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Trg Andrea Antico 7, Motovun 52424 Croatia
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Hotel Kaštel is a small exclusive hotel, situated in a 17th century old palace, on the very top of ancient medieval little town Motovun, in the heart of Istria.Almost every window of this fairytale hotel gives a marvelous view of central Istria’s scenery, the Mirna River valley and the famous Motovun vineyards. From dawn to dusk, a family atmosphere and a perfect view will comfort you. A Wellness experience filled with Istria's energy, its land, herbs, aromas, and tastes. Business meetings in an incredible ambience, with relaxation or activities in nature after work. Renowned Istrian cuisine in an authentic restaurant, in a magical garden, or on terraces with Istrian scenery. Hotel Kaštel offers accommodation in 33 rooms (Standard double rooms, Superior double rooms, Exclusive double rooms with balcony, hotel Suites) and we are able to accommodate up to 70 persons, 1 self standing Apartment house "Poli Kaštela", modern, fully equipped meeting rooms for organizing incentive and recreational activities in nature… Hotel is proud on his a là cartè restaurant and his creative kitchen based on istrian traditions and Istrian specialties, and will tell you the story about Teran and Malvazija wines from famous Motovun's wine yards, olive oil, truffles from the Motovun woods, and the unique istrian beef specialties (Boškarin)
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
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Indoor pool
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English, Croatian, German
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Ana-Marija wrote a review Jun 19
Varazdin, Croatia3 contributions
We went out for a dinner at this lovely restaurant. It has a very nice terrace, good food and excellent service. Our waiter Tomislav was very charming and friendly :) and provided us with good service. Thank you, we will come again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Christina B wrote a review Jun 18
22 contributions
We brought two groups to Hotel Kastel for dinner in June. Our server Tomislav was fantastic. He took great care of us, was charming and delightful. Our various dietary needs were accommodated and the food was stunning. Great atmosphere and service.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
JohnAnn B wrote a review Jun 16
Vancouver, Canada455 contributions208 helpful votes
The Kastel Hotel takes up most of the top of the mountain at Motovun. It is made by connecting several buildings to provide the checkin area, offices, a restaurant (the Palladio) and a breakfast buffet area, the bar, a rear deck area and enclosed pool, and of course the accommodation rooms over several floors. While we did not use it, there is also apparently a spa. There is also a front patio extension of the restaurant where if you are lucky, you can claim a table from which to watch the sunset. And if you are staying at the hotel, the restaurant provides a 10% discount. There is also a connecting shop selling wines, liquors/brandies, and condiments, which provides free tasting of the culinary and libationary delights of Istria. On arrival, we walked up the hill on the stone paved roadway and were greeted by hotel staff with water, wine, bread, cheeses and condiments, while our rooms were arranged. Our luggage was driven up by a small SUV, which also will transport those who have trouble negotiating the hill. A similar transport service was provided when we checked out. Our room was very large with two beds, a large bathroom and large shower, a foyer with plenty of storage space and a safe. With tile floors it was very clean, but a bit cold requiring tinkering with the thermostat. Our windows opened onto a alley between the hotel and the church and we could listen to the choir practice and they were very good. To close off the light there were gutters and darkening curtains. Our first night, we ate down the hill at the Entobutija restaurant which has one of the best sunset views; it really was beautiful. But we had our dessert of a chocolate soufflé, brandies and tea on the hotel patio, and it was delightful. I would strongly recommend the Kastel whenever you are staying in the vicinity.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dusan888 wrote a review Jun 5
Belgrade, Serbia27 contributions15 helpful votes
We have a lunch in these hotel and we can tell taj food is nice as also staff was friendly and helpful to give you all information about food and hotel information.Perfect presentation of the hotel from our host Tomislav and details what and when is the best period to visit Motovun. I recommend these place for visiting and if you like traditional Istrian food this is right place to try.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Important to know be careful with parking place for your car.
