Best luxury hotels in Ljubljana 2022
Looking for a slightly more unusual city break option? Discover Slovenia. The country’s inland capital has a thriving café culture among cobbled streets, museums, exhibitions and the sprawling Tivoli Park. Indeed, you’re never far from green space here and with limited cars in the city centre, it’s no wonder this is the European Commission’s Green Capital of Europe in 2016. It There’s also architectural beauty to be seen – minimalist designer Jože Plečnik had a lot to do with Ljubljana’s bridges, lampposts and pillars, ensuring an extremely attractive urban design. And the city has some exciting places you can stay in.
Vander Urbani Resort
Near the river, this charming design complex was formed in several baroque townhouses. At the very top, guests can step into a small rooftop infinity pool with great city views. Drinks can be ordered poolside on the terrace, and yoga classes are also held there. With just 20 rooms, the focus is on quality over quantity and exquisite decor that’s soothing and minimal. The urban-chic restaurant (with a hint of Scandi) has an extensive wine cellar, or you can venture to Bubbles Bar for a drink – it specializes in wines from Slovenia. While the hotel’s design is cool, the service is warm, attentive, and welcoming.
It is the tallest hotel in the city and a member of the global IHG brand. Ascend to the 18th floor to be pampered at Serenity Wellness where you can swim while admiring the city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. The InterContinental was also Ljubljana’s first five-star residence and has 165 rooms. Book the Presidential Suite – on the floor above the spa – to enjoy your own hammam, living room and fireplace. And you can dine one floor above, at the B-Restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo. The B-Bar is next door, with the Bloom Lounge serving lighter meals downstairs.
Previously a chic apartment building occupying a corner lot, this 1930s building now houses 26 plush rooms for paying guests. Some suites have circular beds, and bathrooms have glass walls and White Company toiletries. Cubo’s owners are restaurateurs, so you can expect excellent cuisine made from low-carbon, seasonal ingredients. The lobby bar doubles as a sidewalk cafe during the summer – the perfect spot for people-watching over a mouth-watering bake. Guests can also take advantage of the free bike rental, with the river and park nearby for bike rides.