A luxury spin on the traditional Lošinj wellness hotel, smack-bang on Čikat Bay.
Bellevue Hotel Lošinj peeks out from a lush forested grove, with only spindly pines interrupting the views of Čikat Bay. Although the Bellevue originally opened in 1967, it underwent a complete makeover in 2014. All clean lines and cubist shapes, this shiny abode is a contemporary addition to the Lošinj hotel scene. The design effectively blurs interior and exterior: communal spaces are flooded in natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows frame forest views, and a central glass-walled atrium is filled with orange and lemon trees.
Rooms and suites have glass balcony doors, many with sea or forest views; even the Superior Atrium rooms have balconies overlooking the leafy scenes below. But for a slice of luxury, go for one of the suites with a terrace and outdoor hot tub – the three-bedroom Presidential Suite has two for a soak with a view.
And what a glorious outdoors it is: Lošinj is a long, slender splinter of forested land, cast adrift in the central northern Adriatic. Measuring 20 miles by two, it’s larger than most of its southern counterparts in the Croatian archipelago – but lesser trodden and blissfully quiet. A reputation as ‘the island of vitality’ is a hangover from the days when it was the summer playground of Franz-Josef I. The Austro-Hungarian Emperor was lured to Lošinj after 19th-Century botanist Ambroz Haračić declared it to have the healthiest climate in the empire.
Today, the Bellevue Hotel Lošinj channels the island’s healthy reputation with a focus on wellness. Indoor and outdoor pools are filled with seawater, while spa treatments are targeted at every ailment. Finnish and 'Bio Soft' saunas, a steamroom and cold plunge pool help with the rejuvenation process. A stone staircase leads to the coastal promenade and private beach, where smooth rock slabs are topped by loungers and lapped by those famed waters.
On Čikat Bay, a 15-minute walk from Mali Lošinj
Good to know
• Sign up to a cooking class under the watchful eye of expert local chefs for a taste of Croatia* • Join a day trip to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes, where a rocky staircase cradles a series of turquoise pools* • Kick back with a rejuvenating spa treatment and dip in the seawater pools* • Go cycling along the wide seafront promenade for beautiful views and fresh air*.
2 restaurants, 3 bars
Breakfast at main restaurant
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £49 • Breakfast and dinner at Bava Hotel restaurant
For stays in summer 01-May 2020-30 Sep 2020, Half Board is on a dine-around basis with dinner at Bava Hotel Restaurant or à la carte dinner at selected Lošinj Hotels & Villas restaurants. Reservations are required, restrictions apply.
*Denotes local charge