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Hotel Astoria Bled
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Presernova 44, Bled 4260, Slovenia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Bled
Certificate of Excellence
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Good -

The food was excellent, there was a huge and varied breakfast buffet all freshly prepared including hot and cold selections, pancakes, bread/toast, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, a vegan section and even a chef on hand to rustle up a fresh omelette should you so wish.

Rooms were fresh, clean and tidy as one would expect from a hotel that had just been renovated.

Fantastic location, just a 2 minute walk to lake Bled and a 30 second walk to the bus stop. Tucked away just enough to be close to the town, yet far enough to be peaceful and quiet.

Full free TV package with over 100 channels and a few English ones.

Good shower in bathroom.

Air conditioned room, although limited control.

Free WiFi in room, and desktop computer with internet in lobby, also free to use.

Overall very friendly, helpful and easygoing staff.


The Bad -

The male receptionist who worked the morning shift was great, very helpful and happy and seemed to genuinely care about the well being of the guests. Unfortunately the same could not be said about our waitress at breakfast and dinner. She was curt and seemed unhappy for the whole of our trip. The only time I saw her smile was when an automatic door failed to open and she walked into it.

Wellness centre was closed due to it not passing some kind of health and safety check, due to open on 1st July.

Ants dispensed with the apple juice from the juice machine at breakfast. Seeing 4 or 5 of the critters bobbing around in my glass of juice was somewhat unpleasant and disconcerting. What made this worse was that the staff new about the problem yet nothing was done about it for the whole week. (Orange juice from the same machine was fine however, obviously ants prefer apples to oranges!)

Towels were replaced every day with no option not to wash.


Overall a very nice hotel and a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Booked through Inghams for a week in June 2013 and recieved great service in this rebuilt hotel, (it was officially opened by the President of Slovenia whilest we were there). It is situated in Bled town just up he hill from the lake shore close to all amenities.We had a comfitable balcony room with grand views. Considering the tarriff the meals were fine and each day we availed ourselves of the hotel's cut lunch. The hotel also runs the restaurant at the Castle where we had a superb evening meal. We had arranged a rental car for ourseves and parking was no problem at the hotel. One could take reasonably priced tours from the hotel or local buses from the nearby bus station if you did not wish to drive. Would highly recommend a stay at Bled.

Room Tip: Go for a balcony for the view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We travelled as a couple and stayed at the Hotel Astoria, Bled for one week on an Inghams lakes and mountain package through Travelzoo so shall also include the Inghams package in our review as they operate hand in hand with the hotel.

BOOKING THROUGH INGHAMS: Very efficient booking on their website. Instant email confirmation and follow up emails with
further advice. Our flight was changed to a later time by the airline and Inghams informed us via both email and post.

ARRIVAL:
The flight was with Adria Airways from Gatwick and was trouble free and took just under two hours. The Inghams rep was waiting in arrivals and we were guided efficiently to our coach. The Inghams rep on our coach was very friendly and informative. The coach takes around forty minutes from Ljubljana airport.

The Hotel Astoria is just nearing the end of a total refurbishment and the outside is very smart and modern. We were met by two friendly reception staff who dealt with a full coach load of guests extremely efficiently.

Due to the later flight we did not arrive at the hotel until ten o'clock at night but they had laid out a full buffet dinner for all of the Inghams guests which was much appreciated.

We had one disappointment at this stage. Although we were almost the first people into the restaurant the restaurant manager was insisting people sit where they were told rather than letting them choose a table. This resulted in guests being herded into the restaurant like school children. When we asked if we could sit at a table for two rather than the table for six that we were allocated we were simply told 'No' which was rather annoying and puzzling, particularly as the next couple were seated at that exact table with no problem.

The restaurant manager then wrote everybody's respective room number on a card at each table and placed it in the centre, which apparently meant that everybody had to stay at the same table for the duration of the holiday for breakfast and dinner.
We were, however, able to sort this out the next morning and a friendly waitress moved us to a table for two without problem.

THE ROOM:
We had a very nice room. It was quite spacious and both the room and bathroom were extremely clean. The bed was two queen beds pushed together and the linen and towels were top quality. There was a nice balcony with a superb view of Bled castle. The free wi-fi connection was fast and reliable. Although the room has a well stocked mini-bar there wasn't any tea or coffee making facilities in the room which would have been a nice touch although we understand this is quite common for the region.
There was an absolutely huge HD TV with lots of channel choices including movies and BBC news.

