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“Can't believe this isn't number 1”
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Grand Hotel Union
Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We stayed here for one night driving back from Croatia and whilst I don't know what the other hotels in Ljubljana are like can't believe they can be much better than this one.
The parking is under the hotel and locked, so for us ideal.The walk from the car park passes photos of previous guests, Bill Clinton, Mika Hakinnen etc.
The reception staff were very friendly and very quick. the room was very good, big spotless and quiet, I'm not sure if it was by chance but the TV channel set up had the first 10 channels in English, nice touch if not.
Had breakfast the next morning, nice friendly staff again but the icing on the case was the quality of the breakfast buffet, this has to be the best and most varied buffet I have seen in any hotel.
All in all excellent and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

This is a very large hotel with a business section as well and it suited us perfectly. This was one of the most expensive hotels on a five week holiday with my 16 yo daughter. We stayed 2 nights and we were not disappointed with this little lap of luxury. I drove from Croatia to here and could not find my way into the street through the labyrinth of one way streets they have in Ljubljana. I parked close by and the porter came and drove my car into the hotel. Very good service! The pool and sauna were welcomed after our 6.5 hour drive. (40 min trying to find how to access the hotel!!) Our room was very spacious and it was in easy walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed here for one night in early October with my boyfriend. The hotel is located a ten minute walk from the train station in a great spot just off the main square - perfect for exploring the city

Our room was huge with two queen sized beds, plenty of storage, a large desk, bar area and full bathroom. Overall the room was excellent and staff had left a personalised welcome message on the tv which was a nice touch. Service at the hotel was good, with friendly staff

Breakfast is served in the business section of the hotel and was fantastic - plenty of both hot and cold dishes and fresh coffee. Its possible to order additional dishes free of charge although we did not take up this offer.

The hotel offers a spa and pool free of charge and the beauty treatments / massages looked to be very good value

Great value and location and would stay here again

Room Tip: The hotel is actually two hotels - grand union executive and grand union business. The historic port...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

The hotel was good: rooms were meticulously clean, spacious enough, nicely furnished. Also the public areas were nice and beautifully decorated. The hotel was also well placed with an easy reach to all central places, restaurants etc. All the service was timely and discreet.

As one can see from the above description, the hotel has all the potential to be absolutely great. The difference between very good (like this hotel) and an excellent one is feeling: in a hotel as good as this I would expect to get the feeling of being something special.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Hi, we stayed here for a long weekend. Family of five. The hotel is great, the executive and the business hotels are linked. Breakfast included was awesome - best bacon I have ever tasted. The small pool and spa are cute. The location is awesome - a few metres from the triple bridge, the castle and the old town. Staff were friendly rooms were nice. For me the only downside was that the Duvet on the bed was a bit small :-)

Room Tip: they are refurbishing the hotel so all the rooms were very nice
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

If you like to be in the heart of the city, enjoying “old school” hotels and – let’s not forget - budget is not the problem, Grand Hotel Union Executive could be the place of your choice. Nice, a bit old-fashioned, with very polite stuff, very decent rooms and very good breakfast. Bear in mind that hotel is kind of hybrid between “elegance” and “business” where – in the one hand - you will not feel exactly like playboy from 50’s and in the same time you will miss some “action” that you will get from modern hotels. The main value is in the perfect location.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

I stopped here with friends for two nights en route from Vienna to Opatija. Unfortunately unseasonal weather brought torential rain the first day and heavy snow the next! This hotel is not easy to find in the evening rush hour in poor visiblity conditions. My Nokia Drive took me round and round in circles! But when you do find it the car park is perfect undergorund and linked directly by lift to the Grand Union Executive and the adjacent economy class hotel. Reception was welcoming and effcicient, the rooms absolutely first class, with good fittings, excellent bathroom and a good street view of the wonderful ornate Jugendstil buildings opposite. We found the few minutes walk to the old town quuite pleasant even in relentless rain and snow. The Concert at the old fashioned Opera House was equally easy to reach. The hotel is not esepcially well equiped with restaurant faclities there being only one real option which is possibly a very good restauarant but which is more expensive than anywhere else. I was surprised to see prices in excess of say the Hotel Sacher or equivalent back home. But we did find very acceptable local eating places nearby. Room service menu looked very good....but then one does not want to eat in a bedroom necessarily. Breakfasts here were the best I have encountered anywhere in central Europe except for the coffee... which was just about drinkable but only just. On Saturday evening the hotel goes downmarket and there is a thudding disco beat under the bedrooms. Knowing I had to drive the next day - and in fog and snow - I wanted to get some sleep and I called reception. No manager was available but the receptionist did say the "music" would stop at midnight and it did. But don't expect to sleep before then and this I do think is arrogant of a hotel management of a five star hotel to assume they can keep guests awake til midnight without apology or leave. Yet this is what i guess keeps the weekend rates down so one must make allowances. The mini bus collecting guests at 5 am the next morning with his engine running for thirty minutes outside the front door and immediately beneath my bedroom was another unnecessary disturbance. So this is the only down side really. It is a lovely hotel, good service, super breakfasts great rooms, but a management philosophy which does not really concern itself with keeping quiet sleeping conditions for bedrooms. But i suspect this is not untypical. I would go back but take ear plugs.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Union

Address: Mikloshicheva cesta 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
#4 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range: £98 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Union 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first class hotel in Ljubljana, boasting a premier location in the city centre, offering most spacious & comfortable rooms, excellent complimentary buffet breakfast, free internet, secured parking garage, business centre...Located on the door step of the Old Town and less than 30 minutes from the international airport, Grand hotel Union Executive has got city's top location for business & leisure travellers. It is also the address of royal visits, presidential delegations, and major Ljubljana's events and has more than 100 years long tradition of friendly and professional service.All rooms (25-35m2) and suites (45-140m2) are air-conditioned and have bathroom with bathtub or shower, large LCD screen, phone, mini bar, safe, trouser press, hairdryer and free of charge internet access. The hotel provides 20 multi-functional conference rooms with capacity up to 800 participants, a top-floor indoor swimming pool, a sauna and fitness area. Culinary delights are served in the renovated restaurant and bar Atelje or in the quiet shady garden in the summer. The hotel also has a cosy lobby bar and a popular coffee place - Grand Cafe, exchange office, a newspaper and souvenir shop, a fashion boutique, a jeweller and a hairdresser. Enjoy the stay in one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels in the region. ... more   less 
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