Thinking of staying in hotels in Croatia? Wondering if you should choose small family-run boutique hotel, large resort, good old international hotel brand, or no-frills budget hotel?
In this post we’ll share with you all information, tips, and advices we have and know about hotels in Croatia in order to help you choose the perfect hotel for your vacation in Croatia.
Contents For Hotels in Croatia
- 1 Short intro to hotels in Croatia
- 2 Reasons to stay in hotels in Croatia
- 3 What to expect in Croatian hotels
- 4 Hotels in Croatia: Seasons
- 5 Hotels in Croatia: Prices
- 6 Hotels in Croatia: local, regional & international brands
- 7 What to bring to hotels in Croatia
- 8 Tips for finding discounts, promotions and Croatia holiday deals
- 9 Different types of hotels in Croatia
- 10 Best hotels in Croatia
- 11 Recommended travel guides
- 12 Further reading:
Short intro to hotels in Croatia
First hotels in Croatia, the way we know them today, opened back in the late 19th century. Hotel Kvarner in Opatija, opened in 1848, claims to be the very first hotel in Croatia.
Back in time people traveled for well-being and health reasons, and they did it mostly during the winter months. It took some time before sun & sea became no. 1 reason for people to visit Croatia.
Hotels in Croatia range from 2star to 5star properties. Some hotels in Croatia appeal to families, other to couples. Also, some are open all year around, while others only from spring through fall.
Writing this article I found out that there are in total around 700 hotels in Croatia with 58.000 rooms. Just out of the curiosity I went to compare it with Italy – in Italy, there are 33.500 hotels with just over 1.000.000 rooms. Can you imagine how small we are compared with our Italian neighbours?!
So next time you think you pay too much for a hotel in Croatia, remember that supply is actually limited (at least during high season) and that increased demand brings prices up.
Reasons to stay in hotels in Croatia
Each of them has its pros and cons. And below, we’ll try to give you reasons to choose hotels in Croatia above other accommodation types during your visit to the country.
Complimentary breakfast and dinner
Complimentary breakfast is the standard in Croatian hotels. However, many coastal hotels also offer a buffet dinner which, when included in a room rate, comes at huge discount. This is a good way to save money on holidays in Croatia. Pay attention to different meal plans when (and before) booking an accommodation in Croatia.
Daily room cleaning
When staying at the hotel, you don’t need to worry about making bed, washing towels, or passing a vacuum cleaner. When you stay in Croatia hotels, you get a daily room cleaning.
Majority of hotels in resort towns offer facilities like outdoor and indoor swimming pools, wellness and spa centres, designated hotel beach, gym, onsite bars and restaurants, parking, etc.. Sometimes it’s simply more convenient to stay at the hotel than anywhere else.
Oftentimes, hotels benefit from the prime location, wether it’s a right at the beachfront, within walking distance from the town, or overlooking the old town, in every Croatian town you’ll find at least one hotel with the best possible location.
What to expect in Croatian hotels
All Croatian hotels are inspected and licensed by the state in order to operate legally. Depending on a set of requirements a property meets, each hotel is categorised 2 to 5star. The higher the star rating, the more luxurious the hotel is.
As a rule of a thumb, take that Croatian requirements are more demanding than Italian, or French. So generally for the same category hotel, you’ll find that hotels in Croatia are more comfortable than Italian or French hotels.
But in any case, travellers’ reviews are much more important and relevant when deciding on a hotel in Croatia than official category. We usually consult Tripadvisor, Booking.com and Holidaycheck (German-only) when browsing for a hotel in Croatia or elsewhere.
In the last 20 years, very few hotels in Croatia were built from scratch. Instead, hotels mainly built in 60s and 70s, were rather renovated. As hotels were upgraded from 2 or 3star to 4 or 5star properties, smaller rooms would get knocked down and reconnected to make them bigger, and so on. For this reason, many hotels today offer really a wide variety of room types.
Whatever the room type here are few tips to look for when you choose a room type to suite you. If you wonder should you pay that little extra for a better room, consider the following.
Room with a balcony is worth the money. The same goes for the room with a sea view. Beware here of difference between sea view room and sea side room (a wording many hotels use when describing their rooms). Seaside room doesn’t necessary have a sea view (and in that case you can as well take cheaper park view room).
Sometimes different amenities are the only thing that distinct two room types. Make sure these amenities are worth the money.
