Pri Lenart Hotel in Slovenia

The Alps in Slovenia - Europe's Hidden Secret

We are situated in the Škofja Loka hills, part of the foothills of the Julian Alps, midway between the capital Ljubljana and the beautiful Lake Bled. Our hotel is on the edge of a small village, Podvrh, 900 metres above sea level. When out on our walking routes, we generally have the hills to ourselves; apart from meeting a few local people en route complete peace and tranquillity is the norm, and you are very unlikely to meet any other tourists in our local hills, even in high summer.

Explore Slovenia

Only a two-hour flight from the UK and very close to bigger hubs such as Venice and Zagreb, this little country nestled in a corner between Italy, Austria and Croatia, only 20,000 square km in size, with a population of only 2 million people, boasts almost 10,000 km of marked paths. It is often called “Europe in miniature” for the glorious variety of its scenery, including fairytale castles, alpine flower meadows, gorges and ravines, high limestone peaks and extensive karst caves. Slovenia offers some of the best hiking routes in Europe, with four long-distance trails, including the beautiful E7 trans-European Trail (covering 4330km from Hungary to Portugal), which passes our village.

In Slovenia, you’ll find a peaceful, friendly, prosperous country, completely unspoilt by tourism, with stunning scenery. Slovenia joined the EU in 2004 and adopted the Euro in 2007. This relatively undiscovered country is rich in history and is genuinely picturesque - view our Gallery to discover its incredible natural beauty.

Our walks

Location: GPS co-ordinates 46 deg 09'53.6 North; 14 deg 10' 23.9 East

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Our Reviews

"Brilliant location, superb accommodation, wonderful hosts, great walks from the hotel, and by guide-led walks in the high alps, oh, not forgetting ... the most marvellous food you'll get in Slovenia - almost all sourced from local farms and producers."

Don, via TripAdvisor

"I had an amazing time staying at Pri Lenart. I met so many lovely people on my trip, not withstanding the generous hosts Luka and Zana. They were considerate of the group's abilities, attended to everyone individually, the venue and food was incredible."

Claire, via TripAdvisor

"If I sat down today to list the characteristics of a perfect holiday I would discover that a week at Pri Lenart ticks all the boxes. From location to the beautiful room, from the walking to the conversation, from the exquisite food to the most welcoming of hosts."

Gordon, via TripAdvisor

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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best 2020 Trip Advisor 2019 Travellers Choice Charme & Caractere Excellence Award 2017