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Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels

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Krojaska ulica 6-8, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 32 hotels in Ljubljana
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Dear guests, please note Check-in time is between 15:00-21:00 until further notice. Face masks and social distancing rules are also in effect. The first member of Design Hotels in Slovenia.Vander lies on the river bank of the River Ljubljanica in the lively centre of the old town. Vander's heart beats with the Old part of Ljubljana, where old and new co-exist in a passionate embrace. Everyone can find a place at Vander. Whoever comes to Vander, will leave with the feeling as a local - "Ljubljancan". The external and internal renovation was designed by SADAR + VUGA architects. 16 exeptionally designed rooms are available. All bathrooms offer Molton Brown cosmetics. We offer a perfect sleep with Frette bedding, Moroso armchairs, Diesel and Floss lightening. A roof top terrace with an infinity pool deck is offering a special sensation. All kind of events can be organized on a terrace. The hotel has also wine cellar, restaurant and wine bar. The most exquisite ingredients from Slovenia are used by the Benjamina Launay, our Chef de Cuisine and his endless inspiration. Ecological awareness is not just a fashion statement for us. It's a way of life and business. Welcome.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Bosnian, Croatian, German and 3 more
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408S_G wrote a review Sep 2020
Kitzbuhel, Austria22 contributions6 helpful votes
+ great location + lovely dinner + amazing rooftop pool + waiter who was not very familiar with the check- in process but very friendly - staff was not very pleasing. When we needed the reception desk, we just got assistance once and the waiters did not know how to check in or help us with the parking card and we had to pay the full price of the garage - the room was kind of smelly, it would be nice if windows were opened before arrival - the toilet door is transparent and cannot be closed properly (sliding door), might be uncomfortable if you are not very intimate with your partner/friend you are traveling with - breakfast was minimalistic and we had long waiting times -breakfast waitresses (friendly but not coping very well)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Vander Urbani Resort Vander Hotel, General Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. Due to the current situation, the hotel reception is working on modified working hours. Every site one might want to book a room with us, states that the Front Desk is currently not working 24/7. To make sure that our guests know what the situation is, as well as to ensure they have as much information as possible, the hotel also sends a "Greetings - IMPORTANT NOTICE" email to all our guests. In that email the exact possible times of check-ins are written. Should our guests arrive after that time, some of the waiters have been shown how to ensure a smooth check in, though due to not having to do it often, we apologize if they may have seemed a bit confused. Should the guests arrive after even the restaurant is closed, we make sure to send all necessary information and instructions to the incoming guest on how to get into the hotel via our lockbox. We truly do strive to make the process as easy and quick as possible for our guests. As we are a member of the design hotels chain, the design and furniture in our rooms is certainly somewhat different from the ordinary hotel, and while the bathroom is indeed encased in glass, there is a curtain going along the entire wall to ensure all the necessary privacy. Due to the covid situation, the hotel currently does not offer continental breakfast, but rather a la carte. We try to make sure it's as personalized and quick as possible, and thank you for your feedback once again so that we may make the experiences of our guests better. Happy and safe travels in the future as well!
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SuzanneBColorado wrote a review Jul 2020
Neu-Ulm, Germany261 contributions99 helpful votes
We stayed here as a family and couldn't have had nicer service at the hotel. The location is ideal- the center of town- you can walk right out to everything. The two reasons I hesitate to refer would be the room design- just strange to not have a soapdish and other basics in the room. We also had a door that wouldn't lock and used a owner's key to lock it the entire time we were there. Seems like that should have been fixed on a 3-night stay. Breakfast and pool were lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Vander Urbani Resort Vander Hotel, General Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear Guest, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Our staff prides themselves with doing the very best they can to ensure our guests truly feel at home while staying with us. The hotel is a member of the Design Hotels chain, and as such, the room designs and furniture is somewhat different than what one would see in other, ordinary hotels. We do however understand that that design doesn't suit every taste, and sincerely hope it did not hinder your vacation. We offer our sincere apologies regarding the room door. Our receptionist came up to check after the gentleman came to warn the reception of the problem, and the door locked normally. However, in the hopes that you could continue enjoying your stay without the need to worry whether your things are safe or not, the receptionist offered a physical room key, so you could be care-free. Hopefully it did the trick! We hope to be able to host you again, so you can make more wonderful memories with your family in Ljubljana and the many beauties of Slovenia. Until then, we wish you happy and safe travels!
