Aching for renovation, the Jadran occupies a four-floor building on the waterfront. After negotiating the lobby, you’ll find the small rooms have equally miniature tubs in the en-suite bathrooms but no balconies. Request a sea-facing room, the same price as the others. Nice views from the terrace café at least.
Fab views of the Krka estuary are the main draw of this 1970s concrete-and-glass cube by the Šibenik Bridge, four kilometres west of town. An extra floor was added in 2011 but the hotel retains its intimate, medium-size feel. A marble-floored lobby with a vaguely nautical theme leads to a series of blue-carpeted rooms. These en-suite units are a little on the dark side but all come with air-conditioning, balconies and cherry-wood furniture. For panoramas, pick one of the south-facing rooms – and try to be up to watch the sunrise from your balcony – or dine modestly in the terrace café-restaurant. Entertainment is provided by a new gym, the mini football pitch and bungee jumping from the bridge. Regular local buses ply this route (it’s the bus for Zaton), and inter-city buses will drop off, though not pick up there.