When friends asked us where we were going on holiday and we told them slovenia no one new were it was ,as we were to find out when we got there the balkan holiday rep confirmed they didn"t have many english tourists as every one doesn"t realise that slovenia does have a beautiful coastline.We flew from manchester to ljubljana then a 2 hr transfer to the hotel as there weren"t many of us going(4people) it was like having a private transfer.we didn"t pay the extra for the sea view as we thought it quite expensive and just had the standard room .the room was small but adequate as you don"t spend all day there.we went on the 6th july and when we arrived we were told the hotel pools were shut till the13th.we could have used the well being thermal pools but who want to stay inside in 35 deree heat .we think the hotel should have made more of an effort to let us use the sunbeds on the beach for free but no you had to pay 12euro"s a day for 2 sunbeds and an umrella we thought this expensive.The food choice and quality was amazing as were the staff on the restaurant,it"s a shame that the front of house staff weren"t that accomadating(please try to smile and be more welcoming)If you like walking and cycling this is the place to do it loads of cycle paths etc .plenty of bars and shops near the hotel prices reasonable for beer and wine etc .other items such as clothes seemed expensive.its easy to get about excellant bus sevice cheap and not crowded,would recomend trip to kopor for the ardant shopper and izola for beautiful walks and scenery.the salt pans are worth a walk to, 5euro entrance fee .and don"t forget to go on the boat for the fish picnic shop around on the promenade as some throw in free wine.we also went on a half day trip to trieste and the mirramar castle absolutely wonderful and not expensive addmission fee extra but only 4euro.from your hotel on portoroz you can have a lovely walk along the coast to Piran about 1 hr.stopping for the occasional beer(2.6euro large) 1euro small wine or small ice cream 1euro.Piran is a lovely town to get lost in wonderful square take the walk to the bell tower and the castle walls for fantastic views,1 euro to go in.all in allwe had a wonderful time and it"s a shame more brits don"t give it a go.then we"ll all know were Slovenia is.
- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Portoroz
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- The Riviera hotel lies in the centre of Portorož, on the seafront promenade in the immediate vicinity of the beach. The Riviera hotel is a comfortable four-star hotel. The 176 rooms as well as the 7 suites with balcony are all furnished in a picturesque Mediterranean style. ... more less
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