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Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica

Boutique relaxation in Slovenia’s Bohinj Valley
 
Stay in a superb heritage hotel with a fascinating history, in easy reach of the iconic Lakes Bled and Bohinj. Enjoy discovering the beauty of the Bohinj Valley, including several activities with a local guide, returning to relax in the elegant surroundings of your hotel.
Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica. 7 nights
Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in Slovenia for non-skiers

In the pretty Alpine village of Bohinjska Bistrica and surrounded by the jagged limestone peaks of the Julian Alps, the elegant façade of the Sunrose 7 Heritage hotel looks out over an avenue of chestnut trees alongside a mountain stream. In summer, this is a delightfully uncrowded spot; in winter, it’s a tranquil idyll.
As well as bestowing the magical winter backdrop of the Triglav National Park, the Bohinj Valley offers a wealth of beauty and interest. Follow lakeside walks in the unparalleled panorama of Lakes Bled and Bohinj; enjoy a guided snowshoe excursion (snow-dependent) or hike through the valley; visit the little town of Radovljica, the centre of Slovenia’s beekeeping industry; experience the romance of a torchlit stroll along the shore of Lake Bohinj; and discover the art of Slovenian cheesemaking on a guided visit to a local cheesemaker.

Return each day to relax in the cosy comfort of the Sunrose 7 boutique hotel which has been refurbished to the highest standards. Retaining many of its original features, complemented by contemporary design using local, natural materials, Sunrose 7 is a leading light of sustainable development. With excellent cuisine which lends a creative twist to premium local ingredients, plus luxurious pampering in its intimate spa, this is the consummate relax, detox and de-stress environment.
 

Our expert says

“Stunning lakeside walks; a torchlit stroll; and guided exploration of the beautiful Bohinj Valley, combine with the elegance and comfort of a unique boutique hotel. This is the ultimate ‘relaxation-with-style’ winter discovery holiday.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 

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Our flexible booking arrangements, commitment to safety and financial protection mean that you can book with confidence for winter 2022/23.

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Images courtesy of Slovenia Info and Miran Kambič / Mirko Kunšič / Teddy Verneuil / Matic Klanšek Velej Sportida d.o.o. (©SI MK/MKC/TV/MKV)
 

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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like and explore this Slovenian idyll at your own pace.
  • Lakeside splendour
    In easy reach of Slovenia’s most iconic lakes by complimentary ski buses (your guest card also gives free travel on local buses), the superb scenery in this part of Slovenia is a magnet for summer visitors. Accessible year-round, you can enjoy those same walks in winter, but without the volume of summer visitors.

    In the detailed documentation we provide, we give an overview of our three favourite walk options, including the two following routes:

    Lake Bohinj: 4km
    Slovenia’s largest natural lake, Bohinj is in a basin-shaped glacial valley and its waters reach a depth of 45 metres with no shallows. In winter, the lake can freeze over, occasionally robustly enough to be able to skate on. Beneath its blanket of white, it’s as pretty as a snow globe scene but before the lake freezes and as it begins to thaw, the glacial colours of the waters are bewitching. A short bus ride from the village takes you to the camera-hogging Church of St John the Baptist, from where you join the lakeside path which heads north-east and rounds the north shore to Ukanc to catch the bus back to Bohinjska Bistrica.

    Lake Bled: 6.5km
    Just 30mins by bus from the village, Lake Bled is promoted as Slovenia’s top beauty spot, and its image adorns tourism literature. A path circumnavigates the lake, taking in multiple aspects of its views and passing alongside bars, cafes and restaurants. At its centre, Lake Bled Island is considered one of the most beautiful places in Europe and is accessible year-round, provided the lake isn’t frozen, by flat-bottomed boats known as Pletnas. On the island, it’s traditional to climb the 99 steps to ring the wishing bell of St Mary’s Church.
    Lake Bohinj
  • Radovljica & Bled Castle

    Radovljica
    Slovenia has a strong tradition of beekeeping, with around five beekeepers to every 1,000 inhabitants. The pretty little town of Radovljica, an easy bus ride away, is at the centre of that tradition. Stroll its medieval old quarter with its defence moat and visit its Museum of Apiculture where you’ll find the largest collection of painted beehives in Slovenia.

    Bled Castle
    You may wish to return to Lake Bled and visit its iconic 11th-century castle, perched high above the lake. Inside, you’ll find a museum chronicling its history and the legends that surround it; the frescoed chapel; a print works and a gallery, but it’s the views that really enthral so be sure to choose a day of good visibility.
  • Snowshoeing, torchlit stroll & visit to cheesemaker

    Snowshoeing
    Snowshoeing is a fun and easy way to explore the beautiful Bohinj Valley and we include a guided snowshoe excursion (conditions permitting) or hike in the valley. Once you’ve mastered walking in the shoes, it’s a superb way to enjoy places which, in snow, would be otherwise inaccessible.

    Torchlit stroll
    For a unique experience in the romantic setting of a natural lake, we include a guided torchlit stroll by the banks of Lake Bohinj. At the end of your stroll, you may wish to enjoy dinner by the lake (pay locally) before returning to your hotel.

