This is a very elegant hotel which is easy to find on the main busy street in the center of Opatija. If arriving by car, there is no designated area for stopping in front of the hotel, so one is obligated to temporarily park in a yellow lined area. The hotel will provide a temporary parking card to put on the dashboard of your car, to avoid ticketing while going through the checkin process. Our room had an excellent ocean view and a balcony. The room was not large, but very adequate. The room was nicely decorated with pleasant dual earthtone colors on the walls, and plenty of crown molding throughout the room, adding an elegant touch. The bathroom was completely marble and glitzy clean, with great lighting, an exhaust fan, a wall phone, magnifying mirror and a good grade and assortment of toiletries. The bathtub/shower had great water pressure and hot water was instant. The room has airconditioning, which worked excellently. Power to the room is controlled by inserting your room key into a slot near the room door. There was plenty of closet space, desk area, and lamps for good lighting. Power outlets are also generously positioned throughout the room, and on both sides of the bed. We had a large comfortable double bed (not two beds joined together). The TV was the older tube type but worked fine, with numerous English channels. The balcony has a double glass door which helps to buffer the outside noise. Internet was included in our rate, and the front desk provided us with a 24hr ticket, renewable with a new one upon expiration. The internet connection speed was amazingly excellent and stable! Breakfast was included in our rate, and it was outstanding, exceeding our expectations! There were multiple selections of eggs in various fashions - simple scrambled, scrambled with plenty of veggies and ham, hard boiled, or made to order. Bacon, sausages, hams, cheeses, cereals, etc. Freshly cut fruit salad was also excellent, surrounded by a broad selection of breakfast desserts. The dining area is one floor above ground level, and it is large with tables nicely spaced to avoid a cramped feeling. Windows surround the dining area on 3 sides, and provide a nice view and great natural lighting.
With the hotel being located in the center of Opatija, its an easy walk to virtually any part of Opatija from this location. There is a park in front of the hotel, so it is a very short walk down to the seaside promenade. There are terrific restaurants, pharmacy, bakeries, coffee shops, and stores close to the Bristol. We ate at a small Italian restuarant called Roko, which was only about a block or so from the hotel, and the food was extremely good, and reasonably priced. Hotel parking is only on the street, very limited spaces, and costs 10euros per day. This was the only drawback during our stay. My car would not fit into the last remaining parallel parking space because another customer had double parked. The front desk made an earnest but unsuccessful attempt to contact the owner. We arrived on a very busy weekend, so free parking around the hotel was impossible. The front desk ultimately recommended that we park at the Grand Hotel parking garage, which was two blocks east of the Bristol. We parked there for one night (90kunas), and the next day moved our car to a free space on the hill next to our hotel. The front of the hotel facing the main street has a generously large indoor and outdoor sitting area with a coffee shop, which is great for people watching, relaxing and enjoying internet. The entire staff at the hotel was always friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This superbly situated residence is located in the heart of Opatija, opposite the Summer Theatre, along the sprawling emerald-blue Adriatic sea. Our beautiful 4* Hotel Bristol offers panoramic views and breathtaking beauty combined with elegantly styled modern rooms to make your stay a relaxing, comfortable and unforgettable experience. The tranquil Mediterranean coastline is fringed by elegant palm trees and sumptuous gardens, where exotic, native species of plants provide colorful highlights, ideal for your long romantic strolls along the coast. The luxurious 4* Hotel Bristol was built in 1906 with 78 guest rooms, lovingly and regularly modernized ever since, specially designed to provide you with maximum comfort and make you feel like you have discovered a home away from home. Professional and personalized service, combined with the comforts of a hotel, furnished with taste and sensitivity allows you to immerse yourself in the spirit of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, in a combination with a modern international lifestyle. A magical world of rejuvenation and relaxation is awaiting you at the Hotel Bristol Spa&Beauty center. From the moment you wake up in your room and step out onto your balcony to breathe the fresh, healthy sea air, to when you enter our Spa&Beauty center in your plush bathrobe: You will constantly be able to contemplate, relax, and rediscover your sense of inner harmony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Hotel Opatija