I have visited Ljubljana before but had stayed in the central city area. Bookings were tight this time because of the Euro Basketball and we ended up choosing the Plaza basically because other downtown hotels were booked out. I have to say that this was a fortunate circumstance because the Plaza turned out to be superb!
This hotel is only a year or two old so everything is clean, new and modern in style. Someone remarked to me that they would not be able to build a hotel like this in downtown Ljubljana. The rooms are large and comfortable with spacious bathrooms. The nightly rate was reasonable for a hotel of this quality.
Breakfast was included in our room rate and was a substantial buffet with a huge range of food, all fresh and good. We tried the dinner buffet one night which was fine and reasonably priced although I would not class it as "outstanding" in any particular way. I think I prefer ordering dinner a la carte.
The hotel staff were all extremely courteous and friendly, and spoke good English (and many other languages also I gather!)
The only negative aspect you should consider about this hotel is its location. Although it is very handy to a large shopping area and other amusements, it is somewhat distant from downtown Ljubljana. And believe me you must spend time in downtown Ljubljana if you are there! The hotel obviously realise this is an issue and provide a fixed-price €5 taxi service. This works fairly well although we had to wait for a while at a busy time. My wife also discovered that you can catch the bus into town for €1.20 if you want to discover the Ljubljana transport system. The hotel can provide an "Urbana" bus card and charge it with a few Euro on request.
Car parking is also available on site for a small fee which I thought was a good aspect of this hotel. Parking close to downtown would likely be more difficult and expensive.
We had to leave very early on the last day (5:30am) before breakfast was available. The hotel staff not only arranged a €25 taxi to the Airport (about half of what we had paid coming from the Airport) but also gave us "lunch bags" with sandwiches and fruit to take and eat while we were waiting for our flight.
I hope I have the opportunity to visit Ljubljana again and stay at the Plaza.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newest, highest and most modern hotel in Ljubljana. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana invites you to enjoy the luxury of 236 rooms and exclusive apartments with breathtaking views of Ljubljana and its surroundings. Hotel is located in shopping, entertainment and business district BTC City of Ljubljana. ... more less
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