Where to Stay in Lake Bled: 10 Hotels for Breathtaking Views and a Relaxing Stay

During my trip to Slovenia, I got way too excited about tracking down the perfect place to stay, spending hours analyzing the best Lake Bled hotels.

Bled is known for being a popular weekend trip in Slovenia for those looking for peace and relaxation. Hotels near the lake lean into this with distinctly Slovenian design, wellness-focused amenities, and breathtaking views of Lake Bled’s turquoise blue waters.

Guest area at Adora Luxury Boutique, one of the best Lake Bled hotels.
Adora Luxury Boutique’s stylish patio and rooftop for observing Lake Bled.

If you’re driving to Lake Bled, you’ll be relieved to know that most hotels offer free parking. Those who aren’t driving should pay close attention to location. Hotels are located all around the lake, but getting to the best things to do in Lake Bled is easiest if you’re staying at a hotel in town.

It’s easy to find both boutique hotels and large business-style hotels in Bled. What you won’t find, however, are typical budget hotels. As Bled doesn’t have a ton of accommodation compared to its demand, even bare-bones properties cost more than they would elsewhere. You’ll find lower prices with vacation rentals rather than traditional hotels when prices surge.

Book your stay well in advance, especially if you’re traveling during peak tourism season such as the summer. Lake Bled hotels sell out quickly, causing huge price spikes.

Based on my research and experience visiting Bled, these are the Lake Bled hotels you need to know about:

1. Vila Bled

Formerly a presidential residence, Vila Bled is one of the best luxury hotels in Bled. The stately property is perched right on the shoreline of the lake, featuring a private beach.

The stately 4-star hotel is decorated with the works of famous Slovenian painters and boasts dining that’s been featured in Gault & Millau. Bicycle and sporting rentals are available for guests to take full advantage of the lake.

Image: Sava Hotels & Resorts

2. Rikli Balance Hotel

Though my favorite Lake Bled hotels tend to be truly one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, there are also several sleek, modern hotels, like Rikli Balance Hotel.

Rikli Balance Hotel focuses on wellness, with Lake Bled’s largest thermal pool spa on the property and locally sourced products throughout. This focus dates back to the 19th century when the resort was founded by a Swiss healer.

A bed in a hotel room at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

3. Adora Luxury Hotel

After all my research, I landed on Adora Luxury Hotel, a quaint boutique hotel in a converted historic house positioned just a couple minutes from Bled’s town center. The location is convenient but provides a more romantic, secluded setting than staying right in town.

Each of the hotel’s rooms and suites is different, decorated in kitschy, homey decor that matches the house’s 1878 style. A few rooms overlook the lake with private balconies.

Although not all rooms have lake views, all guests can still enjoy the hotel’s prime position by lounging around on Adora Luxury Hotel’s garden rooftop terrace or stepping across the street to hang out on the benches or go for a stroll.

4. Hotel Triglav Bled

Hotel Triglav Bled’s history dates back all the way to 1906, the year when the hotel first opened. After robust renovation (and a series of several owners, including the state), the hotel reopened its doors in 2009, operating ever since.

Guests at Hotel Triglav are invited to step back in time, with antiques decorating rooms and a historic August Fürster concert grand piano as the hotel’s centerpiece.

Even if you don’t stay on the property, make a reservation for Restavracija 1906, the hotel’s MICHELIN Guide restaurant serving fine contemporary cuisine with a list of Slovenian wines to complement.

Art in the lobby at one of the best Lake Bled hotels.

5. Old Bled House

Old Bled House is one of the most charming Lake Bled hotels by far. The hotel is located in a 300-year-old farmhouse and is home to one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Bled, Old Cellar Bled.

Few rooms have views as the hotel is located on a hill set back from the lake, but what it lacks in view it makes up for in Slovenian heritage and unique detail. Each carefully designed room is decorated with handmade furniture made of natural materials for an enchanting, cozy feel that gives soulless business hotels a run for their money.

When you book your stay, also make a reservation for Old Cellar Bled, specifically, for a cellar table. You’ll be treated to hearty local fare, delicious Slovenian wines, and a truly special atmosphere that can’t be replicated elsewhere.

Image: Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Image: Small Luxury Hotels of the World

6. Grand Hotel Toplice

Grand Hotel Toplice, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is the only 5-star hotel in Bled. Located in a sprawling 19th-century building, the hotel offers guests access to its private beach on Lake Bled, complimentary boat rides, elegantly designed rooms, and a suite of wellness amenities such as the thermal pool at the hotel’s airy spa, fueled by a natural thermal spring that runs under it.

Julijana, one of the hotel’s restaurants, has received MICHELIN Guide recognition, boasting nearly unparalleled views of Lake Bled and serving modern Slovenian cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients.

7. BLED | Pr’Anžlno | Barca Pletna (Pr Anzl)

Immerse yourself in Slovenian hospitality by staying at Pr Anzl, a family-owned guesthouse. For generations, members of this family have been pletna drivers, taking visitors across the lake in traditional boats—just ask Grega for a ride, he’d be delighted to take you around and share stories.

The newly constructed hotel is located in the garden of the farm where Grega grew up, which shines through in the family’s loving approach to the hotel. Guests can wake up with a homemade Slovenian breakfast, complete with fresh ingredients from the farm.

Rooms are simple and comfortable, covered in light, natural wood. Each has a flat-screen television, a private bathroom, and a sitting area.

End your day in Bled with a sauna at the house, and a glass of its homemade pear brandy.

The lobby of a bed and breakfast hotel in Lake Bled, Slovenia.
Image: Garni Hotel “Berc”

8. Garni Hotel “Berc”

When I first saw Garni Hotel “Berc” it instantly reminded me of the large alpine houses in Bamberg, Germany, one of the best day trips from Munich.

Opened in 2005, the bed and breakfast continues the 50-year-long tradition of hospitality of the family that owns it. 15 rooms are available to book, many with balconies.

Free WiFi exists throughout the property. Also offered is a buffet breakfast with a variety of options, including hot food and flexibility to accommodate dietary restrictions.

9. Penzion Berc

Penzion Berc is a traditional B&B with thoroughly modern amenities. A converted barn-turned-hotel circa 1843, the chalet-like property delivers high-quality homeliness.

Rest in understated rooms, which are covered in wood paneling and exposed brick. Rooms are equipped with TVs and refrigerators, plus coffee makers for tea and coffee in the morning.

Breakfast is served daily, and for dinner, the hotel’s steakhouse serves regional dishes and Slovene wine.

Check out one of Penzion Berc’s e-bikes for an easy ride around Lake Bled, or a day exploring a village nearby.

10. Tourist Green Resort Garden Village Bled

Garden Village Bled is totally unlike any of the other top Lake Bled Hotels. The eco-resort allows guests to fall asleep on the treetops, with private treehouses and glamping tents on the property.

You’ll fall asleep to the sounds of a nearby stream and wake up to birds chirping. During the day, rent a bike or scooter to explore Lake Bled nearby or lounge out at the streamside beach. Later, unwind with a Finnish sauna or herbal massage session before joining fellow guests around the communal campfire.

Indigenous seeds are used in the resort’s garden, which harvests its harvest for guest meals at the Garden Restaurant. The restaurant serves Slovenian cuisine with a twist.

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