Garni Hotel Berc

  • Slovenia, Lake Bled

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For a friendly at-home feel, look no further than the Garni Hotel Berc. This traditional, family-run guesthouse is a little gem - having started out as a farm, it retains lots of its original character, and has been in the same family for generations. 

Great central location

The location is pretty perfect - just uphill and only 200 metres from Lake Bled, everything is close by. It's in between the centre of town and the Straža hill, in a quiet spot. You can relax in the pretty garden, and will love the warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

Explore the restaurants of Bled

The hotel is run on a bed and breakfast basis, so you can explore Bled's restaurants each evening. There's plenty of great places to choose from, including the Steakhouse Berc, which belongs to the same family. Here you can expect top quality food and an impressive wine list - we recommend trying some of the local Slovenian wines.

Added value

Exclusive to Inghams: Join up to two included walks with a professional, local guide (limited availability, pre-booking is essential, available from 27 May - 13 Sep)

Julian Alps Bled Guest Card included on stays of 3+ nights (from 1 Jun)

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

Lake Bled

Lake Bled is the star of Slovenia in the summer – an alpine lake with a church-topped island that is the darling of guidebooks and social media feeds the world over. A day trip to Bled barely scratches the surface of this beautiful lake and town. Walking holidays in Lake Bled, however, give you the time to meander along the water’s edge, exploring forested footpaths, diving into lidos, wandering between cafés (make sure you try Bled's famous Kremšnita cake) and clambering up to Bled Castle. Holidays to Lake Bled are also a great for doing nothing but settling down on a terrace, watching the pletna boats glide by and enjoying the sunshine.

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Explore Lake Bled on a summer holiday

Walking a lap of Lake Bled is one of the loveliest wanders in Europe. It takes about 1.5 hours at a brisk pace, and less on a bike, but we recommend stretching it out over at least half a day – and packing swimwear for the swim spots en route. The water peaks at an irresistible 25˚C in summer.

From Bled town, you’ll pass a lido, water sports centre and intriguing walking trails that snake up into the forested foothills, as you draw ever closer to the famous island at the end of the lake. Returning to Bled, the Medieval Bled Castle dominates the view - the promise of lake and mountain panoramas should give you the boost needed to make it to the top of the hill.

Summer activities in Lake Bled: visit Bled Island by pletna boat

Ferrymen in wooden “pletna” boats have been rowing pilgrims and summer holiday makers between shore and island since the 12th century. Once on dry land, visitors can admire the towering Assumption of Mary Church, which stands on the foundations of an even older Slavic temple. If you get a chance, have a chat with the boat captain on the way back. The pletna are mostly steered by people whose families have rowed these waters for generations and they often have some great stories to share.

Family holidays to Lake Bled: toboggans, lake lidos and honey bees

Lake Bled offers a choice of family-friendly activities and walks and is perfect for a family summer holiday. Walk or take the lift up to Straža, where kids (and big kids) can rocket down the mountain on the summer toboggan. The lakeside pools and slides of the lido welcome families too. Paddleboards and rowing boats stock the water sports centre – an excellent chance to test your pletna paddling technique. and up at Bled Castle there's hands-on activities for children in summer, including papermaking workshops and honey tastings at the resident beehives.

Walking in Julian Alps and sightseeing in Ljubljana

Many summer holiday-makers come to Bled to relax and enjoy the sights, but there's a lot to discover on foot, too. The eastern arm of the Julian Alps reaches towards Lake Bled making for a great walking holiday. The Vintgar Gorge is a must-visit, where wooden walkways and bridges hang above the turquoise Radovna River. The Pokljuka Plateau, on the edge of neighbouring Triglav National Park, is dotted with old shepherd's huts and great for walks through green mountain pastures.

Bled has a couple of train stations for more distant explorations, too. Direct buses to the leafy Slovenian capital of Ljubljana with have you amongst its riverside cafés in about an hour.

Why book a summer holiday to Lake Bled with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Bled’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in nearby Bohinj which you can join whilst on holiday in Bled. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Bled include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 15
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Twin or Double Rooms are around 23m² and sleep two people. They are available for sole use for a supplement. An extra bed may be possible on request (for a supplement).

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar fridge
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €3.13 per adult per night is payable locally. Children aged 7-17 years pay a discounted rate of approx. €1.57 per night, and children aged 6 and under are exempt.

The hotel only accepts cash payments.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 14.1064562
Latitude: 46.3645638

  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Ljubljana airport or 3 - 4 hours (traffic dependant, including a stop) from Salzburg airport
  • 200 metres from Lake Bled
  • 200 metres to the centre of Bled
  • 200 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • 400 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

Start the day with a rich breakfast buffet with hot and cold options. 

The hotel is bed and breakfast, so you can sample some of the fantastic restaurants in Bled.

Steakhouse Berc is the family-run restaurant which is worth a visit. It's located in a rustic farmhouse that's over 150 years old, and serves high quality food and drink - their wine list has over 120 varieties, including local Slovenian and international wines.

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Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £719
Includes £390pp discount
25/05/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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