Tucked away on a narrow street along the Ljubljanica River, the Vander Urbani Resort is a five-story, 16-room gem of hip comfort. Most rooms are compact, but decked out with just the right touches such as Moroso chairs and big wooden desks. Downstairs guests will find a restaurant and cafe. The killer buffet breakfast is included in the rate and the spread includes Slovenian dishes such as polenta, grains and herb omelets.
The central location in Old Town is hard to beat, but my favorite feature was the rooftop with its infinity pool that overlooks the river below and castle above. Drinks and snacks can be served at the handful of rooftop tables and if you ask, the staff can arrange morning yoga too.