Croatia’s first luxury hotel on the Adriatic, the Kvarner, found right on the promenade, is still an imposing imperial presence in the heart of Opatija. Some of the sheen has come off since its glory days, which is why this revered institution is now one of the better bargains in town. Fans of grandeur will love the majestic size of the Crystal Ballroom, the ornate hotel lobby and the splendid seaside terrace beyond it. The rooms themselves are large, furnished in antique style but do not have modern conveniences like air-conditioning. Prices are a little higher for the sea-view rooms, but worth it, as these are usually larger. With restaurant, bar and terrace café, there are plenty of good places to lounge, plus there are massage treatments, a sauna and an indoor pool. The grounds include an outdoor pool surrounded by a patio and steps leading down to the hotel beach.
|Venue name:||Hotel Kvarner Amalia|
P Tomašića 1-4
|Price:||€63-€78 single; €72-€116 double|