The hotel is in the heart of Korčula’s fortified medieval old town, on the northeast coast of the island of Korčula, served by a daily ferry from Split. Fast transfers from both Dubrovnik and Split are available too by hotel speedboat.
There are six ‘residences’ (sleeping two-seven), each in the theme of a place visited by Marco Polo on his journey along the Silk Routes. I love the way they combine the old and the new - expect medieval carved stonework, flagstone floors, and wooden beamed ceilings, played off against slick design details and funky modern furniture.
The LD Terrace restaurant lies near the hotel, next to the Venetian-era town walls, with a wooden deck under pine trees, overlooking the sea.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is an a la carte feast – choose from fresh fruit, oven-warm croissants, cinnamon toast, and a selection of cooked delights such as eggs Florentine (poached eggs on toasted muffins with Hollandaise sauce and spinach). During the rest of the day, the LD Terrace restaurant serves a limited choice of gourmet dishes prepared from local seasonal organic produce, with an emphasis on seafood.
Thai masseurs are on hand for in-house massage. The hotel’s two boats - a speedboat and an elegant sailing boat – are available for private excursions (with skipper). Wine-tasting can also be arranged on request.
Being a small hotel with just six residences, the LD is able to offer its guests truly personalised service.
Who stays there
Couples in search of a luxurious romantic hideaway, including honeymooners. Families and groups of friends sometimes take the larger residences. Most come from Europe or the US, and all have the money to foot the bill.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Sporty types
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Old town location
- Stunning contemporary interior design
- Atmospheric historic buildings
- No sea views