Grand Hotel Ocean

Partizanska cesta 39, Maribor, 2000, Slovenia

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    Old fashioned charm and very friendly staff


    In Maribor we had booked the Hotel Grand Ocean because it's right across from the train station., after all we had planned to arrive by train.

    Luckily for us they provide free parking,now that we had to come by car. The parking is next to the hotel, officially for up to four cars but I think that can only be done it all four of them are Smart cars,driven by anorexic drivers with carry-on only.
    However, across the street there is free parking at the weekend, so after our first day we moved the car as soon as the one in front of us had driven off and we were able to leave.

    We had a nice double. The hotel has a sort of old-fashioned charm but with a modern bathroom and free internet access in the rooms.Our room was hot, far too hot for us, probably because it was exceptionally warm for November. When we asked how to get the room a bit cooler, we were told to turn on the air conditioning. Turning down the heating just for our room was not possible.

    Breakfast was included. It was buffet style, with several jams, cheese and ham and lots of chocolate bars.Coffee was prepared for each guest individually. I don't know how the staff would manage this in high season.
    Housekeeping was a bit of a problem. While the staircase was very clean, our room was not and the second day the bathroom was not cleaned at all, no fresh toilet paper and the greasy fingerprints which we saw when we entered the room for the first time were still there, until I decided to get rid of them. From what I read on, this seems to be a recurrent problem. It's a pity, because this is not a good thing for a hotel's image.

    I found accomodation in Maribor to be on the expensive side, while dining out is cheap compared to German restaurants. We paid 98 Euro for our double and 89 Euro for our daughter's single. Tourist tax is 1,01 Euro per person per day.

    Unique Quality: The staff at reception was very,very friendly and helpful. They all speak at least two foreign languages, English and German and helped us with lots of tips and information. They give out free information brochures and are very knowledgable about their city.

    Directions: just across from the train station

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maribor to ljubljana by late night bus or a taxi

by BBrown38

looking to take above trip around midnight is there a bus service? How much would a taxi cost?



Re: maribor to ljubljana by late night bus or a taxi

by leics

There is a bus service, yes, but not that late as far as I can see.

Bus times in English here:

You will not be able to catch a train either, I'm afraid.

Train times in English here;

As you can see from the length of time the train journey takes, a taxi (assuming you could even find a driver who was willing to take you) would cost a fortune. Maribor to Ljubljana is a good 1.5+ hours ....a distance of 127km.

You could try contacting an airport transfer service, such as:

but it will not be cheap.

Might be better to take the last train at 2100 (or an earlier one) or stay the night in Maribor.

Re: maribor to ljubljana by late night bus or a taxi

by picek

There is train at 21.00 (change in Zidani Most) and then another one at 3.40 am (direct one).
You can get more trains at:

You have several taxi services, and it's not that uncommon to take passengers between Maribor and Ljubljana.

One such taxi service can be find here, prices are more less similar with other companies so lets that serve as orientation site for prices:

because you can take anyone from the station or city, but they can of course pick you up at your location if you give them a call.

Re: maribor to ljubljana by late night bus or a taxi

by hundwalder

You can hire a taxi for about 140 euros, which is about what it would cost for a taxi ride of the same distance in neighboring Austria. I know it is a lot, but not many people ride a taxi that far.

Travel Tips for Maribor

General Info

by Redang

Tourism Office

* Tourist Information Centre Maribor (pic)
Partizanska c. 6ª
2000 Maribor
- Tel.: (+386) (0)2 234 66 11
- Fax: (+386) (0)2 234 66 13
- E. Mail:

Working hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00 - 19.00
Saturday: 9.00 - 18.00
Sunday and holidays: 9.00 - 18.00

* Old Vine House
Vojašniška 8
- Tel.: (+386) (0)2 251 51 00
- Fax: (+386) (0)2 234 66 13
- E. Mail:


A World Cup Women's Slalom and...

by KiNyA

A World Cup Women's Slalom and Giant Slalom competitions for the Zlata Lisica. So, if you are visiting Maribor in the 1st week of January, you should drive to Pohorje and see one of the most important Slovene sport holidays. If you are not familirar with Slovene language, you won't see the difference at all. But what I like it here in Maribor area is the way they speak, their accent (In Slovenia are knowna lot of diferent accents).

walk by Drava, see birds and fly

by picek

Mariborians love their Drava river and it has always been very important for them and marked their city; nowsadays they will love to stroll or do jogging along the river bank, and in early morning grandmothers and old gentelmen will bring bread and leftovers to feed birds - which they seem to be used to it and always approach people. One can easily notice plenty of swans there by Lent or on right riverbank, lazily swimming in large group with other birds, competing for attention (well, food).

You can walk by Drava on its both banks: the left bank is most interesting between Kolosej (though an ugly building itself), then through Lent (with old grape and cafes, and monumental medieval buildings) until the pedestrian bridge where you can walk to the other side. You may as well continue more and less further on the left bank if your time allows, and in fact nice shaded path will take you to quieter places and nice scenery getting rural; you may find the way to Mariborski otok (Drava island) which has plenty of birds and swimming pool in one part of the island. Another kilometer further you will get more splendid views, and hills getting higher, Drava curved and disappearing behind mou8ntains into Drava valley, very scenic route for biking and driving.

If you turned by pedestrian bridge to the right bank before and walk back to the Red bridge you will have some fine views towards the old core, yet the river bank here has more natural feel and is shaded by the slopes upon which Studenci quarters rise with many old homes and ex factory workers units... It can be busy path when everyone is out on a nice day taking walks and doing some sport, but not as much as the left bank where cafes are. I really like this path by Drava, it's scenic way to see the city from local view.
If you continue behind Red bridge you will pass large europark building, the giant mall (which again I cannot help myself and find it ugly because it's such an eyesore) and will get to Pobrezje and there is no longer path by the river so you may as well finish your Drava walk and return to the city via the double storey bridge.

Perfect for beginners and for FIS challenges

by KristaB

The slopes of Mariborsko Pohorje are suitable for everyone who loves skiing an/or snowboarding, there is also safe area for sledging and kindergarden on the snow.

Ski Club Branik Maribor has 200 excellent ski and snowboarding instructors, who will not only teach you, but may also organize interesting entertainment events. Ski rental and repair service available.

Though you can travel by train...

by richiecdisc

Though you can travel by train to get from major city to city, it's still best to go by car.
You definitely need a car to really enjoy the vinska cesta or wine route. Walking is fine around the towns and buses would take you easily from town to town but really, there are no parking problems, and a car is most certainly the first choice.


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