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“A wonderful place” 5 of 5 stars
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Domacija Novak
Sadinja vas 7, Novo Mesto, Slovenia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Novo Mesto B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Domacija Novak is located in a lovely building, very nicely furnished throughout. Our room was simple, but attention had been paid to the little things that really matter, such as insect screens on the windows and nice fabrics. The village, Savinja, is on a terrace above the river, on the side of the valley that catches the evening sun, with topolar barns, church bells ringing on the hills around and vegetable gardens and fruit trees around.

Dinner was memorable for all the right reasons. Miriam's cooking was brilliant - it seems simple but it is rare to find this quality and freshness of the ingredients and this accuracy of the cooking at the same time as generous portions and a rellaxed atmosphere. Two standouts for us were fresh porcini strudel and big chunks of high-quality roast pork with a delicious stuffing and real gravy. Boris is a wonderful convivial host, and really loves his wine, particularly "natural" wine, from Slovenia, Collio and Croatia. We tasted 9 or more wines during the evening, of a quality and range that we haven't been served anywhere for many years, from producers that are hard to get hold of locally and near-impossible to buy in the UK. Top quality scrambled eggs in the breakfast as well. The price was good value for the quality.

We only stayed for one night but the surrounding area has lots to offer including the beautiful Krka river (for wildlife and fishing) and huge forests. The brilliant Krizna Jama cave system is close enough for a day trip also, but you have to phone a few days ahead to get a place on their 4 hour tour.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

My family and I enjoyed a trip to Slovenia in 2007 to meet some long lost family members. During our travels, we heard about Boris' restaurant and decided to make the trip to it for a meal. We had the dining room all to ourselves and enjoyed the most delicious, interesting, and memorable meal ever. We are a family of foodies and Boris' tops the list of great meals - we still talk about it and the great wine we had there five years later. If you are remotely nearby, this is a must do. Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Union, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Situated in a small, peaceful village overlooking the Krka river valley...this lovingly restored B&B has it all: great food, wine, rooms, conversation, and of course- exceptional hosts! The Novak family makes you feel right at home and the location serves as a great jumping off point to go hiking, sightseeing, fishing, or nothing it all! If you like to fly fish, like me, the incredible Krka river is a short drive away. You can purchase the license at the B&B (very convenient) and Boris can give you advice regarding good fishing spots! After a long day on the river...nothing's better than a hearty home-cooked meal (prepared by Miriam), complemented by an incredible array of Slovenian/Italian wines and of course great conversation with other guests! I highly recommend the Domacija Novak for your next Slovenian destination/adventure!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

On a fishing trip with a friend we stopped into Domacija Novak with the intent to stay one night-- perhaps two-- whilst fishing the nearby streams. Well, we enjoyed it so much we stayed for three nights and would have gladly stayed a week. The proprietors, Boris and Miriam Novak and family are superb hosts, very friendly, knowledgeable and talented. We enjoyed Miriam's excellent home cooked meals emphasizing local and homemade products and ingredients, accompanied by one of the finest selections of wines I've seen. Additionally, Boris is an expert on naturally made "Orange Wines", produced in the regions along the Italian-Slovenian border. These wines are fantastic, as are his reds and whites. Whether you are a fisherman, gourmand, oenophile, all three, or simply someone looking for a relaxing, friendly stay somewhere with great food and hospitality, you won't be disappointed with Domacija Novak. When next I'm in the area I will definitely return. It's that good. Hvala lepa druzina Novak!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011 via mobile

The place was close to perfect in terms of experiencing local food, wine, accommodation and hospitability. Boris and Miriam simply made our one night stay in Dvor a highlight of the whole trip in Slovenia. Just be sure to ask the wine price rates before diving into the cellar :)

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The food was delicious and varied. There were a lot of enjoyable facilities like an internet spot, a pool table, a ping-pong table and much more. The people there were very friendly. The surroundings were beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Parsberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Our family decided to spend 6 nights in Slovenia after a visit to the coast in Croatia to help break up the vacation. I am not sure how we picked Domacija Novak as the place to stay, but are we ever glad we did!! As a lover of rest, relaxation, food and wine we hit the jackpot! Daily we were treated to meals prepared by Miriam that were heavenly. And Boris kept our wine glasses full like we were rock stars!! The locals who eat and drink there were very friendly and full of life. The kids had a great time biking, swimming in the river, gardening and sleeping in the hayloft. We are already scheming of how and when we are going to return because we can't stay away for long! LOVE this place and thinks other families would love it too.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sadinja vas 7, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Lower Carniola Region > Novo Mesto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Novo Mesto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You have probably forgotten what are mornings in the countryside like? Peace, quiet, fresh air, a rooster crowing or a tractor humming in the distance, smell of freshly cut grass. Leisure, tranquility, a firm bed, downy covers … the time stops. You will suddenly find yourself thinking; »How about staying for another day or two?«We cook for all, both for us and for our guests. You will eat as though you are staying at our place as our guests, which you actually are. We will offer you smoked trout, game dishes, mushrooms or pumpkin soup in the autumn, side dishes made of fresh herbs and fruit goodies or grandma’s strudel for desert in the summer. Therefore, food from the home garden, the nearby forest or from the Krka River. There is always enough fresh white, rye or buckwheat bread. ... more   less 
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