Hotel Slon, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: 386 1 470 1100
Concierge.com's insider take:
A Best Western franchise that claims to be the only hotel in Ljubljana in which all the rooms have...wooden floors! Not exactly Pratesi linens, but they're a nice accompaniment to the mod furnishings, which include a few oddball touches like animal-skin rugs. It technically ranks as the city's oldest hotel, in operation since 1552, but the current incarnation occupies a drab modern building that crudely interrupts the vista that city planner Joze Plečnik contrived to run from the mansion of Tivolski Grad to the onion domes of the pink-and-white Baroque Franciscan church on Prešernov Square. The introduction of ADSL Internet connections in the rooms and WiFi in the lobby are a welcome addition to the amenities, which also include several restaurants, a Jacuzzi and sauna, and a business center.