Our Story & Concept

Facilities & Services

  • 25 rooms – 12 junior suites

  • All rooms and Hotel are Non-smoking

  • *Fitness Gym

  • Massage Room

  • *Small Meeting Room up to 10 person

  • *Outdoor Pool 8×3,5m

  • *Beach Beds, Pool Beds, Roof Top beds

  • *Jacuzzi (FOC on certain days)

  • *Sauna – outside a few steps from sea and pool (FOC on certain days)

  • Gourmet a la carte Restaurant

*Means free of charge

  • Hotel Boats (FOC in certain packages)

  • *Roof top terrace

  • Elevator

  • Library & reading room

  • Hotel Parking

  • 4 star Hotel

  • Multilingual Staff (Swe,En,D,I,Cz)

  • Personalized Service

  • *VIP Check-in

  • *Room Service/Concierge Service

  • Loyalty Club Service

  • Free Wi-Fi in whole hotel

  • *Tablet at request

  • Destination Assistance

  • Special Meals upon Request

  • Car Rentals/Boat Rentals

  • MTB Bicycles Rentals/Trails

  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

  • Unique Homemade Excursions

  • Parking/Valet Service

  • Spa/Massage Service

Tripadvisor reviews

  • tripadvisor_stars_5   The hotel is located literally next to the ocean with a wonderful view.

    You couldn't ask for more regarding a staff; they are without exception friendly, welcoming and... read more

    Karlsmo
    8/08/2019

    tripadvisor_stars_5   Almost when you entering this Boutique Hotel you feel welcoming.

    As the hotel has 25 rooms, you will experience a special nice atmosphere, in Danish word “hyggeligt”, meaning, friendly,... read more

    488sunke
    8/26/2018

    tripadvisor_stars_5   Marco Polo is the sweetest, best working family run small hotel. As several have stated before me the service level is outstanding. Nicest staff and the owner Stipe is a... read more

    Lubinus
    6/27/2019
  • tripadvisor_stars_5   Very good hotel with a very attentive and friendly staff. Food was very good and allergies well cared for. Room were a good standard and the area was perfect for... read more

    Hanned135
    4/21/2019

    tripadvisor_stars_5   I higly recommend a visit here. For you who need too recharge your batteries this is the place to stay at. The best service I ever had in my life.... read more

    814isabelln
    7/30/2018

    tripadvisor_stars_5   Me and my mum booked a week at Marco Polo after reading about it at tripadvisor, and even though we have heard so much about it we could never have... read more

    martinarosen82
    10/20/2018
  • tripadvisor_stars_5   Visited Stipe & his very nice hotel together with 25 bikers from 'Hjerterytterne' - bike club part of the Danish heart association.
    Excellent location with plenty of tours - on... read more

    O6063IXgert
    4/20/2019

    tripadvisor_stars_5   This is one of the most welcoming and friendly hotels I've visited. We've stayed at hotels with same or higher "rating" before, but they've always felt a little stuck up,... read more

    Heidi S
    6/22/2019

    tripadvisor_stars_5   The hotel has the best staff i've ever experienced. They are super kind and speaking english perfectly. The rooms are very comfortable with everything you would need. The crystal clear... read more

    szatmaryandris
    10/26/2019

Our seasons

Spring

Spring

Spring in Dalmatia already start showing its real face in early March and last…

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Summer

Summer

Is our longest season and can i some years last for almost 6 months.

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Autumn

Autumn

This is like spring, the best time of year for groups and sightseeing traveling.

