Legend told as that the first inhabitants of this area, when they looked at the green forests and clear waters from the top of the hill, said: "It will be a paradise"! This exclamation gave the name to the mountain, and the mountain to the hotel and restaurant, which confirms these words in practice every day. Not far from the beautiful Lake Bajer and away from the city crowds and everyday stress, the hotel and restaurant Bitoraj Fužine offers authentic Gorski Kotar cuisine, relaxation in the wellness center and relaxation in rooms categorized with four stars. FAMILY HOTEL OF LONG TRADITION In the heavenly environment of the devil's garden A piece of paradise in the middle of the "Devil's Garden". This could describe the offer of the hotel and restaurant Bitoraj located in Fužine, the most beautiful part of the "green heart of Croatia". Today it is called Gorski kotar, the area that connects coastal Croatia with its continental part. But once this area was known as Hortus diabolicus, a mysterious devil's garden whose snowy peaks were unconquerable for hundreds and thousands of years. " Gorani"( name of inhabitans of Gorski kotar Area) , the inhabitants of this oasis of untouched nature, did not try to conquer it, but to live in accordance with it. This coexistence has created a unique culinary, natural and cultural heritage that can only be experienced in the heavenly environment of the devil’s garden. It is in this place, under the high hill Bitoraj and in the shade of centuries-old mountain forests, that the well-known resting place has been located for almost a century. In the tradition of the first ironworks boarding house Neda, opened back in 1933, the Kauzlarić family has been creating the story of the Bitoraj restaurant and hotel for decades. Become a part of this family tradition! HOTEL In the embrace of nature Gorski kotar provides everything you need for a perfect vacation in the embrace of nature. Clean and fresh mountain air, beautiful views, dense forests connected by promenades and bike paths, clear rivers and lakes that mirror the sky… Everything that is "missing" in the nature of the green heart of Croatia, provides Hotel Bitoraj: spacious rooms carefully designed to provide unparalleled comfort , comfortable beds, spa and wellness center and a la carte restaurant with top Gorski kotar specialties. WHAT WE OFFER OUR GUEST TOP SERVICE Bitoraj is a family hotel and restaurant, and we experience each guest as a member of our family. That is why we make every effort to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable. DIVERSITY OF THE OFFER Hotel Bitoraj has 25 rooms of different sizes and decorations. In addition to traditionally decorated rooms, we also have rooms with a modern interior, a room adapted for people with disabilities, an Aphrodite room for couples and a two-bedroom apartment "St. Anton ". ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE The Aphrodite Room is designed especially for couples. With handmade furniture and carefully decorated interior, the unique feature of the room is a jacuzzi whirlpool tub and a special surprise for each guest. MAXIMUM AVAILABILITY Hotel Bitoraj paid special attention to people with disabilities. Adapted wheelchair access and an elevator provide maximum accessibility, and one room has been completely refurbished to provide disabled guests with everything they need for a relaxing holiday. SPA & WELLNESS The sauna overlooking the snow-capped Gorski Kotar forest is a unique experience, provided by our spa. In addition to saunas, the center also offers massages and wellness treatment professionals. DOMESTIC SPECIALTIES Restaurant Bitoraj is known as one of the best restaurants in Gorski kotar. Guests of our hotel can enjoy a daily Gorski kotar breakfast and a la carte lunch or dinner with a rich selection of hunting and local specialties. OUR FAMOUS RESTAURANT INDIGENOUS DISHES AND HUNTING SPECIALTIES Gorski kotar on a plate Fresh local ingredients and original, Gorski Kotar recipes are the foundations on which the widely known cuisine of the Bitoraj restaurant rests. Hearty soups, indigenous dishes such as homemade roasted blood sausages, grilled pork buncek and trout, as well as hunting specialties such as venison stew, bear, venison and boar steak, make this restaurant indispensable in the research of Croatian traditional gastronomy. The specialty of the Bitoraj restaurant are the dishes from the fireplace, and the rich and varied menu is complemented by pasta prepared in the way of our ancestors, vegetarian dishes and the inevitable desserts for the culmination of a perfect gastronomic experience. LOCAL GROCERY Menu in harmony with nature The offer of the Bitoraj restaurant is harmonized with the nature that surrounds it. The high and dense forests of Gorski kotar are a source of wild fruits such as mushrooms, which are a common food in the preparation of soups, risottos, but also sauces for meat dishes. But mushrooms can also be a great appetizer, such as oyster mushrooms stuffed with prosciutto and cheese or porcini mushrooms. Forest fruits and forest blueberries are indispensable in desserts, primarily the famous Gorski Kotar strudels. Game dishes are what Bitoraj is famous for, and the meat of deer, boar or bear in this restaurant is prepared according to traditional recipes.