Unbeatable location in Ljubljana – Grand Hotel Union Business

Opened in 1905, Grand Hotel Union was the first modern hotel in Slovenia’s capital. In supporting Ljubljana’s political and social ties with the the world, the hotel has hosted many important figures over the last century including Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, and Queen Elizabeth. After an expansion and renovations, the Grand Hotel Union Business was born. Its amenities, culinary offerings, and central location are why we think it’s the best place to stay in Ljubljana.

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Best place to stay in Ljubljana – Location and Space

Located only 5 minutes on foot from Plečnik’s picturesque Triple Bridge, guests have front-of-the-line access to the old city. Ljubljana’s major attractions, restaurants, shops, and nightlife are all at your fingertips once you walk over this architectural gem from Prešeren Square.

As a modern business hotel, the space is clean, large, and inviting. The hotel can also host up to 800 guests in its 20 halls and rooms intended for cultural and social events, weddings, and business meetings.

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Best place to stay in Ljubljana – Guestrooms

Each of the 127 rooms and 6 suites are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, large working spaces, coffee makers, and LED satellite TVs. Housekeeping takes cleanliness to the next level with disinfected remote controls.

Our Studio Double Plus had a large balcony with a view of the Ljubljana Castle. The best part? The Keyton massage chair right next to our bed- perfect after a long day of exploring.

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Dining at Grand Hotel Union Business

We can’t do without yummy breakfast spreads while on the road, and Grand Hotel Union Business didn’t disappoint with its luxury self-service breakfast! With what seemed like an endless choice of both hot and cold foods to choose from, we wish we had bigger stomachs!

Treat yourself to meals prepared by an award-winning team of chefs at three fine dining restaurants: Restaurant Union, Restaurant and Bar Atelje, and the Union Cellar. Guests can also indulge in fine coffees, aperitifs, and snacks at the Union Cafe or Aperitif Bar.

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Best place to stay in Ljubljana – Wellness and Fitness

Guests can enjoy a little R&R from Sense Wellness. The 8th floor swimming pool offers an amazing view of the Ljubljana Castle. Sun tan on the open terrace, revitalize in the Finnish sauna, or unwind with a massage ritual.

Tip: Those looking for more intimacy can book the VIP suite, which includes an infrared sauna, whirlpool bath, and couple massage treatments.

The newly opened fitness center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Multi-functional training sessions, consisting of a dynamic high-intensity workout, are offered daily at 5PM, 6PM and 7PM.

Other Tips & Info

  • Rates start at 135€+ for double rooms and 155€+ for studios.
  • Breakfast buffet is included in the nightly rate.
  • Small pets are welcomed for a cleaning fee of 30€/night.
  • Parking at the secured underground lot is 20€/night with in-and-out privileges.
  • Check out their official website for more information and current promotions.


Disclaimer: Many thanks to the Slovenian Tourist Board and Ljubljana Tourism for hosting us in the Ljubljana region of Slovenia. All opinions and experiences are honest and our own- we wouldn’t recommend something if we didn’t love it ourselves!

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13 thoughts on “Unbeatable location in Ljubljana – Grand Hotel Union Business

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  3. I LOVED Ljubljana. I wish I had the chance to stay here though. It looks great! I ended up staying at a hostel in the Metelkova district that was pretty cool, but would love to go back and have an actual hotel experience like this!

  4. Looks like a great spot – I love the Lazyboy chair in the room! European hotels can be really, really good or really, really bad and this one looks like a keeper. Love the hearty breakfast!

  5. I really like the look of the pool in the fitness area — it would be perfect for laps. I’m always trying to find ways to manage the calories when I travel, and I know the food in Ljubljana would be a big temptation.

  6. What a great history this hotel has! I’m glad you were able to stay with them during your visit, and I have got to get to Central Europe!

  7. I have never been to any hotel that has a massage chair in the room!! This one looks right up my alley with all the amenities in the room! With so many great dining options, it is hard to pass on!

  8. So glad to learn about this place! Slovenia has been on my radar for a while now, but I had no idea where to stay. Thanks for sharing this hotel with us — the rooms and food look great! And that pool would be awesome right now with the crazy hot weather we’re getting over in NYC 🙂

  9. You had me at massage chair! Haha. I’ve never stayed at a hotel with a massage chair in the room though, and that would just make every evening lovely. The rooms also look well designed, clean and comfy. And the food looks delicious! What a great place to stay.

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