We visited the hotel in August on a Thomson Lakes and Mountains holiday, paying the extra for a room with a balcony and flying into Salzburg which meant a three and a half hour transfer through the stunning Alpine scenery and avoids the 03.00 a.m. departure on the final day.
The hotel is large and the room we had was very good with an Austrian double bed with a divider, ample storage space, TV, balcony with mountain views and chairs for sunning oneself. The bathroom has only a powerful shower but is very large and clean. There isn't a kettle but there is a fridge, so if a cuppa is essential then I would recommend you bring a travel kettle and British tea bags. Decor wise there were some cracks on the walls and maybe the hotel could do with a touch up here and there, but it was very clean indeed and the staff were polite and attentive at all times.
In the basement there is a delightful swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool, this was a godsend after a day's walking or mountain biking, and for those with more energy there was also a gym and treatment centre as well. The pool and gym were free to use with a €10 deposit for a fob key and were open from 07.00 - 21.00.
The food was plentiful if not outstanding. Breakfasts consisted of a huge buffet choice; those wanting a full English perhaps need to look elsewhere, but there was bacon and scrambled eggs each day, along with a choice of cereals, cold meats and cheeses, several varieties of bread, yoghurts and fruit - enough to keep us going! As another report has stated the 'fruit juice' is just squash or watered down with the alternative being apple and beetroot juice mixed which was different. Some had packed lunches that were reported as being very 'bread' based and it seemed best to each locally. The evening meals were varied, with generous portions and very meat based. Starters included soup and local meat and vegetable starters, a fresh and varied salad choice followed by a choice of three or four mains, with the opportunity to have as many as one wished of each dish. these tended to be pork and chicken or turkey based but fish was available each day as well. The desserts were a varied selection of cakes, fresh fruit or very good ice cream - or all three! The only downside was mid week when the dessert seemed to be tinned fresh fruit salad. Twice a week there were themed nights with Slovenian dishes on one and Balkan on the other which were very good. Another useful point is the drinks deal which is available each night with specific wines, beers and soft drinks were available at a reduced price, the wine being about €4-6 and the beers €2 each, with the bottles being .50cl which is a decent amount.
The hotel is very fine indeed and I would give it 4 stars for comfort with three for food.
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When we went the weather was very warm and settled and the whole area is certainly geared up to active pursuits. You have to enjoy walking or hiking along the excellent well marked trails though do invest in The Julian Alps of Slovenia by Justi Carey and Roy Clark as the maps are essentail but not quite Ordnance Survey. Excellent cross country biking along differnet levels of trails is available though bring padded shorts for this with hire between €7-10 per day on top mountain bikes and do use the reliable coach service to get around. The tourist information gives bus times but cross check at the bus station as some don't run all summer as we discovered, however, the buses are reliable and cheap more like coaches really. Lunches can easily be bought from the supermarket or the local bakery that serves a Slovenian snack of stuffed bread for €1.50. When out walking, the Doms or mountain inns are worth visiting and prices seemed the be fixed for most drinks and food. There is plenty to see and do but perhaps not the place for someone wanting culture and museums, but for someone wanting fresh air, mountains and lots of activities, it is first class.
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- Lek Hotel Kranjska Gora