The Intercontinental is without a doubt the best hotel in Ljubljana – after all, it is also the only 5-star hotel in the Slovenian capital. But the hotel also does well in an international comparison: It only opened in 2017, making it one of the brand’s newest hotels. The new design is convincing and the rooms are very spacious: Even the smallest category is 39 square meters big.
Booking through Virtuoso is particularly interesting. Even without a status at IHG, you can enjoy various valuable benefits there. Each booking includes US$100 (~€93) credit for e.g. the restaurant, breakfast for two, and access to the Club Intercontinental. Often you can get a stay with all these advantages for less than €200 per night.
You will also receive points as an IHG Rewards member and your status benefits. All bookings can be canceled free of charge up to 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. So you are not taking any chances in these uncertain times.
When booking, make sure to select a Virtuoso rate. These are marked gold:
For stays in 2021 you will receive the following benefits when booking through Virtuoso:
- Free breakfast (buffet + à la carte) for 2 people per room
- Credit of US$100 (~€93) for the restaurant or bar
- Room upgrade based on availability
- Access to the Club Intercontinental Lounge
- Free wifi
Please note that you will only receive the credit once per stay. Breakfast and lounge access, however, are granted every day. The offer is particularly attractive for short stays, but of course, it is also worthwhile for longer trips.
The cheapest room category is the 39 m² Superior Room. You can freely choose between a large king bed or two slightly smaller single beds. The next level would be the Deluxe Room with 52 m² for around €25 to €30 more.
The Intercontinental Ljubljana is one of only two IHG hotels in Slovenia (alongside the recently opened Holiday Inn Express in Ljubljana). It is the only 5-star hotel in Ljubljana to date. From the restaurant and bar on the roof terrace on the 20th floor, you can enjoy a great view of the city and the surrounding area.
On the 18th floor, there is a sauna, a gym, and a pool from which you can also enjoy the view. The hotel only opened in 2017 and has a great, luxurious atmosphere. On Google, users give an average of 4.6 / 5 stars, on Tripadvisor 4.5 / 5.
The hotel is a little north of the city center, but only a 10-minute walk from the old town. The city center of Ljubljana is very beautiful but compact. You can explore the city on foot without any problems, even from the hotel.
It takes only 5 minutes from the Intercontinental to the train station – from there, you have direct connections to e.g. Vienna and Salzburg and even a night train to Zurich. A nice alternative to arriving by car or plane.
Unfortunately, the hotel itself only offers a valet parking service for a hefty €33 per night. There is a parking garage directly opposite, which “only” charges around €20 per day.
Parking is free of charge from 22:00 to 7:00 directly on the street in front of the hotel. After that, €0.80 per hour is due, but unfortunately, a maximum of 2 hours at a time is possible. A good alternative for short stays.
For the price comparison, we selected a night from November 21 to November 22, 2021. On these dates, the cheapest room for two people via Classictravel costs €171 including taxes (see screenshot above).
A night, booked at IHG, is around €25 cheaper. The cheapest rate (without breakfast) costs €140 including taxes:
Breakfast costs an additional €25 directly at IHG, i.e. you are then already at €165 per night. For a little more, Virtuoso offers lounge access and €80 restaurant credit on top – and the upgrade depending on availability.