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Hotel Croatia

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were very lucky and had a suite overlooking the Adriatic. Very helpful staff, spotlessly clean and an excellent breakfast. The grounds are beautiful and there is a "beach" area very close by. No sand, but plenty of sunbeds. A very pleasant stroll in to Hvar where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Recommended

This hotel was a little difficult to find and initially it seemed very far from town. Hint--make a sharp right to pull into the property once you see the sign. The road is very narrow and steep if you miss the driveway. We paid extra (20 euro) to move to a balcony room with a view. Nice! We were pleasantly surprised that it is a quick (~ 15 min) and easy walk into town--about the same as it takes to drive! You use the pedestrian path that the hotel can point out that omits the twists and turns of the road. Breakfast was great with many wonderful choices. The "hot tub" was not hot, but we didn't really have time for a soak anyway. Also, beware on weekends as Hvar city is a popular spot for weddings and concerts. The band music travels up to the hotel very clearly. Fine for the first bit, but too much at 2:00... Not the hotels fault, but something for you to consider when you book your dates...

Very beautiful hotel, just by the beach and Hula Hula bar. Very clean and confortable. Nice breakfast and a staff ready to support you in any case. It actually seems chip for what it is. Indeed beyond my expectations. I recommend to anyone:)

We came to Hotel Croatia hoping for availability after our VRBO up the street was uninhabitable for our family of 5 plus my parents. The staff was so accommodating and we got 3 beautiful rooms with balconies - what a view! Upon returning to the US, we realized my son left his beloved stuffed bear behind. The hotel not only set it aside, but shipped it 6,000 miles back home. Amazing & friendly customer service. We can't thank them enough for making our stay on Hvar the highlight of our Croatian trip!

There are two positives: the location in front of the beach and the gardens. Everything else was bad. Do not believe the good reviews or the "tres chic" of the Routard guide. The hotel is outdated for its price. We got two rooms, one room with the "ocean view" (and priced accordingly) meant seeing a bit of ocean through the trees (this should be sold as a garden view). The room was large and modern but the bed was terrible: it was squeaky and had cheap pillows and sheets. Also we were put in room 001 which meant having a toilet in front of the room that we could hear flushing everytime someone went. Things did not improve when we had to move to a "garden view". The room belonged to a 2 star hotel. The bathroom was super outdated with a mini shower and old and a rusty sink. A TV from 10 years ago and two double beds joined instead of the double bed. Also, we are pretty sure that the hotel has never invested in buying new sheets. It is awful. Every detail shows that the staff doesn't care about keeping a good hotel. Even the simple things as keeping the pictures that are hanging straight or a nice welcome in the reception are mishandled. The receptionist was almost impossible to find. We also did not like the email asking us to review the hotel with a perfect score. It's good (and necessary) that they ask for feedback but that is just another sloppy thing to do. Overall, the hotel has a lot of potential if the owners decide to improve it. Until then, avoid it.

This hotel is in a fabulous location in its own grounds that go right down to the promenade. From the outside it looks grand and first impressions are "wow". Then you go inside and reality kicks in. We had booked a room with a balcony for 3 nights but were given a suite with no balcony. As we wanted the balcony I asked to change rooms and was told we couldn't as they had none available for the 3 nights were there. Then the receptionist called management and hey Presto we are given a new room with balcony. No complaints there. The room was clean and tidy as was the bathroom but on first use of the shower you realise that it's bordering on lethal. The bath had no flat base, it was literally a half round trough, and the shower was fixed halfway along pointing away from the wall. Impossible to stand up and no hand rails to help. My wife refused to use it again as she was so concerned about falling. Having seen 2 rooms, both were similar. The bathrooms need complete refit sometime very soon! Others have noted that you cannot adjust the room a/C units yourself, you have to ask reception to change the set point for you. How weird and unnecessary is that? Breakfast was one of the worst we had in all Croatia. There was a dispenser giving what it had marked as orange juice but it was flavoured water. The cooked food was luke warm and unappealing and there was hardly any fresh fruit or bakery items for those wanting this option. On our third morning there was even less choice and what bread there was tasted stale. Only grapes were on the fruit counter in large bunches so everyone was handling everyone else's breakfast! I should add that we skipped breakfast on our second morning as it is not served until 8 and we had a ferry to catch. Everywhere else we stayed started breakfast at 7. Security was also a concern. We were told to hand in our keys when we left the hotel so we did so. When we returned at about 9pm after a full day out our key, along with everyone else's was on the reception desk with nobody present to supervise. Anyone could have access to anyone else's room while they are out. Dreadful. By Hvar standards this is a cheap hotel. When you stay there you will understand why. This hotel has the potential to be really first class so come on management, stop criticising the guests and invest in your future.

This hotel is really cute, and in a great location and in a great setting. But the first room we had had a bed that was so squeaky I ended up on the couch half way through the night so my partner and I could both sleep. We booked a two night stay and were asked to change rooms after the first night for some reason. Although because of the bed situation we didn't mind. Wifi is so slow and intermittent as to practically be useless. The manager claimed it was like that throughout the island, but when we changed hotel locations down the road, we had perfectly good Wi-Fi access. The Jacuzzi seemed to be non-operational, but we didn't ask about it. The buttons are so worn off you cannot see the labels to operate it yourself. So, all in all it was quiet and quaint but not without flaws.

Great place to stay, good price for what you get. Very nice breakfast. I booked a sea view room with a small two seat balcony. Lush landscaping. and nice front desk service. At bottom of stairs is a nice beach with lounges and umbrellas (about 130kn for both or a plastic lounge for 40-50) About a 10-15 minute walk to old town, lots of food options along the way and the hotel has a excellent restaurant.

Rude staff tried to put me in a room that smelled of mildew. When I complained they tried to tell me I had to keep this room as I had booked a flexible room for my $200 per night. I told them to check me out and surprise they found me another room. But they made me change rooms each day . One room no towels dirty bathroom with bugs and a broken window, another room with broken shades so light came streaming in at dawn , and a third room with a rock hard bed. The jacuzzi was broken the staff was rude and the breakfast was terrible. The hotel ruined my trip to Hvar I will never go back and will tell anyone I can to stay far away.

This was our second stay at the Hotel Croatia. It's a beautiful 1930s hotel, and you really do expect to see Hercule Poirot coming round the corner in his white suit.... Why did we go back? The staff are fantastic, the location is second to none - just two minutes' walk from a little pebbly beach - and there is a wonderful jacuzzi (not to mention gym and other facilities). We dined in-house twice, and had great food and service. If you sense a "but", you are right, which is that the bathrooms could do with an update - they must have been installed in the 1980s, and are a bit tired. However, everything was spotlessly clean.

Vlade Avelinija 7 Hvar

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Hvar Fortress
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

Located in Hvar Island, Hotel Croatia is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Port of Hvar and Franciscan Monastery and Heritage Museum. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like a marina and a private beach. Hvar Loggia and Hvar Town Arsenal are a short walk away.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Hotel Croatia's 28 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free minibar items, portable fans, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Renovated in 2013, Hotel Croatia offers a marina, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HRK 600 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, Balcony, Sea View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room, Balcony, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 181 reviews