The Podstine is a 4 star hotel accessed through a tunnel as it is built along the cliffs of Hvar. It resides in a beautiful location about 1km outside Hvar town centre. There are spectacular views of the beautiful Pakleni islands and coast line. The terrace is the perfect spot were you can watch the sun set, whilst either dinning on the outside balcony or supping a beer on the terrace.
You need to be reasonably fit (Not really for the elderly) as there are alot of steps in and around the hotel itself, and there are numerous routes into Hvar town itself. One route follows a coastal path past the Amfora Hotel and takes about 25mins, the other is a little more hilly and not as picturesque which takes about 15 mins. Of course there's always the hotel minibus. Just ask at reception were you will find the staff are helpful and friendly and have all the information you might need on where to go and what to see on Hvar.
Rooms are simplistic yet comfortable and well equipped, especially if you upgrade to a superior with sea views. As mentioned earlier, there are several attractive terraces with bars both inside the main hotel and outside. Bars mixed with dining areas in a secluded canopy of pines and palms. On the bottom most terrace is a scuba school and the sea , complete with sun chairs,diving platform and rocks in which to explore the local marine life in beautiful crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. The hotel also has a small swimming pool and a spa facility offering massages, sauna and a range of beauty treatments.
The food is good if a little lack lustre as is the breakfast, which is self service. The main restaurants could do with a more varied menu particularly Croatian/Dalmatian Dishes and it is a little pricey but overall very good with helpful friendly staff. If you fancy a walk in the evening you can always try the numerous restaurants in Hvar town.
A word of wisdom - Alert the hotel as to what fast Cat you are on and they will arrange to pick you up from the quayside. You might have to walk a little way,as the centre of Hvar town is primarily a pedestrianised area. They also drop you off when it's time to leave. We went in August as a couple....and weather was fantastic. This is really a Hotel for grownups. Not really for kids......Sorry!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- While small enough to make its guests feel at home, Hotel Podstine is also big enough to offer luxurious and personalized service to all its guests. Hotel Podstine location is remote enough to provide its guest with perfect blend of peace and quiet, while within walking distance from frenetic center of Hvar town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podstine Hotel Hvar