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Grand Hotel Bernardin
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Obala 2, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Portoroz
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Old bridge, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Comfort, location, food, Hotel employees, rates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed. The location is right on the ocean with most rooms overlooking the ocean/lake area. The food was outstanding. The rooms are clean and well equpped. The restaurant was superb not only in food but also in service. The hotel employees were extremely generous, polite and very helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waverly, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I spent five nights here in May, attending a conference. The seaside location is lovely, and all rooms have balconies overlooking the sea. Two small towns (Portoroz and Piran) with (limited) shopping but numerous dining options, are short walks from the hotel. It is clear that the hotel does a lot of conference business. The hotel conference services seemed responsive and appropriate, with well-maintained conference rooms, excellent coffee breaks, good climate control, all necessary audio-visual equipment, and efficient set-up. Breakfast was also good, in a large, airy room with sea views. One dinner we had in the hotel was nicely catered with several vegetarian options. All staff I encountered were courteous and helpful. Bath towels were large and fluffy, and the room was very clean. Light was adequate for reading and working. Other aspects of the rooms, however, left something to be desired. The bed in my tiny third-floor room was one of the worst I have encountered anywhere, with what appeared to be mattress springs poking up through the top. There are no coffee/tea-making facilities in the rooms, nor iron/ironing board, which is unusual for a hotel that caters to so many business guests (for conferences). And the fitness room hours are quite limited - 0900 to 2100. This means one cannot use the equipment before the conference sessions begin, and typically one cannot use them at night after dinner either, because they close so early. While this was a good hotel for a conference, I would not recommend it for a holiday.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Complete resort! Casino, restaurants, spa! Perfect location for a business convention. Relaxing spa, wide variety of conference rooms, and nice bar. Great sunsets, all seaview rooms. Close to Italy, or if in Venice, just a couple hours drive. Friendly staff. The building needs renovating on the outside and maybe modernising of interiors.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aachen, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Terrible staff, old fashioned, small, ouotdated rooms. Breakfast served in a dark room, staff service absolutly terrible! If you want to go to the hotel beach, you need cards from the reception, with which you get towels. They treat you like an enemy. For the price of 216 euro, you dont feel any welcome at all. Horrible 2 star service, like nothing has changed from the socialist time. '
For 5 star hotel and for 216 Euro, very big dissapointment. Go somewhere else!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona
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49 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The nicest part is the terace at lobby level, where you can enjoy the beautiful views and a nice drink. The rest of the hotel suffers a lack of style and atmosphere through its lack a design. It is just a big concrete temple build at a prestine location. Ofcourse the service level is excellent and the food is of a good quality, you cant blame the staff for the building. So all in all you dont have the 5* feeling.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

in my opinion, this is most beautiful Hotel in Slovenia, and maybe most beautiful hotel in the east europe ... splendid inside (interior), gorgeous beach, Portoroz is very lovely city, aprox. 50 m from hotel is free bus to Piran, which is beautiful historical city, etc, etc ... buffet lunch/supper was hearty & varied & tasty ...

I stay in the double room with kids, me and husband in the one room and kids in the second room. Between two ours rooms was connecting door. Listen to me good ! Hotel staff DECLINE/refused to lend me the keys between my room and kids room !!! I could not have children under control, this is very unpleasant, I had to go out into the hallway and then knocking on the door of children. :-((

toilet/bathroom without exhaust fan .. :-((

if you would like to visit trieste in Italy, please be aware of this: In the Sunday, DO NOT exist bus/train connection between Portoroz and Trieste, have to use taxi or boat.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wien
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Architecturally already a little bit outdated and also requiring a little bit of renovation when the rooms are concerned the hotels offers a splendid view over the Bay of Piran from within all guest rooms. Service is very friendly at checkin and checkout, breakfast service however was non-existant neither coffee nor tea were served - everything had to be taken from the buffet by yourself.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Obala 2, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia
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Location: Slovenia > Slovenian Littoral Region > Portoroz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Portoroz
#3 Spa Hotel in Portoroz
#3 Family Hotel in Portoroz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portoroz
#5 Luxury Hotel in Portoroz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Bernardin 5*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hotel Bernardin forms a part of a prestigious St. Bernardin hotel complex with a private beach, situated between Piran and Portorož. The services exceed the quality of 5 stars in many aspects. The hotel and its surroundings is an ideal place for a perfect holiday on the Slovenian coast. Surrounded by peaceful, green surroundings and overlooking the sea, Grand Hotel Bernardin is the largest convention hotel in Slovenia.Grand Hotel Bernardin has 241 comfortably furnished rooms with balconies overlooking the sea. There are 10 luxury executive suites, 9 deluxe rooms and 7 mini suites. Furthermore, the hotel boasts a swimming pool with heated sea water, Paradise Spa Wellness Centre, two restaurants, Pečina Restaurant and Sunset Restaurant, Grand Café and a Cocktail Lounge with piano, Grand Garden Covered Terrace and Laguna Bernardin Water Park.Grand Hotel Bernardin is the largest convention centre in Slovenia. Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Slovenian coast, it is suitable for holding various events. The largest hall Europe accepts up to 1,100 participants.Thanks to its multi-purpose design, Bernardin Congress Centre can host various events: congresses, seminars, workshops, presentations, press conferences, business meetings, as well as banquets, fashion shows and gala dinners.Situated at an outstanding location just off the coast, Grand Hotel Bernardin is an ideal place for a memorable wedding of your choice. ... more   less 
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