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Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar

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Naselje Helios 8, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460 Croatia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 7 in Stari Grad
Location
3.5
Cleanliness
2.4
Service
2.8
Value
2.5
HOLIDAYS AT EXCELLENT PRICE IN THE IDYLLIC SURROUNDINGS OF THE ISLAND OF HVAR If you’re looking for affordable accommodation with complete freedom of choice on a stunning location on the island of Hvar, then Arkada Sunny Hotel is an excellent choice. A true laidback beach vacation is just waiting for you to be discovered. Breakfast & Lunch service in the hotel restaurant features an open door concept from early morning to 2 pm allowing guests to freely enjoy extended breakfast and early lunch. After chilling on the pool terrace and having a blast at Chill & Play Zone take your time for a delicious themed Evening Brunch. Fall in love with the crystal-clear colour of the Adriatic Sea just a few steps from the hotel. Stroll along the coast or go for a bike ride and visit the monuments of Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia. Discover its fascinating history that stretches back more than 2,400 years. NEW: - Extended breakfast and brunch from 7 AM to 1 PM and every day themed dinner from 7 PM to 8:30 PM (soft drinks from the dispenser included in the price during all meals; wine and beer included during brunch and dinner) - Valfresco 24/7 - throughout the day, you can benefit from the Valfresco vitrine food display cabinet with a wide choice of sandwiches, salads and desserts - Pool bar with comfortable lounge area - Digital library and Chill & Play zone - our hotel lobby offers digital books, board and fun games - Wow Wow Pet Friendly holiday – in-room amenities for pets (snack, toy, bowl, pet destination guide) available in selected rooms as of 01.05.2022 - KidsClub - fully equipped playroom for children of all ages with plenty of toys,climbing wall, various games, reading corner and a game console - All accommodation units are air-conditioned and partially renovated - Pebbly beach (50 m from the hotel) - Outdoor pool Free Wi-Fi
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
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Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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English, Croatian, German, Italian
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Gregor L wrote a review May 7
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We have great time in hotel Arkada. Overall was good price performance. There are peacocks in hotel atrium, nice playroom for children, billiard, table tennis and football in reception, swimming pool and pool bar were fine. Also there were some animation program for kids. Food was ok. Pancakes were great :) seafood wasn’t tasty, risottos were over cooked and sometimes we need to wait to get salad bar refilled other was ok. Breakfast was fine. Dining room and terrace were spacious. Lunch time should be extended for at least half an hour and dinner should start at least half an hour earlier. Room had good air conditioning, large balcony, good curtains to make dark for afternoon sleep, beds were comfortable. Bathroom was clean but needs renovation, there were problems with warm water and pipes. Work was working in reception. There is also taxi boat which offers quick and cheap transfer from hotel to stari grad and backwards. With some minimal improvements especially in bathroom it would be perfect for that price.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Niamhy0101 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions2 helpful votes
Like many others, I stupidly booked this hotel thinking it had been renovated during lockdown but trust me, it wasn’t! The hotel group Valamar have clearly just done the very basics to take some decent photos for their website, the reality is very very different. The reception had some very minor modernisation but the bedrooms were untouched from at the the 70s. Very old beds and mattresses, wallpaper, furniture, bathroom. Don’t think it’s like an 80s style holiday resort in Spain because that would be luxery in comparison. It was so bad that my boyfriend and I checked in after travelling for half the day, saw the room and general state of the place and immediately asked for a refund, despite having found no alternative place to stay. The receptionist was very apologetic and said many people felt the same way and had also asked for refunds. It’s hard to describe how bad it is. I don’t often leave reviews but I would feel really bad if I didn’t try to stop anyone else from ending up here. It’s GRIM and I’m actually shocked that it gets away with staying open. Please do yourself a favour and don’t book this hotel. I don’t even want to think about how bad the food must be.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Sep 13, 2021
Dear Niamhy, Thank you for choosing Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar and taking the time to share your experience. We give our utmost to make our guests' stay with us a pleasant and memorable experience. It is from feedback like yours that points us in the right direction in our effort to constantly improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and we are sorry that you feel that in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great experience that so many of our guests have had. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Manager Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
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branka P wrote a review Sep 2021
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Everything was perfect. We are very satisfied with the service and content of the hotel. The employees are very kind and smiling. Everything an average family needs on vacation. The rooms have been renovated ... The only thing I would like next year is to have a mini fridge in the rooms.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Dear Branka, Thank you for choosing Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar for your holidays and for the time you took to write your comments. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Manager
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Irina B wrote a review Aug 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
To start off: this is WAY BETTER than the reviews show. I guess their rennovation from 2021 was the main reason for this. Anyhow this place was great! We had everything we needed and all that we asked for; the food was great and the staff extraordinary! This hotel of Valamar is more family inclined but my boyfriend and I enjoyed it anyhow. The surroundings are truly spectacular, and its great to be able to go to the sea so quick after breakfast on the balcony! Another great thing is the transportaton options that the hotel provides: from airport or to the city centre with the taxi boat! who were kind enough to take us even not during their hours. Really nice place!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Dear Irina, Thank you staying at Arkada Sunny hotel By Valamar and for sharing your experience with us. It always gives us great pleasure to hear our guests are happy and taking home nice memories. Also it makes us proud that our team mambers contribute to your experiance and your praises will be shared with them. We hope to welcome you at Arkada Sunny hotel By Valamar again. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Manager
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sokol81 wrote a review Jul 2021
Celje, Slovenia47 contributions11 helpful votes
Good value for the money. Stayed 12 nights. Staff was friendly and the room was ok. We had breakfast and lunch, food was good but every day the same. I ate those pancakes every day. 😉 But on holiday i just need to breathe tht fresh air with smell of pine trees, my own space at the beach, crystal clear sea and peace. And the hotel has it all. 😊
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Jul 26, 2021
On behalf of all our Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar team , I would like to thank you for staying at our hotel and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable and will make sure they get all of your praises.
