Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Exploring the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic Coast
Staying in a fairytale palace
Perfectly positioned in the town square
Only when you book with Chic
10% discount on massage
Early check in, late check out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Inside this 15th-century Marenci property is a boutique hotel with 17 elegant Renaissance rooms – a fairytale getaway in Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast. The historic stone building looks out to the main square of the pedestrian Old Town, making its location ideal for a luxury weekend away, and the perfect choice for a trip to Croatia.
There's a wellness area with a hot tub and sauna, and an al fresco café serving delicious local delicacies.
Heritage Hotel Life Palace has its own café on the ground floor; enjoy morning coffee, breakfast or homemade treats out on its terrace. During warm months the atmospheric outdoor space transforms into one of the best places to enjoy a light bite and a glass of wine.
For dinner, Michelin-starred Pelegrini is just a 2-minute walk away, where owner and chef Rudi Štefan and his team showcase their gastronomic heritage with traditional yet innovative dishes. "Local flavors rule our kitchen," says Rudi. "We have to be aware of our surroundings. This is why we constantly build a network of local small producers as our main partners."
The 17 air-conditioned bedrooms have been designed with love and attention to detail and are spread over 3 floors. All feature a queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with a shower or bath, and underfloor heating. You'll also find luxury toiletries, a hairdryer, LCD TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, and minibar – all as standard. Soothing tones of grey and cream and striking frescoes decorate the rooms, and balconies look down to the cobbled streets below.
There is a strict no smoking policy throughout the hotel.
The charming staff at the hotel will gladly help you plan a walking route around the pretty streets: the 15th-century stone Cathedral of St. James is decorated with 71 sculpted faces and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while St. Michael’s Fortress has an open-air theatre, with views of the bay and neighbouring islands. The landscaped Medieval Mediterranean Garden of St Lawrence Monastery is also worth a visit.
Fancy venturing further afield? Krka National Park with its magnificent waterfalls is just a short drive away, and Kornati National Park is an unforgettable experience for everyone visiting the central Dalmatia – think natural beauty, aqua water, and deserted islands. Wine lovers should sample local tipples at nearby Rak or Baraka.
How to get there
Heritage Hotel Life Palace has pre-reserved spaces for guests in a public car park on Obala hrvatske mornarice, situated 3 to 4 minutes' walk from the hotel.
Split and Zadar airports are both 1 hour 15 minutes' drive away.