A relative unknown when it comes to city escapes, Ljubljana has to be one of Eastern Europe’s best kept secrets. Slovenia’s largest city has its fair share of Old World plazas, baroque churches and imposing castles. The city is small by surface area, but huge in terms of hospitality and quality of life. Just ask the European Commission, who awarded it with the Green Capital of Europe title for 2016.
Known for a rich cultural scene that would be impressive in a city twice its size, it’s perhaps not surprising that Slovenia’s capital has a seen a number of museum openings, a public bike-rental program and renovation of its Hapsburg-era opera house. Add to that a clubbing scene and café culture and you can see why Lonely Planet voted it the second best destination in Europe 2014.
Indulging in a slice of this winning streak, you’ll enjoy a four-star stay at the Central Hotel. A Certificate of Excellence winner, this smaller business hotel has a unique location right in the city centre, close to the main bus and railway stations, only 550 yards from the exhibition centre and the old town of Ljubljana. Here comfortable rooms with free internet access meet the friendly service. Plus an internet corner, free sauna and the popular Franky’s Bar.