The high increase of Croatia's popularity in the world over the last few years brought optimism and large investments, into top-notch and exclusive accommodation facilities, as well as into top-quality services and other offers. Hotel groups throughout Croatian coast offer hotel facilities of highest category – 5 stars. Over 15 hotels have 5 stars, of which 9 in Dubrovnik alone. Some of the finest hotels in Croatia are: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace in Dubrovnik, Le Méridien Lav in Split, Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik.
An exqisit example of the conjunction of cautious restoration and contemporary luxury is the Hotel Heritage Angelo D'Oro in Rovinj, (Istria): Located in one of the most beautiful streets in the old town, the old buildings dating back to the 17th century underwent painstaking restoration, as they were transformed into one of the finest heritage hotels in Croatia.
Croatia also has a high offer of luxury villas and holiday homes. Many old village farms (particularly in Istria) have been transformed into luxury exclusive villas. Such houses are run by expert staff offering top-notch service, and the houses are also equipped with spacious pools and large, beautifully tended gardens, with a high level of privacy, which makes them very popular among diplomats, businessmen and celebrities, who go there with their families and friends. Some of the most exclusive villas in Croatia are: Villa Sheherezade in Dubrovnik, Villa Elita in Dubrovnik, Villa Rosemarine on island Brač, Stancija MENEGHETTI in Istria. Other carefully restored mansions and villas in Istria are:
- The Villa Tuttorotto at the forefront of the historic harbor in Rovinj, a city regarded by many as the Saint-Tropez of the Adriatic. Almost half a millennium old, the Villa has been in permanent possession for over half a century now.
- The Villetta Phasiana in Fazana that dates back to the 16th century. Over a hundred years ago, it was already a hotel providing accommodations to businessmen and travellers who came to Fazana.
- Situated in Lovran only a few kilometres from Opatija on Istria’s south eastern coast, Villa Astra lies in the sheltered Kvarner bay, surrounded by one of the most elegant spa towns of the former Austrian Empire.
In addition to highest-level accommodation, Croatia also offers all other accompanying services, such as exclusive restaurants and best catering services, best conference halls, rental of luxury planes and yachts, and luxury car and limo rental. Furthermore, almost every town has the best beauty salons, wellness and spa centres, exclusive shops, nightclubs etc. Some of the best restaurants in Croatia are: Restaurant Marcellino in Zagreb, Restaurant ATLAS CLUB NAUTIKA in Dubrovnik, Restaurant Le Mandrać in Volovsko.
The most elite destination and the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap is Dubrovnik.