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Meneghetti Wine Hotel

Meneghetti Wine Hotel

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, forest paths, and hiking and cycling trails, the Meneghetti Wine Hotel is a countryside estate designed with wine connoisseurs and food lovers in mind. A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection since 2013, it tempts with 25 comfortable and light-filled rooms, suites, and one-or two-bedroom residences. All have hardwood flooring, bespoke artworks, antique style furniture, beds with high quality linens, and soothing hues. Modern amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers.

The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools with sundecks, an additional heated indoor pool, a well-equipped fitness room, a spa with a sauna and private rooms for massages and treatments, and a garden filled with Mediterranean herbs. There’s also a fine dining restaurant offering traditional Istrian dishes, creative desserts, award-winning estate wines, and an impressive whisky menu. A stay here means you’re ideally placed for visiting the nearby town of Bale as well as taking day trips to Brijuni National Park and the larger cities of Rovinj and Pula. The beach is just a 30-minute walk away from the hotel.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

Available in varying categories, the 25 comfortable and light-filled rooms, suites, and residences feature hardwood flooring, bespoke artworks, antique style furniture, beds with high quality linens, soothing hues, and vineyard or olive grove views. Modern amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers.

The one-or two-bedroom Residences offer more living space and have private terraces, gardens, and outdoor furniture.

Location

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, forest paths, and hiking and cycling trails, you’ll be just a 15-minute drive southwest of Bale and a 30-minute walk from the nearest beach. The location is ideal for day trips to wineries, hillside towns, Brijuni National Park, and the historic Croatian cities of Rovinj and Pula.

Food and drink

Open daily for lunch and dinner, the fine dining restaurant offers traditional Istrian dishes and creative desserts that can be enjoyed either indoors or outside on the terrace. Breakfast is served buffet style and includes cereals, yoghurts, fruits, and pastries. The hotel also offers award-winning estate wines in addition to an impressive whisky menu.

Families

Meneghetti Wine Hotel welcomes children and offers a small playground area. The two-bedroom Residences are ideal for families and offer space for up to six guests.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools with sundecks and an additional heated indoor pool. There’s also a well-equipped fitness room and a spa with a sauna and private rooms for massages and beauty treatments. Wine and olive oil tastings can be arranged, either on-site or in the surrounding area.

Our opinion

For those with a love of food and wine, this countryside hotel hits the mark with comfortable rooms, a fine dining restaurant, and a wealth of facilities. It is easily one of Istria’s most desirable places to stay.

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