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Game of Thrones in Dalmatia

BY matilda May 30, 2019

Five key filming locations of the most popular series of all time are located in the immediate vicinity of our hotel. Come and explore all the best of Essos and Westeros!

With its fairy-tale locations, God-given natural beauties and incredibly preserved monuments of a millennial history, Dalmatia proved to be the ideal scene for some of the key locations of the globally popular “Game of Thrones”. And the Hotel Katarina’s position is ideal for their sightseeing. Here’s why:

  • Klis and its spectacular medieval fortress, or Meereenwhere Daenerys liberated slaves, is located only a few minutes’ drive away from the Hotel Katarina. Due to its strategic position, all pretenders to power in this part of Dalmatia had been fighting for Klis for centuries, but today Klis lives of tourism, and besides the “Game of Thrones” fans, it is visited by more and more world travellers who want to enjoy the unforgettable view of Split and its surroundings.
  • MedievalKaštilacCastle, located about ten minutes away in Kaštel Gomilica, is the next fans’ destination, because that is Braavos, a seaside town founded by fugitive slaves from ancient Valyria. Arya Stark was apprentice here at the House of Black and White under the mentorship of Jaqen H’ghar and his mysterious faceless men.
  • Just a five-minute drive from Braavos, and you’re in Trogir,or should we say the fabulous Qarth, considered to be “the greatest city that ever was or will be”, which was true until the city fathers of Qarth captured the dragons and paid a terrible price for it. The charming, stone town of Trogir is one of the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic towns in Europe that will delight you, even if you are not a number one “Game of Thrones” fan.
  • After visiting Trogir, in twenty minutes you arrive in Split, capital of Dalmatia, whose Diocletian palace was captured on many scenes taken with Daenerys. Today you can walk through the antique palace built in 300 BC by the Roman emperor Diocletian and see the tunnels and cellars where khaleesiwas training her dragons, while the former slave owners were plotting against their new ruler. Diocletian’s Palace is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in Croatia, and since you are already in Split, make sure you visit a recently opened Game of Thrones Museumin Bosanska Street in the very city centre.
  • In the immediate vicinity of Split there is also a small place called Žrnovnica, once home to medieval mills that fed the local people, some of which have been preserved and restored as tourist sites. You will recognize the location where Daenerys’s faithful interpreter and counsellor Missandei was filmed while taking a bath in the stream, and you will also see the quarry playing the role of the battlefield in the great battle of the Unsullied.

 

Šibenik, playing Braavosin the fifth season of the series, is only half an hour’s drive away from the Hotel Katarina, and since our hotel is located near the motorway, in less than 3 hours you can reach the “Game of Thrones” main location, our famousDubrovnik, which perfectly played King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, whose iron throne represents the aim of almost all the protagonists of the most popular television series of all time.

Good job in China

BY lea April 2, 2019

We were in China, and it was wonderful – and exceptionally successful!

 

The tenth business anniversary of the Hotel Katarina with 60.000 overnight stays was also our most successful year – of course, we will do our best to again outdo ourselves in 2019 for the umpteenth time – but did you know that the biggest increase in interest we recorded was among our guests from China? The most populous country in the world is currently ranked second among the strongest emissive markets our guests come from, and after our visit to the biggest Chinese tour operators, it won’t surprise us if at the end of the year China suddenly appears at the very top of our internal top list.

Yes, we were in China, and it was wonderful!

 

 

Speed dating in Beijing

After a 13-hour flight, on March 24th, we landed in Beijing, and even our extremely overburdened assignment schedule could not stop us from falling thoroughly in love with Chinese culture, beautiful temples, spacious promenades and, of course, truly superb shopping. The reason for our Chinese adventure was our participation in the workshops “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”, where we maximized the synergy of Croatian and Slovenian tourism, in the spirit of good neighbourly relations, for more successful joint step forward in this immensely huge market.

Our Chinese hosts were truly amazed by the first workshop in Beijing. Representatives from Chinese agencies sat at their tables, while we were moving from table to table just like on a speed date – eight minutes per table, 25 tables! Allow us to flatter ourselves a bit: we were perfectly prepared. We had our own interpreter and all of our promotional materials pre-translated into Chinese, which had proven to be a huge hit, just like a scented lavender bouquet and anti stress balls with our logo on them, that won the hearts of our hosts. To top it all, our contest that included questions such as “Where is the world’s best footballer from” or “Where was “Game of the Thrones” filmed”, allowed a few lucky ones, who gave the correct answers, to win a trip to Croatia.

We were surprised by the number of agencies that knew about us and were familiar with our work, even though we did not previously do business together. The key word here is “previously”, because in Beijing we created contacts that already generated new business cooperation. The Hotel Katarina is recognized as a premium hotel, ideal for a groups, but also for individual guests looking to explore our coast and Dalmatian inland, our hotel being an ideal starting point for all Dalmatian adventures.

Croatian wines, that our hosts fell in love with at the first sip, gave even extra strength to their enthusiasm for getting to know our beautiful places and sights, both cultural and historical, as well as gastronomic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai is ours as well!

