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Rovinj's Oldest Hotel Just Got a Sexy New Facelift

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  Site Where: Rovinj, Croatia
July 16, 2015 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

A couple of months back when we were in Rovinj, one of Croatia’s prettiest coastal villages, we noticed some scaffolding in the centre of town. Turns out the building under wraps was Hotel Adriatic, not only Rovinj’s oldest hotel but the only one in the historical centre of town (most of the other big hotels are clustered together about 10 minutes from the center).

Renovations done, the 100-year-old Adriatic has just reopened as an art hotel - with a collection of 100+ works by artists from Croatia and the surrounding countries, including installations created just for the hotel, like taxidermied birds and neon installations. The person to blame thank for all this madness? Tanja Žanko, the hotel’s art curator.

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This Croatian Hotel is Basically Visible from Space

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  Site Where: Luje Adamovica 31, Rovinj, Croatia, HR-52210
May 8, 2015 at 10:40 AM | by | ()

It worked for the Great Wall of China; may it now work for Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Croatia.

The Lone, which opened last year, is one of Rovinj’s newest hotels, and also its most fashion-forward – it’s a Design Hotel, it’s enormous, and it’s shaped like a piece of lego.

And it’s one of the main things dominating the landscape as you fly down the Croatian coastline.

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Who Needs a Pool When You Have the Adriatic Sea On Your Doorstep?

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  Site Where: Losinj, Croatia
April 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

Phrases that make us squeal: “Austro-Hungarian mansion”. “On an island.” “Private beach.” “Opening this summer.”

Yup, we’re all about the Hotel Alhambra, which opens on Losinj in Croatia in July as a new addition to the SLH collection. One of the Adriatic’s hidden treasures, the island is just south of the Istrian peninsula, in northern Croatia. It’s quiet, it’s pine-forested, and there is only a handful of hotels on the entire island.

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Croatia's Newest Hotel Is An Oasis Of Hedonism For Wellness Freaks

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  Site Where: Cikat bb, Mali Losinj, Croatia, 51550
July 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM | by | ()

Wellness holidays. Yoga retreats. Meditation breaks. They’re all well and good until you get there and realize you’re sharing a poky little room with a smug yoga freak, and the bathroom’s for the use of the entire corridor.

That's if you're doing it on the cheap, of course. Normally, for a five star wellness retreat, you’d have to go to Thailand (if you didn’t want to see half your annual salary disappear in a puff of incense-filled smoke). So we’re quite excited by the new Hotel Bellevue in Čikat, on Croatia’s Lošinj island, which opens Saturday.

Tucked away in Čikat’s pine forest, right on the Adriatic Sea, the Bellevue describes itself as “an oasis of hedonism…for all lovers of healthy holidays.”

There’s a spa, of course – or rather, a Spa Clinic offering things like immune system-protecting treatments as well as your standard massages and facials (and even your standard massages and facials use local sea salt and oils from indigenous plants). There are two pools – one indoor, one outdoor, both filled with seawater. There’s a “Fit Zone” with separate rooms for aerobic and anaerobic workouts (a separate weights room?). And there are special programs for health (Lošinj’s climate is said to be good for the lungs), vitality (including anti-gravity stretching) and wellness (basically just spa days). Approved!

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Welcome To Croatia's Newest Beach, At Rovinj's Hotel Lone

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  Site Where: Luje Adamovića 31, Rovinj, Croatia, 52210
June 24, 2014 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

Nothing says summer like a beach club – at least, that’s what Hotel Lone in Croatia thinks. A trendy hotel (it’s a member of Design Hotels) in Rovinj, the Lone opened its pool area last summer, and has now launched a club, Mulini Beach, to join it.

As you’d expect from the kind of joint that has a concept store selling the work of local artists, it ain’t your bog standard beach club. Instead, there’s almost a lido feel to it, with a white stone and concrete platform arcing out into the water, surrounding a manmade pebble beach – the first in Rovinj, no less (not that Croatia exactly needs manmade beaches, having one of the greatest coastlines in Europe).

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Soak Up Eastern European History At These 7 Old-World Hotels

April 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

If Paris, Rome and London have begun to lose their luster and you're looking for a novel way to explore Europe's vast terrain, don't fret. Way over on the other end of the continent, countries like Romania, Hungary, Poland, Estonia and Croatia beckon with 17th century castles, lush countryside, and unspoiled coastal cities. Here's a look at some of the most stunning old-world hotels to be found in the region.


Three Sisters Hotel, Estonia

This Relais & Chateaux-branded property is actually made up of three former merchant houses, built in the fourteenth century, and located within the walls of Tallinn's Old Town. Guest rooms (all renovated in 2003) convey the building's intimate, medieval vibe, but it's the suites that get the most play: four-poster beds, claw foot tubs, and spacious living rooms with the original ceiling beams.

