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Hotel Kompas
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Kranjska Gora
Reviewed March 16, 2009

Just been skiing at Kranjska Gora 7-14 Mar 09, stayed at Kompas. Booked THE cheapest ski hol on-line I could find and this place was it, so was apprehensive about accommodation and resort as a whole, however there was no need whatsoever. Have paid twice as much to ski in France, etc with accommodation only half as good. Kompas was clean, rooms very large & well furnished/presented, double bed extremely comfortable, (altho for some reason we had 2 single duvets all week rather than one double??!) Only poor comment is our room smelt of cigarattes (not entirely hotel's fault) and of 'drains' the whole stay! But apart from that it was superb - fantastic view onto mountains, staff great and food amazing - as much as you want to eat buffet style and we did not have a bad breakfast or eve meal in all 7 days. Prices not bad either for drinks. Would def recommend hotel to anyone, families, singles or couples. Lots of children there but did not matter. Whole resort totally perfect for beginners and 2nd/3rd time ski but not so good for advanced ski as limited runs. Pretty village. Can recom the waffles in the village, small cafe opposite supermarket!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2009

i have just returned from the hotel kompas (7th -14th march 09) on my first skiing holiday! even know after 3days of ski lessons i decided skiing wasnt for me it did not change my refletion of hotel kompas or the resort of kranjska gora. the food is great esp evening meals! the only negative i would say is there is not much for english people at breakfast unless ur european and like olives cheese etc (not for me at 7am !!) .the rooms are very nice and clean and chambermaids r lovely! kompas has a good swimming pool and steam rooms etc but be aware unlike in england steam rooms etc (apart from pool) are naked only so not for the shy!! but nobody bats an eyelid.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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2  Thank Tim S
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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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1  Thank Suzymac67
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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!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank shivaido
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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

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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9  Thank sindymolly
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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
10  Thank Corinne76
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Price Range: $109 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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