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Creating the Perfect Experience of Bled

Creating the Perfect Experience of Bled

Bled and its sights, the island in the middle of the lake and the church with its wishing bell, the mighty castle on the rock, traditional pletna boat rides, the Triglav National Park, the original Bled cream slice, the swans… We could write entire novels about each of these things.

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We can also tell you that the fairytale-like nature, unique climate and immense energy of Bled have always been thought to have special healing powers; Bled’s tradition of natural treatments dates back to the 19th century, when Arnold Rikli founded his famous health resort here. The resort was based on the wealth of Bled’s natural resources: the clean, invigorating Alpine air, the healing thermal water and the high number of sunny days each year.

We could talk about how pleasant it is to swim in the Živa Wellness swimming pools with views of the Bled panorama, be it covered in snow or glowing in the summer sun. You are also certain to be impressed by descriptions of the superb wellness services provided by the hotel wellness centres, or you can visit one of our restaurants and experience the harmony of flavours created by the combination of excellent cuisine and the finest Slovenian wines.

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We can also promise you that in the Sava Hoteli Bled, you will never be bored and neither will your children. They will be entertained by Zaki the swan, the playful and loveable mascot of the family Hotel Savica. When you are here with your family, time will pass all too quickly thanks to the many opportunities for recre-ation, cycling, hiking, walks by the lake and much more. As you set up your tent in Bled Camping, you will notice the wealth of nature all around you. The natural features and extreme diversity of the plant and animal species at the Bled Golf

Course are astonishing; thanks to its magnificent natural surroundings, Golf Bled is known as one of the most beautiful courses in Europe. 

Yes, we could spend years talking about all these things, but there is really no need for words. Bled is something you simply need to visit and experience to absorb its magic through your every pore. You will want to return here again and again to recharge your energy in Bled’s bottomless springs. We are convinced that you will not put off your next visit for long.

There is only one island in Slovenia, but it is more beautiful and appealing than most island chains anywhere. It is situated in an Alpine lake, surrounded by picturesque mountains. For centuries, it has been an enchanting symbol of the town that modern tourists are just beginning to discover and to which they often return. If you are looking for something different and beautiful, for relaxa-tion and inspiration, a rest or sporting activities, you will find a thousand possibilities in Bled. 

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Romantic walks or a carriage ride around the lake, a trip in a tradi-tional pletna boat to the idyllic church on Bled island, a visit to the mighty castle on top of a vertical cliff by the lake, the nearby ski slopes, mountain hiking trails, golf course, hunting, fishing, casino – these are just some of the things you can do in Bled.

The natural sights in the surrounding areas enchant visitors from near and far with their unspoiled and intoxicating beauty. There is the Triglav National Park, Slovenia's only national park, which offers numerous possibilities for great hiking excursions. The wild, untamed nature of the Blejski Vintgar gorge is breathtaking; a ride on the aerial tramway to the Vogel ski slopes offers magnificent views of the Gorenjska region, and a trip to the nearby Bohinj and the Savica waterfall is still one of the most popular daytrips.

Bled also makes an ideal starting point for trips to other parts of Slovenia. Ljubljana, the capital, is less than an hour's drive away or you can visit the Predjamski grad castle and the Postojna cave. If you are not tempted by its mysterious depths, you can try rafting on the emerald green Soča river. On your way from Bled to the Soča valley, you will cross Kranjska Gora and the Vršič mountain pass – a fascinating trip in itself.

These are just a few of Bled's many attractions. Once you experi-ence them for yourself, you will always long for them.

Accommodation

Grand Hotel Toplice*****

Bled's most famous hotel is renowned for the fact that its loun-ges and the majority of its rooms have the best view of Lake Bled. This completely renovated hotel will delight and spo-il you with its traditional style, refined interior and decadent comfort. Throughout history, it has hosted many eminent gue-sts; today, it is open to people looking for the best: superb ga-stronomy accompanied by the finest Slovenian wines, relaxati-on in the hotel’s thermal baths and healing water spring (22 °C) with its beneficial effects on the body, pampering in the saunas and solarium and complete body treatments in the Luisa Studio beauty and massage salon.

