Hotel Astarea3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed at this hotel for two weeks on half board basis. The main building of the hotel had a large reception area,which was very clean.The reception staff were friendly and helpful. I stayed in the Annexe of the hotel which is a short walk away up a hill,there are no lifts available in the annexe. My room was basic but clean,with a large double bed,wardrobe,bathroom with a large shower and a television on the wall.Unfortunately there were no tea or coffee making facilities . I had a spectacular view from my balcony which looked out to the sea and over to Kupari.The evening sunsets were amazing and each evening they looked so different. The restaurant served buffet style breakfasts hot and cold and coffee and orange juice as available as well.The dinners were tasty serving various dishes of meats,fish,rice and salad as well as soup.The deserts were delicious as well.The only problem was you could not have free coffee or or fruit juices in the evening as the machines were switched off.So drinks had to be ordered and paid for and they were not cheap.I paid 46 kuna for two coca cola drinks,almost £6.00. Most of the staff were friendly in the restaurant,especially Andrea and also Vitka the senior waitress who always appeared polite and helpful with customers. The hotel had a gym,sauna and indoor swimming pool.The outdoor pool looked so inviting with plenty of sunbeds available,the only problem was the water was freezing and too cold to swim in,which was a shame. As the hotel is situated right on the beach,i tended to use the beach instead.There is a large beach bar by the outdoor pool serving hot/cold food and drinks with views of the sea. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from the shops and supermarket and there is a lovely coastal walk to get there.It is also close to Mlini harbour where you can get boat trips to Dubrovnik,Cavtat and the Elephite Island tour as well. You can hire kayaks along coastal path and there are bars and restaurants along the path.A daily shuttle bus can be taken from the hotel reception to either Dubrovnik or Cavtat and they are run on a regular basis throughout the day.timetables are shown at reception area.There is a motorbike and car hire base at the hotel,next to reception area.You can also catch a local bus from the main road just outside of the hotel complex. The hotel has little entertainment in the evening,it has a piano bar with a resident singer each night and on a Wednesday evening for a hour there is a trio of singers playing instruments in the restaurant,and they go around singing at the tables whilst you eat your meal.But apart from that there is no evening entertainment. I enjoyed my stay here and it is very central for places you want to visit,it is also lovely being so near the beach and local bars and restaurants, I would stay here again if staying in Mlini.
We stayed in Hotel Astarea at the end of September for a week. We were on a Saga All Inclusive package. Room was small but comfortable & clean & wasn't a problem for us. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Food was buffet which was good & plentiful. Found the German guests annoying though, rude & pushing in rather than queuing like the rest of us. The scenery is stunning with beautiful villages nearby. The hotel run a shuttle bus & local buses are regular. My only moan would be that the Astarea is at the bottom of the hill & to catch a bus you have to walk to the top, it is very steep. Going in September the temperature was just right & fairly peaceful, if that's what you want.
Stayed at Hotel Astarea for 10 days at end June this year. Large very friendly Hotel in gorgeous surroundings close to the beach and with mountain views. Set in the pretty village of Mlini which gives it a lovely rural feel with pathways through wooded areas and a choice of small coves and beaches and restaurants nestling in the trees.So peaceful relaxing and pretty yet close to stunning Dubrovnik and Cavtat...hotel mini buses run an excellent service to both. Our room was comfortable and had all we needed plus a great sea view. Large pool area very comfortable with plenty of beds and a short walk to lovely beach bar right on the sea. Hotel Mlini also has a fabulous pizza restaurant by the sea. We paid extra for half board which we don't usually do but glad we did as food was varied, plentiful and good value. Great breakfast too. Staff very friendly in particular thanks to Adriana and Maro...on the front desk very friendly and helpful. Tin...our lovely waiter in the restaurant. Tomoso...pool entertainment team. Nikola such a friendly driver at the hotel. Thanks to all for a lovely holiday we will definitely be back in 2018!!
Stayed here oc t 22-29. Stayed in room 27 overlooking gardens with sea view. Room although small was very comfortable and very clean. G Food was good catering for a range of nationalities. Wine was expensive so bought from supermarket. All staff were obliging and helpful and always chatty and smiley if spoken to. We had a lovely holiday weather was good and lovely walks in area. Hotel was everything we could ask for would definitely reccommend.
