For families with young children visiting Ljubljana, it can be difficult to find a good hotel or accommodation that is best suitable for your children. We have suggested two hotels in this article based on the availability of play areas. However, according to for example the Ljubljana In Your Pocket guide, there are more child friendly hotels which are listed below. However, if you look at the hotels websites, there are very few mentioning of services for the children.
Best Children Friendly Hotel in Ljubljana City Center
Hotel Park Ljubljana
Our top choice of the best hotel for families with young children goes to Hotel Park in Ljubljana City Centre. It is a 3 star budget hotel which will appeal more to the budget family travellers. The reason for its top review is not that they have the best rooms or service but due to it’s great location. Hotel Park is the only hotel in Ljubljana city centre with an outdoor play area next to the hotel. There are also no busy roads directly next to the hotel which enables you to sit with a coffee or eat breakfast on the terrace while the children are running off some energy in the slide, see-saw or the large sand pit. You also have some grass area and a tarmac area perfect for kicking a ball etc. If your children wants to go on a swing, you can walk behind the hotel where you find some swings and a steal climbing frame.
We must add that the playground equipment isn’t new top of the range but it is fully adequate and clean for the children to play. It is officially owned by the city of Ljubljana but Hotel Park Ljubljana does help to keep them clean and there are also local children going there on a daily basis. If you want to read more about the play are and outside café, we recommend you to read our guide to Ljubljana Hotel Park’s café and play area.
Hotel Park has a special family offer and their general price policy for children is:
“Children up to 2 years have free of charge bed & breakfast in room with parents, free of charge use of baby bed and child seat in the restaurant. Children from 3 to 12 years have 50% discount in room with parents”.
Best Children Hotel in Ljubljana’s outskirt
Hotel Mons Ljubljana
Hotel Mons might be more known for its unique design and conference facility but it is also the only hotel in Ljubljana that advertise a “children’s corner and outer play-ground”. This makes Hotel Mons the only place where children can play easily in both the summer and winter. The only set back with the hotel is the journey in to the city centre but if it is not important for you to stay central, this is the place for you.
Hotel Mons also offers a child day-car service on if you ask in advance.
Other Children Friendly Hotels in Ljubljana
If play areas aren’t important to your children, you have a much bigger selection of hotels in Ljubljana. According to Ljubljana In Your Pocket, the following hotels are classed as child friendly:
Over €170 (average per double room)
- Antic Palace Hotel & Spa
- Kavarna Maček Rooms
- Portal Guesthouse
- Hostel & Hotel Print
A post on Twitter by @barbdelollis from USA today’s Hotel-checkin blog caught my eye today. “No.1 story on @usatoday‘s Hotel Check-In blog Wed: “Even Katy Perry wants #free #Internet in hotels.” 51 comments! http://usat.ly/kp8Xl6″
The request, or shall I say demand, is fairly normal among hotel guests but as it is Katy Perry demanding it this time, it kicks up a buzz around it. I remember a while back that Mobile Industry Review was looking for a way to rate the often over advertised internet services in Paris hotels and at the time wondered if there was anything like this for the Ljubljana hotels. You can read the full article here: http://www.mobileindustryreview.com/2011/03/help-i-need-a-system-for-rating-internet-connections-in-parisian-hotels.html
With all this hype about internet in the hotels, we decided to start the evaluation of the internet offered by the Ljubljana Business Hotels and other top Ljubljana hotels. At this stage we have no other mean than comparing their offers on the internet but we’re hoping to be able to revisit it in the near future with a more detailed comparison.
Ljubljana Hotels’ Internet Comparison
Over all, the hotels in Ljubljana have a good offering of mostly free internet according to their websites. Some of them don’t specify if the service is free and only one 5 star hotel is openly showing that they charge for their internet. It is possible that they will make an exception if Katy Perry came to Ljubljana so in case this happens, we will follow her Twitter account closely.
Here is the result from the Ljubljana Hotels’ websites:
- Best Western Premier Hotel Slon – “High speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Free use of computer with Internet in the lobby”
- Hotel Lev – “Wireless high-speed internet access throughout the hotel (upon payment)“
- Grand Hotel Union Executive – “free high speed internet access in the hotel room”
- Grand Hotel Union Executive – “free WIFI internet in the hotel room”
- Central Hotel – “Free internet access in all rooms. Wifi available in public areas”
- Antiq Palace – “Complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel and wired internet access in your suite”
- Antiq Hotel – “high speed wireless internet connection is available at all times”
- Lesar Hotel Angel – “ALL ROOMS ARE EQUIPPED WITH: … Wi-Fi Internet” [no mentioning of fees]
- City Hotel – “free of charge hi speed internet connection is available in each room.”
- Hotel Mons – “[all rooms have] free of charge internet access”
- Hotel Park – “Free WiFi access throughout the hotel lobby, restaurant, bar and terrace + free LAN internet access in all comfort rooms a+ free use of computer with Internet in the lobby”
- M hotel – “Wireless Internet Access Free of Charge”
If you know of any of the information above to be incorrect, we would love to hear from you so just leave a comment and we will update it accordingly.