Our Top 5, the most expensive hotels in Croatia

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Having been specialists in designing unforgettable Croatia holidays for over 10 years, we are frequently asked to advise on a really special hotel for guests wanting to push the boat out. Whether celebrating a honeymoon, a special anniversary or birthday, here is a small selection of our personally selected top recommendations for a luxury holidays in Croatia.

Pucic Palace, Dubrovnik- the ultimate City escape, located in an ancient Merchant’s House, where opulence and luxury are a given.  Enjoy breakfast overlooking Gundulic Square in the heart of Dubrovnik Old Town.  Guests may enjoy the hotel’s own private area with sunbeds, parasols and staffed beach car, at the nearby Banje Beach.   Toiletries here are by Bulgari, so a  little bit of luxury even down to your soap!  Our top tip, pop to the Hotel’s atmospheric wine bar next door.

Villa Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik  the ultimate hideaway, this is where you will find the glitterati who wish to be tucked out of sight whilst enjoying some of the best views in the region.  To the rear of the hotel are the most stunning views over to Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik Old Town towards the right hand side.  The hotel has a fantastic Venetian Vaparetto Speedboat, at guests disposal to whisk them over to the Old Town, talk about arriving in style!  Those wishing to stay put will enjoy one of the finest Spas on the Dubrovnik Riviera, as well as excellent cuisine, a superb wine list and sumptuous gastronomy.  Our top tip ?  Enjoy a drink at the rooftop Skybar and watch the sun go down over some panoramic views.

Hotel Park, SplitThis hotel has recently undergone a total refurbishment and has now become the place to be seen in Split.  This really is the only larger style hotel within easy walking distance of Split.  It has a pool, very small, but ideal to relax by.  And is also very handy for the Bacvice Beach, a popular sandy beach within 2 minutes.  Inside the hotel has a luxurious feel, very true to its Art Deco roots and has a wonderful conservatory – the ideal place for a morning coffee.  We love the bedrooms here which manage to convey the great style of the era, yet are also very light and spacious. Our top tip, enjoy an early evening cocktail in the hotels Art Deco bar.

Lemongarden Boutique Hotel, Island of Brac, Split Riviera, the first 5 star hotel on the island of Brac, this hotel is a real one off, and its adults only !  It took many years to renovate as very few changes were allowed owing to its listed status.  So the Designers had to work around complex stonework, differing levels and incorporate three main houses.  The result is a total triumph.  All of the rooms are totally unique.  There’s a common theme of bright colours and  the finest of furniture and soft furnishings and a great attention to detail.  The hotel fronts right onto the harbour at the small fishing village of Sutivan.  The restaurant is gaining an excellent reputation for both fine dining and sublime service levels.  And a private beach  Our top tip, if funds permit, take the transfer by Paula, the hotel’s own boat.  Thirty minutes to the mainland, great !

Monte Mulini, Rovinj, Istriathis 5 star hotel feels likes its upside down !  when you arrive at reception, the views are just fabulous.  The hotel has just over 100 rooms, in a spacious feeling environment.  The property is right next to the sea and also has a beautiful mediterranean garden.    Accent is firmly on luxury beachside style holidays here as all rooms have a balcony. service levels are very high and every creature comfort is provided.  Suss out the fantastic beach club whcih also has live music.  Gastronomy is firmly on the list and this hotel has a wine list of over 550 different varieties.  Our Top tip, while you are here, whilst its tempting to just stay put and enjoy the luxury and service,  do try to get out to the old town of  Rovinj, with its quaint cobbled streets and artists area.