The hotel, of five bedrooms, is a seventeenth-century manor house, an award-winning restoration, in a small village at about 3,000 ft altitude, looking south across a peaceful and seriously beautiful valley about 30 miles west of Ljubljana. The rooms were generous in size, well-appointed and spotless to standards which would frighten Austrians.
The walks, taken in a group and expertly led, were wonderful. They were mostly across pasture or through pine and beech woodland, typically eight miles long but mostly involving 600-700 ft of altitude gain, so involve genuine effort. Slovenia definitely slopes, but even 100ft of gain produces new views.
The food, most of it locally sourced ‒ the evening meals, in particular, were excellent – was produced with great care and imagination, and it would be all too easy to gain weight despite the energy expended on the walks.
The company can make or break this type of holiday. Our group – there were seven in our particular week ‒ was international and we all enjoyed ourselves hugely, both on the walks and in the evenings around the dinner table and on our evening out to a local pub. The place is run so skillfully, by real humans and a canine, that it is difficult to imagine people failing to enjoy themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pri Lenart luxury catered chalet hotel is set in the beautiful foothills of the Julian Alps and specialises in guided walking holidays. The property, a Slovenian Cultural Monument, has been renovated to the highest standard, offering exceptional accommodation and excellent cuisine.Our maximum number of guests is ten so you can be assured of attentive, personal service and small walking groups. We have one aim - to offer you the best walking holiday of your life. ... more less