Hotel Adriatic Orebić, Pelješac peninsular
About the seafront promenade at Orebić about the Pelješac peninsular. The city itself is famous for its old villas and gardens full of exotic planting (palms, lavender, tamarisk and oleander), formerly owned by wealthy regional ship-owners and sea captains. Pelješac is home to a number of Croatia’s top wineries, making strong red wines.
By Orebić, you’ve got routine shuttle ships sailing round the narrow sea channel to the island of Korčula, which requires approximately 15 minutes. The closest airport is Dubrovnik 81 miles off (130 kilometers).
Style & personality
A romantic conservative hideaway. This boutique resort occupies a former church in 1563, which afterwards served as a school before it was left in 1993. The proprietor, Igor Mikulić, purchased it at a derelict country in 2008, revived it himself, and opened it as a adults-only resort in 2012. Original details, like stonewalls, with markets and also an elegant rose window, have already been maintained. It remains open all year, and besides being a lovely beachfront summer escape, makes a comfy winter bolt-hole.
Service & amenities
The Mikulić family runs this little resort with love and excitement, offering highly-personalised local and service information concerning water sports and vineyard excursions.
There is a strip of pebble beach facing the resort with sunbeds, ideal for a fast dip before breakfast. The resort can organize wine tasting excursions of Pelješac (watch out for its highly-esteemed velvety crimson, Dingač), speedboat transfers into the islands of Korčula and Mljet (home into some lush National Park), and wind surfing in neighboring Viganj. For scuba diving, head for Mokalo (two-and-a-half kilometers/ four kilometres away), in which the Mikulićs additionally operate a rollercoaster and diving center, offering diving lodging and diving excursions.
There are six rooms named after local boats, each individually furnished and offering views across the sea station to the island of Korčula. Anticipate hardwood flooring, Persian rugs, antique wooden furniture, oil paintings of boats, gilt-framed mirrors and super cozy beds.
You are able to slumber to the sound of the waves using all the windows open but wooden blinds shut to keep out the early morning sunlight. Bathrooms unite exposed stonework, white tiles, and slate flooring, with large modern glass showers, bidet, heated towel rack, hairdryer and Croatian primary toiletries.
Superior rooms include balconies, while finest of all, the Deluxe room features a four-poster bed plus a 16th-century increased window — wonderfully intimate and perfect for honeymooners.
Food & beverage
The Stari Kapetan restaurant, on the waterside patio out front, serves excellent neighborhood seafood onto a wooden deck with awnings for shade. It remains open all year, and local anglers provide the kitchen using their very best catch. Try the octopus salad (served in a significant shell), followed by grilled sea bream plus a jar of Pelješac red wine.
At breakfast, many platters will soon be attracted to a table comprising of seasonal fresh fruit, cured meats and cheeses and a choice of bread, honey and jam — and eggs cooked to order. In the winter, dishes are served in a cozy dining area with a log fire.
Value for cash
Double rooms from $85 (#71) in low season; and out of $165 (#138) at large. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
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