If you have already decided to visit this beautiful alpine town, then you are probably asking yourself:” Where to stay in Lake Bled?” Well, the truth is, there are many places to stay in Lake Bled, but the right choice depends on your wishes, needs and financial budget. The best places to stay in Bled are not limited to a specific location, since the accommodations are being spread all the way from the proximity of Lake Bled to a few more distant streets in the town.

In any case; you will not walk for a long time, as this is a small town. In this article we will present some accommodations that vary by location, services and price. We believe that you will find your desired accommodation in Bled and meanwhile enjoy the beautiful town, small island on the lake and the surrounding countryside.

Where to stay in Lake Bled when looking for hotels?

The best places to stay in Bled are considered to be some of the most prestigious hotels. Bled has always been a tourist destination, attracting wealthy guests from around the world. That’s why hotels in Bled have a long and rich tradition. In addition, hotels in Lake Bled can be chosen from three, four or five stars. Luxury will surely not be missed.

Luxurious Grand hotel Toplice

Grand Hotel Toplice is one of the five star hotels in Slovenia, located on the eastern shore of Lake Bled. If you ever wondered where to stay in Bled near the lake, then this hotel is one of the most luxurious answers.

The hotel was founded in 1850, when it was named Hotel Luisenbad. In 1919 it was renamed to Grand hotel Toplice. Inside the hotel there are 87 rooms and apartments, of which 33 are luxuriously furnished and one is adapted for the disabled. The hotel also has:

  • two restaurants,
  • two bars,
  • a relaxation studio and
  • a wellness center,
  • six conference rooms,
  • a bridge room,
  • a presidential lounge,
  • a lobby and
  • an outdoor pool.

Within the hotel you can find an outdoor restaurant, which also accepts external guests who want to taste hotels first-class food.

As for curiosity we can say that Grand Hotel Toplice was in the past also visited by world famous names such as Josip Broz Tito, the Iron Lady Madeleine Albright, English musician Paul McCartney, former first lady Laura Bush and many others.

Hotel Park and front view to Lake Bled

Hotel Park is situated in the center of Bled and offers a direct view of Lake Bled with the Julian Alps in the background. It is one of the few hotels that offer for guests to stay in Bled near the lake. The location of the hotel next to Lake Bled will put you in the very center of the town, from where you will have easy access to a variety of activities. Hotel Park offers its guests:

  • a mini-golf course,
  • a children’s playground,
  • heated indoor pools and whirlpool tubs and
  • an outdoor pool.

Hotel has 217 rooms, all of which have their own balcony, air conditioning, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a minibar.

The Hotel Park is also known for its kremna rezina. This famous Bled dessert consists of multiple layers; a bottom plate of the puff pastry, cooked vanilla cream, whipped cream and sugared upper plate of the puff pastry. Hotel`s Park chef brought the recipe for cream slice from Serbia in 1953. Since that year, ten million cream cakes have been baked in the Hotel Park. Hotel Park was the first to start with mass production of cream slices, but today you can try them at many restaurants and cafes. Many guests do not leave Bled without trying this delicious dessert.

Where to stay in Lake Bled when looking for idyllic villas?

Vila Prešeren lies below the castle’s cliff, right on the shore of Lake Bled. It was named after the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, as the monument of the poet stands just behind the villa. This idyllic villa invites everyone who would like to spend their days in Bled on the shore of Lake Bled. The special feature of this villa is also in its rich history, and still relying on traditional furniture, with which they want to retain the touch of historical magic.

In Villa Prešeren, which belongs to the traditional Bled villas of the 19th century, there are also two boutique apartments and six fashion rooms. The villa is trying to offer the best culinary delights for its guests. In their café on the open terrace you can try:

  • some delicious coffee,
  • cakes,
  • cocktails,
  • high quality wines and
  • nevertheless, you can also try some of their main dishes.

This is the best place to stay in Bled, if you want to enjoy in your glass of champagne while having a spectacular view on Lake Bled.

Where to stay in Lake Bled when looking for guesthouses?

Bed and breakfast guesthouse Pletna Bled is an accommodation with beautiful views on Lake Bled and the little island on the lake. This place is located near the lake, on one side of the road that leads to Bohinj. This guesthouse is only fifteen minutes away from the center of the town, so you can walk along the lake shore. If you are thinking about swimming in the Lake Bled, then this is the best place to do it, because it has its own pier and a neat part on the beach. In family guesthouse Pletna Bled you have the option to book either rooms or apartments. Apartments and rooms are nicely furnished and offer wonderful views on the lake. You can also visit the Ethno gallery in the guesthouse, where you can learn more about local arts and crafts.

In this family guesthouse you can also rent small wooden boats, in order to see all the hidden corners of Lake Bled. You can also rent bicycles and kayaks. However, if you want an unforgettable experience with bicycles around Lake Bled and discover all the hidden places in the town, then you can book your bicycle tour here.

Why you should visit Lake Bled Island with pletna boat?

A few meters away from Pletna Bled family pier, you will see moored traditional Lake Bled wooden boats, named pletna.

These wooden boats are seven meters long and two meters wide. Helmsman is driving paddles of the boat in the standing position, which is considered as special technique. This type of vessel represents the characteristic of Lake Bled with its long history, dated back in the 12th Century.

Where to stay in Lake Bled when looking for campsites?

Places to stay in Lake Bled are not only part of prestigious and more expensive accommodations. Best places to stay in Bled are those accommodations where you can enjoy all natural beauties and feel like part of the surrounding nature in Bled. Campsites and small glamping houses will provide you the best comfort for reasonable price.

Camping in Bled near the lake

A five-star organized and ecological camp is located on the shore of Lake Bled, where you will have wonderful views of the lake below the camp. This camping place is only two kilometers away from the towns center, the distance that can be walked on foot or using a bike. This campsite is very friendly to families, because they offer various animation programs.

The camp is open from first of April to mid-October, since the external temperatures are quite low in other months of the year and therefore unsuitable for outdoor camping. The camp offers 280 camping sites, among which they offer places for tents and van campers. The price you pay for the overnight stay at the campsite provides you with free services or services with some extra charge in other tourist facilities. These facilities offer wellness programs, relaxation centers, swimming in the pools and taste of culinary delights.

Where to stay in Lake Bled when looking for glamping places?

Ecological glamping places represent the best choice for accommodation in nature near Lake Bled, where on the other hand, glamping offers a great amount of comfort and luxury. Glamping huts also stand along the shore of Lake Bled. This place offers twelve glamping houses, where only two people can stay in one wooden hut. However, they also offer family glamping, where wooden huts include kitchen, bathroom and additional beds for children.

Glamping huts for two guests are available between April 1st and October 15th. Glamping huts are made of organic wood, more precisely from larch wood. Inside the hut there are two comfortable beds and beddings made out of natural fabrics. In front of the glamping hut you will have a set of wooden deck chairs and a wooden table. There is also a wooden hot tub available, where you can enjoy in romantic evenings under the starry sky.

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DECEMBER 17, 2023

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