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. Original stone features are accentuated by sumptuous cream walls, hints of brushed gold, and Louis XIV-style furniture.
Life Palace invites you to fall into slumber under a magnificent fresco and savour 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 colours 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.