The Kempinski Hotel, Istria

Istria has been called ‘the Tuscany of Croatia’. But its idyllic countryside, rolling vineyards and olive groves give it recognition in its own right.

Strolling in the sunlight, past the dense greens of a shady olive grove - or looking down from a hilltop over tranquil ranks of grapevines - you can well understand the ‘Croatia’s Tuscany’ appellation. Istria is achingly pretty and its coastline is one of the finest imaginable, with splendid beaches, tiny coves, inlets and little harbours where boats bob at anchor.

But Istria has a character all its own, and places – like the Kempinski Hotel, for example – that welcome you in a truly Croatian way. The Kempinski openly admits it exists to spoil you. So its rooms are stylishly modern with more than a touch of luxury. Its spa offers you pampering at its best, plus a pool with floodlit columns. And its restaurants serve the finest Istrian specialities.

Kempinski Hotel, at a glance

  • Surrounded by picturesque Istrian countryside, with panoramic views over the Adriatic
  • Easy access to the old port of Savudrija
  • Choice of spacious and luxurious rooms, suites and Presidential Suite
  • Terrace or balconies with wonderful countryside or sea views
  • Designer en suites and B&O flat screens
  • Two exceptional restaurants serving Mediterranean fusion and Istrian cuisine, plus three bars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Three pools, two Jacuzzis and beach
  • 3000 sq m duplex spa with ultimate pampering and restorative treatments
  • Fitness centre with great views
  • Four tennis courts with coach
  • Access to nearby Golf Club Adriatic with an 18 hole Championship course overlooking the sea
  • Scuba diving and sailing within easy reach
  • Cycling, walking and jogging
  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7