As has been said Hotel Lek is set in a nice quiet location and is an easy 5 minute walk to the centre of the village. Graded 4 star and could be classed as a modern conference hotel but not in the Tyrolean style you get over the border. However, it was well run and very clean. Staff in the hotel were lovely – pleasant and always had time to talk to you.
We had booked a ‘small eaves double room’ and expected it to be smaller-than-small, but we were pleasantly surprised at how much storage space there was. Yes, the double bed was up against one wall but a boxed radiator shelf ran the length of it and made a handy bedside table! Our luggage packed neatly under the table (yes there was room for a table and chair) and there was plenty of storage space. Room extremely warm as with all ski-resort hotels but by 2nd night we’d open the window (!) and it was a lovely night’s sleep. (Can see how it would be stuffy in the summer.) The bathroom was tiny but extremely clean with a great big towel radiator. Shower was powerful and hot. We had clean towels every day and I liked having the boxed tissue dispenser instead of loo rolls.
Both breakfast and evening meals had plenty of variety. Lovely salad bar and a self-service ice cream counter – heaven! The Lek had special deals on drinks every night - usually a bottle of white/bottle of red/a beer/soft drink. Great prices (approx €6.50 per bottle wine/beer €2). Some great Slovenian wines! The cheapest tab we’ve ever had for 7 nights! The bar had different prices!
Used the pool twice, early in the morning – pool temperature lovely and had place to ourselves. Free ski lockers in the hotel but for €10 a week we used the lockers at the Hotel Larix which was right in front of the ski school lessons area - just go to the reception desk and ask.
The skiing in Kranjska Gore is ideal for beginners and early intermediates with the good ski school providing lessons in a 2 hour slot beginning at 11am. For higher level skiers the resort does not hold much of a challenge and can be skied in a few days. Booked this resort because one of us does a little cross-country. However due to lack of interest there was no ski-school during our stay (1st week in Feb) only private lessons. Booked one-hour through Intersport Bernik - tutor was great.
Having said that if you’re a good skier travelling with a mixed ability group then you can just add a day’s skiing further afield to say Nassfeld (check out http://www.nassfeld.at/en/) or Obertauern in Austria which is about 1hour or so away. I booked during with the week with Jay at “Enka Lounge Bar” which you can find on the left hand side as you walk into the village from the hotel. Jay (English) and his partner (Slovenian) have been running the business for a number of years and you can find details on http://simply-slovenia.com/. The day trip cost for Nassfeld was €75 but when you consider that a day lift pass was €39 then it’s not bad value for money for driving you there and guiding you in the resort so no need to check the piste map! We also went on a snow-shoeing guided walk with him – awesome views and a good 3hour walk with a well-earned tea-stop with schnapps half way!
Kranjska Gore does not have a great night life but check out Enka bar & bar “Vopa” almost opposite Hotel Larix being the busiest and both serving a large beer at €2. We ate out twice in the afternoons – huge pizzas at Hotel Kotnik just past the church (€6.50 each – one more than enough for 2). Also had traditional food at the Pri Martinu which was excellent.
Loads of different trips are offered by the travel companies & the local tourist office & companies can also help out. Other web sites of interest are http://www.kranjska-gora.si/ and http://www.sednjek.si/index.php?L=1,
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