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Etno Gardens - peaceful haven at Plitvice
The hotel is on the far side of Plitvice Lakes, a little bit further to get to but totally worth it as its far quieter than the main entrance area. You can access the park on foot from the hotel to P3 on the National park map. The hotel is made up of several buildings surrounded by well maintained gardens and is very peaceful, you can hear the birds chirping in the morning! The rooms have been recently refurbished to a good standard and are spacious, we had a junior suite which had ample room for the 4 of us, a fridge, microwave, sink and hob. The extra beds were 2 singles which my children were delighted with as they didn't have to share. The restaurant is a short walk away through the gardens and serves delicious local food, beer and wine. The staff are superb, (especially Erik and Vatroslav) they gave us excellent advise on how to experience the park avoiding the mass of day trippers and even collected our tickets for us. Nothing was too much trouble, our daughter turned 10 whilst we were there and they helped organise a cake for her! We stayed for 2 nights and would happily come back again to experience the hotel and area in a different season.