Grand Hotel Toplice is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels chain. The renovated Grand Hotel Toplice boasts a rich history, offering traditional style and sumptuous comfort for the guests' enjoyment and relaxation.
About Grand hotel Toplice
Early beginnings with thermal springs (1818-1900)
In 1818, two thermal springs werediscovered on the shores of Lake Bled and were believed to have healing properties. The belief was confirmed by a chemical analysis conducted in Vienna in 1894; soon, Bled's first baths grew around the springs. In the same location on theshore, postmaster Hofmann built a hotel in 1850-1854. The hotel was later bought by Luckmann, a business man who renamed it in honourof his wife, Luisa. Before the century was out, the Luisen bad hotel – the predecessor of today's Grand Hotel Toplice – had several owners, eacho fwhich expanded and renovated the building.
Between the wars (1919-1940)
In 1919, the hotel was bought by a Slovenian – Jula Molnar, a local who soon turned out to be a particularly shrewd and conscientious owner. She renamed it Hotel Toplice. At around the same time, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia declared Bled his summer residence and visited the town for the first time. This meant that a considerable portion of political and diplomatic life transferred from the heat of Belgrade to Bled and Hotel Toplice was filled with politicians and diplomats. Having been thoroughly modernised, Hotel Toplice was considered the country's most luxurious hotel.
In the storm of World War II (1941-1945)
During World War II, Grand Hotel Toplice was used as a German army headquarters. According to stories told by the employees of the time, the Germans celebrated every victory with champagne and songs in the hotel bar. The interesting thing is that the German army settled the bills on a weekly basis for every rented room and office.
The post-war boom (1946-1960)
At the start of the tourist season in 1946, the hotel was reopened to guests. In the summer of 1948, the diplomatic corps of Yugoslavia returned to Bled to stay at the Grand Hotel Toplice. Once again, the hotel served as a setting for important political events, diplomatic receptions and delegation visits.
A calm period in the best company (1961-1989)
In the 1960s, when Marshal Tito's summer residence moved to the Brijuni Islands, the diplomatic hustle and bustle at the Grand Hotel Toplice died down, but culture and sports events and activities developed rapidly. During the PEN International Congress in 1965, Grand Hotel Toplice hosted Arthur Miller, who was the then-President of PEN International, as well as two other winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ignazio Silone and Pablo Neruda. 1966 saw Bled organise its first World Rowing Championship. In this period, guests at Grand Hotel Toplice included Franz Josef Strauss, the minister-president of Bavaria, King Hussein of Jordan, Willy Brandt and the famous heart surgeon Christiaan Barnard.
One of Slovenia's top hotels (post-1990)
After Slovenia gained independence in 1991, diplomatic activities were revived. Diplomats returned to Grand Hotel Toplice – including Lord Carrington, who had just completed his mission in the Balkans, and Madeleine Albright, whose first stay in the hotel was as a 4-year-old with her parents. Grand Hotel Toplice was renovated and restored to its former glory. Today it is one of the most renowned hotels in Slovenia and a proud member of the prestigious »Small Luxury Hotels of the World» chain.
What to do in hotel
Gourmet pleasures with the best view in town
Hotel guests can choose from two restaurants. The Grand Restaurant is the hotel restaurant situated directly by the lake shore and features a private covered terrace. The Julijana Restaurant, distinguished by its intimate atmosphere, is also open to non-hotel guests. Lunches, dinners and buffets can be prepared to order in the Grand Hall, a magnificent hall intended for weddings, conferences and other events for private groups.
There are two bars in the hotel. The semi-circular Aperitiv Bar lounge is ideal for receptions, cocktail parties and afternoon tea. There is live piano music in the evenings. The Jezero Bar, situated on the chestnut-shaded terrace by the lake, is only open in the summer.The right place for an active break in nature
Private beach, boathouse and thermal spring
Grand Hotel Toplice offers seasonal swimming in the lake at the private hotel beach and a boathouse that enables guests to discover Lake Bled for themselves. The hotel wellness centre features an indoor thermal swimming pool filled with thermal spring water, which has a beneficial effect on the nervous system and internal organs. There is a constant flow of fresh thermal water in the pool during the day; overnight, the pool is emptied and refilled with fresh thermal water. This is the best way to make sure that the water is always absolutely clean and fresh. The water temperature in the Luisa Wellness Studio pool is 22 °C.
Wedding to be remembered
Weddings in Bled are universally known as some of the most fairytale-like and romantic events. The long tradition of wedding celebrations in the Grand Hotel Toplice will give your special day the unique mark that it deserves. The hotel is distinguished by traditional elegance, top of the line gastronomy services and friendly, helpful staff who will take care of every last detail of the celebration. The hotel is also a popular venue for civil weddings.
Congress Centre, Health & Therapy Wellness & Beauty, wine tasting, valet parking, room service, pillow menu, hotel shuttle, golf, tennis, biking, hiking, climbing, hot air balooning, sky diving, canyoning, zipline, adventure park, fairy tale lands, cable car viewpoints, hunting, fishing, entertainment programs, a typical local cuisine, performances, trips ...
Top 3 excursions: visit the 1000 years old castle and row to the romantic fairytale island in the middle of the lake, experience the power of nature in the Vintgar gorge, try all the famous dishes of slovenia in one place in many culinary and cultural events in Bled,
Wifi - Free of charge, available in room
• Check in after 14h
• Check-out until 11 am
Cancellations and advances:
Advance payment and cancellation vary according to room type.
Up to 6 years – free of charge
From 6 years on 30% discount
Organized babysitting service (extra charge), cot
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted credit cards:
Mastercard, Diners, American Express, Visa
The hotel reserves the right to approve before the advent of the credit card.