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.…
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.…
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.
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!!
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. 😊
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.
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.
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
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.…
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.