After Beijing, we landed in the most populous city of the most populous country. Insomnia could not bring us down, as much as the adrenaline kept us up, so we truly enjoyed each moment spent in Shanghai, where we felt like real celebrities, because for some reason people kept asking us to take a photo with them. We didn’t turn anyone down, and with a bit of help from Google Translate, even the language barriers couldn’t remain insuperable. Our five-star and 54-storey hotel in Shanghai shocked us at first, but soon after, it completely captivated us, just like our delighted workshop hosts, with whom we made the most out of our well-established 25×8 formula. During our joint lunch, we thoroughly practiced our networking skills, and we established valuable contacts with 25 of the largest tour operators who will already this season make sure our hotel becomes the centre of the Chinese tourist diaspora on the Adriatic.

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Once we write this blog, we can finally turn off all the electronic devices and indulge in the consequences of our epic jet leg… But, nevertheless, it was worth it. Thanks, China!

 

 

Organization of celebrations at the hotel Katarina

BY lea February 19, 2019

Moments of celebration should create wonderful memories that we will remember with a smile all our lives. At the Hotel Katarina, we have taken care that all the most festive moments of your family – be they baptisms, confirmations, birthdays, anniversaries or any other occasions – get celebrated in a carefully designed, pleasant ambiance and a lovely atmosphere.

A restaurant with 150 seats, two types of menus and decoration of the venue according to your desires is at your disposal. The menu contains specially selected courses of the Mediterranean and Dalmatian cuisine with a rich selection of wines, and our friendly staff will do everything to make your day truly unforgettable.

 

Take a look at our photo gallery – https://goo.gl/jLNLP4

Engagement at the Katarina hotel

BY lea February 19, 2019

Make your wedding fantasy come true and get married at the Wedding Hall of the Hotel Katarina.

We prepared a special offer for the bride and groom: if you decide to get married on a Friday or a Sunday, we will give you a 10% discount on the wedding menu.

Spend the saved amount on that wedding dress you have been eyeing even though it is just a little bit too expensive or on more luxurious flowers, or on luxury invitations or on a honeymoon.

 

Package includes:

  • A person dedicated to organizing your wedding
  • Venue rental for the wedding ceremony
  • Free taking of photos at the venue
  • White chair covers
  • Decorative ribbons in white or gold
  • Child-friendly menus
  • Vegetarian and vegan menu options
  • Overnight stay for the bride and groom in one of our luxurious rooms with a breakfast with champagne
  • A gift card for the Wellness Oasis at Hotel Katarina
  • Free parking on the wedding day
  • Special room rates during the wedding weekend for wedding guests
  • Early arrival / Late departure

 

Price of the menu depends on the selected menus

 

* For all  Fridays and Sundays weddings we offer a 10% discount on the selected menu

* Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.

* Valid only for new queries. Discounts can not be used in combination with any other discounts.

* The offer is valid throughout the year

Engagement at the Katarina hotel

BY lea February 19, 2019

The engagement should be one of those moments that are told and re-told to family members, friends, acquaintances, facebook contacts, and, some day, to kids and grandchildren.

Yes, getting engagement should be one of those moments when our better half feels like they have never felt before. They want that wow factor. Are they asking for too much? No, not at all.

 

When to propose? Where? How to propose?
Hotel Katarina is here to help you create that special atmosphere.

 

You be brave, and we will help you to ask the question with:

  • A romantic four-candle dinner with champagne
  • A favourite song played at a key moment
  • If you want to celebrate your engagement with your family and your maid of honor and best man, we will create a fairy tale especially for you
  • A relaxed atmosphere at our Wellness & SPA Center in the VIP Room (private use)
  • A favorite cake with a ring on top
  • A romantic bouquet with a ring in the middle
  • Breakfast in bed, accompanied with a bouquet of flowers, a cup of coffee, a fresh croissant and, of course, a box with a ring
  • A bed on which a large number of rose petals spells “Marry Me”
  • Any other way you imagined it, and we are here to make it happen and, with the help of our experts, make that moment unforgettable for you.

Let us take away the all the anxiety and make this unforgettable moment easy and carefree.

 

Day rest

BY lea February 19, 2019

Relax on a luxurious mini holiday and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

A Day Rest in Style

Take some time to get away and take a dear one to share the enjoyment.

Forget the stress of everyday life and enjoy some quiet time with your better half away from the busy city.

Just a short ride separates you from a relaxing atmosphere that everyone can afford.

 

Package includes:

♥ Daily vacation in a luxuriously appointed double room

♥ Check in from 14:00, check out until 18:00

♥ A three-course lunch in the room

♥ Private use of Vip Room 1 for two for one hour

♥ Unlimited use of Wellness Oasis – pool, Jacuzzi, relax area with deck chairs in the afternoon

♥ In Wellness: bathrobe, slippers, towel for use

♥ Free internet in the room

♥ Free parking in the garage

 

Package price: 616,00 kn

 

  • The price is valid for two persons.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days before using the service.
  • Day Rest can be used daily from 12am to 6pm
  • Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.
  • Insurance is not included in the price.
  • The offer is limited and valid until 31.05. 2019.
  • Due to a limited number of places, you can book your place at +385 21/712 333 or by e-mail info@hotelkatarina.hr

Special moments

BY lea February 19, 2019

They say that life is not measured in the number of breaths taken but in the number moments that have taken our breath away.

