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Chilled luxury, a unique concept on Dalmatia's coast
If you are looking for a traditional Dalmatian stone hotel, Tara's Lodge is not for you. If, however, you are looking for a luxury experience, set in a very chilled waterfront location, with friendly and attentive staff, spacious (and spotless) modern rooms each with a fantastic sea view, then head on over.
From the moment of arrival and complimentary welcome beer to the equally relaxed check out, the very international staff took care of every need promptly and efficiently. The beach is to die for. Do seek out Australian owner Jane for a chat - hilarious tales of life on a Dalmatian island. And do pay attention to the daily specials menu. If you are in luck and see the fig trifle with port and lime mousse, don't miss it. Great location, great staff, great atmosphere. Rarely has a hotel stay in Croatia been more enjoyable.
Review by Paul B (06-Sep-2017)
Pinch me! everything was perfect!
I've traveled all of Croatia thoroughly and while I have experienced many nice places, Tara's Lodge blew me away with their service, views, rooms and laid back atmosphere. Located in the most perfect bay, the Lodge provides bean bag chairs exclusively for their guests on a white pebble beach. The truth is...I didn't want to the leave the hotel and there is no need to with a pool, excellent restaurant and someone always looking after my needs. Can't wait to return to the island of Korcula (which is also worth exploring) if you can convince yourself to leave the beach! :)
Review by Travel4ever87 (05-Sep-2017)
lovely 5 days with the kids
I came and stayed with my 2 young children for 5 days in mid august and had a wonderful time. Lovely room (recommend getting on the second floor of a block to have a view of the sea), lovely beach with crystal clear sea plus comfy loungers, the pool was usually empty and kids got to play and make some noise, the team working there couldn't have been more helpful and the boat trip was a laugh with the capitain finding octopus. The one niggle i had with the place however was the restaurant. The breakfast was great, but i thought the prices and section for lunch (but especially dinner) didn't make it easy to "eat-in" ... especially with the kids. The food was delicious, but my suggestion would be to make a few more of the larger less expensive lunchtime options available at dinner and ideally add a few more things for the kids. Aside from that minor comment, i thought the place was wonderful, run by true professionals and I will most certainly be back if in the area.
Review by Sue (25-Aug-2017)
Beutiful few weeks
Tara's lodge is situated on a stunniingly beautiful bay with still, crystal clear water which is absoltuley perfect for children as they can easily paddle
board, kayak and snorkel from the beach. The pool was so quiet and we were often the only family there. Please note the current pictures on the website
don't do the pool area justice as it is actually quite shaded with nice reclining chairs and a lovely area to spend time reading and swimming.
The family rooms are a perfect size, modern and comfortable with a lovely terrace overlooking the bay. We also loved using the hotel as our base for taking water taxi's to various islands and staying for lunch before returning on sunset.
Our only grievenance was the kids menu at the restaurant as we have 2 young children and the only offering was tomato pasta or on some days chicken with rice. Granted that the restaurant did offer to kindly prepare a cheese risotto for our children in 2 evenings. That aside, we absolutely loved staying at Tara's lodge and really hope we will have the chance to return another year.
Review by Sinequanon (22-Aug-2017)
Amazing experience in Tara's Lodge
Tara's lodge where we spent 4 days, is a beautiful place with professional staff and service, the room is clean and furnished with quality，especially the lovely balcony. The restaurant named Mimi's with a fantastic view, provided delicious food and beverages. Top 10 daily activities were really impressive. Very nice memories of Tara's Lodge, we would like to introduce it to our friends when they visit Korcula.
Review by Peter (22-Aug-2017)
Best place in Korcula
We spent as family with 21 son and 17 years old daughter 4 days at this place and loved every moment.
The staff is super friendly, the food is devine, the breakfast is fabulous and the location is splendid.
Best of all: the rooms are the way I would design it. The bathroom is as you want it and you are served by staff who do it dedication. Yes they are paid for it but they have the extra bit of courtesy.
In Croatia this is clearly a pearl...