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The Grand Hotel Toplice is the only hotel in Slovenia that is a member of the prestigious international independent hotels association Small Luxury Hotels of the World.  Explore the rooms and book your accommodation at Grand Hotel Toplice HERE.

 

Hotel Golf****s

The Hotel Golf is situated in the midst of tall old trees in the very heart of Bled and prides itself on its beautiful views of the lake, island, Bled Castle and the Julian Alps. The Aperi-tif Bar is there for relaxing moments with coffee or a cockta-il and the hotel restaurant and à la carte Veranda Restaurant will take care of the culinary delights. At Živa Wellness, you can experience for yourself the rich tradition of Arnold Ri-kli, whose unique healing methods updated with modern treatments that are suitable for the contemporary lifestyle. Before you set off for a walk around the lake, stop in thermal pools with 380 m2 of water surfaces, the world  of saunas with its cooling outdoor pool and whirlpool on the terrace or refresh your looks in our beauty centre.

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The pleasantly furnished rooms provide all the necessary comforts, regardless of whether you are here for a business event or a relaxing break. Lern more about the rooms and book your accommodation at Grand Hotel Golf  HERE.

   

Hotel Park****

The Hotel Park is located in the heart of Bled, close to the shore of Lake Bled and at the centre of all Bled activities. For relaxati-on, recreation and a better appearance, it offers an indoor swimming pool with heated thermal water, whirlpool, Finnish sauna, fitness centre and Thai massage centre. Guests of the hotel are also entitled to free admission to the thermal pools and a discount on the saunas in Živa Wellness in the Hotel Golf. 

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Hotel Park is the home of the original Bled cream slice, the popular dessert that Bled is so renowned for. The head of the hotel’s dessert kitchen created the first cream slice in 1953 and since then, they have prepared over 10 million of them. Tasting the original Bled cream slice is something every visitor to Bled should do at least once. The Hotel Park is a hiker and cyclist fri-endly hotel and a popular starting point for hiking excursions and cycling tours. It offers several hiking and cycling programmes, as well as the possibility of hiring a guide. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home in this hotel. With wireless internet access available in virtually every corner of the hotel, the Hotel Park is also ideal for business people who like to stay on top of the latest developments in the business world.

Most of the comfortable rooms with beautiful views of the lake or the park are fully renovated and furnished with modern equipment. Look for available rooms and book your stay at Hotel Park HERE.

 

Hotel Savica***

Hotel Savica is the first family friendly ho-tel in Slovenia. You can choose to stay in connected rooms, family rooms or suites with a kitchen, so your children are never more than a few steps away where you can keep an eye on them. Guests can also use the pleasant breakfast room, furnished with all the necessary equipment even for our youn-gest visitors and offering a selection of dishes that are popular with children. Full board dinner is served in the main restaurant of the nearby Hotel Golf.

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A free entertainment programme throughout the year, babysitting service, playgrounds and a heap of surprises for children prepared by our house mascot Zaki the swan, will make your stay in the Hotel Savica even more fun. Guests at the hotel are entitled to free admission to the Živa Wellness swimming pools in the neighbouring Hotel Golf.

The rooms, where children will find a number of games to play, are specially adapted to the needs of families, providing all the necessary comforts and additional equipment on request (changing tables, bottle warmers, etc.). Find most suitable room and book your stay at Hotel Savica HERE.

  

Hotel Jadran***

This hotel, located near Lake Bled, is ideal for people who prefer the pleasant atmosphere of small hotels and are loo-king for a suitable starting point for walks in the surroun-ding area. Half of the rooms have beautiful views of the lake and of Bled Castle, while the other half offers views of the quieter surroundings. A rich breakfast buffet is served in the breakfast room and other full board meals are available in the nearby Panorama Restaurant. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom with a shower, a direct telephone line, cable TV and a mini bar. The hotel also has an internet corner.

