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SENTIDO Bluesun Berulia

4.0 out of 5.0

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We visited this hotel in August 2017, couldn't fault it whatsoever, we were presented with a glass of champagne, nice touch after travelling, the food was amazing everyday, stunning scenery, staff was fantastic and very helpful, in fact I loved it that much, I am definitely going back next year, not something I do normally, as I love to see different places.

We stayed for a week in the last week of August. The hotel is very clean and the food is amazing. All of the hotel reception staff are very friendly. The hotel is nice and peaceful with amazing views of the Sunset every evening. The main restaurant is very clean and the selection and quality of food is exceptional. We had one night at the a la carte restaurant but the food and service was not a patch on the buffet. The two pools were very nice the beds were close together and an irritation was of everyone putting towels down but not returning until late morning, so beds were limited although we were always able to get three together. I wish the hotel would restrict this practice. Rooms are cleaned every day but we very rarely had clean towels left for some reason. We had a fabulous holiday and would not hesitate to recommend to anybody.

We visited Bluesun Berulia at the end of August 2017. And we have very positive memories. Croatia is amazing place! Highly recommend to anyone. Though there are few things to be prepared for in advance. HOTEL Positives: • New and renovated, very clean Scandinavian style • Stuff is very friendly and happy, starting from a smiley lady cleaning your room and manager at the reception. • Food is amazing and very reach. Every day something new and very tasty! You can get anything you wish for! • Every day you can get fresh towels for the beach (additionally to the ones you have in the room) • Sunbeds are free at the pool. • Two separated pools: one for kids and their parents and one for adults. Everybody happy. • Territory is green and very clean. • Beach near the hotel was not so overcrowded as local open beach. Negatives: • Sunbeds and umbrella on the beach cost a fortune. Sunbeds: 40 kuns, which is 5,3 EUR per person. Umbrella: 30 kuns, which is 4 eur. So count every day : 5,3x2 + 4 = 14,6 EUR for 2 people. If you stay 1 week, you should reserve 100 eur extra for the beach facilities. Many people prefer not to take sunbeds and plainly sunbath on the ground, which is allowed. • Tjareborg (though we love you) charges too much for the local tours. For example day boat trip to the island without lunch costed about EUR 70,00. It meant only transfer to the island with beautiful beach where you hang out by yourself without a guide or food. You can buys from local tour agencies or boat owners same trip with food for about EUR 40,00. • Young staff may not know everything. Look for more experienced/older personnel if you have a question. • You can get to the beach only by taking stairs with 114 steps. My 73-year-old mother counted. So if you have difficulties walking/climbing it may be challenging. • If you get the standard room, you may not have a proper balcony. It’s just a French balcony. So you end up without a place where you can dry your bathing suites and clothes. We noticed people hanged their wet stuff in the corridor on the handrail. • If you have all inclusive, you should get free water bottles for your room at the bar. It is not delivered to your room so you need to take care about this by yourself. You can’t drink tap water. PLACE (Brela – Baska Voda) Positives: • Locals in the shops/agencies are kindest and friendliest. They will happily chat to you, but will not push you buy anything or annoy you in any way. Happy people in general. • There is a long walking path next to the sea shore. It stretches between the towns and very beautiful to walk. • Food options are amazing. On every corner you can find anything starting from pancakes and ice-cream, pizzas and fish&chips, and ending with exclusive fish restaurants. Anything for every budget and taste. • Bars, which can also serve food, are placed along the sea shore during the evening and night. Basically they clean the beach from sunbeds and place tables with candles and nice decoration making bars and restaurants every day. You can enjoy your beer /wine/cocktail or dinner in half a meter from the sea. • Music is everywhere, but not over the limit. It’s very enjoyable to walk in the evening. • Very safe. I haven’t seen any policemen or witnessed any accident. Locals love their place and protective about it. You can feel that they care about image of natural/beautiful/safe place. • Children will have a blast! Big creative playgrounds are everywhere. • Water is very clean. Best place for snorkeling ! • Money exchange and ATMs are almost everywhere. If not, cards are quite acceptable. • Friday market in Baska Voda is must visited! A lot of natural goodies (natural oils for skin treatment, essential oils, dry lavender), olive oil, meat and cheese from local farmers, liquors with testing. And of cause local band singing anything starting from traditional Croatian songs and ending with “Despacito”. You just can’t pass by without having a great time! • Supermarkets can offer anything you need. Local farmers sell fresh fruits and veggies on the market and here and there on the streets. • There are hiking and mountain-biking trails in the mountain. Mostly easy and moderate ones. You can get the maps with them at local history museum in Baska Voda, which is free to entry by the way. • You can easily rent bicycles, SUBs, bouts, cars. • A lot of activities: day tours to the islands (private and on big boats), trips to Dubrovnik, wine testing, rafting, kayaking. Negatives: • Quite difficult to park the car, bc streets are very narrow • Hilly landscape, so prepare walk a lot of stairs. • Water is surprisingly cold even in August. We read it’s bc of some underwater flows. • Open beach is always overcrowded. Come in time to get a good spot.

