Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana
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We spent three days at the Domina Grand Media in July, and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is everything that the previous reviewers said, and more. Beautiful, clean, welcoming, friendly and helpful. It is situated just off the motorway, and we found it very easily. Hotel staff parked our car for us at the underground carpark next door (you could park it yourself if you wanted to) and parking was free - all you had to do was get the hotel reception to stamp you parking ticket, which you gave to the man on the gate when exiting. There was no problem getting into town - the hotel runs a courtesy mini-bus, which goes into town every half hour in the mornings, and returns every half hour in the afternoons until about 9pm. Even if you miss that, local busses run from just outside the hotel every 10-15 mins at the cost of 300 SIT (less than a pound) per person, each way.
The casino is now open, although we didn't use it. The rooms were lovely, and the huge plasma screen plus free phones calls to about 50 different countries a real plus. We ate in the restaurant one evening, and the food was delicious, as were the copious free breakfasts. We only paid 65 Euros per night for the room, which is their half-price rate for the whole of July and August. Fantastic value for a very impressive hotel.
Brilliant Hotel - Best I have stayed at
I am going through my head trying to estimate how many hoitels I have stayed at.....i think around 100 in 15 different countries.
This is the best.
Big building along a big straight (about 1500m)road 1 turn from the station Nice lobby..... excellent friendly staff on the reception met us with a champagyne flute full of orange juice when we were checking in. Mentioned that we could not do breakfast as leaving early and they took our times and made us a packed lunch for 6am! (on sunday morning)
The rooms were huge and had 36inch plasma screens on the walls taht had video on demand/internet/tourist info videos all for free.
Also you were allowed a visit to the amazing health suite downstairs which was an oaisis of calm...lovely girls who treated myself and girlfriend really well.
All in all a wonderful place - and for only £60 for a double it was excellent value too. I think there was a casino and the menu looked good but not enough time to sample. If you go to ljub stay here.
Was referred to the hotel by the local tourist office (which was extremely helpful) and was not disappointed. While I'm sure there are cheaper options, this was a very new and attractive hotel with good service. Parking was a bit confusing, but I would recommend it for picky tourists. Slovenia is a really neat country to visit and I'd definitely go back.
Easily the best in town
This is clearly the best hotel in Ljubljana - a good, solid 4/5 star. Big (and free) breakfast buffets, very smart bar and restaurant, friendly staff, smart bathrooms and modern bedrooms.
However, the real benefit for the tourist is the in-room entertainment. You can get free internet access through your flat-screen TV (infrared keyboard provided), and hundreds of sites are pre-indexed for you, including news and internet radio. There are a large number of digital radio channels, as well as expansive satellite TV options and a digital jukebox! The real clincher, however, is the movies. Not only are in-room movies FREE, but it operates on a 'video on demand' basis - you can stop, start, fast forward and rewind any film. The film selection wasn't bad, either.
The biggest problem is the location. It is a 30-minute brisk walk to the centre. Do it once, but then you'll be taking taxis (a five minute drive down one road). Taxis are very easy to find in Ljubljana, and it costs about GBP 4 ($7) each way to the centre. Taxis try to rip off tourists by switching the meter to the post-midnight rates when you get in - be wary, the tariff on the meter should read '1'. The hotel has 2 cars of its own with fixed price lists which are the same price as an honest cab and cheaper than a dishonest one - take these if you can.
The Slon and the Grand Union hotels are both perfectly placed in the centre, whilst the Lev is only a five minute walk from the main square. These hotels do not review well, however. Given how low the weekend rates are at the Domina - we paid Euro 72 per night - it is probably cheaper, even with the taxi fares, than staying at the poorer hotels in the centre. And you get free breakfast, internet and movies! (NB. The casino is not yet open. Rates may shoot up at weekends when it does.)
Modern Ambiance, Wired, and Great Breakfast
We stayed at the Domina Grand Media the first week they were open. This hotel is a short cab ride (about one mile) from the train station. It is not well located for sightseeing, but the price, size of the room, internet, free phone calls to over 130 countries, and the beautiful breakfast make up for the location. We had one of the "comfort" rooms and it was huge. I would say it was large even by US standards. The bathroom was very nice and large. The flat panel TV operated as a computer for web surfing. Very modern decorating worked well throughout the hotel. The spa and gym were not completed yet when we stayed, so no info on those in this review. The best part of the stay was the breakfast. It was a huge buffet with the standard hotel fare plus hot items (eggs, sausage, bacon) and some nice cheeses and salads. Wonderful hotel in a town with less than ideal choices.
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... and my intention was to seek advice from the reception staff at the hostel, but there was no-one about in the morning. My next plan was to get to the bus station in plenty of time in case we had to go somewhere else to buy a ticket or in case the bus filled up, but in the event it was quite a long walk - taken there without deviation once more by Google maps - and we got there at 10:50. Happily, we found the ticket office after only one wrong queue and were presented with ...
... in Europe). Breakfast here was on a smaller scale, but certainly adequate. They had scrambled eggs, wieners, cold meats and cheeses, yogurt, cereals, breads and buns, juices, etc.
The older gentleman and his wife, who had been on the train yesterday, arrived as I was finishing breakfast and he mentioned that the train problem yesterday was caused by a train-car collision. That would certainly explain the problem.
It's raining lightly today ...
Our last day in Slovenia included a visit to the capital city, Lubjana, on our way to Zagbre, Croatia.
We met a local guide who took us on a walking tour of this beautiful community where we visited bridges, churches, and historical streets.
The Cathedral of St. Nicholas was first built on its riverside site in the 13th century to honor St. Nicholas, patron of ...
... our way up to the castle via very nice funicular. The castle was really well done with a great view and a very interesting history of Slovenia, which has had a traumatic history, finally establishing independence in 1991.
We walked around the city, really very small, and finally sat down to have lunch in very traditional restaurant. It was one of ...
... taste of canyoning. From jumping off waterfalls into plunge pools to sliding down rock faces, this was an insane adrenaline rush and we we're having a great time (even if in the photos we look like we were being choked half to death). We then headed back to Ljubljana where we had a quiet night due to a thunder storm and an impending 10 hour journey. Next stop...Belgrade!