This is a new apartment in our
selection of fine Ljubljana apartments. I'm really pleased that we
got a chance to add this one as it has virtually everything our
guests have been asking us for.
We see an increasing interest in bigger, more spacious apartments in Ljubljana with open living room and kitchen/dining space, with minimum two bedrooms and, ideally, two bathrooms. This apartment in the heart of Ljubljana has it all. :-)
The photo above was taken before another sofa bed was added in the living room loft. So instead of four persons we can now accommodate families or groups of friends with five, six and even seven members in this carefully designed Ljubljana apartment.
Even the loveliest apartments in the city are not very attractive to us travelers without a great central location.
If you search Google Maps for Presernova 12, Ljubljana you will see that this apartment is located “right in the middle” of Ljubljana. Between the lively historic district and popular but quiet and green Tivoli park.
Your Ljubljana home can be around the corner of the House of Parliament and just 300 meters (0.2 miles) away from Congress Square where the traffic free zone of the Old Town Ljubljana begins.
There is another benefit of staying in our Presernova apartment, which is located on the verge of Ljubljana traffic free zone. You can bring your car right to your doorstep (or being brought to it by taxi or shuttle bus).
I think the location could hardly be any better. You have an easy access with a car or other transportation to the apartment and yet you're just a short walk away from the Old Town Ljubljana where most of the action and attractions are.
But there's more. If you are coming in Ljubljana with your car or plan to hire a rental car (we're always glad to recommend) you will be pleased to learn that our Presernova apartment has it's own private parking space behind the apartment building, just steps from the back entrance.
Let us now walk around the apartment, finally.
One of the rare disadvantages of this apartment is that this buiding, like most historic buildings in Ljubljana, has no lift and the apartment is located on the third floor.
If this is a bit high for you let me say that we are always happy to help our guests carry their luggage in the apartment. Just let us know and we'll pay extra attention.
On the other hand, I think there is a plus that the apartment is located a bit higher in the building -- you can enjoy gorgeous views of the greenery of the Tivoli Park and Rožnik (Flower Hill in English). These views are almost completely obstructed by other buildings and trees just one floor lower...
All stairways in the apartment building have handrails. Stairs and hallways are wide, clean and well maintained.
As soon as you enter the apartment you know that this will be an enjoyable stay. Only the finest materials, warm and elegant design, everything spotlessly clean and well maintained.
There is fine hardwood on the floor, lots of glass and mirrors, high ceilings and doors as from a movie picturing living in Paris.
Left of the entrance is a small utility with washer and dryer (not really worth a photo). Detergent and softener are included, so no need to worry about bringing your own. There is also enough space in there to store away your bags, suitcases and other items which you won't need every day.
Entrance hall -- entrance is on the left, the door in front is a guest toilet
Separate toilet near the entrance
Let's explore the apartment in the counterclockwise direction (yes, the apartment is a circle). Next space is kitchen.
What to say about the kitchen except that it's simply design magazine gorgeous. I don't know of any other short-term rental apartment in Ljubljana (ours included) that has such a beautiful and functional kitchen.
There is a built-in oven (elevated for convenience), a full size fridge with a freezer, a standard size dishwasher and a vitro ceramic cooker. Plus a microwave, hot water kettle, stick hand blender, juice squeezer and other things that you may or may not need in your Ljubljana apartment.
In the drawers you'll find enough plates, glasses, cups, crockery and cutlery for seven persons. Detergents and dishwasher tablets are stored under the sink, so that's covered too.
I love kitchen islands. They're so convenient and practical, especially if thay have both a sink and a cooker on the same surface. They make preparing meals a social and fun event.
Dining table is next to the kitchen island, so it's easy to serve meals and clean afterwords. The table is wide and long (ideal for six persons) which makes it also a great surface for board games if you'll bring some with you.
It's all one big space. And it's air-conditioned. Not that it gets very hot in the apartment in the summer months as these older buildings have really thick walls but it's definitely great to have a chance to cool down the apartment.
There is a brand new TV set in the apartment and, of course, wi-fi Internet. Everywhere you are in this spacious 101 square meters apartment (even on the balcony) you will have a strong wi-fi signal.
The sofa in the living room doubles as a bed. The fifth and sixth guest can sleep here comfortably. Another sofa creates a nice social area in this spacious and connected kitchen/living room space where you can enjoy conversations with your family or friends.
Continuing our tour 'against the clock' we step into the hallway which connects the living room and the first of two bedrooms. The first room on the left is bathroom. It's simple and relatively small, but lovely and elegant in my opinion.
Background lights on the ceiling create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Taking a relaxing bath after an exciting day in Ljubljana definitely feels good.
Master bathroom -- it can be accessed from the living room and from the bedroom you can see on the right photo
This bedroom has two single beds. If needed, they can be pulled together.
And then there's a master bedroom. It's not big but it certainly is cozy. It's also quiet and cool as it overlooks the courtyard and faces East.
There is a walk-in shower in the master bedroom (with a rain effect). I think that's a priviledge rarely seen in hotels and rental apartments, except in those top exclusive.
The balcony door has glass all the way to the floor as you can see below. This helps make the room bright and airy. There are a couple of garden chairs out on the balcony. (The apartment is non-smoking – as all our apartments are – but on the balcony smoking is permitted).
There is another separate toilet left of the entrance to the apartment. When we step out of the master bedroom and into the entrance hall is when we make a full circle around the apartment.
From master bedroom you have access to the balcony, shower and a separate toilet.
Walk-in shower adds a luxurious and romantic feel to the master bedroom.
Here we are at the end of our quick tour of the 2-bedroom Presernova apartment in Ljubljana. (BTW, the street got it's name from the famous Slovene poet France Presern... whose statue you can see at the Presern Square near Triple Bridge.)
Thank you for reading this. I hope I have offered a detailed and realistic picture of our 2-bedroom apartment at Presernova street 12 in Ljubljana.
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Our greeter Santa will be happy to give you all specific details about the apartment, about the location, how to get there and similar. When you book the apartment she will be available for you for any additional questions and when you arrive, she'll make sure that you have everything you need and that your stay is a comfortable and enjoyable one.