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Etter en dag rik på opplevelser var gleden stor når vi kom frem til vårt første delmål, Opatija i Kroatia. Og gleden ble ikke mindre når en av hotellets 5-6 parkeringsplasser til alt overmål var ledig, og vi var sikret parkering resten av oppholdet :) Etter en lang dag var det to trøtte tryner som sovnet tidlig, klar for å hoppe i havet neste dag! …
"Vi promenerer på strandpromenaden i Opatija - Setaliste Franza Josefa - og forestiller oss at vi lever i en annen tid hvor Jarle går kledd i dress, hatt og med spaserstokk. I armen har han Julie med krinoline og parasoll. På kvelden spiller orkesteret opp til en vemodig vals på terrassen på ærverdige Hotel Kvarner, før aftenen avsluttes med en …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Design Hotel Astoria Opatija
Ein wunderbares Hotel
Meine Eltern sind aus Kroatien und ich habe in diesem wunderbaren Land viele Sommer verbracht. Dies war mein erster Besuch in Opatija und es hat mich mit Bewunderung erfüllt.
Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass irgendjemand etwas Schlechtes über dieses Hotel sagen kann. Es ist modern, sauber und gemütlich. Und der Ausblick ist fantastisch!
Wir hielten hier auf unserem Weg von Italien zur zentraldalmatinischen Küste. Wir übernachteten in Hotels in Verona und Venedig, aber das Design Astoria war mit Abstand das beste und günstigste Hotel. Ich wüschte, wir wären länger geblieben.
Beim Frühstücksbüfett gab es alles, was man sich denken kann. Wir wollten unbedingt Rühreier und die gab es auch!
Der Ort und das Hotel sind ein Muss, wenn man in der Gegend ist.
all the other reviews say it all.every thing about this hotel says class.due to not many people on half board first 3 nights dinner was at the sister hotel the bristol about 15 minutes walk.drinks free with dinner.food of a high quality,both here and at the astoria.flight into rijeka with easy jet very good.we did our transfer with bosmere travel,excellent service.opatija itself is very grand,the lido areas are spotless clean the sea is crystal clear.plenty of trips on offer venice,plitvice lakes,krk,cres and many others.people very friendly,but most tourists are austrian,german and italians.enjoy this hotel we did
Le altre recensioni descrivono bene questo hotel. Ogni cosa di questo posto trasuda classe. Siccome non c'erano molte le persone in mezza pensione, le prime 3 sere abbiamo cenato in un hotel gemellato, il Bristol, a circa 15 minuti a piedi. Le bevande erano gratuite, il cibo di alta qualità, sia al Bristol che all'Astoria. Il volo per Rijeka con Easy Jet è stato conveniente. Abbiamo organizzato il trasferimento tramite Bosmere Travel, servizio eccellente. Opatija è davvero stupenda, le spiagge solo pulitissime, il mare è cristallino. È possibile fare molte escursioni a Venezia, ai laghi di Plitvice, a Krk, Creta e molti altri posti. C'era gente cordiale, ma la maggior parte dei turisti erano austriaci, tedeschi e italiani. Spero possiate apprezzare questo hotel come abbiamo fatto noi.
Ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo per un hotel di stile
Un hotel eccellente. La posizione è ottima, nel centro di una delle località più belle dell'Istria. Le camere erano all'altezza di un hotel di classe, molto pulite e con arredi moderni. Offrono un eccellente rapporto qualità-prezzo e, se siete in tanti, vale la pena di negoziare sul prezzo e chiedere uno sconto. L'unica nota negativa è stato il fatto che siamo arrivati di sabato e il bar è rimasto molto presto sfornito. Per riassumere, l'hotel è una soluzione ottimale per un soggiorno in Istria.
Un hotel stupendo
Siamo stati all'Astoria verso fine agosto 2006, quasi al termine dell'alta stagione estiva. L'hotel non era molto affollato e siamo stati trasferiti in una suite all'ultimo piano, molto moderna e piuttosto ampia. Tutto era nuovo e funzionava perfettamente. Un lato della camera era completamente occupato da finestre, con vista sulla collina e sul mare. Il letto e i divani erano molto confortevoli. Per essere una suite, il bagno era nella norma, anche se niente di eccezionale. Il personale della reception era molto gentile e disponibile e ci ha fornito consigli interessanti sui ristoranti. Gli addetti alle pulizie avrebbero, invece, potuto pulire meglio in bagno. Fate attenzione, ci sono tantissimi hotel a Opatija e trovare un parcheggio può diventare molto problematico. Ci sono pochi posti macchina in hotel e se arrivate in un momento sbagliato (ad esempio nel tardo pomeriggio) potreste andare incontro a un incubo. Il lungomare di Opatija è a senso unico e potreste impiegare un sacco di tempo a far tutto il giro... Avevamo inizialmente valutato l'Hotel Bristol e l'Astoria (entrambi gestiti dalla stessa catena alberghiera) ma soggiornare all'Astoria è stata un'ottima scelta.