Some hotels offer economy or basic room type when running on low occupancy. Oftentimes this is your standard room type offered for less money. Read description carefully, and if it is the case, jump on the opportunity.
Expect to have at least 21 m2 room (including bathroom). However, though rare, you can still find some old, 2- and 3- star hotels with smaller rooms.
All hotels in Croatia offer complimentary breakfast. Many hotels along the coast also offer a complimentary buffet dinner (half-board meal plan). Sometimes hotels encourage you to book a half-board offering a buffet dinner in the price of room for as little as 3€ per person per day. Check, for example, these Valamar hotels in Porec.
Few hotels have all-inclusive and all-inclusive light formula. The all-inclusive light is pretty much Croatian invention. It means that you get three meals a day, and unlimited selected drinks during the meals. Drinks usually include: hot beverages, soft drinks, water, wine, beer and local liquors.
Majority of hotels in tourist resorts provide free parking. Hotels in downtown areas of bigger towns, like Zagreb, Split or Dubrovnik, usually either have their garage, or they lease a nearby parking spaces from the town. While these hotels provide a parking for hotel guests, they also charge for it.
Parking isn’t such a big problem except in Dubrovnik. While it’s worth to look for a hotel that provides parking whether paid or free, parking shouldn’t be a deal breaker when choosing your hotel in Croatia.
The entertainment program usually includes aqua aerobic, evening music, movie and disco nights for kids, and various sport tournaments. But certain family hotels go beyond the basic entertainment, and provide more elaborate program through kids’ clubs for different age groups, as well as educational programs.
Hotels in the centre of towns often don’t have any entertainment beside some music evenings.
Majority (if not all) of Croatian hotels offer free wifi internet to their guests.
Many times the access is completely free, and sometimes you need to give your email address and a consent to be contacted in order to access the free wifi.
All 4* and 5* hotels in Croatia are air-conditioned, but also many 3* hotels (although it is not mandatory for the existing hotels, only for the new ones).
Many coastal hotels have an outdoor swimming pool, and majority of 4* and 5* hotels also have an indoor pool and spa and wellness centre.
In-room entertainment means you get a Sat TV. Sat TV usually means limited number of free international channels available via Astra and Hotbird satellites.
In-room amenities always include bathroom toiletries, fresh towels and linen (changed daily, or every three days depending on a hotel category). Other common amenities are kettle, and sometimes a selection of teas and bags of instant coffee.
Hotels in Croatia: Seasons
Tourist demand in Croatia is very seasonal, with July and August being the most popular months for visiting Croatia.
If we would imagine tourist season in Croatia on a graph, it would look like a symmetrical, bell-shaped curve with July and August at the peak.
Other seasons, especially in Istria, more or less follow Bavarian school holidays. This means that the high demand (and thus higher prices) you can expect in period between Whitsunday weekend (celebrated 7 weeks after Easter) and Corpus Christi weekend (2nd Thursday after Whitsunday). Weekend over Corpus Christi is often the most busiest of this entire period.
Why this is important to know? Because when Easter is in late March/Early April and Bavarian holidays in May, many hotels in Croatia, but particularly in Istria, will run discounts and promotions for June. You can often secure a great deal in June if this is the case. When Easter is in mid April, and Bavarian holidays in June, then hotels will run promotions for stays in May.
Other highly sought after periods out of the high season include Easter weekend, and 1st of May.
Hotels in Croatia: Prices
How much you will pay for your hotel in Croatia depends on many factors, including: destination, location, category, popularity, season, length of stay, booking window, events, time of week, …
Expect to pay 70 € for a double room with breakfast in 3* hotel in shoulder season, and 120 € in high season.
For a double room with breakfast in 4* hotel, expect to pay around 200 € in high season, and around 110 € in shoulder season.
And a double room with breakfast in a 5* hotel expect to pay 170 € in shoulder season, and 350 € in high season. In some top luxury properties, like hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj or Villa Dubrovnik, expect to pay around 550 € a day for a double room with breakfast in high season.
These prices take only as an indicator. The exact price you will pay will depend at the end of many factors that we will try to explain below.
Destination of a hotel
Some destinations in Croatia are simply more expensive than others. These destinations include: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, and Hvar. There aren’t cheap hotels in Croatia in high season. Nevertheless, if you are looking for cheap holidays to Croatia then perhaps your best bet is to avoid staying in top destinations (you can still visit them, but stay somewhere else).
