We decided to use Dolinar-Kraier as our "home base" during our stay in Slovenia. All that we wanted to see was within an hour or 2 drive as we rented a car to do so. Iza was so kind when the airline we had booked to fly out of Vienna went bankrupt, going to the trouble with the help of her wonderful son to help navigate options. Their care and kindness were so appreciated. It is a beautiful area! Don't expect fancy accommodations but do expect perfect cleanliness.
We only had one evening here. It is about 10 minutes drive out of Bled, up a hill, in the countryside. The rooms are fairly basic but spotlessly clean. Iza is a great hostess; very keen to make you feel welcome. We ate dinner as well as breakfast. Dinner was soup, vegetable lasagne and pancakes. It was all good-especially the soup-but be aware that there is no choice-which we expected but I guess if you are a fussy eater you may come unstuck! For breakfast there is a selection, including Iza's own goats cheese and salamis from another local farm. The breakfast was really good. Both meals are served in a small dining room and although you have your own table it is nice as you can get chatting to other guests. Pity we could only stay one night.
We spent 4 nights here, based upon all of the fantastic reviews written about Iza's hospitality-and they were spot on. Iza is amazing-we really felt like we were at home. We got to see all the animals, sit and talk with her and her husband-got great tips from her. I cannot express how wonderful we felt staying there, despite it's distance from the center of Bled-but we're SO glad we did not stay in Bled itself! We also met other wonderful guests and the morning conversations over Iza's amazing breakfast and sharing of things to do just added to the wonderful experience
We stayed 5 nights at Dolinar Krainer and really enjoyed it. Staying at the guest house was much better than staying in a hotel as it was great value for money (hotels nearby are over priced in my opinion) and felt like we were seeing a bit more of the real Slovenia. Iza and her family were excellent hosts and we were made to feel very welcome. A highlight was helping milk the goats plus there are some really lovely quiet walks nearby. The room was clean and comfortable. There is parking. The breakfast was great, lots of local produce. I would recommend it to friends.
wonderful place to be with family. very clean and tidy rooms with all facilities. Host IZA was such a caring lady and took care of all our needs without even asking for it. The place is located in a very beutiful contryside with a goat farm along side. The breakfast was excellent, mostly home made and local bread. There is nothing to complain about and evrything was perfectly fine. If we have a chance, we will defenitly visit this plave again. We couldnt confirm the booking with a advance payment, but Iza took our word and kept the room reserved for us. we had not contacted herr anytime before our arrival, but everything was in place when we reached. Than you Iza for the wonderful time.