Today Kongres Magazine has evaluated 13 of the best Boutique Meeting Hotels. Here are the top ten:
1. VILA MENEGHETTI Bale, Croatia
A truly special place in the estate is the table set under the 100 – year-old oaks with views over the surrounding vineyards. As an ensemble the estate the estate feels like an island that has been dropped onto the mainland, a place where time has stopped and you are instantly relaxed. Everything here is to an extremely high standard, but at the same time oozing genuine warmth.
2. HOTEL TOWNHOUSE 27 Belgrade, Serbia
A modern hotel in a picturesque historic building dating back to 1929. It is beautifully furnished and has excellent room facilities. Everything is stylish about this hotel and the support and excellent service from all the staff makes it very special.
3. SQUARE NINE HOTEL Belgrade, Serbia
Elegant, modern and sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Old City of Belgrade with an extremely good restaurant attached. The swimming pool is one of the coolest designed we know of. Finest food, elegant service and special attention to every detail.
3. HOTEL PUČIĆ PALACE Dubrovnik, Croatia
Contrary to what is often experienced in corporate hotel companies, at the Pučić Palace, you will be treated with special attention and a very personalised service. It is suitable for small groups of demanding guests, who will get to know Dubrovnik from a great hotel experience. If you have deep pockets this hotel definitely won’t let you down.
4. HOTEL BEVANDA Opatija, Croatia
It started out as a superb restaurant, to which a hotel offer was added in the last year. The prime location and superior design overlooking the Kvarner Bay can also be a venue for very special events.
5. HOTEL CUBO Ljubljana, Slovenia
The hotel is perfectly located and feels brand new. Everything about the room and the hotel is very modern and beautifully designed. The standard of food and service is top notch. The hotel is elegant and über-modern, almost a design hotel.
6. SAN ROCCO Brtonigla, Croatia
San Rocco was created from an old, restored Istrian family business, while at the same time maintaining the atmosphere of the medieval town. For four years running (2007-2010) the hotel was acknowledged and honoured as Croatia’s best boutique hotel.
7. HOTEL VANDER Ljubljana, Slovenia
This urban oasis offers tranquility right in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town. The hotel is a modern reflection of the city and a completely new hotel experience unprecedented in Ljubljana. This is best confirmed by its recognition and classification on the prestigious list of the 154 best hotels in the world by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
8. HOTEL PLESNIK Logarska dolina, Slovenia
The hotel is set in the idyllic natural surroundings in one of Slovenia’s most beautiful alpine valleys and combines nature conservation with the life of the locals in a unique way. Solčavsko received the 2009 EDEN award.
9. HOTEL 9 Zagreb, Croatia
Trendy, quiet hotel in Zagreb. Rooms are well proportioned and decorated following a colour scheme. A stylish environment, breakfast on the roof terrace and smooth service.
9. KENDA MANOR Idrija, Slovenia
The mighty renovated building, of the former Kenda homestad revived the spirit of ancient times.The serenity of the house, with touches of the past and small attentions at evry step, defines this exceptional hotel.
10. HOTEL BOŠKINAC Pag, Croatia
Beautifully situated on a hill in Novalja surrounded by a dense pine forest and close to a vineyard and an olive grove, Hotel Boškinac offers carefully decorated accommodation with handmade furniture. Unwind completely far from the urban noise and enjoy the scent of pine trees, bay plants, jasmine, sage, incense, mint and fresh hay.
WHAT IS A BOUTIQUE HOTEL?
The region is experiencing a real boom of small, boutique hotels. Among them are some that are more than suitable for smaller events. In the editorial board and with the help from our readers we have selected some of the best ones based on the following criteria:
- Minimum 5 boutique guest rooms for a total of minimum 10 participants
- Small meeting room or adequate space for minimum 10 participants
- Specificity that makes the hotel a boutique one (authenticity, design, cuisine)
- Private ownership / a family business
- Excellent cuisine, selected drinks and individuality
- Special, intimate atmosphere