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Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels

Krojaska ulica 6-8, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 35 in Ljubljana
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. 20 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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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, Bosnian, Croatian, German and 3 more
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Gailm333 wrote a review May 23
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Very noisy till 3 am as our room 19 was above a nightclub. Clubbers and drunks were partying and chanting both nights at the exit after 1st night I Tried to change room to the other side but was declined. Furthermore the WIFI did not work in our room but worked in the hallway. The ladies at the reception were polite and trying to fix the issue. When the 2nd day it was still not fixed the male receptionist told me it was not true and working!!! It was my I pad and I phone fault. Been travelling for 4 weeks previously and not a single issue. The room design was weird. Toilet and bathroom separated by a glass window! On a positive note the breakfast was nice
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Be prepared to small rooms
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Sarah W wrote a review May 18
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
This is a superb hotel, located in a fantastic position by the water in Ljubljana. the staff were bright, friendly and helpful, and the room was very comfortable. The restaurant served high quality food at dinner and at breakfast, and the extensive wine list was greatly enjoyed. The city is an absolute delight, and the rooftop pool was the ideal place to unwind after a day exploring.
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Date of stay: May 2022
carvelqueen wrote a review Apr 2022
Salt Spring Island, Canada50 contributions32 helpful votes
We arrived at the hotel having parked in the hotel’s recommended parking. A good 12 minutes walk away. The receptionist was not overly welcoming and had difficulty cracking a smile. First impression not good. The two rooms we had were well appointed but incredibly small. The bathroom area behind a sliding glass door and curtain had zero privacy and was poky in the extreme. On the good side, the location could not be better and the breakfast was very good. I have difficulty recommending this hotel as it is overpriced for what it is offering.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: As far as I can see there are no good rooms.
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Nina wrote a review Jan 2022
54 contributions46 helpful votes
We were staying in Vander Urbani Resort in October 2021. The location of Hotel is good, right next to city center, but you have to leave the car outside of the center and walk for about 10 minutes to get to the hotel. After reading all the comments, we expected it to be nice, but it was opposite. The room was not so clean, the windows were very dirty as well as shower. Smell in the hallway was really bad due to the restaurant downstairs. The breakfast was poor. The only good thing about this hotel was staff. They were nice and polite.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Susannah Z wrote a review Dec 2021
15 contributions
I stayed here at the end of Nov and this is my second stay now in December after circling Slovenia. I thought about staying in a less expensive hotel but I decided to say hi. Ames’s eyes lit up behind her mask when she saw me and I knew I could never stay anywhere else in this city. What a wonderful welcome back. :) Special thanks to her. The energy and vivaciousness from everyone at this hotel is the best I’ve experienced on my entire trip. They are kind and professional. A perfect mix. I had dinner again and it was delicious …again. Service great, breakfast delicious everyone in the restaurant was fabulous (they were different from my last stay) . So now I feel I am very qualified to say that you shouldn’t think about staying anywhere else. Breakfast is great too and the parking isn’t so bad. Park it and leave it. It’s worth it to be in the center of everything and to people watch right put front of the hotel. Highly recommend you experience Ljubljana the way I have. Again, special thanks to Amra. <3
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: I’ve been to several towns in Slovenia where the center is not traffic free - just deal with the...
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V B wrote a review Sep 2021
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions18 helpful votes
Beautiful boutique hotel in the downtown. Greatly located, very good rooms. Cheerful and helpful personnel. No complains. One important note for people with cars: the downtown is a pedestrian zone. You cannot drive to the hotel. The garage they advertise is about 10-15 min walk. My advice, call/email them in advance, they will provide the parking address you can enter into your navigation system. They can also arrange free transportation to/from the garage. I recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Vander Urbani Resort Vander Hotel, General Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Sep 25, 2021
Dear VB, thank you for your feedback, we are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with our services. We hope you enjoyed Ljubljana just as much and that you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards
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Bs Bel wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our stay could have started very well if there had not been a water damage in the room of this hotel before our arrival. We had left our luggage at the reception desk and presented our ID cards without being warned. After several minutes in lubjana, the reception called me to tell me that the room was not available. Back at the hotel, the staff only said they were sorry but did not offer us any alternative accommodation. A part of the hotel was privatized for a party and were overbooked. We had to ask them to call another hotel (found on booking) to check availability. A problem can happen but the staff was not able to solve it. Beyond that, the rooftop is beautiful (privatized at our arrival so inaccessible). The toilets, in the basement shared with the restaurant, were not clean. In short, to deserve 4 stars and positive ratings, the infrastructure and service must be impeccable.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Vander Urbani Resort Vander Hotel, General Manager at Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels
Responded Aug 19, 2021
We would like to start off, with an apology, as it is true that you had a reservation at our hotel, which was cancelled by us at the last moment, due to a pipe burst, resulting in the room being damaged by water. Please note, the room was occupied for previous two nights, and upon check-out, the guests did not mention any kind of damage, which means that it happened just before the room would be serviced for your arrival. Our staff is prepared to solve many minor set backs and problems, however, a pipe bursting and water damage can not be solved in a matter of minutes, so we decided to close the room until maintenance solved the issue, which was the next day. Every staff member at Vander hotel loves their role in hospitality and tourism sector, we are all professionals and we wish all our guests have a vanderful experience at our hotel, so we hope you understand we can not offer a room that is not fully functional and ready to use. It is true, the terrace was closed in the evening due to a private event taking place, but you were free to use the terrace until the event took place and the next day, but it is not true that we were overbooked we have put notices regarding the event up to our website, socials and informed all guests at check in to expect an evening terrace closure. Further more, we would like to point out, that our receptionist checked for availability at other hotels and apartment houses and successfully made a reservation at nearby airbnb apartments, while we served you complimentary drinks at our restaurant. Unfortunately, a problem, beyond our immediate capabilities to solve, has risen, and we were forced to cancel the booking at the last moment, which has negatively impacted your trip to Slovenia. We understand how overwhelming a last minute cancellation can be, we have done everything in our power to make the best of the situation and help you out. Kind regards
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408S_G wrote a review Sep 2020
Kitzbuhel, Austria23 contributions5 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
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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theconciergemom wrote a review Jul 2020
Neu-Ulm, Germany293 contributions140 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
2 Helpful votes
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, Germany928 contributions212 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
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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$139 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SloveniaUpper Carniola RegionLjubljana
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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 Pub Crawl Ljubljana (0.3 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, Capriccio, and Monstera bistro.
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.
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).
Does Vander Urbani Resort - a Member of Design Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.