Hotels in Slovenia
Hotel Hvala and Topli Val, Kobarid, Soča Valley
Affordable accommodation, a lovely welcome and some of the best seafood in the country - an irresistible combination.
The rooms are simply furnished, but really do feel like they are in a hotel owned and run by a family (yeah, yeah, we've said it before... but it's true, it's true). Sort of the common touch with a touch of class. Perfect for couples, families and... everyone else.
There are also a couple of very beautiful suites - lots of dark wood, huge beds, gorgeous bathrooms, air conditioning - definitely the best accommodation in the entire valley.
Luckily for you, the Hvala also houses one of the three great restaurants in Kobarid. The Topli val specialises in fish - fresh from the local rivers and lakes and the Adriatic every day. Until recently, there was a description here of our first meal at Topli val, and very complimentary it was too. However, we tried the tasting menu there more recently (September 2008), and I'm afraid the latest review isn't just 'very complimentary'.
No, in fact, it was without doubt the best seafood I have ever eaten - and that includes some very, very fine places in England, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Darinka was pregnant at the time, so she had a different tasting menu... just as good. We had eaten lunch across the way at the excellent Kotlar, during which we couldn't believe that the Topli val could be much better, if at all.
How very wrong – and very happy – we were.
|We guarantee the best rates offered by the hotel, at any time of the year.|
|Price includes||Buffet breakfast, daily cleaning, daily linen/towel change.|
|Price excludes||Tourist tax: Adults, 1.27 euros/day. Children: 0.64 euros/day.|
|Children||Up to 3 yrs. old: free
3 to 12 yrs old: 30% discount
Baby cot: €5.50/night
|Minimum Stay||Two nights|
|Payment and Deposit||We require no deposit, and the full balance for your stay will be payable on departure from your hotel.
However, please note:
|Cancellation||You will be notified of the hotel's cancellation policy when you confirm your booking.|
Price/night per: Person
Euros: 52 - 100
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Centre of town
Fishing lessons available
Two excellent suites
AC in suites
Ljubljana: 140 min
Trieste: 110 min
Klagenfurt: 90 min
Venice: 160 min
Zagreb: 200 min
Lake Bohinj: 90 min
Postojna: 120 min
River Soča: 2 min
Ljubljana: 140 min
In the summer, shorts, frocks, T-shirts, sandals (or sturdy shoes or boots if you're off walking), something warmer for the evenings and something waterproof in case it rains. In winter: wrap up!
Children are very warmly welcomed at the Hvala. There is an outdoor play area, but hey! they're in the middle of wonderous nature. Which they can interact with in a way that Mr Disney could only dream about. Kayaking, rafting and mountain biking are all available - with guides and teachers for the inexperienced.
Hotel Hvala is open all year.
You might be in the mountains, but the Soča Valley is warmed by winds blowing up from the Adriatic. July and August are the hottest months, with daytime temperatures around 25C, while during spring and autumn you can expect around 15-20C. Evening temperatures will be rather lower, so bring something a little warmer. The area does boast the highest rainfall in Slovenia (which is why it is so lush), so expect at least one rainy day.
Slovenian, English, Italian
Hi Bob, Had a great time in Slovenia! Beautiful country, beautiful people! Staff at Hvala exceptional!!! Will definitely go again! Thanks for all your help.
Excellent holiday. Happy to recommend to friends and family.
Brochure was very good and humorous and I liked the personal touch. The booking process was excellent and advice helpful for first time visitors.
Hvala Hotel very good and ate there 4 nights as food so good and service brilliant - the room was good and friendly staff.
Enjoyed all the water sports on the Soča river and as it rained some days we just got wetter!
We will try and visit Slovenia again and use Slovene Dream.
Great holiday. Loved Slovenia. Hvala was lovely. Very comfortable. Great breakfasts and good location. Would definately consider returning. Many thanks.
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Slovenia. The hotel [Hvala] was perfectly adequate, food delicious and excellent service. Local wine good too! Everyone was very helpful and spoke English to us whenever they could.
We liked the little town of Kobarid and of course the river and surrounding countryside are wonderful. Hotel Hvala was to a reasonable standard and the food and wine were as good as you said and we enjoyed our stay. The transfers were excellent and worked out perfectly. We like Slovenia and if we think of returning we will contact you for advice. Thank you for your help.