Croatia has quickly become the center for luxury in the Mediterranean, with the perfect yachting destinations, first class gastronomy, and some of the best health and wellness services in Europe. It was just a matter of time before Croatia coupled its pristine Adriatic coast with some of the most extravagant and impreccable accommodation options for tourists to enjoy, and we are here to bring you five of the most lavish establishments to delight in across Croatia.
Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most exclusive and awarded boutique hotel, is positioned on the cliffs above Dubrovnik’s St. Jacob precinct. Located minutes away from the Old City, Villa Dubrovnik is nestled under a thick vegetation of pine, orange and lemon trees, surrounded by gardens of bougainvillea and oleander. It is blissfully tranquil, and overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic. Villa Dubrovnik offers 56 residences, providing legendary service and luxurious accommodation, allowing you to feel the most elegant versions of yourselves. With a full service restaurant, Al Fresco diner, Prosciutto and Wine bar, and in room dining, your gastronomic experience is elevated to a level of perfection. Villa Dubrovnik also has an inhouse spa, swimming pool, private beach, and luxury beauty treatments.
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Lešić Dimitri Palace in Korcula is a private retreat in the heart of the old town. Set in an 18th century Bishop’s palace, Lešić Dimitri Palace is ideal for couples and groups of friends. Lešić Dimitri Palace presents you with an elegant experience in the midst of rich history and culture. This boutique hotel has just five unique and spacious suites, designed by an Asian-Croatian team of architects, with an interior design inspired by Marco Polo and his travels along the Silk Road. The palace residences range from one to three bedrooms, fully serviced with fitted kitchens and dining facilities. You can self-cater or dine privately using the Palace chefs, and enjoy their sixth residence which has been transformed into a spa. All furniture is handcrafted and many of the original Palace features have been restored, combining a bespoke interior with an exquisite design.
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Hotel Monte Mulini is a five-star boutique hotel located just 15 minutes from the city center in Rovinj, Croatia. This luxury hotel succeeds in combining natural materials and comfort with elegant design, offering travelers the perfect sanctuary for relief and relaxation in Istria. All 113 suites at Monte Mulini offer breathtaking views, and they have an on site wine vault complete with 500 vintage wines from around the world! Monte Mulini also boasts a pool just a few steps away from their private pebbled beach, and a wellness spa is available for you to heal through the Mediterranean way.
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Bevanda in Opatija is the first five-star design hotel in the Northern Adriatic, providing its guests with complete relaxation in richly furnished rooms and personally customized services. With 10 elegantly furnished rooms, each named after a famous person who stayed in Opatija throughout history, Bevanda is the perfect setting for an intimate stay. An on site restaurant and wine bar, along with personalized services (such as custom day trips, wellness spa programs, and use of the hotel’s high speed boat) make for an ultimately luxurious Istrian experience.
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Esplanade in Zagreb is one of the most famous and historic on the list. To experience the true essence of luxury, Esplanade has 208 beautifully designed rooms, carefully curated in Art Deco heritage and contemporary touches. With three restaurants, a health club, first-class service, superb facilities and impeccable architecture, Esplanade has remained to be the center of social life in Zagreb, welcoming presidents, politicians, film stars and musicians.
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