Are you looking for a little extravagance? You’ve arrived at the right place!
Croatia is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, impressive architecture, a rich history, and countless natural treasures, as well as some of the best vacation spots. Taking it a step further, did you know that are a plethora of luxury hotels in Croatia, including castles, that can transform your ordinary vacation into something truly opulent and ultra-special?
From Dubrovnik to Rovinj, we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best hotels in Croatia.
The Pucic Palace, Dubrovnik
This is the place to stay if you want luxury in the heart of the city. You are in the lively Dubrovnik Old Town, which is located in the famous Gundulic Square.
The structure itself is known for its nobility, and the views from the terrace bar will take your breath away. Every morning, a bustling local market awaits you just outside the hotel, transporting you to the realms of traditional life before disappearing onto the terrace for al-fresco dining and a relaxed vacation vibe. Furthermore, the beach is only a few minutes away.
Pucic Palace is a lovely mix of old and new, with Italian mosaic tiles on the walls, light décor, and spacious bathrooms with modern amenities. It’s almost like going back in time, but with everything you need right at your fingertips. Choose between rooms and apartments, as well as three excellent dining options.
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik
Views don’t get much better than this, which overlooks both Dubrovnik’s Old Town and the glistening Adriatic. Hotel Excelsior was built in 1913 as a royal villa and has hosted guests such as Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor. Rooms are now minimalist, with pops of mustard, rose, and midnight blue – and many bathrooms have standalone tubs.
Hotel Villa Nepos
Villa Nepos blends in rather well in the heart of Split, where the cobbled alleyways are narrow and there’s a ruin around every corner. UNESCO guided the restoration of this Roman building built in the fourth century, leaving many of the features in this four-room hotel beautifully preserved. The rooms are opulent, with red velvet draped over old stone walls – and many have views of Diocletian’s Palace next door.
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Istria
This is an impressively modern five-star hotel. If you enjoy golf, the Golf Adriatic course is Istria’s first 18-hole championship course. There is also a spa attached to the hotel that offers a variety of treatments and ultimate relaxation.
This hotel is pure luxury, with 186 rooms and suites, and is located in the countryside, ideal for getting away from it all. The beach is private and secluded, and the surrounding olive groves complete the picture of idyllic Croatia.
The Dijana and Kanova Restaurants are fantastic for cuisine, serving a delightful fusion of Mediterranean and traditional Istrian dishes. You’ll get modern tastes with a dash of total and complete elegance thrown in for good measure.
Lesic Dimitri Palace, Korcula
The tagline of this hotel is “Where the Silk Road Begins…”, which should tell you a lot about its history. This former palace is located in the heart of Korcula’s Old Town. Culture, history, and opulence (there’s that word again) are all wrapped up in a boutique hotel here.
The decor is inspired by Marco Polo’s journey, Korcula’s most famous person. This is also an 18th-century Bishop’s palace, with luxury accommodations for the discerning visitor. It’s a lovely hotel with an on-site restaurant, private dining options, and self-catering if you prefer to do everything yourself.
Hotel Royal Princess, Dubrovnik
The Royal Princess Hotel is the sister hotel to the Royal Palm – both are part of the same complex. The decor is opulent, with regal mahogany headboards, marble-clad bathrooms, and expansive balconies with views of the endless Adriatic coast. Do you require pampering? Visit the on-site spa to relax in one of the nine pools or the Finnish sauna.
Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Mali Lošinj
The Alhambra, which is part of the larger Losinj Hotels & Villas Group, is exquisite. Pine and palm trees surround you as you enjoy views of the crystal-clear Adriatic sea from Cikat Bay, giving you a true “get away from it all” feeling. The rooms are tastefully decorated, and there are 51 deluxe rooms and suites on the premises.
The terrace restaurant serves half-board and has a large lounge bar and wine cellar. There is an indoor pool, a private beach, a spa, and fantastic Wi-Fi for those who prefer to stay connected.
Design Hotel Navis, Opatija
The views from this hotel, which is right on the water’s edge, are truly breathtaking. To be honest, it’s difficult to imagine a better setting for a hotel than this.
The a la carte restaurant is well-known in the area, and it is an atmospheric setting where you can enjoy delectable cuisine while overlooking the sea. The 40 rooms and four suites are all individually designed, and each has a terrace with a sea view. The sunsets are simply spectacular here!
Other enjoyable amenities include an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as a large lobby bar. This hotel’s décor is simple and stylish, as one would expect from one of Croatia’s best hotels.