Following the client's desire to relocate the wine cellar and open a hotel at the foot of the medieval town Motovun on a challenging and very steep terrain, a modern wine cellar and luxurious Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel were constructed. The synergy of the wine cellar and the hotel, designed by Idis Turato, offers a unique experience at the heart of Istria: excellent wines, regional specialties and the overnight stay at the designer hotel.
Hotel Roxanich consists of 28 rooms located in the main building built in the traditional Istrian style and 4 apartments located in the modern hotel annexe. Wall panels, red pigmented concrete and the old wooden beam structure give the rooms an unusual appearance. Each room is unique and changing wallpaper and carpet patterns brings exuberance in the space. The Hotel also includes an exterior swimming pool, a spa centre, an underground garage, a restaurant, a terrace with magnificent view and rooms for business events or exhibitions. Water mirror, approximately 250 m2 in surface area, should also be mentioned, because there are only a few of that kind in Europe. Water mirror is a shallow pool of water having a reflective surface mirroring the complete surroundings of the hotel with wine cellar.
Top materials were used during constructions, such as beautiful terrazzo in the lobby bar, conference room and shop, wooden cubes and bricks built into the reception area vault, golden ceramic tiles and 3-metre-high ceramic tiles.
Wine cellar is constructed on a rather difficult and steep terrain inclined towards the Mirna river valley but with the view of the entire surroundings. In order not to disturb the natural terrain configuration, the wine cellar was constructed on a 4-storey terrace principle. The wine cellar interior is designed as open-space concrete halls without partitions for easy manufacturing process, while the storeys are interconnected by the stairwell and the lifting platform. Wine cellar consists of rooms for amphoras, wine manufacture and storage room, tasting room and wine boutique.
Hotel and Wine Cellar ROXANICH, Motovun