When traveling, there is something special about staying in a hotel that lives and breathes the history of the area and is an integral part of it – heritage hotels make sure that the history they are carrying within is perfectly preserved. Being fully immersed in the culture and specificities of the location visiting, gives an additional dimension to your stay, bringing the whole travel experience to another level. We bring you 5 beautiful heritage hotels in Croatia that will make your stay just magical.
1. Armerun, Šibenik
Right at the seafront of one of the most beautiful cities on the Adriatic coast, Šibenik, the newly opened hotel Armerun is the perfect place to stay in when exploring the city of King Krešimir. A part of the historical complex, the exceptional heritage hotel brings together the traditional Dalmatian style with luxury and contemporary design, offering the guests best of the both worlds.
During the renovation in agreement with conservators to preserve the historical quality of the space, many interesting artefacts were found – now owned by the Museum of the City of Šibenik, they are displayed in the hotel for the guests to enjoy. Only few steps away from the Cathedral of St. James, an architectural masterpiece included in the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage List, Armerun will cater to all of your senses – in the wonderful hotel’s restaurant Buta you can indulge in traditional delicacies while enjoying the most beautiful view at the sea.
2. Maskovica Han – Vrana
Located at the Vrana Lake, the largest natural lake in Croatia that is designated as a nature park and protected for its biodiversity and natural beauty and only a 10 minute drive from the Adriatic Sea, the history of Maškovića Han goes way back to the year 1644. Its story started when Jusuf Mašković, a supreme admiral of the Turkish fleet and a high dignitary on the Sultan’s court originally from Vrana started the construction of his summer residence.
Today’s hotel is situated on its archeological setting together with the Turkish hamam from the 17th century with each room featuring beautiful stone wall that was part of the original building. And if you’d like to learn more about the impressive history of the place, you can visit the museum incorporated in the complex.
3. San Rocco, Brtonigla
The beautiful family hotel San Rocco at the Croatian peninsula Istria encompasses all the best the area has to offer – from setting and accommodation to the gourmet experience. The carefully renovated traditional estate of the Fernetich family was transformed into luxurious holiday resort, combining the charm of the old and the new.
Surrounded by olive groves and a beautiful park, San Rocco is also well known for the exquisite gourmet experience it offers in its highly regarded restaurant, including the family-produced oil and wines making it an excellent choice for your Istrian adventure.
4. Heritage Villa Nobile, Dubrovnik
The wonderful boutique hotel Heritage Villa Nobile will make you feel like being part of the Dubrovnik nobility in the old times. Perfectly located, few steps from the Old Town but secluded at the same time so you have your privacy, the 18th century villa was luxuriously renovated up to the highest standards.
The villa boasts beautiful garden full of flowers and greenery where you can enjoy your breakfast with the view at the entrance of the old town, the famous Dubrovnik walls and the sea – the most perfect place to start the day in the magical Dubrovnik.
5. Judita Palace Heritage Hotel, Split
Located at the main square in the historical center of the beautiful Split, just next to the Diocletian’s Palace, the charming Judita Palace Heritage Hotel is excellent place from which you can explore this amazing, historic city.
Overlooking the bustling Pjaca Square, the beautiful heritage is an ideal place to say for anyone who likes to feel the heartbeat of the city. A true treat for anyone who loves history and culture, on the elevations of the four-storey historical building you can see the traces of the cultural periods in Europe: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. The interior design follows the grace of the exterior, adding the extra layer of luxury combining the influences of the old and the contemporary for the most enjoyable stay.