Portorož - all in one place - Hoteli Bernardin
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Portorož - all in one place

Active break | 07. 06. 2018

Portorož is the largest seaside resort in Slovenia and well-known worldwide. Thanks to its natural position it has always been protected from strong winds, and thus has a strategic setting for port activities. It flourished during the Venetian republic and it has a special climate thanks to the natural bay and the protective hills that embrace it.

As a result, in the early 20thcentury Portorož saw the development of various health centres and hotels. Today, Portorož is the town with the largest number of visitors on the Slovenian coast. It attracts national and international guests thanks to its mild climate and lush vegetation. Portorož has gambling, trading and fishing activities, it is also the home of the Secondary maritime school, the Faculty of maritime studies and transport and the Faculty of tourism studies.

Tourists can find everything they want in Portorož. There’s a rich offer of wellness services, numerous hotels, sandy beaches, a marina and many clubs right by the sea.

Bernardin (Bernardin Resort) is a touristic destination in Portorož, where you can find a resort and convention centre with various hotels of different categories and prices. It is a green oasis among oleanders, palm trees, rosemary and laurel bushes, which offers high-standard services with warm Slovenian hospitality.

Which hotels are available and what do they offer?

Grand Hotel Bernardin

Bernardin Resort comprises excellent hotels, among which is also the flagship hotel of the company, the prestigious Grand hotel Bernardin. It is located directly by the sea between the towns of Portorož and Piran. This hotel truly deserves the word “Grand” in its name, as if offers the largest congress centre in Slovenia, a superior standard beach and the majestic wellness centre Paradise Spa.

All 241 rooms come with a private balcony and sea view. 10 rooms are luxuriously furbished executive suites, 9 rooms are deluxe. Of course there’s a swimming pool with heated sea water, various restaurants and a covered terrace. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Histrion

We mustn’t forget to mention Hotel Histrion. It is located next to the ancient church of St. Bernardin. It has comfortably furnished rooms with balconies with sea or lagoon view. Hotel guests have access to the indoor swimming pools in Sea water park Termaris, to Wellness Benedicta and on the hotel premises they can also find children’s playgrounds and a mini club. The hotel has 276 comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi connection. Among the rooms there are 6 suites, 7 family rooms and 2 rooms for the disabled. There’s also a conference room, a meeting room, an internet point and an area for children.

Hotel Vile Park

In Bernardin Resort you can also find Hotel Vile Park, which is part of Hotel Histrion and comprises 5 “villas”. It has a well-tended beach, an outdoor swimming pool and its guest can also enter the indoor swimming pools of Sea water park Termaris. On the hotel’s premises you can also find a playground for children and a mini club, and smaller pets are more than welcome. The hotel is made of 5 “villas” (vila Galeb, Vila Galeja, Vila Orada, Vila Nimfa and Vila Barka with apartments), the other villas have 216 rooms in total. The villas are connected by a pleasant shopping street with numerous bars and restaurants.

Which apartments are available and what do they offer?

Apartments Vila Barka

The apartments are perfect for families and are part of St. Bernardin Resort. The apartments are comfortable, equipped with air condition, a kitchen with a dining area and all of them have a balcony with views of the sea or of the outdoor swimming pool. The Wi-Fi connection is free. Next to the apartments you will find a well-tended beach, an outdoor swimming pool, a small marina, children’s playgrounds and a mini club. Vila Barka has a total of 21 apartments and is part of Hotel Vile Park.

Spas, swimming pools and other services

Wellness Benedicta is a relaxing centre where we will take care of your health, beauty and wellbeing. The staff of the centre are highly qualified professionals that will help you choose the best treatments for your face and your body. The sole aim of the therapists, the body treatments and massages is to improve your general wellbeing and health. The centre works hand in hand with nature and its healing qualities, thus they kindly invite you to try body wraps with mud from the local saltpans. They are used for beauty and therapeutic treatments.

Wellness Benedicta also offers a steam room and a Finnish sauna. Moreover, there’s a sun terrace when you can relax in peace and quiet and enjoy the sea air. You can choose among various treatments: massages (relaxing, with warm herbal packs or hot volcanic stones, classic Swedish massage, detox massage with brine, sports massage…), facial treatments for any skin problem and skin type (facial treatment with oxygen, with hyaluronic acid or with gold…), body treatments (peelings, body rituals, wraps, draining wraps…), manicures and pedicures (basic manicure and  pedicure, spa manicure or pedicure with peeling and massage…), depilation, relaxing therapies, slimming and anticellulite packages (body wraps).

Inside St. Bernardin Resort you will also find the Sea water park Termaris with its swimming pools. It is the largest swimming pool complex with heated seawater on the Slovenian coast with more than 1.000 m² of water surfaces. There are pools for those who wish to relax in peace and quiet and also for those who prefer fun water activities. A terrace connects the Acquapark with the beach.

Beaches in Portorož

Beautiful beaches are adorned by numerous piers, there’s a lovely and safe walking path, a water sports centre, playgrounds for children and much more. Part of the central beach in Portorož is sand, whereas part of it is grass, so there is something for every taste. Portorož has 5 main beaches: central Portorož beach, Meduza beach, Hotel Vile Park beach, the higher-standard Grand hotel Bernardin beach and the beach in Camping Lucija.

Of course the most popular is the Central beach, which is always busy with tourists from around the world. Next to the beaches you can find numerous restaurants with an amazing culinary offer.

Restaurants in Portorož

Grand Restaurant

It is located on the 10th floor of Grand hotel Bernardin and it will delight especially those guests who enjoy specialties of Mediterranean cuisine.

Restaurant Pečina

Also located on the 10th floor of Grand hotel Bernardin is restaurant Pečina, well-known for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine and a wide selection of great wines. Let our skilful chefs pamper your taste buds, we assure you that  even the most demanding guests will be satisfied.

Restaurant Barka

Restaurant Barka will pamper your taste buds with specialties from the sea. The restaurant also has a rich offer of grilled meat, a wide selection of wines, sparkling wines and liquor.

Restaurant Pristan

The main restaurant of Hotel Histrion offers a rich buffet breakfast, carefully prepared especially for cyclists as Hotel Histrion is a cyclist-friendly hotel.

Restaurant Taverna Mediteran

On the ground floor of Hotel Histrion you can find Taverna Mediteran, famous for its delicious Italian dishes and grilled specialties. You will be delighted also with the rich offer of pizzas and pasta.

Mesečeva Restaurant

In Mesečeva restaurant, located on the first floor of Hotel Histrion, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful sunset views and try many delicious dishes prepared by our chefs.

Covered terrace Grand Garden

Another restaurant well-worth mentioning is the covered terrace of Grand Garden in Grand hotel Bernardin. It has an amazing view over the bay of Piran and the open sea. Enjoy the views with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. 

Parking in Portorož

If you decide to visit Portorož or go to the beach, the best option is to park in a garage, since it is more convenient that parking on the street and your car will also stay cool as it will be parked in the shade. 

Portorož airport

Aerodrom Portorož is the third international airport in Slovenia. It has a strategical position as it is geographically well placed in central Europe. Its position is actually unique, as it is situated in the heart of the Nature park Sečovlje saltpans and is only a few kilometres away from Portorož and Piran. Moreover, it has excellent road connections to central Slovenia and also to other regions.

During summer the airport is open from 8:30 till 20:00, during winter from 8:00 till 16:30.

Have a great vacation on the Slovenian coast, visit Portorož.