Ptuj is the oldest Slovenian town and with the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia, while onm the other hand Terme Ptuj is one of the youngest Slovenian spas. Despite this, doctors attribute beneficial effects in the treatment of rheumatism to their thermal waters. A well-preserved castle with the old town centre and a wide riverbed of the river Drava give the seal of the city to Ptuj. The complex of Terme Ptuj on the opposite bank of the river is connected by a modern bridge, designed for pedestrians and cyclists.
Ptuj is located in the northeast of Slovenia, 30 km from Maribor and 140 km from Ljubljana. On the highway from Ljubljana it takes about an hour and a half, a little less from the airport in Graz. At the front of the hotel there is plenty of parking, with a hotel garage also available.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Grand Hotel Primus has a great position on a spacious green area, surrounded on one side by the swimming pool complex, and on the other with a park and a golf course. All rooms have a great view. The hotel was designed with an emphasis on the wellness offer, so this part is the most outstanding both in terms of content as well as design. For everything else – the exterior, lobby, rooms – it would be difficult to say that it is an architectural excess, but the hotel is modern and functional. The hotel successfully combines health care, relaxation and enjoyment of good food.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
Grand Hotel Primus, with its story linking to the historical period of the Roman Empire (part of which was also Ptuj (Petovia), is in the Slovenian area definitely the winner in the concept of how to use history and adapt it to the modern guest. Without a good story, the Grand Hotel Primus would be only one of many 4 star hotels. From the wellness centre, where they can organise a real Roman feast to culinary art according to the recipes of the ancient Romans, and the staff uniforms to the animation for hotel guests… in everything, you will find something Roman. It is true that the staff in city hotels is more restrained and that the further away you go the more relaxed is the atmosphere and the staff friendlier. This is certainly also true for Grand Hotel Primus.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The standard hotel room is beautifully furnished and almost all rooms have a balcony. In particular the superior rooms stand out, where you will be soaking in the bath in thermal water. The congress hall on the ground floor can accommodate up to 220 people theatre-style and can be divided into two smaller halls. The multipurpose Gemina XIII hall can be used as a conference hall (up to 200 delegates in theatre-style set up) or as a space for social events. Additional meeting rooms are also on other floors of the hotel.
DESSERT – Additional facilities
Not often in Slovenia will you find at a hotel so many different activities that you can use as an update or upgrade of a professional conference or other event.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
It is a pity that planners did not plan more space for the main conference hall.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The diverse additional offer, from preventive health programmes, to sports activities, guided exercises for relaxation, culinary teambuilding, animations with a touch of Roman times…
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
Often for an event we need more than just a well-equipped hall: what happens during breaks, at lunch, and at the evening event is also important. In the Grand Hotel Primus the offer is so rich that you can easily fill a day, two or more for your participants with a quality programme. The grand hotel Primus convinces, especially with its authentic story.
FINAL GRADE: 4.29 BRONZE SPA MEETING HOTEL
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60