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BOUTIQUE HOTEL MARCO POLO - Gradac Makarska Riviera

One of the first small boutique hotels in Croatia with long tradition. A top rated 4star Boutique Hotel at the beach, 10m from the sea with only 25 rooms. We offer high standards for a normal price, personalized service, unique experience and homemade boat excursions.
Except the impeccable aura of our staff and soul who is “Always at your service”, the chic and practical design, the feeling for details and the unbeatable location one step from the adorable crystal clear sea is what’s creating the hardware of our concept.
Our Story reflects the life of the Marco Polo family itself. „Restaurant“ Nicolo Polo doesn’t only cook for you but creates a culinary experience your mind and taste will remember forever. „ Excursions“ Roberto Polo organizes educational and fun activities & excursions by bike or hotel boat which can’t be more unique and authentic, while „Fitness and Spa“ Pepo Polo pampers your body and soul.

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HIGH STANDARDS FOR A NORMAL PRICE
EXCELLENT LOCATION - IN HEART OF DALMATIA
A SAFE & RELAXING ATMOSPHERE AND SURROUNDING

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SMALL COSY HOTEL WITH MANY FACILITIES
UNIQUE & PERSONALIZED SERVICE
COVID-19 ADAPTED PROTOCOLS

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CREATIVE AND UNIQUE HOTEL EXCURSIONS
SCANDINAVIAN OWNERS AND STANDARD
YOUR BEST GUIDE THROUGH YOUR HOLIDAY IN CROATIA

HERITAGE HOTEL NOBILE - Old town Dubrovnik

Imagine to live in a luxurious villa built in the end of the 18 century, but renovated to the highest standards, showing you the life of a noble Dubrovnik family. This Heritage Villa, lies only 100m from the main entrance of the walls and offers therefore numerous advantages. Being just a few steps outside the walls offers you more privacy and quietness and in our case a nice garden with many lounge areas to get cozy, dine or suntan, surrounded by 2 m high stone walls for intimacy.

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ROMANTIC, COZY AND PEACEFUL
SECLUDED GARDEN IN HEART OF THE OLD TOWN

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PERFECT LOCATION
ROMANTIC GARDEN WITH HEALTHY BREAKFAST

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COMFORTABLE BIG ROOMS
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Story & Concept for Marco Polo

For all who are visiting us for the first time or those who are with us for the tent time, there is always one magic feeling we want our guests and friends to sense, and that is „Home away from home“.
From the first step into our building you will feel the „mixology“ of high hospitality standards with a laidback, cosy, family-run atmosphere. From a staff who has been with us since the beginning, guests who more or less are like family members and become like ambassadors of creating a homely like atmosphere, to the owner and his family themself who’s generosity of mingling and serving each and everyone’s requirements is what create the soul of our Boutique Hotel and Gradac.

Tripadvisor reviews

  • tripadvisor_stars_5   Lovely stay at this hotel, the staff were friendly and the breakfast was delicious . Our room was comfortable with all the usual facilities nice hot shower and toiletries. There... read more

    pennington1971
    9/25/2018

    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   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
  • 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   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
    4/22/2019

    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   Were taking a break out of this busy and chaotic world (plus the covid, of course). And I could say we made a right choice to breath in and out... read more

    CyBrex1102
    7/03/2020

    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

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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