I stayed here for two weeks during August with my partner. It is true what many have already stated that the hotel does look a little tired but as soon as you enter it is good. Marble floors and very clean. The dining room is large with an outside terrace.
There are two pools. One is small and the other a fair size. The larger pool is in the shade but we did not find this an issue and I do not understand why it receives so many negative comments when you are sunbathing in very hot weather. it was a lovely chance to cool off!
We stayed half board. The food was good overall. I would say that the continental style breakfast was nicer that the hot food served and on an evening there was plenty of choice. There was a lot of fish served (especially on a Friday) so if you are not a fish lover this could be a small problem.
Our room was on the second floor. It had a fantastic view of the sea and a large balcony. The room was large and the bathroom was well fitted with a bath and a shower. Included in the price was Air conditioning, this was a treat and well needed for the heatwave!
The area of Rabac itself is a small harbour town. The large beach to the left of the hotel is a steady 10 minute walk. The sea is warm and lots of fish if you enjoy snorkelling. There is a chance to play crazy golf just behind the beach too which is fun! We did some excursions including the fish picnic, Venice and the Istria tour (which goes to Rovinj and Porec, as well as lunch with wine). Would highly recommend all. Labin is a simple bus journey (bus stop two minutes from the hotel) away and has a few tourist attractions such as the town museum and bell tower.
On a night the town has plenty of bars (Perla/Movie bar) that do cheap cocktails and beers. We ate at Lino and Nostromo. Both were ok but not outstanding. I would recommend Robinsons bar that is a 5 minute walk from the beach. This does cheap food of good quality. The only downside of the resort were the many touristy/tacky gift shops! They mainly came alive at night and it would look so much nicer without these! Ice cream from Pingo is a treat at 6 kuna (approx 60p) for "one scoop" which is huge!
I would certainly return to Hotel Amfora if visiting the resort again. The service, price, location, food and rooms were very good and the trip and activities available are suitable for all ages.
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