Stories are crafted through time. Never just in a moment, but as a trail of memorable pieces of a mosaic. Nothing less is true for the newly renovated 5* hotel Zlata ladjica. The building in the middle of Ljubljana, where a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar are opening its doors, has seen a lot of history and helped write many stories as well.
On the banks of the Ljubljanica river, just a few steps from Ljubljana’s main square, you will find an oddly shaped house. The historic building was built almost 500 years ago. Located at one of the most delightful places in Ljubljana with a view of Ljubljana Castle and the river. As the building has had many previous owners, from merchants to goldsmiths, it is filled with fables and traces of its past lives.
Zlata ladjica Boutique Hotel and Restaurant will offer you a peek into history while accommodating all your needs and providing you with exquisite luxury. Each of the 15 bedrooms is unique, hiding a piece of the mosaic to the past of the building. Carefully renovated and considerately designed to offer you the highest possible luxurious experience in the heart of Ljubljana.
Zlata ladjica Boutique Hotel offers 15 rooms on 4 floors. Each room has been carefully designed to elevate the inspiring story connected to the house itself or its immediate surrounding. Paying homage to many unique legends of Ljubljana, we named the rooms to connect you with the past. The name Zlata ladjica (the Golden Boat) itself comes from the ancient Greek tale of Jason and the Argonauts. The witty, mysterious and rich stories of each room will make your every visit a special experience. Even more extraordinary folktales are waiting outside our doors.
All rooms were designed with a nod to the past and an eye for the future. We understand the needs of a modern guest and wish to cater to any of your needs. Rooms are considerately designed, and the services provided will elevate your stay with us even further.
No matter which room you choose, you are guaranteed a picturesque view. The building is rather uniquely positioned to offer beautiful views on all four sides. From the slow, emerald Ljubljanica river, up towards Ljubljana Castle or the shoemaker’s street on the other side. Additionally, the rooms with a balcony will offer you serene moments to enjoy your morning coffee or relax with the sounds of the nearest water fountain.
Our goal with the renovation of the building was to preserve and elevate as much of the past as we can. A historic building like this one offers a unique look back into the past and deserves to be treated with care. Therefore, in many of the rooms you will find carefully restored wall decorations, replicas of doors and, exposed ceilings and walls on the ground floor.
The rich history we were given to protect inspires us to protect the environment around us too. Therefore, our operations are aimed at minimal waste generation. We strive to use materials that enable us to reuse. By utilising local, seasonal produce in our restaurant and bar, we support farmers and local businesses. In turn, this also enables us to offer our quests only the highest possible quality food and drinks.
Most importantly, we are a team of motivated individuals committed to providing the best possible experience for our guests while caring for the heritage we have been entrusted with.
Ljubljana and Slovenia have been steadily growing in recognition of our gastronomic offering. Many great chefs have done a lot to put us on the map and help develop Slovene cuisine to the level it is today. Efforts led to the first Michelin-starred restaurants in the country and the prestigious title of the world’s best female chef for Ana Roš.
Zlata ladjica’s restaurant will develop on the heritage of the past and elevate it with the best local ingredients. We have gathered a creative ensemble of chefs who will delight you time and time again,, led by the renowned Slovenian chef Jakob Jerala. His style is influenced by the incredible chefs who helped him develop his talent – Heston Blumenthal, Magnus Nilsson, and none less than his beloved grandma.
In contrast, in the pub below, we will continue the tradition of Zlata ladjica and offer an excellent selection of local craft beers to our guests and locals. You might not know this, but Slovenia, despite being so small, boasts an incredible variety of landscapes that influence every aspect of our lives and helps us produce unique, high-quality, and limited-edition wines and craft beers throughout the country. We will pick the best for you to taste in the middle of Ljubljana in the unique setting only Zlata ladjica can provide.
It is our pleasure to be a unique 5* boutique hotel in Ljubljana, one of the most sustainable and greenest capitals in the world. Maybe the small but incredibly charming capital of Slovenia will delight you with the number of green spaces throughout the city.
The old town, accessible only to pedestrians, is vivid and lively on almost every day of the year. The beautifully restored banks of the Ljubljanica river, designed by renowned architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik, give the city a special character and offer visitors many reasons to wander around.
Ljubljana offers a rich programme of activities all year round. From cultural events, festivals, and gastronomic events such as the Open Kitchen, to incredible historic sights. Due to the perfect location of our hotel, most of the activities are easily and quickly accessible.
Ljubljana is positioned almost precisely in the centre of Slovenia and will be the perfect starting point from which to discover the entire country since it is so small, you can easily explore all its main attractions directly from Ljubljana.
Different day trips will take you through many exquisite locations scattered across the scenic landscape. From yellow fields of rapeseed and pumpkins in the Prekmurje region to ski slopes and mountain trails in the Gorenjska region. Lake Bled with its famous church in the middle of the lake is only 45 minutes away, while the seaside with the Venetian town of Piran can be reached within an hour.
Slovenia is guaranteed to offer you many reasons to return again and again and Zlata ladjica will always be here to float you back to your dreams.
Hotel Zlata Ladjica
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