Fenomen Boutique Hotel Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes, Lika-Karlovac
Fenomen Boutique Hotel Plitvice

These chalet style lodges with alpine style steeply pitched roofs and timber clad construction sit comfortably in the beautiful landscape. Linked by footpaths with the reception and restaurant there are also areas for outdoor eating and relaxation.  Activities available from the hotel include a sauna and whirlpool massage and a kid's playground with slides and swings. 

Magical winter scenes


The accommodation comprises four lodges which have first floor bedrooms in the roof space and 14 bedrooms or suites. Doubles beds can be split into two single beds. One of the lodges and one suite have two bedrooms sleeping four persons. All the rooms have a warm interior with loads of timber panelling and wooden roof beams. Large picture windows provide expansive views across the national park and surrounding wilderness.  

The buildings  themselves have been renovated from a group of old barns and farm cottages and have been sensitively restored to retain the character and style of the original building but with every modern comfort inside.


Outside the hotel provides a well equipped children's  play area with slides and swings and other play equipment. Bow and arrow shooting, darts, table tennis, table football and badminton are all available. In the nearby national park area there are numerous trekking routes and the hotel can arrange Nordic walking, cycle tours, bird watching and foto safari.

The hotel is located on the edge of Plitvice village just a few hundred metres from the National Park. Within the park there are marked trekking routes through the forests and beside the lakes and waterfalls. There are also boat tours across the larger lakes. Cycling is not permitted within the park itself but there are cycle trails through beautiful scenery to the north and south of the park boundaries. In winter time there is a small ski run in Plitvice. Just one lift and a fairly gently run. ski equipment can be hired. 

In the surounding area there are other interesting places to visit such as the village of Rastoke which is 30 minutes from Plitvice.


Additional Information

  • 2 hours drive from Zagreb airport - 150km
  • 2 hours 10 minutes from Zadar airport -160km
  • 2 hours 10 minutes from Rijeka airport - 145 km

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Walkway through Plitvice lakes
The breath-taking beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Central Croatia attracts thousands of visitors year after year. Lying between Zagreb and Zadar, the 16 stunning lakes linked by powerful cascading waterfalls and impressive caves are a UNESCO world heritage site, ensuring its continued preservation. The beauty and tranquillity of the 300 square kilometres area has to be seen to be believed.The Plitvice National Park consists of a dense beech forest surrounded by upper lakes in the Dolomite Valley and the smaller, shallower lower lakes. Visitors can walk for 18km across the calm, clear waters and exhilarating cascades and waterfalls, using attractive wooden footbridges. Boat rides, walking trails and a tourist train allows all visitors to observe and enjoy the tranquillity and incredible colour changes as the lakes change from azure, emerald, turquoise and deep blue. The lakes are fed by water from two small rivers and underground springs and are separated by natural and ever changing travertine dams built up by characteristic formations, formed by years of algae, moss and calciferous travertine rock. There are magnificent waterfalls including the 70 metre tall Veliki Slap, the park's largest fall. The Park is separated from the coast by 120km of beautiful scenic route, it offers a refreshing change from the hot coastal temperatures in summer. This does make July and August Plitvice's busiest months but the Park does not lose its charm nor sense of tranquillity during this time. The Park is also wonderful in spring and when the trees transform in autumn. Many say that it is worth visiting the Plitvice Lakes during each changing season to marvel at the changes in colour and light. Winters are magical and you are just a 15 minute drive away from skiing.

For nature lovers, Plitvice is the place to go for flourishing, unspoilt animal and plant life. It is the perfect place to visit for glimpses of bears and wolves as well as sightings of deer, boar, foxes, badgers and 50 different species of butterfly that populate the surrounding forest. For bird lovers over 120 different species of bird can be found here including hawks and kingfishers and the rarer osprey and black stork.The National Park is situated just between Zagreb and Zadar with buses to Plitvice from both as well as from Split. It is recommended that visitors drive and stay in a villa close to the Park. Visiting the Plitvice Lakes makes a wonderful day out but at least a 3 night stay is desirable to fully make the most of all that the lakes have to offer. There are also many other activities on offer in the area including:
  • White water rafting
  • Cycle routes
  • Paintballing
  • Quad biking
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Nordic Walking
  • Horse riding
Other places of interest in the region are the Rastoke Water Mill village and Cetin Old Town and Castle. Plitvice National Park is 1 hour 15 minutes drive from the closest coastal resorts.
Closest airports:

Zadar Airport

Zadar Airport is 10 km from the centre of Zadar and 16 km from the A1 motorway.
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Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Airport is located 15 km south east of the centre of Zagreb and close to the motorway network.
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