Luxury hotel holiday Vila Bled Lake Bled

Vila Bled offers a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Bled and extensive grounds. The classical, period style of the rooms and suites is charming and has a comfortable appeal. Our clients can immerse themselves in the peaceful surroundings of the lakeside, enjoy activities on the lake or simply explore the hotel’s grounds. The Vila Bled is an excellent base for a relaxed holiday or as part of one of our luxury touring holidays of Central and Eastern Europe by rail.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Vila Bled, Lake Bled

Vila Bled is a 4-star former-presidential villa in a secluded position with spectacular panoramic views of the lake. An award-winning restaurant, private beach and wellness centre alongside comfortable 50s style accommodation afford guests a relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Ljubljana Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Ljubljana Airport

Closest railway station Lesce-Bled Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Lesce-Bled Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Cafe, Relaxation Area with Sauna and Whirlpool, Tennis Court (open seasonally), Private Beach on the lake, Private Boat House with complimentary boat hire.

Complimentary watersports

Complimentary Boat Hire

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Within easy reach of Bled Castle with its panoramic views, museum, printing workshop and wine cellar, Bled Island (accessible by traditional wooden Pletna), water sports such as rafting and canoeing on the lake. Plenty of bike trails and hiking including scenic Vingtar Gorge.

Sports nearby

Bike Trails, Hiking, Water Sports.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46196

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Vila Bled, Lake Bled

Vila Bled offers a striking location with outstanding views of Lake Bled. A classical building, the impressive, pale facade with its small archways and pillars, welcomes guests into the spacious interiors. The hotel is reminiscent of the 1950s and has retained its period furnishings that adorn the grand hallways. The rooms and suite are all well-appointed and spacious with the classical style continued with the use of a neutral colour scheme, parquet floors and simple furniture. Perhaps choose a lake view room or suite and enjoy the stunning landscape from the comfort of your room. In warmer weather, begin each day with breakfast on the terrace, under the picturesque archways of the hotel and enjoy the beautiful views over the lake. For more active guests, the hotel offers a range of activities from complimentary rowing boat rental to tennis and its excellent location means that there are many hiking and cycling trails within easy reach. For those wishing to enjoy the peaceful location and relax, there is a small wellness area at the hotel containing a sauna and jacuzzi. Guests could also choose to indulge in a massage at the hotel as well. In the summer months the tranquillity of the extensive grounds is a particular highlight, with the private beach and the Cafe Belvedere which offers light snacks. Its raised position in the estate means it affords guests exceptional views over the lake and Bled Island. In the evening the hotel and restaurant provide the perfect place to retreat. Dine in the comfortable environment of the restaurant and enjoy the delicious array of French and Mediterranean cuisine served with a traditional Slovenian twist and made with the freshest local ingredients. The Vila Bled offers classical style and charm in a truly incomparable location on the shores of Lake Bled.

Room descriptions

Vila Bed guest rooms all include TV, safe, minibar and fan.

Double Room lake view and balcony
Suite park view
Superior Suite terrace
Suite lake view and balcony
Presidential Suite lake view or park view, spacious living room, 2 bedrooms

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46196

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Vila Bled, Lake Bled

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Vila Bled on Lake Bled, our clients usually arrive by train. By train, the closest station is Bled station and then take a taxi or the hotel can arrange to collect you. The hotel is about 9 minutes by car from the station.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46196

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Vila Bled, Lake Bled

About Slovenia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Slovenia is a chance to explore and get to know a less popular European holiday destination. Slovenia often passes under the radar for those looking for cultural places to visit, when, in actual fact, it has art galleries to rival the collections of Paris and Venice, and museums that contain artefacts dating back over 60,000 years. Hundreds of ruins and castles can be found across the country, with countless stories to tell from through the ages. The Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods left the most prominent marks, though some isolated castles date back to ancient times. Slovenia is a country with a reputation that is being quickly shaped by its environmental priorities. It was the first country in the world to be declared a Green Destination, and its capital, Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital in 2016. The importance placed on environmental issues can be easily traced back to the necessity of preserving the beautiful and diverse landscape that Slovenia has to offer. Sublime lakes, lined with forested mountains, sit within driving distance of historic submediterranean coastlines. Castles and caves provide plenty to explore both above and below ground, and the spa and health resorts dotted around the country offer havens of relaxation that utilise the natural healing properties of the thermal waters. A visit to beautiful, green Slovenia takes you through some of Europe's epic and captivating historical periods, its most naturally beautiful settings, and into a rich hub of virtually undiscovered culture. Slovenia is an up-and-coming destination that suits stays throughout the year.

Highlights of Slovenia

The capital city of Ljubljana gives you the best sense of Slovenia as a whole. Perched above the red roofs of the houses below is the Ljubljana Castle, a mediaeval fortress accessed through the surrounding trees by a steep funicular train. The eponymous river winds its way around the city, separating the stunning old town from the developing commercial, modern half. To cross over from one side of the city to the other, use either the famous Dragon Bridge or the landmark Tromostovje Bridge. Ljubljana is home to the National Museum of Slovenia, which is the perfect place to begin learning about the history of the country, once you have got to grips with the meandering streets and enchanting atmosphere. Though this city is the country's capital, it still remains as green and natural as the country's proud status suggests. Trees overhang the channels of the river, burst out between the pretty buildings, and surround the many squares and bridges.

Cultural highlights of Slovenia

The town of Piran on the Slovenian coast is best known for its salt pans, where the world-famous fleur de sel are still made. The mediaeval town itself, with its colourful stone houses, is a cultural and historic monument and looks out across the stunning Adriatic Sea. The rich green forest of two landscape parks acts as a backdrop. The town's main harbour leads directly onto the irregular shape of the picturesque main square, where arcaded townhouses hide cafes and shops. Visitors here benefit from all the beauty of Alpine Europe as well as the Mediterranean climate. One of the renowned Karst caves, Postojna Cave is the most visited cave in Europe, and has the broadest biological diversity of any cave in the world. The railway that takes you the 5km through its many impressive caverns, corridors, and galleries has been in operation for over 140 years. Guided tours draw your attention to features such as the 16m stalagmite, the oldest underground post office in the world, and the olm 'dragon' fish, which has just begun hatching again in the caves. Predjama Castle is the largest cave castle in the world. It has guarded tunnels that lead to the Postojna Cave for over 800 years, clinging to the side of a sheer rock face, framed by a ring of exposed rock and dense vegetation. In the summer, it hosts the Erazem Knight Tournament. In the north west of the country is Lake Bled. Considered an Alpine lake, Lake Bled is something of a paradise, with Slovenia's only island located on its waters. The picturesque island itself is reason enough to visit: a small curve of trees with a cluster of red-roofed houses and a single tall black spire. You can look down across the lake from the clifftop castle, reached via 90 stone steps, or take a traditional boat, known as a pletna, out onto the water. The thermal springs of Lake Bled paved the way for Slovenia's reputation for health resorts. At the beginning of the 20th century it was particularly revered. Today, the country remains hugely popular with those seeking the expertise of prestigious spa hotels, many of which line Lake Bled's shores. For a true insight into traditional Slovenian culture, visit Lipica, the home of the original stud farm of the Lipizzaner white horses. The farm was first set up in 1580 in the Karst, and today you can still watch the elegant shows or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Facts in brief

Capital Ljubljana
Airport Ljubljana
Size 20,273 km²
Population 2 million
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