If you're planning on camping and arrive by car, autocamp Borje could be very good option, though it's about 15 km South from the entry to the park itself, and by the main regional road towards Dalmatia.
Note that it can be a little cool if you're not travelling during summer - this is forested area on highlands, so different temperature/weather conditions apply than by the seaside or in the plains and som warm clothes could be needed (from September-early June in general, though it depends on year).
At time of our stay (late September 2010) there were few guests on the ground and a lot of locations to pitch the tent or park camper van. In generaly it's lovely place with lots of shade, especially of pines, which is very good in summer when heat could be otherwise hard to bear. This is also great for the air quality. Capacity is 350 persons on 6,5 hectares of land.
It is recently opened camp site (since 2007) and has excellent shared toilets and bathrooms built with energy saving standards. The sanitary building is spacious, airy and very clean and the constructions itself tries to merge well with environment and has a lot of wood as a construction material (see photo 2 and 3).
Paths are well organized and easy to navigate, though if in peak season there can be little crowded, but that's normal then. It has children playground on the site.
Staff is helpful and friendly, they may give you information about visiting NP.
Nice food can be eaten from their restaurant - local, international, self served (cheaper) or like in usual restaurant - depends on you. If you haven't yet, try their local cheeses here, they're really nice. There's also small shop, but for greater choice of stuff go to Korenica town near.
A bus service to park (managed by NP office) leaves from the restaurant, but you may also catch a local bus to the entry to the park by the main regional road - take any bus into Karlovac or Zagreb direction - if you don't want to go (or can't go) by your car.
Nearest bigger town is Korenica and it is about 2 km South of camp and there are few ATMs, banks, restaurants, pharmacies and shops/supermarkets. Here you can supply yourself with most things needed for your trip.
Price is paid in kuna. Or by CC. Our price in September 2010 (main season) was: 67 KN/person per night, city tax was 3,5 KN per person, 22 KN per tent and 15 KN for a car.
Updated information on prices are from parks web site:
In Korenica, a village some 20 kms. south of the south entrance of the Park.
- Main: The House
- Second: Terrace in the back
- Third: Taken from the terrace
- Fourth: Taken from the room
Good place to overnight, maybe cheaper than in the Park itself. Clean rooms and not too big but it really doesn't matter. They don't admit credit card but accept Euros too.
Twin room: 55,00 Euros (B&B, Aug. '09). Free parking in the complex.
There are some possibilities inside the park and I give you a link that can be useful for you. However, I stayed outside the park, so, see next tip.
An ok Hotel but with a great location in Plitvice National park and entrance to the park is included in your accomodation.
Hotel Jezero is situated in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, only 300m from the largest lake, Kozjak.
The hotel offers 229 units, including 7 suites, 7 semi-suites and 5 handicapped accessible rooms. There is also the possibility of adjoining family rooms in several accommodation units. The hotel has a night club and dancing bar, as well as the hotel restaurant with its rich and recognizable culinary offer. Our youngest guests will find entertainment in the children's playroom.
All hotel rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone and Internet connection and washrooms with either a bath or shower. Majority of rooms are equipped with a mini-bar.
Great location, inside the park, only 100 meters from the park entrance where the admission ticket window and bus station are. The boat Port 1 is about 200+ steps down.
The park is not easily accessible without a car. One can, however, try to take bus to get here.
The hotel staff were friendly. The lobby was dark in the evening. Often there are people smoking there. :(
Our room, as we requested, is on the top floor. The balcony has a view of the green woods and the mountain afar, but no waterfall in sight despite their roaring or soothing sound.
The room does not have a safe. We think the national park is a rather safe place.
It has a bathtub and shower combined unit, the shower head height can be adjusted but not the angle, so the water coming out straight horizontally – which makes it challenging not to wet the floor. It also has limited room for laying out stuff.
BREAKFAST/Buffet (included in the room rate):
Has limited selection of food. Besides bread (unappealing), jams, coffee/orange juice, cheese, corn flakes/cereal, it also has scrambled egg and little frankies.
The huge dinning room can have several hundreds of people having meals at the same time, but it designed well acoustically, i.e., not noisy at all.
Only tourist group people have their one set meal. Others are on a la carte. We had stuffed troute (you can see trout from the waters in the park) and grilled other fish with vegetables, all very good.
Tables for small group of people, 1-4, are lined up together with a dividing segment between any two tables. We always sat the small table next to the door to outside, so that we could eat and enjoyed the view.
There are not many choices with respect to having a good dinner. We tried the Hotel Plitvice next door next evening.
When we were there, the (free) wireless internet access was not possible from room, but only in the lobby.
Location. No other hotel/accommodation is closer to park entrance than it.
I stayed in a local house just near by a very very clean river after i visit Plitvicka National Park. You can find lots of local houses for rent in this lovely area. The fee is 15EU including breakfast.
All local houses for rent, are in a very green area in the forests of Plitvicka National Park. some of them are very close to the park and some of them are not. But i am sure you can find a very nice place to spend the night or two.
The place i stayed is a very small village ( only 10 houses ) located aroud a very clean river that you can swim... and 100 meters away from house was a small waterfall with a small lake... what can i want more:))))
We were allready staying at this property some times ago and it was excellente choice for us and the National Park wqas wonderful, so we decided to come again to see the Park in a diferent time of the year.
This time we were not staying in the bungalow since it was allready occuppied, we were staying in one of the apartment and in one of the rooms. Everything was completely new, with all neccessary things inside (kitchen, livingroom, SAT-TV, massagge bath tube) and the hosts were kinde and helpful all the time, specialy Ivana. She was talking to us and explained some new paths to see arround the lakes.
