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Charms of the Seaside - A review of the Hotel Tartini in Piran.
Author: Sloveniaforyou

One of the most beautiful squares in Europe!

Some places just radiate charm and panache. Piran in Slovenia is one of those places. A historical Venetian town that leads down from the surrounding hills into the wide open spaces of Tartini Square before narrowing and jutting out into the Adriatic.

Central to everything in Piran is the marvellous Hotel Tartini. Situated in a commanding position overlooking Tartini Square, the hotel is also named after Piran's favourite son, violinist Guiseppe Tartini.

Enjoy a drink on the square at the Tartini Tavern!

The hotel is a favourite with tourists, groups and wedding parties alike. With its orange facade, the inside is a surprising contrast. Passing reception you will find a lighthouse style spiralling staircase which circles the central elevator giving the space a real nautical feel if you like.

There are 5 floors and the hotel is deceptively larger than anticipated with rooms adjacent to the staircase with more rooms leading further back down the corridor. There are 45 rooms of varying sizes comprising 38 doubles, 4 triples and 3 singles. Most rooms have partial sea, port or rooftop views and some rooms have cute little balconies as well.

Comfortable rooms at the Hotel Tartini

The jewel in the crown is room/apartment 40A which has a separate bedroom and bathroom, large lounge area and magnificent wrap around balcony inviting views of the square and sea. Definitely worth the splurge if possible.

The views from room 40A are amazing!

The stairwell and hallways are plastered with colourful artwork that gives the space a real eclectic feel.

Colorful artwork adorns the hallway walls

On the ground floor with its huge glass windows is the spacious Altana Restaurant where breakfast is served and other events are held. The Tartini breakfast covers all the main essentials well and they serve fantastic coffee which is always a plus!

At the front of the hotel left of reception is the Tartini Tavern with indoor seating and alfresco seating in the warmer months. Perfect for people watching whilst sipping a coffee, beer or local Refošk.

Breakfast is served in the Altana Restaurant.

Also perfect in summer is the Altana Terrace which can be reached from the 2nd floor. An undercover outdoor space affording great views of the square and sea whilst dining or having a drink.

Piran Harbour from the Altana Terrace!

The hotel staff are exceptional and always willing to provide advice on dining and touring options in the area. They are a valued asset to this hotel!

The Hotel Tartini's rates and comfort are comparable with its 3 star rating but with further long overdue refurbishments, the hotel can easily reach future heights. We had a great stay and thoroughly recommend this hotel.

* Parking Note for guests - Parking is prohibited in central Piran. Guests must drive into Tartini Square past the boom gates at the town entrance. Here you can quickly unload your luggage and check in. On check-in the hotel will provide you with a parking pass for the Fornače Multi Story car park which is situated outside the town on the road leading into Piran. Once parked in the car park, take the lift to the bottom floor and exit the car park. On the road near the sea, you will find a bus stop where you can pick up the free shuttle back into Tartini Sqaure (or just walk).

Enjoy your stay in Piran!

The view of Tartini Square from the Altana Terrace at night

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