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“Air conditioning is next to useless...will not return” 3 of 5 stars
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Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ulica biskupa Jurja Dubokovica 5, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia (Formerly Amfora Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Hvar
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“Air conditioning is next to useless...will not return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during the end of their summer. Beds are very comfortable, excellent pillows, excellent linen. Able to connect to the flat screen TV with a HDMI cable (for connection of laptop for movies, downloaded shows etc.). The hotel has an outstanding gym on the top floor with views of the sea and islands - a great way to work out.

The hotel has an excellent pool area which, although busy, we never had any issues finding pool chairs. The beach in front of the hotel is beautiful, too.

The one MAJOR downside to this hotel and the one and only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is the performance of it's air conditioning. The hotel claims the air conditioning was designed that way but I just don't cut it. If you are comfortable with sleeping in a 25-26 degree room in the middle of summer, by all means book it as you won't get your room any colder than this. The windows are single glazed and of a low quality glass meaning all of the summer heat transmit straight through them. The hotel will try telling you otherwise, but trust me, my background is building hotels such as these in Australia and it's exactly what the issue is. On the surface the hotel looks gorgeous, but there are shortcuts everywhere, and the glass and inadequate AC system is a major one in this case.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kranj, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was there eith my girlfriend for a short vacation for the vikend. We were expecting a lot from this hotel and we were wery surprised. We got a lot more.
The room was very beautiful, very well equipped. It was clean and modern. We slept like an angels.
The pool are very big and fantastic. We were walking outside and decided to come here again in summer, just to swim in it.
The food and the service was very good. Everyone was very nice.
The town Hvar is very beautifoul and we walked all around it.
Thank you for our nice stay at your hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Amfora is simply great for holiday! We been there as we wanted a great place to celebrate anniversary. Our expectations were fully fullfiled. Great rooms, great pool area and remarkable scenery. The food was also great. Overall environment and atmosphere were special. We will come again. Fantastic place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Loved the hotel and Hvar is the best holiday i have ever had. The pool was cold but it was refreshing! The pool side bar was expensive but we found a place just up the road for a cheap lunch!

Hvar is very expensive in general but it was worth every penny,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is defo the spot to stay in Hvar. The location is very good and the pool is FANTASTIC! The rooms are good too. Breakfast was included and was also not bad. people who were staying at other hotels were trying to come into Amorfa to use the pool, I did a lot of research before booking this place, and it surely was the right spot. We met a lot of great people from all over the world at the pool. Very fun! Must go to Hula Hula bar before 7pm, had a blast there! My friend and I were in Hvar August 2012, great holiday!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

This place was beautiful. From the lobby to the rooms to the pool, to everything. Although the elevators were a bit confusing. Everything else was amazing. Everything was modern and clean. Heads up, don't close the sliding door from your balcony, because you will get locked out ;) There is a great terrase from the lobby. Breakfast was wonderful. The food whether it was breakfast or lunch by the pool was wonderful. You have go to try the steakhouse that is connected to the hotel. This was by far the best steak I have ever ate. My friend who isn't much of a meat eater couldn't get enough. It was sooo good. This pool is amazing. You have the infinity and the jets for massage and ahh just wonderful. It is about a 10mins walk into town. This is the place to be in Hvar. Would I stay here again???? I cannot wait to go back:)))

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a very good hotel, but I liked the Adriana more. The key feature for this hotel is the pool area. If you want a hotel with a resort feel and great pool area, this the hotel for you. If you want slightly more upscale and closer to Hvar town, chose the Adriana.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ulica biskupa Jurja Dubokovica 5, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia (Formerly Amfora Hotel)
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 324
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar, Amfora. Hvar grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breath-taking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with lounge area and diverse amenities such as state-of-the-art conference facilities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal not only for couples, and family vacations but also for all your special business events from team building incentives, large meetings and conferences, banquets to workshops. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj 'Les Bains' is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds and a beach bar and restaurant. ... more   less 
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