Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
The Hotel Piran has 80 renovated rooms and 10 suites, and is right on the water. Its latest addition is the Vila Piranesi, with 17 super-modern and large self-contained apartments above the aquarium.
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
The 168-room 'Hotel Elephant' is a smart business-class hotel, with tastefully decorated, well-appointed rooms, a fitness centre and a very good restaurant. There are several categories of rooms, some with a Jacuzzi in the bathroom.
The latest addition to the Union empire is the former Hotel Astral, a warm and friendly hotel that caters predominantly to business customers midweek and leisure travellers at weekends...
It's certainly luxurious, but there's something lacking in this deluxe 173-room hotel. The rooms are perfectly fine, the furnishings pleasant enough (the bathrooms are tiny), but the whole package just doesn't add up to the high-end prices...
Hotel Slovenija Life Class Hotels & Spa
These four-star sister properties are joined at the hip and are good choices if you want to stay someplace central. The Riviera has 160 rooms, three fabulous swimming pools and an excellent wellness centre...
Grand Hotel Metropol
Currently the only five-star hotel in town, the 104-room Metropol is up on a hill overlooking the beach. It boasts a casino, huge indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the excellent San Lorenzo restaurant on the ground floor.
This 150-room property 200m southeast of the entrance to Postojna Cave was under renovation when we visited, and expected to re-open in mid-2013.
The Zlatorog, 5km west of Ribčev Laz in Ukanc, dates from the late 1970s and retains a whiff of the old communist days. That said, it’s out of the way, quiet and pleasant, and one of the few full-service hotels in the immediate lake area...
Hotel Vila Bled
This 30-room hotel is where Tito and his foreign guests once put their feet up and their heads down. The 7 rooms and 24 suites (one with Jacuzzi) are furnished in retro-style 1950s decor...
This rather bizarrely designed 95-room hotel - the atrium staircase is dizzying - has everything, including a huge pool under a glass dome. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the lake.
This 52-room hotel overlooks the lake from a hill above the road to Bohinjska Bistrica 100m northeast of the post office in Ribčev Laz. It has a couple of rooms adapted for disabled travellers.
Rates at this recently renovated 29-room hotel at 1540m are at their highest during the skiing season.
The only place to stay in the centre of town is this 53-room business hotel, with modern, comfortable rooms, some of which are adapted for disabled guests. Oddly, in a hotel of this class, guests have to pay for internet access (around €2.70/6...
Grand Hotel Union Business
A recent renovation of the business-oriented branch of the Grand Hotel Union has resulted in rooms that look more or less like the ones in the Executive (minus the Art Nouveau touches and more expensive rates)...
Pri Mraku Hotel
Although it calls itself a gostilna, 'At Twilight' is really just a smallish hotel with 36 rooms in an old building with no lift and a garden. Rooms on the 1st and 4th floors have air-con...
Best Western Plus Hotel Piramida
Maribor's only four-star hotel, the 76-bed Piramida is essentially a former tourist hotel tarted up with a bit of paint and marble. Still, the facilities, such as the mini relaxation centre with sauna, solarium and gym, are more than adequate.
A brand new, ultra-stylish four-star hotel with comfortable, high-tech rooms and a colourful designer look throughout may be just what the doctor ordered...
It's not much to look at from outside, but this is a very good hotel with 154 comfortable rooms, all with the usual mod cons includings ISDN lines and cable TV. Park Tivoli is just round the corner...
Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec
A favourite of ours, this Best Western–member hotel boasts 60 of some of the most attractive rooms in Bled. We love the rooms (such as 402 and 403) with blond wood walls, red carpet, and bath with Jacuzzi in front of a massive window facing the lake...
Grand Hotel Toplice
With a history that goes back to the 19th century, the 87-room Toplice is Bled's 'olde worlde' hotel, with attractive public areas and superb views of the lake...
This flashy 82-room hotel, surrounded by lots of trees and lawn, is convenient to the bus station. Not to be outdone, they too have rooms with waterbeds.
This friendly, 42-room hotel is housed in an uninspiring concrete block in Tabor 3km to the southwest of the centre across the Drava. Reach it on bus 6, 12 or 18.