Advantages lovely staff, many facilities, spacious rooms
***LJUBLJANA: A CITY OF CULTURE AND HISTORY***Ljubljana (pronounced: lube lee ana) is the capital city of Slovenia. There has been a lot of discussion into the name and where it originated from some believe that it was named after the Latin name 'aluviana' which refers to a flooded river. Romantics however would prefer to believe that the name refers to the Slavic word 'Luba' which means 'beloved'.
I visited Ljubljana two years ago for a European Convention. I really could not have imagined or prepared for the outstanding beauty of the city. Unlike many cities I have visited this one is surrounded by greenery and is a really gorgeous sight to wake up to everyday.Walking through the city I was drawn immediately to the ornate carvings and beautiful artwork. The buildings have a lot of character and are beautiful. It is impossible to look out over Ljubljana without catching a glimpse of the gorgeous castle
***GRAND UNION HOTEL***The Grand Union Hotel is a four start hotel situated in the centre of Slovenia. The hotel is split into two parts the business part and executive part. There are over 300 rooms in total so it is fairly small and quiet. I was never kept up by late night parties or noisy neighbours. We stayed at the hotel on its 100 year anniversary in 2005 and were very impressed with the service we received. Famous people such as Bill Clinton, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and even the King of Spain (Juan Carlos I) have stayed in the hotel. They have all been very happy and pleased with the service so if that does not convince you to stay here then I am not sure what will ;-)
*RECEPTION*The reception area was very welcoming with a small foundation at the foot of the stairs. The lobby is very spacious with comfortable sofas. We had to check in after 2pm unfortunately however we arrived early. The staff managed to keep our bags behind the reception and then sent someone up straight away to clean the room and get it ready. The staff couldn't have done enough to help us.
We then gave our passports and debit cards to be photocopied in case of damage or any problems then were taken to our rooms by a porter who carried our bags. As we were in Slovenia for a conference we were unsure of where to go and what to do as we were very early. The member of staff on the reception gave us some vouchers and leaflets and directed us down the road towards the shops and restaurants. The reception staff were able to exchange money, we found this very useful. Some places in the centre of Slovenia were 'rip of merchants' and others could not speak English so getting it changed in the hotel was the safest option.*MY ROOM*
When I first entered my room I was so excited.
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Grand Hotel Union Business was renovated in 2010. It enjoys a privileged location in the financial and shopping district of Ljubljanas city centre...
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