This Model-new Palace Lodge in Croatia Is Proper on the Water — and We Received a Sneak Peek Inside
When checking in to the brand new Palazzo Rainis, you may marvel: Is that this Croatia or is it Italy? In a means, it's each.
Opening to company on Mar. 25, the boutique resort is positioned within the historic Croatian seaside metropolis of Novigrad, however it's housed in a brand new constructing designed within the fashion of neo-Renaissance Venetian palazzos. That's as a result of the property's unique proprietor, Giovanni Rainis was, maybe unsurprisingly, from Venice. On the flip of the twentieth century, he constructed his personal villa on this web site in the identical fashion, although that constructing not exists. However due to Croatian structure studio Atellior, the villa has been reconstructed, expanded, and transformed right into a luxe boutique resort.
Deluxe Suite Villa View at Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa in Croatia Credit score: Courtesy of Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa The outside and pool at Palazzo Rainis in Croatia Credit score: Courtesy of Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa Inside of a Superior Room at Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa in Croatia Credit score: Courtesy of Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa
There are two wings of the resort, one with classical structure and one with fashionable structure, permitting for a complete of 16 visitor rooms that vary from commonplace doubles within the fashionable annex overlooking the pool to the grand Bel Etage suite with sea views. Every of the rooms is the right mix of old-school Italian luxurious and new-age Italian modernity — suppose: conventional herringbone parquet flooring and plush velvet seating within the bedrooms and daring, Kelly-green loos with black-and-white geometric tile flooring.
When it comes to the general public areas, there's a restaurant by chef Tom Gretić referred to as Chemistry and a bar referred to as Potions that makes a speciality of Croatian and Istrian wines and spirits — each names nod to Rainis' 63-year profession as a pharmacist in Novigrad. There's additionally a spa with a sauna, steam room, gymnasium, and outside pool.
The outside of Palazzo Rainis in Croatia Credit score: Courtesy of Palazzo Rainis Lodge & Spa
The resort is ready alongside the Novigrad Marina, only a 15-minute stroll from the red-roofed buildings of the outdated city and Rainis Seaside, the place the resort has sunbeds and a drink station. Novigrad itself is a small metropolis within the area of Istria, positioned on the northern coast of Croatia, which is understood for its historic fishing villages and seafood. As a sleepier seaside vacation spot, it's an ideal juxtaposition to bustling Dubrovnik, a much more fashionable (and subsequently crowded) Croatian sizzling spot — go to each in your subsequent journey to the Dalmatian Coast.
The Palazzo Rainis, a Small Luxurious Accommodations property, is now open for bookings, with rooms from $310 per night time.