We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not as nice as one would expect for the price”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
City Hotel Ljubljana
Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The City Hotel is located a short walk from the river and the old town and about fifteen minutes on foot from the train station. If you fly into the city, a shuttle is offered for 9 euro.

The downstairs of the hotel and the hallways are clean and modern. However, the renovation appears not to have reached the room in which we stayed. The room was clean, but the walls had scuff marks and the carpet was a bit threadbare. The beds were old and not particularly comfortable. There was a lot of mildew growing above the shower and a lot of grime in the crevices of the shower. There are a lack of hooks in the bathroom on which to hang things. On the plus side, the hot water is really hot and plentiful.

All of the staff who I interacted with were friendly, helpful and spoke excellent English.

The breakfast area is large which is good as it fills up. However, we never had trouble getting a table as there are so many. The offerings are plentiful with a number of cooked items, cereals, fruit and breads. The downside was the coffee machine which was powdered rather than ground.

For the price of the hotel, I would have expected a lot more in terms of the quality of the room. Finding it worn and tired was disappointing. Although it was otherwise a good stay, I will look elsewhere for my next visit to Ljubljana.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank mhnstr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,470)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

582 - 588 of 1,470 reviews

Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed at the City hotel for four nights from the 16th to the 19th September 2013 for a business trip. It has to be said that the hotel on first appearance does not look like the photos on the web page. However, the rooms were clean and very practical and, although a bit dated, the rest of the hotel is ok.

Positive:
- Great location (very near central square and the river)
- Very reasonably priced (even during the eurobasket)
- Rooms clean and good size
- Friendly staff and good service
- Bathroom fine, showers good size, powerful
- Conference rooms were good with efficient service

Negative:
- Not quite the syle of the hotel i thought it would be, less modern than in the photos
- Generally very average, feels like it needs a bit of money spent on it and it could be much better.

In general, it was absolutely fine for a stay in Ljubliana, but it didn't blow my mind. If I were to return not on business, I think I would probley go for something a bit more quirky.

TIPS: Take the funicular / walk up big hill to the castle and eat in the restaurant, lovely traditional food and great views. Along the river there are also a load of great bars and restaurants in a lovely setting!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Jswitts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We only had one night in Ljubljana and wanted to see the city centre. This hotel had nothing in particular (good or bad) however it is in the city centre and it is clean and affordable. The rooms could do with being a bit bigger and a bit of airco would not be a luxury in the summer.

Served its purpose.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bernie-the-Belge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Good choice for business trips. Overpriced as every hotel in ljubljana. Very well located at the very centre. I suffered a little bit from cold as outside temperature was very low but the central heating follows the calendar...

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank gerkouv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Nice hotel well located for stations (bus and train) and access to Old Town. We booked a superior room with a view of the castle and a balcony but the weather wasn't good enough to sit out. The room was large, the bathroom had a bath and a separate shower with masses of hot water. There was a mini-fridge with complementary beer, coke and water. Breakfast was fine but the orange juice is awful. They did have pure bottled carrot and beetroot health juices though. It was quite crowded with business and Eurobasket guests. Also quite expensive but all the hotels in Ljubliana were. Great wifi in room but rubbish collection starting at 6am was a bit noisy - overall no real problems!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front were quite noisy
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank shelley9London
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our group stayed at the City Hotel for two nights at the beginning of our holiday in Slovenia. Spacious reception area with three lifts servicing all floors. A café/bar was opposite the reception with easy chairs. Our room, No. 520, faced the rear of the hotel, no noise from traffic. Although floor space was on the small size when we were both moving around the room, it was okay. In the room were twin beds and for a change a unit to store two cases, the one on the bottom shelf though couldn’t be accessed unless pulled out. If we had been staying a week we would have unpacked but for two nights it wasn’t worth it. There was plenty of cupboard space which included a safety deposit box, free of charge. No air conditioning just a ceiling fan. We had the window open all night and even with thunder, lighting & rain it didn’t appear to become cooler. Other amenities included a TV on the wall, clock radio and a desk & chair. Bathroom was okay, cleaning gel supplied by the sink & in the shower. When in the shower the air current used to suck the shower curtain in and ended up sticking to my legs, bit of a pain otherwise easy to use shower control.
Although a large breakfast area it could become very busy. Plenty of variation though, cereals, fruit, yogurts, cold meat & cheese, various hot food and cakes. If you couldn’t find anything to eat, you must be hard to please. The staff appeared to busy keeping up with the demand for crockery & utensils but I always got a smile from them or help if required.
As for the location you couldn’t fault it. Nicely located, about five minutes from the centre of the Old Town, Triple Bridge etc. and in the other direction Tivoli Park. Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank RoyE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Two night stay with family to see Ljubljana. Big room, comfortable bed. Breakfast was good, location right downtown, 2 min walk into Old Town. Grumpy old guy (glasses, 50ish) didn't want to give me any extra towels; that part was kind of cheapo, but otherwise really nice place, would stay there again if I went back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Dave A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ljubljana hotels
0.1 mi away
Grand Hotel Union
Grand Hotel Union
#5 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,784 reviews
1.8 mi away
Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana
Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana
#4 of 31 in Ljubljana
402 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Cubo
Hotel Cubo
#1 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
0.1 mi away
Central Hotel
Central Hotel
#15 of 31 in Ljubljana
769 reviews
3.9 mi away
Hotel Nox
Hotel Nox
#2 of 31 in Ljubljana
285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to City Hotel Ljubljana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about City Hotel Ljubljana

Address: Dalmatinova ulica 15, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range: $90 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel Ljubljana 3*
Number of rooms: 201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Hotel is located in the very heart of Ljubljana and is an excellent choice for both business guests and tourists to discover the charms of Ljubljana and Slovenia. It has a wonderful view of Ljubljana Castle and the city cathedral, and an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the historic old town. This pleasant hotel among the vibrant city inns, shops, and attractive historical buildings offers local Slovenian and international cuisine as well as a state-of-the-art congress center. The Jože Pučnik international airport is only 25 km from the hotel, and the main railway and bus station is only 400 m away. The hotel is easy to access from all of the city’s major roads; once in the city, you simply follow the blue hotel signs. Ljubljana’s City Hotel is the successor to the venerable Štrukelj Hotel, which opened in 1907. The current hotel excels in its friendly staff, the warmth of its rooms, and a broad range of services found at an excellent location in the very city center. City Hotel has 201 rooms, three luxury suites, an underground garage, a conference center with four meeting rooms, a library, a terrace, an Internet corner, a restaurant, and a bar. City Hotel’s complete makeover concluded with its opening in September 2007. The “basic” and “standard” rooms were renovated, and the “superior” rooms were moved to a completely new part of the hotel. All of the rooms use a card-locking system and all of them have free Internet access. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cancelon and Evoline ltd so you can book your City Hotel Ljubljana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cityhotel Hotel Ljubljana
Ljubljana Cityhotel Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing