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Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Ljubljana
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Excellent service, very comfortable stay, and convenient location”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

At the Slon, which is Slovenian for elephant, you are greeted in your room by a plush one. The design and atmosphere of this hotel is intended for a high level of comfort and service, both of which had pleased me. I stayed for 3 nights, the first night in a double room on the main street on the second (European) floor and shifted to a single room on the sixth floor for the next two nights. The rooms were very comfortable and conducive to working, while the buffet breakfast was the most sumptuous that I have had in a hotel in Europe and the U.S., ever, and I've traveled a lot. The service was friendly, efficient, and professional. The location is convenient--my work took me a 20-minute walk away from the city center, and the ultra-convenient bicycle rental system (http://en.bicikelj.si/) had several stations nearby. There was no shortage of dinner options in the surroundings.

However, the catch to all of this comfort and convenience was the noise. On the second floor, the noise from the street traffic was very audible; earplugs were kindly provided, but I'm not accustomed to sleeping with such things in my ears. The room on the sixth floor was above the pedestrian zone, but there was a disco blaring just outside the second night in that room. I think the dynamic Ljubljana nightlife is a general problem for any of the many hotels in the center of the city, so the only alternative would be a location slightly further away. This is a beautiful city, and I happily return for every opportunity.

Room Tip: Street side may have road traffic, but that is preferable to the disco on the pedestrian zone side!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

Comfortable hotel, perfectly located in the centre of Ljubljana. From the outside the building is fairly non-descript, but inside it's the perfect place to stay if you're spending a couple of days in the city. The decor in the lobby and corridors is a bit dark, but the rooms are nice - they're clean and well equipped. The bed is very comfortable bed, there's a decent sized bathroom (with shower over bath and hair dryer provided) and air conditioning / heating, safety deposit box, television, mini bar, etc. Buffet breakfast is provided on the 1st floor and surprisingly is pretty good. There's also a reasonable sized gym and sauna on the 2nd floor, so take your gear with you if this appeals. But the biggest selling point is the hotel's fanatactic central location. There are some shops such as Zara and H&M nearby, but immediately behind the hotel is the old town with lots of nice cafes, restaurants, etc. If you cross the road in front of the hotel, it's a very short walk to the impressive Tivoli Park, galleries, opera house, etc. The central bus and rail stations are a five minute walk from the hotel (turn right as you leave the main entrance of the hotel). Good hotel, great city ... would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Hotel Slon is another great city hotel with class. Located at the heart of Ljubljana, in spite of its old look, it's really a comfortable hotel. Breakfast is fine, staff is friendly and you have access to many places in Ljubljana walking. I've stayed at a five star hotel before in this town, but Hotel Slon definitely beats it with its spirit and class.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a deluxe double room, which is more like a mini-suite, the room had separate sitting and bed rooms both with a television. The bed was a superking (European) size with a soft mattress and luxurious bed linens. The bathroom had a bath with overbath shower and included L'Occitaine products. The buffet breakfast was ample with an wide assortment of continental breakfast and cooked options. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The hotel is about 10minutes walk to the railway station and is around the corner to the historical centre.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Great hotel in the centre of city. Great parking service when arrived and struggling to park - they did it for us! It was our first wedding anniversary so I mentioned this when booking and requested a room with a view. Althoughtte view wasn't great - rooves of other buildings, they totally spoilt us with a bottle of fizz and fresh fruit and the room whicle small was fabulously furnished and immaculate. We were also given drink vouchers for the bar which was trendy and buzzy - we could have sat in here for hours!
Breakfast was awesome too - so much choice!
This is a great option if you want high quality hotel, in centre of city for reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This was a real treat! The hotel is incredibly well located right in the centre of Ljubljana so you don't have to get taxis or buses and can just step out of the front door to explore. The staff were very friendly, the room was beautifully clean, huge, with an emperor-sized bed, and fantastically well equipped: there was everything from a 'pillow menu' to a cappuccino machine and the mini-bar had snacks as well as drinks. The bathroom was supplied with nice high quality soaps and all the little luxuries which make a weekend away in a good hotel such fun. There were even chocolate elephants at bedtime and a cuddly elephant to snuggle up to. Breakfast was fantastic. First of all, it was available until 11am (!), which is obviously perfect for those of us who like a lie-in, and then it was delicious, very comprehensive (everything from a fry-up to fruit platters via all sorts of cakes, pastries, pancakes yogurts and cheeses) and even served with a smile by staff who seemed to be enjoying their job. I would definitely recommend Slon to anyone who wants to spend time in Ljubljana.

Room Tip: Get a suite - well worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Fantastic location in a beautiful city. What a wonderful surprise and I believe a hidden gem on the planet. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. There are so many wonderful restaurants and sights to see just walking from this hotel. You can see the castle from many rooms. The bar is a great place to sit and people watch from either inside our just outside on the walkway. Would highly recommend this property...

Room Tip: Any room you stay in will be just great because of the location of the property....
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Address: Slovenska Cesta 34, 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Ljubljana
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ljubljana
#8 Family Hotel in Ljubljana
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Slon 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon - Elephant is situated in the very heart of Ljubljana city centre. It is only a few steps away from the old city core, Ljubljana castle and all the main city sights. This modern 4-star superior hotel has 170 comfortable and well-appointed rooms with all modern facilities and amenities. Superior deluxe rooms, Deluxe rooms and suites offer luxurious accommodation. The hotel's Spa & Fitness features a state of the art Fitness Center open 24/7, equipped with Technogym machines, providing all the latest cardiovascular and weight training facilities as well as relaxing saunas with tropical rain showers. There is a generous choice of 9 different Thai massage treatments at Hotels Thai massage & Spa to unwind, relax and escape the daily stress. There are extensive facilities for business functions; a versatile array of five conference halls provides accessible and flexible conferencing for up to 250 participants. In our versatile function halls and breakfast restaurant, we also host working breakfasts, business lunches and gala dinners, receptions, parties and beautiful a-la-carte weddings. The hotel is also famous for its excellent cuisine. In the attractive atmosphere of the Restaurant Slon 1552 overlooking the busy streets of Ljubljana, our guests will be served modern Slovene, Mediterranean and other international dishes, as well as a vast choice of top quality wines. For hotel guests, we provide valet parking in a nearby garage attended by our friendly staff. A preliminary reservation is required. Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is an institution in hospitality; celebrating 460 years of tradition, offering comfortable accommodation, multipurpose conferencing facilities combined with excellent cuisine at an elite location. ... more   less 
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