Where to stay in Croatia? When travelling to the destination for the first time, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the best place to stay.
We have created a list of our favourite hotels in Croatia, starting from those in Zagreb area and finishing with our top picks in Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik.
Wellness Hotel Villa Magdalena****, Krapinske Toplice
This outstanding wellness boutique hotel is situated in the hilly region of Hrvatsko Zagorje in the north of Croatia, only 45 kilometres away from the Croatian capital city of Zagreb.
The hotel boasts wonderful views over the mountain slopes, an outdoor and indoor pool, spa and jacuzzi in every room.
The hotel restaurant is the most award-winning restaurant in the region, serving Croatian food with elements of Italian and French cuisines.
Guests come here to escape the busy urban life and unwind in this beautiful corner of Croatia.
From Villa Magdalena, you can embark on long walks or cycle down the biking trails.
The popular Plitvice Lakes National and the Baroque city of Varaždin are only a short drive away.
Hotel Esplanade*****, Zagreb
This magnificent hotel, situated in the centre of Zagreb right next to the Main Train Station and on the opposite side of the King Tomislav Square, was opened in 1925 to accommodate the travellers from Orient Express.
The hotel was completely renovated in 2004 in the glamorous art deco style.
When entering Hotel Esplanade, you have a feeling that you found yourself inside a luxurious 19th-century mansion rather than a hotel.
Hotel Esplanade boasts a large terrace where music events sometimes take place and the famous Zinfandel’s restaurant, reputed to be the best restaurant in Croatia.
Hotel Park*****, Split
This is another magnificent five-star hotel, located in Split, the second largest city in Croatia.
Only a short walk away from the Ancient Diocletian’s Palace and moments from the popular Bačvice Beach, Hotel Park boasts opulent elegance, large terrace and excellent spa and wellness facilities.
Decorated in art deco style, the hotel was built in 1921.
Guests can choose between standard, superior and deluxe rooms as well as different types of suites.
The hotel hosts weddings, business meetings and congresses.
The hotel restaurant serves excellent Dalmatian dishes and gives an unforgettable fine dining experience.
The Imperial Bar has always been a place to meet, discuss business and politics or just relax – all with the soft piano sounds in the background.
Heritage Hotel Antique****, Split
This charming family-run hotel is situated inside the magnificent Roman Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split.
With all major attractions right at your doorstep, you can easily get around Split.
Many bars and restaurants, shops and museums are situated within the palace too.
All rooms are beautifully decorated in pastel tones and each room boasts views of a different part of this historic place.
Guests can choose between the differen t standard, superior and deluxe rooms.
The popular Riva seaside promenade, with countless little cafés and restaurants and beautiful views over the Adriatic, is only a short walk away from the hotel.
Hotel Podstine****, Hvar
Hotel Podstine is situated in Hvar Town, by a small beach also called “Podstine”.
With rooms decorated in bright colours of orange and blue and featuring a wonderful outdoor terrace, this is a great place to spend your holiday in Hvar.
Hotel Podstine features a restaurant set in a romantic ambience, surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the Adriatic.
Guests can also enjoy a drink at a café or a cocktail bar Amo.
For further relaxation, spend hot summer days at the hotel’s private beach or enjoy the wellness and spa facilities.
Hotel Korsal****, Korčula
Hotel Korsal is a beautiful family-run restaurant in Korčula, in the pedestrian zone close to the Korčula Old Town and with the nearest beach only moments away.
All rooms in Hotel Korsal overlook the sea and are equipped with everything you might need on your holiday: a mini bar, a telephone, air-conditioning, private a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.
A spacious terrace with wonderful view over the Adriatic Sea is a perfect place to enjoy a traditional Dalmatian lunch or dinner.
Wine tasting experiences are available for booking at Hotel Korsal.
The Pučić Palace Hotel*****, Dubrovnik
Winner of multiple awards for the best small hotel on the Adriatic, The Pučić Palace is a magnificent five-star hotel set in the very heart of Dubrovnik Old Town in the 17th-century building.
Designed in a traditional way with wooden floors and stone walls, this hotel is surrounded by historic palaces, squares, museums and galleries.
Boasting a wonderful terrace, The Pučić Palace is a home to three excellent restaurants, serving Croatian, Mediterranean and international dishes in spectacular ambience.
The double and executive rooms of The Pučić Palace, named after famous Croats, feature elegant antique furnishing and opulent bathrooms with Bvlgari amenities.
Luxurious suites and family rooms are also available.