Boris and Carrie Johnson honeymoon at Slovenian eco-resort ‘with calming energies’

Boris Johnson with staff at Vila Planinka - Exclusively obtained by The Telegraph

Boris Johnson with staff at Vila Planinka – Exclusively obtained by The Telegraph

It is considered the last word in relaxation, with a “healing climate” and “soothing energies”.

So it was perhaps the ideal location for a final holiday for the Prime Minister before he leaves Downing Street, as well as a belated honeymoon.

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie stayed at an eco-hotel in Jezersko in Slovenia’s remote Kokra Valley after their belated nuptials, it has emerged.

Guests can eat bear cheeks, bathe with vegan toiletries and sleep in rooms without WiFi. Their two children did not accompany them.

Vila Planinka, where rooms range from £242 to £542 a night, is a five-star boutique hotel that promises guests they will “slow down, harmonize your rhythm with your inner balance”.

After the Johnsons left on Sunday night, hotel owner Katja Batajelj and her daughter Lana told The Telegraph: “He was one of the nicest guests we’ve had and asked for nothing. He was enthusiastic about food and drink. If all guests were like him, we would be very lucky.

– They were very active. They went for a walk, they swam in the lake. They also went to the Postojna Caves and Boris was very enthusiastic about them. He said he had never imagined anything like the caves existed. It was fantastic to have him in Slovenia.”

Inside the eco-hotel where the Johnson family spent a belated honeymoon

Inside the eco-hotel where the Johnson family spent a belated honeymoon

Rooms at the five-star boutique hotel range from £242 to £542 per night

Rooms at the five-star boutique hotel range from £242 to £542 per night

The remote Kokra Valley in Slovenia is said to have 'a healing climate' - iStockphoto

The remote Kokra Valley in Slovenia is said to have ‘a healing climate’ – iStockphoto

The hotel’s rooms have no electronic devices and no wires in the walls, and Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby unless guests specifically request an in-room connection.

The website claims that local people discovered “four energy points” behind the site several centuries ago, giving it a “therapeutic effect”.

But the presence of the British Prime Minister and his wife caused some disturbances in the tranquility of the valley.

Residents said they were “very excited”. A billboard was put up outside a house just a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel with a picture of Mr. Johnson holding a birthday cake over a picture of the city with the message: “Cheerio old chap! Happy Birthday.”

It is unclear why they sent Mr Johnson birthday wishes when he celebrated in June.

happy Birthday

happy Birthday

But the excitement can be attributed to the fact, revealed by a local hairdresser, that the most famous person they are used to seeing is Jan Plestenjak, a Slovenian pop star who is much less recognizable to an international audience.

During his stay, Mr Johnson was spotted cycling with his bodyguards, and he and his wife have also been seen visiting the nearby tourist resort of Lake Bled.

If the fresh mountain air worked up an appetite, the good news is that the hotel boasts a gourmet restaurant with such hearty fare as bear cheeks, lemon-soaked trout, agnolotti with fermented chestnuts and bee pollen ice cream.

Bear meat is a delicacy in Slovenia, which has one of the highest densities of brown bears in the world.

Downing Street had wanted to keep the couple’s location under wraps for security reasons, but Robert Golob, the Slovenian prime minister, blew his cover on Friday by confirming the couple were in his country.

The pair arrived on Wednesday on a commercial flight and left on Sunday night in preparation for Johnson’s return to work in Downing Street on Monday.

The Jezersko region, on the border with Austria, is lyrically described by the local tourist board as part of “Europe’s Green Pearl” and is a favorite among hikers, climbers and mountain bikers.

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