Hotel Astarea3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Overall we had an amazing 10 day holiday at asterea half board. The area is stunning and we will revisit croatia in another area. We opted to pay extra for the main building and from what we heard it is well worth it. The staff are overall very friendly and the grounds are well kept. The room is small, but nice and modern. we had a child free place and when we said the room is not suited for three people we were told well you didn't pay for the child. A families room in the annex had electrics hanging out and the glass shower screen shattered while in there. Another family had no working air con for three days in 35 degree heat. There is no reason the annex shouldn't be up to standard as the rest of the hotel as it is part of a chain of others which are better kept. It is unfair that guests staying here are given second rate accomodation. Go for the main building if you can. Most of the restaurants in the area are owned by dubrovnik Riviera hotels BUT it's a price fix meaning you will be paying high prices everywhere. No childrens menu or small portions offered either so you end up paying for a full price dish for them. The food is as good as any other hotel like it a good choice. The grounds are immaculately kept with two lovely outdoor pools and an older indoor pool. And gym. The entertainment team ruin the outdoor area they constantly blaze awful music from a horrible speaker and it is just too much. It's impossible to get a sunbed they put a sign up saying unused beds after 45 minutes will be removed of towels but no-one implemented it so a pointless effort there. And the sun beds on the "private" beach come at a high cost to use they fail to mention it's not private to the hotel. The best beach with well priced food and drink is kupari. Looking around the abandoned hotels is fascinating but wear solid shoes as there is a lot of broken glass. Water taxis are available to the islands and dubrovnik. They run a great well priced shuttle bus to dubrovnik and cavtat but when I dared to ask for a child seat the man was extremely rude. Huffing at me saying I should of asked earlier, i thought well when I booked it and booked for a three year old does that not count?!. Wouldn't help me put it in making me feel very uncomfortable as I couldn't figure it out. It's incidences like this that bring a hotel down.
We chose to stay at the Astarea Hotel, because we wanted to be near (but not in) Dubrovnik for a few days. The hotel is very large and has very good amenities - private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, piano bar, on-site restaurants, a fitness room, and a cosmetic center. It is a very large hotel, probably built in the 1980s. The room we had was in the main building (we had read poor reviews of the 'annex'). I'd rate the room at 6/10 - twin beds rather than matrimonial, carpets that should be changed out for tiles or wooden floors, room service that only tidied the room and changed towels, but did not clean the bathroom. The balcony is great. Restaurants range from high end to close-to fast food - our favorite was the pizzeria. Views from the room, the bars, restaurants, pools, and beach are amazing! Mlini is a small town with boat service to Dubrovnik, nearby islands and the Cavtat peninsula. Beautiful views and peaceful. A highlight is a classical guitarist, Tomislav Zerovnik, who performs twice per week in a small chapel dedicated to St. Rocco (Sv. Roko). The night we attended, my wife and I had a private concert by this master of the guitar. All in all, the Astarea Hotel is a good and relaxing place to stay.
The mixed reviews, however, overall can't fault the place. Food- a good choice for both breakfast and evening meal. Some of it could've been a tad warmer but overall good quality bearing in mind the hotel rating and the number of people they have to cater for. Fruit, fry up and continental for breakfast, generally a choice of pork, beef, chicken and fish dishes in the evening. If it's chips nuggets and beans you're looking for go somewhere else. Sun beds- never an issue as I'm usually up early, usually got down 8:30-9:00 but even at 10 there were normally a few available although randomly no umbrellas till 10:00? Not a problem for me but if you have young kids could be. Drinks- agree water at the table should be free, other than that prices not excessive £3.50 a pint in the beach bar (paid up to £6 - 50 Kuna in Dubrovnik) . Can only get bottles in the hotel, 25 Kuna (£3) in the piano bar. Beach bar a great place for lunch, main with 2-3 drinks each for 4 of us usually came to about 500 Kuna (£60) - minor niggle beer could have been colder, but that said the location and ambient music makes for a great place to chill. Remember to charge the bill to your room as you get a 10% discount. Rooms, adequate size for a couple, room 130 side sea view in main building that we had was in good nick, shower room rather than bath room but more than adequate. Friends room 142 was smaller. Air con in our room was a little asthmatic so we just left it on full blast all day. Tip - put drinks on top to cool them down. Top tips - Ask for a safe key, they're free but if you don't ask you don't get. Use the water taxis for your first visits to Cavtat/Dubrovnik as it's a great experience, especially going into Dubrovnik harbour. After that use Uber much cheaper, £20 return for 4 people to Dubrovnik ( 400 Kuna by boat £50), £15 return to Cavtat (320Kuna by boat £40). Dubrovnik, find out when the cruise ships are in and avoid those days as the place will be heaving or visit after 5pm when they've gone back to the ship, it's also much cooler and a more pleasant experience when exploring the back streets and walking the walls Despite rumours to the contrary you can drink the tap water in the hotel, the 4 of us did for 2 weeks with no ill effects. If you're prepared to drive take the coast road north of Dubrovnik to Ston, it's beautiful. Mali Ston for oysters and Prapratno for a child friendly sandy beach. Take food as only drinks available on the beach. Visit Kotor in Montenegro, lovely walled city, great little bars and restaurants - be aware took us 4 hours to cross the border though! Don't bother with Mostar in Bosnia, although the bridge itself is great to see it's massively over commercialised and the rest of the place looks like a run down industrial estate. If you plan to swim in the sea either buy surf shoes (£10 from the hotel shop) as it rocky/shingle on the beach or go in near the Mlini pizza place that belongs to the hotel, there's a ladder onto a largely sandy bit. Overall a really relaxing place to be and I would happily recommend the hotel to anyone.
