We stayed at Vila Preseren for four nights as part of our tour around Europe. The rooms, while small, are sufficient and comfortable. We arrived during the Bled Days and Nights festival which occurs in the park that surrounds the Vila. This made it quite noisy in our room (overlooking the park), though not unpleasant as we were interested in the festival ourselves. Since the festival ended the rooms have been very quiet, despite lots of people still being around the town.
Vila Preseren's greatest asset is its location; right on the lake in a small park. You step out the door and you are greeted with lovely scenery.
Unfortunately the staff and restaurant at Vila Preseren are a bit of a mixed bunch. We booked in with a "romantic package" that included breakfast each morning and a three course meal each night at the Vila. The included dinners turned out to be a bit of a mistake; something I would not recommend. The four nights we were here we had very mixed service and meals, though tending to be more miss than hit.
The service and food the first night was great, and we looked forward to eating there the following days. As our stay has progressed, the service and food has deteriorated to somewhere between inattentive and rude. Such a contrast to the first night, and very disappointing.
The meals were also a mixed serving. Each night there was always something not quite right with the meals that took away from the experience we were expecting. The meals were so close to being good it was such as shame, and such simple things - overcooked steak, fish not filleted correctly, overcooked/not well matched stuffed squid...
Breakfast has been good though, with a few things on offer, and fruit (which is not on the menu, but available on request), tea/coffee and juice all included. And deliciously fresh croissants.
Overall we would recommend staying at Vila Preseren, but not with the included dinners.
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