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Naselje Helios 5, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460 Croatia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 7 hotels in Stari Grad
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.4
Value
4.1
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HVAR [PLACESHOTEL] by Valamar is a new hotel concept for modern travellers seeking freedom of choice and a vibrant Mediterranean holiday in a hotel by the sea. It introduces guests to the destination in a unique way, with full respect for nature and the environment. There’s no other place where you can get to know the local secrets and amazing Mediterranean lifestyle of Hvar as genuinely and spontaneously as in this hotel. HVAR [PLACESHOTEL] offers those small Hvar specialities that aren’t available to everyone and which you can’t find on Google. Since we value your freedom and possibility of choice more than anything, HVAR [PLACESHOTEL] offers many ways to blend in with the island’s Mediterranean everyday life, but without any obligation. The best time is the one chosen by you. This is why fresh local Mediterranean food is available throughout the day; pleasant music, fun and activities on the beach or by the pool don’t stop even after sunset; the amazing island of Hvar is waiting for you to get to know it like no traveller has done before; and we’ve also made sure that you can enjoy peace and quiet when you want it. Freedom of choice is up to you. We’re proud that HVAR [PLACESHOTEL] pays special attention to the principles of ecological sustainability! Sounds of Places is a daily DJ programme tailored exclusively for Places guests, bringing summer vibes and beats to the Places pools, including some globally famous DJ acts. The perfect mix for your ultimate pool-side summer fun.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Mini golf
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Currency exchange
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Languages Spoken
English, Croatian
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Ivona wrote a review Yesterday
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Positive review for PLACES hotel in Stari Grad! A lovely place to stay with great food, people and music! We were absolutely amazed with IVANA and STEFAN who were always here when we needed a drink :) Most importantly, theese two are so kind, generous, positive, fun and sweet people who made are stay perfect!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lana B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Hotel was great and clean. We booked a room with terrace and it was amazing. Staff is nice, friendly and helpful, especially receptionist Dragana as well as Borislav and Jelena at the pool bar. Breakfast was very rich but they should provide more variety for lunch and dinner. All in all it was amazing week and we would recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Dear lanab178, Thank you for your positive review of your stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our prime location and thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff, and services. We warmly welcome you back at our hotel for yet another memorable holiday. Best regards, Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar team
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LAVOJED wrote a review Aug 12
Belgrade, Serbia5 contributions
Just came back from Places HVAR hotel. What a wonderful stay, it was one week of full recovery! We were seeking for a place that will give us comfort and relaxed atmosphere, nice nature and beach, natural pine shadow…seems like mission impossible? Well, with good information, advices, … Sometimes it’s not easy to have everything you want in one place. But this time we’ve found surprisingly good concept - we choose “FlexURS” offer by Valamar - it means you have bed and breakfast and an amount of money (25€ per person per day) you can spend for lunch/dinner, or you can use for drinks and/or cocktails by the pool during the day or in the evening (what would be our proposal - find Dario, he makes fantastic cocktails, there are some with local fruits and his signature, short talk with him preparing it for you and smile will come to your face[s]:) From our arrival everything went nice, warm welcome by Nikolina and Marko at receptions, and later impression how good and smooth is a young team leading this hotel, with true passion, always ready to help you, give nice advice… Marisa and Luka were there at reception and gave their best when we decided to prolong our stay, again with smile, we felt like we were a part of family during our stay… Looking for activities out of the hotel - concierge Krešo is “a must”, nice and clever guy, with good proposals, if you have no idea, he has:) Advice - use for transfers Hotels shuttle - by side a fact it’s less expensive, the true value is another nice person, driver Vinko - he is more than a driver, if you talk with him, many nice proposals about local hidden places you will hear, he is like an “unrecognised” tourist guide of this hotel. Clear water at the beach, pine wood around, the surrounding is really something to remember! At the end all complements and respect for Mr. Boris Duša, leader/head of this fantastic young team! As we travel a lot, such a modern hotel concept, but still respecting traditional qualities that travellers want to find, is not so common… Will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Lavojed, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for the time you took to write your comments. We are glad you liked our flexi service and thank you for the kind words for our team. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Amadej B wrote a review Aug 10
