When arriving in to Hvar the Palace Hotel is one of the first you will see due to it's great location and the architecture at the front of it.
Myself and 3 friends stayed there for 4 nights. We had booked 2 rooms with 2 single beds but when arriving at the rooms we noticed we had been given double beds. We spoke to the receptionist and she apologised but explained that there were no other rooms for us. I don't know if this was a fault of the hotel or the booking website but it was quite disappointing. The company that owns the hotel also owns other hotels in Hvar and the receptionist very kindly tried to find rooms for us there but the rooms were quite expensive. The receptionist then offered us a family room which was a room with 2 single beds which was adjoined to a room with a drop down sofa. We decided to go with this, 3 of us in room and 1 had a big double bed to themselves!
This wasn't an ideal start but the receptionist was very helpful, as were the other staff we encountered on our stay.
The rooms don't have air con but have a big fan, the rooms were quite warm. Also I feel the rooms could do with modernising, the decor looked about 30 years old.
The great aspect of this hotel is the location, right next to the waterfront, restaurants everywhere you turn and lively bars just a stones throw away. Breakfast can be had indoors or out on the balcony which gives impressive views of the harbour. The quality of the breakfast was excellent.
The Palace Hotel was average and nice but if I was to come back to Hvar I would probably spend a bit more money and stay in another hotel.
And I definitely want to come back to Hvar!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Palace Hotel Hvar
- Palace Hvar Island
- Palace Hotel Hvar Island
- Hotel Palace Hvar