I love Slovenia and Ljubjana is a gem. Hotel Slon is excellent as a base in the capital city. This is so NOT the Best Western experience you are used to in North America. BW is completely different in Europe and this property is the best example of that. This is truly a 4 star property by North American standards and there are not many hotels in this price range in Europe that this can be said about.
If you are looking for a centrally located hotel at a reasonable price, Hotel Slon is where you must stay. From this spot you don't need a car rental to explore the city as everything is within walking distance in the city centre. The old town is pretty much down the street with Presenev Trg, the castle, the three bridges, the spectacular central church, the open air market and totally modern shopping all within walking distance.
I have been to Ljubljana many times but this was my first stay at Hotel Slon and I would go back in a heart beat. The rooms are fabulous with very Euro styled touches, the bathroom is what I expect of properties in resort areas and the complimentary breakfast is a wow! Let me tell you, it is just phenomenal the spread they have with REAL food! Not just danishes, toast and coffee; oh no, you get a spread that is unbelievable! When you get assorted fruit platters and cold cuts - with prociutto and unique cheeses - you cannot go wrong. The price of the room is worth the complimentary breakfast!
The staff all speak English and when you have jetlag and want to check in online, the two computers they have in a nook off the lobby are great. I spent every morning at 3am not sleeping checking out my emails and catching up with what was going on in the world.
The restaurant/pub on the property is excellent as well. The service is exemplary and the drinks are great. Can't speak too much to the food because I just sat at the outdoor tables catching up with friends drinking. It isn't cheap though. This city no longer is what it once was for prices - quite comparable to North America now but the surroundings make it worth the expense.
When I go back, I will stay at Hotel Slon. Truly and excellent spot from which to explore the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon - Elephant is situated in the very heart of Ljubljana city centre. It is only a few steps away from the old city core, Ljubljana castle and all the main city sights. This modern 4-star superior hotel has 170 comfortable and well-appointed rooms with all modern facilities and amenities. Superior deluxe rooms, Deluxe rooms and suites offer luxurious accommodation. The hotel's Spa & Fitness features a state of the art Fitness Center open 24/7, equipped with Technogym machines, providing all the latest cardiovascular and weight training facilities as well as relaxing saunas with tropical rain showers. There is a generous choice of 9 different Thai massage treatments at Hotels Thai massage & Spa to unwind, relax and escape the daily stress. There are extensive facilities for business functions; a versatile array of five conference halls provides accessible and flexible conferencing for up to 250 participants. In our versatile function halls and breakfast restaurant, we also host working breakfasts, business lunches and gala dinners, receptions, parties and beautiful a-la-carte weddings. The hotel is also famous for its excellent cuisine. In the attractive atmosphere of the Restaurant Slon 1552 overlooking the busy streets of Ljubljana, our guests will be served modern Slovene, Mediterranean and other international dishes, as well as a vast choice of top quality wines. For hotel guests, we provide valet parking in a nearby garage attended by our friendly staff. A preliminary reservation is required. Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is an institution in hospitality; celebrating 460 years of tradition, offering comfortable accommodation, multipurpose conferencing facilities combined with excellent cuisine at an elite location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Ljubljana
- Ljubljana Best Western