For those keen to explore the medieval heart of Šibenik, this chic boutique hotel delights with Renaissance-inspired interiors, a high level of personal service, and lovely patisserie with outdoor seating.
This 72-room hotel provides a full resort-style experience close to Šibenik’s historic downtown area, which can be easily accessed via water taxi from the hotel’s marina. A stylish modern property, it offers light, bright contemporary decor alongside luxurious facilities such as a hammam, infinity pool and fine-dining restaurant. Throughout the building contemporary art complements the modern architecture, from the local Croatian artwork in the high-ceilinged lobby to the twin murals that adorn the walls outside the aptly named Art Restaurant & Bar. The hotel’s curved concrete walls mimic the shape of the peninsula it sits upon, and each guest room has a private balcony offering panoramic marina and city views. Guests can enjoy their time at the hotel with a number of dining and leisure options or use the resort as a base for exploring the surrounding area.
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The hotel’s 72 spacious rooms, suites and villas feature Egyptian cotton sheets, soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, in addition to free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Natural materials, neutral hues and minimalist furnishings create a soothing atmosphere, in line with the hotel’s contemporary interior style. Deluxe suites offer a separate living area with wraparound balconies featuring sea and city views, while the Executive suite comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area and dining room – perfect for families or two couples. Three separate two-bedroom villas provide additional privacy with private pools and gardens, and a superb location overlooking the marina.
Less than an hour’s drive from Split Airport, D-Resort enjoys an exclusive setting on the edge of the Mandalina peninsula which looks out over the city of Šibenik to the east and St Nicholas’ Fortress to the west. Water taxis run between the hotel and city throughout the day or by reservation at night, making it easy to explore this historic area at your leisure.
Food and drink
The hotel features a host of dining options with three restaurants and four bars throughout the property. Breakfast is served with both a buffet and a la carte menu in the Art Restaurant & Bar, which also offers international and Mediterranean choices for dinner. The less formal Yacht Club Restaurant and Pool Bar offer healthy meals, plus snacks and cocktails, throughout the day. The Peninsula Grill and Bar is located next to the seaside pool and serves charcoal-grilled bites.
The hotel offers a Kids’ Club, with an indoor and outdoor play area, games and art supplies, which is supervised in the morning, late afternoon and evening. There’s also a children’s pool with swimming equipment and coaching for younger children.
Facilities and activities
D-Resort has two outdoor pools – an infinity pool with views of the marina, and a seaside pool on the tip of the peninsula where you can also take a dip in the sea. The spa offers a hammam, saunas, a steam room and high-tech beauty treatments, and there’s a well-equipped gym, clothing boutique and hair salon. Šibenik has a wealth of historic sites, shops and restaurants, while Krka National Park is a short drive away.
A stylish property with all the amenities of a high-end resort, this hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for an extra level of comfort during your time in Šibenik, or simply want to relax and enjoy the ocean views.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, warriors and traders in the Diocletian Palace in Split. With a private guide, you’ll get expert commentary on the history, construction and preservation of the city and the lives of those who lived there.
On this full-day private tour, take in the karst scenery and gushing waterfalls of Krka National Park by boat before visiting a 15th-century monastery. Then, join the owners of a small vineyard on a tour of their estate before sitting down to a wine-paired lunch.
Little visited and full of character, the Šibenik Islands offer an insight into traditional life in Croatia. On this full-day tour, you’ll visit tiny villages of old stone houses, learn about political refuge and rebellion, and the local sea-sponge and coral industries.
Explore the cobblestone streets and historic architecture of Trogir, tour its market with a local chef, and enjoy a five-course meal in the city’s botanic gardens on this unusual tour that offers a comprehensive overview of local history and culture.