Situated roughly 90 minutes drive from Split this hotel is surrounded by stunning scenery and offers fantastic views of the sea, the islands and the surrounding mountains. Our room was on the side of the hotel so we didn't have a full sea view but it didn't bother us as we could still see the mountains and we also had the sun set every evening from our balcony (you can pay more for a "better view" but in my opinion our view was excellent). The rooms were kept clean and tidied every day by the team of housekeeping staff who were all very nice and friendly. Overall the staff at the hotel are lovely and they really added to the holiday. We spent a lot of time by the two pools. I could have stayed in the infinity pool all day, it's relaxing and you don't tire from the views, it also helped keep us cool when the sun was at its hottest! The other pool available is just as nice and we spent time in their too! We didn't have any problems with sun beds and I know staff would happily help to find you one if it was a particularly busy day. What really annoyed me was the people that get their towels down at 9am and then don't actually come to the sun beds until 5pm, I know this probably happens at every resort but maybe it should be an unspoken rule that if you don't turn up within 2 hours your towels and swimwear will be disappearing. It really isn't fair on others! Throughout the day the waiting staff happily brought drinks out to us. We paid for all inclusive which was definitely the way forward for us. The food at the restaurant is flawless at every meal time and I believe there is something for everyone, we were very happy with this. The only negatives: When booking we were aware that you could have a room with your own private swim up pool. This sounded great but the cost was exceptionally more. On seeing the pools our opinions were that they firstly weren't very private, anyone can have a nose when they are walking past. Secondly they are shared with maybe 5 or more other rooms? It just didn't look that appealing and if I'd paid hundreds of pounds more I'd have been disappointed. On the other hand, if money isn't an issue then why not treat yourself to your own little pool literally on your doorstep. The hotel is child friendly but apart from the swimming pools there doesn't seem like much for them to do which inevitably ends in them becoming loud and sometimes disruptive around the otherwise calm pool areas. The mini disco for the children is on most nights and I think its great that the entertainers and the hotel provide this (the entertainers were superb and they were really interactive with the children) however it is the same repetitive music being played loudly most nights and it is quite annoying that you can hear this whether you are in the bar or restaurant areas. If you want a relaxing stay with a partner or friends then I would recommend this place 100%. If you have children that need occupying and that want to do hundreds of activities then maybe this isn't the place for you but it really depends what you want from a holiday. There are activities out of the resort such as day trips and boat rides, jet skiing and parasailing etc We loved this resort and had an amazing holiday. We leave tomorrow so have decided to treat ourselves to some time in the spa!

