Villa Planina - First Floor Apartment, Ratece Kranjska Gora
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Spotless beautiful apartment in Ratece!
I stayed here with my family for 2 nights in late June, 2011. The apartment seemed to be brand new and was spotless. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The veranda was large with a great view! The apartment was walking distance to several restaurants and the neighbours / caretakers next door were very friendly and helpful. The only downside was that, being so new, the kitchen was very sparsely supplied and did not even have a coffee maker! We managed to make do however. The area was great, and we enjoyed mountain biking and hiking in the area. We hope to return again one day.
There is coffee making equipment in the apartment - not a machine but a pot for making coffee in the local Slovenian way. In terms of general kitchen equipment there is a toaster, kettle, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 4 ring electronic glass-ceramic hob, oven, extensive pots and pans, plus a wide range of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils and a large work surface for preparation of meals. We feel that the kitchen is very well supplied and equipped for a holiday apartment and far better so than most other comparable apartments in the area!
Lovely Apartment & Location
We stayed in the two-bedroom first floor apartment which we found very roomy and clean with all the facilities we could wish for.
The apartment had a nice long balcony with excellent views in all directions.
The village is quite rural and probably has as many tractors as cars. Having said that, there was a choice of at least four restaurants plus a pub. We went early in July when some of the restaurants closed for holidays. They must have arranged it between themselves though as there was always somewhere open for when we gave the self-catering aspect a miss for the evening !!
There was also a small supermarket at the other end of the village (about 10 minutes walk) which was fine for the essentials.
The walking was very good in this area with several walks being possible from the apartment without having to drive. The cycle track to Kranjska Gora (and Italy in the other direction) was also just a short distance away.
We had a really good time and wouldn't hesitate in recommending the apartment and the area.
Fantastic house, great location
We stayed in Villa PLanina for a long weekend with friends, and we actually rented the whole house. The Villa is great, well equipped, clean and extremely comfortable.
The game room with pool table and table tennis proved to be a genuine hit with all of us as an "after-ski" entertainment.
Overall, this has been a brilliant experience and I wish we stayed much longer but already plan on going back again !
I highly recommend it : Ratece is a very short drive to Kranjska Gora and a quiet village with amazing views on the mountains. This is great to enjoy everything about Kranjska Gora (skiing, restaurants, bars, shoppping, etc...) without enduring the pain of the crowd, noise and traffic of the resort.
We love Villa Planina!
We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Planina. Our appartment was spacious and well equipped and with glorious views to the mountains. The beds were very comfortable and there was lashings of hot water, so we could sink into a well needed bath at the end of a day on the slopes. We would love to return to this well planned and well looked after accommodation.
Great for everyone on a short or long break!
This place is great! The apartment is in really good condition (recently finished?), very clean and lovely and warm on arrival. Fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, table tennis - everything you need for a great time away. We only stayed two nights, but we would have loved to stay longer!
Great for winter holidays - main ski field Kranjska Gora 10 minute drive down the road. Loads of cross country skiing to be had right out the front door.
Incredibly close to the border of Italy (700mtrs), and a short drive up to Austria, meaning you can drive through 3 countries in under an hour!
Just off the main road in a lovely little village, we'd love to go back to see what the place looks like when its not covered in snow. Would recommend to everyone wanting to do their own thing.
We would just add for anyone interested in Villa Planina that it is closer to 5 mins drive to Kranjska Gora and less to the pistes at Podkoren which connect to the Kranjska Gora system!
Ratece Juni 2019
Insgesamt ein sehr guter Eindruck, super Lage um verschiedene Aktivitäten von hier zu starten, ländlicher Raum sehr naturbelassen. Sauberkeit ließ im Sanitär- und Wohnbereich etwas zu wünschen übrig. Zwei Messer und Gabeln für ein 6-Personen-Haus zu wenig (ansonsten ausreichend Geschirr vorhanden).
Many thanks for your review and sorry to hear that there was not enough cutlery, it sounds like previous guests who rented multiple apartments muddled up the kitchen equipment and the cleaners did not notice.
As for any issues with cleaning we are very sorry to hear that and wish you could had called us to let us know about this and the cutlery and we could have sent someone straight away to fix it for you.
Villa Planina, Kranjska Gora Apartments are situated in a beautiful, peaceful position on the edge of the village of Ratece. Ratece is a charming Slovenian mountain village five minutes drive from Kranjska Gora, offering an authentic alpine experience, several excellent traditional restaurants, renowned in the region amongst local Slovenians, Italians & Austrians and various local amenities such as post office, supermarket and bars. The Villa itself offers uninterrupted views of some of the Julian Alps’ most majestic peaks and offers a huge amount of stunning walking and mountain biking from the doorstep – for example up the wonderful Tamar Valley into the Triglav National Park or to the triple border, the point where Italy, Austria & Slovenia meet. Beautiful Belopeški Lakes (Laghi di Fusine) are on the Italian side of the border, just a short drive away. In winter there is skiing just 5 minutes drive or bus away at Kranjska Gora, a superb resort for families and beginner – intermediate level skiers.