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Grand Hotel Union Business
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Anything I could say would me far too less than it should be for that hotel. Super service, large and comfortable rooms and the best conference facilities I've ever been! Certainly a "must" for those who stay in Lubljiana, Slovenia.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

When looking for a hotel in Ljubljana, we didn’t have many choices so we decided for the Union hotel. The Union Business is recently renovated and the Executive not yet fully so we booked the Business hotel for 3 nights for 2 adults and 1 child.

We arrived after a train ride from Vienna around 17:00 in the afternoon. We checked in and it went smoothly.

We booked a non smoking room but when we got to our room 202, it was a smoking room but we were tired so we didn’t want to move from room. There was also no welcome drink or bottle of water in the room. The room smelled of course of smoke.

Our room was recently renovated and that we could see. New TV, newer bathroom, etc. The bathroom was big and had only a bath. There was also a toilet. There were only 2 towels and products but because they opened the sofa and converted it for an extra bed, they should have known we are three. And so give us extra products and towels.

The room had a King bed but it wasn’t that big. There was also a desk and a new TV. There was a sofa but it was now converted to an extra bed. The air conditioning was next to the room window so not build in the roof as in many other hotels. Also there was a leak of the bath / shower in the room, water stains came on the wall between the bedroom and bathroom.

We had no view of Ljubljana but on a roof from a supermarket next doors and a café.

The hotel has free wireless Internet available in the rooms and public areas. The internet is very fast ( 25mbps up- and download ).

Next morning we were waked up by the café next doors. They put their tables and chairs out every morning, that can be very annoying.

Breakfast is included and the breakfast room is shared with the Union Executive hotel but it wasn’t that crowded as I would expect. We asked for hot chocolate and thee. Thee was fine but the hot chocolate was from a low quality powder mixed with milk.

We went to the chef who prepared the eggs. We ordered 2 omelets for 2 persons so 1 for each person. But he couldn’t understand it so he made 1 for two persons. The egg was also cold and not in 1 part but in many little pieces. This was a disappointment.

Breakfast was overall from low quality and not filled by properly. Instead of filling by, they reorganize the plates that it would look like they are refilled. The pastries were always empty and bread not filled by. I even asked for bread but the lady ran away and sent another unfriendly lady who gave us some pieces of bread but not one of them I asked for.

The ham was hard and also from a low quality as for the unfresh orange juice. It tasted more like water with some drops op orange in it. It came out a package. Also the pineapple wasn’t fresh and came from a metal can. Overall a very poor breakfast.

In the afternoon we wanted to rent some bikes for a few hours. But when we asked for the keys, Mr. Matej told us we were already checked out. We were certain we didn’t check out because we had still one night to stay. After all it was an error of their reservation department.

We were given 3 keys for three bikes. We took them but one of them had flat tires, the other one no bell and the other one no standard. But what could you expect from bikes for 1 euro for 2 hours ?

We asked for a late check out to Mr. Matej for 14:00 and that was no problem.

The hotel has a small indoor pool on the 8th floor of the Business hotel but shared with the Executive. The pool was quit busy but also had a small fitness and massage services.

The location of the hotel is really fantastic for Ljubljana, just 10 minutes from the central station and 1 minute walking to the main Square and the three bridges. The funicular railway to the castle is 10 minutes walking but Ljubljana is a small city so everything is close to the hotel.

The next day we came back after lunch in the hotel around 13:30 but our room was already cleaned. We went down to the reception to check out around 13:45 and the housekeeping lady checked if we didn’t make any mess in the room.

We checked out but there was a problem. We booked online for 3 persons, 2 adults and 1 child. We stay at least 50 nights + in hotels with three and always when I book a room for 3, the extra bed is included. But now they charged us 27 euro per day for the extra bed that already was in the room. It was just a sofa clapped open. We were a bit angry because we never had this problem so we told him we wouldn’t pay it. He called some people and at the end he told us that we won’t be charged but we still had to sign it.

Overall a disappointed stay with breakfast, room view, noise from the café, bikes and the check out problem.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights in July 2011 as part of a trip around Slovenia.

