Kempinski Palace Portoroz
The Kempinski Palace has been exisiting since 1910 and was designed by the famous Austrian architect Johannes Eustacchio. Back then it was one of the most beautiful and biggest hotels at the Adriatic coast. In the 80s it was placed under monumental protection. Moreover, the garden area had also been protected as as a Monument of Shaped Nature. It closed in the 80s-90s and finally reopened with the help of investors in 2008. Given the fact that the old building was protected it was hard to do renovations and combining it with a whole new extensions. The French designer Jean-Claude Laville did a great job and worked a lot with old elements but however creating something utterly new.
above superior room with parc view in the modern part
Kempinski Palace Portoroz The rooms
The old part of the Hotel Kempinski Palace has 104 rooms. We slept in the modern wing with 77 rooms. The our superior room with parc view was spacious and modern. Portoroz is called Portorose in Italian , which is why you’ll find the consistently. In fact, we had a huge rose wallpaper in our modern room.
The bed was super spacious and so comfortable – one of the best beds I’ve slept in so far. There only remark I had was in the bathroom. Given the fact that it was quite big I expected a little bit more storage next to the sink. On the other hand, it had all the facilities needed – bathtub, separate shower and bidet.
Superior room with sea view – 420€
extra bed 86€
make sure to book directly on their site as they offer the best prices
above style of the rooms in the old part
below the old staircase
Kempinski Palace Portoroz Breakfast on the terrace
Breakfast is the best way to start into the new day and a good one will boost your day. The breakfast buffets offered a big continental breakfast. There was a lot of fresh fruit and various muesli option. The Kempinski Palace Portoroz had a big offer of various types of bread, which tasted so good. Moreover, fresh egg dishes were prepared at the open kitchen. Luckily, it was already warm enought to eat outside the terrace, which was so pleasant. But beware of the pigeons! The waiters are very attentive and kept an eye on our breakfast constantly because these birds have no shame.
above view from the terrace onto the Portoroz beachside
below white heaven – Fleur de Sel Restaurant
Kempinski Palace Portoroz Restaurant Sophia
All in all, there are two restaurants in the building – restaurant Fleur de Sel in the new wing, the restaurant Sophia in the old part with an adjacent bar. Moreover you’ll find another bar in the upper floor. Our first evening started with a delicious dinner at the Restaurant Sophia. Such a beautiful interior! The menu was mainly based on fish and tasted really good. The kitchen was creative and inventive. Moreover, the wine matched perfectly to each dish.
Kempinski Palace Portoroz more facilities
The Kempinski Palace has a large outdoor pool and the Rose spa inside. You’ll find everything from Hamama, sauna up to private spa areas. Moreover, they have small shops in the old tract. The hotel is placed very central in Portoroz and the beach is only a two minutes walk across the street. There you’ll find more shops and various restaurants. A nice 40 minutes walk along the coast gets you to Piran, which is even better as you don’t need to worry about parking.
All in all, there is nothing more to complain and we had a wonderful time at the hotel there. I’d definitely recommend to come here again!
Hotel Review Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Obala 45 – 6320 Portoroz, Slowenien
photos – moi / 3rd picture Kempinski Palace Portoroz