Merriment in a medieval town
It seems that not even the ancient Croatian port city of Trogir (recognised as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe by UNESCO) can resist the creep of modernisation. In fact, the city’s newest hotel, Brown Beach House Croatia, is a giant leap forward – all the way to the 1950s. Visually inspired by Italian beach resorts of the decade, the 25-room property is housed in a restored tobacco shipping station near the Adriatic Coast. To reach the beachfront retreat, guests are shuttled to the grounds from the Split airport by private boat.
An infinity pool with black-and-white chequered tiles serves as an aesthetically pleasing centrepiece for the retro hotel. Inside, one- and two-bedroom suites emphasise neutral hues, native Mediterranean plants, and vintage decor. The majority of the rooms have views overlooking the Adriatic Sea and the charming red-roofed buildings of Trogir.
During their stay, guests can dine at the seafood-centric restaurant, Cartina, have a round at the bespoke cocktail bar, and access a private beach. A full-service spa and beach club and 15 additional suites are set to open in summer of 2017.