Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and largest city. It’s known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, lined in outdoor cafes, divides the city’s old town from its commercial hub and newly opened gay friendly hotels Ljubljana.
Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures.
Slovenia, especially Ljubljana, is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, you are welcome here. All the services provided by Slovenia to its guests are also available to you.
Top attractions to visit in Ljubljana
Jože Plečnik, the pioneer of the architecture of the 20th century, left a lasting mark in Ljubljana. Plečnik’s best known works include the National and University Library building, the Triple Bridge, the Cobblers’ Bridge and the Central Market.
- Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana.
- From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle.
- From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour.
- Ljubljana: Triglav National Park Tour.
- Ljubljana and Bled Lake: Full–Day Bus Tour from Trieste
1. Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ljubljana
Housed in a former aristocratic residence, this family-friendly boutique hotel is situated in a tranquil spot in the heart of Ljubljana. Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The rooms and suites combine 16th-century details with the latest technologies. Some rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, minibars and private spa baths. Guests can make use of free Wi-Fi connection while seating comfortably in the velvet armchairs.
The Antiq Palace – Small Luxury Hotels Of The World features 2 open courtyards with wrought iron furniture, and an open fire where guests can relax. To enjoy a contemporary drink in classic surroundings, the hotel has 2 lounge bars.
The exclusive Antiq Palace Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is one of the most recent and equally most unique additions to Ljubljana’s accommodation offering. This 16th century former noble residence enjoys the premium location in the heart of Ljubljana’s historic town centre and is the ideal choice for families as well as business and leisure guests looking for a unique and relaxing experience. Antiq Palace Hotel boosts 19 suites and residential apartments, 3 unique conference & banqueting suites, executive business centre, luxury day spa, leisure facilities, two bars and courtyards as well as several relaxation areas by the open fire – all in the heart of the historic town centre and just a stone-throw away from the business district.
This is a great hotel for staying at Ljubljana. It is within the pedestrianised area of the city, just a stone’s throw from the river. The suites are all different and have their own unique character.
The bed was very comfortable, however the Slovenians don’t seem to get ‘pillows’ as such. Everywhere we went the pillows never offered much more than air and feathers!
Anyway, breakfast was included and consisted of cold meats, cheeses, smoked salmon along with fruit, cereals, boiled eggs, pastries, toast, bread, unlimited coffee and fruit juices. A great way to start the day.
This old building has been furnished into a beautiful, authentic hotel, with lots of character. Albeit not to everyone’s taste, the photos show you whether or not this is the right place for you.
Perfectly situated close by to the river, the staff are all really friendly and eager to help. Even after we had checked out they brought us hot drinks while we waited for our taxi.
The hotel was clean, there were a few things that needed fixing such as a couple of broken floor tiles but nothing that spoilt the stay.
The breakfast was lovely, although it was a small selection there was still something for everyone and the part of the building you eat in was gorgeous.
The hotel is in a great location to get to restaurants and all the sites. It’s an old palace and a maze of rooms and very large somewhat unused lounge and dining areas. There is also a nice outdoor courtyard. They have obviously put a lot of work in restoring this place but there is still much to be done. Our room was huge– lovely parquet floors, nice furniture, a weird standalone very fancy shower. The breakfast is a minimal cold breakfast. The staff is very helpful and arranged a tour for us but seems overwhelmed.
Very picturesque hotel located in central Ljubljana. Not your typical “business hotel” but a hotel full of charm and character and something a bit different.
Very clean and comfortable rooms and bathroom with a classy feel to the place. Nice internal garden area and very friendly staff. Room was grand bust cosy and very quiet. Location is amazing, a few minutes walk from central Ljubljana. Definitely worth a try.
Ljubljana is such a beautiful city, walkable and very clean, take a paper cup and drink water out of its many fountains, you can even get milk out of Street dispensers too.
The new town is quite forgettable but has a good selection of shops.
