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Hotel Kompas
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Kranjska Gora
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“Magical Experience and would go back in a heartbeat!!!”
Reviewed February 8, 2009

We stayed in Hotel Kompas from 17-24th January 2009. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children and we had never skied before. We we pleasently surprised when we arrived at the hotel at 8.30pm as there were people sitting around in the comfy sofas and some were dancing to music. We were given our keys and headed to our room. The room was very clean and spacious for a family of 4, though we found our bed to be very hard. We had just missed dinner so the hotel laid on a cold dinner straight away.

The food in the resturant was very good and we found that we were going up for seconds, they did have some food for the children.

The only fault that we would have is that some of the women waiters in the resturant and bar were very ignorant and that did make me think that surely they should treat tourists with respect as afterall we are bringing money into their economy.

We found the hotel to be very close to the slopes, and the town was very quaint and homely. This is a very cheap holiday as their prices in the bar were very reasonable as a glass of red wine was 1.20 euros and a large beer was 2 euros. The supermarket down the street was cheep as well as we bought water for 14 cents and coke etc for 77 cents, cigarettes 2 euros.

Our Ski Instructor Emir was very good and made this experience the best. We would come back to this hotel in a heartbeat as it is good value and close to everything. The resort has limited shops and bars but we found that there was enough for us.

We met some wonderful people in our ski group and we have stayed intouch. When Our coach came to pick us up there were tears in our eyes as we had enjoyed it so much. My kids our talking about next year even before we had left the resort. We do hope to met up with the new friends next year at the same place.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2009

Have been a yearly visitor to Kranj for the past 5/6yrs and have always stayed at the Larix. Last year was my first year bringing non skier wife and 2 kids (6yrs and 9mth old!) and booked the Kompas Hotel. I cannot be complimentary enough about our experience. Our arrival was late (2am), yet the night staff had a cold supper ready for us (all we wanted was bed!). Room was perfect (large double, a single, huge cot for baby and loads of space). Noticed a rather unpleasant odour (drain smell) in bathroom but fell into bed. Next morning smell still there, went to reception and within 20mins had been moved next door no fuss!
Half board and food was superb (much better than Larix where could be a bit hit/miss). Very fussy eater son ate better than at home. Staff very friendly and kept playing with the baby. Great Location, nice pool (smaller than Larix but less crowded so more pleasant). very positive experience and highly recommend this hotel. Unfortunately this year could not get the Kompas (mid-term) so will be in Alpina. Although it appears fine will be hard pushed imho to match last years experience at Kompas. BTW Kranj fantastic for families with young kids, also beginners. Not alot of variety for advanced (me a bit bored with skiing options but going for kids benefit) just beware it is a low resort and snow reliability can be iffy!

  • Liked — room size
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 7, 2008

was staying at the hotel kompas with my husband and 2 children for a ski holiday. hotel was excellent just across the road from the slopes. staff very friendly.
food in the hotel was quite traditional, but i am a fussy eater and i always found something nice to eat. rooms lovely good size for a family of four. intersport bernik ski schools fantastic staff brilliant with children.
hotel at night is quiet everyone seems to just sit around on the comfy sofas in the lobby with the log fire going.
a couple of other hotels have more entertainment but we where so tired after day skiing and night skiing lounging in front of the fire a must!
prices very good everything very cheap compared with other ski resorts i have been.
loved it so much going back in january 2008 same hotel xxxx

  • Liked — the lounge area
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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2008

Having seen the Julian Alps from our flight into Ljubljana, we were really looking forward to our week at the Hotel Kompas, and we certainly weren’t disappointed with what we found there. We had paid a bit extra to upgrade to a superior mountain-view room and were so glad that we did as the view from our balcony was stunning. The room itself was a good size and we were really pleased that the satellite TV channels included BBC World as we like to keep up with the news while we are away. We stayed on a half board basis and found the hotel food was generally excellent as was the service. We only drank in the hotel bar once as the centre of Kranjska Gora is only a few mins walk away with a good selection of much cheaper bars. It is also near the supermarket which is great for stocking up on drinks and picnic food (they sell rolls on the deli counter). We can also recommend Café Charlie near the hotel for ice-creams and strudel, Hotel Kotnik and Pension Lipa for pizzas and Kala for cakes and fruit pies (behind Pension Lipa, near the bus station).

In terms of the facilities, the Kompas has a small pool and Jacuzzi, a godsend after a hard day of walking and sightseeing, and you can also use the swimming pool complex at the nearby hotel Larix. We only went on one organised trip with Inghams – to Ljubljana. It cost 33 Euros each – which is not cheap considering you only get a few hours there, but it is a 4 hr round trip by local bus so it’s definitely a convenient way to see the capital. We would recommend a trip up to the castle by funicular for a great view of the city.

