What We Love
- A half-board stay at an elegant base near the harbour of Vela LukaSampling the local delicacy of peka; slow-roasted meats prepared to perfection
- Opting to take a relaxing walk along the stunning private beach
- Forgetting all your worldly worries with an essential oil massage at the wellness centre
What To Know
- The hotel runs a shuttle boat to and from their beach (Azzurro—on the other side of the bay) every half-hour
- Relax between the hotel's two saunas, fitness center, and Kneipp (water therapy) pool
- Free WiFi
Dotting the southern Dalmatian coast, some of Croatia’s most decorous Adriatic islands invite you to slow right down – as much to take in their medieval towns, serene sandy coves and mouthwatering delicacies (like dry white Posip and makaruni pasta), as falling victim to their famously chilled-out vibe.
Swathed by fragrant olive groves and vineyards, one of the greenest and seductive Dalmatian isles is Korcula. On its western shores, in the pretty port town of Vela Luka, the four-star Hotel Korkyra oozes class and distinction. You’re perfectly set for an ultra-relaxing stay; from the sky-blue pool, private beach and upscale wellness centre, straight through to the chic restaurant and minimalist-inspired bar. All that this recently renovated hotel is lacking is a tanned, carefree and utterly laid-back you, quite frankly.
How to Get There
My cousin had her wedding at Hotel Korkyra and nearly all the guests (including me) stayed there. I've been to Vela Luka before and stayed with relatives, but I knew of the hotel's excellent reputation and they did not disappoint. The staff was really friendly and approachable, and they made pulling off a large wedding look easy. They served a great wedding dinner (my favorite was the black risotto). We all loved the French toast and Croatian pancakes at breakfast, too. The best part: I left too early on my last day to catch breakfast in the dining room but they packed me a to-go breakfast with fresh fruit that was waiting for me when I checked out in the morning. Looking forward to my next stay!
This hotel flattered to deceive a bit – it looks great as you come in, and the room was very modern and well kitted out. But, it was a bit of style over substance in some areas: the bed was pretty short, and had a unit at the end so you couldn’t even hang your feet over the end (I’m 6’1”, not huge); the towel rail in the bathroom was nowhere near the shower, and there a few other minor things that just made you feel it hadn't been that well thought out. The housekeeping was a bit random, too, with things done very differently both days we were there. The bedding, and pillows, were pretty poor.
It was still a nice stay, just not brilliant. Staff on the front desk were always really friendly and helpful.
It’s a great location, though, right on the water front and handy for the ferry port (and they’ll make you a packed lunch if you’re on the early morning sailing).
There’s parking available, for a charge.
Really nasty hotel, mould everywhere in the bathroom, flies around the buffet, tasteless food. We booked through Secret Escapes and this was everything but an escape. The hotel says it has 4 stars; it has barely 2 with international standard. The photographer should receive a medal for those pictures you can see on all websites. It was horrible, unclean and mouldy, as you can see at the pictures. The hotel staff was really rude and did not bother to do anything about it. We asked for the manager but he was apparently unavailable during our whole four days visit and apparently he didn’t want to take any phone calls. It is not worth your money. Even though the dinner was included for us, we ate outside the hotel except for the first evening. Really tasteless and there was a lot of flies around the buffet all time. Do you self a favour and pic another hotel.
We stayed here on our island hopping trip, to get "slowly" back to civilisation after spending a week on amazing island of Lastovo. We chose this hotel for location (close to the ferry) and a bit of pampering. Although location is very nice, there is a gas station just in front of the hotel. Of course, this is not hotels fault, but it did spoil the view. First impressions were great, very friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff, hotel lobby bright, clean and modern. Our room was fantastic, really big and air conditioning was excellent. There were few small items that we missed - there was no garbage bin in the room, TV didn't have remote and we were disappointed that we had to pay extra to get bath robes. Pool area was nice and well maintained, but there was strong sewer smell around it. We are not sure where it was coming from, because area was very clean, but it made experience less pleasant. Breakfast was great with lots of local, quality produce and having option to order french toast or omelette for no extra fee was really great (french toast was to die for). One thing that brought quality of breakfast down was really poor quality of orange juice and as we are late risers (hey, it's holiday!), even if breakfast is open till 10:30, coming at 9:45 lots of food items were already missing and they haven't been replaced. All in all, very good experience and we would definitively stay again if in Korcula.
Exceptional customer service from the restoran personnel. Nice, clean and welcoming place with relaxing places around town.
Thanks to reservation Team Crue and other people involved in our stay.
Beautiful island of Korcula.