We were group of 5 people together and there was also group of 4 american people at the same time, and it was so nice to see how she can menage so switch from one language to another.
Breakfast was more than good, it was wonderful with marmelade, butter, hony, eggs, chees, saleme, fruite, cornflakes, mussli, pate, tee, coffee, milch, juice...
I needed to use internet for a while, and she lett me use her computer with no charge of wathever.
There were making schnaps of the plumps so we enjoyd seeing that too.
So, I would definitly recomment this accomodation to everybody searching for a nice and warm place to stay.
House is sorrounded by a big groundyard, there is also childrenplayground, and view is on hils and forest.
It is very quiete and peaceful village, and it is on just 5 minutes walking distance from the Entrance No.1 to the Park.
As you have only 2 options for hotel near the park, budget travellers would prefer pensions or guesthouses in vicinity which also provide convenient accomodation with reasonable prices. Just pass the main entrance of the park and continue following the main road. After a while, you will see boards or notices with "Szoba" , "Frei Zimmer" or similar. All of these guesthouses in the area are managed by local families. However in high season, it is not easy to find a single room even in these pensions.
I found this house on a German speaking website and as I like Scandinavian style houses I had to book it when we were searching for a place to stay near Plitvice National Park. It was a great choice! I really enjoyed my time and slept like a stone here! And the next morning I was woken up by the sound of a rooster living next door - things that feel special to big city girls like me ;)
The house is located in Grabovec which is just off the main road from Karlovac to Plitvice. From there to the national park it's a 10 minute drive so it's a good location if you want to spend a day in the national park.
The house is very new with nice and bright furniture and beautiful warm colours. From all rooms we saw during the holiday this easily was the nicest one. Upstairs from the double rooms there's a holiday apartment for up to five people with a beautiful terrace.
What I enjoyed most about this place was the picnic bench & table outside on the terrace. It was lovely to sit there in the middle of wide open lowlands with only the main road and the coocoo disturbing. My favourite place for writing postcards or reading in the evening!
Breakfast isn't included in the price but you can get it for 5 EUR. We chose to have it. It isn't served in the house but in one a hundred metres up the road. The woman who welcomed us to the blue house also makes the breakfast. She speaks English, not very fluently but enough to communicate. I guess the owners of the house live in Germany, so she runs the place.
We paid 32 EUR (240 kn) for one night in May 2007.
There are a couple of hotels that are placed practicly on the entrance of the National Park.
The names of hotels are Jezero***, Plitvice** , Bellevue** and Grabovac ***. There is also a Campsite Korana 6 kilometres from the park with the bungalows you can rent. In a near by places you can find a plenty of private houses where you can also stay. Maybe is this the least expensive way, but we didn't use it. We stayed in hotel named Jezero. The room was clean, it had a double bed, tv and an aircondition. The price was about 700 kn, it is about 90 Euro for a night with a breakfast for 2 persones. For a breakfast there was a buffet. It had really everything, from cornflakes till fruits.
In a hotel there was also a la carte restaurant. The prices and offer were solid. And the food tasted fine.
This are random taken pictures of several houses in a small village of Mukinje, situated about 5 kilometres far from the main entrance to the Park. Each room or apartment for rent has a view, absolutely undisturbed because of free space around the houses. Those who like isolated places, tranquility and idyllic landscapes will enjoy it alot.
First and most important, rooms are comfortable and clean with the bathroom and terrace. Houses are located inside the National Park area in the midle of intact nature all around. It is spot where one could sleep like a small baby, all night long.
There is scale of prices, depending on room or apartment category. Double room cost from 40 up to 100 euros per day.
This was a large hotel with some good facilities and specialised in accommodation for coach tour groups. Our room was clean, a good size with television etc , however you could not call it luxury. This did not worry us as we did not spend much time in the room as the first night we dined late and the second evening we visited a restaurant several kilometres away. The hotel dining room served a good breakfast and the Lounge was a good place to relax with a beer or coffee and cake. There was a shop near reception which provided all the incedentials and souvineers. We enjoyed our short stay at this hotel.
All hotels around Plitvice are on the expensive side, so relatively speaking Bellevue isn't too bad in terms of price.
The staff on the other hand were pretty rude, I would have taken a more expensive hotel if there had been room, just to get away from the rude staff member.
The breakfast is pretty filling and it is well located next to the park entrance.
If you have a car then you can stay in one of private accommodation near the park. Note that there are no villages nor accommodation options within the park itself. The nearest place is Rakovica, situated some 8 kilometres north of Entrance 1. If you like camping, there is also a camp here - for details check the NP Plitvice website.
If you are without a car then private accommodation is maybe not the best option. Buses to the coast just rush through Rakovica and are not very happy to receive passengers for only a few kilometres. On the other hand, walking for 6-7 kilometres along the busy road is not a very pleasant experience.
You could try contacting some owners in advance and ask them if they would pick you up at one of the entrances to the Park.
To book, use the website below or just go to one of the agencies that can arrange private accommodation - you'll find them at both entrances to the Park.
There are three hotels within the park, located next to the Entrance 2 (Ulaz 2). If you are using buses, it important that you ask the driver to stop here because it would be quite a long walk from Entrance 1!
The best hotel is a standard three-star hotel Jezero.
Hotel Plitvice is only two star, but this is due to very restrictive Croatian hotel rating system - you'll find bathroom, sat-TV, minibar and direct phone lines in each room and in most countries this would be a three-star hotel.
The cheapest hotel within the park is hotel Bellevue. All rooms have their own bathroom and phone. It does not have its own restaurant but guests can use the one in hotel Plitvice.
For info and contact numbers about all hotels visit the NP Plitvice website.
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