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Hotel Lek
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Kranjska Gora
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North Wales - Gogledd Cymru
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“Great find”
Reviewed 18 February 2010

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,

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

My partner and i decided that we wanted to go for a skiing holiday and after extensive research we came across Hotel Lek which met all of our requirements-pool, bar etc. We eventually managed to book via lastminute.com and saved 50%-£279 per person (half board) instead of £599-we were impressed.
We arrived on the Saturday and then had a long 3.5 hours minibus drive to the resort of Kanjska Gora.

Upon arrrival at the hotel we were greeted and then had an opportunity to look around at the facilities and study the welcome pack which we had received via Inghams-our tour operator. We tried, without much success to meet up with our Inghams rep -the map that was provided was not the best as it was upside down and around the wrong way! The village itself was nice, a few bars, a casino (if you can call it that!) and some other nice hotels-Prisank and Larix

Our room was a basic double with a small shower room/WC. It had a slanted roof and a nice view of the snow capped peaks which surrounded us. We had a TV with many channels, a hairdryer but to our dismay had no tea making facilities. The general cleanliness of the hotel was good and the staff were also very friendly-i must mention a nice guy called Anel who was great.

The swimming pool was adequate. The pool itself was small and the water was very cold. The "jacuzzi" was luke warm and the various jets around this area were only activated at mid day which we found very strange! The temperature needed to be a lot hotter and in addition the sauna was actually charged as an extra on a daily basis so was not included in the package which was disappointing. We also had to pay a deposit of 10 euros to use the pool.

The reaturant was a decent size and the meals were of a good quality with a nice selection for breakfast. The evening meal was good and there were daily drinks specials at a reasonable rate.

The bar was not that great. It was in a small basement like room with no views-the windows were like port holes which made you feel slightly claustrophobic. The drink selection was good and was not overly expensive, nuts and crisps were also provided FOC with drinks.

We met four new friends whilst at the resort-Becca, Beccas Dad, Adam and Zaynab and during our stay it was one of their birthday's (Ad) The hotel staff were fantastic. When we arrived at our evening meal (we always sat at a six seater table by the window in the restaurant) we were greeted by the hotel manager who showed us to our table which had been "dressed up" to a very high standard. We were then given two bottles of their premier red wine which equated to 50 euros. A chocolate birthday cake was also supplied and the staff had made a card and also gave two bottles of liquer for the birthday boy-we were treated as if we were celeb's! The staff had gone out of their way to make the moment special and it was greatly appreciated!

The resort as a whole was good but is definitely marketed more at beginner level skiiers because the runs were limited. In addition we were VERY disappointed by a couple of the lift operators. As a novice boarder i was slightly dubious about using the t-bar and drag lifts. On my first day i tried to use the drag lift without much success-i fell off a couple of times and the lift operator was very rude, unhelpful which greatly knocked my confidence. We complained to our rep, however did not receive any feedback, therefore we will be contacting Inghams direct as his behaviour was not acceptable particularly when you consider how expensive the lift passes are-145 euros!

I would only recommend this resort if you can get a latstminute deal. i certainly would not have wanted to pay anymore than what we did. However saying that, the hotel was adequate and the skiing was good. The bonus for us was meeting four new friends, had we not met them then i think that the holiday would have not been so good :)

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed 30 December 2009

I have just returned from a Christmas break at the Lek. Overall the stay was great with oustanding staff that all go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you arrive. You can tell all the staff enjoy working here and are professional in what they do.

We stayed on half board at the hotel and thought that the food in the restaurant was of good quality- tasty and plentiful and a good representation of Slovenian cuisine in general. Again all the staff in the restaurant are genuinely pleasant and have great attention to detail.

Extra touches such as mulled wine and a choir in the foyer on Christmas eve really made the holiday special.

The facillities at the hotel are also excellent, with a modern and well-designed leisure/pool complex, which is large and inviting.

