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.
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Good service at check in, attractive/quirky common areas and we were upgraded to a duplex apartment which was fab.
The room was huge, airy & the flooring beautiful. In fact the whole place has a certain charm to it which we couldn’t help but enjoy. Breakfast was a good continental affair.
The thing that lets this place down is stains/cleanliness & poor maintenance! All our soft furnishings were either ripped and/or badly stained, there were marks all over the walls & inside the kitchen cupboards were dirty. Common areas had the same issues. Sort this out and you’re up there with other SLH’s! (Please...it could be amazing)
The most economical stay for the square footage we have ever had while traveling in Europe. A palatial room (bedroom, full kitchen, bathroom, W/C, and a huge living room). The location is in the old town area and within walking distance from museums, restaurants, shopping and a huge open market. We had reservations for two nights, but when we looked to extend to a total of 4, Nevenka was exceptionally helpful in making the arrangements. She also suggested great restaurants and highlighted places to see that made our visit memorable and fun. Thank you to all of the staff for being gracious and professional. Fantastic value.
Best location, extra large rooms and helpful staff.I stayed for two nights and the location of the hotel was perfect for sightseeing because you are litteraly in the center of the old town.Breakfast was excellent.