    Visit to cheesemaker
    Bohinj is known for its excellent cheeses, and we include a guided walk through the valley to visit a local cheesemaker, taste the cheeses, and learn about the traditions of Slovenia’s Alpine dairy cheesemaking.
    Snowshoeing (C) SIMKV
    Torchlit stroll
  • Cross-country skiing & ice-skating

    Cross-country skiing
    If conditions are right, and you wish to spend an afternoon on skis, there are cross-country trails in the valley just beyond the village. Alternatively, take a local bus (1h) to Pokljuka where you’ll find the largest plateau in Slovenia which boasts over 30km of maintained trails.

    Ice-skating
    There is a small outdoor rink in the village and, if temperatures are sufficiently low, it’s occasionally possible to skate on Lake Bled.
  • Gourmet celebrations
    Featuring the excellent cuisine of the hotel’s Kavarna pod Kostanji restaurant, which specialises in traditional recipes made with fresh, local ingredients and given a culinary contemporary makeover, during the festive season Sunrose 7 serves gourmet menus paired with premium wines. At New Year, there is also live music.
 

Where you stay

The village of Bohinjska Bistrica (altitude: 509m) enjoyed a tourism boom in the late 1800s which saw the construction of several hotels, the second being what is now Sunrose 7. Then in 1906 the opening of the Bohinj rail tunnel brought visitors in their droves. Today, Bohinjska Bistrica is still a favourite with visitors who come to enjoy its position on the edge of the Triglav National Park, beneath the Julian Alps, and in easy distance of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. The village has a well-stocked supermarket, a handful of shops and eateries, and the Aquapark Bohinj Wellness Centre and swimming pools.
Sunrose 7
  • boutique hotel

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  • 7 nights: 09 December 2022 - 12 March 2023

    Start set days* | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    09 Dec - 18 Dec 2022 £1545
    19 Dec - 26 Dec 2022 £1895
    27 Dec - 31 Dec 2022 £1580
    01 Jan - 28 Feb 2023 # £1395
    01 Mar - 05 Mar 2023 £1340
    Single traveller supplement £90

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually from London) and onward travel as described.

    * Start days: 9 Dec-8 Jan & from 10 Feb Friday, Sunday, Monday & Thursday; 9 Jan-6 Feb Friday/Monday

    # Supplements apply on 10-13 Feb; please contact us for details

    Included travel: Easyjet Gatwick to Ljubljana (2h10) (times vary, please contact us for details; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h45)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement in £ per room per night)

    Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica
    'Chestnut Embrace' double (no twins): 09 Dec - 22 Dec 2022 £75
    'Chestnut Embrace' double (no twins): 23 Dec - 01 Jan 2023 £95
    'Chestnut Embrace' double (no twins): 02 Jan - 12 Mar 2023 £65
    'Royal Hug' Junior Suite double (no twins): 09 Dec - 22 Dec 2022 £155
    'Royal Hug' Junior Suite double (no twins): 23 Dec - 01 Jan 2023 £125
    'Royal Hug' Junior Suite double (no twins): 02 Jan - 12 Mar 2023 £135
    Single room: 09 Dec - 18 Dec 2022 £115
    Single room: 19 Dec - 26 Dec 2022 £150
    Single room: 01 Jan - 28 Feb 2023 £115
    Single room: 01 Mar - 12 Mar 2023 £90
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Ljubljana (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time are both flexible)
    ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT(S):
    Salzburg

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Birmingham - Salzburg Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Ljubljana easyJet 
    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Ljubljana British Airways 
    Heathrow - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Heathrow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Ljubljana Wizz Air 
    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Salzburg jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Zurich) Swiss 
    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Newcastle - Salzburg jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Salzburg British Airways 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights. Please note that we are unable to book Ryanair flights.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Ljubljana

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    taxi airport to hotel (0h45) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to airport included flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Salzburg

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Salzburg HB to Lesce-Bled (3h40), taxi Lesce-Bled to hotel (0h30) {£26} 1400
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Lesce-Bled (0h30), rail Lesce-Bled to Salzburg HB (3h40) {£26} 1500
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 4 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • detailed information about the area
  • 3 guided activities/visits
  • 2 entries to the Sunrose 7 spa
  • guest card providing free travel on local buses
  • flights from London (regional flights available)
  • transfers to/from Ljubljana airport
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • If your holiday plans go awry because of Coronavirus, rest assured that we’ll do right by you. Since the start of the pandemic, our flexible booking policy and prompt issuing of refunds to customers who prefer not to defer their holiday have earned us high praise in the national press.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – activities such as winter walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety, not least proving your vaccination status or taking a test in order to travel.
    Entry requirements for non-UK destinations & for re-entering the UK >
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    You don’t have to take out a policy with our recommended provider (if you live outside the UK you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Slovenia, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The official language is Slovene, although Italian is spoken by many people along the border with Italy. The currency is the Euro. Slovenian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.

    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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