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Where To Stay In Korčula (Best Hotels In Korčula Included!) For 2021
Korčula Island (pronounced KOR-chu-la), also known as the Emerald Isle, is one of Croatia’s many islands and a favorite among travelers.
Where is Korčula? Korčula, Croatia, is a small, 279-square-kilometer island located in Southern Dalmatia in the Adriatic Sea.
A place of culture, history, beauty, and charm, the island of Korčula offers various activities and unique traditions all set in the stunning Adriatic and blessed by excellent Korčula weather.
Ferries and buses running from Dubrovnik and Split on Croatia’s mainland bring visitors to Korčula Island along with private sailboats and catamarans. Whether you plan to day trip to Korčula Island or stay in Korčula for several weeks, come to the island to enjoy the hidden beaches, pebbly and sandy shores, various water sports, and picturesque views from all directions.
Let’s take a look at the best accommodation in Korčula.
3-Star Hotels In Korčula
Located in the best area to stay in Korčula, just meters from Lumbarda Beach, the Hotel Borik is one of the better cheap hotels in Korčula. Originally built as a summer palace, this affordable accommodation in Korčula now provides accommodation to tourists right at the waterfront with picturesque views of the Pelješac Peninsula and the marina. There’s also a solar-heated outdoor pool with a section for kids. Guests can enjoy Croatian and international dishes at the onsite restaurant and pizzeria or a tall drink while sitting in reed armchairs at the bar.
Brightly colored rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, free WiFi, fans, and telephones. Public parking nearby costs EUR 3 per day. Superior rooms are located on upper floors and have balconies with views lovely of the Adriatic Sea. It’s one of the good hotels in Korčula for travelers on a budget.
4-Star Hotels In Korčula
Hotel Korčula (De La Ville)
The first hotel built in Korčula (back in 1912), this iconic hotel is uniquely positioned, backed by the historic quarter of Korčula Town and offering beautiful sea views from its front. Guests will find the stone villa design of the hotel and the vine-covered terrace charming and romantic.
Newly renovated in 2015, everyone will love the 5-star quality and elegance of the rooms for the 4-star price. Beaches are within walking distance, while on-site restaurants serve delicious cuisine with live music in the evenings, making it one of the best hotels in Korčula, Croatia.
Aminess Lume Hotel
Formerly known as Hotel Feral, Aminess Lume is located on a rocky beach in the fishing village of Brna. Modernly furnished rooms each come with sea views along with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. A unique offering at this choice among the top hotels Korčula is the all-inclusive light offer, allowing guests to enjoy buffet meals, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks during all restaurant mealtimes. Free parking is available, and a shuttle can also be used for a small charge.
If you want to see the things to do in Korčula, it’s a 23 km drive from Brna. Should you be interested in diving, kayaking, windsurfing, or fishing during your Korčula holidays, all activities are close by, and the staff can help arrange outings. An on-site pool, sun terrace, and bike rental service are also available for guests.
Villa Telenta Korcula
This small, family-run hotel is in the quiet city of Vela Luka on the western side of the island. For those looking for a less touristy experience, families, or larger groups, this hotel is ideal. Two- and three-room apartments are available along with standard rooms. All come with free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Sit on the terrace with a sea-view and enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine paired with excellent wine. Children’s menus are also available for little ones. Should you want to visit Proizd island, it is a short 30-minute boat ride from Vela Luka, Korcula.
The Fabris – Luxury Inn
An old stone house is the setting for one of the best luxury hotels in Korčula, just 200 m from the Old Town Korčula neighborhoods. Guests here enjoy a mix of traditional furnishings and modern amenities. Elegantly decorated rooms and studios at this Korčula accommodation feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, refrigerators, minibars, telephones, safety deposit boxes, telephones, soundproofing, fans, hypoallergenic linen, heating, and air conditioning. Children’s books, DVDs and music are also available. 35 m² studios can sleep up to 4 adults and include a kitchenette and spa bath. King rooms with spa baths are also available for two guests. Free public parking is also available nearby. Guests can enjoy a full English Breakfast under the terrace umbrellas and enjoy live music while sipping wine and drinks at the onsite bar.
Suppose you don’t want to walk around too much. In that case, it’s one of the best central Korčula hotels just a 200 m walk from the Governor’s Tower, Tower of Sea Gate, All Saints Tower, Korčula Ferry Port, Bishop’s Treasury, St. Mark Cathedral, Kanavelić Tower, and Marco Polo’s Birth House. Zakerjan Tower is 300 m away, while St. Blaise Fortress is 400 m away. With many beaches within walking distance, you might find that The Fabris – Luxury Inn is one of the best places to stay in Korčula!
