Grand Hotel Toplice
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Toplice Bled
Top marks for Toplice
I had slight reservations about this hotel prior to booking, mainly stemming from the architecture, which leaves a bit to be desired. I was also concerned about it size and felt it might be a bit souless....you know, a throwback to its communist era.
All of this was completely dispelled on arrival. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautiful, having been freshly decorated and refitted. Indeed they were quite luxurious. The bathrooms were spotless and had everything you could possibly want or need.
Although the hotel is large, the public rooms are exquisite and the views overlooking Lake Bled, are to die for!
The health spa was also lovely, as were the staff. I really cannot fault it atall.
Breakfast is abundent.
We visited 'Villa Bled' another luxury hotel in the area.....there is no contest in my opinion. Toplice wins hands down.
We had escaped from the relentless heat and crowds of Italy. Slovenia was literally a breath of fresh air. We will be back...and that goes for my teenage daughters, who also loved it. So it's not just a place for the 'older' holiday maker.
It is well, well, worth the extra for a room overlooking the lake.
Visited the hotel for our honeymoon last year. Fantastic view compensated for the tiny bedroom. Evening meals inadequate. Chef and kitchen staff obviously try very hard but never quite succeeded. Breakfasts very substantial and saw us through to dinner time. We would return again when we could afford a suite rather than a standard room and would not opt for half board basis. Resort was clean and never overly busy.
We didn't stay at the Hotel but did eat at its Panorama Restaurant. It was our worst dining experience during our week in Bled. The food was over-priced and of poor quality. My wife's main course arrived while she was still eating her first and the waiter seemed embarrassed and didn't know what to do apart from stand there holding it until she had finished!! My main dish was a medium rare fillet of beef. Medium rare it was not, fillet it was not and I believe it is questionable if it was beef or not!! The vegetables were a very dismal apology for food. As this was our first night we began to wonder if this was a reflection of Slovenian catering but we are delighted to say that everywhere else we ate in Bled was far, far better.
Good except for food
Stayed in the hotel twice. Lovely views from lakeside of hotel. Staff mostly friendly and helpful, and the reception desk is efficient. Wonderful lounge but small bedrooms. Dining room decor is good, but the food below standard. Breakfast is poor, and evening food is varied but not plentiful, not hot, not particularly tasty. Service is good with waiters keen to please .. particularly as tips are important to them.
The five star is for views; otherwise three star is more correct.
Cheesy and disappointing.
We booked into this hotel, and were passed around from pillar to post between three of the hotels in the same 'chain'. The room we ended up with did have a beautiful view, but the decor was very dated. And the room was not ready to recieve us, even though we arrived after lunch. Would NOT stay here again. The staff were rude and unhelpful even after messing up our booking.
Solution to the so-so food
I have stayed at this hotel four times, twice in suites and twice in standard lake-front rooms. The entire hotel was shut down for a top-to-bottom renovation in 2002. Bathrooms are large and luxurious with top quality fittings.
Cheaper rooms are available across the hall from the lake-front rooms, but they are directly on the busy road that circumnavigates the lake.
Staff is helpful, knowledgable and utterly professional.
Wonderful lobby bar/lounge with floor to ceiling curved walls of glass. Live music in season.
The only drawback is the food -- especially the lackluster breakfast. Forget lunch or dinner here and have the concierge book you a table at Ocarina -- by far the best restaurant in Bled. It's an easy walk from the hotel.
Most comfortable beds in a hotel
We stayed for a week at the beginning of September 2004. The weather was warm and sunny and the resort was restful and tranquil. Both sides of the beds in the hotel were adjustable so each could get the mattress as hard or soft as personally required. Absolute bliss! Woke refreshed and relaxed. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms comfortable and the view fantastic looking over the lake. The food was the least memorable but other guests said it was above average food for Slovenia. We never went hungry anyway. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing, comfortable holiday in tranquil surroundings.
It will be a long life memory - my sister got married in lake Bled and was residing in Toplice Hotel where they had their wedding party. The place is beautiful and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Lake Bled is one of the beautiful places I have travelled to and we are all going back! Congratulations Claire & Graig!
We stayed for 10 days at the Toplice in July 2004 and had a wonderful time. Fellow guests had been returning for many, many years and had nothing but praise for the staff of this wonderful establishment. The only drawbacks were the lack of outdoor swimming pool (the outdoor pool was lake water and was certainly not five-star quality), the indoor pool was freezing - this may have been a Slovenian interpretation of healthy, but chilled me to the marrow! However, food was excellent, the balcony and lake view room was clean and fairly spacious, bed was comfortable, and staff were delightful. We will be going again - and will go every year when they have sorted out the pool.
Luxury on the lake
This is a truly wonderful hotel in a fantastic location. We stayed off peak and they bumped us up to a suite. Wow! The balcony doors opened right out onto a stunning aspect of Lake Bled. It's extremely luxurious, the decor is very stylish and the staff are very friendly.
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... I was amazed at the natural beauty of the surroundings and excited by the 6km path around the lark where there were many people walking, running and biking. Boats, paddle boarders, rowers and swans all shared the lake. We finished the day with a lovely meal of tai tai (rice with vegetables and chicken in a savoury sauce) and local libations. The lake looked lovelier by night if that is even possible. ...
I feel like I have seen versions of Bled in Quebec, Ontario, and Montana, although admittedly none of these have a centuries-old church on an island in the middle of their lake, nor a castle on the cliff above! But other than its history, picture a small vacation town on the shores of a lake, with restaurants, gift stores, and cafés lining the cobblestone roads, and you are picturing something similar to Bled. I get ...
... s not so trustworthy gps, we tracked down somewhere to eat. As technology had let us down, we resorted to asking a local for a suggestion. After getting some directions we found, just around the corner, a pizzeria with a generous selection of pizzas. We ordered the biggest pizza we had seen, the grande. When this thing came we couldn't help but laugh at the extraordinary size of it. It must have been half a meter in diameter cut into eight massive slices! We topped it off by drizzling ...
... took a little longer than most of my daytrips, but it was well worth it. Steve and I ventured in to the capital of Ljubljana. It is located between the Alps and the Karst in central Slovenia. The city centre is nearly surrounded by the Ljublijana River. The famous Three Bridges crosses the river in the city centre. The Ljubliajana Castles sits above the city overlooking the centre. ...
... to find it was literally heated chocolate, not the drink we were after. We were glad we had got one to share.
We climbed the castle hill to walk around the medieval castle. It was a really nice view from the top overlooking the old town with the mountains in the background.
We headed home for a quiet night before our big day of exploring tomorrow.