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After checking out of Hotel Campiello in Venice, we weren't sure where to catch our bus for Villach, Austria – somewhere at the train station according to our tickets – so we checked out right after breakfast and caught the waterbus for Santa Lucia station in order to get there at least an hour early. The Mins didn’t get to …
Our next trip is to the resort town of Bled in northern Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps. The town of Bled is set around beautiful Lake Bled, which is overlooked by Bled Castle set on a sheer cliff high above the lake. Our first day we walk several kilometres to Vintgar Gorges, passing by quiet little villages set among apple and pear …
... the riverside. Euro Basketball finals are currently being held in Slovenia, with 24 teams from Europe vying for the championship, so there are big screen TVs in most of the bars with enthusiastic patrons. Quite a coup for a country of less than 2 million and only 270,000 in Ljubljana. Slovenia apparently has a very good team. We are staying in a penzion - a small room above a restaurant about 5 minutes from the bridge. Avoided the rain showers today and hoping for sunshine ...
... coming weeks. My plans now are to spend a few nights in Split and Dubrovnik then fly over to Palma de Mallorca for a few nights, then fly to Lisbon to meet Madeline and Justine to travel through Portugal and Morocco. I will then part ways with them and visit a bit more of Southern Spain then head up to the Netherlands to fly home, first stopping in Halifax to visit friends from Dalhousie. But I will see you all at home on September 16th! xoxoxo lots of love! ...
... complete the journey, so the captain rowed like a madman (an activity that he has not done in years) for about 15 minutes until we reached the assigned dock, tied up and looked around the island for about 30 minutes. We did not venture inside the church (fee based activity), but we looked in the souvenir shop and walked around the church and the island. Then there was a brisk row back to the dock, keeping out of the way of rowing skiffs that were practicing on the lake. Apparently, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Penzion Mayer Bled
I stayed at Penzion Mayer for two nights, but could have easily stayed longer. It is in a gogeous location - very peaceful. Breakfast outside each morning was an absolute delight. (it was lovely weather, but there was the option of eating in the dining room if preferred). The room was very spacious and airy, with a small balcony. The bathroom was quite large. Everything was very clean. Oh, and added bonus - BBC world was a informative change from the normal cable tv available at hotels.
Better than Home Away from Home!
Charming place to stay! Wonderful food and pleasant, personal but not obtrusive service - makes one feel your arrival has been anticipated. Our departure was very early in the AM but we were treated to personal sacks of delicious thick sandwiches, fruits and beverage to acomodate us on our journey - a very thoughful touch!
We have just returned from a two night stay at Pension Meyer, the Manager was very helpful and went out of his way to recommend what we should do. The room was huge compared to stardard hotels in Slovenia and there was a nice balcany and it was spoteless clean. Highly recommended. The restaraunt in the Hotel is excellent as well.
Wonderful hotel, warm, clean, welcoming. Manager very helpful, and his wife also very friendly- have booked again
Best place ever!!
This place was the most beautiful and best places I have ever stayed at! The manager was brilliant - we wanted to go to Vintgar Gorge and order a taxi - he offered to drive us himself as he was going that way. Everyone was friendly, the breakfast was supurb. Our room was large with a balcony and a view over the lake. The price was also excellant. I would recommend that anybody stay here - you won't be dissapointed.
The place to stay in Bled
We have just spent the Christmas long weekend here and had a wonderful stay. The place has so much character, is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. AND the restaurant is just great....we had an amazing Christmas eve dinner here! I'd definitely stay here again.
Stayed with husband and toddler - no probs in getting a travel cot put in room which was big enough to accommodate it. Clean rooms, good location (10 mins walk to lake and town), great restaurant - big advantage was we could put the child alarm on and go down for a lovely dinner. Breakfast was good too. All in all - a fraction of the price of equivalent hotels.
stayed in the pezion mayer may 2005 with my husband absoloutly delighted with the hotel rooms were spacious very clean and with lovely furniture. my husband was ill on arrival and the hotels owner helped me to obtain medical help for him which we both greatly appreciated.
Lovely place to stay.Clean,immaculately furnished room.Short walk from the lake.Good breakfast.