An aerial view of Alhambra and a nearby villa with a dock and sun loungers overlooking the calm waters

Alhambra history

In the prestigious portfolio of Lošinj Hotels & Villas is the acclaimed Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas, bearing tales of bygone eras. Since its inception in 1908, Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas has been a beacon of hospitality, providing a sense of intimacy and belonging that our guests cherish. Through history, rich traditions, timeless elegance, and the healing essence of nature, each breath unveils a tapestry of culture, Old World charm, gastronomic delights, and restorative ambiance. This is elegantly interwoven into our approachable, sophisticated brand that has provided a consistent, reliable, and trustworthy service for over a century. 

Today, Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas is a member of Virtuoso and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Each property boasts its individual charm and delivers an ambiance that promises an unforgettable stay on this extraordinary island. The Alhambra portfolio is ever-evolving, launching guests on a journey of discovery, wellness, and unforgettable experiences.

Terracotta-colored Mediterranean-style building with arched balconies and white shutters, set against a clear blue sky
Where the whispers of history mingle with luxury
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Step into an island odyssey of comfort, relaxation, and refined elegance, fusing the past and the present in a tale as old as time

Architectural heritage

Since physicians in Vienna acknowledged Lošinj's potential as a health resort in the late 19th century, it quickly became a favorite destination of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. This resulted in an eruption of villas on the island that still enhance its shores today, mostly decorating the luminous Čikat Bay.

Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas offer a voyage into the timeless splendor of the early 20th century, with accommodations built around beautifully restored historical homes that showcase the stunning Art Nouveau and Neoclassical architecture of an era before us. Visitors are treated to a collection of high-end properties that nod to the architectural and aesthetic Belle Époque values, each offering a portal into Lošinj’s charm and allure.

A haven for solace and rejuvenation amidst nature's bounty. Where salt-laden and pine-infused breezes are etched into the soul of the island. A sanctuary that exemplifies Lošinj’s lavish embroidery. 
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Cultural influences

Lošinj has the spirit of an island that has navigated the waves of time, adapting and transforming yet always staying true to its essence. Lošinj's tale unfolds like a riveting adventure novel, transporting us to the age of daring sailors and influential shipowners who navigated Kvarner Bay, the Adriatic, and beyond. Their influence was far-reaching, touching Mediterranean waters and extending further north to the UK, the Netherlands, the Baltics, and even across the Atlantic. The island's identity is deeply intertwined with these brave explorers' spirit, courage, and resilience. They have shaped its history, leaving an indelible mark on the island's people, molding its identity, and charting its path. 

This once barren land has transformed into a lush oasis, bordered by century-old pine trees that lead to our elegant accommodations, taking guests on a cultural odyssey through the influences of the Venetian Republic and Austrian Empire, intertwined with the stories of Lošinj’s brave explorers. 

In the heart of Adriatic

Between Istria and Dalmatia

Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas is located among a lush centennial pine forest in Čikat Bay, walking distance of the town of Mali Lošinj on Lošinj Island in Croatia. Nestled between the Croatian regions of Istria and Dalmatia, Lošinj is the nexus that brings these two areas together. 

Between Italy and Croatia

Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas is not only a luxurious bridge connecting the northern and southern parts of Croatia, but it closes the gap between Venice and Dubrovnik, as the islands of Lošinj and Cres are equidistant to the Croatian and Italian coastline. Lošinj is far from being off the beaten path; it is a stunning stepping stone on the way. The path that brings all together. 

In the heart of Europe

Boutique Hotel Alhambra & The Historic Villas cater to the discerning traveler, providing seclusion and privacy with a private airport nearby. 

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