The Boutique Vibe

Location

Ul. kralja Tomislava 12, 22000, Šibenik, Croatia
Ul. kralja Tomislava 12, 22000, Šibenik, Croatia

Live a Renaissance fairytale in a former 15th-century Croatian palace



The Heritage Hotel Life Palace is located in the former Marenci Palace, once home to Croatia’s aristocracy. Although the building’s noble history spans back to the 1400s, it still feels close at hand thanks to the Renaissance and Baroque-inspired décor. Modern yet bearing the unmistakable imprint of its intriguing past, the hotel invites guests to fall into slumber under a magnificent fresco and savour delicate pastries in the romantic café with its outdoor terrace.

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.

Situated on the main square of the old town, the building’s impressive stone walls mute the chatter from the cafés and bars below, making for a dreamlike atmosphere indoors. 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.

The hotel has a spa with a Finnish sauna and jacuzzi, a true sanctuary in which to luxuriate after a day of exploring Šibenik and the surrounding nature.
Property Type
Boutique Hotel
Rooms: 17

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 revelers 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

Discover the rooms

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
2 adults and 1 child
View into the sea
Balcony

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.

The Room also features:

A queen-size bed, an ensuite with bath or shower and underfloor heating, Rituals toiletries, hairdryer, SAT LCD TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, adjustable lighting, and dressing table.

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.

The Room also features:

A queen-size bed, an ensuite with bath or shower and underfloor heating, Rituals toiletries, hairdryer, SAT LCD TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, adjustable lighting, and dressing table.

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.

The Room also features:

A queen-size bed, an ensuite with bath or shower and underfloor heating, Rituals toiletries, hairdryer, SAT LCD TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, adjustable lighting, and dressing table.

Services and facilities

Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing
  • Local excursions
  • Massage and wellness services
  • Printer / scanner
  • Room service
  • High Speed Wi-Fi

Facilities
  • Bar / café
  • Elevator
  • Jacuzzi
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Soundproofing
  • Spa facilities
  • Terrace

Taste the flavours

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.

Served right on the main square on the café’s terrace, breakfast at Life Palace 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.

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 and a little further along the coast is the port from which depart ferries for the beautiful islands of Zlarin and Prvić. Nature-lovers will adore the breathtaking landscapes of the nearby Krka and Kornati national parks, while city-breakers can easily reach Split and Zadar. Located 57km and 80km away respectively, these two cities each have international airports.

Explore the area like a local

Focus on sustainability

Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regards to environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices