Visit Slovenia, Visit Ljubljana, Visit Antiq hotel
Interview with Mr Matjaz Lukan manager of the Antiq Hotel in Ljubliana, Slovenia
Please tell us why Slovenia and Ljubljana are so popular among tourists? What does Slovenia have to offer?
The capital city of Slovenia Ljubljana is one of the most green cities in Europe. It serves as the cultural, political, economic, administrative and educational centre of Slovenia. I think Slovenia is the right combination for a visit all year round. From ski slopes, mountains in the winter, hills, lakes, various sports, adrenaline activities for active holidays, seaside with its cities or just for a short city break. Ljubljana is a clean, safe with worth sightseeing places within a walking distance place. You can admire old part of the city with elegant restaurants, cafés, bridges, a castle and works of architect Plečnik. There is also a nice park, botanic garden or you can just spend some nice hours by the river for a drink or have an unforgettable meal. In 2014 Ljubljana was also at no. 2 in Europe as the most often visited area by the Lonely Planet’s editors.
You are a family-run hotel. When I read opinions of your guests on a trip advisor I was really impressed. I have noticed that you target on various groups and all of them are satisfied with the high quality service and personal attention they get at your place.
Yes, we offer a wide scope of services meeting demands of our guests. Our hotel is a city hotel, romantic, comfortable, intimate, charming, uniquely designed. It is located where ages ago a Roman metal workshop was located. The Antiq Hotel being a boutique city hotel, has 16 rooms to accommodate different requirements and a number of conference facilities suitable for small sized groups or a (small ) wedding. Regardless of whether you choose the Antiq Hotel as a business meeting point, a leisurely family retreat, honeymoon (trip) to Ljubljana or a dynamic departure point for voyages with your friends, we will gladly arrange a most enjoyable stay for you. There are several types of rooms from standard rooms to specious Junior Suites that accommodate varies guests. In all rooms there is Wi-Fi free of charge. There are also two small “ business centres” with computers. Business rooms are equipped with working tables, where guests can enjoy the peace to rest or to work and as addition we offer place for meetings at no charge for hotel guests.
For small groups our conference room is available with coffee/tea breaks and all needed professional equipment.
For special holidays, parties, etc we offer various unique designed packages depending on season time and preferences you would have. We invite you to travel with your pets; they as well are very welcome.We are at the disposal 24/7 – all the time- to all our guests with 24 hours room service and concierge services as well.
For breakfast on request there is also breakfast selection we can offer: diabetic, gluten free, vegan, breakfast to go.
Many visitors staying in your hotel call it a visit in the elegant bygone era. Why? Why is your hotel called Boutique hotel
As a first boutique hotel in Ljubljana we have tried to create a special atmosphere in our hotel by paying attention to every detail to offer our guests a journey into the chic, elegant past. All guests are invited to visit our website http://www.antiqhotel.eu/ to check the rooms and choose the best one meeting their demands or taste. All 16 rooms are uniquely designed. Most of them are in “antiq” style with small details in the room. As well there is one more modern Superior Duplex room. Some rooms have a garden and castle view with private access to the garden, some rooms are with balconies. Outside at the back, there is also a private, peaceful garden suitable for a relaxation with a drink or snack or even having breakfast in the morning.
Location of your hotel is definitely a big advantage?
Our hotel is located in the city centre and in its old part just under the Castle hill and just a couple of minutes from the great centre and Preseren square which is the most common meeting point in the centre of Ljubljana. So we are located very centrally but at the same in the most quiet part of the old city. Perfect location for our guests. They can enjoy historic and cultural places of interest which are within walking distance from the Antiq Hotel: Ljubljana’s historical castle, Roman findings, Plečnik’s architecture, the old market, museums, galleries, churches, boutique shops, many delightful places to visit and many unforgettable, magic streets to walk…..
I am travelling with my three little children. Can you persuade me that your hotel is the best choice for families with children? What can you offer them?
As located in the pedestrian zone the hotel would be safe for children to play in front of the hotel since there is no big car traffic there. We offer different advantages for children such us games, DVD players with cartoons, children’s breakfast, baby cots and babysitting. They can play in our picturesque private garden. And do not forget about our breakfast, not only the parents but also the children will be definitely spoilt by us!
The Antiq hotel is a ‘’green hotel’’. Can you elaborate on that?
The Antiq Hotel is a “green hotel” and therefore an environmentally-friendly hotel. In our efforts to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and environmental pollution only the bathroom towels left on the floor are changed daily. Bathroom amenities are replenished only when they run out. We are a green hotel because we are a non-smoking hotel, too.
You call yourself also a ‘’Healthy Hotel’’?
Yes, we are proud to offer healthy breakfast. We have:
- a bio/eco corner
- a diabetic corner
- special children breakfast
We can also offer gluten free, vegetarian, or other specific diets……simply let us know what you need and we will take care of it.Some of the rooms are furnished and treated in a hypoallergenic manner.
You have won many prestigious awards such as for example: Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor in 2012 and in 2013. What other awards have you received and what is mostly appreciated in your hotel?
During the past years we became Member of Great Hotels of The World and Houses with Tradition and received some awards such us Tripadvisor Travellers’s Choice 2013 Winner , Certificate of Excellence Winner. In your Pocket – Best Boutique Hotel 2012 in Ljubljana, Venere.com – Top CLEAN and Top Overall RATING and a BIO food certificate. We are also proud that our clients and guests thank us for our tailored approach towards them and that they specially appreciate our staff being very friendly and helpful.
Ok, I know it for sure that I will stay at your place this summer. Please invite then other quests from around the world to your hotel. What makes you special, why should they come to Antiq Hotel? And how can you be reached?
Regardless of the time of the year you are really warmly invited to spend some unforgettable moments or days at a place where the Roman metal workshop was located and to experience the Roman spirit by staying just a glance next to the remains of Emona.
All our staff will be at your disposal 24 hours a day. You can choose among various types of rooms, uniquely designed and as a cherry on the top located in the quiet part of city centre.You are also invited to visit our bar or the private garden during your stay.We encourage you to contact us so we can prepare customized offer for you.
Visit Slovenia, Visit Ljubljana, Visit Antiq hotel
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