Heritage Castle Hotel Martinis Marchi

Location:
Situated: at Maslinica, on the Island of Solta just off the Adriatic coast.

History:
The castle Martinis Marchi is built in the beginning of 18th century by brothers Martinis-Marchi with the purpose to protect the city of Split and the island of Solta from pirate attacks. The castle was originally planned as military fortress with dominant tower. Recently it was restaurated, so today it is fantastic sythesis of old and new outlook.

In 1703, the three Marchi brothers got permission from the Venetian authorities to build a tower, a village and a church above the bay of  Maslinica. At the time, pirate attacks were becoming frequent and, with considerable efforts of the colonists, two years later a castle was erected together with defence walls and a prominent tower as the last point of  defence..

After the Morean War, at the end of the 17th century, brothers Ivan Petar, Juraj and Ivan Marchi submitted their plan for the colonisation and defense of the western bays of Šolta.to the Republic of Venice. They sent a request to Governor Alvis Mocenigo III to build a tower in the bay of Maslinica on Solta, surrounded by a village with a church.

The Venetian authorities approval the colonisation of the remote bays because the new settlers farmed and cultivated the neglected land and, in case of pirate attacks, they defended the port and the inland areas of the island. By a decree issued on August 25 in 1703, Venice gave its permission for the construction of the tower, village and a church and allotted 200 acres of land. Not many inhabitants were capable of work because grown men were recruited to the army or worked as oarsmen on the galleys. Therefore, the rugged land was mostly cultivated by women, children and the elderly. The depopulation of Šolta, the exposure to pirate attacks and the vicinity of the Turkish border near Split have all contributed planned colonisation. The Marchi brothers brought people from the continental parts of the region like Dalmatinska Zagora, Zaostrog and Prugovo.

The beginning of the Marchi family constructions goes back to 1706 when they built the votive chapel above the bay of Maslinica in memory of their grandfather Nikola, dedicating it to St Nicholas, the protector of sailors. The chapel was built on a strategically prominent position which had always served for observation and control of the ships passing in the channel and in the nearby bays. A path from the church leads down to the castle in the bay. The castle was constructed two years after the chapel of St Nicholas. The castle was conceived as a military fort with a spacious inside yard and a prominent tower at the back, as its last point of defence. On the castle’s  façade above the main entrance, there is a plaque with an inscription in Latin which commemorates the construction of the castle and presents the  Marchi brothers as bevefactors and founders of the first village in the port.

Description:
Dominant stone building offers two saunas, ham am, heated swimming pool, conference/presentation rooml, spacious living room with dining room and kitchen, vine celler, restaurant, relaxation room with the piano, large terrace by the swimming pool and beautiful 5000m2Mediterranean styled and illuminated garden. For those most demanding guests, the castle heritage hotel is also equipped with a private hellidrom. 

Hotel Heritage Martinis Marchi at its’ 1500 m2 offfers only 7 suits.

Each suite has its own story and is named after a certain person who is in some way connected with the castle. All furniture is delicatelly choosen and restaurated, just like the whole castle itself. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with LCD TV, satelite mini bar, safe, telephone and heater.

Suits with interior description:
The Kavanjin Suite (35m2 )

luxurious air-conditioned double room with a total area of 35m2 comprising of 1 bedroom with twin beds; bathroom with shower and toilet and a view of the pool.

The Vitezovic Suite (35m2)
luxurious air-conditioned double room with a total area of 35m2 comprising of 1 bedroom with twin beds; bathroom with shower and toilet and magnificent sea view

The Duke of Lorenski Suite (56m2)
luxurious air-conditioned double room with a total area of 56m2 comprising of 1 bedroom with twin beds; bathroom with shower and toilet and magnificent sea view
The Von Erlach Suite (97m2)
luxurious air-conditioned double room that is a duplex with a total area of 97m2 comprising of 1 bedroom with twin beds; 1 bedroom with two separate beds; 1 bathroom with bath and toilet; 1 bathroom with shower and toilet and magnificent sea view
The Duke Savoyski Suite (80m2)
luxurious air-conditioned double hotel suite on three levels with a total area of 80m2 comprising of a living room; 1 bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and toilet and a view of the pool
The Grimani Suite (80m2)
Luxurious air-conditioned and fancy suite on 2nd floor in tower, with a total area of 32 m2. Beautiful sea and pool view; 1 bedroom with King size bed; bathroom with shower and toilet.
The Karlo VI Imperial Tower (208m2 over four levels)
luxurious air-conditioned double hotel suite on three levels with a total area of 80m2 comprising of a living room; 1 bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and toilet and a view of the pool
super-luxurious hotel suite on four floors with a total area of 208m2: 1 living room with LCD television and telephone; 1 study room with internet access, telephone and computer; 1 bathroom with bath, shower and toilet; 1 bedroom with twin beds, mini bar, telephone and 3 balconies with magnificent sea view

Additional offer and possibilites:
Restaurant: Martinis-Marchi with vine celler and large summer terrace with excellent food, live music and famous Mediterranean mood.

Yacht Marina Martinis Marchi: right next to the hotel, well protected from all winds.

A new marina has been built near the luxurious Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel & Restaurant. Inside there are 50 berths covered with marble, equipped with moorings, electricity and water. New waterfront offers a safe place for yachts measuring up to 35m, and even longer on the outer side of the breakwater.
An amphitheatre with 500 seats is built in the style of ancient Greek theatres. Marinis Marchi Marinais the first place winner of Best Small Marina in Croatia for 2018 and second place winnerof International Cemex Builder Award for the Best Infrastructure and Urbanism 2012.

M-traveltouristservice as domicile DMC & PCO Travel Agency Company at island Solta can arrange all kinds of Events, Business Meetings, Congress/Conferences (MICE) and Weddings. For several daytrips, excursions and transfers, like Rent-a- scooter, Rent-a-bike, Rent-a-boat/speed boats – just send one inquiry at eMail: info@m-tts.com

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