Vander Urbani Resort
Vander Urbani Resort is a stylish boutique hotel centrally located under Castle Hill along the banks of the Ljubljana River. Located just blocks away from Ljubljana's famed Triple Bridge, the hotel hides behind a facade of four old townhouses. While it may look like it's from another era on the outside, on the inside, you'll find 20 bright, airy rooms decorated with contemporary furnishings and city views worth a mention. The hotel also includes such niceties as a restaurant serving seasonal, locally sourced traditional and modern Slovenian cuisine, a champagne bar, and a rooftop terrace complete with a small infinity pool and yoga studio.
Lesar Hotel Angel
Those searching for classic luxury in the heart of Old Town will love the Lesar Hotel Angel. Located in a renovated building dating back to the early 19th century, you'll discover a boutique hotel filled with antiques, featuring 15 elegant rooms. Although there is no formal restaurant at the hotel, the lounge offers one of the best breakfast buffets in town, and the area is brimming with cafés and bars. Those staying in warmer months can also take advantage of the large, private garden with great views and patio seating, perfect for relaxing with a local vintage.
Located in a renovated 1930s art deco apartment in the heart of the city, Hotel Cubo prides itself on its top-notch service with attentive staff and sleek, modern design. Those staying in the front of this 26-room hotel will appreciate the view of Ljubljana Castle. But don't fret if you end up in another part of the hotel, as each room includes luxurious furnishings, a free minibar that gets restocked daily, and a preprogrammed smartphone you can take with you to use around the city. The hotel also features a restaurant with an outstanding breakfast—and if you're eager to explore nearby Tivoli Park by bike (borrow one from the hotel for free), make a point to ask the chef to prepare a picnic basket to take with you.
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If you want a truly serene experience, head to Hotel Nox. Located roughly fifteen minutes north of the city center in the shadow of Šmarna Gora (Mount Saint Mary), the hotel features an eye-catching bird's nest-inspired exterior. Each room of this stylish, 34-room hotel is also uniquely named and features designs from local Slovenian designers.
Standouts include "Tony's Room," with yellow-gold painted walls straight out of the 70s and a looming, dark leather headboard inspired by the movie Scarface. The Hansel & Gretel Room bathes you in warm earth tones and soft textures reminiscent of the forest, and if you prefer something more modern and clean, the Dandelion Room is your best bet.
If you want boutique accommodations on a budget, try the Adora Hotel. This family-run hotel on the edge of Old Town may appear to blend into its medieval surroundings, but it's less than a decade old. Each of the 10 modern rooms is decorated in solid teak furniture that's family designed, and while not as luxurious as other hotels on the list, you'll love the friendly and unpretentious atmosphere and clean, cozy accommodations.
Hotel Galleria lies across the cobblestone street from the picturesque Gornji trg (Upper Square), in an area full of boutique shops, galleries, and cafés, and close to Ljubljana Castle. This protected Baroque building bursting with romantic charm was recently renovated and holds 16 unique rooms with character-filled touches like hardwood furniture, original ceiling frescos, and exposed wood. Next to reception, you'll find a café serving wine, cocktails, and small bites, while out back, you'll discover a tranquil secret garden with four cascading terraces that are perfect for private events.
Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa
This is your chance if you've ever wanted to stay in a palace. Built in the 16th century, guests at Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa can choose between 20 spacious rooms offering high ceilings and hardwood flooring. Many even feature an opulent chandelier over the bed. Best of all, you are near many of the city's main attractions, so start your morning with a buffet breakfast and finish your evening with a relaxing spa treatment or maybe schedule some time with a personal trainer. The staff is friendly and more than happy to help book a restaurant reservation or schedule a private wine tour.