Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa
A magnificent residence dating back to the 16th century, Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is a relaxing and stylish city place that reflects Ljubljana’s rich cultural heritage while demonstrating a seasoned eye for contemporary design. Sitting opulently in the heart of town, Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is tucked discreetly away down a charming little street, it exudes a stately calm and elegance and is a great base to explore this fantastic little city.
Throughout it retains its sense of aristocratic grandeur with lovingly maintained frescoes, polished stone floors and beautiful period furnishings. From the moment you enter through the heavy black doors framed in gray stone against the white painted facade you will be embraced by a sense of luxury. Understated, yet sophisticated, varying tones of white dominate the decor, introduced in the paints, furnishings and quality fabrics. The white washed walls enjoy gray accents and dramatic flower arrangements stage splashes of color. A handsome reception desks sits just inside the entry and you will feel a privileged Guest from the moment you are welcomed by the gracious staff.
There is a palatial feel throughout Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa enhanced by its high ceilings, some of which are adorned by 300-year-old frescoes, intriguing passageways and original walls and windows. The 18 suites and boutique rooms all have a master bedroom, a living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and bathroom, perfect for both long and short stays. The suites and boutique rooms at this hotel are beautifully decorated and provide Egyptian cotton linens, flatscreen televisions and free WiFi access are touches of luxury that complement the old-world interiors. Many of the rooms enjoy both a sitting room and a bedroom, all enjoy the most modern bathrooms and thick walls that assure a quiet’s night rest.
A charming cobblestone courtyard and garden give on to a well-appointed Spa and wellness centre where a highly qualified team of therapists are on hand to offer a wide selection of treatments. At the Antiq Palace Hotel’s Spa, guests are invited into city-central tranquillity. A jacuzzi, Finnish, Turkish and Infra-red saunas are complemented by an array of massages to ensure absolute relaxation. The professional trainer, cardiovascular equipment and Kinesis Wall encourage activity, to be followed by a treatment using quality organic products. The hotel’s business center caters for working Guests, whilst the breakfast room, exterior courtyards and bar and wine cellar are inviting spaces in which to relax. They even offer a 24 hour concierge service that is available to accommodate every desire: from a private dinner cooked and served in the privacy of your apartment, to a helicopter arrival or perhaps a dinner in a neighboring forest-you will never feel more cared for or pampered.
The property is the ideal place for your stay in Ljubljana, both for a romantic getaway, a business travel, or simply for your personal wellbeing. Within walking distance from the hotel, you will discover the charm of the lively old town of Ljubljana with its small restaurants, cafes and boutiques, as well as the market and plenty of historical and architectural monuments. Ljubljana in Slovenia has to be one of Eastern Europe’s best kept secrets. With a modest population, a relaxed cosmopolitan culture and a rich and illustrious history, it’s the perfect destination for a romantic mini break, far from the madding crowds of Prague or Budapest. A block from the banks of the river, you’re within easy walking distance of the main attractions, the charming medieval streets of the old town, grand Baroque bridges, the ruins of the Roman settlements of Ljubljana and the stunning castle that soars high over the town. Ljubljana International Airport is a short thirty-minute drive. Zagreb and Venice Marco Polo international airports are a short two-hour drive.
The Petite Rooms are bright and cosy single rooms offering a courtyard or a city view, single bed, shower, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi.Fi. and satellite TV. Room size 18 sqm.
Residential Suite is bright and spacious with unique architectural features including 300 year old frescoes, 4 metre high ceilings, original walls and floors. Suite offers a master bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, hallway and bathroom with a bath tub. Room size 100 sqm.
Two Bedroom Residential Suite
Two-Bedroom Residential Suite is bright and spacious with unique architectural features including 300 year old frescoes, 4 mt high ceilings, original walls and floors. Suite features two master bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, hallway and a bathroom with a bath tub. Room size 135 sqm.
Deluxe Suite is a bright and cosy double room offering a courtyard or a city view, double bed, shower, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi.Fi. and satellite TV. Room size 35 sqm.
Business Double Room
Cosy double room offering a courtyard or a city view, double bed, shower, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi.Fi. and satellite TV. Room size 25 sqm.
A bright and spacious suite with unique architectural and it features a master bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a hallway and en suite bathroom with a bath tub. Room size 150 sqm.
Antiq Palace Spa
The Antiq Palace Spa is a luxurious sanctuary of sumptuous serenity in the centre of Ljubljana, within the classistic walls of tranquil Antiq Palace hotel. Their experienced staff will attend to your needs throughout your experience, to truly personalize every Spa treatment and stimulate each of the five senses. The spa centre in Ljubljana offers luxurious treatments for ladies and gentlemen that are inspired by the simplicity and purity of nature as well as the medical know-how. The team of therapists are trained to ensure each Guest receives a holistic and relaxing experience for the mind, body and spirit; their treatments offer the best organic products. The Spa centre includes a massage bath, three types of saunas (Finnish, Turkish and Infra-red) and a gym, featuring a range of cardiovascular equipment, free weights as well as the exceptional Kinesis Wall designed to provide exercises that combine flexibility, core stability, coordination and balance.
