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Vila Istra

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Cesta Svobode 35, Bled 4260, Slovenia
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Ranked #3 of 48 Bled B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entire experience from making the reservation, until the time I checked out was perfect. Vila Istra is very nice, sophisticated decor, the furnishings beautiful and room was comfortable and spacy. The location is walking distance to a lot, most notably places in the area. The outlook is just lovely with view over the Bled lake. The restaurant is simply... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed only one night but wished we planned to stay longer! Fantastic service as soon as we arrived, lucky to be upgraded and given better room with a a better view. Had dinner there as well, 4 courses and the best dining experience in a month of travelling Europe. Chef spoke to us between courses and was informative, providing attention... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The boutique hotel is situated perfectly on Lake Bled with around a ten minute walk along the lake to the small town of Bled. Parking is located onsite.The hotel building itself is very visually appealing both inside and out and has great views across the lake. The room that we had was reasonably sized and contained what you would expect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing Villa on a perfect location; we celebrated our wedding in Vila Istra the past July 19th. The service, food, price, attention and professionalism of its staff, made the whole difference. Amazing rooms with direct view to lake bled, spacious and luxury on suite, superb Slovenian and international cuisine. 150% recommendable!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals we have ever enjoyed. We did not stay in a room at Vila Istra so we can not review the rooms, however the food and service were excellent. We ate on a balcony overlooking Lake Bled. Enjoyed a three course meal of local ingredients, most that were grown in their garden behind the hotel. It... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The countless accolades in the Hotel's Guest Book (and on Trip Advisor) testify to what a wonderful, perfect hotel this is. It's location could not be better. It is small - but not lacking anything which a 5 star hotel would offer. And where it excels is the absolutely superb service from everyone. Frenk (the "host" at the Hotel) could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in June 2014 along with our wedding guests. Our group had the superior suite, deluxe suite and standard double and every room was finished to the highest standard. We stayed in the beautiful 2 bedroom superior suite with another couple and had loads of space as well as a gorgeous lake view. Beds are very comfortable and... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, friendly staff, excuisite cuisine (Thank you Miha!), clean everywhere. You feel at home with complete piece of mind to enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings. Will definitely come back.

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Netanya, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our first visit to Bled (on a week's visit to Slovenia and Croatia), and I must say that Villa Istra made our entire holiday one of the most memorable we've ever had! We spent 3 nights in a beautiful apartment in the Villa, overlooking heavenly Lake Bled. Everything in Villa Istra amazed us - starting with Frenk, who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here in May 2014. The hotel is set in a fantastic location overlooking the lake. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the rooms were beautifully designed and very clean and spacious. The breakfast was good and varied and the restaurant and outdoor seating area are gorgeous. It's also within walking distance to a set of restaurants... More

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Address: Cesta Svobode 35, Bled 4260, Slovenia
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Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Bled
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Istra 4*
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Vila Istra is a modern luxury hotel on the water front of Lake Bled. With its own private access directly from main road, free WiFi, parking, spacious stylish room, friendly staff you will enjoy memorable vacations. ... more   less 
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