The Saint Ignatius Retreat House is an oasis of silence, peace and serenity in the heart of a capital city. It welcomes individual guests or organised groups who want a quiet place for their holidays.
The House, built in 1924, is a registered national cultural heritage monument, as it is the work of the architect Jože Plečnik, a famous Slovenian architect known for many other architectural works in Europe. In the center of Ljubljana there are other Plečnik’s merveilles. The most important are the Triple Bridge, the City Market and the National University Library.

The Rooms
The House has 15 rooms for guests. The guest rooms are bright, cosy, simple and modern. Each room has its own air conditioning and private toilet, complete with shower and hairdryer. Next to the bed, which is cosy in its warm colours, there is a mirror, a table and a wardrobe. The room can be darkened with a blackout curtain. Each room, although single, offers the possibility of opening up an additional standard-sized bed for a second guest. The second guest will also have his own table and wardrobe. Under both tables there is the internet connection, which is also available via the House’s wifi. One of the rooms is designed to accommodate a person with reduced mobility. In total the House can therefore accommodate 31 people.

Rooms for Meetings
The quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the house is favourable for business meetings. It is possible to book rooms for meetings. They offer a modern environment, including internet connection. They are available:

  • a room with audiovisual equipment for about 25 people,
  • two seminar rooms for about 15 people.

Dining room
Guests have at their disposal a bright and cosy common dining room, where a coffee and other hot drinks machine is available 24 hours a day.

There are two chapels inside the St Ignatius Retreat House. The entrance to the first one is near the reception desk: this is the Chapel of the Mercy of God and the Innocent Children. In this chapel, the tabernacle with the monstrance and the decoration of the pulpit is the work (and gift) of the Slovenian Jesuit Fr Marko Ivan Rupnik, and the Aletti Centre in Rome.
The chapel is located in a room where after World War II. used to be a gynaecological clinic. At first it was used as a delivery room, later (and lasting for more than a decade) it became the ‘Family Planning Institute’, serving as a room for performing abortions.

Our Lord’s Chapel on the third floor is reserved for the House guests. Robert Dolinar, the architect of the chapel, received an award for his work in 2011. On that occasion he wrote:
Simple forms and natural materials such as earth, wheat, wool, linen, wood, are close to everyday human life and every single element of the space.
The inscription on the walls represents one of the characteristics of God who dwells in the heart of man and in the midst of everything. The light coming from the walls, cracks and ceilings, reminds us of God’s gaze, which is poured over man’s wounds. We wanted to place all the elements of the space in a harmonious relationship with each other, because we believe that harmony is a reflection, the reflection of the face that a person constantly seeks.

The Saint Ignatius Retreat House also has a private parking zone and a park for guests.