A winter vacation in Ljubljana at Vander is just what you need about now, but don’t expect the usual luxury and high ceilings feel of a chain hotel. The Urbani Resort is all about old world charm. Made up of four old town houses right on the banks of a river, it looks deceptively simple. The hotel has maintained its charming architectural style of yesteryear. However, once inside, you are in for a treat. There are modern conveniences like armchairs, luxury bathrooms and LED TVs. The rooms are divided into three categories: the Vander, the Zen and the River Room. Some of the more interesting features include glass walls from the ceiling to the floor, oak beds, artsy chairs and in-room massages. The effect of an antique outside a contemporary inside is a creative idea and the hotel’s flare for artistic construction will get you talking. In addition to a wine cellar there is also a restaurant on the ground floor. Lastly, enjoy a scenic view from a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and a yoga studio. This is sightseeing amplified for today’s thrill-seekers. Whether you’re on a family vacation or a romantic getaway, this photo-friendly resort is going to make some special memories.