Location of a hotel
The closer to the attractions the hotel is, be it a historical centre, beach, or any popular landmark, the more expensive it is.
A hotel category
The higher the hotel category, the more expensive it is. It’s like everywhere, you pay for the level of luxury and service.
A hotel popularity
Croatia hotel prices depend also on hotel’s popularity. The more popular hotel is, the more expensive it gets. Some hotels might be 3-star properties but for some reason be more popular than 4star properties. One of such hotels is Island hotel Katarina in Rovinj.
Hotel rates follow the seasonality. Hotels in Croatia are the most expensive in July and August, then prices drop significantly in September and June, but even more so in October, May and April. In period between November and March many hotels in Croatia are closed. Ones that are open in winter have higher prices over weekends than during the week. But prices generally are really low.
How much prices fluctuate we can illustrate through example of hotel Lone in Rovinj. This hotel is open a year around. In July and August the price of a double room with breakfast starts from 320 € per day. In early June for the same room expect to pay around 250 €, in mid-April you’ll pay 150 €, and in February 110 €. As you can see, the price in July and August is almost 3 times higher than in February!
Length of stay
It often pays to stay longer. In other words, many hotels offer long stay discounts. Again how long the long stay is depends on season. In April 3 or 4 night stay is long stay, while in August it is rather a 6 or 7 nights stay.
Oftentimes the rates depend on a time of booking. Hotels in Croatia usually run early booking discounts that apply a discount to all bookings made until March.
Various events influence prices in Croatian hotels. For example at the end of June, Rovinj hosts Summer Salsa Festival that draws some 3000 participants from all over the world to Rovinj. Prices are always higher in such instances.
Many hotels in Croatia also cater to business guests (mostly out of the main summer season). However, if a hotel has a strong business event, it will have less rooms available to sell to leisure guests. Thus, a room price will increase.
Time of week
In coastal towns, in off season, you can expect higher rates during the weekends than during the week. In high season, weekends are often cheaper than weeks. This is especially true in Istria.
Hotels in Croatia: local, regional & international brands
You won’t find many international hotel chains in Croatia. While countries like Italy, Greece or France have a large number of independently owned hotels, in Croatia ten largest national hotel chains control over 40% of all hotel rooms in Croatia. Thus, these companies have operational know-how, and marketing budgets big enough to manage their hotels themselves, and also to develop their own hotel brands.
These national hotel chains run majority of hotels and resorts within one destination.
Croatian hotel chains
Valamar Hotels and Resorts have hotels in Istria (Porec, Rabac), islands (Krk, Rab, Hvar), Makarska and Dubrovnik. Plava Laguna has hotels in Porec, Umag, and Rijeka, while their sister company Adriatic Luxury Hotels has hotels in Dubrovnik. Maistra Hospitality Group owns and manages hotels in Rovinj, Vrsar, Zagreb, and Dubrovnik Riviera. Blue Sun has hotels along Makarska Riviera, island of Brac, Paklenica, and Marija Bistrica, while Suncani Hvar has hotels in Hvar Town.
International hotel chains in Croatia
Hilton has three properties in Croatia: Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik, Double Tree by Hilton and Canopy in Zagreb.
Marriott’s brands in Croatia include Westin and Sheraton in Zagreb, Design Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Sheraton in Dubrovnik, and Le Meridien in Split.
Radisson Blu is in Split, Best Western in Zagreb, and Kempinski hotel is in Istria.
Park Plaza manages three hotels in Pula, while Sol Melia manages hotels in Umag.
Menenghetti in Istria, Bevanda in Opatija, Bastion in Zadar, and Lesic Dimitri Palace in Korcula all belong to Relais & Chateaux hotel collection.
Monte Mulini Hotel in Rovinj, Villa Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik Sun Garden Hotel are all three members of the Leading hotels of the world.
Small and Luxury hotels include Villa Orsula and hotel Excelsior in Durbovnik, hotel Vestibul in Split, D-Resort in Sibenik, and Alhambra hotel in Mali Losinj.
Besides international hotel brands, you will also find some European hotel chains and associations like Austrian hotel chain Falkensteiner with hotels in Zadar, and Punat on the Krk Island; or Kinderhotels, an Austrian-based hotel association with a portfolio of family-friendly hotels in Rovinj, Rabac, and Mali Losinj.
