Best Hotels for a Croatian Island Vacation

Planning a trip and wondering which are the best hotels in Croatia?

After a long period of political turmoil and isolation, Croatia has started to garner massive popularity which is no surprise considering the miles of sunny beaches, dramatic nature, and ancient monuments that dot the Dalmatian coast.

The country has amazing natural beauty, interesting history, and a relaxed lifestyle where excellent food and wine are the norms, but what separates Croatia from other great coastal holiday destinations is its affordability.

When planning your Croatia Itinerary, it’s important to choose the best area and accommodation in Croatia for your budget and needs.

Best Places to stay in Croatia – Rovinj

You get much more for your money than you’d expect while enjoying world-class services, accommodation, and attractions. Here are the best hotels in Croatia:

$$$ Luxury – Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico

Located in Rovinj’s historic old town, this beautiful boutique hotel occupies a restored historic townhouse where guests will find stunning rooms with private terraces.

Most rooms offer sea views as well, and the designs are entirely authentic with frescoes adorning stone walls, fireplaces, and other subtle touches.

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$$ Moderate – Hotel Eden

Surrounded by lush vegetation, Hotel Eden enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of the 100-year-old Zlatni Rt park forest in Rovinj. It offers outdoor and indoor pools and free beach chairs and parasols in the bay.

The Wellness & Spa area has 4 treatment rooms and 1 spa suite for couple treatments, as well as a relax zone, modern fitness area and a Vitality bar (open during the season). The thermal zone features a Finnish and infrared sauna, Steam room and a relax room.

All rooms feature air conditioning, a balcony, and a satellite TV. Tasty Croatian and international food is served in various restaurants.

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$ Budget – Mobile Homes Polari

Mobile Homes Polari is set in a picturesque cove, 1.9 miles south of Rovinj. It offers 1.2 miles of beaches filled with all kinds of recreational facilities for an active holiday.

All mobile homes feature air conditioning, a furnished terrace, deck chairs, and a flat-screen satellite TV. It offers a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and 2 bathrooms.

Facilities consist of a large swimming pool and a children’s pool, restaurants, bars and a beach awarded with a Blue Flag. Other activities include tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, handball and table tennis. Polari also offers a children’s playground, mini club, and a rich entertainment program.

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Best Hotels in Croatia – Zagreb

$$$ Luxury – The Sheraton Zagreb

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Set in the heart of Zagreb, this elegant 5-star hotel is 1,650 feet from the Main Train Station and the Main Square. It offers air-conditioned rooms with minibars, cable and satellite TV.

The Sheraton Zagreb offers free access to the heated indoor swimming pool and the gym at the Health Club.

All rooms and suites at Sheraton Zagreb have working desks and a comfortable seating area. Some feature marble bathrooms as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in the entire hotel.

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$$ Moderate – Hotel President Pantovcak

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Right on the edge of Zagreb city center, this boutique hotel oozes elegance and refinement.

All the quarters are decorated with original modern artworks as well as antiques, and the hotel also includes a charming garden. The rooms are decorated in a particular style.

Hotel President Pantovcak is a stylish hotel that offers impeccable services at unbeatable prices.

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$ Budget – Hostel Bureau


Featuring free Wi-Fi access, Hostel Bureau offers dormitory rooms and private rooms in the center of Zagreb, a 5-minute drive from the Zagreb Central Station. A games room with billiards and shared kitchen facilities are available.

With air conditioning, each dormitory room has parquet floors and lockers. The shared bathroom comes with a shower and a hairdryer.

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Valamar Tamaris Resort

Best Hotels in Croatia

Valamar Tamaris Resort is located on the seaside, nestled in an area of pine trees, mature oaks, fir trees, and sweet-scented Mediterranean herbs within the Lanterna peninsula.

The resort is family-friendly and is a great choice as well for adventurous adults who prefer an active lifestyle as the resort includes sports facilities, swimming pools, and even entertainment programs.

There is a wide range of elegant and spacious rooms, apartments, and villas on the grounds of the resort.

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Best Hotels in Croatia – Sibenik

$$$ Luxury – Hotel Brown Beach House

Featuring a swimming pool with sun terrace set right next to the sea, Hotel Brown Beach House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Trogir. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant or have a drink at the poolside bar. Free WiFi and free private parking are available.

The rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a seating area with flat-screen satellite TV. There is also a minibar and a safe in each. Certain rooms feature views of the sea or city. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Extras include bathrobes and slippers.

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$$ Moderate – Life Palace Heritage Hotel

Located on the Dalmatian Coast, in the small historic town Sibenik, Life Palace Heritage Hotel has a long history, and it is housed in a renovated 15th-century stone building.

With 17 elegant rooms, a small wellness space, and a café, the hotel is an excellent choice for travelers looking to relax in a charming place with friendly staff and outstanding services.

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$ Budget – Apartment Zlatin Dvor

Situated 1,950 feet from The Cathedral of St. Lawrence and 1,950 feet from Radovan’s Portal, Apartments Zlatin Dvor features accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden.

The apartment provides guests with a patio, garden views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

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Best Hotels in Croatia – Trogir

Guest House Tiramola

Trogir’s Old Town is a UNESCO heritage site so if you’re looking to explore this gorgeous place, staying at Guest House Tiramola is an excellent choice.

The boutique guesthouse offers luxurious rooms and apartments with all the comforts needed for a relaxing and tranquil vacation.

The 600-year-old stone house has a lot of character and you’ll feel quickly immersed in this atmospheric place.

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Best Hotels in Croatia – Dubrovnik

Grand Villa Argentina

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Grand Villa Argentina wonderfully meets the needs of those looking for spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea and the historic stone walls of Dubrovnik.

The hotel includes a lush garden with a gorgeous terrace high above the sea, a bathing area, an outdoor pool, and a modern spa.

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Bokun Guesthouse

Bokun Guesthouse is a family-run venture, half an hour walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

The centuries-old building is spacious and charming, with eight rooms and three apartments, an outdoor pool, and a gorgeous terrace where guests serve breakfast every morning.

The lush vegetation adds a special charm to the natural serenity of the place.

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Berkeley Hotel & Spa

Hotel Berkeley is located minutes away from Gruz harbor in Dubrovnik, which makes it a perfect stop for those looking to continue their journey on a ferry or cruise.

The hotel is very modern, with elegant, minimalist rooms, each with a nice balcony. The studios and apartments also include a small kitchen, which is convenient since the hotel does not have a restaurant.

The hotel offers, however, a rich buffet-style breakfast. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, deck with sunbeds, and a chic bar.

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Travel Insurance for Croatia

Use travel insurance while visiting Croatia so you are covered for theft and medical expenses. There is a lot of adventurous things to plan and add to your Croatia itinerary, and it’s best to have peace of mind while driving, hiking and trying some of the best food in the world.


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7 thoughts on “Best Hotels for a Croatian Island Vacation”

  1. itsasweetsweetworld

    All of these look so stunning! Croatia in itself is such a beautiful place and staying at one of these hotels will make the stay even more comforting.

  2. Sofia Krakanova

    I’m planning to visit Croatia by car soon. Didn’t even imagine that it has plenty of cool hotels like the ones in your photos

  3. Oh my goodness what gorgeous pictures! Croatia just moved a few spots up my list of places to visit!

  4. I’ve never been to Croatia but it’s on my list. I will keep these hotels in mind when I do go. Thanks for the suggestions

  5. What a beautiful place! Croatia has not actually been on my list of places to go, until now. The natural beauty is incredible and the places you mention seem like a real treat! Great post!

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