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Explore the rooms and book your accommodation at Hotel Jadran HERE

   

Hotel Trst***

The Hotel Trst is situated in the heart of Bled and is an excel-lent choice for people who want to be at the centre of things. The rooms are simple but well equipped (bathroom with a shower, satellite TV and a direct phone line) to provide the best accom-modation for guests who are mainly looking for somewhere comfortable to sleep. There is also an internet corner available. The breakfast buffet and other full board meals are served in the neighbouring Panorama Restaurant.

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In close vicinity of the Jadran and Trst hotels, you will find the Hotel Golf with the largest relaxation centre in this part of Slove-nia. This modern centre of health, beauty and wellness comprises thermal swimming pools with unforgettable views of Lake Bled, a world of saunas and a relaxation and beauty centre. 

Explore the rooms and book your accommodation at Hotel Trst HERE

 

Wellness

Many first-time visitors to Bled are surprised by the mysterious power of this wonderful place. The person who started the Bled tradition of natural healing was Arnold Rikli, who founded his famous health resort here in the 19th century to bring visitors from all over the world closer to the mysterious healing power of Bled. This power is based on the invigorating Alpine air, the healing thermal water and the high number of sunny days per year. It seems that even a simple walk by the lake and view of the island and its church have a beneficial and magical effect on your well-being and entire body. Just think how well you will feel after visiting one of the Sava Hoteli Bled wellness centres. You will find something special in each of them, something that makes a visit to each centre worthwhile. Just relax and enjoy...   

Živa Wellness

Although the church of Mary stands on Bled Island today, according to tradition this was once a place where Živa, the ancient Slavic goddess of life and fertility, was worshipped. It is this goddess that the wellness centre in the Hotel Golf was named after. The centre comprises swimming pools with thermal water, a world of saunas and a beauty centre for the body and soul. 

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Here you can swim in thermal water (30 °C) in the swimming pool area, which delights the visitors with pools on two levels connected by a waterslide and an outdoor pool that is open the whole year round. Children can play in the special children's pool, while adults can relax on massage beds and in two whirlpools. In the summer when the caretaker opens the glass front, you will be embraced by the fresh Alpine air and it will seem as though you can almost touch the Bled Castle. The view from the summer terrace is absolutely enchanting.

 

World of Saunas

After trying one of the two Finnish or two Turkish saunas, you are sure to enjoy a rest on the terrace with a beautiful view of Bled. There are several options for cooling down between saunas: the Laconium, a pleasant resting area with heated benches, a resting area with heated stone beds and a shower of experiences with special effects and a whirlpool.

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For your sauna experience, you can choose a hot Finnish sauna (85-90 °C), a Finnish sauna (60-65 °C) with aromatherapy and light therapy, a steam Turkish sauna or a Turkish sauna with aromatherapy.

 

Beauty Centre for the Body and Soul

In the beauty centre, we have prepared a selection of services for divine pampering and body care to relax your mind and strengthen your spirit. Whether you are alone or with a loved one, enjoy the feeling of complete comfort in the ca-pable hands of our massage therapists using Thai, Ayurvedic, aromatherapy, synchronous and hot stone massage to drive the tension from your body. A speciality of Živa Wellness is the Živa massage, in which crystals are used to strengthen the seven energy centres within the body.

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Body care treatments are based on natural ingredients, vitamins and minerals; they will help you forget your everyday worries and will reinvigorate and strengthen the harmony of body and soul.  

Tempting baths in a luxurious bathtub with water massage and colour therapy will take you into a dream world of com-fort and pleasure; as you lie covered with nutritional wraps on a floating waterbed, you will forget about gravity and feel rejuvenated from head to toe. 

Facial beauty treatments are adapted to the needs of differ-ent skin types; vitamin, refreshing and energy treatments give younger women clear and fresh skin and lead older women to a youthful appearance and healthy skin by making mature skin supple and fresh again. A manicure and pedicure will complete your new appearance.

