Hotel Adriana Hvar
Overlooking the wooden fishing vessels in the pretty harbour in Hvar Town, only a stone’s throw from the primary square and the palace, that can be visible from the resort.
Style & personality
The modern minimalist interior design is sleek and entertaining, and there are tons of outdoor spaces, giving the building a mild and breezy setting. Former guests include British Bond woman Gemma Arterton and American X-Files celebrity Laurie Holden.
Service & amenities
Service is professional and extremely personalised – upon birth, you will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and a lavender-scented hot towel to freshen up. The huge Sensori Spa includes a rooftop seawater pool with a wooden deck and dangling basket seats, and provides sauna, yoga, aromatherapy, manicure and pedicure, and beauty treatments using Thalgo and Carita products. Thai massage can be found in open-air rooftop cabanas with floaty white chiffon curtains.
There are 50 bedrooms and nine spa suites, most with ocean views. Even though the rooms are rather small, they’ve floor-to-ceiling windows letting in lots of natural lighting and producing a sense of spaciousness. Anticipate hardwood flooring, and mostly white insides, with splashes of lavender and lilac additional by cushions. Bathrooms include green-tinted glass partitions, and Rituals toiletries. Suites include two-person whirlpool bathtub, and another shower.
Food & beverage
A lavish buffet breakfast is set out from the Butchery&Wine Restaurant till 11am, with tables on a waterside terrace. Anticipate homemade yoghurts, cereals, nuts and dried fruit, local jams, oven-warm croissants and cakes, and cooked-to-order dishes such as eggs Benedict. At lunch and dinner, the Butchery&Wine Restaurant specialises in meat dishes, including Argentine rib-eye beef, French rack of veal and Scottish Black Angus strip-loin. High up on the roof, the very best bar serves cocktails and light snacks on a string of garden terraces with views throughout the harbour and out to sea.
Value for cash
Double rooms from $150 (#106) in low season; increasing to $412 (#295) at large. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Not especially acceptable for people with impaired mobility because of measures and outside terraces on several different levels.
Cribs are available on request, although the resort is aimed mostly at couples and does not have any special facilities for kids.
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