Downstairs, guests can cozy up next to the fireplace, sip on vodka in the dungeon-like Beluga Bar, or head to the award-winning Bordoo restaurant for a five-course degustation menu (65 EUR pp) featuring Estonian specialties like onion consomme, steamed whitefish, elk "cocotte," beef fillet and apple with salted caramel.
Rates from $500/night.

Six more after the jump!

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Game of Thrones Package Filled With Palaces, Cleavage and Wine

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  Site Where: Ulica Pera Čingrije 7, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20000
March 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM | by | ()

Dragons. Décolletage (translation: BOOBS). Intrigue, incest, bloodshed and bonking!

Yes, Game of Thrones is back on HBO for the March 31 Season 3 premiere. We now turn to Dubrovnik, Croatia, location for Season 3’s King’s Landing scenes and--if staff rumors are to be believed--the real-life setting for some truly awesome cast parties.

While those parties are over for now (though we can’t speak for Season 4), Hotel Bellevue, where many of the cast are said to have bunked up during filming, is offering a Game of Thrones package sure to get your geek-roleplay mojo in maximum throttle.

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Samantha Brown and Anthony Melchiorri Pack Their Bags for Adriatic Hotels

Where: Croatia
October 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM | by | ()

Melchiorri filming 'Hotel Impossible'

Well, it's time for Croatia hotels to have their moment in the sun. Oh—they're already having that moment now, you say? Doesn't the Travel Channel know it, as they've just announced a huge one-hour special on the region to air in January, 2013. Called "Trip of a Lifetime," the show will take its big budget and big Travel Channel stars (including Bert Kreischer, Anthony Melchiorri and Adam Richman) to both Italy and Croatia to "...reveal the most incredible and undiscovered food, fun and hotels throughout this over-the-top vacation."

The show will be hosted by Samantha Brown, so we can definitely expect a healthy focus on those hotels most dripping with amenities. And now we know what these Travel Channel faces have planned for their late autumn: a romp around the Adriatic. Why the Adriatic? As the press release puts it, it's "up and coming":

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Mission Impossible: Cruise’s Croatian Hotel Request

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  Site Where: Kriva Ulica, Dobrota, Croatia, 85330
September 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM | by | ()

Things just don’t seem to be working out for Tom Cruise, these days. He can’t even get a whole restaurant to himself and dine in peace! That’s apparently the latest woe of the newly-divorced actor who recently flew to Croatia from London, where he was based while filming the new movie "All You Need Is Kill".

On what looks to be Cruise’s “Croatia: Love Recovery Tour 2”(he’s said to have traveled there after the Penelope Cruz split), The Sun reports that he stopped by the Forza Mare Hotel in Dobrota, near Montenegro's coastline. There was a request to the management—could they clear their in-house restaurant so he could eat without a crowd?

Request denied.

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Loving This 'Vue' From Hotel Bellevue in Croatia

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  Site Where: Pera Cingrije 7, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 200000
February 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM | by | ()

We are suckers for a room with a killer view.  We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

This view was snapped by Flickr member Ahisghett at the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a modern five-story hotel atop a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

The hotel promises on its web site "magnificent panoramic sea views" and this room delivers on that promise. Most of the hotel's 93 rooms have balconies and all have sea views. Plus if you book a suite, you get a jacuzzi in the bathroom! Rates start at 165 Euros for a classic double room. Suites start at 750 Euros.

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Spinning Croatian Hotel Will Have Best Views For Everybody

Where: Split, Croatia
October 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM | by | ()

You know how they charge a bit more for the rooms with a good view? There's one way to solve this dilemma and get no complaints about it, although it's a pretty hi-tech solution: build a rotating hotel. That's exactly what they're planning in Croatia where some spinning accommodation will be built on Šolta Island, near the city of Split.

But don't worry, it's not turning at a rate likely to make you dizzy. The design has it rotating 1.3 times per day, barely fast enough to notice at all, and at the right pace so that if you stay a few days, you'll get a different view at all times of day. It will be just a three-storey hotel and there will be a central hub including the reception, stairs and elevator that won't rotate, so you won't have to look for the front door in a different place each time.

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Regent Esplanade Zagreb Gives Guests Private City Tours

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  Site Where: Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb, Croatia, 10000
September 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM | by | ()

We've long admired the view from the Regent Esplanade Zagreb in Croatia, and now we think they're offering a package to fit: the Castle Tour package. It's a combination of private tours and anything involving castles sure makes us feel that bit regal.

The deal includes two nights' accommodation in a Superior double room, with breakfast included as well as internet access. (They say it's high speed, but we have a different experience of Croatian internet access so we're not making any promises).

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