From skiing and hiking, to canyoning and ballooning, lovers of the outdoors will be quick to fall for the adventures that this natural wonderland has to offer. The springs alone offer rich minerals and nutrients enough to rejuvenate you for a sojourn filled with activity. And even for those looking for a more relaxing stay, we head to the coast to sunbathe on one of its beautiful sandy beaches overlooking the Adriatic. Over in the capital, Ljubljana, we explore the local culture with a cafe hop along the river bank and spend days exploring countless museums. Slovenia is a mini-Europe, offering the history, culture and dramatic landscapes of the continent is one charming space.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
On an islet in the middle of the emerald Krka River sits one of the most alluring hotels in Slovenia, Hotel Grad Otočec, also known as the Otočec Castle Hotel. A member of the prestige association of mansions and restaurants, Relais & Châteaux, this boutique hotel offers luxurious rooms and suites for the most discerning tastes. Experience the times past coupled with all the modern comforts in the heart of unspoilt scenery.
On the shore of Lake Bled, from where you can admire the loveliest views of the lake, is The Grand Hotel Toplice. With the longest traditions in hospitality around Bled, everything from the building to the parquet, to the romantic furniture tells a story spanning over 80 years. Both the healing thermal spring and the customised beds offer the maximum comfort for restful sleep.
This charming boutique property is also a former countryside inn, home to three generations of Kramar-Roš family who are there to ensure the most enjoyable stay. Rooms are simple and quaint, leaving nature to inspire. The restaurant attached is where it all began—set at the foothills of the towering mountains and next to the emerald river, the area is area abundant with trout, deer, goats, fruits and wild plants that they incorporate into their dishes.
A member of the illustrious Relais & Châteaux, the story of Kendov Dvorec goes back to 1377, when the first landowners managed a farm above the Idrijca river valley. Amid the alpine peaks and Karst Plateau, the hotel is elegantly furnished with touches of traditional Slovenian style in its antique interiors of carved wood and decorative lace handmade in Idrija. From the property's lovely landscaped gardens, guests will enjoy picturesque views over Spodnja Idrija.
Enjoy a stay in one of Kempinksi's finest. Sleep in a luxurious room or suite, surrounded with a unique blend of modern design and with the timeless Classical decor, all strung together with unforgettable sunsets over the Adriatic Sea.