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“Lovely family hotel”
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Hotel Kristal
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Valencia, Spain
1 review
“Lovely family hotel”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Every year at the same time we went for our holidays to hotel Kristal. This year it was our third time that we have stayed in this hotel and we are more than satisified with it. The hotel is quite near to the lake, although you still have to walk few minutes but you can see the lovely surroundings and also get some fresh air. Of course if you are with walking with good company, these few minutes pass like no time :)
The rooms are nicely clean and tidy, people of the staff are really great, warm people, that are always in a good mood, really friendly and helpful and opened to your wishes. If you need anything you tell Alenka, Slava and Jan and they are really more then willing to help you.
Also the food is very good. In our company we really like sweets, and we can definitely say that they have the best sweets all around the lake :)
So, if you like lovely, family atmosphere, hotel Kristal is just the place to enjoy your holidays!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Nevada
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We were booked here by a tour company. It appears to be very popular hotel. Fully booked when we were there and dining room was always full.
I think this is due to the extremely friendly and thoughtful owners and the very reasonably priced meals including a nightly special that is 10 euro per person and includes wine, bread, main course
(choice of 3 entrees) and dessert. Unfortunately we did not like either our dinner or breakfast compared to other dining we did while in Slovenia.
Room was clean and comfortable enough. Furniture is traditional local decor and starting to show a little wear and tear. Our room faced the road but was quiet.
Grounds are attractive but hotel is slightly out of town and so lake actives require and walk and most people might feel they need a car.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We have stayed in Kristal many times since 2005 and we adore this hotel. My daughter and I spend Christmas here, and many a delightful short break. Alenka and her family became friends to us and we adored seeing them all each time we returned.Slavica was always there for any small extra needed in the restaurant, and they would cook up anything we wanted.... The rooms are spotless and nothing is too much trouble. I beg anyone to find a hotel with more attentive friendly service in Slovenia.

Room Tip: all the rooms are lovely...ask for a bath if you want one
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We returned from the delightful Ribcev Las and Hotel Kristal last week after a ten day stay.

The hotel is IMMACULATELY clean and for a place this size that is quite an achievement. Alenka and her family are constantly in attendance, helpful, humourous and friendly.

Lots and lots of food, as much as you could want, very varied and typical Slovenian fayre.

I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Choose a bedroom at the front of the hotel as the squirrels are in the orchard at the back.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The hotel staff were very friendly, the hotel was clean, there was plenty of good food. The hotel was minutes away from the lake and there are beautiful walks in stunning countryside. I would certainly recommend this place.


  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

On arrival we had a very warm welcome from one of the owners and an offer of a welcome drink (a very welcome fruit schnapps) as soon as we wanted. The room seemed fine, not upmarket but pleasant pine furniture, plenty of storage, clean bathroom and, as we found, a comfortable bed (though the pillow seemed strangely lumpy until you lay on it, then it was fine). There is no air con, so we had to open windows in the evening to keep it cool but we weren't over hot at night and the temperature was very comfortable for sleeping, so that seems to be good system, particularly given the temperatures that we had there were in the low 30's during the day, even at 560 m.

The food certainly wasn't gourmet and some of the talk about the resurgence of Slovenian cuisine may be a bit of hype. Perhaps it was because we were on a package with fixed price menu and perhaps the "carte" was better but many of the main course dishes were quite 1970's English and a little disappointing. The setup is that you help yourself to soup, then salad from a wide range on the salad bar, then you get served your main course (which you order from a dictated option of 3 at breakfast) then some sort of dessert - usually a cake. We tried many Slovenian wines at the hotel during our week's stay and they, too, could be an awful lot better. They do try hard though.

Buffet breakfast was pretty reasonable, though let down by fruit juice from a machine as well as coffee (instant) or hot water for a tea bag from another one (dinner coffee is real). To make up for all that, the quality of service throughout the hotel is stunningly good with everyone going out of their way to please.

A quite hotel with delightful views in a gorgeous location for those who like walking or the countryside.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Kristal in Bohinj. This hotel is a lovely place to stay for a really comfortable and relaxing break. I found the staff very helpful and the hotel was very clean. The food in the evening was good with the choice each night of 4 different main meals. If there was a negative it was that not much imagination was shown for breakfast. Having said that this is definitely a hotel that I would return to. It is ideally situated for all activities in and around the area of Bohinj, being a nice 10/15 minute stroll from the lake. There is a way down to the lake avoiding the main road which can be explained by the hotel staff.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden were quieter although nowhere was really noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Kristal
Address: Ribchev Laz 4/a | 4265 Bohinjsko Jezero, Bohinjsko Jezero 4265, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Bohinjsko Jezero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bohinjsko Jezero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kristal 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming alpine family hotel is located in the natural paradise of the Lake Bohinj area with its stunning mountains and alpine forests. The bedrooms are bright and tastefully furnished. Lake Bohinj is a pleasant 500m walk from the hotel. Hotel Kristal is a family hotel in Bohinj, situated close to Lake Bohinj, on the outskirts of the Triglav national park. The hotel was built and renovated in line with local tradition and gives its guests the homely feeling, characteristic of the region. Hospitality, delicious cuisine, unspoilt nature and abundant possibilities for an active holiday await you at this excellent starting point. - ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kristal Hotel Bohinjsko Jezero
Hotel Kristal Slovenia/Bohinjsko Jezero

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