Riva, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia
Photo courtesy of Botel Marina and and Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka
Botel MarinaAt Botel Marina in Rijeka, guests are lulled to sleep by the sound of the Adriatic lapping against the hull of the 1936 ferry. A five-minute stroll from the city center, the now-moored boat sailed for more than seven decades before being repurposed as a hotel in 2013. Today, it features 35 colorful yet minimalist rooms, with custom-made furniture, porthole views, and private bathrooms. In the rest of the boat, dark-wood paneling, old logbooks, and navigational equipment share space with the former captain’s quarters. Complete with an all-day bar, the fourth-floor deck is the perfect place to sink into a lounge chair and sip a macchiato while taking in the harbor and sea views.