Where to stay in Portoroz /Piran, Slovenia?
Kempinski Palace is located in the center of Portoroz. Reasons to stay here whilst in Portoroz are;
- Stay in a historic palace
- Enjoy a 5 star spa treatment
- Beautiful views of the Mediterranean sea
- Feast on the buffet breakfast in the Crystal Hall
- Fine dine in the Sophia restaurant
- Walk the promenade to Medieval Piran
The Kempinski Palace is located on the promenade of Portoroz. You can walk to all the points of interest and restaurants of Portoroz from this location. There is a promenade that leads all the way to the Medieval city of Piran. The walk to Piran takes around 30 minutes and is especially beautiful during sunset.
Kempinksi Palace consists of 2 main buildings. The historic wing, which is the palace built in 1908. The palace is a cultural monument of Slovenia. Alongside the palace is the modern wing which was built in 2008.
The location of check in is between the modern and historic wings of the hotel. How many hotels have you been to that has an interior bridge? The bridge connects the historic to the modern wing. Whilst checking in be sure to ask the staff any queries you have about your stay. All the staff speak perfect English and will be happy to assist you. You may have questions about how to access the Rose Spa or about the onsite restaurants and bars. Staff will be happy to explain what to do in Portoroz and how to walk the promenade to Piran.
Guest room – historic wing
The rooms are very spacious as you would expect from a 5 star hotel. A reason to choose the historic wing is so you can sleep in the famous palace. You will be sleeping in a cultural monument of Slovenia. Throughout the hotel there is complimentary super fast WiFi which extends to the rooms. If you’re traveling to Portoroz on business you can make use of the desk and wired internet. The bathrooms consist of walk in rainfall showers and a bath. An important decision you’ll need to make each day is whether to take a bath or shower!
Guest room – historic wing sea view
Be sure to book a room overlooking the Mediterranean. As well as the Mediterranean you’ll be able to view the beautiful gardens of the palace. Sunsets over the Mediterranean are some of the best in the world. When you step out onto the balcony of the palace you will experience a royal feeling.
Guest room – modern wing
The modern wings offers chic rooms. For those who enjoy modern rooms in a modern building should choose the modern wing. Chic modern suites can also be found in this part of the hotel. Super fast complimentary WiFi is available in all rooms and throughout the hotel. The Rose Spa and swimming pools are located in the modern wing.
Guest room – modern wing sea view
A huge plus of staying in the modern wing is that you get a view of the palace. You may also enjoy a view of the sea. The alternative to a sea view is a park view. The balconies are more spacious on modern wing.
Is it better to sit in the palace looking out or in the modern wing looking towards the palace?
If you are visiting Portoroz as a group you may consider the presidential suite. It is the largest presidential suite in the whole of Slovenia. The bedrooms (above) in the presidential suite feature a double, double bed. There are several suites available in the hotel in both the historic and modern wings. If you require a specific suite it is advised to book it as far in advance as possible.
Rose Spa – Pool
In the Rose Spa you’ll find a beautiful indoor swimming pool. There’s also a large outdoor pool which is just as beautiful. The Rose spa offers many different spa treatments. The signature treatment being the Secret of the Rose Ritual. This remarkable treatment is said to be the ultimate spa experience. Couples treatments are also available.
Rose Spa – Sauna
Those looking for a hotel with sauna in Portoroz will be more than satisfied at Kempinski Palace. There are 3 different types of saunas available. You may choose between a Finnish, Turkish or Infrared sauna.
Rose Spa – Roman Bath
With all the sauna options available in the Rose Spa you may require a cold bath to cool down. The Roman bath is conveniently located next to the saunas. Alongside the Roman bath is a relaxation area. You are encouraged to relax and unwind at the Rose Spa.
Crystal Hall – Breakfast Buffet
A complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the elegant Crystal Hall. You may enjoy your breakfast inside or outside on the garden patio. The selection at the breakfast buffet will be one of largest you’ve ever experienced. There is a huge selection of fresh fruits, breads, sweet pastries, hot meats, cold meats, cheeses, jams, yogurts and cereals. There is also an egg station. Eggs are freshly prepared exactly as you want them and brought to your table. Have you been to a breakfast buffet before where you can freshly squeeze your own orange juice?
The good news about the breakfast is that it’s served until midday everyday. This means you can relax and sleep in on your holiday.
Restaurant Sophia is named after Italian actress, Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren has visited the palace. The elegant restaurant fits perfectly in the Kempinski Palace. Whether you’re staying in the hotel or not, this is the place to fulfill your fine dining requirements in Portoroz.
The Palace Club is a bar which serves drinks and snacks. There is a famous barman in this bar. If you order a drink he will always remember what you ordered. When you come back to Portoroz and enter the bar months later, he’ll know which drink to prepare for you. There is a sea view from the bar making it a perfect location for sunset cocktails. Visitors who can play the piano are encouraged to show off their skills.
Whilst staying in the historic wing you must take the stairs at least once. The stairs are just one of many Instagram worth locations in the Kempinski Palace, Portoroz. You could visit Portoroz and stay in the hotel the whole time. You would still go home with an amazing Instagram feed. Having said that, you must take the promenade walk to Medieval Piran.
Enjoy your stay at the Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Make sure you order a drink from the bar. Then when you return to the hotel next time you can check if the myth is true. If the bartender really remembers which drink you ordered. Let’s also hope you want the same drink again!