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Andrea's Home
Ranked #14 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Bled
Maidstone
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 10 nights in July, which is a busy time in Bled but this lovely apartment was a great escape from the hustle and bustle. Away from the busy main roads but only 5 mins walk to the lake and the restaurants. Having a little bit of screened off garden to sit in was a real treat, we enjoyed breakfast out there each morning (the bakery for fresh rolls is only a couple of mins away). The apartment was a good size and very clean, it was perfect for a very good price. I'm sure we will be back.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This place was great. It was clean, comfortable and, best of all, Andrea was very welcoming and full of great ideas for things to do in Bled. In particular, her restaurant recommendations were perfect. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

really friendly welcome, very helpful family. not just the enthusiastic guiding and knowledge and pride - but generosity of mind and spirit…"help yourself to anything from the garden…!" a real pleasure to meet such friendly, genuine people (ask for a demo of the hammond organ with a leslie speaker )

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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London, England
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at Andrea's home recently and were so happy we picked such a lovely and welcoming place to stay. As soon as we met Andrea she was so lovely and really made us feel at home. The apartment we stayed in was lovely, clean, spacious and more then we could have asked for. The location is great too, within great walking distance of both sides of the lake. Andrea also wrote us out some great ideas for things to do and always available to answer any questions. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time in Bled.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chatillon, France
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. At first, we didn't know what to do in Bled, but when we arrived Andrea gave us a sheet with the "Tips & Tricks" to enjoy our stay. (Restaurants, Activities, Cake Shop, etc...)

I shall admit that all the tricks she gave us were always an amazing experience. (We try almost all of them!) Andrea was really nice with us, and if you want any advice for hiking, restaurant or what to do next in Slovenia you can ask her.

Concerning the room, we were in the apartment at the 1st floor. It was really cheap but really nice, we also had a balcony and it was clean. The apartment is at less than 10 minutes walk from the center of the city (and the lake).

I you plan to visit Bled, go at Andrea's Home and you will not regret it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This has to be one of the loveliest (if not the loveliest) place I've stayed on my travels. We knew the people of Slovenia were warm, welcoming, and hospitable from the last visit we had taken to the country - but the people of the little village of Bled, and Andrea herself, took what we already knew to new levels.

We had a taxi from the train station, who took us right to the door of Andrea's home. Andrea herself was just coming down the driveway in her car and started waving at us, telling us she was our host. She then let us inside to our very spacious, clean room (which we later found out was actually the smallest of the rooms she rented) complete with mini kitchen and ensuite. My sister and I unloaded our suitcases in to the room, while Andrea went about making us some coffee. She told us to wait for her outside on the table and chairs and that she would come out with the coffee's in a few minutes. All three of us then sat down on the table, where she had brought two maps, and a print out guide to Bled made by herself. I can honestly say, had it not been for that conversation where she recommended places for us to visit, we wouldn't have known about the majority of activities that we did while we were there. The bee museum and gingerbread workshop in the neighbouring town, the original Bled cream cake at the casino, and one of the best European meals i've had in my life at the Union Restaurant. Her husband is just as lovely and accommodating, teaching me how to use the 70's rock jukebox!

Through the taxi driver that had picked us up initially at the station, we had found out that the airport was in fact halfway between Bled and Ljubljana. We had planned to stay two nights at Andrea's home, and then to make the train journey back to Ljubljana for the third night before our flight. On finding out that the airport was halfway between the two, we wanted to see if she'd have any spaces for the third night that we wanted to stay. Instantly she went and checked, letting us know there would be no problem and that we could stay there. She was so truly happy for us, and sat there reminding us of things we could do on our third day. She also let us know of an economy bus that knew all the flights leaving the airport for any particular day, and that would pick us up for €12 per person, instead of a hefty €45 we had initially been offered by the taxi driver who had taken us to Andrea's home at the start of the holiday. So she called them for us, and organised for them to pick us up around 2 hours before our flight (short distance to drive and a small airport!).

On leaving day my sister and I went rowing in the morning, then got back to the home an hour before the car was due to take us to the airport. We sat down with Andrea outside, and had a lovely chat about how she has lived in her home her whole life, and how everything she makes from renting it out only goes back in to the house to make it better for guests. Throughout our stay I had felt like she was an Auntie looking after us, hugging my sister and myself and waving us off. I cannot speak highly enough of Andrea, her home, or her family. They are such lovely, welcoming people, and their home is just beautiful. For anyone that wants a home from home experience, this is the perfect place for you. There is nothing to fault, and when I visit Bled again - I know where I am staying.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We chose this apartment based purely on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed like long lost friends and treated like this for our whole week long stay. Andrea gave us maps and advice where to go in terms of sightseeing, eating and generally for our further trip throughout Slovenia. We cannot recommend Andrea's House enough.

We stayed in an upstairs apartment with our two children. The bedroom was huge with lots of cupboard space and a balcony looking out on to the quiet street. The children slept on the sofa bed and camp bed in the living room at the back. It was a perfect size for what we wanted and so quiet. The location is beautiful at the back of the small town but so very easily walkable to everywhere. Bled is so stunning and the lake is awesome for swimming. I wish we could have spent more time here as we felt so at home and happy here.

This is not five star luxury accommodation but it most definitely is five star welcome and hosting.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Andrea's Home
Address: Chrtomirova ulica 18, Bled 4260, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Bled
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Bled
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have two houses (one by another) with apartments and rooms. APARTMENTS are fully equipped with new equipment (all apartments have their own bathroom and kitchen). Each apartment has free cable TV, free wireless internet. A computer with free internet is available in the hall. Each apartment also has either a terrace or a balcony with a view on the garden with big trees. ROOMS just have basic equipment (older but still nice). Rooms have shared bathroom and shared kitchen. TV available in the shared living room. Free wireless internet is available. A computer with free internet is available in the hall. Please read the facilities we offer: Sport and leisure:-outdoor terraced area-bicycle hire-cable TV-common room in room facilities:-TV-reading light-refrigerator-linen included food and drink:-breakfast (optional 7EUR) general:-washing machine-24 hour security-hairdryer in each bathroom-tours desk-tax included-iron/ironing board-24 hour reception-towers included-luggage storage-airport transfers parking:-available for free by the house-bicycle parking. Right in the middle of central Bled, between the 1. bus station Union (300m) and 2. main bus station(500 m). We are a young family running a big house with garden and trees all around in a green, quiet, charming street on the edge of the lake park (around 300m from the lake BLED). The shopping center and restaurants (there are over 5 restaurant with Slovenian food and Bled cakes specialties (cream cake), with cheap or reasonable prices) are very close, about 200-400m away from our house). We offer You:- basic information (history, events, typical things, prices) with the map about Bled and other touristic attractions.- breakfast is available for 7 EUR/person- organized activities(rafting, hiking, horse riding...- free internet (computer with connection in main hall, wireless connection also available)- washing (no dryer available)-there is even a jukebox in the hall so you can listen to some music. ... more   less 
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