An 18th-century Baroque castle turned luxury hotel on the Croatian island of Solta, Martinis Marchi is so exclusive it only has 6 suites to accommodate guests in supreme comfort.
Unhurried, wholesome and traditional, the Dalmatian fishing town of Maslinica is home to the impossibly immaculate Hotel Heritage Martinis Marchi. Flanked by crystal blue waters and lush greenery (lemon trees galore!) Martinis Marchi is a collection of stone-walled buildings frosted with luminescent terracotta tiling.
It all looks so new, as if it were built yesterday (despite its 17th-century beginnings) and inside, the rooms are equally fresh and brand-spankingly glossy. Martinis Marchi transports you back in time offering an insight into traditional Mediterranean life and staff regularly organises trips to age-old olive groves, classes in wine and olive oil production and tours through surrounding ancient villages. There’ll even be the chance to sample wild honey and try your hand at the traditional production of it too. But back at Martinis Marchi, the restaurant’s exceptional seafood menu will have you waxing lyrical about its incredible freshness (try the lemon cake with wild lemon and orange from Šolta island) and sun terrace where you can enjoy the balmy evening temperatures.
The fantastic marine-side location of Martinis Marchi means that boat rentals and watery excursions are a cinch to organise and events held at the marina throughout the year provide an interesting flurry of visitors to its shores. The marina also has a theatre, art gallery, numerous taverns, restaurants and cafés.
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