Grand Hotel Rogaska
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Travel Blogs from Rogaska Slatina
... investment, only to have prices crash on them. They've decided to keep the property anyways as an escape from an over-crowding Britain.
Tuesday was a bit of a day off. We switched accommodations and moved right into the town of Ljutomer, excited to explore our new surroundings. We checked out the town square and found a pretty amazing stork nest on top of an old chimney...the biggest bird nest I've ever seen. How they were able to construct it is beyond me. In ...
... I was keen to visit and see how they compare to Waitomo. We started early to "miss the crowds" arriving just after 9am after a lovely drive through many cute Slovenian villages. The experience is 1.5hrs long and consists of a train ride about 4kms into the cave and then a 45min walk with guide. This was mass tourism at its best as our tour had about 200 people grouped into about 3 groups and the cave even included an underground souvenir shop and bathrooms! The ...
... the castle sits.
After the orientation walk some of us headed out to Vintgar Gorge, which is about 3.5km from Bled, through lovely open Alpine countryside, dotted with lovely traditional chalets complete with balconies.
The gorge itself was spectacular - about 1.6km long, with a river and waterfalls flowing and tumbling over the rocks. Stunning. Given that ...
... the others are not there to translate for him. Etsia has some English and some French so we are able to communicate okay, although when she is giving Mauricio instructions, I am completely lost. Etsia is going to a wedding on the weekend and has bought a special outfit; Carla is helping her make some adjustments to it. The boys reckon she looks like an airline stewardess and give her grief all night about it, Enrico looks like he might wet his pants. All in all, a great ...
... a more detailed catalogue of the karst cave region, so I'm set to come back for a more down & dirty adventure in the future.
The tour also briefly visits Predjama Castle, but we didn't get to go inside nor visit the cave system below and behind it. Another brief jaunt was into Lipica to see the famous Lipizzanner horses - this is the breeding & training grounds of the horses developed for the Hapsburgs ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center