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David Lewis wrote a review Jul 2020
Frankfurt, Germany670 contributions116 helpful votes
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We were lucky enough to stay in this modern boutique hotel for one night during a recent visit to Ljubliana. City centre is pedestrians only, but the hotel has a deal with a local parking garage for reduced rates. Check in was friendly and efficient. Room was excellent, clean and well equipped. Roof top has a plunge pool and decking which gives an amazing view across the rooftops and Castle. Breakfast was to order in the hotel restaurant due to the CV-19 restrictions but was freshly prepared with a friendly service. Many bar, cafes and restaurants directly outside of the hotel, so plenty of choice. We stayed over on a Monday so the hotel bar/restaurant were closed for lunch/dinner, but understand they are highly rated. Check out also efficient and friendly and even met the Australian owner. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Vander Urbani Resort Vander Hotel, General Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Jul 20, 2020
Dear Guest, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. The hotel is indeed located in the pedestrian area and we have a contract with a local parking garage. What's more, we can also, upon the guest's request, arrange for the city's free electric car service - called Cavaliers - to come pick up the guests at the beginning of the pedestrian zone and take them the rest of the way to the hotel. Our staff pride's themselves in serving our guests to the best of their capabilities, and we are more than glad to hear that it does not go unnoticed. We've forwarded your praise to the staff. We're sorry to hear that you couldn't enjoy the creations of our excellent chefs. We're also proud that our restaurant was rewarded a Michelin plate, and we hope we get to host you again soon, so you may truly enjoy everything we have to offer! Until then, happy and safe travels!
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DPG31 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom42 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed a couple of nights here and really enjoyed the time. The hotel couldn't be better located, right on the river in the centre of town, the room is comfortable with some quirky design features, and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, too. Ljubljana is a lovely city and I'll definitely return both it the city and to Vander.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Taxis can't drive right up to the hotel, but stop a hundred metres or so away at the start of...
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Response from VanderUrbaniResort, Guest Relations Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Dear Guest, first and foremost, allow us to thank you for booking with us during your stay in Ljubljana! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here. The hotel truly is located in one of the best possible spots in the city, right in the heart and soul, in the old town center of Ljubljana, where anything one might want to see or visit, be it shops or restaurants, bars or museums, no more than a stone's throw away. As we are a part of the Design Hotel chain, we realize that the room designs in our hotel might not be for everyone, and are always very happy to hear our guests enjoy the somewhat design layout and furniture. Our staff always do their very best to make every moment special for our guests and your compliments have been forwarded. We are very much looking forward to your return to Ljubljana and our hotel so we may create even more memorable moments! Until then, we wish you happy and safe travels!
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Harrycoxqpr-1882 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
Perfect central location in the heart of the city. Beautiful interior design, the view in the riverfront room of the river is fairly blocked due to all the parasols from the bars outside. The noise can be fairly loud at times during the evening but didn't bother neither I or my partner. The hotel staff are wonderful at making you feel welcome and were very helpful when it came to booking taxis for us. all in all was a lovely stay and will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: River front rooms are very big in size. Also perfect for couples.
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Response from VanderUrbaniResort, Guest Relations Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Dear Guest, allow us to thank you for staying with us during your visit to Ljubljana. You're absolutely right, the hotel has one of the best location sin the city. The very heart and soul of the old town part. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the design of the hotel and rooms! Our hotel is a member of the Design Hotel chain, so the design is certainly different than what you see in most other hotels. Our position does of sometimes come with a lot of noise outside, due to the busy streets populated by bars, restaurants and shops, however the noise does not carry on to the night, making the day lively, but the night calm. Our staff is always happy to do their utmost best to ensure our guests feel truly welcome. Hopefully we can make you feel welcome again in the future, and until then, happy and safe travels!
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$118 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SloveniaUpper Carniola RegionLjubljana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Nearby attractions include The Key Escape Room Ljubljana (0.2 miles), MindMaze (0.2 miles), and Ljubljana Old Town (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kodila Gourmet, Monstera bistro, and Restavracija Strelec.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Ljubljana.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, and Bosnian.
Are there any historical sites close to Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Plecnik House (0.5 miles), Hauptmann House (0.1 miles), and Miklosiceva Street (0.4 miles).