Vander Urbani Resort

Vander Urbani Resort is a new design hotel in the centre of Ljubljana with a membership of Design Hotels. The hotel opened last year as the first design hotel in Ljubljana and immediately received international recognition with it’s inclusion in Condé Nast Tralvers Hot List as one of the best new hotels in the world.

Vander Urbani lies on the river bank of the River Ljubljanica right in the center of old town within walking distance to the sightseeing of the city. The arrival experience could have been better. The receptionist was sitting outside smoking a cigarette. He was really friendly though and professional. Offered a welcome drink before escorting me to the room. I stayed in a their standard room called “Small Room” and although it really is small, it is up to a high standard due to it’s lovely contemporary design. The room had a comfortable bed, flatscreen Tv, working desk, rain shower and Molton Brown products in the bathroom. Lovely and with complimentary high speed internet access as I hoped for as you can never kno the speed of the internet before you actual stay in the hotel you are traveling to.

With only 16 rooms, Vander Urbani is one of the smallest in the Design Hotels-collection and for me it makes the experience better. The service is personalized and the front deks staff did a great job. Warm welcome and warm farewell. What makes Vander Urbani a great experience is the beautiful contemporary design though the hotel and my compliments goes to SADAR + VUGA that designed it all. In terms of facilities Vander Urbani would be a 4-star, but in terms of experience it’s a 5 star. The facilities includes a rooftop swimming pool as the highlight and I have to say the bar and restaurant was beautiful designed as well.

I had to leave early to catch a flight so I missed the breakfast, but based on my short stay I can highly recommend Vander Urbani. It’s a lovely hotel experience with great value as rates starts as low as 135 Euros pr. night.

My opinion: Great experience.