Awful first impression- unfriendly reception staff who did not provide any information other than check in is after 2pm; just what you want when arriving for a holiday, sweltering sitting around the hotel for four hours! Attempted to check in later only to be told we'd have to wait longer. Not a good first visit and the blaring poolside music is not what we were led to believe would be a relaxing experience here.
hotel is on the beach, with beautiful pool. Main problem is that hotel is full, completely full all the time i guess, so it's mission impossible to get chair and sunshade on the pool. You can get it on the beach, few meters away, but you must pay it even if you are guest of hotel. Breakfast is very nice, but again problem is getting free table - not enough stuff to clean tables, so better do it by yourselves. Rooms are old, furniture old, but hotel has wonderful view from balcony. Hotel is clean, stuff in lobby very professional. The worst part is restaurant (beach bar) on the beach. Ufff you'll wait and wait even if there are no guests. It's BINGO if waiter will bring you what you order it.
Stayed at Hotel Astarea in July. Hotel was a good standard 3*. We had the half board option which was very similar to other hotels. Shame that there was no "local" food available as part of the buffet. Drinks were very expensive, and it seemed unfair to not allow tap water to be served. Used the shuttle service twice to travel to Dubrovinik. Whilst this was quite expensive and there were limited times, the minibus was prompt at leaving and returning. The sea by the hotel was fantastic - clear blue and fish could be seen. Do note that the beaches are pebbled, so purchasing jelly shoes is a must. Room was fine, though the bathroom was a little compact. No fridge in the room, though there was clearly evidence of one having been available before. Removed to encourage purchase of hotel beverages I assume. The location just 20 minutes outside Dubrovnik was perfect. I would happily return.
I have recently returned from a holiday stay at the Hotel Astarea and had a lovely relaxing time which was made all the more enjoyable as the restaurant management ensured that my diet requirements were met. I follow a coeliac diet and it was very much appreciated that the chef took the time to indicate to me foods/dinners that were suitable and even went out of her way to prepare lovely surprising meals for me. I just wish to thank everyone for making the holiday extra special.
Hotel in general was nice. Room was perfectly adequate for the two of us though the bathroom was rather compact. Had hoped for a better view to sit out on the balcony & watch the world go by but hey-ho. Didn't really have much to do with reception but they were always courteous. Piano bar & restaurant staff were lovely & a credit to the hotel. The entertainment team & programme weren't great, very repetitive. Evening entertainment consisted of one man & his guitar & a few "rock & movie" quizzes where you were awarded points even if you shouted out the wrong answer. Pool & surrounding area are well kept. Didn't run the sunbed gauntlet in the morning, preferring to take a stroll down late morning/early afternoon & we always found a couple of beds. Food was fine. Plenty of choice at breakfast. Dinner could be more of a hit or miss but that was down to personal preference. There was always plenty to chose from & if you were totally fussy there was always pizza :D The goulash was really nice & so were the roast potatoes, I could have eaten that every day! We were after a quiet getaway &, dare I say it, Mlini beautiful as it is might have been too quiet. Perfect base for getting to Dubrovnik though, we used the hotel shuttle taxi a few times & would recommend.
Recently stayed in Hotel Astarea in Mlini. It is in a beautiful setting right on the sea front in beautiful Mlini. The hotel itself is spotlessly clean with good facilities. The pool area is nice and overlooks the sea. The hotel buffet is pretty standard fare but there is more variety to be had at the Oleandar Restaurant or the Konoba Astarea which are both part of the complex and are very good. Mlini is a lovely resort only 10 km from the airport and 10 km from Dubrovnik. There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to Dubbrovnik costing about 9 euro return or the local bus which runs every hour cost about €4 return. One downside of this hotel is that the bedrooms are very small.
Mlini is a cute little town on the Croatian Coast, and Hotel Astarea is perfectly located at one end of the town and beach. There are advantages and disadvantages to the hotel. Advantages: - Great location - Good services (gym, spa, restaurants, small shop, possibility to book tours from the reception etc.) - Very good (recently renovated) bathroom in our room - A convenient system of being able to sign your expenses to your room at several restaurants, not necessarily on the hotel grounds, but this (strangely enough) does not include the small shop in the hotel. Disadvantages: - Rooms need an update - The general feel of the hotel is a bit run down - The breakfast buffet is well stocked but logistics are absolute madness when too many guests want to eat at once. - Guests "reserve" sunbeds at the pool early in the morning and only return to claim them after breakfast.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Mlini, Hotel Astarea is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as 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 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 980 reviews