We stayed at the Hotel Astarea in July this year. We stayed for a week from the 5th - 12th. Overall the hotel is very clean inside, and looked after well. Check in was quick and easy and we were given our room keys. We paid a little extra for a side sea view however wished we had just paid the extra for a full sea view as the sun set on our side meaning we could only really sit on the balcony in the sun at around 4/5pm - this didn't bother us too much as we were out and about most days and nights. On our first night we ate at the restaurant right on the sea front next to the pool which was gorgeous, the food was lovely and the waiter who served us was very friendly and helpful. We were however, shocked to find our bill came to about 600 kuna (£70!!) which we thought was quite expensive for our 4 drinks, 1 starter and a shared main platter. We went half board on our trip, and the food in the actual hotel itself was nothing exciting - breakfast was decent with a selection of eggs, bacon (occasionally), fruit, cereal, toast etc. Tea, coffee and juice was free however it wasn't on the evening. We actually only ate at the hotel 2/7 evenings as we found it often very random selections.. There was always some type of fishy dish, a spaghetti/pizza dish (the pizza was cold) and some sort of potatoes. You also have to buy your drinks on the evenings as the juice, tea and coffee machines get switched off. We noticed that a lot of the younger members of staff were more willing to help and consistently polite in comparison to the older ones. There was one older woman in particular who didn't smile once! She didn't say thank you, and we found her a little rude. A couple of mornings we went over to the Restaurant Puntižela which was about a 5/10 minute walk along the sea front, they have lovely freshly pressed orange juice and the English breakfast was gorgeous! It was also extremely affordable here and we really enjoyed the food. The Pizzeria was nice and we ate here a few times - the prices were reasonable and the pizza was good. You can also get a takeaway pizza which we also did once. One thing I will mention is that I wouldn't recommend this hotel for younger couples (I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 22) and although we were looking for somewhere slightly more reserved and quiet, it was like a ghost town in the hotel after about 9pm! One night we sat out on the balcony from about 9pm-1am and we were the only one's sat out.. Not one other couple/family sitting on their balcony which we found bizarre. Most of the staff were very kind - especially the man who does the shuttle bus from the hotel to Dubrovnik - at one point he went to get petrol and actually brought us all back lollipops and ice creams which we thought was really kind. A lot of the guests were older (50s-70s) and we found that a lot of them seemed to look down on us, as if they thought it was odd we were staying there! I think in the whole week we were there we only saw one other couple below 20s, but maybe it was just a coincidence. On our second day we went to the pool, and it was veryyyy quiet. There wasn't a pool bar either, so for the rest of the week we went onto the beach, and bought drink from the bar nearby and got plastic cups to take with us. On our last day we had a walk over to Kupari, which took us about 20 minutes and found it so interesting to see all the abandoned hotels. We were actually gutted because we found a smaller beach with music and a bar and wished we had found it earlier in the week as we would have been there every day!! We went into Dubrovnik on 2 occasions, the first time we took the water boat taxi from the harbour which was very cheap. We bought a return ticket and it only took about 15 minutes to get there. There are some lovely restaurants in Dubrovnik, we found a gorgeous little pizza place which was really cheap! I would recommend reading the menu's before going in as some overcharge as they know it's going to be so busy. Look out for Cafe Buza (or Buza Bar), you go in through a small hole in the wall and come out onto a bar canopy which has different levels on the outside of the walls which we thought was really cool! The second time we went into Dubrovnik we took the shuttle bus - which we were glad we did as it was sooo busy that night! It happened to be the first night of the opening of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and we caught the fireworks which were amazing. Entertainment wise, in the Hotel there was nothing at all really. I noticed a small entertainment team who were really friendly and always smiled and said hello every day, and they did water zumba in the pool while we were there but I think that was as far as it went. There was no night time entertainment, only a couple of singers in the restaurant. We also saw some traditional Croatian dancing which was interesting. The room was very basic, and although we had asked for a double bed if possible we were given 2 singles, which wasn't a massive problem as we just pushed them together. I'm not sure if it's every room or just ours but the air con wasn't the best - it was always very hot in the room and sometimes when coming in from outside it seemed like it was hotter in the room than outside! The men running the kayak hire stall near the harbour were very polite - they were funny and said hello every time we went past them. We hired a kayak for a half day and it was a very reasonable price, they just pushed us out and said be back by 3pm. However once we realised I was definitely no good at kayaking we went back after about only 2/3 hours and they said if we wanted to we could go again the next day for no charge. I didn't get a chance to try out the spa however I did want to as the prices seemed fairly reasonable. There is a gym too however you have to pay extra for these. We went in the piano bar on our last day and it was lovely to sit outside as the view was gorgeous. I'm glad I had read reviews before visiting as we paid the extra to be in main building - from what I understood the annexe is a small walk up a hill which we didn't fancy doing every day!! I would 100% recommend being in the main building. Overall our time at Hotel Astarea was good, but I wouldn't recommend this particular hotel for younger couples, families with young children or someone who generally wants to be somewhere that has lots going on/isn't quiet!
