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 husband and I were booked into this hotel for 6 nights on half board. Arrived after a nightmare journey at 9.30pm.
We had in advance phoned the hotel to say we would be 9 hours late arriving and they kindly kept the restaurant open and provided a hot meal
We checked into our room was very small and very little floor space to move around and quite a challenge to get in and out of the wardrobe
Ensuite a good size and shower quite powerful
We were surprised there was no hot drink facility in the room and no complimentary bottled water
Breakfast was ok with a good selection however the evening meal was not so good and both repeat soups and mains throughout our stay.
The hotel was fairly quiet until every other night a coach party would arrive and take over the Hotel and restaurant but no trouble and the staff always went out of their way to accommodate us.
We had a mixed bag of weather starting off with monsoon and ending with sunshine. Shame there isn’t a lounge to shelter from the rain rather than be confined to our room.
We did get to use the pool area when the sun shone but no swimming as pool was freezing. We were provided with towels for the pool area and could order drinks from the bar.
We had a top floor room overlooking the pool but sadly no balcony to sit out and enjoy the sea views over the roofs. Balcony is just big enough for one to stand out on.
What makes this hotel are the staff who are very friendly and helpful- a credit to the Hotel
I think housekeeping need a check list as most days after the room was made up we would either be lacking towels, shower gel, toilet rolls or bin not emptied
Very nice modern hotel with kind stuff and very nice rooms. Position of the hotel is near everything you need to see in Vela Luka. Most of the rooms have a sea view, they are well isolated from the noise.
Since we are staying in Korcula for a couple of days before Dubrovnik this is our hotel,service is very nice and they made us very late dinner sandwich since we ware starving. They could think about new beds beacause this is 4 stars not 2
Nice little harbour , easy walk from the ferry. We were looking forward to some relaxing after a few busy days in Split . We had booked a family room and were allocated room 417, on arrival there was nowhere made up for our 9 year old daughter to sleep . We spoke to reception and there was talk of moving us, so we packed up. Then we were told to stay and a housekeeper came and set out a sofa bed. It was OK for the night but made the room a real squeeze. The room was just a bit weird with a view of the petrol station and an odd large internal window between the bedroom and the bathroom . The bed was really low to the floor and the covers were thin for the temperature.
There was no hot water for a shower this morning, which was a bit horrible as I got up and had a jog . Breakfast was grim. April is out of season ( we didn’t realise that) so the pool area was closed. Many of the restaurants were also closed . We were recommended a pizza place by the hotel. It was OK, staff seemed stressed to have customers . We had booked 4 nights at the hotel but stayed one . We took the first bus out to Korcula town this morning. Just a bit odd.
I liked this hotel. The staff was nice and friendly, the rooms were clean and nice-looking. We also had food included which I think was nice considering the price we payed for it all.
The only thing that was hard for us was that we were expected to know a lot of stuff that was not explained, probably "normal" hotel behaviour (when having (most) included). But we're young and this was one of our first hotel experiences on our own, which made it tricky and several confusing and embarrassing situations happened. It all was sorted out, but still!