Hotel Villa Vicko is located in the small town/resort of Starigrad Paklenica, just 2 km from the entrance of the National Park. The owners' family was originally engaged in fishing and providing accommodation to travellers on an ad hoc basis but in 1990 the families of Vicko and Zoran Katic founded one of the first private hotels in Croatia, the Hotel Vicko.
Hotel Vicko offers single and double rooms with sea view or park view. Classic rooms are en suite with air conditioning, phone, satellite TV and a safe. Maritime rooms also have a balcony with sea view.
Hotel guests have 24 hour guarded parking, an exchange office and beach with chairs, parasols and shower available. One of the appealing characteristics of this hotel is the typical Croatian breakfast with hot and cold dishes from Slavonia, Zagorje, Istria, Lika and Dalmatia.
Restaurant: this award-winning restaurant offers local dishes from traditional Dalmatian cuisine, ancient recipes based on herbal plants from Velebit, vegetarian and classical dishes prepared by the chef. Some specialities are the "Ancient marinades" of oily and white fish served as a cold appetizer, seafood dishes (several types of mussels, shrimp, calamari and fresh white fish from the Adriatic), lamb and veal, steak combined with shrimp and all kinds of meat grilled on charcoal. The restaurant has won numerous awards and was listed among the top 100 restaurants of Croatian in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
A Freeman, UK, August, 2015