Mediterranean modernism: If you visit the Arcadian coastal town of Brsečine, just a few kilometres from Dubrovnik, you will find the Hotel Osmolis surrounded by olive groves. A hideaway with a magnificent view of the sea and an eventful history.
Guests have been visiting here regularly since the 1970s to enjoy the tranquillity, homemade food and home-pressed olive oil for which the region is famous. Then the war came and destroyed everything.
With the Hotel Osmolis, the host family takes up their tradition of hospitality. And recalls Croatia’s Modernist architecture. Indeed, the new building was inspired by the villas and hotels of the renowned architect Nikola Dobrović, which were built in and around Dubrovnik in the 1930s. Brutalist architecture that reinterpreted the city’s fortifications. In keeping with this heritage, the Hotel building combines a modern concrete corpus with striking sunshade slats, sheltered retreats on various levels and a striking canopy that juts out into the landscape. Exposed concrete also dominates the interiors, with surfaces clad in warm larch wood and light and playful furnishings.
All 24 rooms and the four suites are simply and understatedly furnished – some with balconies, others with terraces and private pools. The subtle atmosphere and dark colours, which deliberately draw attention to the sea and nature, are truly striking.
The fact that community continues to be celebrated at Osmolis is evident in the open-plan spaces inside and inviting outdoor areas. Whether in the restaurant with regional cuisine, by one of the two pools amidst the greenery or on the extensive terrace. A wholesome experience of nature, architecture and gastronomy.
What to do
Swimming, diving, snorkelling or paddling - the local beach is only a 15-minute walk away, numerous small bathing bays, hiking, biking, a visit to the ancient palaces and holiday residences of the nobility, a boat trip to the Elaphites, regional culinary delights and olive oil tasting, wellness and relaxation and, of course, exploring Dubrovnik, considered the pearl of the Adriatic (only 20 minutes away by car).
Why we like this house
Light-footed brutalism with sea view.
Solar heating, e-charging station
|Region/Town||HR – Croatia, Dalmatia, Brsečine|
|Scenery||Close to the sea, surrounded by olive groves and with a magnificent view of the Adriatic Sea.|
|Number of guests||Max. 68 in 24 double rooms and 4 suites for 5 people each|
|Design||Damir Vitković, Zagreb|
|Criteria||Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Rooms for 1-4 (hotel), Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Sea, Spa, EV-charging station|
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