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Hotel Lev *****

The Hotel Lev opened its doors in 1964 as a first-class hotel. Among its guests were Agatha Christie, Orson Wells, Kirk Douglas, Louis Armstrong Satchmo and Ray Charles. In 1995, the meanwhile privatised Hotel Lev d.d. signed an Operating and Management agreement with Inter.Continental Hotels & Resorts and started carrying out an ambitious renovation programme. The renovation of 95 rooms (floors 6-10) was completed in June 1997; the remaining 78 rooms (floors 2-5) were renovated by September 1998. The renovation of the public areas (lobby, reception, restaurant, bar) and the conference rooms on both the ground floor and the mezzanine level was completed in March 1999 and a new marble façade was added to the building. All 173 elegantly equipped rooms, business rooms and suites as well as public areas were renovated with the utmost respect for safety and in accordance to 5* international standards. Fire & life safety installations were implemented in all guestrooms and guest areas of the Hotel. The Hotel was officially re-branded as Hotel Lev Inter.Continental Ljubljana on October, 27th, 1999, being the first international five-star Hotel in the Republic of Slovenia. In 2000, a new Ballroom and Convention Centre, the largest hotel conference centre in Ljubljana was constructed. The Hotel Lev Ljubljana, the only 5* hotel in Slovenia, is located in the centre and business district of Ljubljana, just five minutes walk from the major sightseeing attractions, the old town and the fairgrounds and is easily accessible from all major highways. The Hotel offers a limousine pick-up service from the airport (payable).


Ljubljana lies in a basin between the Karst and the alpine regions at 298 metres above sea level. We like to say it is sufficiently large to contain everything that a capital should have, and small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. It is a city with a soul, featured by the Baroque Old Town which is nestled at the foot of Castle Hill, the Art Nouveau mansions as well as some of the masterpieces of the world renowned architect Jože Plečnik.

If one is to believe the legend, then the founder of Ljubljana was the Greek prince Jason, together with his companions, the Argonauts. According to the legend, Jason and the Argonauts, while fleeing from King Aites, from whom they had stolen the golden fleece, sailed from the Black Sea up the Danube, from the Danube into the Sava, and from the Sava into the Ljubljanica.

Around about here Jason encountered a terrible monster, which he fought and slew. This monster was the Ljubljana dragon, which now has its permanent abode on top of the castle tower on the Ljubljana coat of arms. At a national referendum held on December 23, 1990, the people of Slovenia voted for independence and sovereignity and on June 25, 1991, the Republic of Slovenia proclaimed its independence.

With this, Ljubljana became the capital of the new state, the heart of the political, economic, cultural and scientific life of the Slovene nation.

The significant mile stone for Ljubljana was Slovenia's accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

Ljubljana, with only some 276.000 inhabitants, combines the compactness of a small city with the facilities of a metropolis and, compared with other European capitals, remains a city on a human scale.
Three Bridges
Dragon bridge
Pogačarjev trg
Town Hall square
Castle hill view
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana / view
Trg Republike
Philharmonic Society building
Old part of town
Vegova Street
The National & University Library
Krizanke monastery complex
With Ilirija Column
View from Shoemaker Bridge

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