivity was great.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Path to the reception

Facilities

On site there’s a bar, an informal and elegant à-la-carte restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, sauna, rope park and miniature golf – the sauna, rope park and the golf are at additional costs.  There are further activities on offer, including cycling, fishing, skiing and an indoor children’s play area for any little ones with you.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Outdoor pool and the miniature golf course

If you’re feeling energetic, there are hiking trails in the surrounding area for you to explore (click here for the map).  For a less strenuous walk, try Tajovská Kopa only 0.4km away – an 18m steep slope with a cascading waterfall

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Mountain views


Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

The village Tajov

Where to eat

After a long of driving from the “secret wedding venue”, we dined at the à-la-carte restaurant in the evening which served Slovakia and European food.  If you didn’t fancy eating at the resort, there are numerous restaurants to choose from the nearby town of Banská Bystrica.  The restaurant was very quiet, relaxed atmosphere and there were hardly any guests staying there which didn’t bother us.  There was a great selection on the menu with main courses between €5-15.  We finally decided on the steak with vegetables and a choice of potato and a large glass of red wine each.  I thought there was a typo on the menu and had to double check the price of the wine … €1 for a large glass of wine.  That’s right €1 and it was super quashable (what a bargain)!

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

One Euro glass of red wine!

The food was well presented, contemporary European dishes and the portions were a decent size too – steaks were tender, succulent and the accompanying sauce was tasty and creamy.  I love to end a meal with dessert.  Both of us chose the crepes filled with chocolate sauce and cream (in Ian’s case raspberry sauce) and they were delicious.  The plates were polished off.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Succulent steak with potatoes and veg


Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Juicy steak with a creamy sauce served with rice and roasted veg


Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Yummy crepes with cream and chocolate sauce

The next morning we went down for breakfast; a mixture of continental and hot breakfast options available with various juices, teas and coffee.  Being mint tea lovers, we ordered fresh mint tea served with honey.  Breakfast offered a generous selection – we did enjoy the tasty sausages and the freshly made fluffy omelette.

Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

This was all for little ol’ me


Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Fresh mint tea for breakfast


Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

Omelette for two!

Getting there

We flew from the UK  into Bratislava, only a two hour flight.  By car from the airport, it’s roughly a two and a half hour drive.


Overall, our stay was very relaxing, quiet with fantastic food and wine.  The staff were polite, friendly and very helpful.  A fantastic price for this resort.  We would definitely recommend Villa 27 and will definitely stay there again when visiting.

Have you visited Slovakia?  Where are your best places to stay?

 

 

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Villa 27 Resort, Tajov, Slovakia – WhodoIdo: A friendly resort hidden away in the mountains of Slovakia affording many outdoor activities followed by wonderful food

44 Comments

  • Elaine 21/04/2018 (16:10)

    Oh wow. I had a violin teacher from Slovakia who talked about it all the time. I’ve never seen pictures from there. Beautiful. This resort looks like it would be so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lana
      Lana 21/04/2018 (19:01)

      Slovakia is a beautiful country and this resort is very affordable. So peaceful and picturesque. 🙂

  • Rahat Arora 07/08/2017 (20:22)

    for me travel + tasty food= amazing place. Feeling Hungry after seeing images of delicious food

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (21:22)

      Thanks Rahat! I love good food too! 🙂

  • Portia Jones 07/08/2017 (10:13)

    Gorgeous photos, this looks like an amazing place, I would love to visit!

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (11:41)

      Thanks Portia! It was a lovely surprise break before the wedding. I hope you get the chance to visit Slovakia. 🙂

  • Hra 07/08/2017 (09:06)

    Wow what a great place!! Its seems so peaceful and relaxing!! I really wanna go there 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (09:55)

      Thanks for your lovely comment! If you get the chance, you must go! 😉

  • DTG 06/08/2017 (22:18)

    WOW this place looks so cosy and peaceful, what a wonderful break, I have not been to Slovakia, but many of my friends have told me to visit. Thanks for all the valuable information you posted.. Great Post and photography.

    • Lana
      Lana 06/08/2017 (23:03)

      Thanks for your comment! It’s great for a weekend break, also excellent food and wine too! 😉

  • Megha Sarin 06/08/2017 (19:52)

    Wow! That looks like a gorgeous place. So need a vacation!

    • Lana
      Lana 06/08/2017 (21:14)

      It really is Megha and what a great place to book for you next vacation 😉

  • Samantha Sparrow 06/08/2017 (06:17)

    This just looks like perfection! All that greenery and that view, you cannot help but be relaxed and content in a place like that. I’d love to visit Slovakia.

