Our thoughtful experts are ready with ideas, inspiration and advice for your next journey.
The Vander Urbani is a chic design hotel created from four neighbouring houses in a stellar location overlooking the River Ljubljana and the trendy cafe and restaurant-lined streets of the Slovenian capital.
The five storey property has 16 rooms that are contemporary in style - being a Design Hotel and all that - and a study in minimalism with responsive lighting. Some of the rooms are a touch on the titchy side but the riverfront rooms are great.
The city views are best enjoyed from the roof top infinity pool where it's also possible to enjoy an early evening cocktail. You can also indulge in a variety of basic beauty treatments and complimentary yoga in the yoga studio.
Guests can wander out of the hotel to a number of great little restaurants and bars but within the Vander walls there is something of a food revolution going on. Led by French chef Benjamin Launay the restaurant serves a delicious mix of continental and Slovenian cuisine. Wine connoisseurs can also delight in the wares of the in-house wine cellar which has a fine range of under-rated Slovenian and Austrian wines.