Welcome to a place whose history stretches back to the middle of the 18th century. Charm, elegance and dreams come true sum up the luxury services of the CHÂTEAU GBEĽANY hotel, situated in a renovated Baroque château in the centre of a magnificent English park. CHÂTEAU GBEĽANY was built in harmony with nature to offer its guests an unforgettable experience. Enter a world of subtle elegance, where every space bears the hallmark of exception and luxury.
About this Hotel
CHÂTEAU GBEĽANY is an ideal place to take a deep breath and relax both actively and passively. Guests can enjoy relaxing massages, five types of saunas, the relaxation room or the whirlpool with its magnificent view of the English park. For more active visitors, there is a swimming-pool, two bowling lanes and a fitness and pilates centre
A visit to the BELENE restaurant is a true culinary experience for our guests. The distinguishing feature is the range of tasty specialities of Slovak and international cuisine served in a pleasant environment with a view of the castle courtyard and the park. The delicious food and exceptional surroundings go hand in hand with the professional staff which will also serve you on the terrace. Lovers of fine wines are sure to appreciate the range of our wine cellar, located in a historic cellar under the façade of the castle.
All the premises suitable for conferences, training courses or business meetings are equipped with the latest technology and internet connection. The conference hall has a capacity of 180 to 200 people. The hall can be divided into two rooms, with full facilities. Events for up to 30 people can be held in the stylish reception rooms.
The attraction of the historic CHÂTEAU GBEĽANY hotel is heightened by the proximity of the Malá Fatra National Park, which is crossed by many marked hiking paths suitable for families with children and demanding hikers. The Vrátna Free Time Zone ski resort is one of the most modern resorts in Slovakia. The Paseky resort is ideal for family skiing.
Comfortable accommodation near Žilina with a total capacity of 94 beds.
The historic part of the manor-house offers grand accommodation with a subtle blend of historical and modern design. The attic rooms are furnished in a minimalist style with natural finishes and are linked with a mezzanine. The rooms in the annexe have as a common feature their spacious balconies with a view of the park.
Rental of stylish premises
Romantic surroundings for photographs
Hairdresser and make-up services in the hotel.
The hotel, surrounded by its English park, is made for fairy-tale weddings. The historic reception rooms are suited for intimate weddings or engagement parties for up to 30 people, and the modern restaurant is ideal for around 50 people. A wedding banquet in grand ceremony and style for up to 160 people can be held in the conference hall. In any case, guests can also enjoy musical entertainment, as there is always room for a dance floor. If you are planning a romantic surprise, we can, on request, prepare the honeymoon suite for your engagement.
If you have decided to hold a conference, seminar, training or company event near the town of Žilina, we are pleased to help you with arrangements. The conference hall in CHÂTEAU GBEĽANY hotel has a capacity up to 200 people by school seating and up to 350 people by theatre seating. The hall can be divided into two fully equipped rooms. Work meetings, training courses and seminars for up to 25 people can be held in the stylish reception rooms in the château. All the hotel premises are equipped with the latest technology and Internet connection. We can prepare room layout according to your needs as well as tailor-made refreshments and decorations.
The interior of the château as well as the large surrounding park is perfect for an adventurous teambuilding. You can strengthen your team in a loose atmosphere by relaxing in the hotel wellness or bowling centre, alternatively you can choose the outdoor adventure you will never forget.
- Swimming pool
- Access for wheelchairs
- Non-smoking rooms
- Nonstop reception desk
- Lobby bar
- Wine cellar
- Conference hall
- English park
- Room service
VILLA BELENE – the first mention of the serf village of Gbeľany, which was part of the Strečno estate, dates back to 1434. After the donation of the village by the Hungarian ruler, Sigismund of Luxemburg, to the Dersffy family, Gbeľany had several owners. The first written record of the existence of the Baroque château dates from 1756, when a conflict concerning the ownership of half a manor-house in Gbeľany was being resolved. In 1771, the first known inventory of the value of the furniture in the Gbeľany château was carried out. It includes a mention of the chapel, which used to stand near the entrance gate on the ground floor of the château, according to local memorials. It was nicknamed “red” after its rugs from Hološer. It only began to be used for ecumenical purposes in 1818, when it was consecrated. The Szerényi family owned the Gbeľany estate until 1812. The new owners, the Nyári family from the village Sučany, immediately began to renovate the château and probably the park, too. In 1863, the Nyári family was replaced by Ján and Ferdinand Zichy, followed by The Count Juraj Majláth of Zavar in 1883, who got married to The Countess Šarlota Zichy. In 1925, their son, Ferdinand Majláth, married The Countess Huberta Széchenyi and immediately began renovating the buildings and putting the whole estate in order. After he underwent the appendix surgical intervention in Vienna, he was getting ready to travel back home on February 22nd 1929. But suddenly he died of a heart attack, aged 38. The last lord of the Gbeľany estate, Dr. Ferdinand Majláth, has a tomb in the idyllic surroundings of the Dielec woods. He left two daughters, Ferdinanda and Šarlota. The young (perhaps 22-year-old) widow later married The Count Révay of Štiavnička. At the beginning of the Second World War, the family moved to Bratislava, then, after the liberation, they moved to Hungary, and further on to Sweden. The Majláth family remained the lords of the Gbeľany estate until 1945 when their property was nationalised. After 1945 the Czechoslovak National Committee and later the Primary School of Gbeľany resided in the building of château. This was changed in 1696, when the administration of the Protected Landscape Area of Malá Fatra had moved there from its previous residence in Budatín. In 1988, the Protected Landscape Area Malá Fatra has turned its category into the National Park Malá Fatra, which resided in the Château buildings until 1996. After the property restitutions in 1996 the château was returned back to the heirs of the young former owners and they later sold it to a private company. Until 2011 the building was closed down and left to decay. The situation changed after the new owners emerged. Today’s owners referred the reconstruction project to approval process in 2012 for the purpose to receive the financial contribution from EU funds. The complete restoration of the Majláth château in Gbeľany started to write in March 2014 and lasted 20 months. The historic hotel Château Gbeľany**** started to write its own history in February 2016. The guests can find there an accommodation in a luxury furnished historic or modern rooms, the restaurant BELENE with international and Slovak cuisine, wine cellar, wellness centre, professionally equipped fitness centre, two bowling lanes, pleasing lobby bar and several rooms for organising a business or family events and weddings, including the conference hall with a capacity up to 200 people.