How much does a room costs at Antiq Palace – Small Luxury Hotels Of The World?
Bright suite with contemporary or 16th-century décor, some of the suites feature remnants of original frescoes. It features 1 bedroom, a separate living/dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen.
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2. Vander Urbani Resort – a Member of Design Hotels 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ljubljana
Featuring a rooftop – a Member of Design Hotels design hotel enjoys a quiet location in the very heart of Ljubljana’s centre. Its guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and modern-style accommodation, only 200 m from the Main Square. Free Wi-Fi is provided.,
All carefully designed rooms come with modern furnishings and feature a seating area and a fully equipped bathroom. Amenities in each unit include a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and air conditioning.
The Vander Urbani Resort – a Member of Design Hotels’s restaurant serves local cuisine and gourmet snacks. Guests can enjoy an extensive selection of wines from the wine cellar.
The first member of Design Hotels in Slovenia.Vander lies on the river bank of the River Ljubljanica in the lively centre of the old town. Vander’s heart beats with the Old part of Ljubljana, where old and new co-exist in a passionate embrace. Everyone can find a place at Vander. Whoever comes to Vander, will leave with the feeling as a local – “Ljubljancan”. The external and internal renovation was designed by SADAR + VUGA architects. 16 exceptionally designed rooms are available. All bathrooms offer Molton Brown cosmetics. We offer a perfect sleep with Frette bedding, Moroso armchairs, Diesel and Floss lightening.
A rooftop terrace with an infinity pool deck is offering a special sensation. All kind of events can be organized on a terrace. The hotel has also wine cellar, restaurant and wine bar. The most exquisite ingredients from Slovenia are used by the Benjamina Launay, our Chef de Cuisine and his endless inspiration. Ecological awareness is not just a fashion statement for us. It’s a way of life and business.
Located in a pedestrian-only zone on the riverbank in Ljubljana’s old quarter, the Vander Urbani Hotel offers spacious, comfortable and tasteful en suite rooms a short walk from the centre of this beautiful little city. It features an attractive restaurant and an outdoor bar area where light meals are also served in a precinct filled with dining and drinking options. It is 50 metres from one of Ljubljana’s main streets boasting quaint bridges historic churches, public buildings and small speciality shops. Across the river is a a major square and further shopping outlets, including some widely recognised names, notable buildings and expansive parks.
The citadel fortress which overlooks the city is only a few hundred metres away, albeit up a steep slope, but a funicular railway is also available. Guests arriving by car are required to leave their vehicle (or taxis) outside the restricted foot-traffic area but the distance from the drop-off points from either side of the river to the hotel is only a few hundred metres.
Slovenia is primarily forested and contains a number of spectacular lakes, most notably Bled, which are easily and speedily accessed by a modern and well maintained road network. Bled is less than an hour by road from central Ljubljana and is an essential destination for visitors, however, weekends are exceptionally busy and entry to the town can be slow.
Facilities and service at the Vader Urbani are first class. Food and beverage options in the main restaurants are wide ranging and breakfasts, which are included in the tariff, both generous and varied.
Breakfast was typical buffet options with a small menu of egg dishes and other items. We stuck with the buffet and enjoyed the fresh breads, jams, yogurts, and granola. One minor issue we had was service for a glass of wine. The bar was closed for a private party, so we sat outside to get a glass of wine and it took 10+ minutes for a server to come by. It was not a huge deal and it was a nice night out to sit and watch people.
Location is amazing – located down an alley between the cobblestone streets of the old town and the cafe lined river. Very easy to find somewhere to eat and drink and explore the city.
Bathroom was clean but very small vanity area to store your toiletries etc.
The food at the hotel is great and as well as the complimentary breakfast we got every morning. The room we got was really nice big with a really Modern big bathroom. I highly recommend staying in hotel. As for Ljubljana and Slovenia it’s a very clean pedestrian friendly place also an amazing place and country it’s a little hidden gem of Europe in our eyes.