Review by Moritz (19-Aug-2017)
Little get away
We had a wonderful stay at Tara's Lodge, it was so peaceful and relaxing. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to us. We arrived early and had a welcome drink and chilled on the beautiful beach. They have little events and activities organized everyday which you learn about at breakfast. The rooms are very modern and so clean. We will definitely be returning. Korcula is our favorite island in Croatia by far!
Review by Carly (17-Aug-2017)
Make it your No. 1 choice in Croatia
Simply excellent from the moment we arrived- this boutique hotel has got it right. It is situated in a quite, clean, stunningly beautiful Bay. We could have stayed in the beach bean bags, under umbrellas sipping cocktails forever and just loved their playlist. The rooms are clean, uncluttered and so, so comfortable. The service is second to none in Croatia, and the food is outstanding. Every room has a balcony but if you can, book an ocean view room, as some of the garden view rooms look into the back of other rooms. "Do yourself a favour" - take two nights out of your Croatian holiday and visit Tara's Lodge - Just loved it.
Review by Curious022 (16-Aug-2017)
Blissful relaxation with the best service
We are 3 couples in our 50's. We've been travelling together and separately for 3 weeks. Last stop for the 6 of us Dubrovnik. Whilst it was fabulous it was hectic hot and hazy.
We arrived by catamaran in Kortula and fell in love. So quaint calm and engaging. Then after a quick taxi ride (5-7) minute to Tara's Lodge we were hooked.
Friends had recommended it with out saying much. We were brilliantly surprised.
It's in the top ten hotels in Croatia. Not over the top flamboyant and not like a big branded hotel. Very culturally appropriate as my daughter would say yet sophisticated, stylish and welcoming.
Rooms are bright airy and modern. They are small by Australian standards but adequate with lovely sliding doors to a veranda. Comfortable beds. Very very clean and fresh. Great linen. Nice airy bathroom.
We had a room with little view. It was still nice but if a water view is available and affordable! Go for it. I spent most of my time on the beach so the room was not important to me on this stay.
Breakfast was fabulous. Fresh orange juice, coffee, cooked and cold offer. Beach cafe offers great lunches and the bar is well stocked.
Food is a thing here. The lunch menu is fixed but the chef plans the dinner options each day dependant on fresh seafood and veggies. The prawn and lobster risotto was to die for. The sea bream as good as you'll get. Our veg friend well catered for on request. I would have been happy with 3 meals a day there.
The all day music was fabulous. Just the right mood and volume. If you need a place to just chill for a few days this is it. Yes the old town is delightful
but if it's 2 days off travel sightseeing etc you can't go past Tara's lodge.
I hope I do make it back.
Review by HolidaysX5 (14-Aug-2017)
Stayed for three nights in this great boutique hotel. Welcoming staff, great rooms and nice little beach. Quick water taxi to town with Mario was a highlight for the kids. Excellent bistro on location for breakfast etc. thoroughly recommend staying here.
Review by Matt (25-Jul-2017)
The perfect find for us
I was SO happy we stumbled across this option for a stunning stay in Korcula. Probably the most picturesque bay on the island, with brand new rooms in a set up that is probably best described as boutique sized resort.
My initial concern was it wasn't in old town -it's about a 30-40 min walk but frankly old town felt like a one day visit which was great to do as an easy taxi ride in (11Euros) , bike it (free bike use) or you can even get a water taxi. Good for a day trip or even go in for dinner and back again in the evenings no hassle.
We preferred the less hectic nature of this place but with still lots to do - paddle boarding every morning, perfect water to swim in directly at the front of the resort, organise a wine and island tour from there, no tourist cruise boats coming in, and Mimi's restaurant where we did 3 meals a day for 4 days without disappointment.
The best bit was as travelling with a baby we could leave bub in the room sleeping and it was within wifi monitor distance to be on the beach lounges or at the bar/restaurant - perfect! Ask for room#11 and you can even see from the restaurant to the room door, or actually I'd say several of the rooms that are on the same wifi would work.