The hotel front is quite pretty but other areas do need attention. Lots of damaged stone stairways etc. These could be dangerous. It is a very large hotel in two sections, the "annex" is an older hotel further away through the car/ coach park. The hotel is used as a central station for many different tour companies, both Asian and European. As a result, the catering can be weird. (i.e. mixed veg and chips appeared for breakfast on several occasions). There were always many fish and meat selections, but unless they were freshly put out, they were cool and not kept hot enough. Not so many fresh cooked vegetables, unless it was breakfast. As I said "weird". Breakfast options were adequate too, but again cold eggs not very appetising. Coffee and tea is available at breakfast only, drinks including water have to be paid for at the evening meal or charged to your room bill. Drink prices are quite expensive approx. £3.40 for a small local beer 33cl, and even more for a bottle of still water 500ml. Wines were sampled by many and often left un drunk . We opted to buy our own soft drinks at the supermarket and kept them in our room. We also took our own kettle and mugs for our room. NO fridge in the room so use dried milk. There was plenty to choose from food wise, just choose wisely. Some of the staff were very helpful and seemed to enjoy helping you to have a good holiday, others had an 'off' attitude. I may have to work here but I don't have to like it. It is a large enterprise so thats what you get, The room we had in the Annex had a fantastic sea view and made up for any little niggles. One surprise was we had to ask to get clean sheets after they had not been changed by 10th day!! There are no lifts in this area so be prepared to lug yourself and luggage up many stairs. (No good for people with mobility problems), the main hotel had a good double lift system. The dining room is in the main hotel, so choose this if you can't walk far. There are slopes to reach the pool area and grounds, as well as steps. The pool area looks beautiful, but the pool is freezing despite plenty of sunshine. Plenty of comfortable sun beds and umbrellas. The access to the sea is down several levels and has large pebbles and lots of rocks. Also very cold when we stayed here. The indoor pool was the saving grace , a little bit warmer with a sunbathing terrace out side. There are some less rocky coves further down the coastal walk which was magic. So scenic and romantic. Also the path leads to the next village with a shopping area. This is where we purchased our drinks for our room. The little harbour, just 5 minutes walk on the coast path was very pretty and you can take your boat trips direct from here to Dubrovnic (the best way to arrive rather than by road). Also trips to other villages and islands can be arranged at the harbour side. A good place to visit if you are not too fussy.
We, my wife and I were staying in the Astarea mid September. We had some problem checking in because of our reservation was not transferred to the Hotel correctly. The front desk personnel could smile a bit more, it makes the day much brighter. I was lucky to get Andrea to help us and she was just the greatest: Smiles, helpful in every way. Even after check-in if we had a questions, great answers with a smile. She was just the best. The food was good and there I have to say the Manager also was very nice and always smiling. We really felt welcome. Also to our big surprise the day of my wife's Birthday, there was a cake in our room. Wonder who's idea that was. Never happen before. Also they made our table extra nice. THANKS FOR THAT. The room was nice, big and clean with a not to bad of an ocean view. The pool was great and always chairs available. Again, thanks to Andrea for all the patience she had with us.
The facilities are brilliant, outdoor and indoor pool,gymn, spa etc Rooms good and we had a brilliant sea view Food ( half board) very ordinary but hey only a three star hotel Drinks very expensive One complaint coffee in restaurant not available after evening meal had to buy it Overall good value for money
We booked two weeks at the Hotel via Saga and upgraded our accommodation to a Villa Mlini which is the subject of a separate review. We were impressed with the spacious Hotel and its facilities, and its very pleasant, scenic, and peaceful location. The Saga Reps, Dragana assisted by Tamara were friendly, and very helpful, and efficient. Dragana was particularly entertaining, especially her informative evening presentations. The two large rooms comprising the Saga lounge and the adjacent balcony from which there are fine views of the outdoor pools, coast and “Mlini” bay are superb, and the approximately 12 hours of “self service” inclusive non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks were most welcome (the pear liquer “Kruskovac” is the ideal night cap). We also appreciated the inclusive bottled water, and the house red or white wine at lunch and dinner which was only given to Saga guests, and the large, sea water indoor pool (it was a great relief NOT to be confronted with the horrible smell of chlorine). The only adverse feature was that I was infected with the usually 24 hour stomach bug which produced diarreah and sickness of Guinness Book of Records proportions (and I had NOT over indulged in the restaurant). Fortunately, my Wife was infected to a lesser extent. Many others were similarly infected to varying extents. I mentioned the foregoing to a tall, slim gentleman wearing a grey suit (who seemed to be making sure that the serving counters were “properly set up for dinner”) when he left the restaurant, as I was waiting to enter. I then suggested the installation of sanitizers before entry to the restaurant. He said, “We had them last year and nobody used them”, to which I replied, “You need to have Staff at the door of the restaurant to ensure that the sanitizers are used before entry to the restaurant is permitted”. Surely, this is essential with buffet meals, and it works effectively elsewhere. There are already so many stunning photos on the site that I don’t intend to submit any more, which much be the “first” omission from my numerous reviews.
Warning, do not book this hotel. We flew home after only one week of our 2 week paid for holiday. Both me and my husband had severe diarrhoea and vomiting at the beginning and the end of the first week of our stay. Other guests talked of experiencing the same condition. Management said it was a virus, but took no preventative action to stop it from spreading. Or was it their practise of adding the food left in the warm pans to the new food being brought from the kitchens? We didn't know which made us so ill, so we paid for another flight home. Very costly holiday.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Mlini, Hotel Astarea is a short distance from Mlini Beach and Srebreno 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 beach and also near Racic Mausoleum and Church of Our Lady of the Snow.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered 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 1082 reviews