Being a champion of all things eco, I was pleased to previously write about the new eco hotel located in one of Slovenia’s most beautiful regions. However, I am even more excited to announce that Slovenia’s eco-friendly Bohinj Park Hotel has now been awarded five stars according to the official hotel classification scheme, making it the highest quality hotel in northwest Slovenia.
The hotel, which opened for business in the summer of 2009, is situated in the beautiful Julian Alps region on the edge of the Triglav National Park. Built mainly from natural materials including timber and stone, the hotel has a range of special energy saving solutions, including being heated and cooled by water from its own well.
This summer has seen the opening of three new hotels in some of Slovenia’s tourist hot spots. The four-star Hotel Kras opened in Postojna, in the immediate vicinity of the world-famous Postojna Caves, the largest known cave system in Slovenia.
The hotel has 24 double rooms and three superior suites, as well as a conference room which can hold up to 50 people. The hotel’s terrace offers stunning views of Nanos Plateau, an area of limestone landscape features popular with cyclists and hikers.
Room prices start from €62 per night and more information can be found at www.hotel-kras.si.
The four star Bohinj Park Resort and Spa, situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park, one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist areas, also opened this summer. The Bohinj Park Hotel has been ecologically designed to be energy efficient and have a low impact on the surrounding environment. Every element of the hotel has been designed with the environment in mind, for example, the lights are actually LED lamps which use up to 40 times less electricity than normal light bulbs. Windows in bedrooms are also fitted with sensors that shut down the air conditioning when they are open. A low-temperature regime has also been employed throughout the hotel, with under-floor heating and climate beams helping reduce the energy consumption.
The hotel has 102 standard rooms, seven luxury suites, a honeymoon suite and a presidential suite with its own terrace and outdoor pool. A wellness centre is located at the top of the hotel with a swimming pool offering panoramic views of Bohinj.
Finally, the Hotel Špik in Gozd Martuljek, northwest Slovenia, has undergone a full refurbishment with a new building containing 56 rooms and two suites added to the original 60 rooms, which have been fully renovated. The rooms in the new wing all have balconies offering views of the Julian Alps.
The hotel is managed by the Hit Holidays group, which also offers accommodation in nearby Kranjska Gora.