Sun House: Slovenian Experience of Dwelling

Samuel Dorsi - Nov 30, 2009
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In the northeast of Slovenia, where the earth touches the sky and the Mura River, as the locals in the village of Banovci like to say, in the heartland of authentic natural wealth of Prlekija, there stands the Sun House, a wonderful oasis of intimacy and relaxed ambiance; the kind you can experience only at home. A luxurious boutique hotel furnished with carefully selected designer pieces that offer original ideas of different ways to spend leisure time provides for experiences that are indispensable in the hotels of the highest class. The Sun House accommodates a hotel where great emphasis is made on the personal and individual treatment of guests; the first of its kind in Slovenia.

The idea of the Sun House was ripening for several years. In the spring of 2006 its conceivers Nataša Kegelj Kovačič and Aleš Kegelj finally decided to carry it out. Thus the story was born about a brand new way of dwelling as well as spending one's holidays and leisure time. What Nataša and Aleš really wanted to do, was to offer all those who would like to spend their holidays in the countryside and are looking for an intimate environment on one side, yet furnished and complemented with the top-quality details on the other, a place where all this is actually possible.

Thus the Sun House changed into a boutique hotel, a first ever of its kind in Slovenia. The ambitious owners picked up their crew of collaborators very carefully and together they indeed made an excellent team of creators of the Sun House services.

The Sun House is intended for businessmen, couples or individuals, who have almost everything, and who wish to have some rest and relaxation during long weekends or holidays with a higher or top-class level of tourist services. It is for those who want to enjoy beautiful ambiance and good food as well as to enjoy beautiful nature. Every single visitor in Sun House is treated as an individual and will be amazed by carefully thought-out details and small surprises.

Each guest may choose among five unique thematic luxurious suites, of which each has its own story, thus providing this small boutique hotel with some extra charm and a more personal note. The guests may, time and time again, choose among the dwelling in the suites named Lime Grass, Sea Memories, Natura, Manhattan or the family suite Stork.

For perfect relaxation, guests may also use the Wellness & Spa garden with a series of programmes for well-being. While there, you may also enjoy a unique panoramic view. After sauna-sweating in the BIO-herbal or Finnish sauna, you will be able to take some rest while enjoying calm music, tasty tea and fresh fruit in a pleasant relaxation room or surrender yourself to the effects of the hydro massage pool.


At the Sun House, a great deal of attention has also been paid to the healthy composition of menus, since only healthy and natural food belongs to the natural environment. Thus, they will seduce your taste buds with the most tasteful breakfasts, made exclusively from biological and home-grown ingredients. With a desire to make every start of your day unforgettable, they will delight you with excellent home-made jams, various salamis and spreads, natural fruit juices as well as freshly baked bread, fruit pies and rolls. You will also be able to sleep as long as you please, since your breakfast will be prepared especially for you. You will also be able to treat yourselves with the most important meal of the day in our garden in the beautiful, clean and unspoiled nature. All day long, the Sun House staff will spoil you with excellent homemade sweets and selected exquisite wines.

The Sun House is situated in the region of Prlekija known for its still unspoilt nature. Therefore, it offers you many possibilities for various sports and recreational activities, among which are also different walking and cycling paths, various guided tours around Prekmurje and Prlekija, possibilities to go horseback riding, play golf, as well as many others.

Sončna hiša (the Sun House) is a registered trademark ™ and not the last one of its kind. »We intend to build at least two more in Slovenia«, say Nataša and Aleš.

By Maja Murič

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