Best place to stay in Hvar, Croatia

What would you suggest for a budget of around $100 per night. I will be spending 4 nights. Also would like recommendations for restaurants and things to do.

Posted by Charlene
Centennial, CO, US
1247 posts

We found hotels in Hvar to be a little pricey, but there are lots of people with "apartments" or "sobe" to rent, if you're brave enough to just show up without rooms ... and depending on when you're traveling (we went in September). "Sobe" owners meet every ferry with signs and pictures. Or you can go to a travel agency along that dock that has a sign saying "Accommodations"; here you can look at pictures of what's available and arrange it there. Usually the owner will come pick you up. If you're going in August, I'm not sure how well this would work. You might need to book ahead. Perhaps check Lonely Planet for the name of a travel agency on Hvar and see if they can connect you with a sobe. One thing to be aware of on Hvar is that much of the lodging is up fairly steep hills, with lots of steps, so be prepared to do some walking!

Posted by molly
Snowmass Village, CO, USA
12 posts

I would recommend Pansion Lacman in Hvar. My husband and I stayed there in September of 2009. We had a wonderful 1 bedroom with a large balcony overlooking the sea. It was about a 5 minute walk to the town center, and a five minute walk in the other direction for our favorite beaches. It was $21 euro a night per person for our room. I don't know what the rates would be now. I dealt with the son via email (his parents do not speak English). His email is:

Posted by Bev
Langley, B.C., Canada
53 posts

We visited Hvar in April 2012 and stayed at Rosso Mirka. We found it thru Hvar private accommodation page - Thru e-mail, landlady agreed to rent us the 2 bedroom unit as it had a washing machine for the cost of the 1 BR apartment as we were early in the season. So, paid 40 Euro/night for luxury accommodation. The only downside of this apartment is that it is 92 steps up to it from the harbour but even after climbing the stairs a couple of times a day for 4 days, we agreed that every step was worth the view and the apartment. We generally stay in apts in Europe and this had to be one of the nicest appointed ones we had experienced - I would recommend the 2 bedroom one even for 2 people - much bigger and has a washer and lines on terrace to hang clothes to dry in the sun. FOR restaurant down stairs towards dock - good food and wine with great prices – cost 175 kuna ($35 C). Also, tried "Palaca Paladini" - lovely environment, attentive service but pricey and food was only OK. Ate at a few other places but don't have their names.
Happy travels.