Third time’s a charm: Hotel Bohinj finally lives up to its name and location

My first memories of Bohinj's then Hotel Kompas stem from the late-1990's, a time when Slovenia was still in its infancy as an independent state. Although the era of Marshal Tito's rule over what by 1991 became the former Yugoslavia had concluded on his death in 1980, Slovenia's briefly fraught secession from the collective of…

Enforced pause in tourism enables Bohinj to reaffirm its commitment to soft, sustainable tourism

It is now over 20 years since I first visited Slovenia's Lake Bohinj, but until recent times changes to the area's preeminent hotel stock had been painfully, glacially slow, if that is to say that the inexorable decline of many of its most famous tourist accommodation has only in recent times started to be arrested.…

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: 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…