Hotel Astarea3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I will start with the positives. Mlini is gorgeous, quiet with about 6 restaurants and a few bars. It is picture perfect. It has a harbour where you can get little boats to Dubrovnik, cavtat, sorbreno for about £11 return. The walled city in Dubrovnik is great, cavtat was beautiful. We also did a boat trip to the elephanti islands which was amazing. Stopped at 3 beautiful places. Booked through jet2 and were on a beautiful old clipper ship. Food was great and had Croatian musicians.cost c £50 pp but well worth it. We went to Montenegro for the day, booked through jet2. Beautiful place, nightmare journey as the rep didn't tell us it can take a minimum of 1.5 hours to cross the borders. It took us 2.5 hours each way. Not much fun. The asatrea annex was great for us, beautiful showers room, cleaned every day and sea view which were great. Staff at the hotel were very nice. Now for the negatives.... the hotel is spread across quite a large site, there is a lift within the main hotel but steps to pool, hill to annexe and villas and generally Croatia is inclined. No problem for us but might be an issue if you have issues walking. The biggest negative was the food. I've stayed in lots of hotels and never expect haute cuisine, however this was on a different level. The restaurant was always packed and the food was very basic for the evening meal, we ate out most nights. It didn't spoil a great holiday....final note the pool area is stunning and I would go back to Croatia in a flash.
Claims 3 to 4 star. In my opinion about right. Rooms are compact but perfectly functional with all the facilities you need. The pool area is clean and very pleasant with plenty of loungers and umbrellas ( need to be at pool by 8:30am). Reception staff are very businesslike and efficient. The other staff are all very very friendly and helpful. So staff are a real asset. There are no fridges or kettles in most rooms, use floor mounted air con to chill drinks. There are lifts as the hotel as entrances at two levels. The hotel has 3 associated restaurants, the beach bar oleander, konoba asterea and pizza mlini. First thing to note is if you charge to your room at any of these you get a 10% discount. In my opinion the oleander is the best then the pizza mlini and finally the Konoba Asterea which is expensive and not as good as it looks, you pay for the Linen tablecloths. The staff at all three are brilliant and really make you welcome. Breakfast is a buffet with a predictable semi English style. There are oddities each morning to spark conversation, Chips,ratatouille,noodles, white rice with veg. Perhaps over supply from the evening meal the night before? Otherwise it fills you for the day. It's a big Saga holiday so expect lots of more mature clients about, though there are couple and young families. This makes for a more friendly and safe environment. The hotel services are wonderful and more importantly useful. Mlini and its proximity to Dubrovnik make it a place you must come to and you can enhance that stay by choosing the Hotel Asterea
This hotel is very good, but due to many staircases and hilly terrain I would not recommend it to those with walking difficulties. The food was quite good but if you like to eat later, say after 8 pm you will find it hard to get a decent meal. Our room was in the annex ( Room 808) and needs to be upgraded, however it was comfortable and the view from the balcony was fantastic. The pool area was excellent with no shortage of sun beds.The hotel shuttle bus was very convenient and good value. Be careful when selecting tours.My wife and I went to Montenegro with Jet 2 holidays. It cost us about £50 each.We were picked up at about 8am. and returned about 730pm. As Montenegro is a different country we needed to take passports. The tour guide told us en route that there could be a 3 hour hold up at the border and asked if we had been warned of this by our holiday rep. We had not .Our coach was held up at the border control for 3 hours going into Montenegro and 4 hours coming back.We had only about 2-3 hours to eat and sight see.It was a total waste of time and money. SO BE WARNED. We complained to the Jet2 rep who said that this was a rare occurance The tour guide said it was not and he crosses the border frequently. He said the bus companies were thinking of blockading the crossing with coaches to try to bring the matter to a head and to try to force changes to an incredibly slow procedure.Whether or not they do remains to be seen, We also did the 3 Islands tour, This was excellent
My husband and I have just returned from a week at this hotel. Whilst it was a relaxing break there are a few ways that the hotel could be better. We had a room in the annexe of the hotel which is just across the car park and was very quiet and not overlooked. The room was comfortable and had the benefit of air conditioning which was necessary. However all the fridges have been removed from the rooms and therefore there was nowhere to keep drinks cool. Also we have a travel kettle for in room hot drinks but nowhere cool for milk. The lack of information given by the hotel is also a point to note. Pool towels are supplied but no info on where to get them so it was a case of finding out for yourself. The nearest supermarket is a good 20 min walk away, again found by trial and error. We were informed by reception that the Bureau de change was not available but found out in the last day that was not the case. The food was adequate and at best average. We found the area more expensive that anticipated as on visiting nearby Cavtat the bars and restuarants were cheaper and more varied. Shuttle buses run from the hotel into Dubrovnik and Cavtat which was helpful as there was not much to do in the evenings and there was a lack of entertainmebt at the hotel This was our first visit to Croatia and whilst we would certainly go back it would be to a diffent resort.
