Photo credit: Rikli Balance Hotel / M. Božič

Today Bled is considered the Slovenian tourist icon and the main Alpine congress destination of Slovenia. The reason lies in its intact nature and beneficial sub-Alpine climate. The turning point of the flourishing of Bled tourism was the 19th century when Arnold Rikli founded his famous health resort based on the natural wealth of the Bled landscape: clean, bold Alpine AIR, beneficial thermal WATER and many SUNNY days of the year.


The year 2018 was a turning point for the former Golf Hotel, which, after extensive renovation began writing a completely new story, called Rikli Balance Hotel. This has largely changed the character of the legendary Bled congress hotel. Owners and staff of the new Rikli Balance Hotel are sustainably oriented while reviving the local environment and taking care of the health and well-being of the guest.


The goal of infrastructure and content renovation, which was completed in the spring of 2018, is to become a reference regional hotel that combines elements of luxury with environmentally and socially friendly initiatives.


The Rikli Balance Hotel Congress Center is the heart of Bled’s congressional offer. Important meetings are held there every year, including the Bled Strategic Forum. The largest conference hotel in Bled, in a total of 900 square meters, offers two renovated congress centers: the ARNOLD congress center for up to 350 participants, and the VODA (WATER) meeting room and the SONCE – ZRAK (SUN-AIR) congress center with two halls for up to 250 people.

Changes at the hotel did not take away the spirit, and so space remains a place, where time slows down and almost stops. This will be particularly appreciated by those who wish to maintain a high level of concentration in professional and business work at a conference or need inspiration and motivation for effective teamwork.


The hotel and its surroundings provide numerous possibilities for relaxation and activities in nature: Živa Wellness Center, Rikli walking path, Adventure Park Bled, golf course, rowing, Zipline Dolinka, Garden Village Bled and of course magnificent nature and mountains.


Rikli Balance Hotel is certainly one of the most attractive venues for organizing events not only in Bled but also in the world. The hotel is located on a hill above the centre of Bled and therefore from most of the rooms and the main congress hall provides the world’s most beautiful views over Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps. Due to the large glass surfaces in the congress hall, it seems that the congress event takes place on a postcard on which the timelessness of Bled’s beauty and inspiration is captured.