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
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.
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
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
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
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
It is located on the 10th floor of Grand
hotel Bernardin and it will delight especially those guests who enjoy
specialties of Mediterranean cuisine.
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 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.
The main restaurant of
Hotel Histrion offers a rich buffet
breakfast, carefully prepared especially for cyclists as Hotel Histrion is
a cyclist-friendly hotel.
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.
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
, 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.
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
summer the airport is open from 8:30 till 20:00, during winter from 8:00 till
a great vacation on the Slovenian coast, visit Portorož.