Do not miss  special programmes aimed at mothers-to-be, modern men and couples, as well as dieting and anti-stress programmes, which we have designed in keeping with the latest guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Luisa Studio

The heart of the Luisa Studio in the Grand Hotel is a swimming pool with thermal water (22 °C), believed for over two centuries to have a beneficial effect on the internal organs and nervous system. The spring is located less than 1 m below the swimming pool and is designed to allow the visitors to see the water gushing out of the ground and filling the pool. This is also a popular cooling pool among visitors to the world of saunas, where Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas are available.

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Are you looking for some pampering? Choose from face and body care programmes, massages, pedicure, manicure, body exfoliation and wraps, baths and prestigious body treat-ments. Leave everything to our experienced massage and beauty therapists, who only use the best cosmetics in their work. You can also relax together with your loved one in our special room with a bathtub for couples and two massage tables.

 

Park World of Relaxation

You can relax and really swim here. When you have swum a few times across the recreational 25 m swimming pool with large crawl strokes, your body will be grateful and your soul will drink in the beautiful views of the lake and castle, since the World of relaxation is located on the top floor of Hotel Park in the heart of Bled.

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In addition to the swimming pool with heated thermal water, you can also enjoy the whirlpool, Finnish sauna, solarium and fitness centre. On the ground floor of the hotel in the Thai Centre of relaxing massage, there is a world of comfort and relaxation that only the famous Thai massage techniques can create.

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Regardless of when you visit Bled, there will be plenty of water delights waiting for you, in both summer and in winter. 

Wellness swimming pools at the Hotel Golf, recreational swimming in the 25 m pool in the Hotel Park’s World of relaxation, a refreshing swim in a pool with pure spring wa-ter in the Luisa Studio in Grand Hotel Toplice or something different: swimming in Lake Bled, which has the longest swimming season of all the Alpine lakes. Guests of the Grand Hotel Toplice can access the lake from the private hotel beach. You can also have a beautiful vacation in na-ture and stay in Bled Camping. As you look from the shore to the mighty cliff under the Bled Castle, remember that every drop of water contains the whole world.

Gastronomy

There are certain experiences not to be missed in Bled. One of them is undoubtedly to enjoy the original Bled cream slice, while many people also never visit Bled without stopping for coffee in the Lake Salon at the Grand Hotel Toplice, renowned for the best views of Lake Bled.

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They say that the coffee also smells even better there! Add to this the culinary masterpieces in the à la carte Julijana, Veranda and Rikli restaurants, combi-ned with the finest Slovenian wines, and you get an adventure worthy of your complete attention. When you are choosing your “adventurous” meal, ask the sommelier for his advice and discover Slovenian wines…

The Grand Restaurant in the Grand Hotel Toplice is intended for hotel guests as a breakfast room, as well as for lunch and dinner. The dishes are an excellent combination of international and traditional cuisine, completed with a selection of fine Slov-enian wines. The Grand Restaurant also boasts a beautiful hall for weddings, banquets and other events for private groups of 50 to 220 people. Both the restaurant and the hall are located directly on the lake shore and have a private covered terrace.

The Julijana À la carte Restaurant is renowned for its excel-lent international cuisine and exclusive location on the lake sho-re, as well as for the fact that the Grand Hotel Toplice chefs pre-pare many of the dishes right in front of the guests. Many emi-nent politicians and businesspeople have indulged in the gour-met delights of this restaurant throughout the years.

 For relaxed evenings with piano music, there is the Aperitif Bar, the day and night hotel bar famous for one of the most beautiful views in the world.

Summer is the time to sit under the chestnut trees by the lake. While enjoying light snacks and cocktails or milkshakes in the Jezero Bar, you will forget your everyday worries and give in to the relaxed holiday atmosphere.

