Luxury hotel holiday Antiq Palace Hotel Ljubljana

The Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is an historic 16th century property full of charm and character. The use of period furniture and parts of original frescoes in the hotel means the property blends seamlessly with its historic surroundings. Enjoy its enviable location on a quiet street in Ljubljana’s Old town, within easy walking distance of many of the main sights of the city. Ljubljana is an interesting place to spend a long weekend or explore as part of one of our luxury touring holidays by rail.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Antiq Palace Hotel, Ljubljana

The Antiq Palace Hotel and Spa is a boutique hotel offering historic charm and character in an excellent central location in Ljubljana. This hotel is well placed to explore the city of Ljubljana, and is ideal for a city break or a touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located about 20-minutes' walk to Ljubljana Castle

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Ljubljana Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Ljubljana Airport

Closest railway station Ljubljana Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 5-minutes' from Ljubljana Station

Hotel facilities and services

Bar, Private Courtyard, Sitting Room, Spa Area with Sauna, Steam Bath and Treatment Room, On-site Parking.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Nestled in Ljubljana's Old Town the hotel boasts a central location within easy walking distance of the many museums in Ljubljana including the City Museum. National Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art. Explore the Preseren Square and the Central Market district. Ljubljana castle is easily accessible by funicular and offers striking views of the city.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46184

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Antiq Palace Hotel, Ljubljana

The boutique hotel Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa occupies a 16th century building, once home to one of Ljubljana's noble families, on a peaceful side street in the city's Old town. The reception area welcomes guests with eye-catching floral displays and antique furnishings. Part of the Luxury Small Hotels of the World group the Antiq Palace has just 18 rooms and suites which are all well-appointed and spacious. The parquet floors, chandeliers and remnants of 16th century frescoes in many of the rooms give the hotel an historic charm and traditional character. Guests can relax in the cosy sitting room next to the fire in colder months or relax with a drink by the bar. In the summer months enjoy the picturesque courtyard and garden area that provides a tranquil place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or simply unwind. The hotel also boasts a small wellness area with sauna, steam bath and treatment room, a haven of relaxation following a day spent exploring the city. Although there is not a restaurant at the hotel, the excellent location means that there is an array of fabulous local restaurant within easy reach and some of the rooms come with self-catering facilities. The Antiq Palace Hotel and Spa afford guests a peaceful and charming base, full of historic character, from which to explore Ljubljana.

Room descriptions

Antiq Palace Hotel has 18 rooms and suites with satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, safety deposit box.

Double Deluxe
Residential Suite
Two-bedroom Residential Suite

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46184

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Antiq Palace Hotel, Ljubljana

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa in Ljubljana, our clients usually arrive by train. By train, the closest station is Ljubljana station and then take a taxi. The hotel is about 10 minutes by car from the station.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46184

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Antiq Palace Hotel, Ljubljana

About Slovenia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Slovenia is a chance to explore and get to know a less popular European holiday destination. Slovenia often passes under the radar for those looking for cultural places to visit, when, in actual fact, it has art galleries to rival the collections of Paris and Venice, and museums that contain artefacts dating back over 60,000 years. Hundreds of ruins and castles can be found across the country, with countless stories to tell from through the ages. The Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods left the most prominent marks, though some isolated castles date back to ancient times. Slovenia is a country with a reputation that is being quickly shaped by its environmental priorities. It was the first country in the world to be declared a Green Destination, and its capital, Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital in 2016. The importance placed on environmental issues can be easily traced back to the necessity of preserving the beautiful and diverse landscape that Slovenia has to offer. Sublime lakes, lined with forested mountains, sit within driving distance of historic submediterranean coastlines. Castles and caves provide plenty to explore both above and below ground, and the spa and health resorts dotted around the country offer havens of relaxation that utilise the natural healing properties of the thermal waters. A visit to beautiful, green Slovenia takes you through some of Europe's epic and captivating historical periods, its most naturally beautiful settings, and into a rich hub of virtually undiscovered culture. Slovenia is an up-and-coming destination that suits stays throughout the year.

Highlights of Slovenia

The capital city of Ljubljana gives you the best sense of Slovenia as a whole. Perched above the red roofs of the houses below is the Ljubljana Castle, a mediaeval fortress accessed through the surrounding trees by a steep funicular train. The eponymous river winds its way around the city, separating the stunning old town from the developing commercial, modern half. To cross over from one side of the city to the other, use either the famous Dragon Bridge or the landmark Tromostovje Bridge. Ljubljana is home to the National Museum of Slovenia, which is the perfect place to begin learning about the history of the country, once you have got to grips with the meandering streets and enchanting atmosphere. Though this city is the country's capital, it still remains as green and natural as the country's proud status suggests. Trees overhang the channels of the river, burst out between the pretty buildings, and surround the many squares and bridges.

Cultural highlights of Slovenia

The town of Piran on the Slovenian coast is best known for its salt pans, where the world-famous fleur de sel are still made. The mediaeval town itself, with its colourful stone houses, is a cultural and historic monument and looks out across the stunning Adriatic Sea. The rich green forest of two landscape parks acts as a backdrop. The town's main harbour leads directly onto the irregular shape of the picturesque main square, where arcaded townhouses hide cafes and shops. Visitors here benefit from all the beauty of Alpine Europe as well as the Mediterranean climate. One of the renowned Karst caves, Postojna Cave is the most visited cave in Europe, and has the broadest biological diversity of any cave in the world. The railway that takes you the 5km through its many impressive caverns, corridors, and galleries has been in operation for over 140 years. Guided tours draw your attention to features such as the 16m stalagmite, the oldest underground post office in the world, and the olm 'dragon' fish, which has just begun hatching again in the caves. Predjama Castle is the largest cave castle in the world. It has guarded tunnels that lead to the Postojna Cave for over 800 years, clinging to the side of a sheer rock face, framed by a ring of exposed rock and dense vegetation. In the summer, it hosts the Erazem Knight Tournament. In the north west of the country is Lake Bled. Considered an Alpine lake, Lake Bled is something of a paradise, with Slovenia's only island located on its waters. The picturesque island itself is reason enough to visit: a small curve of trees with a cluster of red-roofed houses and a single tall black spire. You can look down across the lake from the clifftop castle, reached via 90 stone steps, or take a traditional boat, known as a pletna, out onto the water. The thermal springs of Lake Bled paved the way for Slovenia's reputation for health resorts. At the beginning of the 20th century it was particularly revered. Today, the country remains hugely popular with those seeking the expertise of prestigious spa hotels, many of which line Lake Bled's shores. For a true insight into traditional Slovenian culture, visit Lipica, the home of the original stud farm of the Lipizzaner white horses. The farm was first set up in 1580 in the Karst, and today you can still watch the elegant shows or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Facts in brief

Capital Ljubljana
Airport Ljubljana
Size 20,273 km²
Population 2 million
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