Located in the heart of Hvar Town with beautiful views across the marina towards the Pakleni islands
Enjoy a delicious dinner or drinks overlooking Hvar bay
Many of the spacious rooms boast sea views and balconies
The contemporary design of the hotel blends seamlessly with the history of the 13th-century palace
The warmest months of the year are July and August, when the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. These months are particularly busy, however May, June and September are lovely times of year to visit, with high temperatures but fewer visitors. Hvar is a seasonal island and most hotels are open between April and October.
Exuding historical charm and elegance, Palace Elisabeth sits proudly at the heart of Hvar, built on the foundations of a 13th century palace and overlooking the bustling old town, the glistening water of Hvar Bay, and its myriad of tiny islets.
Set on the wide expanse of Hvar’s main square, Palace Elisabeth is an elegant, luxury hotel with a rich history dating back to the 13th century when Hvar was under Venetian rule. Flanked by imposing Gothic architecture, palm trees and traditional fishing boats bobbing in the turquoise waters of the port, Palace Elisabeth is perfectly located for exploring the historic heart of Croatia’s sunniest island.
The hotel’s exterior features original elements dating back to both the 13th and 16th centuries, whilst inside, Palace Elisabeth has been sensitively transformed into a luxurious space without sacrificing the building’s historic origins. Grand, high ceilings, opulent chandeliers and polished marble floors hark back to the hotel’s previous palatial incarnation, whilst interiors have been modernised using muted tones and stylish furnishings. The majority of Palace Elisabeth’s 45 rooms and suites offer views of the Adriatic Sea, some with private balconies that look out towards the Pakleni Islands. Venetian details combine with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities to create a refined and stylish feel throughout.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served with a view, at the hotel’s only restaurant - San Marco. Flavours of the Mediterranean combine with local, seasonal produce to create delicious menus, with a particular mention going to the generous breakfasts served overlooking the harbour. Elsewhere in the hotel there is a tranquil spa, complete with two saunas (one Turkish and one Swedish), a glass-walled indoor swimming pool and an extensive treatment menu. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place to relax with a drink, soaking up the sights and sounds of Hvar Town and looking out to the islands beyond.
Keeping much of the original Austro-Hungarian-era detailing, the hotel’s 45 rooms and suites have grand proportions, high ceilings and most offer views of the Adriatic Sea. Elegant, muted tones and classic furniture fuse with contemporary art and pops of colour, creating a modern yet classic feel. Some of the rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the harbour, and all room categories have marble en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and coffee machines.
Children are welcome at Palace Elisabeth; however there are limited accommodation options for younger families.
With views over the marina and historic square, the restaurant San Marco serves up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine using freshly caught fish from the Adriatic and locally sourced produce. Hearty breakfasts are often a highlight, with international-style gourmet dishes created using the freshest Croatian produce and served overlooking the harbour. The stylish bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and watch the sun set.
The hotel’s spa boasts two saunas, a stunning indoor swimming pool and a sunny terrace with loungers, alongside private treatments rooms and an extensive spa menu.
Palace Elisabeth is located in the heart of Hvar Town, overlooking the bustling port.
There are direct flights from London to Split, with a flight time of approximately 2.5 hours. Hvar is around 1 hour - 1.5 hours from Split by private boat or public ferry.
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