Green Reflections at Hotel Kompas
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Hotel Kompas, Cankarjeva Cesta, Bled, Slovenia

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Green Reflections

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

5 Nights at Hotel Kompas

 

This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of…

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Description :

The pleasant standard rooms of the Kompas Hotel have an area between 16 and 18sqm. Most of them have a balcony.

The bathrooms are equipped with showers, and some have bathtubs. Guests may choose between rooms with king-size beds and rooms with twin beds.

ROOM SIZE:     18 m²


Room Amenities :

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Minibar
  • Satellite TV service
  • Bathrobes
  • LCD TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Wake-up calls
  • Room Service

Included


•    Accommodation in a spacious and comfortable room
•    Tasty buffet breakfast
•    Large glazed swimming pool, which is situated on the hotel terrace and offers a unique view across the lake and castle in all seasons
•    Free of charge: Hot massage tub,  Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas
•    Free access to Indoor pool
•    Free access to Fitness Centre
•    Free bicycle rental
•    Wi-Fi Free of charge
•    Free private parking is possible on site
•    Organisation of picnics and provision of picnic rucksacks
•    Express check-in/check-out  – Free
•    Luggage storage  – Free
•    Safety deposit box  – Free

 

This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. Look out at the lake from a castle on a cliff and visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat.


The most beautiful view of the lake, its island, and the surrounding peaks is from the castle towering over the lake on a cliff. Due to its beauty, it is considered to be one of the loveliest wedding venues in Europe, and it has also been the location of important diplomatic and state protocol meetings. In addition to the picturesque architecture, this 12th century castle is also home to a museum collection; a castle printing works, where you can learn about traditional manual printing; the castle cellar, where you can bottle wine and seal the bottle with wax ; a castle smithy, and a restaurant. In the summer months, you can meet a castle lord or experience an archery tournament.
Bled is one of the most recognisable iconic places in Slovenia. In the 19thcentury, it was visited by hydropathy enthusiasts following the methods of the Swiss physician Arnold Rikli. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lake Bled was considered to be the most beautiful health resort in Austria-Hungary. After World War II, this was the location of one of the most important state protocol residences. Villa Bled has retained this function to the present day.
Due to its mountain climate and unspoilt nature, Lake Bled was once widely considered to be a health resort, and there were pleasant bathing areas on the lake. The lake does not have major natural inflowing streams; water is only supplied by a few springs. There are also thermal springs in the north-eastern part of the lake, which now supply the swimming pools of Bled hotels. (Grand Hotel Toplice, Park and Golf hotels.)
Not far from Lake Bled there is a gorge which, because of its exceptional beauty, was attracting tourists as early as in the 19th century. Wooden bridges and viewing galleries lead you down the 1.6 km long gorge among waterfalls, pools, and cascades. A stone, single-arch, former railway bridge also towers above the gorge. Vintgar Gorge, which also shares its name with other, similar gorges around Slovenia (vintgar is the Slovenian word for gorge) also take you by surprise due to its unique flora.
 

Bled is a popular destination in Slovenia due to its romantic scenery and access point for Triglav National Park, which offers numerous outdoor adventure opportunities. The town features a little white church on an island in the center of an emerald green mountain lake, with Bled Castle perched high above, amidst the Julian Alps.

Yes, it's every bit as lovely in real life. With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, watersports and canyoning possibilities.

Not surprisingly, Bled can be overpriced and swarming with tourists in midsummer. But as is the case with many popular destinations around the world, people come in droves – and will continue to do so – because the place is so special.

What to See

 

  • Lake Bled. Formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier at the end of the Ice Age. As much as 2120m long and 1380m wide. Maximum depth is 30.6m. With no natural tributaries, it is fed by a few springs.  edit
  • Bled Castle, (follow the paths marked Grad for a 15 minute steep climb). A picturesque white and red castle enclosed by a Romanesque wall with parapets, ramparts, and towers. The current incarnation of the castle dates from the 17th century and was restored in the 1950s. The upper courtyard includes a 16th century chapel decorated with frescoes from 1700 and includes a painting of Henry II conferring Bled to Bishop Albuin. There is a small museum with an exhibition on the castle's and the region's history, and the usual array of medieval pomp, pageantry and weaponry. The exhibition features explicative texts both in English and Slovenian, and some videos in Slovenian, German, English and Italian. The castle terrace offers great views of the lake and island below. There is also a small wine center run by Andre, the monk.
  • Bled Island. Excavations on the island have revealed the remains of a pre-Romanesque Chapel and a large Slavic cemetary dating to 9 AD. 
  • Church of the Assumption. The present baroque church dates from 1698. Well preserved frescoes depict scenes from the life of Virgin Mary. Ring the wishing bell, which was installed in the original Gothic church in 1534. The Provost's house and the smaller building behind the church were used as guesthouses. According to local tradition, a husband who can carry his newly married bride the 99 steps up from the dock into the church will be ensured a happy marriage, and ringing the bell in the church will fulfill one of your wishes. 
  • Iglica Waterfall, (4km southwest of Bled, in the caves of Iglica, near the village of Bohinjska Bela). 18m high, but very narrow waterfall over a vertical wall of Permian limestone. Popular for rock climbing. If you go up the stairs you have a beautiful view over the whole area.  
  • Babji Zob (Hag's Tooth) Caves, (4km southwest of Bled, near the village of Bohinjska Bela). 300m cave system includes rare helictites (calcium deposits) and a tooth-shaped pillar atop a 1128m peak. Very different than other caves in Slovenia. 

