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Visit Croatia: Hotel Life Palace

June 1, 2016


Did you already hear or read that Croatia is this year’s number 1 Summer destination? Croatia has one of the most beautiful, old and filled with life and heritage cities in the South of Europe. If you’re looking for a perfect “one person” kind of adventure or for a romantic honeymoon destination or maybe a fun holiday spot for a whole family, Croatia should be your 1st choice! I promise, if you do pick Croatia as this Summer’s destination, you won’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sea is crystal clear, the nature is breathtaking, sun is shining “non stop”, locals are cheerful and very welcoming of tourists, restaurants and hotels are plenty to choose from, beaches are perfect for a whole day fun, there’re endless excursions which are tailored to show you all the best hot spots as well as some hidden gems. Some of the best Summer music festivals are being held in Croatia too such as Ultra and IN music festival, just to name two of them!


If you wish to visit a small, picturesque and very special city in the middle of Adriatic coast, then look no further, Sibenik will impress you with it’s enchanting narrow, cobble stone streets, wonderful architecture and breathtaking sea views. One of the biggest attractions, cathedral of St. Jacobs which is under protection of UNESCO is def. worth taking a long and thorough look at from the inside as well as on the outside. Besides interesting cathedral, churches, city hall, etc. worth mentioning are fortresses and palaces of Sibenik. One such, Marenci palace is the hero of today’s post. ๐Ÿ™‚


Marenci palace used to be one of knight’s palaces, dating from 15th century. It’s complete renovation started back in 2014. and once, long forgotten and barely used palace, turned into a gorgeous, fairytale like hotel.

Hotel Life Palace opened it’s doors to public almost a year ago in the very heart of old town of Sibenik. It has 17 beautifully furnished bedrooms which are all decorated in 15th century vibe paying a tribute to Sibenik’s history and original “function” of the space.





Besides royalty like furnished bedrooms, this boutique hotel has a mini spa with jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and also a lovely cafe with a gorgeous summertime terrace. Cafe serves some of the best cakes you will try anywhere and you can also enjoy a great scoop of Carte D’or ice cream on the terrace.ย If you’re an early bird, make sure to catch a delicious and healthy breakfast too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Starting this month, cafe will be also serving Tapas bites to satisfy some late evening munchie cravings.




Hotel’s walking vicinity to all of the main city’s attractions, shops and restaurants make it your ultimate choice for a hotel to stay at in Sibenik city!!





*This post was made in collaboration with Life Hotel Palace. All of the opinions are my own.

*Thank you to Miss Ivana and Tatjana for making this collaboration possible.

*Photography by: Natali Karppinen

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  • Reply Jo June 1, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Okay. You have convinced me that I need to return to Croatia. That Hotel looks like stepping in to work of art. And that bedroom is so pretty with its paintings, I fear I would not want to leave. I would have those gorgeous cakes sent to my room. Kisses.

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:11 AM

      Heheh! Yay for me ( and you too ) for wanting to return to Croatia! The hotel is so fairytale like. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Martabarcelonastyle June 1, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    The terrace looks lovely and the cakes looks so delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      Oh yes, it’s a treat to sit down on the terrace and bite into the sweet goodness. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      It totally is!

  • Reply olia June 1, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    looks amazing!! Hope youโ€™ll stop by my blog for the latest post!

    Love, Olia

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      Thanks Olia!

  • Reply Josephin June 1, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    what a wonderful hotel! lovely <3

    // Tensia

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM

      It is an amazing experience to stay at this hotel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sophie June 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Lovely post! The photography is so beautiful! I definitely want to stay here ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like a dream


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    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM

      Thank you so much Sophie, I’m happy to read your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sophie June 1, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    That hotel is absolutely amazing <3

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    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM

      Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Aubrey Yandow June 1, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    That hotel looks amazing.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM

      It does! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Amy Arnold June 1, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    What a lovely hotel! And those desserts… yum. You definitely make me want to come visit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:14 AM

      Please do come and visit, you won’t be disappointed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Matea June 1, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Baลก je sladak hotelฤiฤ‡, sad me vuฤe onaj ลกtekat da na njemu popijem kavu meฤ‘u svim tim cvijeฤ‡em ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Hanna Marie June 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    The room looks so cool! –Hanna Lei

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:14 AM

      They are, so modern but yet so “old”!

  • Reply Nada June 1, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Wonderful !

  • Reply JLu June 1, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    How wonderful! Need to visit Croatia one day!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM

      Oh yes! I’m sure that you would love the seaside and everything this coast has to offer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lindsey Simon June 1, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    This place looks amazing! Love the photography. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, Lindsey

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM

      Thank you Lindsey! I’m happy to read that you liked the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jenessa Sheffield June 1, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    This hotel looks like a dream!! Have a great day, Loves!!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM

      Thank you Jenessa, have a great day too!

  • Reply Salome June 1, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    I’ve never been in this country , but everything looks so gorgeous
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    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Thank you so much Salome!

  • Reply Toks June 1, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    What an amazing hotel. xoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply sahara June 2, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    thanks for sharing these!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Thank you for commenting!

  • Reply Dadie Bradshaw June 2, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    I love Coratia. I went maybe 4 years ago but it’s an amazing place!

    kisses, DadieB. ~

    • Reply natali karppinen June 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I hope that you will visit Croatia sometime soon again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Trang Do June 2, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Love this hotel!! Sooo beautiful!
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  • Reply Anaivilo June 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Wow, the rooms look amazing!! I love the scenery, Croatia is indeed lovely, I need to visit it as soon as possible! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Nati June 2, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Wow, your pictures look fantastic โ˜บ What a beautiful place.
    Nati xx

  • Reply Rumela June 2, 2016 at 2:54 PM

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  • Reply AGNESE June 2, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    This looks like a dream hotel! So beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Shannon June 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Omg this place looks like a dream!! And so does that cake!

    <3 Shannon
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  • Reply Brenda June 2, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Always wanted to go to Croatia. Look and sounds amazing!

  • Reply portiastylebook June 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Great pictures! i love to travel and have to put this on my list. i enjoyed this post!

  • Reply Taylor June 2, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Beautiful photos!

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