What a refreshing change: Bohinj seeks symbiosis where tourism is secondary to local sensibilities

Making tourism work has at times been hard going for the Bohinj region of Slovenia during the last few years. If losing hundreds of guest bedrooms as the inexorable decline and eventual closure of historic hotels the Zlatorog and Bellevue wasn't a bitter enough pill to swallow(along with deteriorating fortunes at the Ski Hotel Vogel…

Bohinj: what’s on offer to overnight guests

This blog post reviews many(but far from all) of Lake Bohinj's accommodation options in what has become a shrinking marketplace due to the demise of many of its mainstay operators. My overall rating(out of ten) is born from part experience and the location, tariff and facilities relevant to each property. Being purely subjective, I have…

Bohinj: what now for the former Hotel Kompas?

Bohinj's eponymous Ribcev Laz-based hotel is the latest to reach a state of crisis following the demise of the neighbouring Bellevue, a former favourite of Agatha Christie, and time-lapsed dereliction of the Ukanc-based Zlatorog, whose heyday saw it welcome national leaders and global heads of state. How the ongoing bankruptcy process will affect the Hotel…

Bohinj: finally some hope for Hotel Zlatorog?

*Please view March 2019 update:¬†Bohinj: Slovenian Cryptocurrency millionaire invests in ailing hotel stock Being responsible for the majority of Bohinj's preeminent tourism accommodation places a large responsibility on the owner to sympathetically maintain properties whose position within the Triglav National Park(TNP) imposes exacting aesthetics demands and the need for sustainable renewal and reinvention. It is…