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“Slovenian Gem”
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Hotel Kristal
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We have just spent ten days at Hotel Kristal and had a wonderful stay. It is nicely situated near to Lake Bohinj and is in a quiet location. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasurable. The hotel is immacutaly clean and our rooms were cleaned to a very high standard every day. The food was extremely tasty and every evening we were served with a choice of quality food. We particularly liked the fact that the hotel is small and friendly and is frequented by locals rather than big tour companies. You really feel like you sample Slovenian life and it was a pleasure to return to the hotel after a day hiking etc. I indulged in one of the massage treatments on my last day and wished I'd had more during my stay as it was a very relaxing experience. Hopefully we will return to the Hotel Kristal in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We recently returned from Bohinj having spent 11 nights at the Hotel Kristal in June 2014. This is our 8th stay in 9 years at hotel. Everybody, the owners and all the staff are so warm and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and spotlessly clean. We always look forward to the food. The evening meals are excellent, with a good choice of waitress served main course. If you don’t fancy any of the choices, just ask for something else, and they always try to provide it.
When you return after a day out in the truly beautiful national park, we always relax in the peaceful garden with our free afternoon tea watching the birds. This holiday we saw Haw Finches, Crested Tits, Thrushes and Bats in the garden, with a Heronry just along the path.

It’s a relaxing holiday in a beautiful country, made welcome by genuine people, can’t wait to go back next year. Thank you

Room Tip: Garden rooms are good for bird watchers.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank P_A_P196
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I'm amazed people rate this hotel as excellent as I would rate it as a 2* hotel. The staff were unfriendly, the food poor. My husband had a turkey salad for lunch consisting of lettuce, chunks of turkey and grated carrot even though we asked for tomatoes and onions also. For the evening meal we had watery over salted soup with a few beans. The potatoes for the main meal were over cooked and lukewarm and the asparagus was over cooked and over salted.
We came down at 9am for breakfast, the crockery was odds and ends probably from a charity shop. The milk was long life and not a jug in sight, you had to help yourself from the carton. There was no bread and no water. Confronted the waiter who is the owner's son, he wasn't interested-- probably hates his job and would rather be elsewhere.
Complained to Thomson and asked to be moved to a different hotel, the rep. said she could only transfer us to Lake Bled with an additional cost of £500.00
She said she only had good reviews from guests and couldn't understand
why we were unhappy with the food.
Stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: Overlooking the garden
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed ten days at the hotel and really enjoyed our experience there. The owners were friendly and we felt we were experiencing Slovenian life in a family run hotel. The walks from the hotel were varied and well marked and you could choose a walk according to your ability!! The food at the hotel was traditional but we chose this hotel because it was small and used by the locals for family party's and NOT by the large coach operators who dropped off tourists for one night!! Thanks to all at the Kristal for an enjoyable holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and a front facing room
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had stayed in Slovenian 4* hotels on the two previous nights and unfortunately the 4* Hotel Kristal was not a patch on them. The family-run hotel's good points are the friendly staff and the spacious bedrooms. However, the mostly buffet evening meal was at best average with a watery soup and a single school-meal style dessert, though the main course was satisfactory. At breakfast there was a reasonable self-service choice, but again it was only average.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank downingman
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had stayed at Kristal Hotel many times before and it is still just as good as it has always been. All the staff are very helpful and friendly. If you have any problems you only need to ask and they will be sorted. Thanks to everyone for making our holiday special.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JoDon2227
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

As part of staying in Hotel Gasperin, they have a deal with Hotel Kristal to provide dinner for 10 EURO for a 3 course meal.

Due to a dietary limitation I wasn't able to eat much from the menu but after explaining that to the waitress they put together a complete meal for me.

That is service.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jacques v
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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: £62 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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Also Known As:
Kristal Hotel Bohinjsko Jezero
Hotel Kristal Slovenia/Bohinjsko Jezero

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