Meetings and Events
Built in the 16th Century, this palatial residence turned into a luxury Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa in centre Ljubljana, provides the ultimate backdrop for your event. They can host up to 120 Guests. If you’re planning a high powered board meeting or an annual conference, they have a range of professional meeting rooms to suit your needs. Their experienced sales staff will be happy to assist you in planning your special event or meeting, making sure that every detail is handled with the utmost care and precision in the very heart of historic centre of Ljubljana. They are partnered with the best caterers in the region as they stand ready to make your event experience unforgettable, offering beautiful presentations to capture your imagination and culinary creations to thrill your palate. The historic residence offers professional business centre facilities, including temporary and permanent office solutions. The experienced staff will offer fully furnished offices, workstations and meeting rooms with high speed wireless internet connection, telephone, faxing, copying and scanning facilities. They also offer full secretarial and virtual reception services and full business support, such as printing office stationery, interpretation/translation, and personal assistants.
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When to go:
It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers and you can explore a destination at your own pace. Summer is tourist season in Ljubljana. Warm, perfect, 26° C weather draws travelers from around the globe, resulting in higher prices at hotels and restaurants. Unfortunately, the summer months are also the time when locals head to the coast for their own vacations, leaving some bars and dance clubs closed for the season and consequently, leaving the city feeling a bit dead. Winters in Ljubljana are rainy and cold (around 0 degrees Celsius), weather that tends to keep most visitors at bay. In the spring, before the locals flee the city, and in the fall, just after the summer tourist crowds have left, are the best times to experience Ljubljana. The weather is still nice enough to linger outdoors and soak up the atmosphere of the city, prices are reasonable and the streets are abuzz with locals.
There’s no an official dining service in the hotel but Guests can enjoy a Continental buffet breakfast by a warm and relaxing fireplace in the charming historic garden. You can choose to enjoy your breakfast in your room. Guests will receive truly personalized service in a grand setting, the kind you would expect to find in the most elegant luxury hotel. Upon request, they can organize a culinary evening, customized to your desires. Moreover, they can even call the best Slovenian chefs to cook exclusively for you. Upon request, they can organize a private wine tasting session anywhere in Slovenia. This small country is becoming famous for its array of exquisite and authentic wines. Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is conveniently located in the very heart of Ljubljana, boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. This hotel in Ljubljana of the world is surrounded by the best restaurants in town; they are all within a short walking distance.
Sitting opulently in the heart of town, Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa was constructed in the 16th century as a palatial city residence for the nobility of the day. Tucked discreetly away down a charming little street, it exudes a stately calm and elegance and is a great base to explore this fantastic little city. A block from the banks of the river, you’re within easy walking distance of the main attractions, the charming medieval streets of the old town, grand Baroque bridges, the ruins of the Roman settlements of Ljubljana and the stunning castle that soars high over the town.
Visit Ljubljana Castle – Ljubljana Castle lies atop Castle Hill and is a well known landmark here. This monument has served as military housing as well as the royal residence over the past centuries. With bird-eye views of the old town below and a majestic vista towards the Alpine mountains 22 km to the north, a visit to the castle is a definite must.
Discover the Dragon Bridge – The Dragon Bridge truly symbolizes the history, beauty and architectural style of Ljubljana and adds glamor to its sky line. This is in fact the first bridge in the entire world to have been constructed using reinforced concrete.
Visit the National Museum – Housed within the ancient Rudolfinum, Slovenia’s Natural History Museum and National Museum are considered to be the best ljubljana sightseeing locales here. The ground floor in the National Museum has a spacious hall that showcases several stone statues and artifacts in several shapes and sizes. The museum also contains innumerable Roman gravestones with panels containing explanatory messages and translations in English and Slovene.
Enjoy the City Market – To truly enjoy Ljubljana sights and get a feel of the city, you can visit the city market. Its picturesque setting near baroque and cathedrals makes it a nice place to visit. You can buy all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, local arts and crafts and Slovenian delicacies like horse pate, Karst prosciutto, oils, cheeses, potica cake and more in this area.
Explore the Town Square – The Town’s main square was destroyed by an earthquake in the 15th century and was later remodeled in true Baroque style. The square is home to the Souvan House, City Art Museum, Town Hall and the ancient Lichtenberg house.
Visit the Tivoli Park – To enjoy your time in nature’s lap, head straight to Tivoli Park, which is the biggest park in Ljubljana. This park offers facilities such as play grounds, fountains, ponds, exhibitions, mansions and sports facilities to impress people of all age groups.
A city of culture and cuisine, boutiques, bars and hidden treasures, Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, exudes the confidence of an architecturally beautiful city that has 5.000 years of fascinating history tucked under its belt. The magnificent Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau edifices of its old town centre, and its many charming squares, emanate the atmosphere of a small town; while its lively cultural, scientific, educational and business communities leave no doubt that this is a modern city in tune with the times.
Ljubljana devotes itself mainly to cultural events, with many thousands of these gracing its calendar each year, including the Summer Festival, Jazz Festival and the Druga Godba Festival of Alternative Music. Music is the lifeblood of the city, which boasts one of the oldest established Philharmonic orchestras in the world, not to mention some accomplished street musicians. It is not all classical culture, however. With its large student population Ljubljana knows how to rock, and you are just as likely to hear the throbbing beat of club music emanating from buildings after nightfall, as you are the strains of violins. Food is a big factor in any visit to Ljubljana, where all the best of Eastern European cuisine seems to have merged into a of delights, from delicate Viennese-style pastries to hearty Hungarian goulash.
For your accommodation, the Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel, located in an impressive 16th century palatial city residence in the very heart of the centre of Ljubljana, boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. 18 spacious suites and boutique rooms are individually designed with an inviting décor and style that is accompanied by the latest amenities.
However start your time lapse journey through Ljubljana’s beauties thanks the following video by Studio Kairos that introduces us the Dragon City in a really captivating way. Enjoy it!