From personal experience, I can confirm that you will find Don and Linda's
Slovenian travelogues a great resource for your travels there.
Lake Bled is picture book gorgeous and a super place to spend some R&R. If
you have a car, it is also an excellent base from which to explore the
country - the mountains to the north are stunning, the small villages around
Bled are fascinating - and we even did a day trip to the coast from Lake
Bled. That was well worth the effort, although we would have taken more time
on that had it been possible.
Villa Bled is in a beautiful spot but a little out of the township - and
rather quiet when we were there in June 2001. Your teenager may not be too
impressed by that, although there are activities on the lake - boating etc -
if she is so inclined.
I think the major hotels are much of a muchness, based on the four or five
we either visited or stayed in. (We were there for a conference and so had
friends staying in different places.) The view is probably the main
An option you might consider is Hotel Ribno, from memory, about seven or
eight minutes drive from Lake Bled, but with tennis courts and other
recreational facilities that seemed to have quite a family orientation. It
isn't on the lake but there is a pleasant walk through to Bled from the
hotel and the setting itself was pretty.