Bohinj and hotel were recommended to me by a friend who stayed there last year. I have to admit, being sceptical at the begining, not knowing much about nor Bohinj , nor Slovenia, i was more than pleasant surprised. And then.. staying at Hotel Kristal.. this was just a cherry on top!
It is family run hotel and they definitely do treat it like a family member. Staf was more than excellent, very helpful, from the warm wellcome, help with the luggage.. etc etc they made us feel like a king and queen.
It is not a big hotel, but it is very charmy, warm, friendly, pleasent.. It makes you feel very good and wellcome there, you can feel the positive vibe and "wellcomness" in the air.. which i can not say for the bigger hotels even higher star rating.
Great experience started with eating in the restaurant. Breakfast is pretty much standard, but the fact is that the portions are big and freshly made, so food is not being there for ages, and there is good variety of it... then dinner.. this defintiely is a must a the hotel. Various options of 5 course meals!!! simply amazing. I would call it "gastronomy made with amor".. extremely delicious. Vines, normally suggested by the young and extremely friendly and "simpatico" waiter Jan were more than excellent choice. Great quiality and great matching with food. Well, my girlfriend might be pain in the neck sometimes regarding food, so friendly staff did costumize some dishes for her, although they were not on a menu. So, restaruant experience and food deserves higher grade than A+
Rooms, very spaceous and clean. Very very very comfortable bed.. i finally manage to get some proper sleep and rest in a hotel. Equipment in the room was more than sufficient, did not manage to use all it offered. Honestly, we also didnt spent much time in the room, but it was always a pleasure going to the room. Somehow .. we felt like at home.. although style is completely different than we have.
So short summary:
superb staff, speaking various languages, so nobody should experience any communication difficulties staying there
restaruant: can't describe it with words.. you simply have to try it...
hotel itself.. charmy, friendly, nice, clean .. actually spotless, ...
in total: i dont know enough superlatives to describe my satisfaction as it was more than just great.. and will definitely be back again. Maybe even in the winter as there is skiing resort very nearby as well!
Thanks to Dobravec family and the rest of the staff for unforgetable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming alpine family hotel is located in the natural paradise of the Lake Bohinj area with its stunning mountains and alpine forests. The bedrooms are bright and tastefully furnished. Lake Bohinj is a pleasant 500m walk from the hotel. Hotel Kristal is a family hotel in Bohinj, situated close to Lake Bohinj, on the outskirts of the Triglav national park. The hotel was built and renovated in line with local tradition and gives its guests the homely feeling, characteristic of the region. Hospitality, delicious cuisine, unspoilt nature and abundant possibilities for an active holiday await you at this excellent starting point. - ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kristal Hotel Bohinjsko Jezero
- Hotel Kristal Slovenia/Bohinjsko Jezero