What to bring to hotels in Croatia
When you stay in hotels in Croatia normally you can expect to travel light, as hotels offer lots of amenities, from free toiletries, bathroom and beach towels, to coffee and tea bags. However, we’ve listed below some things you might consider bringing along if they are important for you.
Many towns in Croatia spray against mosquitos. However, mosquitos seem to be tough little beings, and they still persist regardless of our fight against them. Also, not all hotels are in the middle of the town, some hotels are amidst nature, in beautiful, but unfortunately mosquito-friendly environment. Croatian hotels don’t have mosquito nets on the windows and balcony doors. Check AVON Skin-So-Soft SPF 30 sunscreen lotion and mosquito repellent for mosquito-free and sun-protected holidays in Croatia.
Slippers or flip flops
Not all hotels in Croatia provide sleepers for guests. In fact, majority don’t. If you are anything like me, you don’t like walking in a hotel room bare foot. It’s simply gross! You might consider bringing a pair of slippers with you. Or even better, bring a pair of flip-flops that you can use in the room, but also at the beach.
Travel size shampoo and shower gel
All hotels in Croatia provide a soap, shower gel, and shampoo. Better hotels provide also body lotion, and other toiletries. However, except in five star hotels in Croatia, and some 4 star upscale properties, hotels offer their home branded toiletries. You know a bottle that is a face-wash-cum-shampoo-cum-body-wash-cum-tooth-paste (ok, now I am exaggerating, but you get the point). Well, some people (ok, us) don’t like (ok, don’t trust) these products. If you are similar, you might consider bringing with you a small travel size bottles and filling them with your favorite toiletries brand. If you need to save space in your bags, you can also plan on buying them in Croatia.
Foldable electric kettle for travels
We often travel by car in Croatia and in Europe, and we always carry a small travel size electric kettle. We like to enjoy a cup of coffee in our hotel room, especially first thing in the morning. The ultimate pleasure would be to get a portable espresso maker. But that’s on hold for us for now.
Travel size hair dryer
Many hotels in Croatia still have those terrible hair dryers that are fixed on the wall, offer no control over the air flow, and where you need to hold the ON button pressed at all times while drying your hair. If you are sensitive about your hair, you might consider taking a travel size hair dryer with you.
Croatians generally only drink herbal teas. And it’s still difficult to find a good quality black, green or English tea, particularly in small coastal towns.
Pebbly and rocky Croatian beaches can be difficult to walk on, that’s why you will need a pair of water shoes. Choose shoes that dry quickly, and have a gripping sole.
As long as you bring your camera along, it doesn’t matter if you like a simple point and shoot camera like this Canon, action camera like a GoPro Hero, DSLR, or light and small Panasonic Lumix with interchangeable lenses.
Adapters and converters
Croatia uses 220V, 50 Hz frequency, and type C & F plugs. Both are similar plugs with two round prongs with 19 mm between the two. Check here for the great choice and best prices.
Tips for finding discounts, promotions and Croatia holiday deals
Many hotels in Croatia run Early Bird discounts. Try to book your stay as early as possible. Preferably by mid-March.
Have your dates flexible and travel in need periods. Need periods aren’t always off season periods. For example, Croatian hotels often have low occupancy in the last week of June and the first week of July. Check rates in this period if you are flexible. You might find some good deals.
Travel out of the main Bavarian and Croatian school holidays (May or June depending if Easter is in late March or mid-April, Easter, and the 1st of May, July, August).
Non-refundable rate is often cheaper than regular rate. If you don’t intend to cancel, book non-refundable rate to save. Another approach would be to book a refundable rate, and check regularly on your hotel of choice and if you see that the price has dropped, just re-book the stay.
Check hotel’s website for exclusive online deals.
Check daily coupon deals for special promotions. Most hotels in Croatia offer discounted rates for the limited periods through Crnojaje (Croatian site), and 1nadan (Slovenian) websites. While these sites are intended for Slovenian and Croatian markets, nobody stops you from using them with a little help of Google translate. They sometimes have really great deals.
Subscribe for hotel’s loyalty programs. Hotels often offer members-only deals and perks to their subscribers.
Use Booking.com site to compare different hotels and book the best deals. Some hotels (especially smaller hotels) use Booking.com as their sole website.
Different types of hotels in Croatia
Wether you are interested in an exquisite getaway in one of 5 star Croatia beach resorts, in a small and cozy family-run boutique hotel, or just in a no-frills clean hotel with good breakfast in a town’s centre, Croatia has them all: from all-inclusive family-friendly beach resorts to adults-only boutique hotels, and anything in between.
