As you know, I was recently in Zagreb, Croatia. After spending a couple weeks there, enjoying myself and catching up on work, I moved on to Ljubljana, Slovenia. It’s really not that far away and if you’re in the area, a must visit. I only stayed for three nights but was able to experience so much!
The city is not large so it’s very easy to explore. While in Ljubljana, I stayed at the Grand Hotel Union. As you all probably guessed, it’s located right in the center of the city. I almost always stay right in the center of every city I visit, to make it super convenient to explore. The center of Ljubljana is absolutely gorgeous. There is a river with tons of bridges, beautiful shops and trees so plenty of green throughout. There’s also a castle perched up on a hill looking over the entire city which gives it a fairy tale feel. All of these features make Ljubljana a very quaint city!
Moving into the hotel, I got a very nice room on the executive end of the Grand Hotel Union. They have two wings in this particular hotel, one is a more modern updated look and the other is a more classic and elegant look. Both are quite beautiful but I really enjoyed my time on the executive side. Quite fitting of my lifestyle if you ask me. Wink.
I entered my large room to find a bottle of merlot and a plate of fruit waiting for me. As per usual, a wonderful touch. The room had very high ceilings which gave a quite luxurious feel. The bathroom was very bright and clean. All I had to do was look out of my window and I could see the town square approximately 100 meters away.
One thing that was very consistent about the hotel was the excellent service throughout my stay. Not only a few, but all of the employees treated me with kindness and were very professional. Without them, I would not have been able to see so much of Slovenia. With their help, we were able to arrange a beautiful tour of Lake Bled and a food tour in the center of Ljubljana with Roundabout Tours. Both were incredible experiences and I would highly recommend them!
Pierre needs to eat, as do most living things. I was very happy to arrive at breakfast and see a plethora of options. I really loved the sausages at this breakfast!
The hotel stay went smoothly and they have some nice facilities, including an indoor pool. I was slightly disappointed with the fact that the gym only had one treadmill, but was informed by the staff that they have plans to expand the gym within the year. Pierre will be greatly looking forward to that time. They do however, have 3 saunas in their spa area. This was definitely a nice touch and I was able to sweat it out when the time was right.
While staying at the hotel, I also had a chance to visit one of the most phenomenal restaurants in Ljubljana. This restaurant is named Smrekarjev Hram and is actually part of the hotel! You will definitely have to read about it in a separate article. It was one of those meals that will stick with me until the day that I die.
Given these points, I’m sure you can see that I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ultimately, they offer a very strong package and really didn’t miss a beat on all fronts. If Slovenia has not made it to your bucket list, I strongly advise you to add it. When you visit, you definitely should stay at the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana!
Miklošičeva cesta 1
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 308 12 70