Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hotel is just ok, a bit overpriced.Food is avarage.The waiter at looby bar told me that he don't know how to make a cafe that i have to wait other waiter??WI-fi is slow,Concierge Vlad was very helpful and friendly and he speak spanish it was easy to commuincate.
Ended up at this Hotel due to the incompetant Adriana Hotel who overbooked and forced us to stay at one of their sister hotels, one of them being Amfora. I was excited when I jumped off my ferry to find them with an Amfora sign offering to taking our bags to the hotel. That's where my excitement ended. We had a very cold unwelcome reception on check in. For such a huge hotel, we were not told anything about the island,which direction to our room, a bellboy was not arranged, we were left standing and trying to figure out where to go and orientate ourselves. The hotel is so big and massive and you are only a number. A bellboy eventually helped us to our tiny little room after he saw us struggling to find our way,which felt like a cabin on a cruise ship. That was further highlighted by the lack of space for our suitcases, poor drainage in the bathroom and the TV facing the outside which cannot be watched from sitting on the bed. There is no kettle or teacups/teabags/sugar and no complimentary bottle of water in the room. The hot water gets cold in the shower quickly. The feel of the hotel is like a permanently docked ship with too many people and no soul.This is definately not a 4 star luxury hotel as marketed,I will not stay here again,needs a facelift and some touches off class and luxury.
We had a wonderful time at Amfora It is a beautiful spot The hotel needs a little fix up in certain areas The rooms are definitely generous in size. Everyone was very helpful and friendly They are great about getting your luggage from the pier You don’t have to lift a thing. Would come back again
Location - The location of the hotel is superb, nestled around the bay just outside of the port. It is a stunning walk from the hotel along the coastline to the port area. The hotel itself is built just inland of the coastline, therefore it has brilliant views from the pool area out to the Adriatic and Pakleni Islands, which is unbelievable. Room - The room was comfortable for two of us, not sure on family rooms etc. The room had a nice balcony which was garden and tree lined, the garden also was home to a few rabbits which could be seen passing frequently. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a good monsoon shower and other usual amenities. There is also a mini fridge which does have room to put some small drinks/snacks in if necessary, which is good to have for when getting ready in the evening. Food - The buffet breakfast was great. A massive selection of cold and hot food available, and a egg station to get freshly cooked omelettes or fried eggs. There was also a lot of scrutiny on allergy free foods, there were a few sections purely dedicated to this which was good to see. The meals we had in the cascade restaurant were all very good and ideal for lunch by the pool if that is what you are looking for. Service - The service throughout our stay was impeccable. The reception staff and bar staff were very helpful and attentive at all times, and also the cascades restaurant staff who were always quick on hand for food and drinks around the pool. Pool - As mentioned above, the pool offers stunning views of the bay, with a rock like infinity edge which looks out to the sea. There was also a swim up bar and a slide from the main pool in to the shallower pool, which in all honesty was great fun. The pool is very fresh in terms of temp, but one you were in and climatised it was very nice and refreshing. The atmosphere around the pool was lively, lots of people talking amongst each other and music in the background every now and again. We did see some stag and hen groups during our stay, but none of them were at any point loud or rude to others around the pool. I would say overall Amfora is a great choice of hotel to stay in if travelling to Hvar. I would visit again purely for the pool, that’s how good it is.
Nice hotel. But it’s a long long walk to the rooms and dining area. I liked the pool area, unfortunately it was too chilly to jump into the pool or sit around the pool area for too long. . It was about 15 minutes walk to the main square from the hotel.
I would have given this hotel a 5/5 but for the stag parties that showed up. I know this is not the hotel's fault at all, it just disturbed the tranquility of the pool area for our last two days of our stay. The staff in this hotel are fantastic and so so lovely! The breakfast is great and really varied. We found our superior room with a sea view to be really lovely and a nice size. The pool area is beautiful and the bar food is very tasty. Overall, this hotel does all it can for it's guests and we were treated so well.
We stayed in this hotel for 6 days and when we booked we asked for a superior room over looking the sea, don’t bother the room was the size of a prison cell and the same size as a normal and economy room. The room had one cupboard enough for a few cloths, but NOT one single draw! We did move rooms and will come back to that later. The hotel is large and in honesty if your looking for a quiet relaxing time it’s NOT here as there were numerous stag and hen parties throughout our stay, very noisy. It is well Located to walk to the harbour, maybe a ten minute walk to all the restaurants and coffee shops. You couldn’t fault the breakfast and would be surprised if you couldn’t find something you liked. The staff were all helpful and pleasant. Back to the room, try and stay in rooms from the 4000’s which is located in a separate wing a few moments from the main hotel nice and quiet away from the stag and hen parties!
Possibly the best choice to stay in Hvar. It's good location-wise and the staff is well-trained and polite. Rooms are good although not particularly spacious. Breakfast is decent (although the coffee is barely drinkable). The only thing that really bothered me is waking up at 6.30 in the morning every day because a hotel employee was knocking on the doors of all rooms around mine to check the mini bars (!!!)
