Grand Hotel Toplice

  • Slovenia, Lake Bled

  • 4.5

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Over the years the impressive Grand Hotel Toplice has been favoured by the rich and the famous and, from its lake-front position, offers fairy tale views of Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains - it's the only hotel in Bled that stands right at the lake's edge.

Beautifully furnished and traditional in style

Elegant design, refined comfort, high standards of service, and excellent cuisine all define this popular hotel. Bedrooms are comfortable and well-equipped, and many have a balcony and lake view.

Wild swimming in Lake Bled

The beautiful Luisa Spa has an indoor pool fed by a natural thermal spring - the mineral-rich waters are said to promote health and well-being. The spa also has Finnish, Turkish, and infrared saunas, as well as a range of spa and massage treatments (payable locally). At the bottom of the garden is a private lido and a lake swimming area - you can rent rowing boats and paddle boards from here, too.

Added value

Free hire of rowing boat for one hour (once per stay)

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: 87
  • Official rating: 5


Double Rooms are around 22-25m² and sleep two people. These rooms have Austrian Twin beds (not separable). Rooms with a lake view are available for a supplement.

Lake View Suites are around 39-45m² have a balcony with lake view, Austrian-Twin beds (not separable), and a bath. They can sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed).

Single Rooms are around 13-15m² and have a balcony and a bath or shower. Single rooms with lake view and wider French style bed (140 centimetres wide) are available for a supplement.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Bath or shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • 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. A registration fee of €2.50 per person per stay incl. children from 2 years is payable locally.


  • Steps into property: 0
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 14.1047473
Latitude: 46.3656167

  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Ljubljana airport or 3 - 4 hours (traffic dependant, including a stop) from Salzburg airport
  • Located in the town centre and on the lake shore
  • 600 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 350 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Private Lakeside lido (open from mid-June to mid-Sept) with direct access to the lake, deckchairs and umbrellas
  • Indoor pool (not heated) filled with water from the thermal springs - water temp approx. 22C
  • Spa Luisa has Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas and private terrace with lake views
  • Massage and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rowing boats available to hire (payable locally - one hour free rental included once per stay)
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen available (approx. €10 per cot, per stay - payable locally)

The delicious daily buffet breakfast includes a range of hot and cold items.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious four-course meal that is either served or a buffet, as part of the Half Board package.

The hotel also has the à la carte Julijana Restaurant (open on the weekends only) and the Park Café, which serves à la carte meals, snacks and delicious cakes.

If you're booked on Half Board but would like to eat in the Park Café or Julijana Restaurant you can request this locally. You'll receive a €15 voucher per person in lieu of the Half Board meal.

  • No of restaurants: 4
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart Casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

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 £949
Includes £400pp discount
01/06/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Grand Hotel Toplice
Lake Bled
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