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Sept. 7, 2011 Bled and Ljubjlana
Today we drove to Bled, Slovenia which is a town on Lake Bled. The town is very picturesque in and of itself but there are two main attractions here, first an island in the middle of the lake which has a church on it. Second, a Castle on on the edge of town. We went all the way around the Lake taking pictures of …
... so followed those and turned up at Slap Savica. Here we drank from 'the source of life' at the bottom of the waterfall trail before climbing up it in a lovely forested walk. We eventually came out at the viewpoint for the waterfall where we took in the sights before hiking back down.
Next was a walk through some very quiet and natural forest land looking for bears. Unfortunately we got stuck trying to cross the river ...
Bled es probablemente el lugar mas lindo en el que estuve.
Su atraccion principal es el lago, rodeado de montanas. Tiene una iglesia en una isla, z el castillo de Bled, alto, en un acantilado.
Recorri todos los alrededores del lago y tambien el castillo. Disfrute este lugar hermoso como nunca.
El pueblo es muy lindo tambien. Con construcciones de estilo suizo, calles curvas y pendientes. Parece un lugar de ...
... menu. Our bill was 13 euro for both of us!
Even though I was ready for a nap, James encouraged me to push through and we spent the heat of the day down in Vintgar Gorge, part of the nearby national park. It was beautiful and much cooler. We even jumped in! video of this right here: http://youtu.be/SQE4nExPOcU
... to a beautiful old church (and a bloody lot of steps). After paddling in the sun and the fact we havent seen the thermometer over 10 degrees in the last 12 months, Hugh jumped in for a dip. He jumped out rather quickly.
We drove a little way out of town and walked through the Vintgar Gorge which has a fantasic boardwalk winding through it just above the river which is like the lake and crystal clear. We also hiked up to the Slap Savica waterfall that flows straight out ...
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We loved it!
We stayed here for one night in December on a fantastic trip to Slovenia. The hotel location is perfect, and our view was exceptional. I would definitely recommend the lake view room. In fact, we got up early to take pictures and got some of the most picturesque images you can imagine. Lucky for us, we got these before the fog rolled in an hour later. The breakfast was excellent, with both hot and cold items. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to experience the spa, but it looked superb, especially since it was all indoor.
The room was huge, clean and very comfortable. We were a little surprised Bled itself was very sleepy, but I'm sure it was the time of year. Overall, a great experience, and I would stay here again.
Fantastic Golf Hotel
What a fantastic place to stay!!!
I have to admit that I was a little worried that Lake Bled would be a little too sudate for me but ti's one of the best places I've ever been to.
The Hotel Golf was an excellent hotel, with great spa facilities and an excellent position in Bled.
Staff were very helpful, food was really good quality, rooms were clean and quite large with good sized balcony.
I would definately recommend satying here.
We stayed in Bled for 7 nights and then moved down to Portoroz & Piran for another week, but if I had the chance again I would definately just stay in Bled, there are lots of things to do and it's very easy to catch local transport to other parts of Slovenia.
The Hotel Golf is great!!!
We stayed in the Golf in early October and would highly recommend it. We had a lake view room. The view is amazing - alps on one side, lake and castle straight on and the island on the lake to the right - well worth the supplement. We were staying on a half board basis and the food was excellent. The buffet does get busy with coach tours, my advice would be to go to dinner slightly later as people tend to queue to get into the restaurant at opening time !
The leisure centre is excellent, it overlooks the lake, very relaxing to sit in the whirlpool and look out at the lake! I would definitely stay here again.
This hotel is without doubt one of the best hotels I have stayed at. The staff ARE the best staff I have encountered. It is true that the fellow residents left something to be desired being mainly a constant succession of 2 days here there and everywhere travellers mainly from the USA and Germany. It is also true that they were not in their youth.
The swimming pool is absolutely magnificent and the "Wellness" centre ( saunas, treatments etc) whilst not cheap was certainly great value.
Food was OK but a bit of a scrum - try fighting at a self service restaurant with 60 US 70 year olds - so I recommend B & B not half or full board. This is a pity because the same food - and there really was a good choice - with waiter service would have been well worthwhile.
1 Vegetarianism not really catered for - several meals were "nearly" vegetarian ie Bean Soup but with bits of beef in
2 No tea making facilities in room - but room service not too expensive
3 There were a number of residents from a nearby English-speaking country on a package who seemed to think that drinking and shouting at 3.30 am was perfectly normal. But to the hotel's credit, they did move us, and told the offenders to shut up or they would be ejected
BLed is WONDERFUL. It is not Teneriffe or Benidorm and the social life reflects this. It is absolutely beautiful and I have never before seen such cleanliness. The weather was not brilliant - a mixture of Very Good and Rotten but it was Late September and the rest of Europe was getting an absolute pasting too.
