Nestled in the heart of Central Europe, Slovenia is a small country known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culinary scene. From the charming streets of Ljubljana to the scenic shores of Lake Bled, Slovenia offers a wealth of attractions for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience.
One of the highlights of any trip to Slovenia is the chance to sample its world-class cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Slovenian fare or international cuisine, you’ll find plenty of top-notch restaurants and cafes to choose from. From Michelin-starred eateries to cozy bistros, Slovenia’s culinary scene has something for every taste and budget.
And when it comes to accommodations, Slovenia boasts some of the finest hotels in the region. Whether you’re looking for a luxury resort with all the amenities or a cozy boutique hotel with a personal touch, Slovenia has plenty of options to choose from. From the stunning coastal town of Piran to the picturesque mountain town of Bled, there’s no shortage of must-visit hotels and resorts in Slovenia.
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Hidden Gems Slovenia
Michelin-starred Pri Lojzetu restaurant, situated in the Zemono mansion from 17th century, Vipavska valley, run by the chef Tomaž Kavčič, the fourth generation of the restaurant-owning family. The gastronomic offer at Gostilna pri Lojzetu is now being designed by the fourth generation. Chef Tomaž Kavčič is Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Le Soste, in addition to being a member of the international gastronomic association. He is also the first and long-time president of the Slovenian section of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe and the winner of the European JRE Award for Innovation 2017/2018. Even though he never studied abroad, he acquired a great deal of knowledge in cooperation with the famous masters of his profession. For a short amount of time he was seduced by the trendy molecular cuisine, but he quickly returned to author’s cuisine, innovations, and tradition.
+386 5 368 7007 *** zemono.si *** [email protected]
For lovers of nature, luxury, and wine, we present a boutique & chic glamping resort surrounded by green nature and nothing is left to be desired when it comes to comfort. Thoughtfully designed tents with all comfort as a luxury hotel room with a private hot tub will leave you speechless. A Dreamy tree house with a wonderful view over the vineyards is a dream come true for every child and adults. Relax in a cocktail bar at our Glamp island by the fireplace and taste quality homemade wines of the Estate with a local snacks and dinner. True indulgence in a green glamping paradise.
+386 40 628 303 *** chateauramsak.com *** [email protected]
Tasting cured meats in the land of woodware – since 1492 Caviar among meats
A BioSing tasting is a gourmet show for meat lovers, enhanced with a selection of the best Slovenian wines. The premium selection of our products has been concocted and crafted with authentic foodies in mind. Our strength lies in sticking with the tradition in making cured meats, but we upgraded the whole with the latest findings. A pristine experience, giving you the whole pizzazz of venison salamis (bear, red deer), stronger than anything you have ever had the chance of tasting.
+386 51 235 586 *** biosing.si *** [email protected]
Located in the heart of Slovenian Karst, just a stone’s throw away from the sea, Špacapanova hiša offers traditional dishes with a touch of modernity, woven into gourmet seasonal menus made from only the finest local ingredients. Our offer also includes a rich wine cellar, homemade cured meats, cheeses, and vinegars. We have also created charming new rooms on the attic floor of the house, built in a traditional style with all modern comforts. The price for a night with breakfast starts from €60.00, tasting menu from €70.00, and wine pairing from €40.00 onwards.
+386 (0)30 226 390 *** www.spacapan.si*** [email protected]
Boutique Hotel Milka
Milka is a unique boutique experience in the heart of the Julian Alps. This pristine Alpine backdrop was an opportunity for the team of enthusiastic young professionals to take on the challenge of creating and sharing the finest encounter with Slovene cuisine & culture. Our collective experiences have been harnessed around the world and are expressed through our unique take on design, gastronomy and service. We are eagerly waiting to share our story with you.
+386 59 779 595 *** hotelmilka.si *** [email protected]
Colnar winery and our wines, recognized Slovenian wines from Dolenjska region. Colnar winery has along family tradition of winemaking. We cultivate approximately 16 hectares of vineyards. We use integrated production techniques and biodynamic cultivation practices. To preserve the fulnes and fruitines, which are a distinguishing feature of our wines, al fermentations are prolonged for a minimum of one month. Our wines have gotten several gold, silver and bronze medals at Decanter wine Awards.
+386 31 288 724 *** colnar.si ***[email protected]
Gostilna Vovko is an inn with 45 years of tradition run by family Vovko. Traditional Slovenian cuisine with comtemporary touch. Wine list is offering about 250 wine labels. In 2020 and 2021, the world-renowned Michelin guide recommended Gostilna Vovko in its Slovenian edition
and awarded it the “Michelin Plate” (fresh ingredients, a carefully prepared and good meal).
+386 7 30 85 603 *** gostilna-vovko.si *** [email protected]
Pikol Lake Village
A large, romantic chalet built of pale timber, picturesquely reflected in a lake dotted with water lilies. A handful of log cabins strung along the water’s edge, against the backdrop of an enchanted forest. A short distance from the Italian border, south of the town of Nova Gorica, this place is bound to make visitors feel rejuvenated: welcome to Pikol Lake Village, the domain of the Gašparin family. Tadej Gašparin is in charge of cooking, the art of which his parents taught him over the course of the years. His ambition is to perpetuate the precious family know-how, while giving it a little dusting off. “I’m still happy to prepare our famous sea bass carpaccio, a recipe invented by my father. It is a signature dish that the regulars refuse to let go from the menu.”
+386 53 33 4523 *** www.pikol.si *** [email protected]
Hotel Gredič, located in a renovated 16th-century castle in Ceglo, the centre of the Goriška Hills wine-growing area, and only 250 metres from the Italian border. A boutique hotel combining rich history and modern influences empowered by its young team. This hidden treasure of Goriška Brda is characterised by the highest levels of service and its spectacular location, where you will find relaxation and privacy in a unique setting. Individually decorated rooms feature a pleasant combination of natural materials, tradition and elegance, including the latest audio-video systems and wonderful views of picturesque landscapes, which create an inviting ambience for comfort and relaxation. Take your time and try the bubbles of the Slovenian wine rebula, which has been matured in the most beautiful cellar of the Hills, served in spectacular thin-stemmed flutes, while you lounge in the ambience of padded pastel blue coulored chairs and beuatifully set traditonally tables.
+386 (0) 5 828 0120 *** www.gredic.si ***[email protected]
Argentino Lounge was born from the desire to expand the offer to the widest possible range of delicacies from Argentina. Top chefs will prepare dishes for you according to traditional Argentine recipes on typical grills specially brought from Argentina, in which the hard tropical
Argentine wood of the algarrobo and quebracho blanco trees smolders, giving the dishes a very special, unique flavor.
+386 1 523 3630 *** www.argentino.si *** i[email protected]
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