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The Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Trg Sv. Stjepana 5, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Hvar
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Disappointing altogether. The room was so small my husband and I had to shuffle past each other as if in a crowded train. No air con and very hot and stuffy. The decor is dated and repairs patchy. The toilet paper dispenser had toilet paper jammed in a hole to keep it from falling down. Internet was almost non existent... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Under average food with sky high prices to match the impressive looking menu. The service was terrible, after ordering we waited an hour for our food: my pasta was cold and hard, I received no plate for my mussels and no water basin as I also ordered shrimp. Another friend of mine was given the wrong dish. When it came... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace Hotel is in an unbeatable location. It's right on Hvar marina, next to bars, shops, the old town etc, you really couldn't ask to be better placed. However (I'm sure this will echo many previous reviews), the location is it's only real selling point. The hotel is quite dated, I understand some of it has been refurbished but... More

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed at The Palace for two nights in July 2014. Location is great, as it is centered in the middle of everything. Our room was not "up-to-date", but we didn't spend any time at the hotel during the day, so it didn't matter much. If you need a room for a day or two, its a ok place to sleep,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in the Palace for two nights and it was a great way to explore the old-town square and had lovely places to dine and shop (markets) by the harbor. Its very easy to get the katamaran to and from this hotel because its only a short walk to the dock. The hotel staff were extraordinarily friendly, gave us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel looked old and glamourous from the outside with a beautiful terrace restaurant overlooking the port. Breakfast was great every morning with cooked and European options. A good mix of guests at the hotel set in the beautiful town meant the palace was very central for when we arrived on our catamaran. Staff were also waiting for us with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hotel in excellent location within town. We staye as a family in 3 rooms from the 29th June for 1 week. We had 1 room facing the sea an 2 rooms at the back of the hotel. Lovely location with lots going on. we enjoyed the staff. Hotel staff 1st class. Breakfast good. We stayed half board with mixed reviews... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Perfect location, friendly staff, clean rooms, full breakfast buffet, yes the rooms (in particular bathrooms) could be updated but I understand this takes time and money. Stayed end of May 2014, heard a little noise from outside however not enough to disturb my sleep. I can imagine it may be louder in July/August. If you have time definitely consider renting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My partner and I stayed here during the last week of May 2014. The hotel is perfectly situated right in the heart of Hvar, and only 2minutes from the ferry port. All bars and restaurants are literally seconds away. The hotel itself is visually stunning from the exterior - however, internally the rooms are dated. However they are clean and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ok a palace it is not, but for location, you couldn’t ask for better. Right smack bang in the centre of Hvar’s main square, next to the ferry. Our room was clean and basic. No frills to speak of. Typically average. Please be warned that air conditioning is not offered here. We visited in May and the room was warm... More

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Address: Trg Sv. Stjepana 5, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Palace 3*
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Palace Hvar Island
Palace Hotel Hvar Island
Hotel Palace Hvar

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In 1869, Empress Elisabeth of Vienna was so impressed after discovering the city of Hvar, that she encouraged the building of the iconic Palace hotel and contributed to the financing and design. From the beginning the hotel was a great success welcoming guests from all over Europe establishing Hvar as famous a destination as it is today. The hotel has graciously aged charm and character mirroring that of the island. History lovers will also enjoy its central location,which provides romantic views of the ancient piazza and neighbouring buildings such as St. Stephenʼs Cathedral, and glorious sunsets over the bay. Guests can dine to the soft sounds of live ensembles on San Marco terrace overlooking the yacht harbour. From the Adriatic ambiance to the historical architecture and live bands, everything at The Palace is classic. ... more   less 
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