Let's start positive: beautiful, not overcrowded beaches (clear and warm sea, a lot of shade, fragrant pine trees, singing cicadas), lovely town of Stari Grad and a taxi boat that gets you there from the small pier just outside the hotel (if you don't want to walk for app. 25 min.), the spectacular seaside view from the room.
The hotel: old, not well-kept, the rooms, corridors and restaurant hot during the day and night, the heat makes it almost impossible to sleep, although the rooms have big balcony door. The rooms quite clean (as far it is possible for the carpet still being the same as when the hotel was built). The hotel pool is smelly and the water in it yellow. The food is average. No shops near the hotel, the water sold in the small beach bar overpriced. The hotel evening entertainment is a lady singing, which is actually not so disturbing like the abnormally loud "disco" music which is heard from the ferry port every night (starting after 1 am).
And yet: I can totally understand people who return to this horrible hotel year after year: the location is probably on of the best you can get at the Adratic. I might consider going back myself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL "ARKADA" 268 soba 10 apartmana restaurant, kavana, taverna, aperativ bar, otvoreni bazen s morskom vodom, fitness studio, snack bar, slastičarna, zatvoreni bazen s grijanom morskom vodom, tv-salon, SATV, glazba za ples, plaža do hotela, mogućnost korištenja sportskog centra u blizini ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arkada Hotel Stari Grad
- Hotel Arkada Hvar Island/Stari Grad, Croatia