IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
The resort is situated in a quiet location in the middle of the vineyard region and 15 km from the city of Varaždin, making it the northernmost Croatian health resort. The site is located on the protected area of the Mura River, which seems to live in harmony with nature. With the development of sustainable tourism in 2006 it was declared a European destination of excellence. A specialty of the site are its vine-loaded hillsides full of vineyard cottages and tourist farms, which make the landscape especially attractive.
The hotel is accessible by the main regional road from Varaždin, just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian-Croatian border. As most guests come by car there is an enormous amount of free hotel parking, with a garage available at an additional charge. For guests arriving by plane Zagreb Airport is advisable, which is just an hour and a half drive away, or Graz, from which it takes an hour and fifty minutes.
COLD APETISER – Architecture and Aesthetics
The hotel is defined by contemporary architecture, which is trying to please the taste of most guests. Modern architecture, a solid external appearance and good hotel functionality, with the icing on the cake being the greenness as far as the eye can see: on one side a golf course, on the other woods, elsewhere meadows and vineyards.
WARM APPETIZER – Staff and Culinary Art
Definitely the best part of the story come through the professional staff. A buffet breakfast is solid and with a range of choices, although the breakfast room is a bit cold and impersonal. Beyond this, the hotel’s vineyard landscape location means there is no shortage of top agro-tourism and other rich culinary offerings. In order to taste the best local wines, you do not need to go out of the hotel. However, to ‘experience’ the best local wines a visit to one of the surrounding wine houses is recommended as an additional authentic experience of Međimurje.
MAIN COURSE – Congress hotel offer
The hotel boasts a pleasant appearance of hotel rooms, which impresses with spaciousness, but to a lesser extent with the quality of the materials used. The rooms, however, offer exactly what guests expect from such a hotel. The ambitiously designed conference centre accommodates up to 450 participants in the largest multifunctional hall, Mura. Next to it are four smaller meeting rooms. It is a well-equipped conference centre. In the hotel they have taken good care of innovative teambuilding programmes with a special emphasis on sports programmes, which are otherwise rarely seen in hotels of the region.
DESSERT – Additional offer
Golf course with nine holes, which due to heated meadows is also suitable for playing in winter.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Location of the hotel itself attracts mostly guests arriving with their own transportation. Also, on the website you will only find instructions for road access.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The architecture of the hotel: for an average user, this architecture is enough light, colourful and lively. For meeting planners the resort is ideal because of the extensive additional offer. Even in the case of a multi-day conference there is enough choice for a varied programme.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
At the beginning of the year, the management of the hotel was taken over by the hotel chain Lifeclass. With their vast experience in the field of congress tourism, we believe that the resort will be re-positioned on the new map of conference and in particular incentive destinations. The hotel itself is well designed and except for minor cosmetic changes they will not have a difficult job. It is complemented by the offer of 120 apartments, which puts it in a suitable location for medium to large conferences of up to 300 participants. The hotel teamed with the authentic surroundings is designed in such a way to offer a very competitive and different conference experience.