Short Breaks to Croatia

Croatia combines a fiery blend of glamour and tradition with a stunning backdrop of rolling hillsides and lush forestry, hemmed by the lapping waters of the azure Adriatic Sea.

Croatia combines a blend of glamour and tradition set against a stunning backdrop of rolling hillsides and rich green forests, all hemmed by the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Here, you can explore over 120 miles of coastline overlooking more than 1000 Adriatic islands from popular seaside destinations such as Split, Dubrovnik and Hvar.

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Dubrovnik Palace Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

An elegant, contemporary retreat overlooking the Adriatic with sea views from every room.

Every aspect of this modern hotel has been carefully considered. Set between the glittering waters of the Adriatic and the rich pine forest of the Lapad peninsula, the surrounding environment is a theme that has been intricately woven into the hotel’s design. Locally-sourced wood and natural stone is highlighted by the abundance of natural light that streams through huge glass windows, while the clean, simple décor is complemented by superb views of the Adriatic and the pretty Elaphite Islands from almost every angle. Of the three swimming pools the outdoor pool is a firm favourite with its swim-up bar where you can take in the stunning panoramic views as you sip a cocktail while the kids are kept entertained by the children’s pool. If you like to get out and explore, there’s no better way to do it than on the water. Book a sea kayak and head out around the ancient city walls and beyond to the mysterious Lokrum island, or visit the PADI diving centre and discover what lies beneath the waves. When you’re not in the water, the walking routes in the wooded area behind the hotel are great for exploring, while the variety of activities on offer are sure to impress. With everything from buggy safaris to horse riding and wine tasting nearby, you’ll never get bored.

Foodies will love the choice and quality of the cuisine on offer in the hotel’s fine restaurants, serving everything from contemporary Dalmatian at the Maslina Tavern to authentic pizzas at the Beach Restaurant Ponta and delicious raw food and low-fat desserts at Lean & Light. By night, the elegant bars and lounges provide a chic setting for a well-earned nightcap. As the evening fades, head up to your comfortable room and take in the view of the night sky shimmering above the waves from the privacy of your balcony. With every room affording sea views and a balcony, all you have to do is choose whether you want to stay in a Superior Seaview Balcony Room or a more spacious Junior Suite that comes complete with a separate living area.

Hotel Park Split Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

A cool coastal hotel in an enviable position moments from the famous Blue Flag Bačvice Beach and stunning shores of Split.

Seamlessly combining a beach escape with city exploration, Hotel Park Split is famed for its prime position, just a minute’s walk from the ever-popular Bačvice Beach and a ten-minute stroll from the main harbour and Old Town of Split. You are also within easy walking distance of the renowned Diocletian Palace. This distinctive 1920s’ hotel is the city’s oldest and was fully renovated in 2015. Known for superior service and a refined laid-back vibe, the common areas are suitably plush with a beautiful, tranquil outdoor area, a small but perfectly formed outdoor pool and the unique Priska Spa by Filomena.

Providing fine dining since 1921, the hotel’s main restaurant is a stylish affair with Adriatic seafood and Dalmatian/Mediterranean fusion cuisine. The big draw here is being able to dine al fresco on the exceptional palm-lined terrace, and a special treat comes by way of the Chef’s Table; a private twelve-dish degustation experience personally prepared by the chef after you have shopped with him at the local markets during the day. And of course, with the beach on your doorstep, make like the locals and take a refreshing morning swim before breakfast. Rooms are contemporary and light, with a nod to Art Deco style. Double Rooms come as standard or with a sea view. Superior Rooms are more spacious and have a sea view option. Superior Balcony Rooms are on the first floor and have sea views through the palm trees. Deluxe Rooms are on the top floor and are split level with a living room and the option of a sea view. Junior Suites are split level, extremely spacious and ideal for families.

Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

A luxurious base for a chic, relaxing break; spa lovers will adore this boutique hotel.

It’s the location of this beautiful hotel that you’ll be awed by on arrival. Set on the promenade of the port of Hvar at the south-western tip of the island, you’ll find yourself in the heart of a chic restaurant and bar scene by night, with captivating views to enjoy by day. On the shores of the shimmering Adriatic, the hotel also overlooks the historic Cathedral, Arsenal, Venetian piazza, yacht harbour and pristine bay.

The spa here is a definite highlight, embracing a holistic philosophy to offer an extensive menu of sophisticated treatments in beautiful surroundings. Inspired by the endless sunshine, fragrant plants and sea air, Sensorí Spa offers everything from an olive leaf and sea salt polish to a healing sea mud wrap. Head to the famed private Bonj ‘les bains’ luxury beach club and you can even enjoy a treatment from the comfort of your sun lounger.  Meals are a lively affair at the waterfront steakhouse, Butchery&Wine. You’ll experience perfectly grilled top-quality steaks including Argentinian rib-eye and Scottish Black Angus strip loin. If you’re not ready for your evening to end, head to The Top Bar lounge and nightclub, renowned as one of Hvar’s most popular spots. Order your favourite tipple from the dramatic 19-metre-long turquoise glass bar, then relax in the deep sofas and enjoy stunning views of the ancient city, yacht harbour and bay by candlelight.

The rooms here are stylishly decorated with a focus on natural materials. Incorporating fine linens, rich colours and warm wood tones, you can opt for a Superior Room, or a Superior Room with Sea View. You’ll also find a walk-in power shower and locally produced lavender products in the bathrooms.

Hotel Split Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

A luxurious beachfront boutique hotel with superb views and strong eco values.

