Alhambra Boutique Hotel Losinj 

Historic charm and gourmet dining

A chic, contemporary take on a pair of Art Nouveau villas, against a postcard-pretty backdrop.

Lošinj is often overlooked for its southern siblings Brač and Hvar, but this unspoiled island is the understated jewel in Croatia’s crown. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: the sweet scent of pine drifting from its forest-cloaked interior; bays that look like a giant has taken bites out of the coastline. It’s in one of these secluded enclaves that you’ll find Alhambra Boutique Hotel Lošinj.

Why we love Alhambra Boutique Hotel Losinj

  • The creative cuisine in the hotel’s waterfront restaurant has earned it a Michelin star and praise from Gault et Millau

  • This tranquil hideout has an idyllic setting in tucked-away Čikat Bay, wedged between ancient pine forests and the sea

  • The elegant spa has a heated seawater pool along with a Finnish sauna, hammam and a menu of herb-based treatments

  • It’s a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a collection of luxurious and characterful boutique properties

5 stars
May - Sep
2½ to 3 hours
In Čikat Bay, 15 minutes from Mali Lošinj by foot
Approx. 1 hour’s transfer followed by a 40-minute shared ferry ride followed by 1 hour’s transfer from Pula airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports

At Alfred Keller restaurant (named after Villa Alhambra’s architect), this fine-dining venue comes with the much-coveted Michelin star and Gault et Millau stamp of approval. There’s also a more casual beach bar serving Mediterranean food right on the water’s edge. Take your pick from the extensive display in the Wine Cellar or head to the Porto Cigale Lobby Bar for your favourite night cap.

Alfred Keller Restaurant
Under Chef Michael Gollenz’s creative vision and with views across Čikat Bay, this fine-dining restaurant uses the island’s famed herbs to flavour its innovative dishes. The resident sommelier will be on hand to help with the wine pairings.

Pasara Beach Bar
An open-sided bistro tucked away in Čikat Bay. Open in the warmer months, it serves up fresh fish and seafood is on the menu, along with gleaming sea views.

Wine Cellar
Showcasing over 600 labels from around the world, including rare Croatian wines.

Porto Cigale Lobby Bar
Choose from the wide selection of Champagne, rum, whisky and gin at the hotel's lobby bar.

Wine and Dine Nedella is aimed for small gatherings. Dishes are prepared in the rustic tavern setting with plenty of local ingredients on the menu.

What's included

Breakfast at the main restaurant.

At the Cube Spa, along with Finnish and Turkish saunas and treatment rooms for massages and body therapies, there’s an indoor seawater pool. Massages use many of the local herbs that are known for their therapeutic benefits. There's a fitness centre and yoga and Pilates sessions can also be arranged.

Take a sunset cruise tracing the contours of the coastline, glass of fizz in hand, stroll around the Venetian Baroque streets of pretty Mali Lošinj or go hiking in the island’s web of herb-scented walking trails.

For experienced divers, discover the underwater archipelago where shipwrecks, caves and canyons await to be explored. Beginner dive and swimming lessons can also be arranged. Perfect your balance with a stand-up paddleboard lesson or rent a kayak to discover secluded beaches.