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Martina Ka wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything was perfect. Food, hotel accomodation, staff, the hotel situation in Stari Grad. Around hotel is many private beaches that worth to visit. Same as the cities Stari Grad and Hvar which is ca 20 min far from the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Jul 26, 2021
On behalf of all our Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar team , I would like to thank you for staying at our hotel and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable and will make sure they get all of your praises.
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Digitalclicj4 wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This place has its charm in its 70’s design, and is partly renovated with modern attributes. All the rooms are equipped with AC’s, the staff is phenomenal (a bit more Western in regards of hospitality, talkativeness, and all around helpfulness.) It’s just enough and it provides you with what you need, and for the price you really can’t complain! In regards for the food I have nothing to complain about. Not a Michelin star restaurant, but great locally grown vegetables and with a wide variety of different cuisines.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Dear Guest, On behalf of all our Arkada Sunny team , I would like to thank you for staying at Arkada Sunny by Valamar and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable. It will be our pleasure to see you again at Arkada Sunny by Valamar. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Director
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Greta wrote a review Jul 2021
Maribor, Slovenia2 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice hotel, great food, suitable for families and adventurous people. 5 star service with nice, friendly and warm personal. Beach is very close to the hotel also hotel has its own pool with sea water, beside the pool there are sunbeds available for all guests of the hotel Arkada. Welcome to our top destination for summer holiday
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Dear Greta, On behalf of all our Arkada Sunny team , I would like to thank you for staying at Arkada Sunny by Valamar and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable. It will be our pleasure to see you again at Arkada Sunny by Valamar. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Director
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svenssons82 wrote a review Jul 2021
Vienna, Austria4 contributions
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Really good value for the money (end of june) . Friendly, professional staff. Really decent food. But pls management: if you happen to use local products (the tomatoes or the fantastic brodet with škarpina and oslić) write it down! The best with this place though is its architecture: not the top notch yugoslav modernism but good, well planned 70's architecture. I rather have a worn down (it is worn down) super spacious family room with 8meter long balcony and bidet than some newly renovated room with filament lamps and hamburger creations in the restaurant. The minor drawbacks: just one waterstation in the big buffet and i would prefer to be able to order drinks at the table. Also I'm disappointed that they don't use sun energy for heating the water. But the structure itself and the nice play room for children etc cater for a good family holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Goran Macanovic, Owner at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Dear Guest, On behalf of all our Arkada Sunny team , I would like to thank you for staying at Arkada Sunny by Valamar and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. It will be our pleasure to see you again at Arkada Sunny by Valamar. Warm regards, Goran Macanovic Assistant Hotel Director
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mmesnjak wrote a review Aug 2020
Brac Island, Croatia7 contributions
Great hotel for the price, above it's declared stars rating although it's in a need of upgrading it's facilities, but great value for the price. Service was better than expected, great food, great outdoor salt water pool, too expensive drinks in hotel bar though.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Responded Feb 22, 2021
Dear mmesnjak, Thank you for booking Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very glad to hear that our service and our beautiful venue met your expectations. We have forwarded your kind words to all our staff and this will serve as a great motivation to furtherly deliver high levels of service. We hope we will be soon your hosts at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar, during your next visit to island of Hvar. Kind regards, Arkada Sunny Hotel team
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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arkada hotel stari grad
LOCATION
CroatiaDalmatiaSplit-Dalmatia CountyHvar IslandStari Grad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
278
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar
Which popular attractions are close to Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Nearby attractions include Tvrdalj Castle (0.7 miles), Tramonto Bar (0.3 miles), and Lampedusa bar (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Doors restaurant, Nauta Restaurant, and Restaurant La Gitana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Arkada Sunny Hotel by Valamar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Stari Grad Culture Centre (0.7 miles), St. Lucy's Church (0.9 miles), and St. Nicholas' Church (0.8 miles).