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Mimosa - Lido Palace
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Rabac
Reviewed 17 May 2012

The title says it all I think. Location great - lovely pools & Cafe/pizzeria in front of and also to the side in the adjoining hotel (all part of the same complex) - a 10 minute stroll to the lovely Rabac harbour; short bus ride/taxi up to the charming medieval town of Labin. Staff were all great and invariably helpful. Check in/out superfast, Rooms clean /c fresh linen everyday. Efficient, but monotonous restaurant cuisine, the breakfast and evening meals were pretty samey and boring BUT bear in mind all the clientele seemed to be on half-board package tours. We paid £600ish each for 8 days inc flights from the UK and 3 full day excursions with the services of the most superb tour guide on the planet (take a bow "V" from Kompass travel organised via Travelsphere). This, along with the half board left us asking; "what more could you expect for the price?" We found that having some evening soup / salad and complimentary beer or wine in the hotel before walking out into Rabac to eat in one of the many local (and oh so cheap) fish restaurants was our best option. We could chat with the many friends we met on our trip and catch up with them later for a drink. The Mimosa's bar closed at 22:00, but a 2 minute walk to the hotel next door was encouraged where music and dancing (for the over 50's it has to be said) went on until midnight. If only there had been a light on the pleasant, sea facing balcony to read a little in the evening, our cups would have runneth over! Rabac, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Opatija, Volosko and especially Cress are all within relatively easy reach and so so reminiscent of the Southern Med of the eary '70's that for this alone the hotel scored highly with us. Viva Croatia.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Just returned from a Travelsphere package and had a great holiday. No complaints with the hotel, clean rooms, friendly staff, plenty of food choice. Highly recommended, but could have been over busy in school holidays, so October a good choice. Don`t rely on Travelsphere`s airbrushed pictures of a silver sandy beach, it is shingle, and hard on the feet. In summary, this is not the Ritz, but, to all but the habitual complainers, it is a good hotel. By the way the tour guide Vladka was A++++++.

Room Tip: ALWAYS get a room with a sea view and balcony,it is worth the little extra
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank aramis8
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

We were truly exited when we arrived at the hotel, everywhere looked beautiful. However on the first morning disaster struck. My Mother had a shower, and did not notice that the faulty design of the shower meant that the shower leaked, not loads, which would have been noticeable, but a small amount which was not obvious but meant that the shiny floor tiles were lethal. As she walked to the sink to clean her teeth her feet went and she fell heavily. She broke her leg badly, had to have surgery in Croatia and 6 months later is still not able to walk unaided. She is still on powerful painkillers and has lost 7 months of her life,she is 82 years old. This had been her first holiday for 8 years as she had been caring for my recently deceased father. Do not let this happen to your parents!!!
The hotel was selected because of the activities for my teenage sons including tennis, outdoor swimming, crazy golf and table tennis. When they asked if they could take part in these activities they were told that they were a week too early and none of them were open. No one had told us about this. So do not trust Travel Sphere's holiday details.
Many of the hotel guests caught a stomach bug which caused severe diarrhea and vomiting. Because of this, and the concern of infecting my mother, we decided to eat outside the hotel and to limit contact with staff. This resulted in a much higher cost level.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank mozartnewyork
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Not disappointed with this hotel or it's partner hotels Hedera and Narcis. Set in lovely gardens that lead directly onto a stoney beach. Once over the stones (about 15-20 feet out) you reach the sandy bottom of the warm Adriatic sea. Truely beautiful scenery. Some of the food was not quite to our taste but there was plenty of choices so always found something we liked. Only slight critisisms, the air conditioning was charged extra as was a mini fridge even if required for medication and maybe there could have been more variety of evening entertainment, but we did visit near to the end of the season.

Room Tip: Worth upgrading to Sea facing room with balcony for no or little traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Elairam
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed here on a half board basis for one week. The location was ideal as it is opposite the white pebbled beach. It's worth getting a sea view room as the bay is pretty. The hotel was very clean. The staff in the restaurant were efficient and welcoming, we saw that the restaurant manager goes out of his way to assist guests. The buffet takes place in a large dining room, the food was fine and the choices changed daily; we found something we wanted to eat at each meal time. The hotel building is large and a little dated in design, but that didn't bother us at all.

We had two single rooms with sea view. The balconies were large and very nice. The rooms were clean and were kept very clean throughout our stay. One of our single rooms was a reasonable size, the other was small. Both cost us the same. The air conditioning in both rooms only worked for a few days out of the trip. Each time we told reception they did follow up and it was reset; we don't know why that was happening. There was entertainment every night at one of the sister hotels. We didn't go, but it appeared popular. We could hear the music in our rooms; it didn't bother us.

The hotel is at the foot of hills at one end of the bay and the waterfront bars and shops of rabac are a 10 minute or so walk away around the bay (this walk is flat). You can book excursions to other parts of Istria and Venice in rabac. While we were there the hotel also had a land train running around the bay to rabac.

All in all, this is an adequate hotel in a nice location with reasonable food and nice staff. We got value for money from our stay.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room; those at the back of the hotel are on a service road.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Having just returned from my stay at the Mimosa Hotel, I felt compelled to post this review after reading what many others have had to say. This hotel was fantastic - the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, the food was spot on and the location was breathtaking. People need to remember that it's a 3* hotel, not 4 or 5*! I cannot wait to return to the Complesso dei Fiori - see you soon guys! :-)

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14  Thank Little-Lady12
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

The hotel did not even warrant a *** star rating. Worst was that the weather was unusually cold but hotel management refused to put heating on as it was May & it had been turned off for the season. Would certainly NEVER go back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank estuaryman
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Address: Rabac 1, Rabac 52221, Croatia (Formerly Mimosa Rabac Complesso dei Fiori)
Region: Croatia > Istria > Rabac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rabac
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Rabac
Price Range: £70 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mimosa - Lido Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 281
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Mimosa-Lido Palace has 281 rooms and four-stars and offers excellent value for money in its classically decorated and air conditioned rooms. If you are looking for a hotel with comfortable rooms that can serve as a base while you are enjoying the facilities the resort has to offer outside of the rooms themselves, then Hotel Mimosa-Lido Palace is the place for you! Spend your days at Hotel Mimosa-Lido Palace poolside at the hotel's outdoor pool or on the pebble beach located a two minute walk from the hotel. Poolside pool chairs are free of charge, while the beach offers sun umbrella and lounge rental. Try your hand at tennis or football at the hotel's sports grounds or go cycling on the long promenades leading to Rabac. If you're feeling adventurous head out on the forest paths that take you through the nearby wooded areas. ... more   less 
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