Adriana Marina Hotel & Spa, Hvar
Sitting elegantly upon the promenade, this inviting award-winning boutique hotel looks out onto the yachts on the bay and is a wonderful location to soak in the architecture of the old city centre with the grand baroque cathedral and Venetian piazza. Enclosed in eloquently planted garden terraces, the guest rooms echo the calm, soothing vibes of the hotel spa – with luscious king-sized beds, ergonomically designed furnishings, covered fine linens and whirlpool baths in the suites. Unwind on the smart wooden slatted sun deck floating in the rooftop seawater pool, which has an unusual special effects canopy that creates the impression of swimming among the stars. For a lively dining atmosphere, the waterside Val Marina restaurant serves up locally inspired dishes while the sumptuous lounge bar The Top is highly recommended for its views over the city.