The location of the hotel could not be better. It’s located in the pretty old town along the river and with all the bars it’s amongst the great atmosphere of Ljubljana! I’d definitely recommend enjoying a drink in the bar (especially if you can grab one of the outside seats facing out to the street/river).
The rooms are small but adequate! Shower was amazing and the beds were extremely comfortable. Despite the hotel being located in a busy area we didn’t have any issues with noise at night.
The staff are very friendly and do all they can to make your staff enjoyable. It was my mums birthday when we arrived (which was noticed by the receptionist on arrival) so they offered a free dessert which was a lovely gesture. We also enjoyed the breakfasts! You can order eggs/omelettes etc how you like and are freshly made for you.
We also enjoyed a few hours up on the roof terrace. It’s a nice place to relax and I can imagine it’s quite unique for this facility.
How much does a room costs at Vander Urbani Resort Ljubljana?
This modern-style room offers a river view and comprises a living area and a fully equipped bathroom. It features an extra large double bed and a flat-screen satellite TV. Amenities include a safe, a minibar and air conditioning.
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3. Art Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ljubljana
Located in Ljubljana, 350 m from Prešern Square, Triple Bridge and the Old Town, Art Hotel boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.
The bright rooms at this boutique hotel feature modern furniture and overlook the Ljubljana Castle. Amenities include a flat-screen cable TV, a safe and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.
A buffet breakfast is offered daily, and you can enjoy refreshments at the hotel bar with a terrace. There is also a garden bar with a terrace that offers for peaceful relaxation while enjoying the art exhibition.
A peaceful corner in a busy City Art Hotel is located in an pedestrian only area within a historic centre of Ljubljana .Only a step away from the buzz of night life and all major sightseeing sites. Experience Ljubljana as one of the lucky locals who still reside in the lovely city centre but without the negatives of street noise and late night party music. We are located in an alley, quaintly named Soteska (translated gorge). The hotel is well defended from crowds and busy streets, thus guaranteeing you a great night sleep and a quiet place to catch some rest during the day. Our fully renovated, boutique property offers 10 comfortable and spacious rooms and a Café with a cosy, secluded terrace.
The Art Hotel is located in a quiet area, just outside the Pedestrian area of the city, but within a 5 min walk of the centre. Our room was comfortable quiet, and cosy . The breakfast is standard continental fare but adequate, and all the staff very helpful, and friendly.
The hotel is ideally located for restaurants bars and all the sights absolutely everything within walking distance. The room was clean with shower and good size bath. The room also had easy to operate safe. Breakfast was good and varied with warm and cold options.
It is in a pedestrian area, so the taxi drops you five minute easy walking away which is worth knowing if you have mobility issues.
Nice quiet modern hotel with boutique style in the lobby and breakfast area. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The location in the university area is easily close enough to walk to the old town while at the same time provides great value. Being just inside the pedestrian zone you cannot drive there, so be aware of the drop-off location and the 1-minute walk to get there before you go. Generous breakfast.
How much does a room costs at Art Hotel Ljubljana?
Prices start 120$/night for Double Room with Bathroom.
This twin/double room features air conditioning, soundproofing and satellite TV.
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4. City Hotel Ljubljana 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ljubljana
Located in the heart of City Hotel Ljubljana offers an à la carte restaurant and a lobby bar. Free bikes are provided for exploring the city, while free high-speed WiFi access is available in all areas., just 300 m from the central Prešeren Square,
All rooms are air-conditioned, decorated in bright colors and include a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box and a writing desk. Private bathrooms come fitted with a shower and a hairdryer.
Meeting facilities are also at the guests’ disposal, as is the lounge area and a library corner. A summer terrace with a cafe bar provides stunning views of Ljubljana Castle. A rich buffet breakfast is served each morning.
