Travel Blogs from Ljubljana
... was to the Volcji Potok Arboretum it was full of nice trees and flowers and it gave me some new ideas. I found some wonderful bright green frogs which were clearly doing a good job on the slugs, as the Hostas were uneaten. Charlie was overcome by the scents of the flowers which he clearly finds very soporific, or was it the very good evening we had last night chatting to a lively Dutch couple?
Next we went cross country to ...
... I bought my train ticket for tomorrow to go to Salzburg in the morning, so after this game I’ll have to go get my stuff together for an early morning departure. I’ve started to look ahead at which cities I might go to after Salzburg and it looks like I’m moving on to the really expensive part of Europe. The average price I’m seeing for dorm rooms is going up from about €10 per night to about €40. I’m not happy about ...
... of the conductor who took us to the taxi stand. We were the only ones on our carriage! A 5 minute ride and we were at the Grand Hotel Union. As it had a pool we headed off for a quick refreshing splash - it was quick for Simon as even though indoors on the 8th floor it was a bit chilly. We were ready for sleep and will explore Ljubljana on Wednesday. Good luck to Ian Scott who is riding a scooter to Arthur's Pass this Saturday 24th, as part of Cancer Fundraiser . Go ...
... were hoping to meet others on this tour and learn more about the history. After meeting our tour guide, we discovered that we were the only ones on the tour which wasnt a huge shocker. We called our guide Tita - we never actually knew his name/how to spell it/how to pronounce it - so he was Tita. Lake Bled is only about half an hour away from the city and Tita basically filled that time with his stories about all the businesses he wants to start, including a ...
... We're not used to this type of friendliness. I found it pleasant but weird.
I arrived a bit early at the Center which gave me a chance to do some people- watching. The age range was from the 20s to 60s, a real mix of people. Most were dressed nicely for their evening out. Although the building looks nice and modern, the auditorium itself is very plain. It doesn't try to look modern nor old-style. It seems to be there simply to serve its purpose. I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews Antiq Hotel Ljubljana
The Antiq Hotel is a gem. An atmospheric inn on a small, quiet square at the base of Ljubljana's castle hill at the end of the lively Old City district, it was perfectly situated for exploring the compact capital's sights, relaxing at a nearby cafe, or just wandering along the lovely Ljubljanica River. The decor in the lounge is elegant, the staff were exceptionally friendly, and the hearty breakfast featured a wide sampling of treats including brie and gorgonzola cheese, lox, freshly baked croissants (their aroma awoke me in the morning as it wafted upstairs), fresh fruits, and rich coffee. I stayed in two different rooms here, one of which was the cheapest and smallest with an indoor atrium view and shower/sink and toilet down the hall, the latter down a few steps. Even though it was much less than the en suite rooms, I would recommend the former as they are much more spacious and convenient. However, the tiny room still offered privacy at a price not easily found in this city, especially for such a delightful setting.
An internet acquaintence who lives in Ljubljana had this hotel on their list of possibilities for our stay; after checking on the internet, we decided to go there - extremely glad we did! The location is great, right on a square on the edge of the town center. Actually finding it and finding a place to park are a bit of a problem, but once you do the staff will actually "plug the meter" for you. The rooms, like the city, are sort of out of the early fifties, but this in no way should detract fromthe enjoyment. The rooms are large and airy and have all the creature comforts one could hope for. And the staff would probably do anything for you - and without expectation of a tip! And if your WiFi isn't working (like ours), they have free computers for your use.
Wow, what an absolute gem this gorgeous little hotel is. Set right in the heart of the old town yet for us it proved to be a little bit of Paradise. I can only comment on our room as I know that factors change from room to room in most hotels. The Antiq does not feel like a hotel at all but rather a lovely old home. We stayed in room 13 (previously No 9) and this 2 level apartment with a tiny romantic terrace came with all those little luxuries which make a stay so special from the ginormous bath tub to the flufffy bath robes and slippers to the prettiest breakfast room I have ever seen. It looked out onto the flower filled back gardens of neighbours and also the famous castle.
First off... don't trust online booking. Even if you get an online confirmation, call or fax the hotel. When we called after reading a comment here about the hotel's nonfunctional website, sure enough, the hotel did not have a reservation for us.
Here is a 4-star hotel that actually rents out their tiny (7 sq.m.) rooms. I tried one, thinking I'd save money, but upgraded quickly the next morning when I found out how bad it was. (I could have done it if I were young, but no longer at my age). I changed to a nicer room... but there was no table - no place to put anything down on, so you had to unpack on the floor, the bed, the sofa. The TV was so high-tech that 20 minutes of trying wouldn't get me a picture (the man at the desk had never had to deal with it before, but he finally got it working). It's a shame to have a pretty piece of real estate like this hotel, but totally miss the basics of running a hotel. Hotel owners have to realize that when they invest to upgrade their hotel, guests expect the basics. Another example: I asked for a double sheet for my bed (a double), instead of the duvet. When I returned, there was only a single sheet, and they don't carry double sheets.
We recently spent 3 nights at the Antiq Hotel. This is an older building that has been recently remodeled. We had one of the apartments on the top floor. It was a lovely apartment (although the kitchen needed to be better stocked- it was woefully lacking) I wouldn't choose it for us again. I would take one of the rooms on the lower floors. It was 3 long flights of stairs up - no elevator- and then the bedroom was another flight of stairs above the rest of the apartment and the bathroom. There were no handrails so it was pretty precarious going to and from the bathroom in the middle of the night. This is not a hotel for the disabled.
We stopped for 4 nights over Easter & had a really great time. When we arrived, we weren't given the room we had requested but we were in fact allocated a larger room so we decided to stick with that even though it had brown carpet & flimsy purple curtains !!!! Nice view of the square though. At all times the staff were exceptionally helpful and very polite - no problems there. We thought the breakfast room was rather small for the number of guests (the hotel was full) and wonder how they will cope when the six new rooms are open. All in all though we enjoyed it very much.
Caution with online booking
I strongly caution everyone not to rely on reservations made on Antiq's website. We booked a room online and the booking was confirmed online. It was only because of a problem with the credit card screen that we contacted the hotel to give them that information. They responded that the website is not functioning correctly and that we in fact did NOT have a reservation and that the hotel was completely booked during our desired stay. Had we relied on the website confirmation, we would have arrived at a full hotel!
My boyfriend and I visited the Antiq Hotel in December 2006. We had a fantastic experience: it felt as if we were the only guests in the hotel. It's in a great, central location in the attractive Old Town. Breakfast is particularly worth mentioning - it was hard not to eat a three-course breakfast, the food was so fantastic! Staff are friendly and polite, and the family-run nature of the hotel means that there's a very pleasant feeling to the place. Our room was clean and attractive with all the usual facilities. We were able to access the internet for free via a computer near our bedroom. All in all, a fantastic experience. I very much hope to go back.
Splendid personal attention
A party of 3 couples, each over 55, stayed at this 10 room hotel for three nights in mid December 2006. From the moment we booked in to the moment we left we felt as though our comfort and interests were uppermost in the hotel staffs collective mind.
There was a log fire in one reception room, comfortable seats throughout, internet access on evey floor (free), and each of our rooms had a separate area just as shown on the web site. A truly wonderful and relaxing experience.