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Last updated: 25 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Overlooking the wooden fishing boats in Hvar’s pretty harbour, just a two-minute walk from the main square, the Adriana is funky and fun. Appealing to the young and young-at-heart, its light and airy minimalist interiors open onto sea-view terraces.

The ground-floor Val Marina restaurant serves a generous buffet breakfast, followed by brunch, then grilled fish or steaks at dinner.

Up top, the Sensori Spa has a covered 25m saltwater swimming pool, and does sauna and beauty treatments, and massages in open-air cabanas. Also on the roof, The Top is a small cocktail bar serving drinks and light summery lunches.

Surrounding area

The Adriana stands on Hvar’s seafront promenade, lined with bustling open-air cafés and restaurants, overlooking the fishing harbour.

Across the bay the magnificent main square offers more upmarket bars and restaurants. It’s a ten-minute walk to the ferry landing station.

The car-free old town is made up of centuries-old traditional Dalmatian stone buildings, with a pine-clad hill rising up behind the hotel.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hvar’s Old Town

Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.2 miles]

A character-filled, Venetian-era old town, with a picturesque main square, a lattice of historic streets, and cultural treasures galore.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Sail the Dalmatian Islands

Dalmatia, Croatia[10.2 miles]

With sheltered waters, a steady breeze, and too-many-to-count uninhabited islands with hidden coves, the Dalmatian islands are made for sailing.

Best for ages: 13+ | £600 | 3-7 days

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White Party at Carpe Diem during Yacht week.

Carpe Diem Beach & Club

Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.3 miles]

A beautiful pebble beach with a super-trendy beach club, boasting a lounge bar, DJ and restaurant in a magical setting among the pines. The club opens daily from June to September.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Stone building set alone on cliffs near Bol in Dalmatian Islands

Blaca Hermitage

Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia[15.3 miles]

Perched on a remote mountain cleft on Brac island, the Hermitage dates back to the 15th century, when Ottoman Turks took shelter in a cave. They stayed, built outwards and by the 18th century it was a Hermitage serving three local villages.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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aerial view of Zlatni Rat Beach

Zlatni Rat Beach

Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia[18.3 miles]

A photogenic 500m-long cape of fine golden shingle, that changes shape with the tide. Lined with sunbeds and good for watersports, it’s a great family beach.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Dalmatian Islands

Dalmatia, Croatia

A magical, unspoilt archipelago of a thousand-plus islands stretching along Croatia’s southern coast. A heady mix of sea, mountains, adventure sports and medieval buildings

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