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Hotel Galleria

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Right in the heart of the old pedestrian area of the city this is a roughly 3-400 year old refurbished property. The only drawback is no lift because of its historic status. The desk and front door closes at 9 PM but you get a key for late dining returns. We had a nice room on the first floor with an enclosed glass terrace with a door opening for ventilation. Outside the terrace there was some early morning conversation among the brick layers who are rebuilding the several patios. The staff was great and welcoming and breakfast was abundant.

I stayed at Hotel Galleria for a week in April. I chose this hotel mainly because there was nothing else available that week, for the entire week. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The deluxe room is not all that deluxe, but it was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was more than adequate with many choices of pastries, eggs, fruit, meats, and juices. A high quality coffee maker would make it perfect! Conveniently located just below the castle with many nice restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops all around. Would stay here again and would recommend to friends.

I’m not really quite sure where to begin with this review. I dislike leaving negative or unfavourable feedback, so I’ll list the 3 main pro’s & con’s of this hotel. Pros: 1. Fantastic location – approx 5 min walk down a main pedestrian area with plenty of restaurants to choose from and right into the heart of town. 2. Friendly and helpful staff – we encountered 3 or 4 members of staff during our stay, all of whom were friendly and helpful 3. WIFI – one of the best WIFI services I’ve had staying in a hotel….ever Cons 1. It’s an old building (400+ years) so there are going to be noises and bumps in the night that could wake you up. 2. Rooms at the front of the hotel can experience noise from passersby, the occasional truck/van and this can disturb your sleep. 3. General décor – my room (6) had a mixture of furnishings, none of which were befitting a 4 star hotel. If you’re going to put a divan bed in a hotel room, put a valance sheet on it to make it more attractive. Also, the curtains on the main window weren’t wide enough to cover the entire gap, meaning a lot of light from the street lamps came into the room after dark. It was only after the 2nd night of my 4 night stay (and trying to cobble together a temporary curtain using a bed spread and towel) did I realise there was a tatty roller blind on each window. These helped, but if you’re a light sleeper, request a room at the back of the hotel. The breakfast in the mornings wasn’t too bad. A selection of cereals, fresh fruit (the biggest grapes I’ve ever seen!) pastries, cheeses, cold meats, yogurts, nuts & dried fruit etc. The coffee was excellent. The little things though, matter. For the first two mornings there was a choice of brown or white bread to use in a (small) toaster, but after that there was only white available. I overheard another guest ask the staff member on duty that morning (who also doubles-up as the receptionist) if there was any more, the staff member sincerely apologised that they had run out. It wouldn’t have taken much to pop down to the local supermarket or bakery (of which there are plenty) to get some more. There wasn’t any on our 3rd or 4th mornings either – as I say, it’s the little things. Although I didn’t see any housekeeping staff, they are there as each day my room was made up as per my wishes. However, on a 4 night stay I would have expected clean sheets at least once. The bed was comfortable, if a little firm (you get used to it) however the pillows are very light and I needed two to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re sleeping with your other half, make sure you nick their pillow – you will need two each! In summary, this isn’t a 4 star hotel – not by my standards anyway (and I’ve stayed in some good’uns). It’s more of an adequate 3 star. This isn’t a reflection on the staff, as they were all very pleasant. The impression I have is that this is a recently sold/acquired property (renamed from the Antiq Hotel) and was ‘refurbished’ and now being run on a very tight budget. It all boils down to “Would I go back?” At the moment, no. If they tightened a few things up with standards, furnishings and services then maybe yes. If you’re just after a basic base for which to explore this beautiful, fascinating and wonderful city and country, then by all means go for it.

We had booked a Superior double Room with balcony. And when we arrived we got a dirty dark room with a stairwell ton the maids washing machines. We then got "Upgraded" to what they called a suite. My girl friend weren't really able to shower., cuz it was broken . The hairdryer was broken. The breakfast Is below average. The service is terrible. Don't ruin your holiday here.

Great location in the centre of the city - close to everything! Small, quiet and friendly. Loved it. Usually avoid such places whilst on business but this has made me think again. Made me feel that I was definitely in the most 'beautiful city of the world'! Better than a 'big brand' hotel any day.....

Location, ideal, near the river and a short walk to all the right places of interest. Now to the hotel its self, it has been completely refurbished I think about 2 years ago, it shows 4 stars, now how a hotel generally gets stars is by the amenities it has e.g a lift, 1 star, swimming pool two stars, restaurant etc, this hotel has no lift, no swimming pool etc, however it does not detract from the quality, bedrooms are large, mine was, large double bed, very comfortable, a separate lounge, one settee and a small table, no window, not used! the bathroom was separate, getting around this hotel one needs a map, there are rooms at all locations, down corridors up stairs, down passages etc, now to get into my room, open the door up one step, move into the lounge up another step, into the bedroom another step, bathroom up another set to the toilet and shower, for exercise you can't beat it!! all that said, great hotel, great location, breakfast all one needs to start the day - have a good one!

The hotel was very well situated on a quiet street near to the river. It was very central. The hotel was very good. It was a small hotel. It was beautifully furnished having recently been renovated. I had an economy room which had a tiny separate bathroom down the corridor and a tiny separate toilet at the top of the stairs leading down to the first floor. I would definitely go for an en suite. The room was small but very clean. Breakfast was adequate with juices, coffee and tea, hot sausages, eggs, cereals, meats, cheeses, Danish pastries and yoghurt. It was buffet style. The guy on reception during the day was extremely helpful. He sorted everything out. He was a star. Ljubljana was a stunningly beautiful place. Don't miss the river area at night when it comes alive with bars, restaurants and music. It was very atmospheric. A visit to Lake Bled - an hour or so north of Ljubljana - was a must see.

Our room (No. 6) was pleasant and overlooked the square. However the street lights were very bright and we had to improvise a curtain as a block on the side window; the curtains were hardly sufficient to cover all the main window. However the bed was comfortable and clean. The room was also clean and had a TV which could be tuned to a French station which broadcast in English. The bathroom had under-floor heating which was very welcome during our visit. The staff were welcoming and spoke good English. Our deal included breakfast which was the usual continental style but a cooked breakfast was on the menu if required. The hotel was pleasantly quiet which is what we wanted. To reach the hotel from the airport we used a taxi service and we had a very pleasant journey with the driver giving quite a lot of useful information - all for 9 Euros each. We asked the helpful hotel receptionist to arrange a day trip out to the Julian Alps to include Lakes Bled and Bohinj. We selected the company and they made it easy for us by their arranging it for us. All very interesting.

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in spring this year, we were immediately struck by the central location and the convenience of the hotel itself. The decor simple and classic and the staff were all really helpful. The room was ample size and the breakfast was perfect too so I can't recommend this hotel enough for the price we paid. Thanks

This hotel is in Ljubljana's old town very near the river. My suite was quite large with a nice bathroom (even though the shower was quite small). Hotel staff were always helpful and friendly. Breakfast buffet was good.

Gornji Trg 3 Ljubljana

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Nicholas Cathedral and Triple Bridge
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Hotel Galleria places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Triple Bridge. This 16-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Dragon Bridge and Ljubljana Castle are also within a short walk.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 16 recently renovated rooms feature minibars and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Hotel Galleria offers free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 35 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 387 reviews