The Emonec Hotel met our Number One requirement for a visit to lovely Ljubljana – a central location.
In fact, the hotel’s location is amazing: squarely in the centre of the Old City, surrounded by cafes, shops, restaurants, museums and churches.
Regardless of your age, it is a simple, flat walk from this hotel to just about all of Ljubljana’s many attractions.
If you are thinking of going to Ljubljana, here’s our review and Age-friendliness rating:
Q: Was the booking process simple and problem-free?
A: Yes, online booking of Emonec Hotel was straight-forward. After comparing prices and location, we used the hotel’s website to book.
Q: Does the Emonec Hotel have street appeal?
A: The hotel’s entrance is not on a main street. It is down a small thoroughfare off main pedestrian area Wolfova 12 in the Old City. However, it is clearly marked, well signposted and easy to find because of its central location close to Ljubljana’s famed Presern Square.
Q: Is the hotel close to facilities etc?
A: Certainly. Just about every attraction, including Preseren Square, is close at hand. Ljubljana is particularly pedestrian-friendly and vehicles are banned from the Old City. Ljubljana’s railway station and coach terminal are a few kilometres from the hotel, but are well serviced by taxis. We walked the distance with ease on our way out of the city.
Q: How did check-in go?
A: Promptly and smoothly. The reception staff were professional
Q: How was the room?
A: Emonec Hotel has been refurbished in recent times and our room was modern, well fitted-out and roomy. It was close to the reception area down a wide and level corridor.
Q: Was the room big enough?
A: The room was spotlessly clean and large, with ample room either side of the bed. There was plenty of wardroom space and a writing desk.
Q: Was the bed comfortable?
A: It was particularly comfortable and, as the room was free from traffic and other street noise, we slept soundly. We’re not big fans of separate quilts, but these were warm and snuggly.
Q: Did the room have adequate charging points?
A: We had seven electronic devices, but our Emonec Hotel room catered for them all. Power points close to the bed allowed us to use our phones as alarms.
Q: Were other facilities adequate.
A: Yes. We didn’t use them, but the room had a big screen TV and airconditioning. We did, however, make good use of the hotel’s self-service laundry to wash and dry a load of clothing.
Q: Was the bathroom to the expected standard?
A: As with the rest of the Emonec Hotel room, the bathroom was spotlessly clean and equipped with adequate toiletries.
Q: Did you get breakfast?
A: Breakfast was included in the room rate. There was a well appointed and modern eatery adjoining the main part of the hotel and the food couldn’t be faulted.
Q: How was the hotel’s service?
A: The Emonec Hotel staff were friendly, efficient and professional.
Q: Was there anything you didn’t like about your stay?
A: No. The Emonec Hotel was exactly what we wanted – central and close to attractions, food, coffee, markets and transport. The hotel was the perfect fit.
Duration of visit: three nights
Our Age-friendliness Rating
A: 8/10: From our experience, the Emonec Hotel caters well for all ages – at least in the part of the building that we used. The hotel’s website is easy to follow and it is a straight-forward process to book a room. Once there, the entrance is level and our room was close to the main door and simple to enter. Inside the room, the floor was level, there was ample space for luggage without tripping over bags – and the bathroom was easy to navigagate. The walk to the breakfast area was only a few metres and, again, there were few steps – if any.
The location, off the main thoroughfare, might initially confuse some, but there is adequate signage, which we followed with ease.
Ljubljana is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets of Europe – and the Edmonec Hotel allowed us to explore the city’s charms without a vehicle. It worked well.
Main photo courtesy Emonec Hotel.