The Panorama Restaurant, just a few steps away from the Grand Hotel Toplice, is renowned for its excellent desserts. The-re is the famous original Bled cream slice but their homemade ice cream, prepared with fresh fruit and no preservatives, is also delicious. But Panorama is not just aimed at people with a swe-et tooth; in addition to their regular à la carte menu, they often hold themed weeks of international cuisine, enhanced on Satur-days and holidays by dance evenings and other social events. The Panorama Restaurant also serves full board meals for gu-ests of the hotels Jadran and Trst.

Another restaurant to convince you that culinary experiences are an important part of your vacation is the à la carte Veranda Restaurant in the Hotel Golf. Renowned chefs will spoil you with the best traditional and international dishes.

The young kitchen team in the restaurant of the Hotel Golf will be happy to listen to your wishes. Their basic aim is to fol-low contemporary nutritional guidelines: in addition to a diver-se traditional menu, they also prepare tasty healthy dishes every day that the guests can select from a special health corner. The restaurant is also a great choice for private groups, formal din-ners, banquets, weddings or work lunches.  

Are you looking for more pampering? Visit the renowned Rikli Restaurant next to the Hotel Park, where they spoil the most demanding guests with excellent fish and meat dishes. The ne-ighbouring Rikli Pizzeria with its wide selection of pasta and pizzas will delight all fans of Italian cuisine.

In the pleasant restaurant of the Hotel Park, the day starts with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Full board meals are also served here. The restaurant can accommodate private groups of up to 350 people.

Your visit to Bled will be even more perfect if you take a short break in the Park Restaurant and Coffeehouse opposite the hotel where, among other things, the original Bled cream slice is available – it was actually first created right here, in the des-sert kitchen of the Hotel Park.

 

The Bled Golf Course

Bled Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in this part of Europe, having opened to the public as early as 1937. Even then, experts said that it was one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, since golfers are surrounded by idyllic nature at every step and spoiled by magnificent views. In 1940, the British ambas-sador Sir R. Campbell told a journalist, “You can truthfully pub-lish that this is the most beautiful golf course on the Continent…” and even today, many modern golfers are of the same opinion.  

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Especially since 1972, when the 18 hole King’s Golf Course was redesigned by the renowned golf architect Donald Harradine. Tak-ing into account all the natural features, he succeeded in creating an architectural masterpiece. In 2009, the Bled Golf Course was

54th on the list of the best and most beautiful golf courses in Europe. The fact that golfers use every single club in their bag when playing here demonstrates how varied and diverse the terrain is. It is no surprise that golfers keep coming back to this course.  

In 1992, the King’s Golf Course was joined by the modern Lake

Golf Course, featuring more varied terrain, 9 holes and 3 water hazards. This is favoured by players looking to test their mastery of the game in the face of water hazards. There is a practice putting green next to the Lake Golf Course.

The King and Lake Golf Courses cover almost 100 ha of land.  

They are distinguished by their size and the positioning of the holes. The exceptional natural features make each hole a unique experience and, thanks to its location in the embrace of Slovenia’s highest mountain, the course resembles a park.

The Bled Golf Course offers many possibilities for both beginners and experienced golfers, as well as the most demanding profes-sional players who participate in tournaments all over the world. At the practice facility, players can take advantage of a driving range, a practice putting green, a green with a sand hazard and a chipping green. Players looking to learn the game or improve their technique can hire a professional golf instructor. For children, we offer carefully compiled golf learning programmes, including golf camps.

Golfers can relax in the comfort of the King’s Club House, a jewel of rustic Slovenian architecture. Its interior is decorated with an unusual fresco by Gabrijel Stupica, depicting angels swinging golf clubs. The King’s Club House also has a renowned restaurant with an excellent menu and fine Slovenian wines for a pleasant meal with friends or business partners. The nine comfortably fur-nished double rooms are ideal for a true golfing vacation.

The Jezerska hiša Inn (Lake House Inn) by the Lake Golf Course attracts guests who enjoy its friendly atmosphere and Alpine style. Golfers like to sit on the shady terrace and choose from the menu of excellent Slovenian dishes. The inn also offers four comfort-able double rooms. 

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