Fairytale castles, luxury spa resorts, campsites in the wilds, historic hotels and modern retreats — during my visit to Slovenia I experienced a superb variety of places to stay. My favourite of all, though, was glamping in the woods on the shores of Lake Bled, a magical setting with a view of the castle and the Church of St Martins on its island perch. Here’s my review of Lake Bled glamping, Slovenia.
Lake Bled Glamping, Slovenia
Can you imagine a campsite with a better view? And to stay here at Camping Bled costs as little as €22.80 for a plot for two people, depending on the time of year. We, however, were staying in something a bit more special than a canvas tent. As soon as I saw the Gozdne vile huts I knew I was going to love Lake Bled glamping in Slovenia.
We were welcomed with some delicious light bites and smoothies, then had a few hours to relax before enjoying a fabulous massage with a view of the forest.
We dined in a great local restaurant that evening, but I was really looking forward to returning to our little wooden huts and making use of my own wood-fired hot tub, perfect for a romantic evening under the stars. They thoughtfully provide candles and you can even arrange to have a cold dinner brought to your tub.
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While the huts are cosy, there’s just room for a double bed and a few cupboards. It felt so romantic and snug spending the night here.
Each hut also has its own private toilet and waterfall shower (in a block just across the lawn). As well as towels, two white towelling robes were provided.
I loved the big picture window that looked out onto the trees.
In the morning, a breakfast hamper was outside my door with a hot flask of coffee.
The only thing missing was my fiancé. I’d love to come back here and a spend a few nights glamping with Neill. I’ve even suggested Lake Bled glamping Slovenia as the perfect place for our honeymoon. Yes, I really loved it that much.
You can hire a plot for your tent from just €22.80 per couple. You can also hire plots including a tent, and they even have glamping family tents plus, of course, the magical Gozdne vile huts like the ones we stayed in. With prices starting from just €69 for a hut for two with breakfast and your own hot tub, I think it’s great value. The huts are heated, so you can even stay here in the middle of Winter. Imagine dashing the few paces through the snow to your hot tub. So romantic.
When to visit Lake Bled
Bled get s very busy in the summer months and I would personally avoid going there in July or August because it’s simply too crowded. Spring or Autumn is ideal, when accommodation prices will also be cheaper. In April and May and again in September and October the weather is usually lovely and warm with fewer crowds. Christmas and New Year are extremely busy periods too.
Whatever time of year you go, you’ll find everywhere less crowded first thing in the morning so it’s advisable to visit the top tourist attractions like Bled Castle and Bled Island, which you can catch a boat to, as soon as they open. When it is really busy head out for a walk around the lake and you’ll mostly be able to find a quiet spot somewhere. The longer walking trails are less popular and, therefore, quieter too.
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Thanks to Best Press Story for organising this fabulous press trip to Slovenia. While my travel, accommodation, meals and activities were all complimentary, as always, I will only ever share with you my own thoughts and honest opinions. All photographs are my own and subject to copyright unless otherwise stated.
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