I will henceforth provide my utterly honest and unabashed review of this resort. I stayed here multiple nights recently in June. If you are a Couple in particular, and/or have a family you will likely quickly regret your choice of staying here, particularly if you chose to stay multiple nights or happened to stay during ‘drunk guy day’, which seems to happen frequently. It is not because of the wonderful Croatian hosts or management, who admittedly are trying their hardest. It is largely because of the rude, tattooed, loudmouth drunks who seemingly inhabit the cheapest rooms and suck up the most services. I will explain. Many of the rooms in this hotel have no view (facing inner island rather than Adriatic) and given that the predominant amount of rooms here are ridiculously small, you basically have to get a room with a view of the magnificent pool area and Pakleni (sp?) Islands, which are truly magical. Unfortunately, the amazing pool area is denigrated by rude, consistently obnoxious, and in my experience, “hooligans” who, by my admittedly unscientific study of determining who appeared on balconies facing the pool, inhabit the cheapest rooms, and proceed to do any number of the following: 1. Lay their towels down at the crack of dawn at the choice pool Beds (despite the pool hours clearly being listed as 9:00 AM) and then disappear for hours then sleep or god knows what. Note: This behavior bleeds into everyone, who then realize that they too have to reciprocate otherwise, they will be left sitting next to the pool toilet. (I will say that the choice beds seem to be taken by 10:30Am, shortly after breakfast service ends.) 2. Complain and abuse the hardworking staff for not bringing their beer and well drinks quickly enough. I literally witnessed patron to staff abuse over what amounted to like three dollars. 3. Play ridiculous pool games in large circles (drinks in hand) and block egress from other patrons. 4. Act loudly and obnoxiously to the point of constantly having to be told by the hardworking staff to be quiet. And this is just June. I can only imagine how horrible July and August must be. I have this advice for the Hotel, which is mostly admittedly smart and stunningly situated only a short walk from the Hvar Ferry port. This could be a world class resort if you upped your game, service, food and choice of guest-wise. If you insist on admitting loud, drunk and obnoxious guests, you will lose families and if that’s how you want it, the best of luck to you. You have a diamond property and if you market it to couples and families exclusively and liberally eject these obnoxious drunks, you will come out better for it. Once you start literally ejecting people for bad behavior, word will spread. This goes for Hvar as well. To wit, there are now signs posted everywhere in Hvar Town (proper) warning obnoxious drunks to dress appropriately, not to urinate in public and not to pass out (These signs you will see as you walk to and fro Amfora). These were not here on our prior trip a few years back. As to the Amfora property itself, again, it’s amazing, has an amazing landscaped, cascading pool, and very good breakfast service. The hotel itself is somewhat utilitarian, seemingly having been built in the Tito era, but at least our room did have some nice touches like nice bath amenities albeit the furniture layout was odd. There is also a fine lobby bar and deck, with drink and food service, which offered a nice respite from the pool shenanigans. The pool offers an upper and a lower area, the lower being for families and offering a kiddie pool, amazing waterfall, and the exit to the water slide (which is not well designed as the pitch is not appropriate to slide in the upper portion of the slide, which results in a very slow slide). It’s still a nice attraction for families, unfortunately and invariably, the drunks tend to migrate to the water slide and there is no attendant there to police entrance to the slide so everyone has to self police. I witnessed many drunk idiots going headfirst and slamming into people ahead of them, not to mention the slide exit is very shallow, so it’s clearly intended for kids, but there is no policing of who enters the slide. The pool also offers Cascades restaurant, which has really cool poolside cabanas and offers pool bed service, mainly serves lunch and drinks at the pool however is just plain, in my opinion, not good, food wise, but the service is fine I suppose and the workers try very hard. One of the servers told me that they have very high turnover year after year so the training is difficult to maintain, The rooms at the Hotel are mostly very small, so I would recommend springing for the larger rooms and definitely facing the pool. I simply wouldn’t stay here unless I had a view of the pool and ocean. An additional suggestion for the Hotel management would be to reserve choice pool seating for those having paid for nicer rooms, and to police smoking in the kiddie pool area and loud, rude, obnoxious behavior, which, as I said is sadly prevalent, mostly in the upper pool area. The Croatian people are wonderful people, but sadly, this hotel, which is stunning, seems to have attract some badly behaved individuals. I would still recommend this hotel overall because of its exquisite situation close to Hvar Town and also it’s stunning beauty and landscaping, but I’d be hard pressed to recommend families and couples to stay here. You should instead opt for a private villa. In conclusion, I deeply hope that Amfora is able to weed out the bad apples and evolve into what it deserves to be. A world class resort.
A very nice hotel with a suberb view over Adriatic sea. Excellent pool with a good restaurant with top notch service. Staff on all positions from the pick of luggage at boatarrival to reception to restaurants to cleaning were without exceptions very alert and good-humoured. Wide selection of TV news channels. Excellent breakfastbuffé. Second visit and not the last.
- Close to Hvar Fortress
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort places you next to Momo Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Franciscan Monastery and Heritage Museum. This 324-room, 4-star resort has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Hvar, the resort is connected to the convention center, and a short walk from Hvar Town Arsenal and Benedictine Monastery.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This resort is home to a buffet restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
An LCD TV comes with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets and the bathroom offers a soaking tub, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a desk.
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HRK 693.00 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.
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71.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2446 reviews