Having organized a 4-day weekend getaway from Vienna for my international group of 12 friends I feel like having hit the jackpot with choosing to stay at Stancija Mani. We thoroughly enjoyed the rustic charm of this gem of an Istrian country home. It was perfectly well suited to us enjoying a few relaxed days peppered with excursions throughout Istria. We appreciated its remote location off the main road in the heart of the peninsula, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the province’s overrun touristy coast. Everywhere around Istria is within easy reach by car, and the nearby villages of Kanfanar and Zminj offer opportunities for shopping as well as dining in cozy local restaurants. The property’s shared communal space (Konoba) with ample space, large attached kitchen, and cozy fireplace proved to be perfect for spending long evenings playing games, roasting marshmallows on the open fire, playing music, and even dancing thanks to the good sound system. Thanks to this people were free to socialize late into the night without disturbing anyone who felt like sleeping early. The hosts Zahra and Karin were fantastically hospitable and gave us lots of advice on where to visit, eat, and shop around Istria, pointing out less than obvious places that we would have otherwise missed. We appreciated their suggestions a lot and were not disappointed by any of them. As far as the rooms go perhaps one thing to keep in mind for couples/groups who want to share one of the larger houses is that privacy is somewhat limited due to the fact that the walls of the individual rooms don’t reach the ceilings on the upper floors of the buildings so noise can be heard and light can be seen from the neighboring “compartment”. All in all we were very pleased with our stay and will certainly consider it again as a destination for our next group journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stancija Mani, holiday apartments in the secluded surroundings of our traditional Istrian country house near the historic towns of Žminj and Kanfanar, and close to Rovinj. The holiday homes at Stancija Mani are built according to age-old traditions using local stone, combining contemporary and ancient architectural elements, materials and aesthetics. Open all year round, the property is ideally located for a peaceful holiday in the countryside. It is close to stunning Adriatic beaches and is a good starting point for outings to the cities, villages and culinary delights Istria has to offer. ... more less
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