Stayed at the Hotel Storman for 4 nights in Feb 2010. It was recommended by the company I was visiting as it offered reasonable accomodation for an okay price, plus it was in the city centre. A number of different room types are available at this hotel and I had booked a superior room for 84 EURO per night B&B.
The hotel itself is situated just off one of the main roads that run through Celje. Across the road is the train and bus station. If you come out the front of the hotel and walk about 3 mins (past two sets of traffic lights) and turn right you will come to the high street that has a limited number of shops (McDonalds is just along this road as well if you are into that). There were a number of cafes also not far from the hotel, but a bit thin on choice of restaurants though. I short drive was necessary to visit them. If you continued your walk along the main road, you will come to the SavinJa River. Turning right, before you cross the bridge in front of you, takes you to a footpath that follows the river. This was quite pleasant with lots of people out walking their there children and family along here. The company I was visiting advised it is very safe to walk around the area. You could then walk back through the city centre which passed a mix of shops and restaurants-cafes.
As for the hotel: the bedrooms looked like they had been modernised recently. There was a small mini bar, colour TV with about 40 channels (about 8 had English speaking programs - No BBC world news or SKY though). The room was clean and had a good size bathroom with separate shower and bath. The room had two double beds pushed together and they were comfortable. My room was at the front of the hotel and so looked out onto the train / bus station. It could be a little noisy with the window opened due to passing traffic. The train / bus station itself was pretty quiet. The room had two aircon units in it with in room temp control. They could be a little noisy at full blast, but were very efficient though. The rest of the hotel was clean, but a little tired here and there. If it was in UK, I would guess at 3 stars, certainly no more (no pool, no gym)
There was free WIFI, although this was a little patchy, dropping out quite frequently. In the room though was a P.C port, but I forgot my cable so perhaps that may have been a bit better. End of day it was free though.
In the price of the room was breakfast. You could have some fresh eggs/bacon cooked for you, but the staff were a little hard to find early on! There was a choice of a few cereals, fresh bread, jams and yogurt. Also a couple of hot dishes. Coffee and juice was from a vending machine. Overall the breakfast is best described as just functional – certainly not extravagant.
I ate in the hotel restaurant one time (same room as breakfast). The food was fine, nothing to write home about, but reasonable value for money when compared to UK prices. What was popular though was the bar. Lots of locals seemed to frequent the bar, which also sold snack type food – sandwiches etc. It seemed popular from morning through to late evening. Beer was about 2.20 EURO for near to a pint, so not bad compared to UK. Good atmosphere there.
The staff were in general very friendly and all spoke reasonable English for those non Slovenian speakers. Would I return to this hotel? Well yes, but having seen that roads/driving in Slovenia is all pretty comfortable, I would look to stay outside Celje at a hotel that had better facilities such as a pool and gym next time. If I needed to be near to the city centre though, I would not hesitate to return. Oh and when I checked out I was charged 64 EURO per night (assumption being I was in a normal double room) which I was more than happy with. Cost wise, good value for money.
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