Book a holiday in Slovenia with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and revel in the Adriatic, the Alps and picture-postcard Lake Bled – all in the same day if you fancy.
Luxury city breaks in Slovenia
Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana is a cultural heavyweight packed inside a chocolate-box wrapping. Characterised by Jože Plečnik’s innovative architecture, Ljubljana buzzes around the narrow Ljubljanica river where elegant restaurants serve truffle-laced specialties. On Sundays, riverside stalls gleam with exotic treasures from the former Yugoslavia and beyond: pieces of art, jewellery and authentically retro bric-a-brac.
Luxury escapes in the Slovenian countryside
Prime getaway Lake Bled exudes an exclusive atmosphere. This 19th-century health resort overlooked by a medieval castle is set around a glacial lake with its own fairy-tale island. In the background tower the snowy peaks of the Julian Alps. Slovenia’s highest mountain, skirting Italy and Austria, also gives its name to the nation’s only national park, Triglav. Chamois, ibex and brown bears thrive in the clear air and clean waters. Nearby lakeside Bohinj is a magnet for skiers, snowboarders, skaters and ice-climbers.
Luxury beach holidays in Slovenia
Italianate resorts line Slovenia’s 47km of pristine Adriatic coast. Exclusive Piran is a medieval gem of tightly packed streets and baroque churches reflecting 500 years of Venetian rule. All spreads out from the main square, Tartinijev trg, named after local violinist Giuseppe Tartini, the first known owner of a Stradivarius. Sea bream, dentex and marinated red mullet turn up on the plates at the waterside restaurants.
Whether you’re skiing, yachting or taking in Ljubljana’s International Film Festival, staying in Slovenia with Small Luxury Hotels of the World gives you the best from this tiny country tucked between the Alps and the Adriatic.