Located in Korčula’s traffic-free zone and near the marina, bus, and Korčula ferry stations, this family hotel has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for four years in a row. Family rooms are available for larger parties, and each of the hotel’s comfortable, modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a private bathroom. This Korčula hotel is located in the close vicinity of a beach and offers terrace dining with a sea view at the on-site restaurant. A great selection of Dalmatian dishes can be enjoyed here, along with a buffet breakfast each morning.
5-Star Hotels In Korčula
Lesic Dimitri Palace
While not technically a traditional hotel, we couldn’t leave this luxurious residence off the list. A collection of fully serviced apartments, this newly renovated residence was once an 18th-century bishop’s home. Located in the Old Town area of Korčula, this is one of the best hotels in Korčula with five unique residences, each decorated in a different style. The rooms each have full kitchens, washing machines, living, and dining rooms, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Rent a laptop or iPad and play music from your room’s iPad docking station. Use the hotel’s boat to visit the Korčula Archipelago or dine in the hotel’s restaurant serving variations on traditional Croatian cuisine on your Balkan travel. Be sure also to check out this Korčula hotel’s 900-year-old olive press and smoking room. They are indeed one of a kind! If that’s not enough, this hotel also boasts three spa treatment rooms for full relaxation. Rates at this top choice among the five-star hotels in Korčula include breakfast, and a children’s menu is available, too.
Hostels On Korčula Island
The Korčula Hostel is located just 100 m from Luka Korčulanska Beach and all major attractions. Guests can choose from beds in 6-bed or 8-bed mixed dormitories with access to air conditioning, heating, safety deposit boxes, shared kitchens, shared loos, and free WiFi. A Full English or Irish breakfast is served onsite, while cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets are within walking distance. If you’re looking for cheap hostels in Korčula that are laidback and clean, this is the ideal choice!
Hostel Manuela in Vela Luka Korčula
Located on the island’s western side, this cozy hostel has clean rooms, hot showers, air-conditioning, free parking and Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen. The owners speak English, German, Italian, Albanian, and Croatian!
Dragan’s Den Hostel
If you’re looking for affordable places to stay in Croatia when you visit Korčula, Dragan’s Den is a great choice. Guests have options of bunk beds in female-only or mixed-dorms and have access to shared washrooms. If you want privacy, there are colorful double rooms with private bathrooms available. All guests can use the swimming pool, shared kitchens, outdoor dining area, free WiFi, and free onsite parking. The Sveti Ilija Mountain is 5 km away, while the Korčula city nightlife and attractions are just 1.5 km away. For budget-friendly holidays in Korčula, choose this Korčula hostel!
Located in the center of the Old Town, this hostel offers clean, dorm-style lodgings with multiple private bathrooms, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant on-site.
Sites For Camping Korčula, Croatia
Port 9 Camping
Just 200 m from Port 9 Beach, Port 9 camping offers mobile homes of 35 m² and 32 m² that can accommodate six guests. The mobile home has two bedrooms and a living room with a sofa, dining area, a well-equipped kitchenette, and an outdoor seating area. Free WiFi and free onsite parking are available, and pets are allowed at a charge. Guests also have access to the onsite swimming pool and enjoy continental breakfast at the onsite restaurant called Laterna Taverna. Water sport activities and ferries to Old Town are available nearby. If you’re looking for all the facilities offered by hotels in Korčula with double the space, choose Port 9 Camping Korčula Croatia!
This list of camping near Dubrovnik includes a fantastic option right on the island and other campsites within a short ferry ride to the island.
Bed And Breakfast Korčula
Don’t let the name B&B fool you. This is one of the nicer places to stay in Korčula, housed in a 19th-century building. Spacious soundproofed 30 m² rooms with tiled flooring and modern amenities also include free WiFi, minibars, and tea/coffee making equipment. Breakfast is included and is served in the cafe next door. Governor’s Tower, Tower of Sea Gate, All Saints Tower, Korčula Ferry Port, Bishop’s Treasury, St. Mark Cathedral, and Marco Polo’s Birth House is within walking distance, while restaurants and cafes are nearby. This is the best place to stay in Korčula if you want to do things on your own schedule. But if you have problems walking, this is not a good choice as there are steep steps to climb.
