Vander Urbani Resort

Krojaška ulica 8, Krojaška ulica 6, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle
20 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

“Ljubljana” doesn’t exactly roll off the English-speaking tongue — that’s just about the only reason we can come up with for why the travel press hasn’t been singing its praises for years. The Slovenian capital is a deeply charming city, a picturesque jumble of historic architecture, public squares, sidewalk cafes and ambitious new museums, with a music scene as rich as those of cities many times its size. Set at the center of it all, in a pedestrian-only neighborhood that’s been settled since at least ancient Roman times, is the Vander Urbani, a boldly designed boutique hotel spread across four adjoining townhouses.

The contrast between the outside and inside could hardly be greater — a set of traditional Slovenian façades hides a high-design world of glass and chrome and concrete. If it sounds a bit hard-edged, know that the rooms are softened up considerably by Frette linens and robes, Molton Brown bath products and the sorts of armchairs you’ll want to sink into forever.

Where it all really comes together, though, is on the rooftop terrace. There some contemporary ornaments — an infinity-edged plunge pool, a glass-walled yoga studio — combine with views of the surrounding tiled rooftops and the street life below. Ljubljana does know a bit about street life, too, with a population prone to strolling the streets and lingering at sidewalk cafés when the weather is good. Also down at street level is the hotel’s own restaurant, helmed by a French chef who’s apparently been rather swayed by the local culinary tradition and agricultural bounty. The wine, too, is mostly local, Slovenian wines being yet another pleasant surprise to those of us only now getting to know the place — and the owner being something of a wine geek.

How to get there:
The Ljubljana train station is located just half a mile from the hotel. Ljubljana Jzne Pucnik Airport (formerly known as Brnik Airport) is 16 miles away. Airport transfers can be arranged by the hotel.

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Vander Urbani Resort
Krojaška ulica 8, Krojaška ulica 6, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • One child under 6 years old may stay free of charge using existing beds.
  • An extra bed can be provided on request for 50€ per night in certain room types, and subject to availability.
  • The hotel is located in a pedestrian-only zone. Parking is available nearby at Parkirna hisa Kapitelj (PH KAPITELJ) for an additional cost.
  • A vignette card (toll pay system) is required for Slovenian roads and can be purchased online.
  • Airport transfers can be arranged by the hotel for 48€ each way.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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