With a history that goes back to the 19th century, the 87-room Toplice is Bled's 'olde worlde' five-star hotel, with attractive public areas and superb views of the lake. It's one of only two Slovenian members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Features include a lovely wellness area and indoor thermal pool, and a private lakeside lido.

There are five more Bled hotels that are part of the Sava Hotel group, covering a range of prices and facilities – full details are online (www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/bled).