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Hotel Paula, Vis Town, Vis

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
2 Petra Hektorovića
Vis Town , Vis
Croatia 21480
Tel: 385 21 711 362
Fax: 385 21 711 362's insider take:

As the farthest continually inhabited island from the mainland, Vis was used as a military base until the early 1990s. That means there are none of the hulking concrete buildings that pose as hotels on other islands. Small, family-run pensions are the ticket here, of which our favorite is Hotel Paula. Located in Kut, a neighborhood with red-roofed buildings and oodles of old-village charm, it has ten rooms and three suites spread between two 200-year-old stone houses. Amenities include satellite TVs and AC, and a few rooms have kitchenettes. The communal outdoor patio serves as a gathering spot for wine tastings, breakfast, and after-dinner cigars. (The hotel caters to foreign, well-traveled types, many from England and Australia.) Make the owners happy and sample their wine—a decent domestic Vugava, a famous white grown on Vis, and a pleasant red called Plavac Mali. The most expensive suite is worth the extra kunas for its enormous hot tub and large terrace overlooking a 300-year-old church and the sea beyond.

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