Design Hotel Astoria
Travel Blogs from Opatija
Well 193 miles actually for today’s drive to Zadar, journey time roughly 4 hours, one of the longer legs of our European road trip. So it was time to say goodbye to Tatty Cat but we didn’t bother because he’s DEAF! So after narrowly avoiding the tatty ball of fluff in the middle of the driveway, we were on our way.
Remember we don’t have satnav in Croatia, but we felt confident we could ...
... treeless. The reason is the salty strong winds along the northeast coast called Bora. On the west side it is quite the opposite. Lush green land with a lot of Oleaders, Lavender and Thyme. There are many nice small and old cities and a coast full of beautiful bays where you can swim.
Like I said, we started at Baska on the other end of the island. It is a small cute city with a 1,8 km long beach. My it was busy. ...
... is nice and the restaurant isn't too far away either.
We had dinner at the restaurant and watched the match Argentina - Switzerland.
Unfortunately Erwin wasn't feeling too wel. He was coughing all the time and had a soar throught.
We made plans for the next day. We will drive around the island and swim at some of the beaches along the way.
Departed on another wet day. After our peninsular stay we moved onto Rijeka about 450km north only 30 min from the Italian boarder. Rijeka was un upmarket port city. Young people and tourist filled the squares and the port pier. Great fir evening walks. Our apartment was small ...
Friday 30 May Opatija
We have a difficulty with one of our
credit cards today. Alison's mastercard does not work either in
teller machines or in supermarket purchases. We have my 28 degree
card but we are totally reliant on that now so it is a bit of a
concern. When we get to somewhere we have a good solid internet
connection we will skype call mastercard in Australia and see if ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Design Hotel Astoria Opatija
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.