 

What to Do


Most of the outdoor adventure activities, as well as the must-see Vintgar Gorge, are in nearby Triglav National Park. However, Bled also offers numerous activities.

  • SUP-ing, Bled lake, Stand up paddling trips. Explore the lake&island on a surfboard. 
  • Hiking. Bled offers several easy to moderate hikes, many of which offer amazing picturesque views of the island. Mala Osojnica, a 685m high peak at the southwestern corner of the lake offers the best and most famous views of Bled, and is popular among photographers. An easier, but less spectacular option is to hike up 638m Straza, covered with linden oak and spruce trees, southwest of the Grand Hotel Toplice.  
  • Swimming at Grajsko kopališ?e (Castle Bathing Area), (on the north shore underneath the castle). A great place to swim, also has two waterslides, a trampoline, a climbing wall, four outdoor swimming pools, a jump board as well as climbers, swings and a sandbox for children, table tennis, chess, 1,000 changing rooms, 107 lockers, boat rental, snack shop, and a grassy beach. 
  • Strel Swimming Adventures, Swim across Lake Bled and around the Island with well-known operator for Slovenian swimming adventure holidays. 
  • Alpine Flying Centre,  Panorama flights, glider rental, and tandem para-jumps. There is also a good restaurant. 
  • Fishing. Fishing for catfish, pike, carp and lake trout is permitted on Lake Bled with the purchase of a permit from the tourist office.
  • Wine Tasting Bled, Taste 7 top wines from different wine regions of Slovenia, learning interesting wine facts from a wine expert in a 100-year old cellar in Bled. 

 

Festivals

  • Bled Days. On the 4th weekend of July. Three days of fairs and concerts. The event culminates in fireworks and the lighting of thousands of candles on the lake.  
  • Okarina Etno Festival. 1st weekend in August. Ethnic festival featuring folk music performances.  
  • International Music Festival Bled. Early July. Classical music festival. 

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Hotel Kompas is situated on a small hill right in the heart of Bled. Built in original Alpine style, it blends harmoniously with the natural environment, which is characterised by high plateaus and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Its unique location offers visitors unforgettable views across Lake Bled and the castle.

An especially charming feature of the hotel is its terrace, where you can unwind, let yourself be caressed by sunshine and go for a swim within a glazed pool offering a unique lakeside view. The massage pool and saunas ensure perfect relaxation, while there is also a fitness centre and squash court for those wishing to spend an active moment.

The History of Kompas Hotel


The story of the hotel reaches back to year 1951, when a small but nonetheless propulsive tourist and transport agency Putnik was established, which later took on the name Kompas it still bears to present day. In the 80s, Kompas developed into one of the largest tourist agencies in the world. Its offices were spread throughout Slovenia as well as former Yugoslavia and in several border crossings with the neighbouring countries. It was not long before the idea emerged of starting to build their own accommodation capacities, due to the bursting tourism from abroad. The first in the series of Kompas hotels was built in the international border crossing of Loibl pass and almost simultaneously, our Kompas Bled hotel came to life. The construction works began in year 1968 and were concluded by 1969. The hotel immediately won the recognitions of foreign and domestic tour operators, due to its location, the modern equipment and accessibility.
The expansion of tourism and the need of additional capacities caused for the hotel to partially be renovated from 1976 to 1977. At that point the hotel was also expanded.

RELAXATION

  • Pool and saunas

Hotel Kompas boasts a large glazed swimming pool, which is situated on the hotel terrace and offers a unique view across the lake and castle in all seasons. The glass walls are opened in warmer months, giving guests access to the panoramic terrace, where comfortable deckchairs are at their disposal.

In addition to the pool, guests of Hotel Kompas can relax in the hot massage tub, as well as the Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas. The admission to the pool and use of the massage tub are free of charge for guests staying at Hotel Kompas.

  • Massage and relaxation

In addition to the pool, guests of Hotel Kompas can relax in the hot massage tub, as well as the Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas. The admission to the pool and use of the massage tub are free of charge for guests staying at Hotel Kompas.

  • Fitness and squash

Hotel Kompas offers a fitness studio with a variety of exercise equipment and a squash court. Hotel guests can use fitness free of charge, while non-resident guests are also welcome. Those staying longer in Bled can work out under the supervision of a personal trainer.

DRINK AND DINE

The hotel restaurant serves tasty buffet breakfasts and delicious half-board dinners. In between, you may refresh yourself in our café with daily fresh snacks and selected drinks, which we serve on our wonderful panoramic terrace in warmer months.

BUSINESS MEETINGS
Hotel Kompas is distinguished by its broad offer of meeting rooms and business services. There are five halls in the hotel - suitable for organising various business meetings, seminars and conferences, while the spacious areas for registration, exhibitions and accompanying activities add value to the Hotel Kompas meeting product.

The unique Jezerska Hall can accommodate up to 220 participants in its amphitheatre, and the maximum capacity of the united Triglavska and Grajska Halls is 96 guests. All function rooms have natural daylight and are air-conditioned. Modern technical amenities, which are installed in all halls, and the professional support of our skilled technician, who is on hand during the full duration of the meeting, are crucial for a smoothly organised meeting.

Hotel Kompas combines a productive working environment with a superb culinary offering locally grown ingredients that the chefs use for their creations. Enjoy home-made fruit bread and apple juice during the coffee break, and select a light seasonal menu for your working lunch.


Hotel Reception

Check in : 02:00 PM
Check out : 11:00 AM


Hotel Amenities

Business Center
Laundry Service
Restaurant
Wi-Fi Internet
Bar Lounge
Swimming Pool
Parking
Fitness Center
SPA
Air Conditioner
Elevator
Pets Allowed

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