All-inclusive hotels in Croatia
If you are just looking for some fun under the sun, a relaxing beach holidays with everything covered, Croatia all inclusive resorts might just be a right choice for you.
Although Croatia isn’t really known as all inclusive holiday destination, it still has some all inclusive hotels all along the coast.
To be completely honest, in majority of all inclusive hotels in Croatia have an all inclusive light formula. This means that you get a three meals a day and unlimited selected drinks during the meals. Drinks aren’t free of charge out of these hours, or out of the main buffet restaurant. No midnight nor afternoon snacks either.
However, it’s still a nice way to spend your holidays in Croatia. Here is our full post on all inclusive Croatia.
Family hotels in Croatia
Safe, easily reachable by car from anywhere in Europe, with a variety of accommodation for every budget, a plethora of kids-friendly attractions and activities, and hotels with kids-friendly amenities makes Croatia one of favorite destinations in Europe among families with children.
Boutique hotels in Croatia
Boutique hotels Croatia are small, stylish, unique and intimate and we love them for all those reasons.
Our favorite boutique hotels in Croatia include the Palace Judita, lovely historic hotel in the heart of 1700 year old Dioclatian Palace in old town Split; a 15-room hotel Little Green Bay set at the beach in a secluded bay on Hvar Island; and the Wine Hotel Menenghetti set amidst vineyards in Istrian countryside.
Luxury hotels in Croatia
Luxury hotels Croatia are still rare finds. You will find Croatia 5 star hotels, but they are more upscale hotels than real luxury hotels. In fact you’ll find luxury hotels only in four destinations in Croatia: Rovinj, Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Losinj.
Grand Hotel Park Rovinj and hotel Monte Mulini, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, are two best hotels in all Croatia. We also love Esplanade Zagreb hotel for its old world charm, superb service and great onsite restaurant.
Villa Dubrovnik has awesome views over the old town, and a boat to bring you the old town Dubrovnik in style. Hotels Bellevue and Alhambra on the island of vitality – Losinj make a world of luxury and style surrounded by thick pine forest and right at the seafront.
Croatia beach hotels
Majority of people visit Croatia for the ultimate Croatia beach holidays. This is specially true of European tourists, and it’s particularly true in July and August.
Many Croatian hotels are in coastal towns, and majority of them is right by the beach, or at least at the seafront.
If you are interested in luxury hotels in Croatia on the beach, then we would highly recommend Monte Mulini hotel in Rovinj.
Best hotels in Croatia
Below we list the best Croatian hotels in each of popular destinations in Croatia. These destinations include: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Istria.
Hotels in Zagreb
Only few years ago majority of visitors to Zagreb were business travellers. Thus, the hotels in Zagreb used to cater (and many still do) mostly to this type of travellers.
Things started changing in the last years. The number of tourists to Zagreb increase year after year, and so does the number of hotels.
Only in 2018, three new hotels open in Zagreb: Canopy By Hilton, a 150-room hotel within walking distance from the main train station, and the centre; Le Premier, a 5 star, 63-room hotel in downtown Zagreb; and Amadria Park hotel Capital, a 112-room heritage hotel housed in an beautiful art deco building dating back to 1923.
Hotels in Zagreb tend to have cheaper prices on weekends than during the week. Summer is also not high season in Zagreb, although this changes rapidly as more and more tourists to Croatia plan also at least an overnight in Zagreb before hitting the coast.
Beautiful historical hotel with top-notch service, old world charm, lovely onsite restaurant, and great location, hotel Esplanade is our favourite hotel in Zagreb. If you can afford it, we can only give one advice: choose it for your stay in Zagreb.Check the latest prices and availability!
Convenient location just across Zagreb’s central bus station, contemporary design, spacious rooms, and friendly staff are all reasons why guests choose small boutique Hotel 9 for their stay in Zagreb.Check the latest prices and availability!
Best Western Hotel Astoria
Best Western hotel Astoria is one of the most sought out hotels in Zagreb due to its prime location in the heart of the city, just stone-throw away from the main square, free parking in the hotel’s courtyard, welcome touches like free cookies and coffee, comfy although smallish rooms, and overall character.Check the latest prices and availability!
Set in a pedestrian-only area, in a wooded passage that connects uptown and downtown, in a historic building, hotel Jägerhorn certainly doesn’t lack character.