Gorgeous hotel, gorgeous views, great price
Spent one night here on a drive down the Dalmatian coast wtih my husband and parents. Driving into Opatija gave us our first view of the Adriatic sea, and took our breath away. The city itself is pretty touristy, and I would not recommend you go out of your way to visit, but if stopping here on your way down the coast, would definitely recommend Design Hotel Astoria. Loved it - it was my favorite hotel of the trip. Everything (lobby, dining area, rooms, terrace, balconies) was gorgeous. The room was very well appointed in a clean and modern style; nice flat-screen TV that we didn't use. The king-sized bed was really comfortable. Even the bathroom was beautiful. Shower knob was a bit tricky to figure out, though. Our room view was spectacular. We woke up early to watch the sun rise over the sea from one of our balconies (yes, we had 2!). We were on a non-smoking floor, but did notice a little bit of smokey-odor coming in from the AC vents at one point. Not too strong, didn't bother us much. Need to use your room key to turn on the AC and lights - I love how environmentally friendly that is! The hotel was really a steal - the price was pretty cheap for such good quality. Location within the tourist strip was great - walking distance to a bunch of restaurants and just across the street from the waterfront promenade. The included breakfast was pretty tasty. Reception staff was friendly and nice and when we told them where we parked (on the street, so as not to pay for parking), they came out and checked to make sure it was an okay parking space. Gave recommendations for dinner. We hated where we ate, though - DO NOT eat at Lungo Mare (I think that's what it's called) at the Savoy hotel across the street. Food was disgusting and overpriced, though the service was good. My husband's meal was inedible, and when he said so, they did not charge us for it.
Value for money style
This is a great hotel. The location is very good in the heart of one of Istria´s most pleasant towns.
The rooms were of the quality expected in any top hotel - very clean with modern furnishings.
The rooms are excellent value for money and if you are booking several rooms it is worth trying to negotiate a discount.
The only downside was that we arrived on Saturday so the bar quickly ran out of stock and the receptionist couldnt serve all types of drink.
In summary an excellent location if staying in Istria.
Stayed for 3 nights at the end of September 2006 and was very impressed. Spotlessley clean, contemporary and the staff were just so friendly and helpful.
Rooms not the biggest but then depends on what your going for they were perfectly dequate and the bathrooms were lovely but our room only had a shower and no bath. That was fine for us but I just point it out as an observation in case some of you like a bath.
Swimming pool facilities are offered at its sister hotel the Opatija, and the Bristol is also owned by the same company so I would imagine the standards are pretty high there too.
The breakfast bufett was first class witha choice of cheeses, breads, cold meats, croissants, pan au chocolate, lots and lots of different fruit, bacon, suasages, soft boiled and hard boiled eggs, cereals and fruit juices. I was very impressed.
The dinner menu looked good and value for money but we didn't eat dinner there as we went out to restaurants.
You will not be disappointed with this hotel.
We stayed at the Astoria in late August 2006 just when the peak tourist season was coming to an end. The hotel was not very full and we were upgraded to a suite on the top floor.
The suite was very contemporary and of a good size. Everything was new and worked perfectly. Large floor to ceiling windows across one side of the floor open the room up to hill and the sea. The bed and the couches were all very comfortable. For a suite the bathroom was okay without being spectacular.
The reception staff was very friendly and helpful, and gave reasonably good advice on restaurants. On the other hand the cleaners could probably do a better job with the bathroom.
One word of warning - as with a lot of hotels in Opatija, parking can be a real problem. There are very few parking spaces at the hotel and if you arrive at the wrong time of the day (ie late afternoons) it could be a nightmare. As the whole promenade of Opatija is one way it could be long way to circle around...
We were initially choosing between the Bristol and the Astoria (both operated by the same hotel chain). Having stayed at the Astoria there was not doubt we made the right choice.
We stayed at the Design Astoria for one week in September 2006. Although in a superior room, it was small, with only one armchair when we would have expected two for a hotel of this calibre. It was extremely clean and the staff were charming.
Breakfast was plentiful with a choice for everyone from the self-service buffet.
Dinner again was self-service expect for the night the hotel did an experiment of trying waiter service, which was not a success!
At dinner there was very little choice for vegetarians.
The one serious drawback of this hotel is that if the weather is inclement, there are no lounges or other areas to sit in. There is a bit of seating around reception and the bar holds about 7!
Equally, it would have been nice to have some relaxation area outside the hotel, apart from the bar terrace.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but felt that this was more suited to travellers stopping two or three nights rather than people taking a full holiday.