Fodor's Expert Review Dvorac Bežanec
Valentinovo 55, Pregrada, Krapinsko-Zagorska, 49218, Croatia Fodor's Choice
A lovely old manor house, just a 15-minute drive east of Veliki Tabor, offers spacious rooms with period furniture and breakfast, too, for under €100 a night. Owned by various barons since Count Keglević built it in the 17th century, Bežanec Castle got a new lease on life as a luxury hotel in 1990. Part of its charm is its authenticity, and the furnishings, in tip-top, dust-free shape, actually feel like the real, 17th-century McCoy. Splendid works by various Croatian artists, including a whole series of superb naive paintings by Slavko Stolmik, line the halls. With advance notice, the hotel will pick up guests who arrive by bus in Veliki Tabor. Any activity, from hot-air balloon rides and horseback-riding instruction to tennis and archery, can be yours, too, for reasonable fees. Call ahead to check availability.
- historic charm
- period decor and Croatian artwork
- reasonable rate
- far from major tourist areas and towns
Rate Includes: No meals