By far the loveliest option on Brač. It comes with all of the contemporary accoutrements, WiFi, heated bathroom floors and massage bathtubs. But the 13 rooms also come with history – the hotel is older than the town’s church next door. As its name implies, this four-star is a renovated palace. A registered cultural monument, it has been in the family since its construction in 1467. On the outside, the Renaissance feel has held pretty steady. Inside, thanks to dedicated owner, Ružica, each spacious room is unique, with antique furniture and beds. In No.6, Secessionist furniture sits atop woven oriental rugs. Adorning the walls of the 13 doubles and two suites are Ružica’s paintings. At street level, the restaurant is also four-star, with dishes like angler fish wrapped in bacon. Out back a leafy, walled garden is perfect for breakfast or relaxing after investigating beautiful little town-hugging Pučišća Bay.