Renovated in 2017, we arrived at the Berulia at the end of July and into a fantastic hotel. In our view, this is a 4 star pushing for a 5 star. Most of the hotel appears brand new; from the rooms and fittings, to the sunbeds, parasols, the reception area (which is large), the dining area, the walkways and even the high chairs! (I travelled with my wife and 2yr old daughter). NB It's worth noting that the majority of the reviews will be prior to the renovation. The rooms are cleaned daily and kept to a high standard - the bedding (inc our daughters cot bed) was changed each day. There were only infant cots available, not toddler cots. Early teething issue with the hotel, but they resolved it the same day and sourced one. ( The hotel is just in Brela but closer to Baska Voda which is slightly bigger and slightly more commercial. Worth a visit especially Del Posto restaurant (see other review). We did try to book a Taxi from the hotel reception but the hotel taxi driver hung up on the receptionist! She was a bit shocked too. We ended up walking in to Baska Voda (a brisk 5 minute walk, or 15mins with a 2yr old). Unfortunately we found the taxis very difficult to find or expensive. We ended up booking a taxi back through the restaurant and we were charged 80 kuna (about £10) on the meter for a very short trip. The rep warned us that we should pay 60 Kuna max, but with a tired daughter we paid the extra few quid. Didn't break the bank but worth checking in advance. There are two swimming pools: a large infinity pool and a smaller pool. Both are excellent and well maintained. Most days we had a sun lounger but towards the end of our stay it got busier and it was difficult to find them later in the morning. But at this point, out came the hotel staff in unison, who sourced additional sunbeds and arranged them so everyone had a lounger. A nice touch and good attention to details. The staff are a credit to the hotel. Polite, courteous and there is a culture of customer service that pervades throughout. This includes waiters, cleaners, receptionists, chefs, entertainment - everyone. Top marks. The food was outstanding - both variety and quality. Normally two chefs cooking different foods, little entree style dishes to try and a large selection of food on offer include salads and hot food. My wife can be a fussy eater and we spent 10 days without a grumble (which is unusual). The food was excellent. Like all 4 star hotels and above they like to take drinks orders during the meal. As a guide, a bottle of wine was around 200 kuna or £25, a large beer 30 kuna or £3.80 and large water about the same. Not cheap, but reasonable. (There's a photo of the sunset from the alfresco restaurant- which is pretty special). Only issue here was the breakfast tea - there was no English tea, only a large selection of herbal and green tea. One home comfort that would be appreciated! We stayed in superior room 424 with a sea view that was outstanding. (1 photo attached is from our room). The sofa at the end with a table, and modern shower, toilet and very large mirror. High quality. There is also the option of having a room with a 'swim up to room' option. We looked at these in resort but we didn't believe the extra cost (which is significant) was worth the upgrade. The pool is a long infinity pool shared with the other 9 or 10 rooms, so your 'patch' is neither large nor private. The rooms appeared to be the same size as other rooms and the view is no better than the large infinity pool open to all. That's just our opinion though. The kids entertainment were excellent. Really good with our daughter and the mini disco was good although no there were no English songs, which is fine - It is a multi national hotel which we enjoyed. There was some entertainment in the evening such as a band and fire shows which were good. The beaches are all pebble beaches, which is different but quite nice. Not having sand everywhere is a bonus and our daughter enjoyed moving the pebbles around. I'd recommend the fabric shoes that keen the feet enclosed. My mother in law recommended them (before we travelled) and I thought hey were a waste of money. We bought some in Baska Voda on the first day for £6 (you were right Eileen). The waters really are beautiful and crystal clear, and the sunsets are fantastic. An important point to note is that if you don't like steps, this hotel is not for you. The price of the fantastic view on the hillside are numerous steps to get to the pool and more to get to the beach. It doesn't take long; it takes less than a minute to get to the beach - you can see the beach from the hotel, but there are maybe 50 or 60 steps to the beach. We knew this when we booked and enjoyed the exercise (most days!) but worth noting. A short walk along the beach was a great relaxed beach bar. At night there are deck chairs and lights, very pretty, and great view of Baska Voda and back along the other way past Brela. Lots of different drinks and the price of beer was 22 Kuna. All in all, I would rate this hotel 9 out of 10. Some teething issues as you would expect after renovation but the quality of the hotel and the customer service was high. We would recommend and would certainly return for another visit.

Excellent hotel, kind staff, great food and the most beautiful beaches. I will come to Brela again because of beauty of nature, pine forest, funny squirrels, the sound of crickets and , finally, Sentido Bluesun Berulia.

The perfect hotel for all, this brand new Sentido ticks all the boxes. Fabulous food, superb service, friendly faces, Fantastic facilities located directly on the beach. Rooms are bright all modern with new beds, bathrooms, flat screen TV's, minibar, safe, furnished to a 5 star standard. The restaurant is great with an outdoor terrace with room for all. The new infinity pool is one of its best features, great for everyone including those lane swimmers. There is also a brand new wellness centre, tapas bar and chill out terrace. You will love it like I did :)

Beautiful hotel and hugely helpful and friendly staff. Recently refurbished and not fully booked but I am sure they will cope when it is full. Rooms with a stunning view out to sea and two lovely swimming pools.

I stayed as part of a group tour for three nights. Had a good size twin room with a balcony and a partial sea view. Bed pretty comfortable. Reasonably clean. Fairly decent shower room and shower was very good once I had learned to use it but towels had seen better days and there was nowhere to hang towels and the towel rack was so high I could barely reach it. The hairdryer was dreadful - it had hardly any power. I was on half board and food was pretty good except the toaster didn't work for two days and, when it finally did, was useless. The cooked food at breakfast didn't look particularly appetising but everything else was fine. A good selection for dinner although the food wasn't always topped up very quickly. A good base to explore the surrounding area but there didn't appear to be anything much in Brela itself. A few niggles with hotel but pretty good on the whole.

Booked our tour of the Dalmatian coast through Newmarket this hotel is rated 4 stars and it really is 4 stars the staff are welcoming and the food is fantastic ,rooms clean, fair prices all in all a great place to stay

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Standard double room, Annex building

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