The hotel is situated in the old town, much of which is pedestrianised.
Vander Urbani resort is actually four old town houses in a terrace nestling under Castle Hill on the banks of the River Ljubljanica. During the renovation of the building, extensive archaeological excavations in 2011 revealed that there was once an embankment 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.
All rooms at the hotel offer an intimate atmosphere and exquisite interior design. All are en suite with air conditioning, wifi, minibar, hairdryer, safe, telephone & LCD TV.
Vander large rooms are singles, doubles, twins and triples, all with street view.
Zen rooms are full of light, thanks to a glass wall from ceiling to floor. The rooms enjoy views of the facades and tiled rooves of the old town. These can be single or double rooms.
Riverside rooms (single, double, twin or triple) have a side view of the Ljubljanica River & Riverfront rooms have a full on view of the river (single or double rooms only).
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 consists of fresh delicacies from all around Slovenia: home-made jams, honey from Brkini, butter from Kobarid, Slovenian cheeses, home-made yoghurt with fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, croissants and home-made bread. This sits alongside traditional Slovenian dishes.
Haus Restaurant is open throughout the day for delicious meals, snacks, burgers, signature cocktails, assortment of craft & local beers, and a chance to socialise by the riverbank.
The a la carte restaurant is also open throughout the day serving some of the best regional dises with a modern twist.
Bubbles Bar has a great selection of champagnes, sparkling wines, sparkling cocktails and local Slovenian wines that go so well with selected gourmet snacks and small dishes.
The sunny rooftop terrace is perfect for private parties and events, business meetings, gatherings, evening parties with magical sunsets, birthday surprise parties, weddings, dinner under the stars etc. During the summer guests can enjoy the terrace from 9 am till 6 pm for sunbathing & cooling off in the rooftop pool.
R Emmerson, UK, July 2022