About Saudade Hotel
Hotel Saudade represents a stylish blend of contemporary comfort, excellent service and Mediterranean experience. Situated in the picturesque town of Gradac, next to the main beach and not far from the centre (a short walk along the beach promenade). We believe it is a great option for guests searching an active holiday (swimming, excursions, walks, water-sports, tennis, gourmet delights on the summer terrace and an exclusive spa and relaxation zone.)
The hotel is built in Mediterranean style with just 28 rooms in a unique location with the beach directly in front of the hotel and additionally situated on the sunny side of the bay surrounded by pine trees with views to the beautiful Peljesac peninsula, Hvar and Brac islands and the peaks of the Biokovo mountains. Approximately equidistant from Split and Dubrovnik.
According to the hotel owner's "Saudade is a word that comes from the Portuguese language and culture, a word that tries to describe the unique feeling of positive energy, a word that is impossible to translate into any other language. The most similar words are: nostalgia, longing."
Accommodation: spacious rooms decorated using natural materials, all have balcony and direct sea view. There are a total of 28 comfortable rooms divided into 5 floors (10 standard, 16 premium, 2 suites "panorama").
Facilities: restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet), bar, 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, lift, safety deposit boxes, heating, luggage storage, air-conditioning, sun terrace. Also available: room service, laundry, breakfast in the room, ironing service, souvenirs/gift shop, bicycle rental, packed lunches, car hire, photocopying, free WiFi is available in public areas, free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). Free deck chairs and sun shades for hotel guests.
The Restaurant "Saudade" is situated on the ground floor of the hotel and consists of two sections - one inside and one directly by the sea. The upper part of the terrace is covered and shielded by the natural shade whilst the lower part of the terrace is particularly attractive, as it is right above the sea, and from which, accompanied by the spectacular sunsets and sound of the waves in the twilight, you will sense the scents of the sea. The menu is based on fresh ingredients that are easily available in the area, whether it's fresh fish, shellfish or vegetables, as this area abounds with them all. There is an emphasis on traditional Dalmatian cuisine specialties, which are prepared in the original, domestic way. The emphasis is on Croatian wines, especially the domestic, Dalmatian wines; every wine has its story, and the sommelier will gladly tell it just for you.
Activities: sauna, fitness, fishing, spa and wellness centre, massage, jacuzzi, hiking, cycling, diving, snorkelling.
Hotel Saudade is situated in town Gradac, which recently celebrated 100 years of tourism development and is a famous tourist centre of Makarska Riviera. Due to its favorable location, the town is oriented to the development of rural, adventure, ecological and cultural tourism. In its vicinity there are numerous attractions to visit such as the nature park Mountain Biokovo, islands Hvar and Korcula, canyon of river Cetina (rafting) and valley of the river Neretva (Baćinska lakes). From Gradac there are daily excursions to Dubrovnik, Split, Mostar and Medjugorje.
"Really pleased with the service from Andy at Rediscover the World. He listened to our requirements - put a suggested itinerary together. We refined our requirements, he adjusted, and I think we've ended up with a holiday that will suit us really well. I don't think we'd have found the hotel and resort we are staying at without him. Nice small hotel, family run, great reviews. I'll not want to book a holiday on my own again. I can see why people use travel agents now!"
S Denny, UK, March 2014