    • Lana
      Lana 06/08/2017 (21:16)

      Thanks Sam! You’ll love Slovakia! 🙂

  • Ambuj 05/08/2017 (20:28)

    Villa 27 looks like a cool place for a weekend retreat! I love the way you both keep surprising each other, keeps the mundane part of the relationship aside! I loved the pool as well, it seemed nestled in the midst of nature! Great review!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (20:35)

      Awww thanks Ambuj! Ian is a romantic! 😉

  • Joyce 05/08/2017 (18:10)

    This place looks so relaxing, especially love that its so close to nature with trees and hills!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (18:14)

      Thanks! It’s a great place if you need some R+R. 🙂

  • Lyf&Spice 05/08/2017 (16:27)

    That’s a gorgeous villa. Such sweet little surprises planned for you all the time. 🙂 Wish I could try the crepe and steaks. Cheers!!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (16:44)

      I am a bit spoilt with these little surprises 😉 The crepe was sooo good! 🙂

  • Travelling Dany 05/08/2017 (13:25)

    I’ve been to Slovakia many years ago in winter, but this post truly made me want to book another trip when it’s warmer!!!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (15:43)

      Book a summer trip away here. We heard hiking is great there, but we didn’t have time. 🙂

  • Alexandria Iveson 04/08/2017 (19:56)

    Looks lovely! Have never been to Slovakia! The food looks great too 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 04/08/2017 (20:15)

      Thanks for the lovely comment! There’s so much to see and do in Slovakia 🙂

  • Ruth 04/08/2017 (13:22)

    It looks so nice. We visited Slovakia a few years back but only saw Bratislava. It’s great that you saw the countryside

    • Lana
      Lana 04/08/2017 (16:40)

      Thanks Ruth! It’s good to getaway form the city and taken in the stunning scenery. We didn’t stay long, so looks like another trip back 😉

  • Natalia 03/08/2017 (10:31)

    Looks so tranquil and peaceful! What a gem of a place to find, Slovakia is on our list of places to go!

    • Lana
      Lana 03/08/2017 (23:11)

      Thanks for your comment! A gem indeed! Definitely add this to your list – it’s so affordable too! 🙂

  • Roamingourearth 02/08/2017 (23:20)

    Heading to Slovakia in June 2018. Will look up this little gem you have found.

    • Lana
      Lana 03/08/2017 (08:59)

      Book a night here … you won’t regret it! 🙂

  • Cath 01/08/2017 (08:09)

    Oh that looks and sounds amazing, great post. We missed Bratislava this year and will have to go back, I think my Ian might like to surprise me with this one too (or I will do the surprising!). Thanks it is a great post

    • Lana
      Lana 01/08/2017 (12:08)

      Thank you! We missed Bratislava last year and were talking about going back to Slovakia. Ooh I hope your Ian arranges a surprise trip to this resort! 😉

  • Anushka Aggarwal 28/07/2017 (07:53)

    Wow, all the pictures speak how much amazing time you had there.

    • Lana
      Lana 28/07/2017 (09:05)

      Thank you! We had an amazing trip, thanks to Ian! 😉

  • lloyd 26/07/2017 (05:45)

    wow! so much greenery! loving the photos as well that food looks delicious 🙂 thanks for adding slovakia to the bucket list for us 🙂 great write up and really enjoyable 😀 keep up the great work!

    • Lana
      Lana 26/07/2017 (12:02)

      Thanks for your kind comment! The scenery is amazing there, you’ll definitely must go! 🙂

  • Cat Holladay 25/07/2017 (22:36)

    What a lovely little place, it looks hidden and quiet – just my style! Haven’t been to Slovakia so that’s now officially on my list!

    • Lana
      Lana 25/07/2017 (23:56)

      Thanks Cat! It’s so quiet you’ll get a good nights sleep here! 🙂

  • Mary Lexie 22/07/2017 (22:02)

    Stunning photos and what a great view here. this is absolutely a perfect escapade to enjoy. hopefully I’m gonna visit here soon I’ll definitely gonna follow your advices 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 22/07/2017 (23:05)

      Thanks! Hope you stay there if you go, it’s the perfect little break! 🙂

  • Kat 19/07/2017 (20:37)

    Looks lovely! I’m hoping to go to Slovakia in the next couple of months 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 19/07/2017 (20:53)

      You’ll love Slovakia! We got married at Bojnice Castle last year. Definitely visit the castle! 🙂

  • Sabs 12/07/2017 (08:47)

    What a beautiful resort!

    • Lana
      Lana 12/07/2017 (09:05)

      Thanks for your comment! It was great find by Ian 🙂 If you’re ever in Slovakia, definitely stay there.

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