Hotel Lone, Croatia

Writer Gloria Fung | July 23, 2014

With curves that are reminiscent of a superyacht, Hotel Lone, a part of Design Hotels’ network of boutique properties, brings its minimalist form to the unique natural hillside landscape of Rovinj, Croatia. With the Adriatic Sea on the horizon, each of the 248 bedrooms owns a beautiful slice of sea or park view, due in no part to the unusual Y-shape of the structure, cloistering the surrounding scenery. Private massage tubs with infinity pool effect can be found on the balconies of Deluxe rooms, offering an unusual way to enjoy nature while being indoors.

The black and sliver exterior plays a beautiful contrast against its habitat, yet harmoniously mingles with the contemporary interiors of the hotel. Inside, guests will find three restaurants, playfully named L, On, and E. Guests can enjoy a range of flavours, including Croatian traditional favourites with a contemporary touch, to Mediterranean and Central-European cuisine.

For treatments using locally grown herbal ingredients like rosemary and lavender, the 1,700-sq-m Wellness & Spa Lone is the ideal hideout. Signature treatments draw on ingredients and products that synergise with nature. From tension-relieving massages to nurturing facials and the New Mothers Only massage, care is given to ensure you leave feeling completely relaxed. A trip to the Vitality Bar post treatment or workout is a must – energy-boosting beverages and freshly squeezed juices are made to replenish and nourish, and they can be tailored to adapt to specific wellness needs.