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“Superb location! Good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Bed and Breakfast Petra Varl
Vodnikov trg 5a, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 47 Ljubljana B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hasselt, Belgium
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Superb location! Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had the red room. The room was nice and well equipped (flatscreen and DVD - welcome on the three rainy days we had). The kitchenette does'nt have a cooking-plate but there was a tosti-machine is perfect with the square sandwiches you'll find in the fridge. There is a Spar-supermarket nearby the dragon-bridge where we bought some cheese & ham to along our tosti.

The breakfast is indeed DIY and quite poor in fact (carton of milk and orange juice, sandwiches, marmelade-cups and butter-cups), Some cereal as well.

The location is superb in the old town across the central market.
Upon arrival, I've asked Petra if I could park our car in the little parkinglot (inner courtyard). That wasn't possible and I was suggested to park at the station (10min walk). Strange, there were several places left, so I expected this was possible when I read the reviews below...
Anyway, the parking at the station is quiet cheap (7€/day).

You get a cellphone (free) at your disposal in order to call Petra in case of a problem or extra breakfast supplies..

The entrance-door of hallway won't last longtime because you have to smash strongly in order to close it...

Room Tip: I suppose the yellow room would be better
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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12 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We arrived in the late afternoon to find instructions taped to the front door on how to access the room. Ana greeted us soon after and showed us the room- she was very friendly & the room is well fitted out. The breakfast is a DIY affair with cereal, milk, teas, bread and spreads supplied.
The room is so perfectly situated in a quiet courtyard but amazingly close to everything you'd want to see. If you park here be aware it gets very full and you might have trouble getting out. But considering the room as advertised as not having parking available, we were happy to be able to park at all.
Our stay was great up until the end. Preparing to check out, the inside handle fell off our door (something which had happened before and we'd been told was normal). We re-attached the handle & closed the door... And we're locked in the room. We called Ana who has the apartment next door and she wasn't in Ljubljana (not sure how we were meant to check out, then..) but that she would call a neighbour. So then we were left trapped and waiting in the room when we were meant to be on the road. This was the only downside of an otherwise great stay at this b&b - as we got let out they apologised sincerely and said they would be fixing the handle that afternoon. I suppose it just felt a bit like we'd been left to our own devices, it might have been nice to see Ana a bit more, but since it's a self-sufficient kind of situation I suppose it's ok.

Room Tip: The blue room was very cute and had a little balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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charlotte
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice B&B with a wonderful location next to main outdoor market. Can be hard to find if you're coming from train station since it's in a courtyard off the street and it just says B&B with no mention of Petra Varl. Nice rooms with small kitchenette that has milk, juice, bread, cereal for breakfast pretty basic continental breakfast. Our room, the yellow room had very squeaky floors. Nearby church bells can be loud. Our room on the third floor with high ceiling rooms lots of steps.
Seafood restaurant that you pass going into the courtyard is excellent. Nice bathroom very modern. They give you a cell phone to use and it's a straight 10 minute walk to train and bus station. Price was very good 60 euros a night especially coming from Venice hotel prices.

Room Tip: if they have room on 2nd floor, they call it the first floor you'll save some steps, not sure if...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Me and my teenage son stayed in Petra Varl for 3 night in June and absolutely loved it! Petra is very nice and accommodating, room was very clean and cozy, view from the window was very sweet! Everything was great. The kitchenette with small breakfast was exactly what we needed. Petra was very kind to give us cell phone for the use and also provided parking. The location is also perfect. Loved Petra Varl and Ljubljana, will be back! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This B&B is located in the downtown area near the river. The owner Ana is very friendly and helpful. There are restaurants, shopping and historical buildings within a 1-minute walk, it is not often you get that lucky!

If I wanted to come to Ljubljana again I would definately stay at Petra Varl again, it's very lovely.


  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zizers, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed in the red room for one night last summer. The owner spoke good English and gave us a nice welcome. The room itself was small but very nice. However, when we turned the bedsheets we happened to find blood everywhere - on the bedsheets and on the pillow cases.. Needless to say it wasn't ours as we had just arrived. We also found long black hair in the bathroom which obviously also hadn't been cleaned. We tried to tell the owner but did not find her all day. We stayed for the night but obviously the blood overshadowed our stay at this B&B - pretty disgusting actually! We left a note for the owner telling her that we were very disappointed but never heard from her. It was maybe just us having very, very bad luck as all the other reviews are positive but I would not recommend staying there after this bad experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

In November 2012, I stayed at Petra Varl for six nights. It's a great value and centrally located as it is right across from the main indoor/outdoor market and near the tourist information center in additon to many of the sites, e.g., tripe bridge, dragon bridge, etc.. Since Ljbuljana is a relatively compact city, I was able to walk to all destinations from there, in particular the train and bus stations. Petra and the rest of her family are extremely accomodating. However, it is not your typical bed and breakfast, as Petra supplies the food and you make the breakfast yourself. If you are not familar with a coffee press, you will become familar. I'd definitely stay there again if I was going to Ljublana.

Room Tip: There is only one room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vodnikov trg 5a, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
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Ranked #4 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Ljubljana
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Number of rooms: 2
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