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

"We came with high expectations, but Luca & Jana took things to another level. Their care & attention to all their guests was first class, Jana’s meals were exceptional & Luca was such fun & entertained us all, both on our wonderful treks & during meals. Slovenia is a great country with stunning scenery- I can honestly say that this was one of our most memorable holidays & we will definitely be back- we cannot recommend both Slovenia & Luca’s & Jana’s hospitality high enough."

Graf & Kirst, via TripAdvisor

"I can honestly say I do not have a negative comment about Zana, Luka, Pri Lenart Hotel, all the staff, Slovenia or the walking adventures. From the friendliest welcome from Luka at the airport to saying a sad goodbye a week later to Zana and Luka we had the best time. Slovenia is an incredible country with the most amazing views, countryside, people and things to do. Pri Lenart Hotel was absolutely spotless, a first class retreat in the mountains, and the best hosts in Zana and Luka. The most delicious food from morning, to lunch, to afternoon tea to incredible dinner, everything explained and from different parts of the world. Zana also bent over backwards to accommodate different dietary requirements. The after dinner chats over a schnapps was one of my many favourite moments. Hot tub outside was marvellous after a days walking. My walking fitness was not quite up to par but Luka was so thoughtful in adapting walks for me and making me part of the group/ team. I could go on and on but must finish with a huge thank you to Zana, Luka and all the team for a magnificent holiday. Could not recommend Pri Lenart enough."

SazzyC, via TripAdvisor

"Our group of four girlfriends had an amazing holiday at Pri Lenart. Everything was well planned and thoughtfully, meticulously executed. Our needs were met before we could even think of them! The country is beautiful and we were lucky with excellent weather the entire week. It was so satisfying to exert ourselves on long walks and climbs during the day, amazing sites at every turn, and then return to our lodging and be spoiled with drinks and delicious cake waiting for us. We would hot tub and freshen up and spend the evening drinking wine and feasting on delectable appetizers and cuisine prepared with local, fresh ingrediants by Zana. We most enjoyed Luka and Zana's company, hearing about Slovenian history and culture and comparing and contrasting our upbringing and lives in the U.S. with each of theirs. We highly recommend both Slovenia and Luka and Zana's hospitality. I cannot think of anything that would have made our week better!"

Amy N, via TripAdvisor

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