Slovenia is a land of 5-star experiences. In Slovenia’s best hotels, experiences that earn a five-star ranking in our memories are not only connected to the luxury of hotel rooms. The prestige of which green, healthy and active Slovenia can be proud is hidden in its incredible natural and cultural features. Slovenia’s five-star hotels believe that hotels must offer full services, and a true five-star experience happens when high standards of the services meet the best that the local environment has to offer. Intercontinental, the first five-star hotel in the centre of Ljubljana, shares this philosophy that a hotel helps open a treasure trove of experiences. We would like to invite you to embrace luxury experiences recommended by Slovenian hoteliers in central, Alpine, Mediterranean, and Pannonian Slovenia.
Intercontinental and luxury, redefined in the heart of Ljubljana
The first five-star hotel in Ljubljana is a part of the world-renowned Intercontinental hotel chain that is a trend-setter with new dimensions of luxury. The highest hotel building in the European Green Capital 2016 is a gateway to the city centre. Every aperitif enjoyed on the terrace or in the Bloom Lounge, which unabashedly flirts with the Alps, creates a feeling of a fusion between the urban hustle and bustle and the tranquillity of nature. The B Restaurant at the top of the hotel, on the 20th floor, is fast becoming the city’s hotspot. It is home to the celebrity chef Alfredo Russo, who electrifies fresh local ingredients with a cosmopolitan charge. The spacious rooms, a luxury gym and spa club also offer an experience reminiscent of floating on a cloud above the city.
Lake Bled, a lavish fairy tale in the midst of the Alps
One of Slovenia’s most glamorous hotels, Grand Hotel Toplice Bled, is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels chain. Its luxury lies in the unique location on the Bled lake shore. The view from the rooms and the private beach is more than just a five-star experience, as it seems like a carefully directed scene from a fairy tale. An island with a romantic church is surrounded by emerald water, with a dramatic cliff with a castle and the Julian Alps as the backdrop. The hotel's wellness centre, Luisa, has a special source of thermal water. Just sitting under chestnut trees on a beautiful terrace enjoying the famous Bled cream cake revives your soul.
A quarter of five-star hotels in Mediterranean Slovenia
One of the most beautiful hotels in the Adriatic was opened in the health resort of Portorož as early as in 1910. Still today, it reflects the elegance of Austria-Hungary. This is where the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand danced, and where the film director Orson Welles and the film star Sophia Loren stayed. Today, guests enjoy superior five-star services at the Kempinski Palace Hotel, which will also stun you with the world-class cuisine of the Slovenian Istria Peninsula. Not far away, the renovated Mind Hotel Slovenija 5* is located in a zen environment and it tells the story of the 800-year-old tradition of the world's finest salt produced in the Piran Salt Pans. A primeval connection with nature represents prestige and a value that the Slovenia Hotel wants to share with its guests, as they enjoy the most comprehensive offer of medical wellness. On the panoramic St Lovrenc Hill, where the view extends over the entire Monaco of Slovenia, another recognisable symbol of Portorož can be found. Reminisens Premium Hotel Metropol is home to the famous Grand Casino Portorož with the longest tradition in Slovenia. On the promenade between Portorož and Piran, the medieval pearl of the Slovenian coast, five-star experiences are offered by Grand Hotel Bernardin, which has a private beach and the Perfect Summer Club.
A five-star water castle in Otočec
Otočec Castle Hotel is a member of the prestigious association of hotels and restaurants Relais & Châteaux. The only water castle in Slovenia is located on an island in the middle of the green River Krka, winding among the wine-growing hills of the Dolenjska region. Guests feels enchanted, as the hotel is surrounded by the castle park with indigenous trees and white swans. A prestigious 18-hole golf course is also available in the vicinity.
Thermal prestige: Rogaška and Moravske Toplice
With its hundred-year-old tradition, Rogaška is one of the most well-known spa centres in Europe, where Donat MG, natural mineral water with the world’s largest magnesium content appears from the depths of the underground. There are two five-star hotels in this small town designed as an idyllic park. Hotel Aleksander with a modern Spa Centre recommends trips to unspoilt nature, where you can find sources of mineral water in the midst of the forest. High-end guests can book an apartment on the roof of the hotel with a 230 m² terrace and a private Finnish sauna. The Atlantida Boutique Hotel in Rogaška also makes efforts to combine world-class services and experiences in nature. You will have a personal wellness mentor at your disposal, helping you achieve the harmony of body, mind, and soul. Holistic preventive or curative treatments are available at the famous Rogaška Medical Centre. The Hotel Livada Prestige, a member of the Sava Hotels & Resorts, soaks up the sun on the Pannonian Plains. At the Moravske Toplice Spa, in addition to black thermal-mineral water with natural peloids, you can also be swept away by world-class hotel services, as the Livada is the only hotel in Europe that provides thermal baths in the guests’ rooms.