When visiting the
magical city of Ljubljana the best place to stay is right in the heart of the
Old City, but how about taking that one step further and staying in one of the
city’s oldest buildings? Our two bedroom Wolfova Street apartment in Julija’s
Palace allows you to do exactly that and it really is located in the heart of
the Old City, on Preseren Square. But that’s not all, this building has an
interesting past that it would like to share with guests too, involving a very
strong link to Slovenia’s most famous poet. It doesn’t get much better than
Discover the story behind 4 Wolfova Street – Julija’s Palace – and how Slovenia’s favorite poet, France Preseren, found inspiration here from his muse, Julija Primic. And now, read on for more details of this spacious and bright apartment.
You may have heard it
before, a hotel or an apartment that’s ideally located in the heart of the Old
City. Well, with this apartment we can truly say that it doesn’t get much
better than this. The building is mere steps from Preseren Square and many of
the windows in this apartment face the square allowing guests to really be
close to the ambiance and events that take place on this square throughout the
year. That’s not to say you’ll be disturbed by what’s going on, if you don’t
want to be, because all windows are well sound proofed, allowing you to shut
out the atmosphere if you choose to.
Enjoy the views of Preseren Square and Ljubljana Castle in the distance and when there’s a special event taking place on the square you can be the first to arrive. Concerts and other events happen over the summer while in the winter the square becomes a winter wonderland with its beautiful festive lighting and Christmas celebrations.
Sit and enjoy the view over Preseren Square. You can see the castle up on Castle Hill in the background.
During the Christmas period the square is beautifully decorated and events attract many hundreds of visitors.
know which building is Julija’s Palace because there’s a statue of her mounted
to the exterior wall, just above the front doors. The beautiful original solid
wood doors open into a large reception room where a wide staircase takes you up
a floor to the common hallway. There’s no elevator here, but the wide and
fairly shallow tread of the stairs makes it easy to bring your baggage up.
The common hallway is a beautiful space filled with architectural arches and detailed floor tiles, all features that were meticulously restored by the owners. There are doors to both the one bedroom and two bedroom apartments off this hallway.
The wide stairs and arches give the building a grand and elegant feel.
Period furniture lines the hallway and the floor tiles have a beautiful insert.
From the common
hallway you’ll enter the apartment into a reception hall that leads to all
rooms within the apartment. At one end of the hallway are four spacious closets
providing ample space for hanging clothes and for storing shoes and suitcases.
There’s even an iron and ironing board here for your use.
Even the apartment’s hallway features traditional furniture.
Even the apartment’s hallway features traditional furniture.
The living room is
spacious and bright, and is characterized by period furnishings many of which
have been in the owner’s family for generations. Other pieces were specially
picked for the apartment, insuring that all items are true to the 19th
century Biedermaier rustic style – wooden and handmade.
There are two sofas in the living room, one of which is a sofa bed. A desk provides a place to sit and check the internet, using the apartment’s Wi-Fi, and there’s a table that could be used for dining or maybe a game of cards. At one end of the living room is the flat screen TV with cable.
the dual aspect windows, plenty of natural light floods into the room.
Family games or perhaps a fun game of cards can be played on the living room table.
The lovely rustic
styled kitchen in our two bedroom Wolfova Street apartment has a real “heart of
the home” feel to it. Plenty of cabinets provide space to store your food and
there’s also ample worktop space for preparing your meals. An oven, microwave,
dishwasher, toaster and all the crockery, cutlery, and pots and pans you could
need are all provided for you. The dining table can remain compact if there are
only four guests staying here, but for larger families or groups it can be
extended to provide seating for six people.
The kitchen is another lovely bright room and its window faces into the glazed balcony where there are two additional chairs for extra guests.
Much attention to detail went into this kitchen, including little flower details on the handles, seat cushions and tiles.
kitchen and both bedrooms are at the back of the building facing into the
glazed balcony. With its row of windows overlooking the inner courtyard this is
a great place to sit and relax, enjoying the breeze and the peace and quiet
that it offers.
This long glazed balcony provides lots of additional living space.
Sit and watch the birds in the trees, or read a good book.
master bedroom is a great size and features a comfortable double bed as well as
a reclining leather armchair where you can kick back and relax after a day of
sightseeing. There’s a large closet in the room with ample hanging space, and
night stands on either side of the bed with a lamp on each side for mood
lighting. Talking of mood lighting, special attention was given to lighting
throughout the apartment so that most of the rooms have the option to create
your own ambiance by adjusting the brightness of the lights. The master bedroom
also has black-out curtains so you can shut the light out and enjoy a sleep-in!
There’s a pleasant view out to the glazed balcony and beyond from this bedroom.
You’ll never be short of hanging space for your clothes in this bedroom.
The second bedroom is a little smaller than the master
but still a great size. Most importantly the double bed is very comfortable and
there is mood lighting and AC.
Our two bedroom
Wolfova Street apartment features a large bathroom that provides plenty of
space for everyone and includes two wash basins and lots of storage space for
your toiletry items. There is no bath tub but the walk-in shower more than
makes up for this and the heated floor keeps your toes warm while the heated
towel rail is a great spot to hang your towels. The bathroom is also where
you’ll find the apartment’s washer and dryer and there’s even a hair dryer
fighting over the wash basins here as there are two of them!
You can see the walk-in shower on the left and the toilet is on the other side of the shower wall.
To make your stay as
pleasant as possible there are a number of other features we didn’t get around
to mentioning above. There’s air conditioning in every room to keep the
apartment cool in the summer months. The beds are the luxurious, ergonomic
types that include fluffy down pillows and duvets though we’ll happily provide
non-allergenic pillows if you need them. This is a great apartment for anyone
visiting Ljubljana with children, as there’s plenty of space for everyone. Let
us know if you need a crib or high chair and we can also make sure there are
toys waiting for the little ones.
And, if you’re interested in reading the works of France Preseren, a booklet of his poems (translated into English) is provided in the apartment.
It’s not every day
that you have the opportunity to stay in an historic building with such an
interesting past. This 2-bedroom apartment really is unique and, when you
consider its unbeatable location as well, it’s among our most popular rental
apartments in Ljubljana. Contact us now to check availability and to make your