THE FOOD:
Our package included breakfast, dinner and also a packed lunch every day and free tea,coffee and biscuits on the terrace between four and six pm. The breakfast and dinner were both buffet style and we were extremely impressed with the quality of the food and the service. There were quite a lot of options at both breakfast and dinner and the friendly staff were constantly at hand to top up the food, serve drinks and clear plates.
Although we had an initial problem with his seating arrangements the restaurant manager seemed to be extremely attentive and polite and his staff very well chosen and trained.
The restaurant has been nicely decorated, is kept very clean and the furniture is modern. There is also a nice terrace and a further lounge/bar.

INGHAMS TOURS: If you are staying here on an Inghams package we can highly recommend a few of the tours and the service from the Inghams rep (Katje) which was superb. We went on the Julian Alps tour and the Cave and Castle tour and both were excellent with comfortable, safe coaches and professional reps. Our package also included dinner at the castle on one night which was very good.

CONCLUSIONS: The Hotel Astoria is extremely well run, clean, modern and the staff are well trained, polite and friendly. It's location only a few hundred metres from the lake is superb. It could be that independent travellers might like to see some info in the lobby regarding the area (maps, tours etc). There is however, a free internet PC in the lobby and the fresh fruit and bowl of sweets is a very nice touch.
The refurbishment is almost complete and a brand new Spa is due to open soon. Some guests were aware of work going on around the hotel but we were not disturbed. The refurbishment is to a very high standard.

The bathroom could do with a notice inviting guests to re-use towels if they wanted to do their bit for the environment.

The restaurant manager might consider having a sit down with the general manager/Inghams and deciding if guests might be happier choosing their seats in the restaurant rather than having them allocated on arrival.

We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and giving it nine out of ten.

Room Tip: Try to get a balcony room with a view of the castle.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We booked this hotel through Inghams and my wife and I were vey impressed with the high standard refurbishment recently carried out. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were fortunate to have a room with a balcony giving us a fantastic view of the castle above the lake. The quality and quantity of the choice buffet breakfast and evening meals were excellent including the daily packed lunch. We would highly recommend this hotel and no doubt the soon to be completed swimming pool and spa will enhance the facilities even further. A very memorable holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Giv'atayim, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

My family and I arrived to Astoria after an exhausting saga with another hotel we reserved in advance so we had no reservation. We found a friendly and welcoming faces in the reception, always eager to help, spend hours with us on recommending places to go and assist in whatever we needed.
The hotel was refurbished lately so the overall feeling was of a shiny new hotel (lobby and rooms) for a reasonable price.
The location is 3 minutes from the lake what made it easy to finish every day with a quick jump to the lake with the kids to feed the ducks.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Visited during 1st week of June via an Inghams tour.My wife and I were most impressed with the hotel-excellent refurbishment, lovely clean rooms as is all of hotel,very tasty meals with plenty of choice-buffet breakfast and evening meal,most pleasant and helpful staff.Some rooms have a balcony.Although very close to bus station and lake the hotel is also close to a busy road.This may cause some disturbance to some guests especially if you need door/window open-there is climate control.This slight problem is far outweighed by the many positive attributes of this lovely hotel.
Our Inghams rep. was truly 1st class-as were the other Inghams staff we met during the week.
A magnificent area, wonderful for walking and cycling.Several interesting trips can also be made.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hayling Island
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We returned last week after an Inghams holiday at hotel Astoria. The hotel has been completely refurbished to a very high standard. We were looked after extreamyly well Lucka on reception was really helpful with touring information. Our Inghams Rep was also great and catered for everyones needs, a lovely girl who is pationate about her job. The hotel is within a very short walking distance to the lake, which is breathtaking! A good variety of meals available and the packed lunch was a welcome addition.Some rooms are larger than others, but all are new, bright and squeaky clean. We will definately return to this area - it is beautiful!

Room Tip: Front rooms have a balcony - for extra you can book a suite with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Presernova 44, Bled 4260, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Bled
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Bled
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Astoria Bled 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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