From the outside it may look a bit drab and dated. But going inside it has recently been done up to a high standard. It does have a bit of a business hotel feel, but that's the type of hotel it is! The rooms are all very clen and reasonable size with new widescreen tvs and free wifi throughout, we even had a balcony (although there's not much to look at!)

The location is perfect for anyone wanting to expolre the city, just a minute or so's work from the three bridges. It is also on a quiet street so there shouldn't be too much noise at night.

We didn't try any of the facilities so I can't comment on the leisure centre.

All of the staff seemed very friendly and attentive.

The breakfast was exceptional, a good selection of hot and cold food and it all tasted good. They even had about 5 different types of milk including lactofree which I have never seen in a hotel before.

If I was to visit Ljubljana (a lovely city) I would definitely stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Nice hotel, great location (walking distance into town), friendly staff, small rooms, decent gym, has an indoor pool (not overly big, but nice none-the-less). that's it in a nutshell.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

This hotel is in the old town area of Ljubljana, exactly where you want to be to see and do what the locals and other tourists are doing. You are about a 2 block walk from the river and city center where everything is centered around. All kinds of authentic restaurants and pubs are in this area. Perfect location. The King and Queen of Norway were staying here when I was here if that tells you the quality of the place.

If you are taking the train or motorcoach to another city, the bus stop and train depo are within walking distance. I would guess around 8 blocks from this hotel.

The hotel itself is everything that you need. The breakfast is included in the rate. I have traveled and stayed a lot of places and this is the best breakfast that I have ever had. There is no way that you could walk away from the breakfast still hungry.

The rooms are again everything that you need. A little small compared to U.S. standards but what you would expect for Europe (I had a 2 bedroom suite). I was here for business so the suite provided enough room to spread my work out on the desk. The one downfall was the shower/tub combo. I am 6'4" and had to duck down each day to shower. Also had to turn sideways because the bathtub width is so narrow that I could not put my feet straight. If you are not tall, you won't have a problem but just something to note for taller travelers.

I used the workout room and pool/sauna several times. All are very nice and well kept. Some free weights in the workout room as well as a smaller universal machine. Three saunas (wet, dry and infrared). All were great.

Felt very comfortable in this area at all times of night, very safe. I even heard while I was there that Slovenia was rated the safest country in Europe in 2010. Everyone seemed to be of working class that I encountered both day and night. Most people seem to grab a drink by the river after work. Good area to people watch and just relax. All of the locals are very friendly and helpful.

There is a flea market along the river on Sundays starting at 8AM. Can find all kinds of souvenirs here. Bought all my gifts here. From homeade jewelry to old relics from the cold war. Very neat stuff and one I would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

We got a great deal through otel.com and had a great stay.

Very good rooms and pool.

Excellent location.

The cleaners came very early, around 8.30 am, which was odd. I was still in bed.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Well, everything was so nice! The room was very spacious and clean, nice mini-bar, filled every day! Wi-Fi worked perfectly!
Swiming pool at the top flour seemed to be small, different saunas and massage are also there! but when several persons are there, feels like croudy! So I tried to come directly in the morning, of right after lunch (15.00), then there was noone, and you can relax!
Breakfast was tasty, a lot of everything, strawberries, Champagne!!!
The place is right at the city center, so you need 2 minutes to get into the evening life of Ljubljana, which you just can't skip!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Address: Mikloshicheva cesta 3, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#5 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#5 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range: £88 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Union Business 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious and comfortable Grand Hotel Union Business enjoys a privileged location in the financial and shopping district of Ljubljana's city centre. Renovated rooms feature elegant design, high-quality furnishings, free WIFI access and relaxation options adjusted to the requirements of every traveller ... Perfect combination of spacious rooms and modern facilities. Elegant a la carte restaurant with delicious cuisine is led by the head of Slovenian national culinary team. For a delicious warm or cold cake, visit the The Grand Union Cafe and enjoy the unique confectionery based on ancient recipes. Unwind at the indoor swimming pool, during a sauna or a massage and enjoy the souvenir shop, a fashion boutique and a jewelry shop. The Grand Hotel Union provides 20 multi-functional conference rooms with a capacity for up to 800 participants and many other facilities. ... more   less 
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