Castello Otočec *****
Recognised as one of the most enchanting hotels in the whole of Slovenia, it’s location is unique: an restored castle surrounded by high defensive walls and located on one of the islands in the Krka river. The Hotel Grad Otočec is surrounded by a large park created at the turn of the 19th century, whereas the first signs of the castle can be traced to 1252.The park is embellished by the indigenous and exotic trees, while the river contains around 32 species of fish, some of which are quite rare, and around 50 royal white swans. Among the luxurious halls and elegantly decorated rooms, a stay at the Otočec Castel allows guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of days gone by, while at the same time enjoying the services of a contemporary luxury hotel. Guests can also enjoy the fresh, creative and genuine cuisine inspired by local tradition, or take a relaxing break in the swimming pools of the nearby Hotel Šport. For more active holidays, there’s the Otočec sports centre and the renowned local golf course.
The 16 luxuriously furnished bedrooms and suites of the Otočec Castel consist of double rooms with views over the River Krka and the castle’s park, Junior Suites that in addition have a large lounge, Senior Suites with two separate bedrooms, and the Suite Superior room with a bedrooms and a meeting or reception room. The bedrooms and suites all have a hydro-massage bath, climate control, satellite TV, cabled internet connection, and a minibar.
The restaurant of the Otočec Castle is open all day till 10pm and guests can down outside during the warmer seasons. The menu consists of reinterpreted traditional dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Taster menus are also available.
The hotel's facilities and services include:
Otočec is the ideal starting point for excursions and visits to the numerous attractions of Dolenjska. These include the urban centre of Novo Mesto, with its famous fountain in the main square, the Museum of Dolenjska and the Jakčev Dom Gallery. Those who love nature tourism will be spoiled for choice, between excursions on the River Krka, in the four old-growth forests of Kočevje, or in the Gorjanci Mountains. Other things to see are the Pleterje Charterhouse, the only Carthusian community still active in Slovenia, the Trška Gora hill with the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, the town of Kostanjevica na Krki with its rich cultural patrimony, the town of Žužemberk and its monuments, and Stična with its monastery.
Adults pay € 2,50 per day.
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
18-hole golf course
Indoor swimming pool