City Hotel is located in the very heart of Ljubljana and is an excellent choice for both business guests and tourists to discover the charms of Ljubljana and Slovenia. It has a wonderful view of Ljubljana Castle and the city cathedral, and an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the historic old town. This pleasant hotel among the vibrant city inns, shops, and attractive historical buildings offers local Slovenian and international cuisine as well as a state-of-the-art congress center.
The Jože Pučnik international airport is only 25 km from the hotel, and the main railway and bus station is only 400 m away. The hotel is easy to access from all of the city’s major roads; once in the city, you simply follow the blue hotel signs. Ljubljana City Hotel is the successor to the venerable Štrukelj Hotel, which opened in 1907.
The current hotel excels in its friendly staff, the warmth of its rooms, and a broad range of services found at an excellent location in the very city center. City Hotel has 201 rooms, three luxury suites, an underground garage, a conference center with four meeting rooms, a library, a terrace, an Internet corner, a restaurant, and a bar. City Hotel’s complete makeover concluded with its opening in September 2007. The “basic” and “standard” rooms were renovated, and the “superior” rooms were moved to a completely new part of the hotel. All of the rooms use a card-locking system and all of them have free Internet access.
The location is perfect! It is a 5 minute walk to the main bus station, a 5 minute walk into the centre and around 15 minutes to Ljubljana castle and park Tivoli.
Our room was very clean and we had comfortable beds, a powerful shower, kettle, safe, TV and hairdryer. The breakfast buffet was excellent and we were spoilt for choice with a variety of hot and cold food.
Convenient location with a 5 minute walk to the square, comfortable room with a lovely bed. Was surprised how many english channels the tv had. Room a bit too warm but could leave the door open which was good if you don’t mind a bit of street noise.
City hotel Ljubljana was fantastic. Perfect location – walking distance to absolutely everything in the city. Tiny (standard for Europe) but super clean and efficient rooms. Modern decor and amenities throughout the hotel. They had a huge fresh breakfast each morning. The cafe was great for a mid afternoon pick me up as well.
City Hotel is conveniently located just a block or 2 from the pedestrian area. The advantage of staying outside the pedestrian area is get pickup and dropoff right at the door of the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, supermarket and main tourist areas of Ljubljana. The hotel is also within 7 minutes walk to the main bus and train station.
The room and bathroom were very clean. Breakfast was excellent. Rate was fair. Service was very good. The hotel could arrange shuttle airport pick up for 9 euros.
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the bus station. The hotel itself is downtown and only a few minute walk from the Christmas Market and River where all the happening places are. The hotel haas a very friendly staff – i forget the name of the gentleman that helped us but he was fantastic! The rooms were bigger than the typical european Hotel. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the bus station. The hotel itself is downtown and only a few minute walk from the Christmas Market and River where all the happening places are.
The hotel has a very friendly staff – i forget the name of the gentleman that helped us but he was fantastic! The rooms were bigger than the typical european Hotel. Nice bathroom with a roomy shower which is a big plus in Europe. We had a nice comfortable King Bed and the wall painting was a pic of the city – very beautiful. We overlooked a courtyard and other buildings adjoining the courtyard. Breakfast was included and it was excellent! bathroom with a roomy shower which is a big plus in Europe. We had a nice comfortable King Bed and the wall painting was a pic of the city – very beautiful. We overlooked a courtyard and other buildings adjoining the courtyard. Breakfast was included and it was excellent!
The hotel is in a convenient location to walk down to the river and old town of Ljubljana. The hotel has a parking garage (with a daily fee) that was handy for our rental car. The staff was very friendly and helpful, asked where we were from, and provided recommendations for our stay.
The room was a good size, comfortable, and modern. There was some car/vehicle noise, but it wasn’t a problem. The bathroom had a larger shower, not the normal small European hotel showers. The breakfast buffet had lots of choices from the yogurt, breads and jams to eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, and a few dessert.
I would recommend the hotel for a good location in the city and we would stay here again.
How much does a room costs at City Hotel Ljubljana ?
