This large, modern hotel on the Lapad peninsula—about a 15-minute shuttle or bus ride from the Old Town—overlooks the green hills above Lapad Bay, the Adriatic, and the beachfront. Just below the hotel is a long pedestrian boulevard filled with cafés and restaurants with plenty of outdoor seating. Completely refurbished in 2015, the lobby and lounge have floor-to-ceiling windows, low furniture, and white decor, so nothing distracts from the views of the sparkling sea and sky. Guest rooms are done up in restful tones of sisal and cream, with oversize charcoal sketches by a Croatian artist hung on wall panels behind the beds for a contemporary flair. The full-service spa has an indoor pool, Finnish sauna, and steam room, while a large deck and bar surround the outdoor pool. The restaurant has a wide terrace, but consider heading to the topside Zenith Bar for the best sunset views.