Slovenia is famous for its many very special castles. Some stand atop cliffs, like the one at Lake Bled, while others are located inside cliffs, like the cave castle in Predjama. Then there is Otočec Castle, built right in the middle of a river. As the name suggests (otočec means small island), the gothic style Otočec Castle was built on a small island in the 13th century and is connected to both banks by wooden bridges. Once a strategically placed manor, now one of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in Slovenia, Otočec Castle presents guests with a chance to stay in beautiful, unspoilt natural surroundings in exquisite comfort while enjoying the spoils of court life.
A combination of boutique luxurious suites and modern facilities, this castle-turned-hotel also has a fantastic restaurant with its very own resident chef, promising healthy and regionally distinctive cuisine at the highest level.
Otočec Castle’s surroundings are not only strikingly gorgeous, they also offer fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities. From strolls in the castle’s park and its vicinity, a game of golf at the nearby golf course, sporty pastimes at the Otočec Sports Centre, to adrenaline adventures at the Otočec Adventure Park or some relaxation at the thermal pools and wellness centres at the nearby Šmarješke Toplice Spa and Dolenjske Toplice Spa. Whatever your heart desires, the Otočec Castle Hotel is quite literally a fairy-tale come true.