Vander Urbani Hotel


About Vander Urbani Hotel

Don't expect a typical hotel façade or a glass lobby where you can exit from your car. You are in the old town, which is sensitive to traffic. Vander urbani resort is four old town houses in a terrace nestling under Castle Hill on the banks of the River Ljubljanica. From the outside, they look like the other town houses in the old city, but they have been intricately re-designed with a contemporary passion.

Beneath the old bourgeois house facades lie 20 rooms whose design epitomises perfect living comfort. Yes, that’s Vander. Sensual, at one with the environment, and enhanced to meet the needs of the contemporary traveller. The interior design follows a continuous line which runs almost imperceptibly from house to house. The charm of the surprising views culminates in the panorama from the roof terrace. This is what Ljubljana is like, too: in love with the old, constantly seeking the new.

During the renovation of the building, extensive archeological excavations in 2011 revealed that there was once an embankment here on the River in Roman times, when the town was called Emona. The embankment was reinforced with a jetty which was used as a small harbour. Numerous finds have confirmed that tailors and shoemakers lived here in the Middle Ages. The site is one of the most significant discoveries in recent years in Ljubljana.

Accommodation: The essence of the rooms at the Vander Urbani Hotel .... "A comfortable armchair, a refreshing drink, a snack, check your emails, a luxurious bathroom, a sumptuous bed; peace; rest; a royal breakfast; new adventures". The rooms here - Vander, Zen, River – offer an intimate atmosphere and a unique living environment with careful selection of colours and materials; exquisite interior design. "that is only the beginning..."

VANDER rooms - Soothing colours, soft lines, exquisite materials.

ZEN rooms - Glass wall from ceiling to floor. A room full of light. View of the facades and tiled roofs of the old town. A bed on a raised oak platform. A massage in the room upon request. 3rd floor.

RIVER rooms - Time stops when you enter this large sunlit room and look through the window. As if the willow trees had been hanging over the river for ages. As if lovers had sat here forever – and a kiss is something that is completely expected.

All rooms have:
* Frette linen / luxury cosmetics / Frette bath robe and towels / hair dryer
* Moroso armchair
* Wish box mini bar – filled upon booking upon request
* writing desk / laptop size safe
* individually controlled A/C
* LED screen and cable TV
* free wifi
* telephone
* room service 8.30–23.00
* wake-up call service
* laundry service
* ergonomic and anti-allergy pillows and blankets (upon request)

Dining at the Vander Urbani

All food here is home-made, traditional and only the best that is seasonally available from the local Ljubljana markets, local farms and forests. Vander dishes bring together Slovenian tradition and contemporary cuisine in exciting combinations.

Breakfast (7am-11am) - Fresh delicacies from all around Slovenia: home-made jams from our kitchen and honey from Brkini, butter from Kobarid, Slovenian cheese (Tolmin and Nanos varieties), home-made yoghurt with fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, croissants and home-made bread...There is an excellent selection of traditional Slovenian dishes: polenta with milk, barley groats with prunes, sour milk, different types of omelette ("frtalje") with seasonal vegetables and herbs, all cooked and made with love.

Lunch (12pm - 3:30pm) - Every day, enjoy any of the seven freshly cooked dishes full of flavour in a 'deep dish' which can be combined in any way (stews, beans, casseroles, salads, pasta, risotto).

Dinner (7pm - 11pm) - Fresh local ingredients and the best regional dishes prepared in a modern style with traditional flair. The menu is based on the seasons and follows the unending inspiration of our chef de cuisine and culminated with the driving force of our Vander gatherers.

Wine - Aleksander, the creator and owner of Vander Urbani Resort, is a great connoisseur and wine lover. He has honed his taste on numerous trips around Europe and in Australia, constantly expanding his list of favourite wines. The best wines are now available from the Vander wine box. He has learned that wine is best where it matures, so the majority of wines in the selection are from Slovenia.

Other facilities and services:
Roof Terrace - the sunny roof-top terrace is intimate, yet infinite. You are instantly overtaken by the panorama of tiled roofs and lively streets, which makes you feel that you have found your place in the world. And when you literally float above the town in the swimming pool on the terrace, infinity becomes an integral feeling. The glass box on the terrace yoga studio is where one can enjoy the special atmosphere to the fullest.

Start the day with yoga - the session includes relaxation techniques at the beginning and the end, breathing, active poses and particular sequences of positions. The exercise is suitable both for regular practitioners and beginners.

Relaxation - Zen massage - which can be completely tailored to your needs, will instantly release your energy flow and help the disorientation and weariness typical of travel disappear.

  • Boutique
  • 10-20 rooms
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Ideal for couples



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