Where the Alps and the Mediteranean meet the Pannonian plain.
Mountains and pretty lakes; enjoyed by hikers, climbers
Hotel Vila Bled
Cesta svobode 26
T: +386 45 791 500. 30 rooms. US$ 130-
This romantic Slovenian Alps hotel sitting on the shores of lovely
Lake Bled was formerly a presidential summer house.
With over 1,500 organic farms, this lush valley is in the
vanguard of Europe's organic gardening movement. Known for
its organic farms and its delicious boutique wines.
Na Gricu 2
SI-5281 Spodnja Idrija
Tel. +386 53 725 100. US$ 95-
This 14th century mansion sits on a riverbank in the old section
of Spodnja Idrijaan 800 year old village nestling in
a pretty Alpine valley. Located 1.5 hours drive from Ljubljana,
Slovenia's capital, this romantic hotel is also just a short
drive from the Vipava Wine Road where you can sit in the kitchen
of winemakers' homes and taste their wines.
Slovenia's capital city has cobblestoned squares, a scenic
willow-lined river and a Prague-like blend of neoclassical
and art nouveau architecture. Much of its medieval Old Town is closed
Gornji trg 3, 1000 :
T: +386 1 4213560. US$ 130-
Quirky, cool and eccentric boutique inn set in;an old baroque building; it has both antiques and modern touches. Note: some of the bathrooms are glass walled i.e. you can see and be seen from the bedroom. Located off a quiet square in lively Old Town.