Hotel in Sibenik
4-Star Hotel Resort
Sail in or out of Sibenik harbour and you’ll see the brand new D-Resort Sibenik floating like a ship on the horizon.
There is something enticing about its architecture, its large glass windows lit up across the water, its curved lines beckoning you round to its marina, tucked away behind the contemporary hotel.
Sibenik’s newest hotel opened in the summer of 2015 and is already pulling in those in the know, those who have heard about the city’s ancient (and thoroughly Croatian) Old Town, its car-less offshore islands, its sparkling clear waters. These things had brought me here, but D-Resort seemed determined to keep me away from them. Sure, there’s a sleek black car on hand to take you into the city, but there’s also a rooftop restaurant serving local seafood, an on-site spa offering affordably priced massages and facials, not to mention a very inviting outdoor swimming pool.
I spend plenty of time sitting here, but I also spend more than enough time sitting on my large balcony, gazing out across the water to the lights of the Old Town, watching the ships and ferries come and go.
This turned out to be the real joy of a stay here, and continued to impress us throughout dinner. The tuna, the scampi, the lobster are all fabulous (and that’s before we even get to the Croatia-focused wine list) but the view is even moreso and we find ourselves distracted by the rising moon, the gradual lighting up of the harbour opposite.
Nothing can distract me in the spa though, where I retreat the following day for a massage. Here all is hushed and I forget all the stress of the ferry timetable, the drive to nearby Krka national park.
This, it seems, is the point of D-Resort, to relax you, and I am thoroughly unwound here. The room has a large sofa, a vast shower, that sizeable balcony (plus of course free Wi-Fi and a stocked minibar). At breakfast the coffee comes hot and fast, the buffet is extensive. At the pool, drinks are served all day long. And in the lobby people linger. Especially on check out, when we struggle to leave, to slip back out of that harbour, and out of this laidback and endlessly comfortable hotel.
Helen Ochyra is a freelance travel writer and editor based in London
Photographs courtesy of D-Resort Sibenik
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Services||Free High Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Health Spa, Family Friendly|
|Number of Rooms||63 rooms, 6 suites plus 3 exclusive villas|
|Related Activity||Relaxation, Beach / Sun, Great local restaurants|
Superior Double and Twin Sea View Rooms (29-35 m²); Deluxe Sea View Suite (61 m²); Executive Sea View Suite (61 m²) and three Exclusive Sea View Villas (150 m²).
Contemporary styled hotel.
Last updated on 16-12-2015