We had two weeks there and I would say that one, with another on the coast in Croatia would have been better - but only because of the unpredictability of the weather. We filled our time with walking, horse-riding, golf and lazing about but a car is a necessity. The golf club is about 4km away and a taxi there and back cost nearly as much as one day's car hire. Ljubljana Airport is an absolute joke. No matter what your destination, all people using Adria, go to the same desks and queuing is not a Slovenian forte. (TIP - Ignore the end of the queue and join it at the far side)
If this sounds too good to be true - believe me it is. If you want beauty, mild activity, AND a hotel which is as good as you'll get anywhere with staff that are without equal ( except the pianist !!!!) this place is for you
Old Folks Home
Having just returned from four days at the Hotel Golf, Lake Bled I have to say I feel like I've escaped from an old folks home. This is a very average hotel still resting on it's laurels from a bygone age. The room was clean but uninspiring. It would be nice if the sound proofing in the room was a bit better so that you didn't have plumbing noises to cope with eveytime someone upstairs used the bathroom.
Breakfast was like feeding the masses but it was OK. My recommendation to anyone looking to stay in Lake Bled is try the brand new Hotel Lovec down the road, which is much cheaper and smarter.
we have just arrived back from staying at the golf holtel.The hotel is in a good position and our room over looked the lake,which was very picturesque.the only moan was because their is no air conditioning in the rooms,the noise from the evening entertainments around was a bit too much ,very little sleep ,if we had wnated to go to ibiza or such like we could have understood,seems a shame ,as it is a lovely area and the people are so friendly.
Solid 4* Hotel
We stayed at the Golf for 7 nights at the end of June. The hotel is a little above the lake, so the trip back up at the end of an evening can be tiring. On the other hand, the hotel is a bit removed from the various noises in Bled (church bells, hotel/restaurant entertainment, traffic, etc.). Rooms with a lake view are worth pursuing. The lack of air conditioning in the room was the only real drawback, and if you are only just turned 50, you will feel one of the younger guests !
The sound insulation between rooms was a definite plus, as we've stayed in a number of 4* hotels where this was a problem.
Outside temperatures ranged from high 70s to high 80s fahrenheit. The thunderstorms are worth watching - from the comfort of your balcony or covered restaurant !
Lots of steps
We have just returned from Bled after a very enjoyable stay. The hotel and food are great. Rooms are quite large and very comfortable but we were in between the lift and the car park (which was unusually busy for the time of year)so was very noisy.
Explained the problem to Reception Manager who immediately gave us a new quiet room. Staff really pleasant and helpful.
Fantastic views from hotel. Didnt get chance to try out the pool etc. but it looked good. I agree one week is definatley not long enough.
Unfortunately there is no air conditioning and as this must have been the hottest May on record (33, we were told it doesnt get that hot in August) the hotel was uncomfortably hot, especially the dining room in the evening.
Pleased be warned though I have never known a country with as many steps every were you go there are steps. To get from hotel to the lake area there are 122 steps, there is another way but this is a lot longer and is quite steep in places. You definately need to be fit.
Will be back.
We stayed at this hotel in May 2005. I had specifically requested a lake side view and the additional cost for this was certainly worth it as the view across the lake and mountains was fantastic. We didn't eat main meals at the hotel (B&B only) but the buffet breakfast was probably one of the best I'd had: there was a huge choice and it was all well prepared. Probably the hotel's best feature is the superb spa on the ground floor. It has several heated swimming pools and hot tubs, with ample reclining chairs. While your there indulge yourself and have one of the treatments - pricey but well worth it, especially the massage. The room was very good, quite a lot of space, a nice balcony and clean bathroom. My only critisism was that the double bed was in fact two singles pushed together and they were quite soft. There is so much to see and do at Bled a week isn't enough. Try the rafting - the instructors are very helpful and amusing! the trip to the island is overpriced and probably not worth the effort - better to hire a rowing boat and do it yourself. Most people said the walk around the lake takes about 45 minutes. Don't belive them! I am a very fast walker and I couldn't do it in less than an hour. It is better to walk it slowly anyway and savour the magnificent views.
Slovenia is the best place in europe!!!!!
It pains me to write about this hotel and this place as i have traveled there every year over the past 6 years and tried to keep it a secret but it is now becoming very popular as is the whole country!, I first went in 1999 and there were very few english people staying in the resort of bled! I originally used to stay at the Park Hotel however this is closed so i cannot write an up to date review.
I stayed here during the ski season on the 14th of feb and wow!!! Really i cannot say i have stayed in a better hotel and ive stayed in loads (i work in travel) the location is fantastic in the heart of new town bled overlooking the lake ( the old town which is def worth a visit for the gorgeous restaurants and cake shops is a pleasent 15-20 min stroll around the lake!
I stayed half board breaksfast are the usual and very large the evening meal is again great but i did eat out a lot of nights your close to italy so you get a lot of pizzas but there fantastic all cooked in stone ovens. my room in the hotel was very large with seperate table and two chairs and a 2 seater sofa with two large twin beds and a large wardrobe space, tv and mini bar which is the usual the bathrooms are nicely decorated but small however the room is large so this is ok! The hotel has a brand new wellness ziva at the bottom floor which is excellent there are 2 pools and one outdoor pool (i was swimming outside when it was snowing) also two bubble jacuzzi pools a kids pool waterfalls, bubble beds, sauna , steam room massage etc oh yea and rose petal baths. all the pools are free everything else has a small charge slovenia is still grat value even thou in the EU. Overall fantastic place to be and i would say this is proabably the best hotel in resort it is now a 5* and surpasses the grand toplice! Have a great time in mini-europe!