EXCLUSIVE VILLA LIVING AWAITS ON CROATIA’S ISLAND OF VITALITY

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ triumvirate of elegant beachfront villas promise unparalleled privacy and pampering

Elegantly adorning the picturesque pine-fringed Čikat Bay, on Croatia’s best-kept island secret, Lošinj, a trio of grand historic residences stands ready to welcome discerning guests in search of life’s most precious luxuries – privacy, tranquility, supreme comfort and impeccable service. From exclusive buyouts to the flexibility of booking individual rooms or a boutique hotel-style experience, Villa Hortensia, Villa Mirasol and Villa Augusta represent the pinnacle of bespoke luxury living for families and groups of friends seeking the ultimate Mediterranean hideaway.

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A beautifully restored residence dating back to the Belle Époque of the Austro-Hungarian era, the five-star Villa Hortensia is available only for exclusive buyouts. Boasting an enviable seafront location and traditional architecture, this Small Luxury Hotels – Private Residence features 10 stylish en-suite bedrooms over three floors, beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor living spaces, heated outdoor seawater pool and an outdoor whirlpool and massage area, all surrounded by landscaped gardens. A Wellness & Beauty area with Finnish sauna and Kneipp fitness offers the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate, whilst a private chef and butler are on hand 24 hours a day.

 Set back a few steps from the turquoise waters of Čikat Bay, shaded by fragrant pine forest, Villa Mirasol offers sumptuous accommodation throughout its five bedrooms and a separate three-bedroom apartment, which can be booked individually or together as an exclusive buyout. Originally built in 1902, and restored in 2011, the villa is an exquisite example of the charming Art Nouveau style and features a distinctive lookout tower, two terraces overlooking the bay and a carefully landscaped, spacious scented garden with a Jacuzzi. The airy and luxurious interiors are dominated by designer furniture aligned with impressive marble and wooden surfaces and eclectic original artworks. For additional entertainment, the villa also offers a private cinema hall, a library and a wellness area with saunas. Directly in front of the villa, guests will find a stretch of beach and private bathing deck reserved just for them – perfect for those looking to unwind and enjoy the beneficial effects of Lošinj’s air, sea and nature.

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As part of the five-star Boutique Hotel Alhambra, and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Villa Augusta can be booked in its entirety, offering an ideal blend of private villa and hotel experience. An Austro-Hungarian villa built in 1912 in Art Nouveau style, Villa Augusta’s six suites and one bedroom provide an ideal flexible option for guests seeking a private villa-style experience with all the facilities of a world-class hotel. Guests can make full use of the adjacent Boutique Hotel Alhambra, famed for its award-winning Alfred Keller Restaurant and indulgent Cube Spa Alhambra.

 Each of the three villas is attended by its own consummate team of staff, including a dedicated house manager; personal concierge; private chef; and professional butler educated at famed The International Butler Academy (TIBA) in the Netherlands, providing an exemplary bespoke experience tailor-made to surpass guests’ desires.

 A unique geographical location at the intersection of the sea streams of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia makes the intimate island of Lošinj an ideal destination for a revitalising break. Add to this a mild Mediterranean climate and the impeccable purity of the Adriatic Sea in combination with untouched nature and abundant hours of sunshine, and it is no surprise that Lošinj has been a favourite tourist destination for 130 years, earning its moniker, ‘Island of Vitality’. A step away from the tourist crowds courtesy of the short air or sea transfer from mainland Croatia, Lošinj remains an unspoilt idyll for those seeking tranquility and discretion.

Exclusive villa rental starts from €37,142 per week at Villa Augusta (approx. GBP2,290 per adult, based on 14 adults sharing six Augusta Suites and one Deluxe Room), including seven nights’ accommodation; daily breakfast; non-alcoholic mini bar and in-room tea and coffee making facilities; use of the indoor seawater pool, Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath and Fitness & Relax zone; and concierge service.

Exclusive villa rental prices start from €61,100 per week at Villa Hortensia (approx. GBP2,636 per adult, based on 20 adults sharing 10 ensuite bedrooms); and €137,900 per week at Villa Mirasol (approx. GBP7,437 per adult, based on 16 adults sharing five ensuite bedrooms and one three-bedroom apartment), including seven nights’ accommodation; full board including non-alcoholic beverages; welcome drink; butler service and private chef; laundry service; 24-hour security; and private transfers from/to Lošinj Airport.

All prices shown are inclusive of VAT, and exclusive of residence tax (approx. GBP1 per person per day). Additional services including gala celebrations, drinks packages, tailor-made luxury tours; private air transfers to/from nearby international airports; spa treatments and boat rental available on request at an additional charge. For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com, email: booking@losinj-hotels.com or call tel: +385 51 661 101.

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ luxury portfolio also includes the five-star Hotel Bellevue.

 

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Notes to editors:

A relatively undiscovered jewel to the north of Croatia, the intimate Adriatic island Lošinj – ‘island of vitality’ - is famed for its rich nature; counting more than 1200 aromatic and healing herbs, more than 2600 hours of sunshine every year and the cleanest seas. At the end of 19th century, Lošinj was recognized as a ‘healing location’ due to its unique microclimate. Set in the idyllic Čikat Bay and dotted amongst the pine forests, Lošinj Hotels & Villas boasts two five star hotels (Hotel Bellevue and Boutique Hotel Alhambra) and three five star villas (Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia) – ideal for luxurious getaways, active breaks, family holidays and more. Passing through a comprehensive renovation in 2014 and an upgrade of Bellevue Spa Clinic in 2018, the group’s wellness resort Hotel Bellevue offers fully integrated health programmes, extensive spa facilities and beauty treatments by world-famous French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, 45 Degrees, Forlle'd Japan, Pharmos Natur and Valmont facials.

 Lošinj is reached by private plane or luxury car transfer from all many European airports (namely Ljubljana, Pula, and Zagreb). Silver Air offer direct scheduled flights to Lošinj, from Venice, Zagreb and Lugano. www.silverairtravels.com

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