This air-conditioned room features a balcony with views of the Ljubljana Castle. A flat-screen cable TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box are also provided. A private bathroom comprises a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.
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5. InterContinental – Ljubljana 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Ljubljana
Opened in September 2017, the InterContintenal Ljubljana is a 5-star property located in the centre of Ljubljana. This hotel features a panoramic wellness and spa centre with an indoor pool, as well as a rooftop restaurant serving international and local fare. Free WiFi access is provided in all areas.
All elegantly furnished and spacious air-conditioned rooms overlook Ljubljana city centre and come with a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, a minibar and a work-desk area. The private bathrooms are fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can relax in the stylish hotel bar or use the on-site fitness centre with 24 hour access.
A soaring glass façade sets the scene for a memorable stay at InterContinental® Ljubljana hotel. Our lavish rooms and suites have stunning views and marble bathrooms, Ljubljana train station and the Old Town are close by and the concierge can arrange custom city tours. Host your clients in our elegant 19th-floor boardrooms, then treat them to a drink in our chic Bloom Lounge or the exclusive Club InterContinental. After rejuvenating at the spa, you can dine in style at our rooftop B restaurant.
The hotel is about a ten minute walk to the old town and the Tivoli gardens, and about a fifteen minute walk to the funicular to take you up to the castle, so very convenient to see the city. A perfect city centre hotel.
The room was very large and well equipped, and convenient for the Exec lounge. The Exec lounge was really nice, again always well stocked with food and drinks, and breakfast was very good. There was a buffet but also an a’la carte menu from which you could order hot food. The breakfast was also very well cooked and tasty. The evening drinks and nibbles were from 6pm till 8pm, all drinks and wines were included and were plentiful.
Food: We ate breakfast every morning at “B” on the 19th floor and it was excellent every time. I suggest including the breakfast package. We had dinner in B on our arrival night and it was also very, very good. If we had not had other reservations we may have eaten dinner here again. We also had lunch in the lobby cafe and it was excellent. Nothing to complain about here.
Bar: The bar on the 19th floor is exactly what you want in a hotel bar. Probably some of the best views in the city, comfortable, creative cocktails, and great staff. Make sure you have a drink up here or at least check it out around sunset.
Room: Very comfortable bed, and excellent bathroom. The deluxe room was VERY large and modern. Tons of windows and light, though it was easy to darken for sleeping. They are building another high-rise hotel across the street and the noise never bothered us. Here’s where I must address problem 1: You cannot regulate the lighting. It’s either ALL ON or ALL OFF (with the exception of low lighting in the bathroom). Not a huge deal, but when you wake up just now hitting the light switch is going to be a very bright experience. I prefer the option to turn select lights on or off or even better, set levels for them but sadly, you cannot do that in these rooms (- 1/2 star).
Housekeeping: Sporadic at best. This is the area where I think they need to focus on the most as everything else was so well run, but sadly this fell flat a couple days. For example, one day we returned and the bed was made, glassware was removed, but that was it (water not replenished, basin not cleaned, etc). Another day we returned and the bed was not even made (and we were out all day so it couldn’t be a timing thing). Not sure why they had problems with this, but it should be addressed for a five-star hotel (- 1/2 point).
How much does a room costs at InterContinental – Ljubljana ?
Prices start 170$/night for Superior Double Room. The Club King Room with Executive Lounge Access is 256$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This modernly furnished and elegant air-conditioned room offers views of Ljubljana city centre. The room has wooden floors and comes equipped with a seating area that features a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, a safe, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. A private bathroom features a walk-in shower and a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A bathrobe and slippers are provided for your comfort.
Guests staying in this room are also provided with complimentary access to the Club InterContinental Lounge that includes: – Complimentary breakfast buffet in the Lounge – Designated check-in / check-out area in the Lounge – Self-service full bar with non-alcoholic beverages – Evening cocktails – Entertainment area featuring plasma TV – Personalised concierge services – Domestic & International newspapers and magazines
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