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Arbiana Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Obala Kralja Petra Kresimira IV 12, 51280, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Rab Island
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“I have not stayed in hotel, but used restaurant & bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have been returning to this hotel every time I go to Croatia (almost every year) and have used their outside terace at the coctail bar. I have nothing but the best to say about my experience with them. Food is fantastic, service great and ambient is to die for. I will be going there again in August this year with my two sons (16 & 17 years old) and I know that once again, we are going to love it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rheinfelden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The hotel is very nice and the suites with view to the sea are great, some of them have a shared balcony but that is OK, you hardly see your neighbour. Ours had a tub but it didn' t work. The minibar was also available at fair prices.

The breakfast is OK but could be better, the hotel is overrated for the value for money. The restaurant is nice and in summer the patio is wonderfull, surrounded by olive trees, the rissotto there is great, I recommend it and the wine selection, specially the plavac mali varieties are good.

Parking might be a problem if you come late in the evenings.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hotel is situated in a prime location in the town of Rab. It's close to restaurants and cafes as well as taxi boats to the beaches. The staff is exceptionally helpful and kind. The rooms are very comfortable although bed did not meet the standard we expected (it wasn't comfortable). Breakfast, which is included, is fantastic. And, their restaurant, for dinner, is excellent. Just note that the hotel is cash only, so be prepared.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We had the double room with sea view and terrace.
Gorgeous room and bathroom.
Huge space. Very clean and well maintained.
Hallways are also nice.

On the downside:
Wi Fi weak to non existent. As if it is so difficult to put more routers and make sure signal is stronger...
Light bulbs missing or burnt. Not to be expected in a hotel like this.
Breakfast - limited selection. However the staff at breakfast was helpful and eager to please.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Arbiana is the best choice in Rab in our opinion. It is situated in the old town, near the center with stores and restaurants.
So if you plan to go out in the evening without the car it's perfect.

Also it is at the end of the road after you enter the restricted area by the harbor.
We had a room with harbor view and balcony and it was just perfect. It isn't noisy at all, especially if you sleep with the window closed.
The balcony was the place where we drank our coffee every morning :)

The room was not too big and not too small, just perfect for 2. It looks amazing, it is decorated with old style furniture.
They used to clean our room everyday.
The bathroom had bathtub which was ok :D

We had free parking in the backyard during our stay. When there are too many cars they ask you to leave the key at reception especially if you need to block someone :)

The breakfast was ok, everything you need to start the day. I was really glad they had pancakes everyday.

Nothing to complain about the staff, they are really polite and helpful.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were beyond happy to find out that this charming, well run hotel exceeded our expectations. The previous reviews are spot on...postcard perfect, great customer service, exceptional rooms and location. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic place to stay and experience.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

In 15 days of travel in Croatia, this was probably my favorite hotel. The staff was delightful, the breakfasts were delicious (eggs cooked to order), and the view over the harbor was a post-card perfect. Our room had a small balcony and huge tub. Rab is a lovely city, in spring it was not over-run, there are many restaurants to choose from, and many places for long or short walks.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Obala Kralja Petra Kresimira IV 12, 51280, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Kvarner Bay Islands > Rab Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Rab Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbiana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In hotel's Bristol Cocktail bar, one can find a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks while entertained by exquisite local and international performers. Hotel provides fully secured free parking for your car. Pets are welcome and can use all of the hotel facilities except for indoor restaurant. All units are en-suite with balcony, air condition, mini bar, SAT LCD TV, desk, direct telephone line, free WLAN service, personal safe deposit box, tea or coffee cooker, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers (if you wish to be allocated in a room for non-smokers, or require a cot, please indicate this when booking). Cosmetic treatments and massages are available for you on request. You can discover the island on our rental bikes or arrange at the front desk for a quad rental, diving, kayak, fishing or boat trips, transfers to all Croatian airports, bus or van excursions to Plitvice lakes, inner Istra or Krka waterfalls, tennis court rentals ... Arbiana Luxury Rooms&Suites, situated in the heart of the ancient city of Rab, with a view of city harbour and bordering one of the most beautiful Mediterranean garden, it's a place to rest both your soul and your body, a hedonistic paradise for a modern traveller. Each of the 28 top quality units is unique in colour, shape and view. Selected food is served in a la carte restaurant San Marino or on it's romantic, candle lighted terrace ... more   less 
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