A modern, clean, well maintained hotel. The food is excellent and varied. The staff are all helpful, friendly and respectful. Location is lovely. Close to a small pebbled beach and a short walk from the quaint port of Novigrad.
The spa, especially the large indoor pool, were underused when we were there, so they were beautifully quiet in comparison with the outdoor pool area.
However the designers have tried to squeeze in too many rooms. Consequently, although the rooms are clean, tidy and well equipped, they are too small for a 4 star hotel. If the soft chair which converts in to a third bed was unfolded there would be virtually no floor left to walk on.
The balcony was a real disappointment. It is angled and therefore triangular with long walls jutting out, which restrict the view. It is barely large enough for two people to sit on.
The eating area gets very crowded at peak times which makes it feel more like a school canteen than a restaurant serving good quality food including free beer and wine
Although they try to reduce the age old problem of certain nationalities reserving sunbeds around the pool by keeping them locked until 08:45, there aren’t enough of them. So if you don’t interrupt your breakfast and join the stampede to grab one, you will end up paying for a bed on the beach or the grass.
Overall, a good holiday in a lovely hotel. Just a shame there isn’t 30 per cent less rooms/guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 4-star hotel, grown on the tradition of Istrian hospitality, offers modern outlook on the Mediterranean. Unimposing, but well-appointed, Hotel Maestral puts the accent on simple enjoyment. With 308-room capacity, abundant hotel facilities, vicinity of the beach for daily enjoyment of sea and sun, as well as the vicinity of Novigrad for evening outings and relaxation, Hotel Maestral will delight you. The sign of bike-hotel points the guest to the stay in a hotel which is additionally equipped to welcome cyclists and is, beside other things, ideal for stays by smaller or larger groups of cyclists, as a starting point of their cyclist trail throughout Istria. Since it is only 150 metres away from the sea, Maestral will particularly suit those who wish to spend every moment of their holiday on the beach, using their holiday for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. On the other hand, only 800 meters divides it from the picturesque small town of Novigrad, tickling every curious guest by different summer events, inviting him for an occasional outing to the town. A doctor's surgery is just 300 metres away from the Hotel and can be useful should you travel with children or groups of youths. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maestral Hotel Novigrad