EXCELLENCE IN AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION
Hotel Plesnik lies at the heart of one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Europe and the valley’s attractiveness is reflected in the numerous natural attractions and farms that have over centuries have defined the cultural landscape. The valley was declared a nature park in 1987 and in recent years the locals have been striving towards the sustainable development of the natural park and the wider congress tourism. With their hotel the Plesnik family carry on a family tradition that started before the Second World War. It is a good example of a family run hotel with a personal touch and a varied offer, which is one of the formula for success in modern tourism.
Access by car to the most northern municipality of Solčava – and thereby the Logar Valley – is by regional road through the Municipalities of Mozirje, Nazarje, Rečica ob Savinji Ljubno, Luče and then Solčava village, with a tollhouse awaiting you at the entrance to the Logar Valley to issue park tickets. Traffic accessibility has improved since Austria and Slovenia opened the Pavličevo sedlo international border crossing. Solčava is 53km away from the nearest urban centre of Velenje, while the distance from Solčava to Celje, Ljubljana and Klagenfurt is about 70km. The road to the motorway in Arja village (exit Velenje) takes about 50 minutes.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Since before the Second World War the Plesnik family owned a hotel that was located not far from the current property. Unfortunately the hotel was damaged during the war and burnt down. On the basis of creating a smaller, post-war bed and breakfast, the Plesnik family built a new hotel (1992 – 1994), which welcomed its first guests in 1995. Hotel Plesnik combines modern comfort and a country house atmosphere. It excellently fits into a clean, natural environment of the valley. The rooms are rustic and tastefully decorated.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
The hotel restaurant, rustic room and pub offer gourmet treasures and they adapt the culinary offer to the different needs of their guests. Four chefs easily handle modern catering for seminars. Breakfast is varied and offers a lot of local and home-made delicacies.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
They have several smaller halls, the largest of which can accommodate up to 80 participants. The hotel offers several smaller rooms suitable for workshops. All halls are equipped with modern audio-visual equipment. The hotel also functions as a true resort, combining a swimming pool, sauna, hydromassage, solarium, various manual massages, a cocktail bar, a currency exchange office, souvenir shop and a terrace with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. This year the Wellness Centre is undergoing a thorough renovation.
DESSERT – Additional facilities
Plesnik’s elm and Logar’s linden tree in the Logar Valley have become a symbol of the valley and are probably its most photographed trees. Logar’s linden stands at the start of the Logar Valley and was used in one of the evergreen TV Ads for Slovenia, my country.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Very slow internet connection.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
A family tradition that delights at every turn. In addition to a variety of culinary delights it is mandatory to try the Savinja stomach, which has impressed even the King of England.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The hotel industry here has already almost a century old family tradition through the Plesnik family. It’s hard to find a place in Slovenia that is so closely linked with the families who live there. The individual attention to guests is embedded in the Plesnik family’s genetic code. Due to the tailor-made offer, high-quality service and most importantly because of the feeling that everything is possible, congress life in the valley is wishing to return. State Protocol finally entrusts them with the most demanding events.
FINAL GRADE: 4.86 GOLD BOUTIQUE 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