In the heart of lakeside town Bled, Hotel Kompas is a smallish four-star hotel with comfortable facilities and accommodation. However its slightly dated decor would benefit from a modern makeover in order to give the hotel the boost it needs.
Hotel Kompas is situated in central Bled, only a couple of minutes walk from the Lake Bled's shores. Ljubljana Airport is about half an hour away.
WIFI connection is available throughout the hotel.
Built in 1968, the Kompas' last major renovation was way back in 2000 and it is probably overdue for another one. A single three-storey building, it contains 95 rooms and a handful of leisure facilities. The somewhat modern lobby is at odds with the rest of the hotel, with light fittings suspended from high ceilings and which can be seen from a mezzanine level. On the upper floors, the corridors feature warm cherrywood trim and maroon carpets. On the ground floor, a decent-sized indoor pool is popular, but guests also have at their disposal two fitness rooms (well-equipped but somewhat dark), a massage room, solarium, Finnish and infrared sauna (10 Euros per person), and squash/basketball facility (11 Euros for 45 minutes). Adjacent to the swimming pool is a small grassy area peppered with sun loungers and from where guests can glimpse the nearby lake.
There are just under 100 rooms at the Kompas; classic, clean and simply decorated with dark wood furnishings and inoffensive shades of cobalt blue and green. However, one does get the feeling the rooms have an old-fashioned feel. Most rooms are lake-facing yet the hotel's distance from the lake means they do not boast lake views. Rooms are of a decent size, as are the bathrooms, the latter very clean and practically gleaming. While accommodation does not really benefit from a whole lot of natural light, rooms are clean and more or less well-maintained. The suites are pretty much a larger version of the standard double room, with an extra bed. Only half of the rooms contain a sfaety deposit box, the remainder of rooms must use the safe provided at Reception, while most rooms feature a small, furnished balcony. Room service is available until 10:00pm.
The Kompas has one restaurant on-site; most guests are on a half-board meal plan, with the remainder opting for a B&B plan. Buffet breakfast is served between 7:00am and 10:00am, while a buffet dinner (international cuisine) is served from 7:00pm to 9:00pm daily. An à la carte menu (extra cost) is available at lunchtime, while snacks are available throughout the day. The large restaurant's tired appearance isn't helped by the bland mint green and peach colour scheme. Meanwhile, a small terrace is present with a few seating areas outside.Guests also have the option of dining at the à la carte restaurant 'Grill,' housed in Kompas' sister hotel the Lovec, just next door.