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.
Records reveal that this former palace belonged to the Pollesni family who were of Italian origin. This family played an important role in the political, social, economic, cultural and scientific life of Istria. The Pollesni Palace was renovated and converted into a hotel in the 1960s.
Since 1998, it has been privately owned and was given a complete renovation. All rooms were refurbished as well as the restaurant, terrace and kitchen and a spa centre was added. Some rooms have the original 17th century stucco decorations and decorative embossed mouldings that present the theme of four seasons. 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.
The hotel consists of 33 rooms, a mixture of Standard singles & doubles, Superior doubles, Exclusive doubles (with balcony), & apartments. Accommodation is also offered in the stand-alone apartment house Poli Kaštela which is approximately 20 metres from the hotel and has an unforgettable view of the valley.
All accommodation units have a satellite LCD TV, telephone, 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.
The Perunika restaurant is where the buffet breakfast is served. The hotel is proud of its a la carte restaurant, Quieto, which offers a combination of modern, creative and traditional Istrian cuisine. 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.
Wellness & spa centre offers an indoor swimming pool with hydro-massage and waterfalls with a beautiful view of the garden and the Motovun landscape; Finnish dry sauna and Turkish steam bath, both with chromo-therapy, Kneipp tubs, relaxation area. There are two areas for massages, treatments, baths & a Wellness garden just outside the spa centre.
C Mitchell, UK, August, 2019
E Hunter, UK, August, 2015