So do not forget to create such moments for yourself and your beloved! Provide a little piece of paradise and of complete relaxation. This will lead  lead to a renewal of both body and  spirit and you will experience it at the Hotel Katarina.

 

Package includes:

♥ Accommodation in a luxurious, romantically decorated double room (2 days, 1 night)

♥ Early check in (from 11:00), late check out (until 18:00)

♥ A luxurious late breakfast in the room (till 12:00 hours)

♥ A three-course dinner at the hotel restaurant

♥ Vip Room 2 – one hour of use for two (jacuzzi, two deck chairs, lockable)

♥ Unlimited use of Wellness Oasis – pool, Jacuzzi, relax area with deck chairs in the afternoon

♥ A 10% discount on additional wellness treatments

♥ In Wellness: bathrobe, slippers, towel for use

♥ Free internet in the room

♥ Free parking in the garage

 

Package price: 896,00 kn

 

  • The rice is valid for two persons.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days before using the service.
  • Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.
  • Residence tax and insurance are included in the price.
  • The offer is limited and valid until 31.05. 2019.
  • Due to a limited number of places, you can book your place at +385 21/712 333 or e-mail info@hotelkatarina.hr

A royal treatment for two

BY lea February 19, 2019

Set aside some time for your love and laughter, and let romance enter your life. Get away from the world and share unforgettable romantic moments with a loved one on a vacation at the Hotel Katarina.

 

Package includes:

♥ Accommodation in a luxuriously double room for two – 3 days, 2 nights

♥ A luxurious late breakfast in the room (up to 11h) both days

♥ Early check in (from 11:00), late check out (until 17:00)

♥ A three-course dinner at the hotel restaurant on the first night

♥ 2 x Relaxing, 30-minute massage in the unique ambiance of the Wellness Center on the 7th floor

♥ Bottle of champagne 0.75 l in the room on arrival

♥ a 10% discount on additional wellness treatments

♥ Unlimited use of Wellness Oasis – pool, Jacuzzi, relax area with deck chairs in the afternoon

♥ In Wellness: bathrobe, slippers, towel for use

♥ Free internet in the room

♥ Free parking in the garage

 

Price: 1.708,00 kn

 

  • The price is valid for two persons.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days before using the service.
  • Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.
  • Residence tax and insurance are included in the price.
  • The offer is limited and valid until 31.05. 2019.
  • Due to a limited number of places, you can book your place at +385 21/712 333 or e-mail info@hotelkatarina.hr

Wedding anniversary celebration

BY lea February 19, 2019

Do you have an idea for a wedding anniversary celebration? Upgrade it with a romantic dinner at the Hotel Katarina. Enjoy the best company, food and drink and afterward, relax in our VIP Room.

 

Package includes:

♥ Accommodation in a luxuriously equipped and romantically decorated double room (2 days, 1 night)

♥ Early check in (from 11:00), late check out (until 17:00)

♥ A luxurious buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant (till 10:00)

♥ Romantic dinner at the hotel restaurant (See the menu)

♥ Vip Room 1 – one hour of use for two (sauna, jacuzzi, two deck chairs, can be locked)

♥ Unlimited use of Wellness Oasis – pool, Jacuzzi, relax area with deck chairs in the afternoon

♥ In Wellness: bathrobe, slippers, towel for use

♥ Free internet in the room

♥ Free parking in the garage

 

Package price: 910,00 kn

 

  • The price is valid for two persons.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days before using the service.
  • Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.
  • Residence tax and insurance are included in the price.
  • The offer is limited and valid until 31.05. 2019.
  • Due to a limited number of places, you can book your place at +385 21/712 333 or e-mail info@hotelkatarina.hr

Shopping day

BY lea February 19, 2019

Do you love shopping? Is buying clothes therapy for you and a break from everyday worries?

Shopping is always a good idea, so at Hotel Katarina we prepared a special offer just for you!

Let the transport be our concern, and after a successful shopping day, replenish your energy and relax in our Wellness Center.

 

Package includes:

♥ Accommodation in double room for two – 2 days, 1 night

♥ Early check in (from 11:00), late check out (until 17:00)

♥ Unlimited use of Wellness Oasis – pool, jacuzzi, relax area with deck chairs in the afternoon

♥ Tea Room and natural spring water in the Wellness Area

♥ Free transfer Dugopolje-shopping center Split (your choice)

♥ a 10% discount on wellness treatments

♥ In Wellness: bathrobe, slippers, towel for use

♥ A luxurious breakfast in the hotel restaurant (up to 10 am)

♥ Free internet in the room

♥ Free parking in the garage

 

Package price: 1088,00 kn

 

  • The price is valid for two persons.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days before using the service.
  • Services are charged in kuna. VAT is included in the price.
  • Residence tax and insurance are included in the price.
  • The offer is limited and valid until 31.05. 2019.
  • Due to a limited number of places, you can book your place at +385 21/712 333 or e-mail info@hotelkatarina.hr