It lacks the elevator and rooms are smallish, but it makes it up in many other features and perks. These include lovely terrace, central location, cosy feel, free parking, friendly and accommodating staff.
Hotels in Split Croatia
Once an industrial port city where tourist would just catch a ferry on their way to the islands, Split is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia.
However for such a big city and so many tourists who visit it yearly, Split actually lacks big hotels especially in town centre. Actually, old town has so far only one bigger hotel – hotel Cornaro. Instead here you will find small B&B, historical hotels of 5, 10 or 20 rooms often spread in more than one building, and tons of apartment rentals. Below is our choice of best hotels in Split Croatia.
With 147 rooms, hotel Cornaro is actually one of the largest hotel in Split. Cornaro is perfectly located just across the street from the old town. Well-appointed rooms with nice bathrooms, rooftop bar with lovely views over the old town, friendly staff, copious breakfast and prime location make Cornaro one of most popular hotels in Split.Check the latest prices and availability!
Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
This historical boutique hotel in the heart of Split’s ancient town is full of old world charm and character. If service, location, beautifully-appointed rooms, quiet night sleep, and delicious breakfast are important for you, then you can’t go wrong with choosing Palace Judita for your stay in Split.
Palace Judita is rather historical hotel, however it’s also the closest you can come if looking for one of the luxury hotels in Split Croatia.Check the latest prices and availability!
Antique Heritage Hotel
This small 8-room boutique hotels is located amidst hustle and bustle of old town Split. However, it remains quiet inside the room and the rooms provide a good night sleep. With stone walls and modern furnishings hotel’s interior is cozy and charming yet elegant. Add to that helpful and welcoming staff, and a breakfast cooked to order and you have all the right reasons to stay at Antique Heritage hotel in Split.Check the latest prices and availability!
A stone-throw away from Split’s main beach Bacvice, and with provided parking, small outdoor swimming pool, and buffet breakfast, hotel Park is a good option for your stay in Split. Rooms are on the smallish side, and the hotel feels more like a decent 4* property than 5* as advertised.Check the latest prices and availability!
With 255 rooms, Radisson Blu is the largest hotel in Split. The hotel is modern, clean, and has great onsite and beach facilities including indoor and outdoor pool, spa, gym, and few bars and restaurants. It’s only 10-minute drive from the old town, or 30-minute walk.Check the latest prices and availability!
There are plenty of hotels in Dubrovnik Croatia for every type of traveler and (almost) every budget.
Majority of hotels in Dubrovnik are either in and in the vicinity of the old town, or at the outskirts of Dubrovnik, in Lapad or Babin Kuk peninsula.
Many hotels are owned and managed by big Croatian hotel chains like Valamar, ALH, Maestral, and Royal hotels.
Beside these hotels, you will also find small boutique hotels Dubrovnik like Pucic Palace or Villa Dubrovnik, or international hotel chains like Hilton Imperial, and Rixos.
This hotel is kind of institution here in Dubrovnik. Many famous starts from social and political life from all over the world stayed in Excelsior while visiting Dubrovnik. The hotel has a superb location, just a stone-throw away from the old town, and unobstructed views of the city walls, old port and the town. The hotel was last refurbished in 2017. A great hotel to stay in Dubrovnik.Check the latest prices and availability!
A top-notch service, lovely views over old town Dubrovnik, private beach, yummy breakfast, and a shuttle boat to Dubrovnik’s old port are all reasons to stay in Villa Dubrovnik. Villa Dubrovnik is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and one of the best Dubrovnik luxury hotels.Check the latest prices and availability!
St. Joseph’s Boutique Hotel
Located amidst attractions in Dubrovnik old town, St. Joseph’s hotel is housed in a 400 year old historical building. The hotel is small and intimate with lovely décor featuring exposed wooden beams and stone walls matched with modern touches. Spacious rooms come with a kitchenette and modern bathrooms. The great breakfast with assorted treats and fresh coffee is served in the room. This is one of our favorite hotels in Dubrovnik old town.Check the latest prices and availability!
Hotel Kompas is modern 173-rooms property, located right at the seafront, next to the Lapad beach and 10-minute drive from the old town. Last refurbished in 2015, the hotel has contemporary design, spacious rooms, and overall good facilities like indoor and outdoor pool, gym, buffet restaurants and alike. It’s worth paying extra for a room with a sea view. Hotel Kompas is one of the most popular Dubrovnik beach hotels, and also one of the best beach hotels in Croatia.Check the latest prices and availability!
