Art Hotel Tartini - The best hotel in Piran
Have you ever stayed in a hotel that has blown your socks off? The Art Hotel Tartini located in the picturesque seaside town of Piran had this effect on us. The design and great location are some of the components that make this hotel so spectacular. The boutique hotel is named after the famous baroque composer and violinist, Guiseppe Tartini, whose hometown was Piran. The thematic of the name is carefully linked to the hotel restaurant, Da Guiseppe, and the hotel bar, Devil’s Trill, the artist signature work.
Below you will find a complete review of this trendy boutique hotel.
The hotel underwent a complete makeover during spring 2018 and was fully conceptualized by the world-renowned artist, JAŠA. The Slovenian artist gives you to experience to be in a multi-dimensional work of art with its mix of architecture, writing, painting/ graffiti, sculptures, photographs and more. If you ever wanted to feel like you were sleeping inside a work of art, this is your opportunity.
Every corner and every single detail of the hotel were carefully crafted and studied by the artist, nothing was left to chance and the result is a real candy to the eye.
Upon your entrance, you will see that the lobby is dominated by majestuous modern chandeliers hanging from the third floor and encased by a spiral staircase. The walls are plastered with giant black and white flowers. All with a white background, making you not feeling overwhelmed.
All the rooms are decorated differently and each have different poems and imagery attached to them.
There are 5 different types of room: single, double, double plus, double deluxe and the Presidential suite. Most of the rooms have either a view of Tartini Square or a view on the sea with a private balcony. The suites have their own special terraces. The rooms also have a mini bar filled with Flaviar spirits selection. If you don’t want to splurge on the mini-bar, you can still head to the hotel bar.
The room has complimentary toiletries, Flat-TV and free wifi (the wifi was terrible).
We got the double room with a view on the sea, perfect to unwind after a day of visiting.
Da Giuseppe Restaurant
The price of the rooms includes a delicious locally-sourced breakfast buffet. The buffet consists of fresh fruits, yummy prosciutto, cheeses, a variety of breads and pastries, smoked salmon, eggs and much more.
If you are looking for a restaurant for either lunch or dinner, the hotel restaurant offers a classic French cuisine with a modern touch.
The bar of the hotel is THE talk of the town, and quite frankly one of the best terraces we have visited. The bar, Devil’s Trill, is located on the second floor and it is distributed into 3 terraces with astonish views of the Square. The long picnic tables come with plenty of board games for you to play with and helping you spend the night awake at the bar. As per the drinks, I had one of the best gin and tonic ever. The bar also offers craft beers concocted by JAŠA, the hotel designer.
The Devil’s Trill also hosts events, concerts and special cookouts. When we were visiting, there was a small concert of two Slovenian DJ playing funky electro music, Benjamin Shock & Kay Kay and there was a special food menu for the occasion.
The hotel also has massage sessions. The massages are performed in accordance to the practice of Yumeiho,a holistic Japanese manual therapy.
Location, Location, Location
As with every real estate, location is one of the most important factors. The hotel is located at the heart of the action, directly on the Tartini Square. The Square is the meeting point of the town and hosts several festivities throughout the year. Plus, the hotel is only a few minutes away from the beach and the harbour.
What to do in Piran
The seaside medieval town feels like the laid-back distant cousin of Venice. In fact, Piran was heavily influenced by the Venetian Republic. This influence is mostly visible by the architecture, the bell tower and the Tartini Square being the main visual queues.
Due to light traffic, the city is extremely walkable, stroll around the intricate colourful streets in the old town. After getting lost in the cobbled streets, you can either look at the town form a birds eye view by climbing the bell tower or explore the fortress walls. From the top, you will see the jigsaw of rust-coloured roofs.
Another major attraction of Piran is the beach. I have to warn you that it is not a beautiful sandy beach, as the beach is made of big pebbles and rocks so not very friendly to your feet. However, the water has a perfect temperature to refresh you during hot summer days.
After sunbathing, walk around the beach promenade and indulge into seafood and some drinks. The sunset by the promenade is a real spectacle.
The access to Piran by car is a little tricky. There are only very few limited amounts of cars allowed to circulate in the town. You need to park the car outside of the town limits, in a big parking lot. However, you can enter the town by car (you take a ticket), do the check in and leave your luggage at the reception. The staff will give you a paper so you will be able to leave the city by car for free. If you do not take that paper, combined with your ticket, you will have to pay to exit the city.
We all work very hard at our jobs so splurging at this unique hotel for a few days should be a reward! This hotel was one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed. I strongly recommend at least staying one night.
- How to book? You can book directly on the hotel site or you can use my booking widget (see below)
- Price? Around $200 USD per night for the double room. The price fluctuates a little depending on the season.
- What’s Included? The price of the room includes breakfast.
Disclaimer: We enjoyed our stay as guests of the Art Tartini Hotel. A big thank you! All opinions are my own
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