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Sol Aurora - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Went to the sol aurora last week with shearings, very nice hotel immaculately clean and well located. The included drinks were a bit variable but you could always find something to suit. The food was very good especially the BBQ evening, only issue was the lack of lunch on the final day was not supposed to be included but we did manage to get something. Could do with a kettle in the room to push it forward a little bit. Great Holiday and we met some very nice people Tony Brixham

Stayed here for a senior tennis team event with fellow team members. I thought the price was good. The location, good food was good, cthe rooms were clean and the hotel was close to the tennis events. The only down side was the Wi-Fi a little spotty in the rooms but fine in the common areas. Would stay here again.

I booked this through and asked for a ground floor room, I wasn't expecting a sea view. The room was lovely, clean and the balcony had steps down to the pool area and sea. Breakfast was lovely

Splendid place to visit. All food was served warm and plenty of choice for all tastes. Read some reviews that said this wasn't the case but 100% disagree. Breakfast even served green beans (strange but true). I will say no more as if you are like me you make your own mind up. Soup to steak. 2 minute amble to the seafront. Shuttle type bus to the main town of UMAG. Bar served a decent lager on draught and a nice gin so I was very happy. Would definitely re visit.

Do not book this hotel in September if you are booking to avoid the school holidays and minimise the number of children in the hotel. Unfortunately, there was a children's international tennis tournament on while we were here, which meant that the hotel was overrun with children, being noisy and banging on doors. Security had to intervene on several occasions. The entertainment was also given over to a children's disco party, with no entertainment organised for adults. Not what we expected when we booked. The hotel is located remotely which means that there is either an hour long walk into Umag or a short road train ride. There are also bikes available. However, none are really practical during stormy weather which is also what we experienced (thunderstorms/heavy rain 8 out of the 10 days). The entertainment in the hotel is of an average standard and feels like a musical time warp with very little past the 70's. When the hotel is relatively full expect to have difficulty finding a table between 7.00-8.00pm. If you are lucky enough to get a table expect long queues at the buffet. The breakfast buffet offers a strange mixture including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and rice pudding. However, there was sufficient choice to find something for breakfast. The hotel does have a small shop and offers Thai massage (at an extra cost). There is also a small games room (also at an extra cost per game). Be aware that 'all inclusive' is very limited and that there is also a 'gold all inclusive' option with reserved seating in the restaurant and a better selection of drinks. We were not made aware of this when booking through Thompsons and it appeared to be mainly non-UK guests who had the 'gold' wrist bands. The pool area did have plenty of spare beds, however, this was due to the poor weather we experienced. We were impressed with how clean Croatia is and this was also reflected in the hotel. As the hotel is in a remote location be prepared to either hire a car, to explore the area, or book plenty of trips, especially if the weather is poor and bike rides or walks are impractical.

This hotel was the best priced all inclusive one we could find in Croatia. It is in very good location close to the sea - the swimming was very good. The staff were generally very friendly and helpful and the hotel was comfortable and well appointed. It truly was all inclusive and offered a good variety of drinks and nice coffee all day until late in the night. The restaurant food was plentiful but a little uninspired and to be honest rather boring. This is perhaps typical for hotels trying to cater for numerous nationalities. On several nights there was live music which we enjoyed. We had booked a basic double room with balcony but were very disappointed with it's location. It was situated behind the kitchen and services area which meant that you could not sit on the balcony without smelling the kitchen cooking. There was also the constant sound of either a generator or extractor fans. What was worse was on the first morning at around 6 a.m. a stream of trucks arrived making deliveries or removing rubbish - it was extremely noisy and went on for hours. We asked at reception for a better room which they provided but we had to pay a supplement. Beware when booking to check the location of the room. « Show less

What a lovely hotel, beautiful surroundings. Very friendly staff and service great. Food good and tasty with a variety of dishes. My friends and I are here at the moment and enjoying it all despite the weather. The only thing I would say the hotel is lacking is entertainment. There are thunderstorms outside so we can't get outside and that is fine but it would be better if the hotel could provide entertainment for those rainy days indoors. In the evening the entertainment is inside a little room which seats about 70 people but the hotel has about 500 guests. It would be lovely if the main bar area had music playing throughout the day and night so you had something other than just people sitting around chatting to help with entertainment. Over all it is lovely and a really nice place to stay its just that lack of entertainment that lets them down. As there is no indoor pool you can walk across to another hotel and pay to use their indoor pool which is fine for us but not fair if you have children. So in this weather everyone is just sitting around indoors. Not quite the holiday I was planning for. If entertainment was sorted for rainy days then I would highly recommend this place.

I returned a few days from Sol Aurora Umag.I've seen an earlier review, I think you are a subjective one.People really do their job at Sol Aurora, everything was great. Cleanliness, order and especially smiling people.The room where I stood (265) overlooking the entrance was very quiet.Cleaning was done daily without feeling, changing towels, etc.In terms of food, the assortment was different and did not happen again every day.The beach is really made of cement, but so are most of the beaches in Croatia.The entertainment was pretty well organized because families with children were predominant. Thanks to Sol Aurora for superb holiday

After reading some of the previous reviews, I was unsure of what to expect, but as a couple in our early 30's we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and stay in the Sol Aurora. The hotel is part of a complex formed with several other hotels along the coast. You do have the option to dine out in two of the other hotels for one evening through your stay, we didn't do this but it was available through our tour operator. The hotel room was ideal for what we needed. It was spacious enough, plenty of wardrobe space and was cleaned daily. We never saw any of the housekeeping staff, but towels were exchanged daily, although one day they did give us hand towels as oppose to full sized bath towels, beds were made up. We had a room on the third floor at the front of the hotel. We had no issues with noise from outside or connecting rooms, however I will sleep through any thing! The all inclusive wasn't as great as I have experienced at other hotels, we ate lunch at the hotel daily, but did choose to eat out in the evenings. I think a more varying choice in all inclusive drinks would be a bonus but I still found some thing to drink. There are several restaurants within walking distance, each we found reasonably priced and of a good quality. Both myself and my partner had a birthday during our week stay, and the hotel management very nicely put a bottle of sparkling wine and a note in our room for each one, which was a nice touch. The hotel was situated in a nice area on the 'beach'. There isn't actually any sand, and its very rocky, so would advise buying some shoes for the water which can be purchased in the town for approx. £8, they were a blessing when wanting to go for a swim. We also hired a car for two days, again cheap enough to do, our tour operator arranged this for us in the hotel. We took a day trip ourselves to Lake Bled in Slovenia, worked out cheaper than paying for both of us to go through the tour operator and meant we could go at our own pace. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return to Croatia again, not sure if this hotel has the option to stay without being all inclusive as we wouldn't choose that option again but I wouldn't hesitate to return either way.

From all Sol hotel's in Umag this one is the worst. It's way to expensive for the service they offer. Isolation is bad you hear everything so be prepared to wake up earlier than you wanted. Food is average every one can find something to eat but nothing will make you say mmmm it was delicious. One great thing about this hotel is the location.

Katoro 18 Umag

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Sol Aurora - All Inclusive places you within a short walk of Katoro Beach and within a mile (2 km) of ATP Stella Maris Stadium. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also near ACI Marina Umag and Umag Beach.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


All air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Sol Aurora - All Inclusive have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and offer sightseeing advice. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a free kid's club and a terrace.

Room options

French Bed Room Single Use

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Twin Room, Balcony

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Premium Double Room, Sea Facing

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room Single Use, Balcony

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 412 reviews