The finest accommodation in Slovenia is offered by hotels. You can choose between hotels of all ratings, including some with five stars. The price depends on the rating and the range of services offered by the hotel, but in Slovenia there is always something to suit you. Many hotels have conference facilities, and conference tourism is now booming. There are motels along the motorways and busier roads. Hotels in Slovenia are modern and well-kept, and offer varying levels of comfort, facilities and services in keeping with their international rating of one to five stars. Three- and four-star ratings are the most common, but there are more than ten five-star hotels. In recent years four- and five-star hotels have been able to obtain “superior” status.
The superior Palace
The first five-star hotel to obtain superior status was the Kempinski Palace in Portorož. According to inspectors this is not merely the best hotel in Slovenia, but the best on the entire Adriatic coast between Venice and Dubrovnik.
Hotels at natural health resorts and thermal spas
There are several other top-rated hotels on the coast. Bled and Kranjska Gora stand out among the tourist destinations for their hotels, while the hotels at Slovenia’s natural health resorts and thermal spas also offer an excellent level of service. They offer a host of activities for the guests there.
Reputable hotels with charming coffee bars and good restaurants can be found in the centre of most Slovenian cities. From the hotel it is just a few minutes’ walk to the closest attractions, while at dinner you can enjoy the fine restaurants or other eating and drinking establishments of the city. The cities of Slovenia also offer lively nightlife.
Hotels with conference facilities
In recent years a series of hotels have undergone extensive renovation, and a number have equipped themselves with state-of-the-art conference facilities and seminar rooms.
A huge conference centre with numerous halls was opened at Brdo pri Kranju in 2008, when Slovenia held the presidency of the European Union. The centre is part of the state protocol facilities, but is open to the public. You can stay at the nearby hotel in the foothills of the picturesque Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
There are motels along the busier roads where travellers can stay.
New hotel ratings
All hotels and motels in Slovenia had to undergo a new rating process in 2009 to ensure maximum international comparability. Hotels with one to three stars assessed themselves in line with strict rules, while hotels and motels with higher ratings were appraised by qualified inspectors.