Great: hotel room C217, Sunday morning Tennis with pro as a result played with 4 other guests in the following week (6 times in total on the court), Monday Scuba diving taster, Tuesday morning Windsurf taster. Cappaccino's, Rada short haired lady on front desk at breakfast/dinner, Nico on reception excellent, Saskia/Sophia blonde/brown hair on night shift (Friday night on reception) for helping is book a TUI transfer, and showing me the rooms, Wellness Centre and couples massage :-)
Not great: blonde hair Hitler waitress looking after the tables by the windows, she insisted that water in a glass (tap) was only allowed for people with medical requirements. She was the only one who enforced this at breakfast and dinner.
The rest was excellent!
Improvements: put 3 massage water blaster jets in the indoor pool. (Hisperia hotel, Puerto Calero has them. Brilliant!)
As for the rest:
If your old school then you will enjoy B WING different (country home) character to the rest of the other rooms and I can see why people get their knickers in a twist about them but some people like carpets. I checked rooms on my last day and took some photos
too (post later) and they are similar but just different to the rest.
D block offers superior views and if you have the cash then buy the room. No 42" TVs in these or any rooms.
C block or A Block offers similar rooms to D just smaller literally so for me as I only spent a few day light hours in the rooms I have no interest in the rooms in D block. Too much windsurfing and tennis.
Having said the above, before we arrived i read 'TA reviews' and on arrival found (after a call ahead) we had been partly upgraded as we heard about B block after booking, called up to see if we could get into C/A. Having found B block to offer all the jazz of any other room im surprised about the negativity towards them the decor appears tacky tho in the whole block, honestly it must have been in honour to broadway or 5star royalty but they got it very wrong. If you want a red carpet book B wing.
I would recommend them for a off season stay but mid summer B block with carpets is just different and something I wouldn't choose mid summer.
Breakfast = excellent choice similar to a Radisson Blu (Stansted)
Lunch = a mix of 'suspected' night before dinner and salads with cheeses etc
Dinner = excellent selection for a 4 star we had lots of ice cream too. Lots of choice for children The Italian corner I thought was the kids corner is full of pasta, pizza and Garlic bread :-)
As in any hotel expect to pay a premium for F&B 40 kina for a small glass of wine and 18 kuna (20 with tip) for Cappaccino (the provided coffee machine gives horrible coffee and is like the cheap stuff bought at Lidl). I'm sat drinking a coffee in Preko, Uglian now with a 7Kuna (same quality£ Cappaccino minus the mini chocolate the hotel offered.
Anyway having done this on an iPhone I hope it reads alright.
Bottom line: off you want to stay in a hotel in Bol look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting the largest spa and fitness center on the island of Brac, a tennis center with 26 clay courts and bowling alleys, the Elaphusa is an excellent choice for an active vacation. Located at the seafront promenade only 55 yards from the beautiful pebble beach, you can reach the center of Bol in a 10-minute walk. Moreover, the Elaphusa is situated close to the stunning Zlatni Rat beach. It has great indoor and outdoor pools and your kids can have fun in the paddling pool; there are also children's entertainment programs available free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluesun Hotel Bol
- Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa Bol, Croatia - Brac Island