This prooved to be a satisfactory hotel in a nice location. We were in the main hotel on the first floor and nearly all adjacent rooms seemed to have been booked by Saga, so it was quiet and peaceful. Room decoration was okay and the standard of cleaning was good.The biggest problem was the lack of a refrigerator within the room and there appeared to be little opportunity to obtain cold bottled water (apart from the reception bar) within the hotel. The nearest places that we found was the gift-shop 100 metres away towards the main village (but this was at a premium price) and the nearest supermarket that is about 1 mile away with a 20 minute walk along the seafront. I would have thought that the hotel could easily provide chilled water dispensing machines to satisfy this demand or open the bar nearest the pool. They really are missing an opportunity. The lack of reaaly cold drinks made us feel a little de-hydrated. Fortunately, we had a travel kettle so at least we were able to make a hot drink within the room. Tip - If you decide to take the service bus to Dubrivnik the driver will announce the get-off point for the old town. When you return, the bus stop is not where you expect it to be. Head westerly approximately 75 metres to the main junction and turn left. The bus stop is on the opposite side of the road about 50 metres from the junction. You will find the timetable in the shelter there. Alternatively, the bus will pick-up at the cable car station. Be prepared for lots of steps if you take the service bus option.
My husband and I spent 11 days at the Astarea in June. The hotel is set in a beautiful spot in Zupa Bay in a traffice free village called Mlini. There is a small harbour where you can hop on a water taxi to Cavtat (about 20 mins) and Dubrovnik old town (about 30 mins). The hotel is a three star hotel and very well equipped. There are three swimming pools, a very nice salt water indoor pool, a beautiful large outdoor pool and a very good pool for children. The rooms are comfortable but ours was very short of drawer space and unfortunately no fridge. We had a side se view which was very limited. The food was plentiful and we could always find plenty to eat, lots of salads and fruit. Unfortunately the Hot food was certainly only warm at best. The staff were all friendly and very helpful and the hotel was spotlessly clean. Ther was a gym, a shop, hairdressers, snooker table etc.
Really great hotel . Best of all is the location. Beautiful pool and easy walk to the little harbour where there are regular water taxis to Dubrovnik. There are a few good bars and restaurants along from the harbour.. Mlini is so pretty and uncommercialised. Perfect for a relaxing week with the option to visit Dubrovnik for sightseeing . Only about 30 mins by boat . Good food in restaurant and nice staff. Room was fine , quite small but we had a great view. A fridge would have been perfect for cold drinks but probably would have been a squash to get one in. There is also a nice beach bar for snacks and drinks. Would highly recommend the Hotel Asterea.
Returned last week from this hotel, we had a great time . The hotel is in a very pretty small village and a minutes walk from the sea which had a small pebbly beach , the sea was lovely we swam in it every day.There was a beach bar connected to the hotel which was ideal to sit and watch the sun go down 60 kunas for a pint and wine. The hotel room was on the smaller side but very clean the shower room was also very clean , no dirty corners! There was a small balcony with a side sea view, there was also air conditioning which kept the room cool.It was cleaned well every day.We went half board because with jet 2 holidays it was daft not to we did not pay much more than bed and breakfast so we werent expecting much,however it was ok there were some odd things at breakfast eg chips and roasted vegetables but there was cereal yogurt fruit toast cheese meat plenty to fill up on.The evening meals werent to bad either it was a buffet and we managed to find something we liked every night. The waiting staff were all very polite and nice and seemed to speak a few different languages Benjimen was very pleasant. We used the Piano bar before dinner and for a night cap before bed it had a large balcony overlooking the bay,again the staff were very pleasant Branko was a very nice chap, they were sometimes very busy but did their best . The local beer was very good. The hotel did have quite a few saga clients in but it was fine .I would return to this hotel again it was in a lovely spot if you compare it pricewise to neighbouring hotels it was good value , it is not a new hotel and perhaps slightly dated but we felt relaxed and had a good holiday.Also Dubrovnik was stunning we used the water taxi a lot [you can get on a bus anytime at home!!] Book trips in the lobby with Toni he was cheaper .
We were there with some friends for two nights and three days. Everything was so cool,very clean rooms,delicious food,great view from hotel,good service. We used and indoor pool 😊 If i go again in Dubrovnik. I'll be back !
Currently at this hotel For 7 nights. This hotel is used mainly for SAGA holidays so the cliental here are over 60, and meal time felt very uncomfortable and like been in a retirement home, singing clapping while try to eat, The food was very repetitive, boring and made on the cheap with very little to choose from, The meats on offer was the cheapest cuts and cooked well in advance and was generally dried up or on the bone, for breakfast, bacon was only offered every three days, and was dried scraps, Fruit offered for dessert was apples, bananas or oranges. When food ran out it often wasn't replenished. We advised the reception of the meal issues and that we were eating out due to poor food but they are rude and didn't seem to care, drinks very overpriced, Bedrooms was clean but small and very dated and cramped with lots of furniture, bathroom small and very dark, a very little wardrobe or drawer space and no fridges. The best feature was the swimming pool and which was spacious with plenty of sunbeds and a beautiful outlook. Tip: go to small shop by little church for (cold) drinks, don't use the cafe by beach as the drinks are same price as hotel. Dubrovnik Riviera Hotels run the whole area and most of the restaurants so there's hardly any competition/alternatives. The area itself is Lovely and quiet with taxi boats going to nearby Dubrovnik and Cavtat but nearest supermarket 20 mins walk (in shopping mall). If I was to return I would choose to stay it Cavtat as many more bars and shops and the people are much more friendly and welcoming. Sent from my iPhone
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Mlini within a mile (2 km) of Srebreno Beach, Hotel Astarea is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mlini Beach. This 307-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the waterfront and also near Racic Mausoleum and Church of Our Lady of the Snow.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 307 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Hotel Astarea features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HRK 150 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 865 reviews