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Kostanjevica na Krki – where the lowland Krakovo ancient woodland slowly climbs into the hilly green Gorjanci.
Boutique Bed & Breakfast Vila Castanea – in Slovenian’s only town on a river island
The Vila Castanea is in the very heart of the old town Kostanjevica na Krki, in the Slovenia’s only town on a river island. It is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the natural beauty of the soft Dolenjska landscape, the picturesque wine-growing hills and the soothing Krka. This grand town house from the end of the 19th century is a protected landmark of local importance with a diverse and interesting history – as an inn, residential house and villa. It boasts a richly decorated front facade, an arched ground floor, floors made of local stone and an arcaded interior courtyard in the shade of a mighty chestnut tree. It dominates the old part of Kostanjevica na Krki; its windows open onto wonderful views of the soft Dolenjska hills, the sleepy Krka and the town. Breathe in the fresh spring air, enjoy the scent of newly mown grass in late summer and allow yourself to be tempted by baked chestnuts from the surrounding woodlands.
Let the Vila Castanea be yours alone!
The exclusive hire of the villa for the organisation of a business event or wedding will guarantee you complete privacy; thus your stay and that of your guests will be adapted to your wishes. You are warmly welcome.
Comfortable modern rooms with character
In our villa, which is pleasantly cool in summer and comfortably warm in spring and autumn, we have created seven twin bedrooms and two spacious family rooms. The rooms are a reflection of the character of bourgeois villas – have you ever wanted to sleep in a four-poster bed? – but are fully equipped with modern facilities from natural materials, with an eye for detail and everything dictated by the comforts of the 21st century.
number of people: 2
In our spacious, bright and contemporarily equipped rooms you will enjoy the comfortable ambience and the lovely views of the town centre, area and countryside.
Double Room Comfort
number of people: 2
Like all the other rooms, the double room comfort is bright, spacious and contemporarily equipped. Two rooms are with balcony, while speciality of other two rooms is its romantic four-poster bed. You will enjoy the lovely views of the town centre, the soft Dolenjska landscape and countryside.
number of people: 2+2
The family room has been designed for families with children or groups of friends. The room features a view of the old town and the surrounding soft Dolenjska landscape. The room is modern and comfortably furnished.
It is like in 4* hotel. Great design, spacious room, excellent bed, nice art collection .. Owners are very nice. Don't forget that this place is on the island surrender by Krka river and the Dolenjska region is green and pictures. Perfect for food and nature lovers.
The apartment we stayed in is modern, stylish and decorated with love. All this is done in the old but well renovated historical building. We've got a free room upgrade and could enjoy drinking the tea and wine on the balcony faced into the inner yard. The room, hall and breakfast room are light and very clean. The neighborhood is very nice. The property is located on the small island with old and beautiful buildings. The breakfast is very tasty and includes a wide choice of farmer products such as cheeses, bread, salami, juices, yogurts and fruits and berries. But probably the most important is the hostess Nina. Her kindness, friendliness and helpfulness really made our stay to a perfect one. Thank you very much, dear Nina, for your hospitality
The building (an old renovated Villa) was amazing. The hostess, Nina, and her colleague were absolutely delightful. They were very helpful in every way. The room and bathroom were absolutely clean and comfortable. The breakfast included locally produced pate, ham, fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs and more. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone visiting this beautiful wine region.
Can not recommend this place enough. Friendly reception, good parking, excellent breakfast (but poor wifi). Sleep quality is perfect, but.....
Do not expect any nightlife or restaurants. This is a quiet little town in the south eastern part of Slovenia and good for a 1 night stop over or during the summer time enjoying the river and take some time off. For thrill seekers this is not the part of Slovenia to visit, but for us it was a perfect stop in a perfect Bed & Breakfast
Despite this B&B is rated with 3*, it is much better than many 4* stars hotel I have stayed in. Newly decorated, lots of space, charming interior, very good breakfast. And one practical note - entrance and parking is not from the street, you need to go through the gate on the left side of the house
We have already spent a three-day off-season holiday in Vila Castanea, on the peaceful and magnificent island of Kostanjevica na Krki. Great location, beautiful historical house with a nice common room. Being three, we had a family room, very spacious and elegant. Since we were the only guests, we were cuddled since the first minute. Breakfast was simply superlative, with local fresh products, bread, cured meats and fruits. Besides, we had available mineral water and fresh fruits during the staying. The owner gave us many interesting suggestions on where to eat and what/where to buy some Slovenian delicatessen. We will come back for sure and tell our friends to go there!
You can explore the Krka basin by bike. Those that are a little more adventurous can go off-trail in the Gorjanci hills among the beech woods and unspoilt countryside. There are bike rental options. > read more
Walking & Hiking
Exploring the settlements and hill slopes around Kostanjevica on foot. > read more
Dolenjska has a rich tradition of spas and thermal water. There are three health resorts on the Krka and Sava rivers where you can relax. > read more
Connect with nature with all your senses and indulge in the beneficial effects of the forest – experience a forest bath in the woods near Kostanjevica on Krka. > read more
Boating, SUP, Fishing
Boating & Suping on the Krka River & Sports Fishing. > read more
Skike or Nordic skating on inflatable wheels is a great simulation of ski running and it’s becoming a popular form of recreation. > read more
The length of horse riding trails totals more than 350km. Those on horseback visit Kočevje and the castle of Kostel. > read more
The Kostanjevica Cave lies at the foot of the Gorjanci hills, a diverse karst terrain with cretaceous limestone. > read more
A round of golf in Slovenia assures you direct contact with nature and pleasure in Slovenia’s green landscapes. These are rich and diverse, just like the well-managed and easily accessible golf courses and driving ranges in Slovenia. > read more
Trips Kostanjevica na Krki and the surrounding areas. > read more
Do you know…. which wine is the only one in the world – apart from Italian Chianti – that is made from a mix of red and white grape varieties? > read more
Krakovo Forest is among the most important wetlands in Slovenia located on the floodplaints of the Krka river, not far from the picturesque riverside town of Kostanjevica na Krki. > read more