The Hotel Split’s picture-perfect location is an enviable one. Set on a beautiful pebble beach in Podstrana, a small town found in the south-east of Split, it offers stunning views out over the central Dalmatian islands and the glittering waters of the Adriatic. Compact yet innovative, it has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of its beachfront location, with each of the 40 rooms offering a sea view. Conscious of the surrounding environment, there is a strong eco ethos here. Complete with its own solar power station, the hotel uses renewable energy wherever possible, recycles daily and is the first A-category hotel in Croatia. Even the cuisine is responsibly sourced, with local ingredients selected from the surrounding area.

There’s a small, peaceful harbour tantalisingly close, calling you away from the pristine beach for a stroll to admire the yachts as they gently glide in and out of port. With every bed placed on a raised platform, you’ll awake each morning to an idyllic sea view. Hop aboard the elevator and descend in panoramic style for a delicious breakfast that includes freshly baked bread and delightful local delicacies. For a day of rest and recuperation, we recommend heading down the hotel steps straight onto the beach. Alternatively, ascend to the roof where you can relax poolside. Whichever you choose, you’ll find comfortable sunbeds and inspiring views with highly attentive service.
If the hot sun gets a little much, escape for a rejuvenating spa treatment or unwind in the pretty little garden that’s tucked away within the grounds. For dinner, make your way to the rooftop terrace for fabulous dining beneath the stars at L’Aroma. Here, you can expect beautifully prepared Mediterranean cuisine including delicious steaks and fresh salads.

Each of the resort’s rooms come with fabulous sea views. Nautically themed Standard Rooms have been designed to replicate the romantic feel of a cruise-liner stateroom, offering sea views from the window. You can choose the colour of your Superior Room, with bright shades of blue, green, turquoise, terracotta, purple or grey on offer. These have a much more impressive sea view, with the central Dalmatian islands in the distance. If you like to be as close to the sea as possible, opt for one of the spacious Superior Terrace Rooms, the closest in the hotel to the pretty pebble beach.

Grand Villa Argentina  Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

A dramatic cliffhanger with Adriatic Sea views combining regal tradition with indulgent extras.

Steeped in a history dating back to the 1920s, this hotel transports you back to the times of the private turn-of-the-century Dalmatian villa from which the rest of the complex originates. While the hotel is made up of both the original older villa and a modern addition, you’ll stay in the older listed part of the hotel, known as Villa Argentina, where you’ll get to experience a piece of its charming history.
The location is mesmerising, with impeccably manicured gardens of lemon, lavender and orange trees as well as sea views reaching around the island of Lokrum and the old harbour. While you feel a million miles away overlooking the historical architecture of Dubrovnik, you are in fact only a ten-minute downhill walk to the Ploče Gate of the Old Town – making this plush seaside retreat a great base for exploration. Your privileged setting does mean there is a short uphill walk on the way back from the Old Town but your rewards of the day include the Walled City, Banje Beach, Revelin Fortress, the Fort of St. John and Sponza Palace.

The refreshing saltwater pool is set in an expansive sun terrace overlooking the waterfront, and the hotel’s private swimming platform offers direct access into the royal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Head indoors and you’ll be greeted at the Energy Clinic by way of a sublime menu of luxury spa treatments, as well as a sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor pool and fitness studio. Sumptuous seafood lunches on the open terrace and romantic candlelit dinners are de rigueur at La Caravelle, the hotel’s main restaurant, and light snacks are available throughout the day at the Beach Restaurant and Bar. It’s also possible to dine at the prestigious Peruvian fusion Victoria Restaurant found in the adjacent Villa Orsula. Rooms in the Villa Argentina combine traditional charm with modern comforts. Superior Rooms have sea views and Superior Balcony Rooms are also available. High ceilings, dark wood furniture and small stone balconies add to the allure of a bygone era.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Croatia with Kuoni (Check Availability)

An iconic hotel with an illustrious history and stunning sea views.

This once royal villa has an undeniable sense of elegant grandeur about it. The setting is one of the finest in Dubrovnik, allowing you to admire incredible views of the historic ancient walls in a five-star setting while being just a ten-minute walk from Old Town. The Gallery of Fame is the clearest testament to how well loved this hotel is the world over. Found in the Abakus Piano Bar, the Gallery is filled with framed photographs of celebrity guests that have stayed here throughout the years, including Queen Elizabeth II, Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Taylor. Its recent renovation has brought sleek, modern interiors housed within both the original part of the building – which has become a landmark in its own right – and the newer, chic extension. Take some time out from sightseeing to lounge out on the paved swimming platform, and when the sun gets too hot, you can take just a couple of steps from your sun lounger and leap into the refreshing waters of the Adriatic. If you prefer to unwind in the shade, head for the indoor pool or the huge spa and wellness area. Here, you’ll find the hotel’s steam bath, Roman-style bath, Jacuzzis and Finnish sauna, as well as treatment rooms and fitness studio.

Prora is undoubtedly the hotel’s highlight. Set looking out through stone arches at the city walls and Adriatic, this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Serving up freshly caught local seafood alongside regional meat dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, you’ll enjoy specially-crafted cuisine from Executive Chef, Peter Obad. The new signature Sensus Fine Dining Restaurant is a must for foodies. There's a focus on creativity where Mediterranean classics are beautifully modernised and carefully paired with some of the finest Croatian wines – all of which is enjoyed within its stunning yet simple interior of semi-glass walls. Salin is the hotel’s main restaurant, offering up a delicious classic buffet breakfast to views of the picturesque fortress of the Old Town. The contemporary heart of the hotel can be found at the Abakus Piano Bar, where a selection of drinks and light bites are served to live music and Old Town views in the summer months.

The rooms here are as elegant, cosy and refined as the rest of the hotel. Seamlessly blending the traditional with the contemporary, the interiors are decorated in neutral tones and feature state-of-the-art technology. To make the most of the remarkable setting, we recommend opting for a room with a sea view, and if you really want to indulge, select the Executive Suite.
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