Hotels in Croatia
In the years since the country has exploded in popularity, Croatia hotels have upped their game. There are increasingly offerings from familiar international brands, but the country's converted villas and intimate small inns have unique appeals. While many properties could vie for the title of the best hotel in Croatia, few can compete with Split's 12-room Hotel Peristil when it comes to location, built within the 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace. The rooms have views of the vast palace complex where concerts are staged in the summer, and are decorated with centuries-old antiques (although the amenities and bathrooms are new and state of the art).
The small island of Korcula is visited mostly by day-trippers, but book a room at the 25-room Hotel Korcula and you will get to experience life in a typical Adriatic village once most of the tourists have left for the day and you can wander its quiet streets in search of the perfect café to pass the evening. The hotel's building dates from 1912, and sits right on the water in the heart of town.