Idyllic village of Smoljanci in the heart of Istria
The property spreads across 4000 m², and guests have a house and three apartments with a total of 15 beds at their disposal. All accommodation facilities have a 4-star rating, while 2 apartments are adapted for persons with disabilities. The indoor tavern is open only to overnight guests.
The children’s playground and parking lot are fenced off by natural Istrian drystone walls, and the residential house and vacation apartments overlook a cultivated garden with old trees.
The Moll family, owners and hosts at Stancija 1904, will prepare a superb breakfast with local recipes in a typical Istrian tavern by an open fireplace. Allow owner Draženka (Dada) to surprise you with her special seasonal menu and enjoy a selection of top-quality local wines with your meal. Stancija 1904 is open throughout the year. Perfect thermal isolation combined with a powerful central heating system will make your stay comfortable in the autumn/winter months.
A place of exquisite cuisine
Stancija 1904 offers meals prepared with ingredients purchased locally from small producers of cheese, fruit, vegetables, olive oil and meat, while the fish is purchased from well-known Rovinj fishermen. Therefore, the tables at Stancija 1904. feature whatever nature offers at that particular time of year. The secret ingredient is love – the owners do work they love and believe in, which has brought them recognition from guests and experts alike.
Croatia European Destinations of Excellence
EDEN In the period from 2007 – 2015 on the themes of rural tourism, intangible heritage, protected regions, aquatic tourism, adaptation of physical locations, accessible tourism and gastronomy, 7 European destinations of excellence were chosen in Croatia and 28 destinations as finalists, in other words 35 destination members of the EDEN network in Croatia.
The winning destination in the national electoral process receives acknowledgment at the European award ceremony organised by the European Commission and at the Days of Croatian Tourism event. Destinations of excellence from the 27 participating countries sign a memorandum of understanding the so-called Declaration on a European Network of Destinations of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism, which obliges them to international collaboration and the exchange of knowledge and information about the development of tourism. 2007-2013
Eco Domus - certification of Eco friendly accommodation
1904 - The beginning
A stone house (Stancija) was built in 1904 in the village of Smoljanci near the renaissance town of Svetvinčenat.
Renovation - 1999. to 2003.
The property was renovated from 1999 to 2003 under the supervision of a restorer and is surrounded by a garden where 127 species of plants grow.
1999 - tavern
A lovely Istrian tavern, located within the walls of Stancija 1904, is open to all guests staying on the luxury property.
Built in 1904, the private residence and šterna (water tank) represent a prime example of traditional Istrian architecture with updated modern interiors.
Its open fireplace, original stone walls, and antique furniture from a previous century lends itself to a warm and inviting atmosphere.