A wonderful mountain hotel, the “Velebno” Hotel in Baške Oštarije, is a place where many many of us would really like to spend the night. In Croatian “Velebno” means magnificent and that is exactly what this hotel once was.
Unfortunately, the “Velebno” hotel has been closed for years and for some reason no one cares. First built in 1971, the hotel has 32 rooms, 7 suites, a restaurant with 200 seats, a wine cellar, a sports hall, a ski lifts and a mountain lodge. Despite all of that there is no interest in continuing this tourist story.
Will the Velebno Hotel ever be what it once was, at this point no one knows.
All we can do now is to admire the beauty of the hotel under the stars, and write about the missed potential.
PHOTO: Josip Durdov