Hotel Casino Mulino
© Hotel Casino Mulino

Find your ultimate luxury hotel stay in Istria

Recently voted ‘Wellness Hotel of the Year’ in Croatia, the five-star Casino Hotel Mulino on the Croatia-Slovenia border, a short drive north of Buje in Istria, attracts visitors from all over Europe seeking luxury and high-end spa treatments

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The surroundings could not be more tranquil. On the slopes overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Piran out in the Adriatic, the Casino Hotel Mulino overlooks the Piran Saltpans Nature Park. Vineyards, olive groves, orchards and historic hilltop Istrian hamlets line the landscape, the Mediterranean climate is mild and forgiving, wine cultivation and farm production the main activities in this unspoiled north-west corner of Istria with generations of Italian influence on cuisine and architecture.

The design of the Casino Hotel Mulino itself, while gleaming and contemporary, echoes the elegance of this timeless environment.

Lobby /© Hotel Casino Mulino

Here, 67 guestrooms and luxury suites provide visitors with all they need for a relaxing getaway and come in seven categories: Presidential Suite, Suite de Luxe, Mulino Junior Suite Blue, Mulino Junior Suite Red, Junior Suite, Double de Luxe and Single de Luxe. From the Single to the Presidential, luxury, charm and elegance underscore the ubiquitous Swarovski crystal, fine wood and soft leather.

From a roomy 36 square metres to a mammoth 84, space is a given. Also universal are king-sized beds, veined marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, LED HD TVs, ultrafast WiFi, remote-controlled electronic curtains, bath tubs, bath robes, slippers, 24-hour room service and a range of exclusive natural cosmetic products in each bathroom. Striking artworks feature throughout.

Some of the Double de Luxe rooms have been adapted for access for guests with reduced mobility.

Suite in Mulino /© Hotel Casino Mulino

Exclusive customers staying in the Presidential Suite and Suite de Luxe have their own whirlpool while sea views can also be enjoyed by those in the Mulino Junior Suite Blue. Guests in the Mulino Junior Suite Red look out over a verdant expanse of nature park.

At guests’ disposal, from noon until 1am every day of the week, are the Restaurant Mulino and Restaurant Tropicana. With glittering crystal and silverware, an exclusive ambience envelops sophisticated diners treated to Mediterranean cuisine and Istrian delicacies in the à la carte Restaurant Mulino. Truffles, fresh seafood, succulent meat and produce in season are the cornerstones of the gastronomy on offer here. Those booking the refined Restaurant Tropicana can tuck into fine regional fare in intimate surroundings, with family, friends and business clients, backdropped by views of the Sečovlje saltpans and Nature Park.

Peace, tranquillity and soft lighting imbue the extensive Prestige Wellness & Spa, 1,500 square metres given over to health, relaxation and beautification. Centrepieced by a kidney-shaped pool with hydro-massage jets, a Turkish bath, Roman sauna and Finnish sauna allow you to let yourself drift away in the lap of warming luxury. Surrounded by snug loungers, with emotion showers and a help-yourself selection of fruit, soft drinks and special teas, guests may also take advantage of the panoramic pool outside and well-equipped gym.

Those keen on extra pampering can book a massage or beautification treatment using exclusive Guinot, Thalion or Natura Bisse products.

Mulino Pool /© Hotel Casino Mulino

The Casino Hotel Mulino is, naturally, also a casino, with 20 gaming tables and 260 slot machines, a 24/7 world of bright lights and spinning wheels. As well as American roulette, you can try your luck at punto banco, Texas hold’em, blackjack, Russian poker and Mulino’s own hold’em poker. Outside you will see Bonsai trees and olive trees from which they make excellent olive oil.

For those opting to fly here, there’s a major international airport at Trieste a short drive away as well as Pula and Venice airports within easy reach.

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