We spent the rest of our time doing walks in and around Kranjska Gora – the scenery is absolutely stunning. You can get a walking map in English from the Tourist Office which tells you the length and difficulty of the suggested walks. We found that the descriptions often underestimated the nature of the walks though and after a couple of hairy experiences, we decided to stick to easy walks for the remainder of our time. In particular, the summit walk from the top of the summer chair lift in Kranjska Gora has sections where you really have to scramble up on your hands and knees – definitely take walking poles if you can and watch out for swift changes in the weather. A lot of the walks start in Kranjska Gora, but if you want to go further afield then there are plenty of local buses (more during the week than at weekends) – you can even get a direct bus to Lake Bled once a day. Also bear in mind that the summer season doesn’t officially begin until mid June – there are more activities on offer during the season and the chairlifts and summer toboggan run (highly recommended) run during the week as well as at weekends. We had an absolutely great holiday overall and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both the Kompas and Kranjska Gora itself.

Stayed June 2008
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Reviewed June 22, 2008

We travelled to Kranjska Gora and the hotel Kompas from Rovinj in Croatia for the second week of our holiday. We expected to find the same friendly people in Slovenia as on our previous week. However, this was not to be. On our first night we arrived at the dining room expecting a warm greeting. Instead we received a grunt from the lady who appeared to be in charge. She took us to our table and mumbled this is where you will have dinner and breakfast for the next week. The small tables are in very close proximity to each other but fortunately we sat next to a very friendly couple. It would have been very easy to have been less fortunate. The general feeling of unfriendliness continued from a number but not all of the staff.

On looking round the dining room we noticed a large number of wall lights were not working. A quick count showed that 34 out of 96 were in this condition. This did improve as about a third of the bulbs were replaced before we left.

The tables in the dining room were left uncleared for a considerable time after the guests had left their table, but we think this was because of insufficient staff. We feel that this is unacceptable in a supposedly four star hotel.

Our room was very good , as was the ensuite, with beautiful views of the mountains. The swimming pool area was excellent.

There didn't appear to be anyone who could be identified as a Manager, certainly no one out and about the hotel making sure the operation ran smoothly.

We had read lots of comments about how good the walking is around Kranjska Gora but in our opinion because the area is so heavily wooded it made no difference as to what walk you were on as you could not see much of the scenery. There were a few exceptions to this where you did see the mountains and these were indeed spectacular.

The very centre of Kranjska Gora is attractive but for a small mountain village we feel that two 24 hour casinos are not appropriate.

We had considered a holiday in Kranjska Gora for a number of years but we will not be returning.

  • Liked — the room and ensuite
  • Disliked — the unfriendliness of some of the staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Guildford, Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2008

My partner and I have just returned from Kransjka Gora on our first snowboarding holiday (2-9 Feb 08) and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We chose the Kompas Hotel as it had pool and relaxation area.

We arrived on the Saturday when the "Ski Legends" event was taking place and the hotel reception area was packed with lots of old (and rude) people and we had wondered on our choice of hotel but it was only busy because of the event and it finished that evening so the hotel quietened down - phew!

The hotel staff were friendly, polite and helpful although unfortunately we had to wait until 3pm to get into our room as we think they were a little short staffed (we arrived at the hotel around 10am). But this did not dampen our spirits, we took a walk around the town to get our bearings, viewed the slopes and picked up our board and boots - the shop was very busy but this is to be expected as everyone on our flight wanted to pick up their hire gear. Oh, when we arrived to pick up our hire gear, First Choice told us we needed photos for the ski passes - we did not have these so we paid 2 euros each to have our photo taken, not the end of the world but maybe some people would like to take their own picture, apparently a copy of your passport picture is good enough. The hotel will give you a locker (downstairs) for all your hire gear too, at a deposit of 5 euros.


The food in the restaurant was very good, there was always a good selection of evening meals with soups, breads, hot dishes, salads, cold meats, cheese, desserts and ice cream. The breakfast was also of a good selection, you can have a hot breakfast or a cold one and even a healthy one as there is a table offering healthy options of seeds and muesli. The drinks we purchased with our dinner were reasonably priced and in fact, so was the mini bar in our room which is nice as these are almost always overpriced. Which leads me nicely to our room. Before arriving, we were of the understanding that none of the rooms had a bath which disappointed us somewhat as we were looking forward to a warm bath after being out on the slopes all day (we only have a shower at home so a bath for us is real treat!). We were given room 138 and we have to say, it was perfect AND it had a bath!! The room was a very generous size, the bathroom was large, the wardrobe/dressing area were spacious and we had a table and chair/sitting area. Our balcony overlooked the slopes too. The room was clean and two apples awaited our arrival. Our room was cleaned every day and we felt it was done to a very high standard. No complaints there.

