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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful, the food excellent, peaceful location. Excellent opportunities for long and nice walks along the seashore! It is unacceptable that the parking fee charged € 10 per day.

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Thank Lilijana K
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Loved the area, very beautiful, lots to do, lovely seafront. We walked along the seafront both day and night and it was a very safe enjoyable place to visit. The people were extremely friendly and we would definitely go back again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The hotel was very reasonably priced and the price included half board (wine and beer on tap, a buffet with plenty of variety at breakfast and in the evening), a balcony and sea view: wonderful views over the sea and all around the bay. The public rooms have been renovated and are bright and modern, the hotel is right on... More 

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

After reading these reviews, I was quite scared about the weekend, but it turned out very well. The location is really good, you can find shops, restaurants and nice beaches nearby. The bulding is ok, it wasn't built yesterday, but it's a 3 star hotel, so i did not go there with high expectations. The room is clean, HAS WORKING... More 

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Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

So some friends and took a vacation to Croatia last year, started out in pula and drove down to Opatija as it was one of our stop along our route, we didn't have reservations so we decided to drive around until we find a hotel that was on the beach, the first hotel we stopped at was the Istra, and... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

The hotel is a nice 3 stars with see view, it need a little refresh but prices are good for the panoramic sea view and great location. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Cute litte bar. Breakfast can improve

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Reviewed May 30, 2016

The hotel is old and in need of renovation. Most bothers me, that's not nearly such as shown in the photos on their website. Pro: - location, close to the sea - wifi in our room - peace in a hotel - many tv channels - pets allowed (with extra charge) Undecided: - staff Cons: - food - cleanliness!! -... More 

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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Whoever took the official photos on the webpage is a very talented photographer. The hotel looks nothing like that. Pros: + right at the sea + beautiful view + wifi worked fine in our room Cons: - everything is old and needs to be updated - not enough staff (we asked for a second pillow but there was only one... More 

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Reviewed August 17, 2015

Hello. This hotel is soo terrible for many reasons. 1 : The men at the reception desk are bad especially Mr Fulvio. He doesn't even look at us when we ask him questions 2 : There's no air conditioning in the hotel even in the rooms. Impossible to sleep in the summer time when at 11pm, there's still 39 degrees... More 

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have stayed a week in this hotel, however we did not booked it directly, we had our reservation at another hotel in Opatija, but they were not able to provide the booked room for us, so they relocated us to Hotel Istra. This was not a good experience to start a holiday, but in my review I am going... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smart Selection Hotel Istra (3*) Opatija provides seafront hotel accommodation along the Adriatic. A short walk down Opatija's main street will put you in the middle of the city center. The Lungomare, Opatija's famous 12 kilometer-long coastal promenade, also leads to the center and offers an up-close view of the Adriatic Sea. The hotel's location is ideal for the traveler who enjoys being close to the hustle and bustle of the city, but also likes the calm and privacy of a beach vacation. The private beach and indoor swimming pool with heated seawater belonging to this hotel in Opatija are major draws for the economy accommodation, which has 130 rooms. The balconies in Istra's superior rooms provide unmatched views of the sea, exactly what you would expect from a hotel built so close to the water. The beachside bistro and outdoor terrace supply perfect spots for casual dining or a place to get a cold drink. Local, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list highlight the menu. Again, the wondrous sights of the sea add a level of radiance to the experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart Selection Hotel Istra

Address: Marshala Tita 143, Opatija 51410, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Opatija
Price Range: $51 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart Selection Hotel Istra 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Istra Hotel Opatija
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Opatija
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“You must have to take a room with a sea view - it is truly breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles 958lilijanak, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in the family room, room 19, we had our own balcony with gorgeous seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles lindacV9648HH, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view compulsory”
 of 5 bubbles Axeletsharon, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if there's a better room than the others”
 of 5 bubbles G7299BWsophieh, Aug 17, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms from the seaside are less noise then the other side.Better to go with them.”
 of 5 bubbles imi19, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
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