About Degenija Hotel
The Hotel Degenija Hotel and Restaurant are situated in Selište Drežničko village on the D1 motorway in the direction of Zagreb - Slunj - Plitvička jezera, 4 kilometers from Entrance no.1 of Plitvice Lakes National Park. The Degenija Hotel is a high quality 4* hotel with 20 rooms, a reception, a breakfast hall, lobby, café bar, wireless access on the premises and parking. There is a restaurant next to the hotel with a wide offer of specialties. There are 4 more rooms on the restaurant's first floor plus 4 rooms in a house located next to the hotel (the annexe).
The hotel is situated in the midst of idyllic scenery which is a guarantee of relaxation and peace. If you are planning to visit the National Park Plitvice lakes and enjoy the charm of the countryside, Degenija Hotel is a perfect place to stay overnight. It is situated only 4 km from the gate of Plitvice lakes National Park. Baraćeve spilje (the Barać Caves) are only 10 km away and Rastoke, a village with water-mills in Slunj, is 20 km away.
Facilities: the offered specialties of the Degenija restaurant generally include meat, which is also characteristic of this area. The house specialties are fresh trout from Gacka and filled veal rolls in a mushroom sauce with home-made noodles. There is a terrace with a gorgeous panoramic vista of surrounding villages interspersed by lowlands and forest-covered hills. There are 60 seats on the terrace and 90 seats in an air-conditioned indoor part of the restaurant. Delicious food and a high-quality service in tranquil surroundings and invite you to come again.
"Diverse and rich a-la-carte menu: home-made cheese, Lika cheese (basa), domestic smoked ham (pršut) and hot sausage with paprika (kulen), various soups, grilled food, steak, turkey in gorgonzola, steak and various pasta. We also offer pizza baked in a bread oven and recommend our home-prepared plum brandy (šljivovica). In the winter period, ready-made meals are on the menu, such as Lika lunch, thick bean soup (grah) and pickled cabbage, goulash, sarma (cooked pickled cabbage stuffed with minced meat) etc. "
We also recommend a tour to the beautiful town of Bihać in neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina (30 km). Plitvice lakes and Rakovica are great for active holidays: hire a bike and explore the magnificent country riding along the marked bike trails, take a walking tour or have a swim in Korana river during the hot summer days near the hotel (400 m). Winter specials are sledging and skiing at the Mukinje ski-resort, 6 km away.
"There are no words which could describe the beauty and the harmony of this area, therefore come, experience and be a part of this pristine and intact countryside".
"Plitvice Degenija - everything about this hotel was excellent - staff, grounds , food, etc"
D Smith, June, 2015
"We just returned from our Croatia Fly/Drive trip yesterday, and I wanted to waste no time in letting you know what a wonderful time Dave and I had. (I will also submit feedback to Responsible Vacations so they know what a great experience we had and a great job you did.) We were so impressed by how smoothly everything went - transfers were prompt, service and friendliness exceptional, and hotel choices were perfect in location, style, and overall comfort. You were so easy to work with from the start, and very flexible and responsive in meeting our needs and answering questions. We so much appreciate everything, and look forward to working with you on additional trips in the future. Thank you!!!"
E Snow, July 2013
"The suggested itinery provided by Andy was excellent, and a good start to work with to plan our days which were very full and thoroughly enjoyable. The car hire was fabulous and gave us the freedom to explore such a beautiful country. Travelling slightly out of season meant that we avoided the crowds which I can imagine would have spoilt our trip had we gone a month earlier. We did a lot in a relatively short space of time and has given us the apetite to return in the future."
H Beck, October 2014
"We'd just like to thank you for such a well organised holiday you gave us and from which we have just come back from Croatia. The hotels were well chosen - plenty of variety - the routes were well thought out - very scenic - and the local knowledge and research was evident everywhere."
L Needham, August 2016
"The visit to Plitvisc lakes and falls were absolutely spectacular. Driving on the open roads is simple and easy. Through the towns can a little more nerve raking. Having a couple of nights in each place helped keep the pace realistic. Be prepared for limited ability for laundry other than the hotel services. Having 3 nights in Trogir was a little more than needed and would have been better 3 nights based in or nearer to Split as this was where most sights were. Overall it was a very interesting experience and well worth it. Croatia is a beautiful country with plenty of natural sights. Being just before the tourist season had its benefits with things being less busy. Just a few times things were not yet open. Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend."
G Emblen, April, 2015
"outstanding location, exceptional staff and excellent accommodation."
T Lambie, May, 2017
"The entire holiday was wonderful, more than we had imagined. Croatia is a very beautiful country. Every town/city we visited was a picture postcard. One of our memorable events was taking the ferry from Trogir to the small island of Drvenik Veli. After walking in the sun for 1 hour to a fish restaurant we came to the end of the road and a small building which turned out to be a private residence. We had walked in the wrong direction. The owner of the home turned out to be a journalist from Germany. We had a great visit with her, swam in the Adriatic at her private beach and then she drove us to the restaurant that would have been a 2 hour walk in the sun. It was a great afternoon, wonderful food and interesting company. Don't hesitate to visit the smaller islands on day trips. Learn about the history of each place through walking tours. Relax and enjoy the coast and swimming in the Adriatic. The island of Mljet is definitely worth a visit. We talked to many local people and bought their goods, such as fresh figs, sugared almonds and homemade Grappa. We also went to Konoba restaurants wherever we could to support family businesses. Excellent. We highly recommend this type of holiday to anyone travelling to Croatia. Driving is easy. Don't hesitate to do it. It is breath taking to drive along the coast."
R Browne, September 2013
"Staff good and breakfast good and room lovely. This spoilt us I think. Nice covered Terrace but restaurant very crowded and busy and food not up to scratch. National park good but don't send people there on a Sunday. (This was our only full day there) It was mayhem. Scenery stunning though."
V Copper, Sept 2016
"Ace place. Finding this place was surprisingly difficult given its location on the main road. There are a number of signs saying hotel Degenija in large bold letters which draw you in only to notice after leaving road that underneath in tiny writing it says 1 km , 500 km etc. IT would be better to tell people to look a sign saying PLUM restaurant on the right. Plum is part of the hotel."
M Fenner, July, 2017
"All arrangements and hotels were excellent. Everything ran smoothly. However, for the benefit of future clients please note that Hotel Derossi in Trogir and Hotel Tuttorosso in Rovinj do not have car parking facilities and public car parks have to be used - this cost 18 for the two nights at Derossi and 30 approx in Rovinj! Also, finding some of the hotels was something of a challenge - even though we had a sat nav in use. Perhaps some more detailed driving directions would be advantageous. Hotel Villa Nova in Hvar is in the complex of old alleyways and a car cannot get near it. We had to do a lot of asking to find it. Anyway, these are just my thoughts, the whole holiday was terrific, and thank you very much for organising it."
J Vause, May 2013