Stari Grad, Croatia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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At first we were a little bit suspicious, because we didn’t get the room as on the photos. But anyway a lovely S size room with balcony is OK, definitely worth the money. Bed is really 5 star. Bathroom is too small for 4* hotel. Breakfast is almost the same every day. It is tasty and fresh. Staff is very friendly. Flexy thing is really good. You can order food anytime you want from 12-22:00. Menu is pretty much the same all the time but if you are not picky you have plenty of choices. In the lobby bar, pool bar and beach bar, all the staff is very friendly and in a good mood to serve you a drink you want. Beach and a pool is really beautiful. One pool is in the natural shade and the other is hit by the sun all the day, so you can enjoy pool as you like. Sea beach is concrete with stairs. Clean sea water. Almost every day DJ is playing at the pool in the afternoon. I recommend this place for young adults. Starigrad as a town is great. If you want more intense nightlife, Hvar town is about 20min of driving with a car away. Overall amazing summer resort.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear amadejb2016, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We do our best to provide the highest standard of service to our guests and we are more than happy that you have enjoyed our service and the facility our hotel has to offer. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Sasa K wrote a review Aug 10
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Stefan and Ivana at the lobby bar made our trip fantastic. They are so kind, helpful and nice. I enjoyed every contact with them. Employees such as them have to receive a lot of praises! They’re always smiling and positive even hard days!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear sakdd91, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for the time you took to write your comments. Thank you for the kind words for our team. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Ajla P wrote a review Aug 9
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I am a morning person and most inportant thing for me is to drink coffee in the morning, Stefan and Ivana made the best latte machiato for my taste. Threw the day they were there to make us the best coctails, they are are always happy and smiling. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Ajla, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for the time you took to write your comments. Thank you for the kind words for our team. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Alan M wrote a review Aug 9
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I would like to put out two best employes Stefan and Ivana at the Places by Valamar at Hvar Stari Grad. They are very nice, kind, always smiling and there to help us. One of best experiences at the hotel, thank you very much for everything. Best,
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Alan, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for the time you took to write your comments. Thank you for the kind words for our team. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Mnager
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Hamiczech wrote a review Aug 5
Ostrava, Czech Republic447 contributions116 helpful votes
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Great party hotel for those who like dance music, coctails, sun, fun, beautiful sea and much more! Read my whole review on my travel blog in CZ and EN: hamiczech.tips For more travel tips follow me on Insta hamiczech or FCB: hamiczech.tips
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear hamichech, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places 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. Kind regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Milly C wrote a review Aug 4
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Lovely place, it’s great that it is just next to the sea! Very nice pool area with many sun beds so always one for you. And great service with nice staff ☺️ Big shout out I would like to give to Stefan the bartender, for giving nice tips on visits and for making good drinks 👏
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Milly, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar and for the time you took to write your comments. We are glad you liked our service and thank you for the kind words for our team. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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Chloe Butler wrote a review Aug 2
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Dario makes the best cocktails at the pool bar. Had quite a few but none beat his - he was there most nights and gave the best service. I can recommend the honey basil smash. He really puts 100% effort in and seems to love his job! The hotel is absolutely stunning with no lack of areas to chill out and sunbathe even in August. Food is good, sometimes excellent but I think depends on the chef. Transfers into Hvar and Jelsa through the hotel are much cheaper than a taxi!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucija P, Guest Services / Front Office at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Chloe B, Thank you for choosing Hvar [Places Hotel] by Valamar for your holidays and for the time you took to write your comments. Thank you for the kind words to our service and to our team. We are happy that you enjoyed our cocktails so much. We always welcome our guests’ feedback and use it to constantly improve our service. Kind regards, Boris Duša, Hotel Manager.
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PRICE RANGE
$119 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
primasol lavanda stari grad
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lavanda Hotel by Valamar
LOCATION
CroatiaDalmatiaSplit-Dalmatia CountyHvar IslandStari Grad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar
Which popular attractions are close to HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Nearby attractions include Tvrdalj Castle (0.6 miles), The Church of St Stephen (0.7 miles), and Tramonto Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Doors restaurant, Nook, and Nauta Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to HVAR [Places Hotel] by Valamar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Stari Grad Culture Centre (0.6 miles), St. Lucy's Church (0.8 miles), and St. Nicholas' Church (0.7 miles).