The San Martin Hotel is a result of devotion and courage of the spouses Vesna and Bogdan, two enterprising individuals, in love with the Brda landscape. Once, there was an Italian and then Yugoslavian school, until it was abandoned and the building started to fall apart. In this part of Šmartno, an idyllic Brda village, Vesna and Bogdan saw more than a school falling apart. Vesna, an entrepreneur with experience in sales, hotel management and winemaking, and Bogdan, the 3rd level sommelier, a mechanical engineer otherwise, put San Martin on its feet, which is not only a hotel but a life project and their second home.
San Martin is not fused with the environment and interwoven with nature only apparently, but the whole construction and details are well-conceived and in accordance with the environmental standards. In construction, natural and sustainable materials were merely used, such as wood, iron, stone and concrete. A lot of functionalities are also solved in an environment friendly way. E. g. the hotel is heated and cooled down with the heat pump or wood chips furnace, while there is a double water distribution system, providing for the rational and smart waste water management.
The hotel offers altogether 20 thoughtfully distributed rooms with their own bathrooms, a restaurant and a conference room. There is also a wellness centre available to guests. It includes a bio-herbal Finnish sauna, a salt room and a private terrace with a wonderful view. The view from the hotel terrace is also very special. On one side, there is an old town core of Šmartno with a medieval fortress and, on the other side, there are Brda hills covered with vineyards and olive plantations.