New hotel (opened mid 2012), big nice rooms, friendly receptionists. I was a little worried that the stairs / facade of the building / street it was on was going to be dodgy after reading some of the other reviews on here, but this was not the case. Good pedestrian street next to the river, front of the building is decent, and the stairs are fine. Not dingy. The key to the main door of the building and the sensor lighting inside the building could be improved, but this is not just the hotel's issue as it appears to be also privately owned apartments etc in this building.
The location of this hotel is central and excellent. We had a very good price so for us it was certainly a bonus as most other places in this price range were 10-15m out by bus and were more expensive than this place.
Parking is free on weekends (at least Sat after 7pm and all day Sunday) across the river - but a few blocks down, still only 5min walk back) or nearby behind the hotel in the fee-paying car park. Parking is EUR1.80 overnight from 7pm-7am (JUST EUR1.80 for the entire time) and EUR1.20 per hour during the day.
The receptionists recommend Sokol for traditional food, and it sounds like other hotels do as well. We ate there and found it average. The waiter treated all his customers (not just us) as though the customers were a necessary evil. Also, this place does NOT give you tap water, unlike everywhere else we ate at in Slovenia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in the 18th century landmark and cultural heritage "Zois Palace", Galeria River offers elegant interiors featuring a minimalistic design. We offer modern and tranquil accommodation in the core of the old town. Galeria is designed to please the most demanding. In its minimalist style it joins history with the contemporary art of living. Rooms are spacious, have high ceilings and original parquet floors. Different types of accommodation are offered: double bedrooms, double bedrooms with river & castle view and studios. They all have extra long beds, spacious wardrobes, working desk, flatscreen digital cable TV, fridge, microwave, safe, large and well equipped bathrooms, with L'Occitanne toiletries. Moreover, studios offer a full kitchen. The building stands on Ljubljana's most prestigious promenade: Breg. Here happens the classical Antique Market on Sundays, Art & Handicrafts market on Saturdays and famous Christmas market in December as well as several events throughout the year. Excellent restaurants, cafes and bars are just a few steps away. We assure a tranquil environment, allowing you to rest and get ready to explore our enchanting city. Public parking is available at a location nearby. The Bus and Train Station is 900m away. Airport shuttle, transfer services and customized tours throughout Slovenia can be organized. Laundry services can also be arranged at the reception. All rooms have free WI-FI. ... more less
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