Vrnik Arts Club
The Vrnik Arts Club is one of the best places to stay in Korčula, Croatia, with a 4-star rating. Located about 3.5 km from the Korčula city area, the waterfront B&B is just 800 m from Planjak Beach. Guests can choose between spacious 41 m² suites or 43 m² studios with the best of amenities, free WiFi, and free public parking nearby. Pets are allowed at a charge. Guests can choose from a continental or Italian breakfast every morning and access a garden and bar. If you’re wondering where to stay Korčula away from Old Town with easy access to watersports, this is it!
Korčula Apartments and Villas
Add apartments to your list of where to stay in Korčula. Apartments are hit and miss, though, so do your research. Find vacation rentals through places like Booking.com or take a more personal route and use an Airbnb host. Hosts are helpful and will give you local info, such as where to eat in the Old Town, things to do in Korčula Island, and hidden cafes. Use this link to get an €18 credit when you join Airbnb. Alternatively, you can also find other cheap Korčula apartments for rent when you arrive. There are just that many!
Old Town Korčula Apartment
A four-story Old Townhouse restored and given modern touches; this private accommodation in Korčula has two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and double bed, and an attic room with a sofa bed. A fully equipped kitchen and a terrace with views of Old Town round out the space. A washing machine, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning are available for guest use. With a location in Old Town, the rental price is a little higher than elsewhere on the island, but you’re close to the action, and the accommodation is luxurious.
Stylish and chic, the Zuviteo Residence compares with the top Korčula hotels. Spacious rooms and suites with stone walls include the best of amenities and free WiFi, streaming services like Netflix, minibars, and tea/coffee makers. Superior king and queen rooms also include seating areas and balconies, while the 60 m² also consists of a sofa, terrace, and a spa bath. Public parking nearby costs EUR 10 a day. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily before taking the short 100 m walk to St. Mark’s Cathedral and other top sites in Korčula. These apartments are the best in Korčula for a classy private stay.
This beachfront villa may be one of the best places to visit in Korčula, Croatia. Previously known as Villa Aleksandra, it’s located in a quiet village about 1 km from the top things to do in Korčula and 300 m away from Korčula restaurants. The 110 m² villa with wooden furnishings and stone walls can accommodate up to 6 adults and a child in its three bedrooms. It comes with the best amenities and features an outdoor hot tub, barbecue facilities, private sundeck with parasols, a garden, outdoor seating area, dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen. Free WiFi and free onsite parking are available, and pets are allowed at a fee. The host, Damir, is always a phone call away and can arrange for excursions at a charge. At Villa Korčula, you get privacy plus a sense of indulgence; what more could you want?
Villa Soul Sisters
If you want everything Villa Aleksandra has to offer, plus your own private pool, Villa Soul Sisters is another excellent choice among the Korčula villas. These villas are at par with the Korčula luxury hotels and have the added benefit of privacy. Each of the two villas can accommodate seven adults and can be booked separately. Each air-conditioned villa has every necessary amenity, as well as a seasonally heated rooftop infinity pool, hot tub, indoor and outdoor dining areas, BBQ facilities, fireplace, seating areas, balconies, and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests have access to free WiFi, free bike rentals, and free private parking. Korčula Old Town is a 10-minute drive away, but restaurants and stores are close by. These villas are easily better than the best hotel in Korčula! Choose them for a luxurious stay.
Strecica Bay Korčula Apartment
Recommended highly by friends of ours, this Korčula accommodation is ideal for families and comes with a view. The bay of Strecica is located just 15 minutes from the Old Town. With two bedrooms (one double bed and two single beds), a kitchenette, a living room, and a furnished terrace, there is space for the whole family. Air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and space to park your car make this a great bargain! Check availability here.
Top Things To Do In Korčula
Are you wondering what to see in Korčula? Here are some of the popular tourist attractions in Korčula and places near Korčula that you can’t miss.
- Nicknamed “Little Dubrovnik,” Korčula Old Town, with its red rooftops, is one of the top Korčula attractions.
- St. Mark’s Cathedral in Old Town is one of the top sites in Korčula.
- Korčula Town Museum in the 15th-century Gabrielis Palace is one of the best places to visit in Korčula to get insight into Korčula’s history and culture.
- When you visit Korčula, you can see the old house where the famous traveler Marco Polo was born.
- What to do in Korčula if you love the ocean? Go kayaking, swimming, windsurfing, or scuba diving.
- If you’re traveling with kids, one of the cool things to do in Korčula is donkey safaris.
- Cycling is one of the best things to do in Korčula, and you’ll find bike rentals at many places on the island.
- If you’re looking for things to do at night in Korčula, try the restaurants serving seafood and wash it down with the famous Croatian ‘Grk’ wine.
- Don’t miss these ten ways to safely explore Korcula after COVID.