The smoking ban came into play in Slovenia in July (ish) of last year so the hotel was smoke free and so are all the restaurants and pubs - which was great.

The pool & Jacuzzi were fine and the staff there were very helpful and friendly. Be aware that these areas became very busy from around 4.30pm until dinner - this is because the slopes close at 4pm every day (they open at 9am). The relaxation area was brilliant. We paid 5.50 euros each for a session in there. There are two saunas, a steam room, showers, plunge pool and a relaxation area with lovely wooden seats that rocked back and forwards. We used this on a number of occasions. The lockers are free.

There had not been any snow since Nov but on arrival, it snowed for us for two whole days which was perfect! Even when it did not snow, they used the snow cannons a few times which produced a nice sugary snow effect. A few mornings the slopes were very icy but by about 11am, they had softened up.

We booked snowboarding lessons with our tour operator (First Choice). These were every morning at 9am for 2 hours. On Sunday, the lesson started at midday. We were in a group of 9 and we had two instructors - Luca and Blush who both worked for Bernik Intersport - their "office" was at the bottom of the slope, at the back of the Larix Hotel. Both instructors were brilliant. Luca has been snowboarding for 10 years and we did book one private lesson with him and we have to say, he is an excellent teacher! Our private lesson for one hour was 24 euros.

So, the slopes opened 9am-4pm, after which they were "groomed" ready for the next day. The night skiing started at 8pm - 10pm although not on a Monday. We spent most of our time on the nursery slopes which did get a little busy but this did not really bother us, as we were all learners. We have to say, when queueing for the "buttons" the queue seemed to be a little messy to say the least - being English, we joined the back of the queue each time, expecting everyone to then join after us but that is not the case at all! People just shuffled in where and when they felt like it, there is no orderly queue so by the end of the week, we had become like everyone else - not caring about pushing in. Which is a shame really, it's not nice to have to battle your way in the queue - the kids are the worst too, they seem to think they have a right to shuffle past you to the front of the queue. If you are in a group lesson (as we were) the instructors will make sure you get through the queue together.

There are only a handful of restaurants and bars in this resort, so if you are looking for a full-on party apres-ski, you may be disappointed. We tried two of the pizza restaurants which were both delicious. We tried a few of the bars, the Grand Prisank bar was good with some pool tables the Bar Inca, run by Jay (who is English) was fantastic with a great selection of drinks and cocktails and Jay, who is very friendly - we recommend this bar!

We did not go to the nightclub in our hotel. To be honest, after a day on the slopes, all we could manage to do was have a sauna, dinner and then veg in our room watching TV!

The little cafe/bars at the bottom of all the slopes serve lunch and drinks - try a few as they are all different, ranging from burger and chips to traditional meats and soups.

We found the resort to be just what we needed and very good value for money. We were very, very pleased with our holiday.

  • Liked — Clean, up to date, spacious, warm, excellent overall
  • Disliked — the twin beds - a double would have been preferred but I think we were too late when booking so we missed out
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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10 Thank MelissaClark
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Bedfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2008

I stayed at the Kompass as part of an all-female skiing group. Three of us are vegetarian and regrettably, for an allegedly Four Star Hotel, the chefs did not seem to be well acquainted with a meat-free lifestyle. Even carnivorous group members struggled with the uninspiring food on offer to guests via the buffet-style arrangements.
My room faced the mountain, great during the day, when I was actually on it-skiing, but horrendous at night, when the snow cannons started up at three in the morning - every morning. This shouldn't be a problem if it actually snows when you're staying there.
However, don't be put off....staff were generally very helpful and moved one of the party to the other side of the hotel when she couldn't take any more night time noise.
Rooms are very clean and if you're looking for the ideal beginner's ski resort, this is definitely it.
Enjoy!

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Food and noise
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Kompas
Address: Borovshka cesta 100, Kranjska Gora 4280, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Kranjska Gora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kompas 4*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The largest hotel in Kranjska Gora lies just off the village centre and right at the foot of the ski slopes, surrounded by a vast hotel garden and green meadows. In addition to the accommodation facilities, this hotel is praised for its rich culinary offer and the possibility of relaxing in the wellness centre, while its meetings and events offer allows the organisation of various events. The hotel offers 149 comfortable, modern-style rooms of various sizes and 5 suites. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, direct phone line, safe deposit box, bathing tub with shower and hair-dryer. ... more   less 
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