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Hotel Kastel


About Hotel Kastel

The Hotel Kastel is located in the centre of one of the most beautiful towns in Europe - Motovun. A cosy, family hotel offering quality accommodation, gastronomic delicacies, complete relaxation and recreational and cultural opportunities.

The records reveal that the former palace, now Hotel Kastel, belonged to the Polessinis, a noble family of Italian origin, from Motovun. This is a family that played an important role in the political, social, economic, cultural and scientific life of Istria. The family moved to Italy at the end of the Second World War, where its descendants live today. The Polessini palace was renovated and converted into a hotel in the 1960s.

This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.

Since 1998, it has been privately owned and was given a complete renovation, enriching it with a variety of amenities. Today it houses a newly-built spa centre, all rooms have been refurbished as has the restaurant, terrace and kitchen. Some rooms have their original stucco decorations from the 17 century and decorative embossed mouldings that present the theme of four seasons, evidence of the original construction of the Polessini Palace. The windows of this fairytale structure offer various views of Motovun and the landscape of central Istria, the Mirna River valley, famous Motovun vineyards, the Motovun town square and its streets.

Accommodation: the hotel consists of 33 rooms, which can accommodate up to 70 people.

  • 22 standard double rooms and 3 standard single rooms,
  • 3 superior double rooms,
  • 3 exclusive double rooms with balcony
  • 2 hotel apartments.

  • Accommodation is also offered in the stand-alone apartment house Poli Kaštela which is approximately 20 meters from the hotel and has an unforgettable view of the valley of the Mirna River.

All accommodation units have a satellite LCD TV, a telephone with the possibility of direct dialling, wireless Internet and central heating. Each room has a bathroom with bathtub or shower and a hairdryer. The superior and exclusive rooms and the hotel apartments have air-conditioning, and the exclusive rooms have a balcony or terrace.

Facilities: "Surrender yourself to a SPA experience, full of peace yet filled with strength and energy of the Istrian land, its plants, scents, touches..." Experience a spiritual transformation, rest and rejuvenation. Enjoy meditation, care and relaxation. The wellness centre has a modern interior with an addition of stone Istrian shades, while the harmony of the area is enriched with natural light, which blends with the scents and authentic decorations of the area.

The Wellness & SPA centre spreads across approximately 430 m2 and offers:

  • A covered swimming pool with hydro-massage and waterfalls with a beautiful view of the greenery of the garden and the Motovun landscape.
  • Sauna Oaza (Finnish – dry sauna and Turkish steam bath, both with chromo-therapy, Kneipp tubs, Shower experience, Relax area with chromo-therapy and the starlit sky with naturally warm drinks and fresh fruit)
  • Two areas for massages, treatments, baths
  • Wellness garden - the garden is just outside the Wellness & SPA centre which is an ideal place for relaxation. Because of the mild climate, you can stay in the garden most of the year and enjoy the rich nature, the view of the old city walls and the magical landscape of Motovun.

The hotel is proud of its a la carte restaurant, Palladio, which offers a combination of modern, creative and traditional Istrian cuisine. Along with many specialties, get acquainted with the authentic story of Istrian delicacies and the culture of life in this region. Try truffles, an unusual and mysterious tuber found in the depths of the Motovun forest, Istrian prosciutto and unique meals made from pasta, game and Istrian beef along with excellent Istrian wine. Hotel Kaštel is located in a palace from the 17th century which gives the premises a unique note. The interior area of the a la carte Palladio has air-conditioning and central heating so it is suitable for gastronomic gatherings in the summer and winter months.

  • Small & Friendly
  • 21-50 rooms
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for walking
  • Ideal for fly drives


"Absolutely loving Motovun; super town, Hotel Kastel is exceptional"

C Mitchell, UK, August, 2019

"Amazing country, amazing holiday. Package helpfully and expertly put together by rediscover to meet my many requirements. Is always slightly challenging for us to find suitable accommodation as a father with two older teens, so I really appreciate the effort that was made to find us proper triple rooms in friendly family run hotels in amazing locations. If I had been a bit more sensible, we should probably have cut out the one night stays (2 nights in Dubrovnik rather than 3 would have been adequate), but had we done so we would have missed out on the amazing hotel in Motovun for example, and I loved everywhere we stayed."

E Hunter, UK, August, 2015



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