Based on 133 hidden guests’ ratings, which have been published in the Kongres Magazine, we have selected the winners of the MEETING STAR AWARD 2016.
– 5 categories, 12 hidden guests
– 465 evaluation criteria
– 45 City Meeting Hotels evaluated
– 38 Resort Meeting Hotels evaluated
– 16 Spa Meeting Hotels evaluated
– 16 Boutique Hotels evaluated
– 18 Congress and Convention Centres evaluated
Today we evaluated 16 boutique meeting hotels and here is our top ten:
Rovinj, Croatia 4.87
1. HOTEL ADRIATIC
Hotel Adriatic is a synonym for a contemporary boutique designe hotel with state-of-the-art restaurant and fully stocked bar. It is suitable mainly for smaller and more demanding groups. The hotel can be a great starting point for many different programmes in Istria. We easily imagine a smaller but more demanding incentive group that will combine the services of Maistra. Superb, if not superior boutique hotel that will impress you as well as you congress guests.
Bale, Croatia 4.85
2. VILA MENEGHETTI
A truly magical 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 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.
Ljubljana, Slovenia 4.82
3. HOTEL CUBO
The hotel is perfectly located and feels brand new. This ‘Boutique Hotel’ not only builds its profile and reputation among modern nomads through design trends and comfort, but it also focuses on an excellence of service and the attention given to each guest.
Everything about the rooms and the hotel communal spaces is very modern and beautifully designed. The standard of food and service is top notch too. The hotel is elegant and über-modern, almost a design hotel.
Belgrade, Serbia 4.81
4. HOTEL TOWNHOUSE 27
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 of the staff makes it very special. The essence of the hotel is its exceptional friendliness. Rooms are perfectly maintained and clean as a whistle.
Belgrade, Serbia 4.79
5. SQUARE NINE HOTEL
An elegant, modern and sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Old City of Belgrade with an extremely good restaurant attached. Finest food, elegant service and special attention to every detail. And the swimming pool is one of the coolest designed that we know of.
Dubrovnik, Croatia 4.79
5. HOTEL PUČIĆ PALACE
The opposite of what can often be experienced in corporate hotels, 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 through a great hotel experience. If you have deep pockets this hotel definitely won’t let you down.
Opatija, Croatia 4.77
6. HOTEL BEVANDA
It started out as a superb restaurant, to which a hotel offer was added over the last year. The prime location and superior design overlooking the Kvarner Bay can also be a venue for very special events.
Brtonigla, Croatia 4.74
7. SAN ROCCO
San Rocco was created from an old, restored Istrian family business and managed to capture the atmosphere of the medieval town. For four years running (2007-2010) the hotel was acknowledged and honoured as Croatia’s best boutique hotel. That speaks for itself.
Ljubljana, Slovenia 4.72
8. HOTEL VANDER
An urban oasis that offers tranquility right in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town. Unprecedented in Ljubljana the hotel is a modern reflection of the city and a completely new hotel experience. This is most clearly attested to by its recognition and classification on the prestigious list of the 154 best hotels in the world by the Condé Nast Traveller magazine. Big Plus: The charming terrace with a swimming pool in the middle of the roof and a stunning view of Ljubljana Castle and the old town rooftops.
Logarska dolina, Slovenia 4.70
9. HOTEL PLESNIK
The hotel industry here has already almost a century old family tradition through the Plesnik family. It’s hard to find a place in Slovenia that is so closely linked with the families who live there. The individual attention to guests is embedded in the Plesnik family’s genetic code. Due to the tailor-made offer, high-quality service and most importantly because of the feeling that everything is possible, congress life in the valley is wishing to return. State Protocol finally entrusts them with the most demanding events.
Bled, Slovenia 4.69
10. HOTEL TRIGLAV
Hotel Triglav Bled is known to be truly one of the finest boutique hotels in Slovenia. In addition to the most beautiful view on Bled Island, it is also famous for their renowned restaurant. It is suitable for smaller groups, since it has only 22 rooms. Congress guests are enthusiastic about wine club and wine cellar, which is an excellent special venue with a view. The hotel offers a pleasant environment secluded from the hustle of Bled touristic centre which whispers stories from the past to guests also with a rich collection of antiques.
The Meeting Star Award has been organised for the sixth successive year and the principle remains the same – the winners are selected by hidden congress guests, who make an independent evaluation of the quality of the hotel, congress, restaurant and other services.