About Degenija Hotel
The Hotel Degenija Hotel and Restaurant are situated in Selište Drežničko village on the D1 road in the direction of Zagreb / Slunj, just 4 kilometers from Entrance no.1 of Plitvice Lakes National Park. The Degenija Hotel is a high quality 4* hotel with 20 rooms, a reception, a breakfast hall, lobby, café bar, wireless access on the premises and parking. There is a restaurant next to the hotel with a rich selection of traditional and national dishes.
Accommodation: the Degenija has 20 rooms which are tastefully furnished, cozy and very comfortable. Each room is equipped with air conditioning/heating, bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer, toiletries, slippers, LCD/satellite (82cm), work desk, mini bar, electric kettle, safe deposit, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
The room types are double, twin, family room and suite. Some rooms also have a terrace. The Annex House is located just next to the hotel (15 metres) - there are 4 rooms at the first floor with private entrance. Each room has a balcony and is equipped with bathroom with shower.
Breakfast buffet is served in the hotel from 7-10 am. All hotel services are also available if you are staying in the annex.
Facilities: the offered specialties of the Degenija restaurant generally include meat, which is also characteristic of this area. The house specialties are fresh trout from Gacka and filled veal rolls in a mushroom sauce with home-made noodles. There is a terrace with a gorgeous panoramic vista of surrounding villages interspersed by lowlands and forest-covered hills. There are 60 seats on the terrace and 90 seats in an air-conditioned indoor part of the restaurant. Delicious food and a high-quality service in tranquil surroundings and invite you to come again.
A variety of hot and cold dishes, grilled dishes, pasta, cakes and pastries will satisfy all preferences. Through the summer (or by reservation) they prepare traditional local specialties like veal & potatoes under the cooking “bell” (PEKA) or spit-roasted lamb and pork.
"Diverse and rich a-la-carte menu: home-made cheese, Lika cheese (basa), domestic smoked ham (pršut) and hot sausage with paprika (kulen), various soups, grilled food, steak, turkey in gorgonzola, steak and various pasta. We also offer pizza baked in a bread oven and recommend our home-prepared plum brandy (šljivovica). In the winter period, ready-made meals are on the menu, such as Lika lunch, thick bean soup (grah) and pickled cabbage, goulash, sarma (cooked pickled cabbage stuffed with minced meat) etc. "
There is also a cafe-bar where you can enjoy drinking your first coffee or watching the sunset with your favorite cocktail. In the bar they serve a rich breakfast buffet. In case you’re not in the mood for a large breakfast there are croissants, sandwiches and pancakes. In the afternoon they serve various food such as burgers, risotto, salads, steaks and sweets. A wide selection of fine wines, champagnes and a rich selection of cocktails are also available.
Swimming Pool: located on a sunny hill right next to the hotel and surrounded by greenery and beautiful views the outdoor pool offer perfect spot to relax. The pool area is equipped with enough sun loungers, tables & sun umberllas; a bar service available all day. [Pool size: 13 x 6.5 meters / pool is heated].
The hotel is situated in the midst of idyllic scenery which is a guarantee of relaxation and peace. If you are planning to visit the National Park Plitvice lakes and enjoy the charm of the countryside, Degenija Hotel is a perfect place to stay overnight. Baraćeve spilje (the Barać Caves) are only 10 km away and Rastoke, a village with water-mills, is 20 km away. We also recommend a tour to the beautiful town of Bihać in neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina (30 km). Plitvice lakes and Rakovica are great for active holidays: hire a bike and explore the magnificent country riding along the marked bike trails, take a walking tour or have a swim in Korana river during the hot summer days near the hotel (400 m). Winter specials are sledging and skiing at the Mukinje ski-resort, 6 km away.
"There are no words which could describe the beauty and the harmony of this area, therefore come, experience and be a part of this pristine and intact countryside".
"All in all it was a most memorable and enjoyable holiday - a little challenging at times with things like absence of road signs and numbers!!! Thanks for the suggestions and planning - the hotels were much grander than we had expected - enjoyed their swimming pools which was an unexpected bonus. Probably the highlight for us was Plitvice - stunning!"
K Heap, UK, September, 2019
"Yes we had a wonderful time and the Vamoos info was great. The itinerary was fabulous giving us a good sample of Croatian country, culture and history. The whole trip and the accommodation and service was good overall. It was exceptional at Hotel Degenija. Airport transfers and rental car were very good."
M Larsen, June, 2019
"Really enjoyed the location, facilities and service at the Hotel Degenia at Plitvice."
K Lister, Australia, Oct 2018
"Easily the best hotel we stayed in on the whole trip. Very welcoming, excellent room and good location for the national park. Internal restaurant was also excellent but the one alongside very crowded with average food. The only negative comment on this hotel was the car parking. If you are not there early you cannot park anywhere nearby as the diners next door just fill all spaces and all the roads around. We took the hotel’s advice and did the lower lakes in the afternoon of our arrival and the upper lakes the following morning. Sadly the weather was awful and we toured the upper lakes in a serious thunderstorm but we still loved the place and are so glad we went there. Because of the weather there were not so many people there and we understand that from next year all visitors will need to pre-book to eliminate the excessive numbers and long queues."
C Sillett, UK, October 2017
"Ace place. Finding this place was surprisingly difficult given its location on the main road. There are a number of signs saying hotel Degenija in large bold letters which draw you in only to notice after leaving road that underneath in tiny writing it says 1 km , 500 km etc. IT would be better to tell people to look a sign saying PLUM restaurant on the right. Plum is part of the hotel."
M Fenner, UK, July, 2017
"Just a quick note to say what a fabulous time we had in Croatia. The hotels chosen where fabulous particularly Hotel Lero in Dubrovnik, Hotel Korsal in Korcula, Hotel Mediterran in Zadar and Hotel Degenya in Plitvice (the pool had only been opened 10 days). The days we were driving where really easy and the best route form Korcula to Split is definately better by ferry. I understand that the border crossings with Bosnia can be a pain and lengthy at times. Got to see all my Games of Thrones sites apart from the Aborteum just outside Dubrovnik - think we missed the signs. There was only one error and that was the Hotel Edens fault - they did not have a twin room for the kids - they were fully booked, so could not change. But other than that no problems. "
S Syder, UK, June, 2017
"outstanding location, exceptional staff and excellent accommodation."
T Lambie, UK, May, 2017
"Staff good and breakfast good and room lovely. This spoilt us I think. Nice covered Terrace but restaurant very crowded and busy and food not up to scratch. National park good but don't send people there on a Sunday. (This was our only full day there) It was mayhem. Scenery stunning though."
V Copper, UK, Sept 2016
"We'd just like to thank you for such a well organised holiday you gave us and from which we have just come back from Croatia. The hotels were well chosen - plenty of variety - the routes were well thought out - very scenic - and the local knowledge and research was evident everywhere."
L Needham, UK, August 2016
"We have had a lovely holiday, thank you. We had 3 lots of 2 nights in Roving, Plitvic and Zadar, and then a week in Primosten. This is the first time we had toured around with our children (aged 5 and 7). When we asked which bit they preferred, they said the 'road trip' - we much thought they would have preferred the beach/Primosten stay. So much to see and do in Croatia, limited only really by the heat. But that made it possible to enjoy swimming in the sea. Your hotel recommendations were all different, and difficult to compare, but all good. The boys voted the breakfast in Hotel Mediteran their favourite, and this is also by far the friendliest hotel we have ever stayed in - they even printed off some running routes for us without us asking. A great break, thank you."
C Dawson, UK, August 2016