ABOUT THE HOTEL
Stories from our town
Bovec has a long history. It was a station on the Roman route from Aquileia to Noricum. It also witnessed the arrival of French, Turkish and Habsburg armies and the destructive Isonzo front in World War I. In the past, the old transport route that connected Trieste with Vienna was very important to Bovec, while, later on, the battles of World War I were played out in this area.
Throughout history, the Bovec region always had the status of a strategically important border county and the people successfully preserved their national heritage and typical dialect. The history of Bovec is full of stories that were written by great historical characters. One of these was Andrej Stergulc (1927–2002) who was an amateur researcher of local history, collector and the first mayor of Bovec municipality in independent Slovenia.
BOVEC CHEESE – A full-flavoured sheep’s cheese with many centuries of cheese-making history behind it.
BEEKEEPING – It began in the 19th century with an endemic Slovenian species of bee, the Carniolan honey bee. At the time there were 625 registered hives.
HUNTING AND FISHING – A family tradition that can still be felt today as a special energy, knowledge and enjoyment.
IRONMONGERY and MINING – A wealth of knowledge about military artefacts and events. The miners from the Bovec region were a special breed of miner who had a positive effect on the character of the people in this area.
WOOD – The locals have an extensive expertise about the forest, the many uses of wood and how to create a wide range of products.
MOUNTAIN GUIDES – Its beginning goes back to the 19th century when the first mountain lodge was built in the Mangart Saddle.
FLAVOURS FROM THE REGION – Dishes with their own names influenced by the dialect – “Čompe an skuta” (baked potatoes with cottage cheese) and “Bovški krafi” (Bovec doughnuts).
Enjoy the stories that are embodied in the rooms and observe the significance of the room numbers.
All bedrooms are equipped with: a minibar, TV, Internet, air conditioning, hair dryer, bath robe and slippers.