Ribno Alpine Resort

  • Slovenia, Lake Bled

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Looking for a peaceful, relaxing break somewhere a bit special? Nature-lovers, look no further. Ribno Alpine Resort is located at the edge of the spruce forest, on the outskirts of the quiet village of Ribno, about three kilometres from Bled. It's the perfect spot to connect with nature, get outdoors and discover Slovenia.

Luxury glamping near Lake Bled

There's lots to love about the Ribno, but we think our favourite bit has to be the luxury glamping pods. There are 17 individually designed pods, surrounding a natural swimming pool (accessible only by glamping pod guests) where you can enjoy a dip on warm days. The glamping pods offer a unique and special experience - each with its own private hot-tub on the terrace, an infrared sauna and ensuite.

In the main hotel building, the comfortable rooms are recently refurbished and furnished with lots of locally-sourced, natural wood - you'll notice lots of wood around the hotel, each piece is thoughtfully crafted and custom-made for its purpose. There's also a small wellness area (payable locally) with Finnish sauna, infrared room, whirlpool and relaxation area - massages are available to book locally.

Slovenia’s first zero-waste hotel

The Ribno pride themselves of their commitment to sustainable development, and obtained the Zero Waste Hotel certificate in 2018 - making them the first hotel and glamping in Slovenia to do so. Add to this the outstanding food, warm welcome and on-site bike rental to explore the area and you have a winning combination for your holiday.

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: 62
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4


Rooms in the main hotel

Double Rooms sleep two people with an Austrian Twin bed. Some rooms are available with a single sofa bed so can sleep three (please note that if the room is booked just for two people there won't be a sofa-bed). 

Double Rooms with balcony sleep two people with an Austrian Twin bed. Some rooms are available with a single sofa bed so can sleep three (please note that if the room is booked just for two people there won't be a sofa-bed). 

Family Rooms sleep four people with an Austrian Twin bed and additional double sofa bed.

All rooms in the main hotel have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

Luxury Glamping Pods are located in a separate area of the hotel grounds (around 50 metres from the main hotel building) that has a natural swimming pool only accessible by guests in the glamping pods. The glamping pods sleep four people with a double bed on the lower floor and an additional double bed on the mezzanine (accessed by ladder). Glamping pods have a private hot-tub on the terrace, and a infrared sauna. The ensuite has a bath or shower, and there's a TV, mini fridge and hairdryer in each pod. 

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 12-17 years pay a discounted rate of approx. €1.56 per night, and children aged 11 and under are exempt.


Only the main hotel building has a lift. For the glamping pods, each pod is accessed by around seven steps from the ground to the terrace and entrance.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Ljubljana airport or 3 - 4 hours (traffic dependant, including a stop) from Salzburg airport
  • Located in the village of Ribno
  • Approx. 3 kilometres from Bled

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Small wellness area with Finnish sauna, infrared room, whirlpool and relaxation area (payable locally for approx. €10 per entry)
  • Natural pool (only accessible when staying in one of the luxury glamping pods)

Additional facilities

  • Garden and sun terrace
  • On-site bike rental (payable locally)
  • Library in the lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available for €15 per day

Start the day with a hot and cold buffet breakfast.

Your evening meal is also buffet style, so you can sample delicious local and international dishes. There is a selection of Slovenian wines on the menu to complement your meal (payable locally). 

Sustainability is important throughout the hotel and the kitchen is no exception. Slovenian and international dishes are made with fresh, locally-sourced produce, and served buffet style - to minimise food waste, you're encouraged to take several small plates rather than one large plate - you can go back to the buffet several times if you want.

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • 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 £830
Includes £400pp discount
25/05/2024 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
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