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“Best breakfast we had in Europe, comfortable rooms and great location”

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Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
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Ballarat, Australia
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“Best breakfast we had in Europe, comfortable rooms and great location”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Although this hotel does not look like much from the outside we found it to be one of the best hotels we stayed in during our five week trip through Europe. Our room was nicely decorated, very comfortable and had the most well stocked mini bar I have ever seen! The location of the hotel is within walking distance of all of Ljubljana’s main attractions and has plenty of nice restaurants to eat at nearby. The buffet breakfast was by far the best we had in Europe and each evening a staff member would deliver to our room information on the weather forecast for the next day along with a few chocolates which was a nice touch. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

the room was quite big (we had a twin comfort room) and very clean. the location is great and the breakfast had a a lot of different things for all tastes, the only complain concerns the Internet connection that was very unstable and with a very poor signal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Hotel is in central location, great for exploring Ljubljana on foot. Close to train and bus station. Room is a bit dated and got a bit stuffy (no air con) so we had to leave the windows slightly open. Buffet breakfast included in our package and is ok. We arrived in Ljubljana late in evening so we booked the hotel's car service (a Jaguar!), from memory it was around 40-45 euros for two people. Free wi-fi. Would probably stay here again for the hotel's central location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BURLINGTON. VT
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great central location for discovering the scenic old city of Ljubljana. The hotel is however a little worn around the edges. Fair for the price, which includes a nice breakfast spread, but the bed is soft, the TV doesn't work, and there is a frequent scent of sewer that fills the room..... I would try another hotel if I were to return to Ljubljana.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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gregorLJU, General Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear valuable guest,
Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I agree, our location in the city center is unbeatable and we are very proud of it. With our perfect location comes the 1936 historical building that I agree, could possibly be dated in some areas. It all depends on what expectations a hotel guest might have in a historical hotel downtown European city. Of course we strive to improve our services and amenities day by day, renovating and uplifting areas throughout the hotel in order to ensure our guests most of the comfort and pleasure while staying with us. As the hotel is in historical style, we cannot renovate everything at once, but we rather follow ongoing improvements, step by step. Only in 2011 we introduced a completely renovated health club with steam room, Finnish sauna and a 24h Technogym fitness studio; guest corridors were also uplifted with new wallpapers, carpets, artwork and curtains... in 2012 we continue to uplift our guest rooms with replacing curtains to get a refreshed look. Next year a renovation of the front facade is in plan... and much much more.
I am sorry that the TV in your room was not working. Our maintenance staff is quick in repairing any possible failure in our IP TV system and I can assure you that our TV system is stable and works perfectly fine. Of course sometimes there could be an issue with cabling, remote control or just a quick reset.
Our beds are new; they may be on a soft side (American standard) with very comfortable bed concept. Standard rooms feature 250-thread count Egyptian cotton linen; deluxe rooms and suites feature 400-thread count luxurious linens. Usually, guests praise our concept, but again, it is a matter of taste. To ensure comfort to all our guests we can provide hard desk support between the mattress and the mattress-bed.
We will definitely check the problem of the mentioned scent of sewer in your room; I assume there was a problem in a drain in the bathroom.
Dear guest, I am so sorry for not meeting your expectations during your stay with us. Your comments are helping us to improve our services for our future guests. If you decide to give us a second chance if coming back to Ljubljana, we suggest you to book one of our very nice deluxe rooms, which meet expectations of worlds most discerning travelers.
Warm regards,
Gregor Jamnik, General Manager
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Wife and I spent two nights in this hotel. Our bed was a bit small but i'm big:-) so thats subjective. Room was clean and ecuiped with everything that you need. They have a flat screen TV in it with around 40 free programs not that I watched it much. The best thing about this hotel is it's location. It is 60 meters from Presern square, and most of mayor Ljubljana atractions are near it. I must say that the breakfast buffet was big and everything was very tastefull. Staff was frendly and willing to help.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nice hotel at a very good location, short walk to all the main attraction. Good but rather small room very good breakfast. good restaurants all a round, hef to mention Marley and me, Julia and the petit coffee. The castle is also a must see. Did see the cave of prostonja and the drive in the countryside was beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Rocklin, California
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nice place to stay in Ljubljana. Easy walk from train station (which is also next to the bus station). Breakfast buffet reminded me of a cruise ship, so many choices. Took day trips to skocjan caves (rented a car) and Lake Bled (took bus). Would highly rec both. Convenient walk to old town, castle, dragon bridge, etc. Overall a great place to stay. Don't let the "Best Western" in the name put you off, this isn't a "chain" hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Address: Slovenska Cesta 34, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#6 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
#8 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Slon 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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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