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As the name suggests, this 15th-century building located in the heart of Šibenik's Old Town offers a luxurious experience worthy of its palatial past. Opened as a boutique hotel following extensive refurbishments, guests are met with exposed brickwork, original wooden beams, iron banisters, ceiling frescos, gilded mirrors, and artworks that maintain the property’s heritage and original Renaissance grandeur. The hotel has a stylish lounge and a ground floor patisserie for breakfast and daytime snacks and a terrace for alfresco dining in the summer months. All of the 17 individually designed and elegant guest rooms offer plenty of living space and feature cream and beige hues, rich drapes, lavish fabrics, marble bathrooms, and modern amenities. Some also have balconies offering lovely views over the small, cobblestoned square.

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Rooms

Due to the building’s historic design, all of the 17 guest rooms vary in size, shape, and layout. All feature cream and beige hues, wooden beams, dressing tables and chairs, adjustable lighting, and large Renaissance-inspired paintings. There’s also complimentary Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs with satellite channels, minibars, and marble bathrooms have bathtubs or rainshowers, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and underfloor heating. Some rooms offer preferential views or balcony options.

Location

Overlooking a small and lively cobblestoned square in the heart of Šibenik’s Old Town, you’ll be within easy walking distance of Saint James Cathedral, St. Michael’s Fortress, and the seaside promenade. There is also a good selection of restaurants and cafes in the adjoining streets. The waterfalls and gorges at Krka National Park are just a short drive away.

Food and Drink

The full buffet breakfast served at the Life Palace Cafe & Patisserie includes local specialties such as cheeses, pickled vegetables, and smoked fish. You can also enjoy cooked-to-order eggs, fresh coffee, juices, and champagne. Return later for ice cream and delicious cakes on the terrace, weather depending. Lunch and dinner are not available, but staff can help with restaurant recommendations.

Facilities and Activities

The hotel has a small wellness area with a hot tub and Finnish sauna.

Our opinion

We love this chic boutique hotel in the heart of Šibenik's Old Town for its Renaissance-inspired decor, individually decorated rooms, and attentive service.

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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 favourite 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.