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Plitvice Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231 , Croatia   |  
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Plitvice Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This hotel was convenient for entering the park. The rooms were clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable. We had a small refrigerator in our room. There is a free parking lot. Breakfast is included and included the usual hot and cold selections along with juices and coffee. The building is overall very sterile looking.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

There only a handful of options to stay within the park itself, but given the logistical advantges, travelers are very much a captive audience here. This hotel was OK, just. It had that 'tour group-itis' feel to it. Staff were understandably over-used to dealing with the mass crowds and as a result, there was a rather, faceless impersonal touch to the whole affair. *Length-of-stay tip: if seeing this notoriously rainy park in the sun means a lot to you, then you are advised to book a 5 day or even full-week stay. It rained solid for the 4 days that were there, a heart-breaking experience for we shutterbugs, given the fact that this trip was our long-awaited re-booking after our original booking here nine years ago was cancelled after a serious health issue. I am done. The end.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was an interesting hotel. At times it reminded me of the Overlook Hotel, but that was just my imagination. It appears that this was built during the Communist-era as it just has that feel about it. Nice and comfortable rooms, good food at the restaurant (dinner and breakfast) and easy to explore the park on foot form there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I don't know why you would stay anywhere else. This is right inside the park. The rooms are like suites. Wonderful updated bathroom with a nice deep bathtub to take a long hot bath after walking the park all day. It was just a short walk to the park entrance and the ferries. We loved the buffet breakfast and had an outstanding dinner there as well. This is a park you MUST visit, and I would stay here above anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 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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Poole, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Hotel Plitvice is the ideal base right in the National Park to enjoy the lakes and park properly. Although it isan old communist era building, the architectural design is a delight and has been maintained very well, retaing all the original decor and lighting. The large, almost cafeteria style, restaurant was not inviting and therefore it was a surprise that the dinner was very good. Beware however that there is central heating in the hotel but no a/c. The public rooms were very comfortable but try as we might our bedroom remained hot and airless despite having the windows fully open in not very hot weather.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Needs a serious remodel. Many people on TA said this was a remodel & if it was, it was very poor.

We knew this was an old communist era hotel & it shows.

There are zero ramps & a lot of steps & no one to help with luggage so beware.

The restaurant is downstairs also. It is NOT for handicapped people.

We had the middle level room with one double bed & one single bed. We paid about $20USD for this larger room & felt it was not worth it. Get the cheapest room possible.

Pro’s:
Free parking worth $15USD per day for hotel guests. IF you go into the park on 2 separate days, you would save $30USD.

They validate your park ticket for another day for free. Worth $20USD per person.

You are right in the park so it’s easy to walk to the park entrance. It’s worth the convenience just being in the park & is very acceptable for one of 2 nights. It was better than we thought it would be.

Half board ( = dinner) at 12E per person- reasonable price but food was just fair. Go right when the dining room opens as there are large tour groups who have a prearranged menu & seem to get served first.

We had a view of the park but honestly you can’t see much of it.

Free breakfast was OK- not great but edible & was a buffet.

Cons:
No AC & no screens on the windows

Carpeting was old indoor/outdoor material that needs replacing

Loads of tour groups

Loads of steps & not meant for the handicapped.

No handrails on many of the steps.

Hotel could be very beautiful IF they do a serious upgrade as everything was outdated.

Hotel PC very slow.

Our dinner took almost 2 hours as the tour groups seem to get served first.

Old bathroom, no hair dryers

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Spending the night at a hotel right in the park is critical as to truly enjoy the park, you need to get out at first light to hike before the tour bus crowds arrive around 10:30am. Once the crowds descend, the park loses its wonder and charm. The Hotel Plitvice is a 60's era hotel that has been nicely remodeled. The rooms are pretty basic, but do have nice large windows with plenty of light. The lobby is very large and well appointed with modern comfortable furniture making it a great place to gather with groups for a nice glass of wine, beer, etc. before or after a hike. The breakfast buffet has a good selection with plenty of fresh fruit. The dinner was good, but not exceptional.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231 , Croatia
Location: Croatia > Central Croatia > Plitvice Lakes National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Plitvice Lakes National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Plitvice Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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