Antiq Palace Residences
What We Love
- Verdant courtyards with original 17th-century cobblestones
- Unbeatable location in the heart of Ljubljana’s old town
- Traditional 16th-century frescoes on the suites’ ceilings
What To Know
- Street-facing rooms can get noisy at the weekend
- A tourist tax of approximately $1.30 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- There's no restaurant
- The spa is tiny, so make sure you book in advance
- Don’t expect real antiques in the rooms — the furniture is faux
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
History is palpable at Ljubljana’s Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa — every nook and cranny of this early 16th-century townhouse cries out with glimpses of the past. Wherever you go, you’ll find original details that have been left practically untouched: cobblestones and pillars from the 17th century, and flouncy fountains in the courtyards. The gorgeous inner courtyard is home to lemon, lime and clementine trees, as well as local plants in antique pots. In spring and summer, guests can lounge alfresco, enjoying a drink as music wafts in from the music school and ballet academy, which sit on either side of the hotel.
Bed and Bath
The 13 lofty suites come complete with such original features as ceiling frescoes and thick stone walls. Luckily, they’ve also been thoroughly modernized, with flat-screen TVs and WiFi throughout the building. Among the plush perks are feather duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and Bulgari or Chopard toiletries. Suites vary in size but each comes with a bedroom, living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom (some feature a massage tub). The look of the rooms is traditional, with space aplenty, but the bathrooms and kitchens are modern.
An impressive breakfast spread is served in the inner courtyard when the weather is warm enough: fresh-squeezed orange juice, out-of-the-oven pastries and breads, a great selection of cold cuts and cheeses, goose liver pâté, smoked salmon, caviar, fresh fruit… even pickles, should you find yourself in the mood. To unwind, book a treatment at the small wellness spa and health club. It has a Kinesis fitness center and three kinds of sauna. Request it in advance and you can even get free private use of the wellness center. There are also two lounge bars, and 24-hour concierge service. This little gem of a hotel hides so well behind its discreet façade that you’d never guess it offers a whole little world of high-end perks right in the heart of Ljubljana.
How to Get There
Wonderful rooms, great location and friendly staff. Nice breakfast every morning! Walk one block into town. The rooms were very large especially for a European hotel. Would stay here again and plan to!
First impression is important. Faded carpets, gym not avaliable due to renovation, dirty napkins, bed linen with stains and holes.
This is a fun and quirky hotel, please don't choose it if you're not ready for something a bit different. We had a room up in the attic and the lift don't go all the way up. The room was very spacy and was very clean.
The cleaning was not the best. No refill of toiletpaper etc, bins not emptied. It's in the details..... Breakfast a bit overpriced.
However, staff is nice, location excellent.
Outstanding service, wonderful people who took great care of us (Anton and Djiga).
Fantastic location at the center of Lubliana. Beautiful rooms.Excellent breakfast.
Parking near the hotel. We stayed for two nights and came back for one more night. Don't miss the opportunity to stay there.
The room I stayed in was on the third floor. To get to it I took the elevator to the second floor, walked down a hall, walked outside, walked through another door into the building again, down a hall, and up a steep staircase to the third floor. All the while dragging/carrying my suitcase. My room had a small window in the ceiling that I couldn't even look out of and one wall was on a slant into the room so the room was very claustrophobic. It was so bad that the next morning I was out of the room by 6:00 am. The decor of the public areas is old, worn and dismal. The breakfast was ok but not many options. It was probably the worse breakfast of all the hotels I stayed in Slovenia.
Saw some negative reviews and was filled with dread. Unfounded, lovely quirky hotel, fantastic rooms, super friendly and helpful staff and a location to die for within a hundreds yards of the river. City itself, very chilled, loads of cafes, restaurants and bars. Art galleries ranging from classical? Contemporary and modern; a zoo, a lovely park and a very peaceful cemetery!