Kastel Motovun

Motovun, Croatia

There’s only one hotel in this terrific little hilltop village and it’s the charming Kastel Motovun,  a converted castle-fortress perched high on a hill above Motovun, looking out over the green expanse of the Istria valley. The hotel’s setting at the top of the hill is just magnificent—sunset views from atop the castle walls are memorable.