“Sophisticated design hotel on the waterfront in Hvar Town, with one of Croatia’s most luxurious spas”
The 4-storey Adriana has 50 Superior Rooms - most of which have spectacular sea views, the remainder of which overlook Hvar Town - and 9 Spa Suites. Expect dark wooden floors and minimalist furnishing with clean lines. Fabrics come in subtle earthy shades of cream, beige and charcoal, with splashes of mauve, orange and lilac added by scatter cushions and bedside rugs.
The futuristic ensuite bathrooms are partitioned from the rooms with green-tinted smoked glass, and supplied with The White Company toiletries. Showers are large and stylish, though we found that water can leak onto the floor. You get top-of-the-range facilities such as A/C, a flat-screen TV, Sat-TV, pay TV, a minibar, a safe, a hairdryer, free WiFi and LAN access, and cotton bathrobes and slippers.
The rooms have either a kingsize double bed or twin beds, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower only. Each suite has a prime view, a kingsize bed, a sitting area, 2 flat-screen TVs, and a spacious bathroom with a shower and a whirlpool bath.
A buffet breakfast - expect the usual continental fare - is served in the ground-floor restaurant, Val Marina. In summer, outdoor tables are arranged on a raised waterfront terrace; inside, the dining room has beige wicker-back chairs, crisp white table linens and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the pretty harbour.
Lunch and dinner are also served here. The wide array of Mediterranean fare includes delights such as tagliatelle s jastogom (lobster with tagliatelle), Hvarska gregada (fish stewed in red wine, potatoes, onions and olive oil) and tagliata (sliced rare beef with rocket and parmesan). It's reasonably priced given the quality and the location, and there's a slightly cheaper buffet, too. The kitchen uses predominantly fresh, local and organic ingredients supplied by Suncani Hvar’s ‘Best of Hvar Club’ (see Essentials), and it shows: salads are crisp and tasty, the fish as shiny-eyed as you could wish.
Up on the roof, the lounge-bar is arranged on a series of multi-level garden terraces, furnished with low-level coffee tables and funky cubist wicker sofas with fuchsia-pink cushions. The views over Hvar Town and the nearby Pakleni islands are stunning. The atmosphere is chic but informal, with cocktails, champagne, Croatian wines, fresh fruit smoothies and light snacks such as riblja pašteta (fish paté served with crunchy baguette) and Cobb salad (chicken, leaves, avocado, gorgonzola, walnuts, tomato and bacon).
If you prefer to eat out, there's no shortage of restaurants and streetside cafés within walking distance; see our [tips:dalmatiancoast:destination guide] for suggestions (Terramarique is a particular favourite), or ask staff for recommendations (they will most likely direct you to their sister hotels, including the Roots restaurant at the Riva).
The Adriana is aimed primarily at couples in search of a restful escape, so there are no special facilities for kids. However, baby cots and sofabeds can be provided in the suites upon request, and some interconnecting rooms are available.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking