Find out which hotels should be on top of your list for an unforgettable winter sports vacation in the Balkan region
One of the best ways to avoid the post-Christmas blues is to head to the mountains for an adrenalin-filled ski trip. Balkan ski resorts are a brilliant winter playground for those looking for an adventure without breaking the bank and as well as endless private accommodation to choose from, there is a good selection of hotels to choose from too. We've put together a list of the best ski hotels in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro for a memorable winter vacation.
Without a doubt, Slovenia's ski offer is the best in the region in terms of facilities and amenities. This small country boasts nine ski resorts to choose from as well as the incredibly picturesque Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj for fairytale-like winter scenes.
Breathtaking views of the Julian Alps await at the Ramada Resort in Kranjska Gora. This four-star hotel offers an enviable list of amenities from the casino to children's areas and an indoor pool and spa. The 118 rooms are simply designed and most come with a balcony.
Only a 90-minute drive from Ljubljana airport and a 16-minute walk to Golte ski resort, this modern hotel is located close to the cable car for convenience. Located at 1400m above sea level and with a balcony in each room, it's fair to say that the hotel has brilliant views. In addition to the four-star hotel's 54 rooms, apartments in a separate building are also available.
Bosnia's reputation as a winter sports destination is growing thanks to a good mix of new and renovated hotels, reasonably priced food and drink and of course, locals' warm hospitality. Sarajevo was famously home to the 1984 Winter Olympics when the slopes of its mountains (Bjelasnica and Jahorina) welcomed the world's best alpine skiers.
Located just above Sarajevo, Hotel Pino Nature is a 4* family-friendly hotel complete with kids' club. An extensive lounge area with floor to ceiling windows is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a hot drink or make use of the indoor pool and sauna to relax after a day on the slopes. With just 24 rooms, Pino Nature has an intimate and cozy feel across its five floors.
With a presidential suite, 71 rooms and 21 suites, Hotel Termag has long been a favorite hotel for more luxurious ski breaks near Sarajevo. Termag's indoor pool and bowling alley will make your stay even more enjoyable and the hotel's ski slope restaurant, Koliba, is the ideal spot to enjoy a lively lunch.
Boasting two well-established ski resorts: Kolasin and Savin Kuk, Montenegro is a great option for anyone looking to combine coast and mountains in one trip as the Adriatic Coast is as little as a 2.5-hour car journey away. Kolasin's 1450 ski resort has seen considerable investment while Savin Kuk in Zabljak is ever-popular with families.
Located centrally in Kolasin town and at the foot of the Biogradska and Bjealsica mountains, Four Points is a modern and sleek hotel with 72 chalet-style rooms. It's a short walk to the town's main square and a 15-minute drive to the slopes. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's gym, sauna and Hamam to unwind after an exhausting day on the mountain.
Decorated in a mountain chalet style with plenty of wood, open fires and cozy orange tones, Hotel Bianca is a great hotel for families. A large indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna, Hamam and gym provides plenty of options for fitness and relaxation pre or post-ski. The hotel's spa offers an extensive list of treatments for those looking to indulge too. Choose between standard, superior and executive rooms or one of three suites.
For more information on creating incredible winter vacations for your clients in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Adriatic DMC.