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Hotel Degenija
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rakovica
Certificate of Excellence
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
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“Love this place!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

What a great place! Everything was lovely from the room to the staff and breakfast. The best was one front desk staff in particular who was so friendly and kind. He arranged for a lovely rose petal decoration on our bed and champagne sent to our room as we were on our honeymoon. He also assisted us to find the best route to leave the area to reach Dubrovnik as there were several roads closed due to a storm. He really made our experience at this hotel amazing and deserves recognition!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Annandale, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

This hotel exceeded my expectations. It is very convenient to Plitvice Lakes NP and thus, fairly remote. However, the rooms are clean, spacious and modern. The bathroom in my room was quite large and absolutely spotless. The only negative was the soundproofing between the bathrooms could have been better, but it was fine in the rest of the room. I also felt that the hotel was a very good value for the money.

The only negative was the breakfast, which was included in the price of the room. It was nothing special. While I usually do not have particularly high expectations for this type of breakfast, this one was a bit more disappointing because the quality of the food. My biggest complaint was with the bacon, which was very gristly. It wasn't just an errant strip of bacon, as all three strips had the same problem.

Breakfast aside, this hotel is a very nice place to stay when on a trip to the Plitvice Lakes area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

About 5 mins drive from the entry to the Park this is a good place to stay, other hotels we saw did not look too great.
Comfortable rooms - looked as though they had been recently refurbished with wooden floors & nice bathroom.
Dining room not huge - so can get a bit busy a times but breakfast buffet was nice

There is a very pleasant open walled bar/lounge for lazing in.

Restaurant next door serves good reasonably priced food - pizzas very nice, but gets very busy - lots of folk staying locally come in to eat - so a reservation essential. Due to being very busy service can get put under pressure - but doesn't seem to be any local competition!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mt Martha, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Room was on the top floor and was very spacious with a separate living area and a lovely view of the countryside (room 31) .Being a corner location it was very quiet - It had a desk and fast internet connection. Reception staff very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Restaurant is very popular, we ate early at 6 and by the time we left, people were queuing to get a table. Good food at a reasonable price. Breakfast was included and had a great range and quality of food, including fresh fruit salad, eggs, bacon, ham, toast pancakes etc.
It was a 10 minute drive to the No 1 entrance to the Lakes.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The best decision you can make is to stay at the Hotel Degenija. The rooms are spacious ,very clean and tastefully decorated.The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is varied and rich. In the hotel's restaurant you have a wide selection of menus. Highly recommended are the Pizza which are huge. I will definitely come back next year!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Bangkok
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed there for one night on October 16th. The place is new and clean with lots of parking space. The staffs are helpful. There is a restaurant located just few steps from the hotel but the food was so so. Just one minor drawback; the hotel has take a group tour too so if you happen to be there the sane time with the tour group, it can be noisy and the breakfast room will be very crowded. Other than that, we are happy with the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Spent 2 nights here on my honeymoon. Hotel is new and very clean. Room/bathroom are a very good size. We had a private terrace off of our room as well. Had a nice lunch at the cafe. Dinner at the restaurant was nice too, but make a reservation because it will be busy. Nice outside bar area as well. Very close to both entrances of the Park.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Degenija
Address: Seliste Dreznicko bb, Rakovica, Plitvice Lakes National Park 47245, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Central Croatia > Plitvice Lakes National Park > Rakovica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rakovica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Degenija 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the village of Seliste Dreznicko, Hotel Degenija offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The entrance of the Plitvice Lakes National Park is just 4 km away.The rooms at Degenija Hotel feature a modern interior with dark wooden furniture and parquet floors. All rooms have a work desk, a minibar, and an en suite bathroom with a tub.Degenija’s restaurant offers traditional Croatian dishes as well as international cuisine. The restaurant’s speciality is freshly caught trout.For those who want to explore the hotel and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Hotel Degenija offers rental bicycles. Children can have fun at the playground. Free private parking is available on site. ... more   less 
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