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Iva N wrote a review May 2022
Niagara Falls, Canada2 contributions
Excellent location, friendly staff, very good breakfast, perfect terrace for breakfast or dinner, and nice pool. We really enjoyed our weekend and will come back for sure. You can visit many interesting places in Istria or just enjoy Motovun, walking, tasting wine, and liqueurs in local wineries from this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Claudia B wrote a review Apr 2022
Turin, Italy5 contributions5 helpful votes
my dad was born in Motovun and in recent years when we come back we always stay at the Kastel hotel. Always delicious and comfortable. I hope to come back soon! The rooms are spotless and the staff are friendly and helpful. Those who drive the car that carries luggage and older people to the top are always very kind!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: all nice rooms. Better with a view of the square or the hills
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Colleen W wrote a review Jan 2022
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My husband and I had a fabulous experience staying at the Hotel Kastel in Motovun in early October 2021. We parked below in the church parking lot and were met by the very friendly driver who skillfully drove us to the top. When we arrived at the hotel desk, a young woman was dealing with another guest who was complaining vociferously about the lack of a view from his window. To her credit, she appeased the guest and by way of apologizing to us, booked us into a larger room with a view. We had arrived later in the evening but were still able to enjoy a wonderful meal with freshly shaved truffles on the outdoor patio, with lots of local wine and blankets. Our two night, three day stay was wonderful! The hotel is graciously appointed, the breakfasts are delicious and plentiful, and the staff is lovely and responsive. Motovun is a magical place and served as a central point from which we explored the richness of the Istrian Peninsula, from Pula to Grožnjan.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Make sure you review your room details if you are looking for a room with a view.
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Packedtogo2 wrote a review Sep 2021
Sacramento, California32 contributions3 helpful votes
Our recent stay at Hotel Kastel could not have been better. Check in was quick and efficient and our room was ready ahead of schedule. A very large room with plenty of plugs for phone, Ipad, etc. Dinner in the dining room was delicious. Staff made suggestions and assisted us in picking out a unique meal. Great selection for breakfast as well. They were informative and helpful. We arranged with the hotel to take us to a wine tasting and they readily accommodated us. Hotel is clean, on the top of the hill and easily walkable to other restaurants, shops and bars. Would highly recommend when in Motovun.
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Date of stay: September 2021
carmelo t wrote a review Sep 2021
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The scenery is breathtaking, the rooms beautifully designed, comfortable and clean. But, what makes this place truly special is the people who work there! We have never experienced such service anywhere else. They are exceptional! We have stayed at Hotel Kastel twice now, once for a night in 2018 and again for 5 when we returned for our daughter’s wedding in 2021. Both times we were treated as royalty. It is obvious that those who work there love and take pride in what they do. They are warm and welcoming from the moment you step in the door. As a wedding venue it must be one of the most picturesque places in the world. The wedding planner Erika and Tomislav who supervises the waiting staff went out of their way to make sure that every detail was perfect. They and their colleagues were hustling and smiling when we went to bed after the reception at 2:30 and were still hustling and smiling when we came down for breakfast in the morning! It was almost like a scene from a movie! We asked them if they ever slept! All of the wedding guests had a wonderful time! It was an experience of a lifetime and very affordable.
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Date of stay: August 2021
sheenan wrote a review Aug 2021
Brussels, Belgium7 contributions3 helpful votes
Motovun is amazing and the hotel is spot on at the top. It is small but well kept. On arrival they come to pick you up with your bags so you do t have to carry them around through the cobbled streets. The family room is very comfortable with stunning views. It is quiet at night. Breakfast is good, coffee could be better. The restaurant is ideally located on a square, under the shade of chestnuts trees. Staff is super nice and helpful. Clean rooms. Cute swimming pool. Good spa massage. All for a decent price.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
$122 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kastel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kastel?
Nearby attractions include Miro Tartufi (0.02 miles), Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (0.02 miles), and Ancient City Walls (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kastel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kastel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kastel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Konoba Mondo, Pod Napun, and Montona Gallery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Kastel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Kastel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Kastel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Kastel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Motovun.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Kastel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kastel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kastel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Servulus church (9.8 miles), Church of St. Mary of Mercy (9.8 miles), and Villa Polesini-Scampicchio (7.7 miles).