Everyone super accommodating for families. A new place (only open a couple of seasons so far) that deserves to do damn well :)
Review by Sally (04-Jul-2017)
I love your place so much that I hesitate to share it with my friends and rather keep it as my secret solo destination! Fantastic! Great team, lovely people! Will definitely book room 32 again soon! Big love from Geneva
Review by Heidi (26-Jun-2017)
Lunch and Beach
We just visited for the day but would love to stay at Tara's Lodge at some stage. We had a delicious lunch, fresh, great flavours and well presented. The
staff were friendly and helpful and we had the happiest day on their beach, enjoying the view and hospitality. What a little gem and so beautifully
designed and finished.
Review by England Porsche (21-Jun-2017)
Charming boutique Hotel
We stayed 3 nights at Tara's Lodge and had a room with a lovely seaview. Rooms and facilities offer a modern and stylish interior.
Breakfast and restaurant were absolutely delicious! All in all we had a perfect stay at Tara's Lodge!
Review by Arven P (19-Jun-2017)
Hidden and understated restaurant
My wife and I ate here on 10 and 11 May as we were staying in the attached hotel. To be honest, we weren't expecting too much as it looks more like a beach bar which sells burgers etc. But we were absolutely blown away by the meal we had on the first night (Japanese style coleslaw with chicken, Black risotto with freshly caught squid, and deconstructed banoffee pie to name the highlights). The food was of a very high quality! The waiter was a wee bit inexperienced but had a charm and the wine list was a wee bit restricted but included some really nice wines nonetheless. The cocktail waiter was superb and matched the quality of meal. Spoke with restaurant manager/owner after the meal who happily told us where all the ingredients were sourced from - he's very passionate about food! - which added to the whole experience. In sum, a hidden and understated and surprisingly good restaurant.
Review by Frenger-Mew (14-Jun-2017)
5 Star Boutique Hotel
Tara's lodge is an absolutely fantastic hotel with fantastic staff, views, food and rooms. Every aspect of our stay was superb. We will definitely be back and highly recommend to others looking for a place to relax in peaceful beautiful surroundings with friendly staff, delicious drinks and food. The pool and beach-front are perfect for relaxing or being active (paddle boards, kayaks, etc.).
Review by Mads R (29-May-2017)
Just returned from three perfect days at Tara's.Totally relaxing experience.
Simple, white, stylish room, great shower and sliding glass doors which opened the room up to a stunning view across the bay [we had room 21]
Superb staff- the standard set at check in with a chilled glass of wine.Everyone was very friendly and attentive whilst creating the most relaxed atmosphere.
Loved the quality breakfasts and the beanbag sun beds on the small private beach.
Beautiful location and really easy to walk or cycle in to Korcula town.
No hesitation in recommending!
Stayed May 2017, traveled as a couple
Review by Deslondon2015 (28-May-2017)
Worth the trip away from the old town
A lovely spot for lunch or evening meal. The restaurant is sat in a lovely small bay, very peaceful. The food here was excellent, and the chef will explain
exactly how he has cooked everything. We had the chicken with lemon and olives which was lovely, and if you have a sweet tooth you wont be disappointed.
All the people working there were very friendly and helpful too. Highly recommended.
Review by Angelica P (26-May-2017)
All we could ask for. Excellent service, lovely rooms and superb (and non-pricy!) dinners at Mimi's! Also the view from our room was INCREDIBLE :). Many thanks to the straff for making us feel completely at Home.
Review by Petter B (14-May-2017)
Fresh food, homemade and tasty!
When we arrive the first night, we had the chance to have a tasting menu and it was fantastic: Sea bass ceviche + Tuna tartare + pork. Also, we had probably one of the best burger we ever had (go try it!), we tasted an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. risotto (Sea Bream + Squid ink risotto) and had succulent fresh breakfast every morning. The staff is really gentle, the wine is amazingly good and the atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect for a relaxing evening with a fabulous view. You're a local: go try it! You're a tourist: put this place on your bucket list.
Review by Alexandre P (16-Apr-2017)
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