Staying in one of the best luxury hotels in Lošinj should make you feel cossetted and serene. A successful luxury hotel is more than the sum of a long list of facilities – it needs to make you feel good. Hotels on our list range from old-school classics to the avant-garde, and while most are quite grand, we’ve included boutique properties where the luxury quotient is high.
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The best luxury hotels in Lošinj
Housing the prestigious Alfred Keller Restaurant, the Boutique Hotel Alhambra couples with the Villa Augusta to offer a luxurious, sophisticated stay in a unique architectural setting. Art Nouveau meets 21st-century design solutions here, close to the pine woods and the Adriatic. The expansive Cube Spa Alhambra features a Rasul Chamber in the spa suite, a heated indoor seawater pool, a Finnish sauna and three treatment rooms. As for the guest rooms, from deluxe to the Augusta Grand Suite, elegance abounds, underfloor heating and marble in the bathrooms, and views of Čikat Bay from the balcony. High-end cuisine from the kitchens of the Alfred Keller can also be enjoyed at the Beach Bar Pasara, which also offers its own fresh fish and meat grilled on a Big Green Egg barbecue. Extras here include a private plane tour of Venice or the Plitvice Lakes, or a private sunset cruise of Susak island. Alhambra is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, an exclusive club of independent boutiques.
If you’re looking for the once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood movie star treatment, you can find exactly that at Villa Hortensia. A truly superlative offering from Lošinj Hotels and Villas group, this beautiful villa is equipped with luxury amenities including your own private butler and in-house chef. Private excursions and VIP transportation with a luxury car and speedboat are easily organised. Surrounded by a beautiful fragrant garden, the villa has not only its own heated outdoor pool but also comes with its own private beach, guaranteeing superb seclusion. Extra facilities such as Finnish saunas and the Spa Clinic are also available to guests, located at the nearby Bellevue and Alhambra hotels
Founded on the Habsburg concept of health tourism, the 19th-century equivalent of the 21st-century wellness break, the Bellevue has its own spa clinic, the largest in the region, with seven treatment rooms, two suites for couples with a sauna, steam room and twin waterbed, a heated indoor seawater pool and jacuzzi, and an outdoor seawater pool surrounded by sunbeds and a spa garden. Attached to its own private beach, the Bellevue pushes the boat out as far as suites are concerned, with hot tubs set out on the balcony. From the superior guest rooms and up, all bathrooms have underfloor heating and views of century-old pines or the Adriatic. Of the five restaurants and bars, the Matsunoki specialises in top-quality Japanese cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, the Lounge Bar Alto Rosso offers signature cocktails and a little live jazz piano, while the Azzur Pool is all about grilled boškarin burgers and selected wines.
Dating back to 1902, the Villa Mirasol offers both old-school elegance and contemporary comforts. With Art Nouveau touches to the decor, the villa is adjoined by two bay-facing terraces and features an expansive, aromatic garden with its own jacuzzi. A private beach beckons just beyond. Within the villa, a spa area features a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath and gym equip-ment, and guests can also use the high-end wellness centre at the nearby Boutique Hotel Alhambra. You’ll also find a private cinema and library – in fact, you can even arrange for a private chef and butler. Five bedrooms are set over three floors, marble lining the common areas, staircases and bath-rooms. While the ground floor has the cinema, the first floor has a carom bil-liards table and the bathroom leading off the master bedroom on the top tier is equipped with a jacuzzi.