Hotel Kompas was built in 1974 during the era of rapid tourism development in Kranjska Gora, mainly as a result of ski tourism. The tourist destination located on the border between Slovenia, Austria and Italy had its rise in tourism due to its resounding achievements in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. A few sporting heroes had stayed at the Kompas Hotel at that time, which over the past decade became has become the perfect spot for event organisers. Its location near the ski resort attracts meetings organisers in all seasons because of the exceptional natural surroundings and a rich tourist offer that is now experiencing a healthy renaissance.
Although the Upper Sava Valley is enclosed by the majestic Karavanke mountains and Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora is nevertheless very easily accessible. In just half an hour’s drive, you can reach the motorway in Italy (Treviso), Austria (Villach) or Slovenia (the Karavanke tunnel). Ljubljana Airport is less than an hour away and there are railway stations near Kranjska Gora. As a tourist destination, Kranjska Gora is therefore easily accessible by public transport. In front of the hotel is also a large car park that is sufficient for most needs.
COLD STARTER - Architecture and aesthetics
The hotel’s alpine exterior is a key part of the Kranjska Gora cityscape. In spite of its age, the hotel is still architecturally fresh and after the 2006 renovation, it is now technically and functionally in good shape too. The architecture is a seamless fit with the surrounding environment and is an example of thoughtful and sensitive design for the hotel’s alpine setting. This hotel also has enough space around it so as not to feel cramped or confined. The interior is dominated by rational design, although this doesn’t generate any special emotional response. The most striking space here is by the modern fireplace at the reception, which feels comfortable and inviting.
WARM ENTRÉE - The staff and the culinary experience
Overall, the team carries out its job flawlessly. It could be said that the breakfast and pension food is lacking a bit of imagination and style, but the catering for special events is at a solid level and it would be unreasonable to expect high-end cuisine from a hotel such as Kompas rather than the more tested culinary offering that is in place. Should you want more, however, Kranjska Gora and its surroundings offer a few alternatives. The cleanliness and maintenance of the hotel are praiseworthy, but an occasional lack of sense in some of the hotel’s finer details can be noted, with the somewhat chaotic advertising and sales promotion a case in point. In general, though, the Kompas Hotel doesn’t have any major problems and is a reliable and friendly hotel.
MAIN COURSE – The meetings offering at the hotel
The rooms are not the most modern in the world, but they still offer an adequate degree of comfort, although some of the furniture could be considered outdated and guests who are used to using modern bathrooms will most likely think the bathrooms outdated too. This aside, the rooms are spacious enough and proportionate to the categorization of the hotel.
Kranjska Gora is suitable for medium-sized meetings and events. The largest hall of Hotel Kompas can accommodate up to 360 persons and can be divided into 3 smaller units. The larger conference room with a terrace can accommodate up to 80 people, the smaller one up to 25 people.
DESSERT – The extras
Upper Sava Valley with its wealth of unspoilt nature and countless options for activities offers a number of fantastic possibilities for organising team building events in the form of adrenaline sports or simply relaxing experiences.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Some aspects of the hotel are showing their age a bit.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
A comprehensive additional offer of the HIT Alpinea Hotel Company will help you meet the different needs of meetings organisers.
FINAL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The pleasant alpine feeling of the lobby gives a homely feel and the quality meetings facilities are really to be appreciated. The hotel is also one of the few in Slovenia with a functional discotheque for the nostalgic disco dancer and for themed congress evenings. Hotel Kompas is an affordable and reliable hotel with conference facilities. The largest hotel in Kranjska Gora differs from others in its personnel, as the attention is given and level of friendliness makes you feel very welcome. The hotel is also the perfect base for a variety of incentive programmes that can be carried out in the surrounding areas.
FINAL GRADE: 4.59 BRONZE Resort Meeting Hotel
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60