We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Grand Hotel Union Business
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2009

I just stayed 3 nights in this hotel during a work trip. The location is perfect. It is in the historical center near the river and the restaurants cafes and shops. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious and with a balcony that was nice. The breakfast was in my mind unusually good: a big variety of different tasty stuff. I did not like the coffee but as a Finn I am used to drink a bit different type, so that doesn't matter, really. The hotel does not have a lobby bar or any other bar which is a minus. I guess that it is meant that the visitors use the bars of the nearby Union executive hotel. There seems to be an access from business to executive through a corridor but I did not find it...
To my knowledge the nicest restaurants, cafes and bars are situated near the river, so don't bother walking too far. There is nice architecture around, especially from the art nouveau period and 1930's. One should not be very disappointed with this hotel, I think. It is a good and safe base for exploring Ljubljana.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Filopat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (805)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

460 - 466 of 805 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2009

I stayed at this hotel on 2 non-consecutive nights. The first night, I received a room that was sweltering and the A/C did not function. There were cracks in the walls, the floors were hard, and the bed very uncomfortable. Unable to cancel my stay for the 2nd night at this property, I experienced something very different. The A/C was functioning (although still not properly so) and the room was decorated very modern and stylish. The bed was quite a bit more comfortable, too. Perhaps they are renovating the hotel and had not made it to the room I stayed the first night, but the place redeemed itself...a little bit.

i did not think the value for a single was particularly good, but the location is fantastic - a short 2 minute walk to the heart of everything. Internet in the hotel was free, but was wired only and service was a little spotty. Parking was 17eur/day in the garage - I did not attempt to find street parking. Ljubljana was a quaint city with friendly residents and respectable food and nightlife. I would go back, but not sure I would stay at this property....

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jester_ww
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2008

We have just had 3 days in Ljubljana, the city and hotel exceeded expectations.

The Hotel is in a great central location with a 2 minute walk to the old town by the river and with great views of the castle. The bus station is 5 minutes walk at the end of the street and very useful for taking the bus to the Caves, or to Lake Bled. 2 day trips that are a must see when you are there.

The Hotel breakfast was very good with plenty of range and the swimming pool and spa was a great way to finish the day off.

The main thing however is that the people are really friendly wherever you go and a lot of English is spoken so its easy to get around.

This place is a hidden gem! Enjoy.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank KiwiExplorer#1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 September 2008

Located just a short walk from the Center area, this is an excellent, clean, well made hotel. There is parking available and they do have a service that will do an airport run (this needs to be scheduled in advance).

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank VagabondMedic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 July 2008

Grand Hotel Business and Grand Hotel Executive are connected to each other and share a breakfast room. Grand Hotel Executive is a classic early 1900's design, while Business is an obvious 1960's soviet-era boxy add-on - it's just ugly. Pros: (1) unbeatable location - right at the main part of Old Town; (2) clean - rooms are very basic and plain but clean; and (3) decent value. Cons: (1) noisy (but I'm a light sleeper); (2) staff was not very friendly (they need to learn to smile); (3) in my view, it's not a 4 star hotel, more like a 3 star masquerading as a 4 star. Next time I'm in Ljubljana I plan to stay at the Grand Hotel Executive.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank traveler193
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2008

Let's start with the good stuff: the location of this Ljubljana hotel is unbeatable. In 3 minutes you're on the main square of the old town with the three bridges. The breakfast is above average.

And now for the less positive: Unfriendly staff. Example: Checking-in. Our smiles for the receptionist weren't returned, he just checked our passports, gave us keycards and said "700" - the room number. No smile, no explaining how to get to the room or when and where we can eat breakfast, no offer to have the heavy luggage carried to the room. On the 3rd day, hotel staff busted into our room doing some inspection without any explanation. The staff in the breakfast room was indifferent to us to say the least. Oh well then.

The rooms: worn down just as the entire hotel, which must be from the early 70s and haven't seen anything but a superficial renovation. Super soft bed (I prefer hard), shower that goes from hot to cold in an instant (unwanted), only half of the promised TV channels worked. You had to ask for a cable to go online (no free wlan). Horrendous mini bar prices.

All in all this hotel is more 3- than 4-star. I could live with all of this, if it weren't for the price, approx. 160€ per night for a double. That's just a plain rip-off... Never again.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank Berlinaut
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 April 2008

Ended up at the Grand Union Hotel Business because there was not much available because of a big conference - and it was not cheap either. Would have preferred the Grand Union Executive but this was full. However both hotels seem to share the same restaurants and facilities. The rooms in the Business are comfortable but the decor of both the rooms and the hotel is dour and dull - very old Eastern European.

Ate in the restaurant both nights which was very good (not the Cellar, which was closed but the one owned by the hotel in the next street - can't remember the name). There is a nice indoor pool on the eighth floor.

Just about OK but would probably look elsewhere for my next visit in Ljubljana.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank Spineynorman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ljubljana hotels
0 mi away
Grand Hotel Union
Grand Hotel Union
#5 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,852 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Cubo
Hotel Cubo
#1 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,133 reviews
0.1 mi away
City Hotel Ljubljana
City Hotel Ljubljana
#9 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,511 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Hotel Lev Ljubljana
Hotel Lev Ljubljana
#11 of 31 in Ljubljana
1,106 reviews
3.9 mi away
Hotel Nox
Hotel Nox
#2 of 31 in Ljubljana
295 reviews
0.1 mi away
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Grand Hotel Union Business? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Union Business

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 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#5 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range: £86 - £216 (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 ... A 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 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 jewellery 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, LoveHolidays, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Grand Hotel Union Business reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Ljubljana

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing