The very best hotels in Croatia serve up private beaches, leading spas and dining scenes to match most towns. As well as those perfect for a couples’ break, others are set up with families at the forefront, while many blend kids’ clubs with infinity pools and sunset views. Finding a last minute holiday to Croatia may be hard, but here’s our guide to which 4* or 5* hotel to choose for your next holiday in Croatia.
Le Meridien Lav Hotel, Podstrana, Split
Le Meridien Lav Hotel in Split, Croatia
BEST FOR — Total relaxation
The only private beach in Split, one of the largest spas in Croatia, glorious sunset views from the infinity pool and glamorous restaurants set the scene for this 5* hotel.
Restaurants include sampling Dalmatian or Italian a la carte dishes and fine dining buffet food, or staying at 7 Palms Bar & Grill after seafood for music and drinks. The exclusive Diocletian Spa provides over 70 treatments, including the signature Diocletian four-handed massage. For further relaxation hire a solitary cabana on the edge of the shore.
Eden Hotel, Rovinj
Eden Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia
BEST FOR — The location
Tucked in to woodland near Rovinj, the 4* Eden Hotel is a retreat with its own section of beach but is also close to bars and restaurants along the coast. The restaurant has its own buffet, a la carte dining options and Vitality bar for quiet drinks.
Adults can enjoy treatments at the spa, including couples’ massages, while kids get their own freeform pool and miniclub. You can spend an evening enjoying the entertainment laid on at the poolside stage area or hire bikes to explore the local area.
Family Life Bellevue Resort, Rabac
Family Life Bellevue Resort in Rabac
BEST FOR — Family holidays
There aren’t many family hotels that are as sleek and stylish as the 4* Family Life Bellevue Resort. There’s sea view pools for the adults to unwind at and water slides for the kids to whiz down. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to the beaches too. The main one has facilities like a volleyball court, there’s one especially for families and you can even find a third that’s a pure chill-out beach.
As an All Inclusive hotel, the main buffet restaurant has a children’s play corner and their own menu. There’s the option to dine a la carte once per stay, plus there’s a pretty impressive beachfront restaurant to try. Room options include a family suite or two-bed family room and as for family-friendly facilities, there’s everything you could wish for. We’re talking baby and kids’ clubs, a baby lounge, teen hangout and spectrum of sports.
Valamar Riviera, Porec
Valamar Riviera in Porec
BEST FOR — Couples holiday
A winner for a romantic couples’ break, the 4* adults-only Valamar Riviera has won the ‘Croatia’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ award for four years in a row. It has an enviable position on Porec’s harbour overlooking the Adriatic and the island of Sveti Nikola – your summer sunbathing spot with free boat transfers. Other perks include a free sightseeing tour of Porec and swimming at the Valamar Diamant hotel’s indoor pool.
Back at Valamar Riviera, dine at the buffet restaurant with show-cooking at breakfast. Or perhaps, head to the terrace of Spinnaker a la carte restaurant and lounge bar for dinner with a view. Even standard rooms have views of the old town – a few minutes’ walk away – or you can choose a sea view room.
Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, Orasac, Dubrovnik
Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Sun Gardens in Dubrovnik, Croatia
BEST FOR — Wining and dining
Set in the peaceful village of Orasac near Dubrovnik, this 5* hotel sings for its dining provision. With a whopping seven speciality restaurants you can choose between the likes of pizza, seafood, Argentinian steak, a top-notch buffet, bakery and of course the classic Mediterranean dishes by the sea.
As well as its fantastic dining scene, there are three dazzling swimming pools. One reserved exclusively for adults and another for the kids. Plus there’s activities like a rock-climbing wall, gym and sports courts. You can slip off to the vast OCCO Spa for saunas, hammam, a Thalassotherapy pool system and tepidarium while the little ones are kept busy in the kids’ club or teens make use of their own lounge.
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