Hotel Kastel is a small exclusive hotel situated in a 17th century old palace on the very top of ancient medieval little town Motovun in the heart of Istria. The owners are the family Erik they have renovated the whole hotel from 1997-2008. Almost every window of this fairytale hotel gives a marvelous view of central Istrias scenery the Mirna River valley and the famous Motovun vineyards. From dawn to dusk a family atmosphere and a perfect view will comfort you. A Wellness experience filled with Istrias energy its land herbs aromas and tastes.
Motovun is a town-monument an ancient Istrian acropolis town located atop a 277 metre high hill whose present appearance dates back to the Middle Ages from the 12th and 13th century. Leading to the top of the hill and its Venetian town square is the longest Istrian staircase with 1052 steps. From the rich architectural heritage of Motovun especially noteworthy are the city gates with tower renaissance town palace town lodge parish church Saint Stephan the smaller churches of Madonna dei Servi and Madonna delle porte the medieval lay out of the streets town cisterns and many coats of arms on the building facades. The position and vistas of Motovun make it one of the most beautiful towns on the Mediterranean.