When talking about accommodation, hotels in Croatia are among the most popular choices for many tourists. Rustic, modern, with a sea view, in a city center, with private pools, or on a private island, the options are endless.
Croatia has been a tourist hotspot for years, which has had a significant impact on the offer of hotel accommodation. The hoteliers try hard to impress the guests with 5-star service, excellent cuisine, and all the amenities one would need to indulge in while staying in Croatia.
Depending on what you love the most, you can choose between continental or seaside hotels. Each one offers a unique experience, from waking up surrounded by vineyards and fishing villages to scenes from Game of Thrones or ancient Roman streets.
In this article, we are going to walk you through the top 10 hotels in Croatia situated in Istria, Dalmatia, and Zagreb.
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is the first 5-star golf and spa resort in Croatia. It has a private beach, spa center, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. If you love Mediterranean cuisine, you'll love the Dijana Restaurant inside the hotel, and if you want to try typical Istrian dishes, head to Kanova Restaurant and enjoy a meal on the beach. For those who wish to dine with a view from their room or balcony, there's room service available 24/7.
The hotel has 186 rooms and suites with spacious balconies or terraces, offering comfort and privacy. Hotel Adriatic is a part of Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, so you'll definitely experience luxury and personal touch when staying in Savudrija. All rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, and a safe.
Six-floor hotel designed by a famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni lies in a fragrant pine forest on the seafront overlooking St Katarina Island and the old town of Rovinj. Grand Park Hotel features 193 rooms and 16 suites, with a total capacity of 500 guests. Rooms overlook the sea or the city and have spacious terraces with green gardens. Some rooms also have their own plunge pools for extra relaxation.
Àlbaro Spa & Wellness is the biggest and the most luxurious spa & wellness center in Istria, including three outdoor pools on the top of the hotel.
Those who enjoy good food can choose among six hotel restaurants and the best patisserie in the city - Katarina's Patisserie.
One more gem situated in Rovinj is the Hotel Lone, in the heart of nature park Zlatni rt and two minutes from the beach. This design hotel has a wellness center with a spa, steam bath, sauna, and massage room. A grand indoor pool overlooks the luscious garden, but there's also an outdoor pool available for guests. Inside the hotel are a sushi bar, night club, and several restaurants with numerous choices to satisfy all your senses.
Lone offers five types of rooms and three different suites. Guests can choose among classic, premium, grand, jazz, and family rooms, gallery suite, bay suite, or Lone deluxe suite. This unique design hotel combines functionality and elegance and blends seamlessly into its surroundings: pine trees and crystal blue Adriatic sea.
Just five minutes from Opatija's city center is the Ikador Hotel, a luxury oasis with 16 five-star rooms and suites divided into four floors. The outdoor pool with heated saltwater is open from April until October, and a hotel deck beach gives you exclusive vacation and privacy. Restaurant Nobilion offers an exquisite collection of local produce and the finest wines for an authentic hedonist dining experience.
The "Dolce Vita" lifestyle can be experienced at the Riva Lounge and Sea Deck with amazing foods, cocktails, and fantastic views of Kvarner Bay. Signature spa treatments with sound therapy, amber, gold, and spring waters of Ika will do good for your body and mind. After a relaxing spa day, you can enjoy a private chef's table or Edgar cigar bar.
Hotel and spa center Falkensteiner Iadera is situated on the top of the Punta Skala private peninsula, just 12 km from the city of Zadar. Relaxing is guaranteed in the Acquapura spa and wellness center spreading on over 6,000 square meters. Two hundred ten rooms and suites have an impressive view of the Adriatic sea or Velebit mountain, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms were designed by famous architects Boris Podrecca and Matteo Thun with a stylish Mediterranean look.
Hotel's restaurants serve international, Mediterranean, and regional dishes, while Sotto Voce lounge bar could be a great place to unwind and finish the evening. Guests who prefer active vacation can use other amenities such as one of the seven tennis courts, mini-golf, fitness center, and more.
Le Méridien Lav Hotel lies just outside Split, in a picturesque village of Podstrana. It’s a great starting point for exploring the Dalmatian coast since it’s located near many historical cities, islands, and national parks. In addition to classic rooms, Le Méridien Lav offers its guests superior, deluxe, elegant, and premium rooms, Adriatic suite, Family, Junior, and Diplomatic suites, as well as a 2-bedroom Presidential suite with a panoramic view of the sea, islands, and Split.
This 5-star resort offers an 800 m long beach, spa, and wellness center, steam baths, two swimming pools, various water sports, and top-notch tennis courts. For delicious foods and summer drinks, guests can choose between six restaurants and bars in the resort or the promenade in the marina.
Located on the top of the Miramare cliff, boutique hotel Bellevue is a unique combination of luxury and peace. In just ten minutes of a relaxing walk, you’ll find yourself in the center of Old Town. Guests who fancy enjoying the sun can walk down to the bottom of the cliff on the pebble beach and appreciate the sound of waves on a deck chair. The à la carte restaurant Vapor serves seafood specialties while also offering dishes characteristic of European, African, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Ninety-one rooms and suites are designed in neutral colors with nautical themes, providing ultimate comfort with a dash of luxury. In the hotel's wine bar, guests can try more than 180 domestic and international wines and champagnes or opt for wine tasting and delicious bites emphasizing unctuous wines.
Two minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from the Old Town, Rixos Premium Hotel in Dubrovnik offers unforgettable memories when it comes to hotels in Croatia on Dalmatian’s coast. It has a spa center with an indoor pool open all year round and seasonal outdoor pools overlooking the Adriatic sea. The hotel also features a casino, three bars, and three restaurants. The Umi Teppanyaki restaurant offers exclusive teppanyaki specialties, while seafood dishes are available in the Libertas fish restaurant.
Guests can choose between seven types of rooms and five types of suites. All rooms in the hotel are equipped with air conditioning units, luxurious and modern furniture, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and spacious bathrooms. Additionally, Rixos Hotel Dubrovnik offers many outdoor activities such as Libertas beach, an exclusive sports club, and diverse seasonal entertaining programs.
When talking about hotels in Croatia, we can’t skip Hotel Esplanade in Croatia's capital of Zagreb. This architectural gem was opened in 925 for the passengers traveling with the Orient Express. It’s a go-to place to stay for A-List movie stars, pop icons, politicians, artists, and other visitors who want to experience one of the most prestigious hotels in Zagreb.
Esplanade is situated near the Cathedral, Art Pavilion, and other main attractions. Its Oleander terrace was once described as the place “where the Balkans ends and where civilization begins.”
The hotel has 208 spacious rooms, a fine dining restaurant named Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro that combines traditional Croatian cuisine and Parisian traditions, as well as a stylish art deco lounge and cocktail bar.
Located in the Green Gold Center, DoubleTree by Hilton is the business center of Zagreb, but only 2 km from the main square. The rooms and suites give a luxury feel with an indoor pool, Turkish bath, and a Finnish sauna with a panoramic view. All accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furniture, LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and an air conditioning unit. Rain showers and complimentary toiletries help guests relax after a long day of exploring the historical core of Zagreb.
Oxbo Grill restaurant and bar serve creative dishes based on fish and meat, while the breakfast buffet has plenty of options to start your day in the right way. A spa center offers different massage and cosmetic treatments, while those who want to stay in shape at all times can use a modern hotel gym. From the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, guests can easily access different parts of the city, and the Zagreb Airport is only 15 km away.