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Winter

Winter

Much sun, clean sea air was in those times the only cure for many kind…

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Wine & Dine

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EVERY DAY IS SPECIAL

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GASTRO TOURS

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WINE TASTING

WEEKLY RESTAURANT PROGRAM

Sunday: Standard A la Carte Menu
Monday: Standard A la Carte Menu
and 18h: Wine Tasting – 7 different Croatian wines+snack
Tuesday: Dalmatian Night Menu – Live Music Dalmatian Style –
Wednesday: PEKA Night – Show Cooking Night
and 18h: Croatian Cheese and Oil Tasting 4+4
Thursday: Our Best Night Gala Menu – 7course tasting menu – Live Music Evergreens –
Friday: Farwell Sea Dinner – Lobster&Fish Night and Smaller Ala Carte Menu
Saturday: Standard A la Carte Menu

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FAQ

Croatia has all kind of beaches – small pebbles, big pebble beaches, white sand beaches, brown sand beaches, concrete terraces, cliffs, resort beaches etc…. In the area of Makarska Riviera it’s mainly beaches with small pebbles, gravel and sand, also no boring sea grass. Many guests enjoy pebbles more because the water stays much clearer and you don’t get sand in everywhere in your room and stuffs. According to ADAC (German car club) who measure the water quality in all Europe Croatia’s sea and beaches counts to the top cleanest and also the visibility is sometimes up to 30m. Another advantage is also the safety; this part of the Mediterranean doesn’t have any jellyfish or other dangerous or poisoning fish in the sea. Public beaches are usually fenced off with ropes in the water so that speedboats and jet skis can’t harass swimmers. Also, no currents and very seldom big waves occur in the summer months. If you are want pure sand beaches the Neretva Delta is only 15km from Gradac, you also have small hidden lagoons on Hvar Island or the nice Sand beaches in the old Pirate town Omis some 70km from Gradac.

Some people say it’s hard to find our parking or that the streets are narrow? Well, Ladies and Gentleman, that is Dalmatia….. Picturesque, cosy Mediterranean streets with old stone houses making it hard to bend the corner….Honestly, except you don’t arrive in a big truck everyone will make it, but it’s not a six lane Disney entrance. It’s hard to have it all;  a hotel on the beach in the centre of a small Dalmatian town and a highway entrance to the parking.  In Split, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Venice etc. you park your car far outside the old town and walk. In Gradac you can reach the hotel from 3 sides, anyhow in July and August from 19h-23h the traffic is closed on the main Riviera through Gradac. If you arrive for the first time follow the signs and temporarily park your car on the Riviera in front the beach and house, after the check in we park your car or show you our different park options. If you should arrive after 19h please call us, or park at the main square and walk 300m to our hotel. The hotel has 8 car parks directly by the hotel and another 8 on rented car parks 200-300m away. Most of our guests are flight guests so we practically always have vacancy for your car.

Even though we love children and our staff is very good with small children the concept of our hotel is more for mature couples or so called lonely nesters. In that sense we haven’t 100% become an „Adults Only Hotel“ but we have implemented a special carriage capacity for small children. This means that our reservation Policy will not allow a bigger number of children under 16years at the same time. This will insure you a confortable, romantic and peaceful vacation.

Besides our adorable sea, Croatia and especially this part has a extremely beautiful and unique mountain landscape with incredible views. To prohibit mountain climbing would be madness. Instead here are some things good to know. First, in our hotel we have some good maps and even gps maps you can download. We also organize mountain hiking with our own staff or can drive you up and you walk back. If you want to be on your own let someone no your plans. Absolutely, take at least 1liter water with you, a Mobil phone and our number, (112) is for emergency in Croatia, and real shoes (no open sandals or slippers). Never leave the walking trails except you are a well-equipped and experienced climber. It is also good to leave very early (5-7h) in the morning, already after 10h the temperature in the sun can be unbearable (this goes for July and August. Never try to free climb cliffs or rocks. Dalmatian stone is karst stone and it’s very fragile and breaks easy, also Karst Mountains are full with big cave systems, holes, and steep canyons. Be aware of snakes, the most dangerous in Europe lives in southwest Balkans – Horned wipera. However it’s nothing you should be scare of if you keep to the trail, because she will disappear long before you see her.

