A few weekends ago I spontaneously made a decision to go visit Ljubljana, Slovenia and before I could think about it I clicked accept and confirm on my Wizz Air app. Ever since I got a membership with membership (£21.99 a year) I have been loaded with some amazing deals and as someone participating in the #Take12Trips challenge it is perfect. Sorry I digress 🙈
After booking my flight I then realised I had not actually decided where I was going to stay nor had I researched how far/near wherever I will be staying is from the airport plus how accessible it is to travel in Slovenia. So before I completely panicked I quickly asked around for help from fellow bloggers who had been already and places they could recommend. After I went onto my trusted and most used booking site Booking.com and just plunked in Ljubljana and like magic I was flooded with many choices, since spontaneous trips tend to be so expensive I filtered for cheapest first and the first hotel I laid my eyes on was Ambrožič Rooms (more B&B than hotel). I quickly saw some reviews and was happy with £24 per night charge and quickly reserved the double room.
Review of Ambrožič Rooms
The room was very sizeable and could accommodate a family of 5 with room for pushchair to spare. Facilities were shared which I had no problem with, they were two duo bathroom/toilet which were clean but one did run out toilet paper during the night. During the day some guests were very noisy and I could hear them from my room which was annoying but at night all was perfectly quiet and quaint. Overall I think it was a good value for money B&B and I would stay there again, definitely would recommend for those on tight budget.
Before I arrived in Ljubljana, I had booked airport transfer (pick up and drop off) service from Go Opti, Wizz Air offers similar service but for me Go Opti was more affordable (£6 each way) and gave me more options when booking what times I wanted picking up and dropping off.
Departure at Luton Airport was delayed by 15 minutes which meant arrival time would be affected too. Estimated arrival was 10.35 but we arrived 10 minutes later, upon touching ground (but still on the plane), I called Go Opti who had been emailing and texting me for a few days before my expected arrival to tell me where pick up will be and emergencies number was provided. I called the emergency number, spoke to a lovely drive and explained my situation he said they would wait for me (not many companies can do this) which made me happy but turned out in the end there was no need to wait, I had booked pick up for 11.15. I was worried immigration and customs would take forever but it took a whole 5 minutes so I had 5 minutes left to spare. The driver was a bit
crazy weird to another driver not sure what they were saying but looked like a fight would ensue but that didn’t happen (had to put my popcorn back in my bag 😂😂😂). His driving skills could match Lewis (F1 driver), gave me a fright at first but after 5 minutes I got used to it (MOH and my father drive the same).
I had chosen to take a shared bus but you have options to book bus just for you which was £10 more (so £16 each way) but still reasonably priced. When we arrived in Ljubljana town a couple got off first then me, he dropped all of us off at our respective hotels/B&B then left. He told us pick up on Sunday was same place as drop off and the bus came right on time 9.25 Sunday, I arrived at the airport 30 minutes after leaving Ljubljana giving me 1.30hrs to rest before flight departure. Overall great experience, definitely recommended for all budgets.
Have you ever used, Booking.com or Go Opti before? What has been your experience?