Architecturally, the hotel is a mixed bag- it isn't really traditional inside but it can appear a tad dated in places..

The leisure facillities, glass elevator and basement bar seem more contemporary however.

If you are looking for a cutting edge 'design/boutique' atmosphere, the hotel probably isn't for you. Having said that the hotel feels cosy and in keeping with its mountain surroundings.

There are also quite a variety of different room types on offer- we booked attic doubles/twins- and these can seemingly vary in quality slightly and are without doubt quite small (as previous reviewers have commented). We booked 3 rooms in our party and found one of the rooms to be slightly better than the other 2. Those on floor 2 have lower windows with a better view, however I did not like the layout of those rooms on floor 1 as much.

It has to be noted however that we felt that the rooms were reasonable value over the (Christmas) period which we visited in this popular resort.

Some Attic doubles have a bed against the wall, but this didn't prove an issue for us- if it is a problem, it is worth paying the extra for a standard/superior room.

The hotel's location in Kranjska Gora is good- a short walk to the village and ski slopes, but far enough away so that the position feels more secluded.

Overall I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to experience outstanding Slovenian hospitality in beautiful mountain surroundings.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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k in a notts
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

MY wife and I travelled to kranjska on a package with Inghams and having read the reviews about the lek on "tripadvisor" I had high expectations, on arrival my first impression was how inviting the hotel looked from outside however the elusion was soon shattered, when I entered the reception area the first thing that struck me was how uninviting and dated it looked. when we reached our room things didnt get any better, I knew it was going to be small but this was crazy, there was only room to get down one side of the bed so the person nearest to the wall had to slide down the length of the bed to go to the loo in the night, the only window in the room was tiny and so high up that my wife had to stand on the bed to see out, not that there was anything to see and there was a curtain tied back with a bit of string not to mention the wire hanging out of the plaster, not what you expect in an hotel that has an official 4 star rating. The hotel did have a fantastic pool complex and the restaurant was very pleasent with nice furnishings, the food was adequate and plentifull (avoid the slovenian specialities, yuck!). what was missing was a decent lounge area in the hotel as we read in the evenings and it would have been nice to escape the poky room. Kranjaska itself was very pretty and ther are great walking and biking oportunities. in conclusion a nice hotel if you can afford a larger room but not worthy of its 4 stars.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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ireland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

All staff very friendly but professional and most helpful. Food was excellent good choice and good quality. We stayed in a superior family room with a balcony which was spacious and comfortable. Air con would have been nice when we were there as it was very hot at night

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying at Hotel Lek. I have genuinely no criticisms of the hotel at all and we loved every minute of our stay there. The staff particularly in the restaurant were excellent. The selection of food at the buffet breakfast and buffet dinner was plentiful and varied. Our room and all the facilities at the hotel were immaculate. Taking pride in the hotel was evident from the staff sweeping the car park every morning and by opening the breakfast bar for us at 4am for coffee on our final day. We appreciated the fact we were given a packed breakfast on our departure. I was sad to leave and will go back one day.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

We decided to go to Slovenia as a cheaper option to Austria where we had been 2 years running and we were very pleased with our choice of both hotel and resort. The Lek offers good value for money, it is a pleasant hotel with good facilities and we made full use of the pool area and fitness room (Beware of the sign above the entrance to the pool which says 'Don't be pig' to those not showering beforehand!. The food was plentiful and varied, we were quite bemused by the daily special offers on the drinks which started at 5 euros for a bottle of wine and increased by 50 cents each night thereafter! There is not a lot going on in town at night but we enjoyed a drink at the Loom Bar which plays a good CD of 80s music. Kranjska Gora is an excellent destinatioin for walking and a great place to cycle as there are many dedicated cycling paths.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lek
Address: Vrshishka cesta 38, Kranjska Gora 4280, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Kranjska Gora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kranjska Gora
#2 Spa Hotel in Kranjska Gora
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lek 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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