An increasing number of hotels all over the world add the word "boutique" to their name. This has become popular in the 1980s and continues to rise to this day. Boutique hotels in Croatia boast intimate service, artistic styles, designer decor and are often located in the city center or other trendy areas.
The overall feel of design and boutique hotels incorporates the local community. It reflects the urban lifestyle surrounding the hotel, and the number of available rooms is mainly limited to 100 but is often much lower than that when it comes to Croatia.
To make the decision-making process a bit easier for you, we have gathered the list of the best boutique hotels in Croatia.
For the ones that love luxury, Le Premier Boutique Hotel offers deluxe and superior rooms, as well as a presidential penthouse suite with timeless interior and charming details. Some rooms have a view of Meštrović Pavilion, while others give you a glance of Zagreb with an aristocratic feel. All rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a work desk.
The hotel, housed in a 20th-century palace, is a walking distance from main attractions in Zagreb, including food markets, street festivals, parks, museums, churches, and others. After a long day of exploring and living the Zagreb lifestyle, guests can relax in a bar & cigar lounge and enjoy delicious cakes, wines, or craft beers.
Many boutique hotels in Croatia offer shuttle airport service, making coming to Croatia stress-free. The only thing left to do for you is to relax and enjoy your time.
San Canzian is an authentic Village & Hotel situated in the heart of Istria, in a place called Mužolini Donji. It’s a medieval town from the 14th century, known as an artistic hub. Since Istria is famous for its olive oils and wines, guests of San Canzian can enjoy delicious gastro creations in the hotel’s restaurant.
Authentic rituals and signature massages are available in the spa zone. San Canzian also offers various experiences and tailor-made activities. There are plenty of options to choose from, from olive oil tasting and riding the famous Parenzana trail to visiting heritage highlights or exploring Istria in a Porsche.
San Canzian's wine cellar features over 600 different wine labels, including prominent names from prestigious regions of Bordeaux and Tuscany to smaller but high-quality Istrian winemakers.
With 40 rooms and four suites, all having a sea view and a terrace, Design Hotel Navis is only 2,5 km away from the historical core of Opatija. The private beach is just a few steps away from the hotel. If you want to explore the surroundings, you can go to the picturesque village of Volosko, located 750 meters from the hotel.
The restaurant offers tuna carpaccio, lobsters, fresh oysters, steak with Istrian truffles, homemade bread, and other delicacies while overlooking the archipelago of the Kvarner bay.
Opatija is an excellent place for sailing and participating in other maritime activities for lovers of nautical events. After a busy day, guests can relax in the wellness zone, including massages, a Finnish sauna, and steam baths.
Bevanda hotel was founded in 2013 on the foundations of the Bevanda restaurant. It was upgraded with ten luxurious rooms, each named after a famous person that spent time in Opatija during its rich history, such as Isidora Duncan, James Joyce, and Gustav Mahler. This 5-star boutique hotel on the north of the Adriatic sea boasts a personalized approach for every guest.
The impressive design of the Bevanda restaurant reflects equally impressive dishes based on fresh continental and marine produce with a touch of modern cuisine. Fine dining is upscaled with a relaxing view of the sea, the city of Rijeka, Istria, and nearby islands.
Shuttle service is available to and from Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula, Ljubljana, and Trieste airports.
As a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain and Virtuoso, Alhambra Boutique Hotel has a historic charm combined with contemporary designs. It's surrounded by agave, pine, and palm trees and housed in an Austro-Hungarian villa. The hotel's premium Alfred Keller restaurant is awarded the Michelin star. Extraordinary dishes are accompanied by a wine collection featuring over 400 top-notch labels.
In addition to the hotel accommodation, Alhambra also features a private villa named Augusta for extra privacy. Guests can enjoy numerous amenities, from organized transfers and renting luxury cars or vessels to personalized experiences and tailor-made excursions. Alhambra spa zone includes a saltwater pool, Finnish and Turkish sauna, a fitness studio, massages, and beauty treatments. The beach is just a few steps away.
Luxury boutique hotel Brown Beach House is located in the charming town of Trogir, just 5 km from Split Airport. The sophisticated yet hip look is the work of the interior designer Saar Zafrir with a lot of details in every of 59 rooms and suites.
Guests have different accommodations at their disposal: cottage room in a stone house, superior and loft rooms (some including jacuzzi), family suites, presidential suite, and rooftop room with a jacuzzi and sea view.
One hundred forty square meters of heated swimming pool, lavish spa & wellness center, Brown Beach Club, and Cartina restaurant make sure that you fully enjoy your holidays. You can be on the beach in a couple of minutes, and the historical core of Trogir protected by UNESCO is 2 km away.
Located in the heart of Hvar, Palace Elisabeth hotel combines astonishing history with luxuriously designed rooms and suites. It is the first five-star hotel in Hvar, situated on the main square and built-in place of the residential complex of the Duke's Palace. The Palace had great importance during the Venetian rule, but it was demolished after the fall of Venice.
Today, Palace Elisabeth welcomes guests from all over the world.
It has a Mediterranean garden with wild orange trees, stone lions symbolizing Venice at the entrance, a well’s water filter (which is one of the oldest preserved on the Adriatic coast), a gym, a swimming pool, spa, loggia, and other facilities needed for stress-free holidays.
In the middle of the old Korčula town and a few steps away from Marko Polo's house stands Lešić Dimitri Palace, with a tagline "Where the Silk Road begins." The Palace has a spa, an on-site restaurant, and the possibility to rent a sailboat with a skipper.
The accommodations reflect rich history, themed rooms, and different cultures Marko Polo has encountered during his Silk Road journey. Zakrjan beach is just a few steps away, and a pebble beach on the outskirts of the city is 1 km away. The hotel also offers various tours and activities, depending on the guests' wishlists.
The nearest airport is the Dubrovnik Airport. From Dubrovnik, you can easily transfer to Korčula Island by a ferry line.
Villa Dubrovnik is a secluded place in pines, located in the eastern part of the city of Dubrovnik. In addition to suites and rooms, there is also a private villa, as an intimate hotel inside a hotel. The private villa accommodates up to six persons on 132 square meters with four bathrooms, a terrace, and a jacuzzi.
Spectacular views of Lokrum Island and Orsula Park will make your morning coffee a breathtaking ritual, and a short walk will lead you to the medieval walls of Old Town or Sveti Jakov Beach.
Modern accommodations feature plenty of natural light, wooden tones, contemporary furnishings, and a chic nautical mood for a full-on relaxation mode.