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
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!
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.