Live a Renaissance fairytale in Hotel Life Palace, a former 15th-century Croatian palace.

The Heritage Hotel Life Palace is located in the former Marenci Palace, once home to Croatia’s aristocracy. The grandeur of this majestic building has been beautifully preserved, making it the backdrop for a vacation that feels like a fantasy. Sumptuous cream walls, hints of brushed gold, and Louis XIV-style furniture accentuate original stone features.

Life Palace invites you to fall into slumber under a magnificent fresco and savor delicate pastries in the romantic café with its outdoor terrace. After a day of exploring Šibenik and the surrounding nature, you may relax at the spa with a Finnish sauna and jacuzzi, a true sanctuary in which to luxuriate.

Watch the sky sink into the inky colors of the evening from one of the intimate balconies, which offer a privileged view of the come and go of people in the square below.

Pamela MuddPamela Mudd
07:45 03 Oct 23
The staff, especially Sarah, could not have been any nicer or more helpful. Lovely hotel in the center of town.
Clive EvansClive Evans
17:11 20 Sep 23
We just returned from a wonderful 7 day stay at the Heritage Hotel Life Palace, September 2023. Stevche the manager plus his staff were exceptional with their friendly approach to all our needs, they went the extra mile many times! Hotel was a high end establishment with many historic features. Perfect location in the heart of Sibenik with so many historic attractions and top restaurants to frequent. Thoroughly recommend this hotel and location.
15:02 19 Sep 23
A very nice hotel right in the old town. Parking garage at walking distance. Lovely staff and a breakfast with plenty of choice.
Tatjana SommerTatjana Sommer
13:16 14 Sep 23
Very well decorated, comfortable beds, good breakfast, great service, and great location (right in the city centre). No parking due to location, but there are a few options 5min away. Would definitely come back.
Andjelka MarkovicAndjelka Markovic
08:08 18 Apr 23
I spent a few wonderful springtime days in this hotel and I left it feeling well fed, well rested and so happy. In addition to excellent food and fantastic garden (where morning coffee in the Mediterranean sun in the heart of the Old Town is all you need for a great start of your day) I was particularly impressed by the energy of the hotel staff. The staff and service are perhaps the hotel's strongest asset and the biggest reason for an excellent impression that I took back home! Kudos to the energetic, coordinated and extremely kind hotel team - job well done!
Simon Venn (si)Simon Venn (si)
08:26 24 Dec 22
This was a lovely hotel and it could not be more central and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The issue is that being as central as it is street noise can be an issue.
Derek UrbaniakDerek Urbaniak
17:10 11 Aug 22
I feel bad the only picture I got of this lovely hotel are the two beers we had there. Fantastic rooms, wonderful breakfasts, and the wellness facilities were to die for.We will likely be staying here every time we come back to the city.
Jolyn KelschJolyn Kelsch
04:04 17 Dec 21
My fiancée and I arrived the day after we had gotten engaged, and Barbara and the entire staff at Heritage Hotel in Šibenik made our stay extraordinarily special. We were greeted with a celebratory drink, an upgrade to our room, and even a surprise opera singer on our final evening. What a treat! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay in the heart of Old Town. Thanks again for making us feel so special!
Boutique Hotel
17 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Staying in the very heart of Šibenik’s pedestrian-only medieval Old Town
  • The stunning historic frescos adorning the walls of the bedrooms
  • Watching the last of the evening’s revellers from your balcony, before slipping back into the remarkable peace of your quiet bedroom
  • Indulging in a moment of pure pleasure in the spa’s jacuzzi
  • Having a drink by the magnificent old tiled bar or on the popular terrace of the hotel’s café

Rooms Overview

17 rooms, each one unique yet in perfect harmony with the others. Soft tones of gold and cream, magnificent paintings, and sumptuous fabrics set the tone for moments of resplendent relaxation.

Executive Suite

3 guests Balcony View into the sea

Gilt frames, Renaissance-inspired artworks, and a divinely comfortable queen-sized bed characterize the Executive Suite. Make a call to room service from your vintage bedside phone and have breakfast delivered to your room, where you can enjoy it from one of the two balconies or the indoor seating area.

Superior Room

3 guests View into the city

Hints of ochre and gold are woven through the sumptuous décor, lending these elegant rooms an atmosphere of warm sophistication. Original stone walls and stunning brickwork hint at the building’s long history blended effortlessly with modern elements in the bright ensuite.

Classic Room

3 guests View into the city

Drift off to sleep in silky-soft sheets under the majestic restored wooden beams. This room is a feast for the eyes, from the stunning artwork to the view of Šibenik’s old square visible from the stone-framed windows. In the en-suite, let the soothing scents of Rituals toiletries rejuvenate you before an evening exploring the town.

Services and facilities

Winter sun
Air conditioning
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
Show MoreShow Less

Taste the flavors

Life Palace Café & Patisserie

Popular with visitors and locals alike, the café also serves light meals throughout the day during the summer months. Classic cocktails are also served, representing an elegant companion to a late afternoon people-watching from the flowery patio.

Breakfast at Life Palace Sibenik

Served right on the main square on the café’s terrace, breakfast at Life Palace Sibenik is a timeless Continental array of fresh fruits, charcuterie, and cheeses with the addition of a selection of the hotel’s signature pastries. A delicate gâteau and aromatic coffee is the perfect combination for a day of true refinement, but if you are more of a savoury person, there is also the option of made-to-order omelettes.

Focus on sustainability


We are currently evaluating the hotel's eco-friendly practices and commitment to sustainability.

To determine a hotel sustainability level, The Boutique Vibe evaluates:

  • The eco-friendliness of hotel buildings and furniture.
  • The level of energy and water consumption.
  • The effort that owners put into preserving the region’s traditional character and supporting local economies.
  • Whether services, food, and products of the property are provided with a mind in preserving the land and local heritage.

Explore the location

Centrally located at the heart of the pedestrianized old town, the Heritage Hotel Life Palace is the ideal starting point to explore the medieval town of Šibenik. A wander through the surrounding streets reveals a plethora of enchanting cultural monuments and grand historical buildings, including the UNESCO-listed St. James’ Cathedral.

A 15-minute stroll will lead you to Banj beach. Nature-lovers will adore the breathtaking landscapes of the nearby Krka and Kornati national parks, while city-breakers can easily reach Split and Zadar.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, and introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

Explore the area like a local

Discover Other Hotels

Puteus Palace

Puteus Palace


Tara’s Lodge

Tara’s Lodge


Villa Nepos

Villa Nepos


Villa Margaret

Villa Margaret