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“Great location, friendly place” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Union
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Miklosiceva 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Ljubljana
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“Great location, friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This hotel is right in the center of the city and is very walkable. The rooms are very functional as opposed to luxurious- but comfortable. (The pictures posted on TripAdvisor show it, so just look at the pix for a sense of the style) I was in a smallish room with a full-size bed- spotless and a nice quiet floor. The bathroom's tub/shower combo is the kind you step up into, so if you're elderly or need assistance you'd want to check on what your shower situation is. The reception staff was very nice, and told me that this was where a former US president had stayed! The town itself was a lovely surprise and this is a great base to explore from. Unfortunately I missed breakfast because we left the hotel at 5 am but it is included in the rate.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city, nice considerate staff , big comfortable beds, within walking distance to the railway station ,shopping ,restaurants and all attractions .tasty varied breakfast .perfect

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The Union is in the Center of town, close to shopping, restaurants, and all manner of business. Within walking of Three Bridges and the Castle. On our pillows was the BEST chocolate I have ever tasted! Breakfast is a huge buffet with everything anyone could want including a chef for custom egg dishes.

Not a Five Star only because room service, though quick, is not extensive, and there was a loose fixture in the bathroom.

We will always stay here when visiting Ljubljana!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband is staying in this hotel regularly during his business trips and is talking about it in superlatives, so it was the first choice for our private trip in Ljubljana. But, I couldn´t be more disappointed. We got room 827, which was on the smoking floor. You couldn´t smell the smoke in the hall, but you could smell it in the room when entering.
If you are staying 100x in non smoking room, why do they give you on 101st time smoking one?
The room was quite nice, but it was definitelly not the kind of "wow" rooms. It was more like "ok, so the carpet matches with curtains" room. The window was dirty with hand prints, there were also stains on the mirror. But we came to Ljubljana to enjoy the city not to watch window, so I didn´t make a big deal from it and told at the reception only when checking-out.

Bathroom was very small, so you could sit on the toilet and brush your teeth in front of the mirror at the same time. The shower cable was leaking and on the bathroom door I also find some finger prints.

Fortunatelly, my husband has a small discount in this hotel, so we payd little less, but still. The standard doesn´t match the price at all. If I was guest paying the full price I would be mad with all those faults I found in the room.

There was also only one blanket on the bed, but the second one was brought to our room without problems.
Not to only criticize, I have to mention the breakfat which was superb, the coffee was delicious and the breakfast exeperience let me forget my dissappointing from the room.
Hotel is just at the centre of Ljubljana, so you have everything max. 10-15 minutes from the hotel. The parking is very expensive(cca 17 Euro/day), but we had a parking at friends, so this didn´t bother me.

I would probably go to tis hotel again (for the breakfast), but I would make sure to get better room, which they must have - at least according to the reviews here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Grand Union Executive hotel wonderful experience. We loved the spacious airy, modern and well decorated and comfortable room in the center of old town Ljubljana. The breakfast was superb in a large dining room with a large variety of healthy tasty hot and cold foods . The staff were friendly, helpful and spoke English well.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 2nd floor facing the street and above the doors. It was quiet, bright, large an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Grand Union is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in when we consider the 40 countries we have visited. The staff is amazing, especially the manager Luka who was so welcoming and created a great experience for my family and I. The breakfast had so many choices and the food was great. Very few hotels offer the variety of the Grand Union. We stayed in the suite which was an amazing choice. The room was very spacious and the AC worked really well. The indoor popl is the best we have seen and it was not crowded so we enjoyed swimming . Ljublhjana is a charming city and we plan on going back.

If you plan on visiting Ljubljana or want a good base to visit Slovenia you should definitely stay at the Grand Union. It is the ultimate hotel for location, service, rooms and dining.

Room Tip: Get the suite. Although it costs more the room is unbelievable. Many heads of state, choose the hot...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forli, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The reason for my writing this letter is to inform you about a very positive experience after having stayed at Grand Hotel Union Executive in Ljubljana.
In the afternoon of Friday the 16th of August 2013 my wife and I called the reception and I reported that we had left behind us € 1.000 hidden inside a brochure on the table of room 451.
After three hours we received a call from one of the employees who told us that he had found our money after a very thorough and laborious search.
WE were very happy, we thanked him and a few days later the amount was put into our bank account.
We would like to thank all the staff for their cooperation and integrity.
Gastone & Cristina

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Miklosiceva 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
#6 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Union 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first class hotel in Ljubljana, boasting a premier location in the city centre, offering most spacious & comfortable rooms, excellent complimentary buffet breakfast, free internet, secured parking garage, business centre...Located on the door step of the Old Town and less than 30 minutes from the international airport, Grand hotel Union Executive has got city’s top location for business & leisure travellers. It is also the address of royal visits, presidential delegations, and major Ljubljana’s events and has more than 100 years long tradition of friendly and professional service.All rooms (25-35m2) and suites (45-140m2) are air-conditioned and have bathroom with bathtub or shower, large LCD screen, phone, mini bar, safe, trouser press, hairdryer and free of charge internet access. The hotel provides 20 multi-functional conference rooms with capacity up to 800 participants, a top-floor indoor swimming pool, a sauna and fitness area. Culinary delights are served in the elegant restaurant Smrekarjev Hram or in the quiet shady garden in the summer. The hotel also has a cosy lobby bar and a popular coffee place - Grand Café, exchange office, a newspaper and souvenir shop, a fashion boutique, a jeweller and a hairdresser. Enjoy the stay in one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels in the region. ... more   less 
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