We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vila Istra

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Vila Istra
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Vila Istra
See the most recent reviews
Showing 120: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Thanks to Frenk and his very helpful colleagues for making our recent stay at the Vila Istra very memorable. Our family stayed in the top floor family suite, which was perfectly set out for our family of five. We swam in the lake, just outside the hotel, and absolutely loved Bled. The location is a 10 minute walk along the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Naomi971
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in suite B at Vila Istra in July 2016, whilst we were visiting Bled to get married in the church on the Island. The suite was very spacious and elegantly decorated. It had everything we needed and the staff were very helpful at getting us anything else we thought of. The staff were excellent and also helped us,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RichSawyer
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My family and I have just returned from several nights at Vila Istra. Simply one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. The views from each of the windows was stunning, the lake and the castle are beautiful. Service was exceptional and the staff all very friendly. A bonus, very affordable, laundry service was appreciated as we had... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Chris L
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Well what a fantastic hotel this is. We could not fault anything. On arrival staff were vey friendly, gave us welcome drinks and because it was my birthday they gave us 2 mini bottles of champagne complimentary. The suite we had was unbelievable, we had the deluxe balcony lake view room. All the decor was beautiful and extremely clean. Absolutely... More 

Helpful?
Thank MC3004
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Lake Bled requires at least a couple days to view and relax. we chose the boutique Vila Istra as our home base while visiting. We rented the two bedroom suite on the second floor directly across from the lake. The appointments were excellent and appropriate for the ambiance of the surrounding area. The staff catered to our requests with smiles... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank David C
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
112 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our party of 4 actually booked 2 double rooms at Vila Alice, but about 2 weeks before our arrival, they advised they had a problem and had to close that wing, so could not accommodate us. Vila Alice arranged for us to stay at their 'sister' hotel, Vila Istra, a stroke of good luck for us! Vila Istra is more... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lautrev
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This lovely historic property is just across the street from Lake Bled, within walking distance of both the main part of town and the pletna boat launch to the island/church. We were too cheap to spring for a lakeview room, so our room looked out onto greenery in the back of the hotel instead. Our room was pretty in an... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank soliteyah
Woking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
188 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

When I booked a family room, they assigned the best suite room, which is located in the first floor (upper ground floor) and facade of this hotel. It has two rooms (one double and one twin) and elegant living room, which is really large to stay 4 people. As most of facilities, kindness of staffs, and my overall satisfaction are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hanmin J
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
135 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We spent 5 blissful nights in the Deluxe Suite with Lake View. Everything about our stay was perfect. The staff greeted us warmly and was very helpful – they gave us information about the area, booked a taxi for us, and adjusted the breakfast time to accommodate us. The suite was spotless with lovely furnishings and a breathtaking view from... More 

Helpful?
Thank Krista S
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is an absolute charming property in a beautiful location right on the edge of the lake. The room was very spacious with amazing views of the lake. Complimenting this wonderful villa were the reception staff, Spela and Tjasa. These 2 vivacious ladies deserved a score of 11 out of 10 - incredibly helpful with things not be missed in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul C

156 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (147)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Other (56)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bled hotels
0.8 km away
Grand Hotel Toplice
Grand Hotel Toplice
#3 of 24 in Bled
650 reviews
0.8 km away
Vila Bled
Vila Bled
#2 of 24 in Bled
307 reviews
1.4 km away
Hotel Triglav Bled
Hotel Triglav Bled
#4 of 24 in Bled
366 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Park Hotel Bled
Park Hotel Bled
#10 of 24 in Bled
913 reviews
1.0 km away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Lovec
1.3 km away
Hotel Astoria Bled
Hotel Astoria Bled
#6 of 24 in Bled
366 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vila Istra is a modern luxury hotel on the water front of Lake Bled. With its own private access directly from main road, free WiFi, parking, spacious stylish room, friendly staff you will enjoy memorable vacations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Istra

Address: Cesta svobode 35, Bled 4260, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Bled
Price Range: $139 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Istra 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Vila Istra reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Vila Istra staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Vila Istra staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Prestige suite”
 of 5 bubbles TJRTravel, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor suite facing the lake is fit for royalty.”
 of 5 bubbles CullenH704, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Deluxe Suite has the best balcony”
 of 5 bubbles kkmengland, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms fronting the lake have wonderful views”
 of 5 bubbles Q8276DZpaulc, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake views.”
 of 5 bubbles SydneyKezza, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay