Vander Urbani Resort – a Member of Design Hotels
What We Love
- Rooftop pool with top city views
- Chic bedrooms with designer Italian furniture and bedding
What To Know
- Ljubljana’s best bars and cafés are just outside; ideal for party people, not light sleepers
- The hotel is in a pedestrian zone but nearby parking is available for an additional fee per day and the hotel can provide luggage assistance
- The hotel has a grown-up vibe; it's not geared toward families
- The roof top terrace is open till midnight.
- Use of the pool is available during the summer season everyday from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Hands-on owners Amanda and Aleksander Vujadinovic have carefully carved a sleek design hotel out of a historic building they long coveted. The ultra-stylish public spaces shine with quality stone, glass, mirrors, and hardwoods, while a stark binary palette creates a calm vibe in sharp contrast to the busy streets outside. Dramatic Moroso furniture from neighboring Italy ensures that the overall ambience is not too minimalist. There’s a high-end Italian design edge to the 20 idiosyncratic but uncluttered bedrooms, which are often used as backdrops for local fashion shoots. The prevailing colors are putty and brilliant white, with walls covered in padded wallpaper. Designer furniture and sumptuous Frette linens provide a luxe feel, with fresh-cut flowers a neat touch, too. Luxury toiletries and Frette robes beckon in the bathrooms. Chef Benjamin Launay is renowned for his ability to weave international flavors and modern styles into the fresh local produce he procures. Vegetables from farms just across the Ljubljanica River are married to Adriatic seafood, and one of Ljubljana’s best cellars holds a fine selection of Slovenia’s seriously underrated wines. Lunches are deep-dish affairs that use ingredients from the city’s Central Market, and breakfasts take diners on a tour of Slovenia.
In the Area
The hotel lies in Ljubljana’s center, with dozens of bars, cafés and restaurants on both sides of the willow-shrouded Ljubljanica River. Valvas’or is a hip favorite among the local cognoscenti, superbly reimagining traditional Slovene dishes. Superslick JB is a 10-minute walk away — worth it for one of the best restaurants in Central Europe. Ljubljana’s Central Market is a must; it’s loaded with culinary goodies. On Sundays it’s replaced by a colorful riverside flea market right outside the hotel.
How to Get There
Good location in the heart of the citys pedestrian avenues. very nice restaurant, good service. Small rooms and prepare a 7 minute walk in order to get from the hotel to the parking space. The city is worth the visit.
Wonderful hotel, great breakfasts, and a great central location for all the tourist sites in Ljubljiana. Almost everything is within walking distance. The hotel is right on the river and has outdoor seating for meals or drinks.
Top location with polite staff. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. The Breakfast was poor regarding choices however it had the basics.The parking that was proposed by the hotel unfortunately was full.
This hotel is unique, clean and comfortable. It is in a pedestrian area of the city, so there is no motor noise. The rooms were quiet, the breakfasts were wonderful and the staff was the best. When I am in this area again, I will be sure to stay there. Great places nearby to walk to also.
I visited with my family in July 2018 during the World Cup Semifinals. The entire Central of Ljubljana was in an incredible festive mood and added to the allure of the city.
Amanda is the Owner and has developed the entire block with the Hotel as well as several other restaurants. She went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable and we had a very lively conversation with her and her friends one night during dinner. The people who work for her are all very qualified and speak excellent English.
I would stay at this hotel again. In fact, my family really enjoyed Slovenia and would recommend visiting here as a stop on a Vienna to Italy trip or as a place to begin a Balkan Adventure.