Located just outside northern entrance to the old town – the Pile Gate, hotel Imperial is the oldest hotel in Dubrovnik, and also among the best hotels in Dubrovnik. It doesn’t have Excelsior’s views, but it’s really at the footsteps of the old town, and it’s full of old world charm. The rooms are on the smallish side, but well-appointed and nicely decorated. They were last refurbished in 2018. Unfortunately the toilets are a bit dated as they didn’t go through renovation. Get a room with the balcony, it’s worth extra money.Check the latest prices and availability!
Hvar, considering it is one of the most popular destinations in all Croatia, has actually very limited hotel offer. You won’t find any international hotel brands on Hvar, neither you will find a true Hvar luxury hotels. However, we have made our list of the best hotels in Hvar Croatia, and you’ll find it below.
In Hvar town Suncani Hvar, a Croatian hotel chain, runs majority of the hotels.
Little Green Bay
Set in a quiet bay on the northeast part of the island, Littlegreenbay is a beachfront property featuring 15 beautifully-decorated rooms. Guests love Littlegreenbay for its superb service, piece and quiet, lovely beach, great onsite restaurant serving fresh food from their garden, and a small rooftop spa. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway this is the ultimate place to stay in Hvar.Find more info and photos here!
Hotel Amfora has 330 rooms making it the largest hotel in Hvar Island. A bit too large, but clean, comfortable with massive cascading outdoor swimming pool, spa area, buffet restaurant and a lovely beach. The hotel is 15-minute walk from the town.Find more info and photos here!
Right at Hvar’s promenade overlooking the harbor, the sea and the main square, hotel Adriana features 62 rooms, rooftop swimming pool and rooftop bar serving cocktails and light lunch and dinner. Rooms are smallish, but nevertheless they are modern, comfy and tastefully decorated with lovely views.Find more info and photos here!
Istria is the most developed Croatian tourist region and also the most visited. Thus, in Istria you will have the widest choice of hotels to stay at.
Also, the largest Croatian hotel companies all have hotels and headquarters in Istria.
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Find more info and photos here!
Scheduled to open in April 2019, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is beautiful 209 rooms property. The hotel features the best views over the old town, the sea, and the marina, three restaurants, two bars, a pastry shop, 50 m long indoor/outdoor pool, and a shopping zone. The hotel concept is designed by 3LHD, top Croatian architect studio, while Pierro Lissoni, a famed Italian designer, was in charge of entire interior design.
Small and intimate, with top-notch service, heated outdoor swimming pool, and a great beach club, Monte Mulini is easily THE best hotel in all Croatia. Monte Mulini is also a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.Find more info and photos here!
Set on a small peninsula within Zelena Laguna Resort, amidst pine trees, and surrounded by the sea, hotel Parentium in Porec is a great beach resort. The hotel features 268 rooms; two outdoor swimming pool both facing the sea, and one with a nice swim-up pool bar; indoor swimming pool, and SPA centre, and a buffet restaurant with inside and outside seating. Porec is just 5 km away, and you can reach it by a taxi boat, a regular boat, electric train, on foot, or by bicycle. The car-free trail goes along the sea.Find more info and photos here!
Park Plaza Histria Pula
This large hotel complex is located on Punta Verudela peninsula, 5 km south of the historical city of Pula. Park Plaza Histria is one of the best hotels in Pula Croatia. The hotel has been refurbished recently. It offers comfortable rooms and modern amenities including various dining options, few bars, spa and wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, and a seawater outdoor swimming pool. Make sure to ask for a room with sea view or marina view. It’s worth the extra money!Find more info and photos here!
Recommended travel guides
- Fodor’s Croatia Travel Guide (we are co-authors!).
- Lonely Planet Croatia Travel Guide
- Rick Steves’ Croatia & Slovenia
- Croatia Travel Guide: 26 Things To Know Before Traveling To Croatia
- Car Rental in Croatia
- Driving in Croatia
- Croatia Apartments Guide
- A guide to renting villas in Croatia
- Things To Do In Croatia
- Ultimate Guide To Accommodation In Croatia
- Packing List For Vacation In Croatia
- How To Choose Your Destination In Croatia
- Outdoor Activities in Croatia
- 49 Awesome Beaches In Croatia
- Snorkeling In Croatia
- White Water Rafting In Croatia
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