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DAY 228–229 – 15/08/13-16/08/13 – SPLIT – MAKARSKA RIVIERA – SPLIT
We woke up determined not to be put off by the lack of what Australians would consider "proper beaches" and pushed out toward the little townships of the Makarska Riviera. The Makarska Riviera stretches between the towns of Brela and Gradac with the main town being, Makarska, which combined equals to 60 kilometres of amazing views of turquoise waters and ...
... some leaping off the cabin tops like kids.
Winding down now and some exchanging of emails, facebook etc. FInal night in Split to pick car for southbound trip Sat to Dubrovnik. Our favourite extra mushroom pizza near the palace and early again to bed - party boats make a bit of racket though.
All in all very pleased with the whole trip albeit the cycling was generally bit strenuous on anything Level 3 and ...
Stopped in a little bay for a swim then cruised in to Jelsa for a look around. Headed around the coast to Stari Grad, it was an amazing village with winding cobbled back alleys.
There were heaps of party boats in here tonight, they had DJ's etc on board, looked real cool.
... top deck in the open which was lovely and we saw a beautiful sunset as we made our way back to Split. Once the sun was down it was a bit windy and cool so we sat on the next level down that was very comfortable with big couches and a cafeteria.
... She said it was amazing.
Today is not a good day! I seriously think I have a 7 day hang over, I have never felt so bad in my entire life. The captain had a field day this morning! He came down to the lower deck and woke up each cabin one by one by knocking on then opening our doors and yelling at us in Croatian that it was time to get up. If you hadn’t gotten up by the time he came back around you got squirted with a water bottle until you were either drenched or you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Meteor Makarska
We stayed in the Meteor at the end of a 2 week trip travelling round various Croatian resorts.
I've just returned from a week's break with my husband at the Hotel Meteor on the Makarska Riveria. The hotel was clean and well run. Our room had a side-sea view on the top floor and gave us a fantastic vista of both the sea, the island of Brac and the Biokovo mountain behind. Better than a full sea view I would say.
Four of us (two couples) returned on the 24/9/05 after spending two weeks at this hotel. Without exception we found it to be very clean, the service was very good, it was in an ideal location and the food was excellent.
Just returned from a weeks holiday at Hotel Meteor, Makarska but wish we had stayed for 2 weeks!
Alike another reviewer I too read a poor review posted in May and travelled with apprehension. This needs rebalance. I was delighted at our thoughtful and likehearted reception at 4am in the morning ! That set the trend for our experience with the 100% pleasant and thoughtful staff in the Meteor, indeed in Croatia.
We have recently returned from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Meteor in Makarska, Croatia. After reading a rather negative review from one traveller shortly before we left, I was feeling rather apprehensive about our holiday. What a pleasant surprise, the hotel was very good, we had a very spacious room bright and modern, not a marvellous outlook I have to say (we did have a sea view but unfortunately not a very nice outlook to the right of us). The bathroom looked brand new and everywhere was spotlessly clean. The general areas of the hotel were also very clean and bright but sadly the dining room and food were a big let down. We were also squashed on to a table with two other couples, not much room. Breakfast was adequate but not exciting and I'm afraid the evening meals were very poor. Consequently we ate out 4 nights out of the 7 we were there. Our rep told us that the swimming pool and dining room were being refurbished in the winter months. Incidentally the swimming pool had no toddlers pool.
Just returned from two weeks at the Meteor. The majority of the hotel is very good but the outdoor pool area and the dining room let it down. We had a warm welcome and the standard of the room ws very good (unfortunately we were overlooking the building site next door) but this still didn't spoil the sea view as luckily we were on a high floor. The dining room was not adequate for the number of guests at the hotel and in the evening all food was taken away promptly at 9.00 p.m.! and we even had the lights switched off at 9.20 p.m. Food was ok but not of the standard we have experienced in other Croatian hotels we have visited. The pool area we had been told was going to be refurbished this winter and needed it. Having said all of this there was a beautiful indoor pool which we visited often. Makarska harbour is outstanding and lovely promenade in both directions from the hotel. Visited both Baska Voda and Tucepi on the local buses but beware of the timetables which do not always represent a true picture. Must do the Fish Picnic with the local boats from the harbour to Hvar and Brac very good value but long days. Split is 1½ hours away by car and well worth a visit to the Palace also Trogir which we stayed at for one night is outstanding. Food and drink are cheap large beer between £1- £1.50. and the bars are plentiful good ambience. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and this area of Croatia lived up to all our expectations.
We stayed at the Hotel Meteor from 7th to 14th May 2005. Whilst the location at Makarska was ideal with glorious walks and lovely scenery, we found the hotel itself somewhat lacking. Maybe we were unfortunate in that the clientele was SAGA dominated, even to the extent that their holidaymakers had their own separate lounge and balcony areas. We felt this was somewhat discriminatory. The indoor pool facility was excellent. The outdoor pool area was shabby, with broken paving stone and weeds growing through the cracks. The so-called nightclub was in fact a lap and pole dancing club which mercifully was closed. During our stay there was only one bar open, which shut very promptly at 11.00 p.m.
Spent two weeks at this hotel back in September 2004. It was absolutely fantastic. Hotel very clean and hotel staff excellent. We booked on a half board basis ( breakfasts and evening meal ) but to be honest, we only used the hotel for breakfast. The town of Malarska is stunning, so we ate each night in the port. Very cheap!!! ( Sorry cant comment on the hotel food as we didnt sample, but breakfast we fab! We did hear form other guests though that the evening food could have been a little better)The Hotel is located right on the beach. From the beach location you can walk along the sea front to the town. A leisurly 10 minute stroll. Back to the hotel, again what can i say, Wonderful! Very helpful staff, extremely clean and spacious rooms. and splendid pool area. This hotel appears to be the biggest in the resort and worth every penny. Tip!! go for a stroll into the port on a sunday morning. All the local fishermen have returned with their catch and the locals are there buying from them. Fantastic.
Just returned from a weeks holiday in the beautiful resort of Makarska, Croatia. Hotel Meteor was just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Makarska and was located on the beach! The hotel has just had a make-over and it's fabulous! The staff were very friendly, the food choice was extensive (separate choices for vegetarians too!) and the room was luxurious! I couldn't fault the holiday, resort or people! Spent our days sunbathing on the pebbly beach, went on a speed boat trip, visited 2 islands (Bol and Hvar) and went by public bus to Dubrovnik - very easily done and half price compared to our tour operator! Can't wait to go back to this breautiful unspoilt part of the world!