It’s funny to see how the development of Internet and WIFI has gone from year to year between guests and today it looks like this; – even your grandma pulls up two smartphones like a cowboy his revolvers and shouts out…..what’s your Wi-Fi code. I would say: YOU ARE ON VACATION, but OK, Internet can be used for so much else than business. We have offered Wi-Fi for the last 10 years in our hotel and we try to follow the huge demand in comfort and speed which we make better every year. All rooms and public spaces have Internet – even on the beach and roof top terraces. Since 2019 – Marco Polo has Fiber speed and Internet works fine. Also, take into consideration that our WIFI is free of charge and used by many guests and can in periods be slow. For our and your safety we have many cookies installed in our system and some sites and services can be limited, but that’s the case in most Hotels. If you have any problems please come and see us at the reception. After all, there has been cases of irritated guests and by the end very often the problem can likewise be in the smartphone itself or the knowledge of the user how to use it……….

Yes, Gradac has all the basic Public facilities like Exchange office, Post office, Pharmacy, Dentist, Ambulance, ATM Cash Machine, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Pizzerias, Café Bars, etc.

You need your passport when traveling to Dubrovnik, because you pass a short part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most EUcountries can pass this border with a valid national ID card.

You can use Croatian kunas in parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina ex Mostar, Medjugorje, Neum, Kravice waterfalls. It’s easy to mix them up, Bosnian is called Konvertible Mark – KM and Croatias currency is called kuna – KN – 1KM is approximately 4KN – pay attention to that when you watch the price tag. B. and H. is cheaper from 10-40%, but the living standard is also lower.

Cevapcici, Pljeskavica, Muckalica, Sljivovica and many other “specialties” that can be found in Croatian restaurants are NOT Croatian specialties and its always better to try them in their origin homeland like Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Yes, Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnjak Languages are very very similar. Please do not mix that up with their very different historical, cultural, religious, political, ethical background. All 3 countries have been independent more times in the last 1200 years. Even different Kingdoms have existed in old medieval times.

The best time for swim in high season is definitely in the late afternoon from 16h-19h or in the morning until 12h. From 12h-16h the UV insolation is too high and the beaches are too crowded. In that time its best to take a nap in the room, or hide in the shade with a cold drink.

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Loyalty programs

There is a certain reason why our hotelstaff always ends up with top grades. We know your name, remember your dog, and we know your preferences – your wine, your room, your table.

Good buddy

Good buddy

Is every guest who stays in our hotel more than 2 weeks per year, or…

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Best buddy

Best buddy

Is every guest who stays with us more than 3 weeks in one year, or…

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Godfather

Godfather

Is every guest who stays with us more than 5 weeks in one year, or…

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Brother or sister

Brother or sister

Is every guest who stays with us more than 7 weeks in one year, or…

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LOW COST CARRIERS & DIRECT FLIGHTS

LOW COST CARRIERS & DIRECT FLIGHTS

A great advantage with our location isit’s exactly in between Dubrovnik and SplitAirport.

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BEST NIGHT GALA MENU

on a bed of rucola with slices of goat chees, marinated in aceto balsamic and virgin olive oil

tuna steak marinated in „aioli pepper sauce“ on a bouquet of marinated eggplant and black rice

The game of three, carrot-orange, celery-garlic-peperoncino, spinach

wood chips smoked file, wrapped in herbs, served on enhanced flavored

demi – glace sauce with elegant WoK garden vegetables

ice cream flavored with gin, vodka and sparkling wine „Biser Mora“

grilled steak in cream of leek and coconut milk , with Provencalmushroomtapenade and cherry tomatoes

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Marinated lamb grilled on risotto dried tomatoes and mint

selection of cheeses

vanilla mousse , dark chocolate and kahlua liquer

GROUPS & MEETINGS

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EXCELLENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS MEETINGS

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TEAM BUILDINGS & KICK OFFS

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SPORT GROUP PREPARATIONS