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Smart Selection Hotel Istra

Marsala Tita 143, Opatija 51410, Croatia
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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars 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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2 of 5 stars 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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2 of 5 stars 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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1 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have spent a week in Opatija in this hotel.It was a great vacation. Opatija was beautiful.The hotel itself could use some refurbishing,but the staff here is so brilliant that they easily make up for the slightly noise walls,and the bit older furniture.They looked after us with great care from day one till the finish.They just made our holiday.I can... More 

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Gyor, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After looking at all the Hotels for Opatija, Croatia, this hotel had the best price and a indoor outdoor pool. It is a older hotel, so there is some wear and tear, but thats to be expected. Ask for a room on 1st floor, with Sea View. It has very nice balcony. There is no sandy beach at this hotel,... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For the third time we spent a few days in Hotel "Istra" and are quite satisifed with everything. Hotel is clean and well organised, personal is very kind and profesional - on high level. The best is Hotel's position: just right on famous pedestrian path long 15 kilometres, with own beach and wonderful sight over entire Kvarner with islands and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is great! We got a small room at the top of the hotel with the view at the sea. Room is small, but very clean. Bathroom is also very clean. Pool had a 36 degrees sea hot water. One bad thing is that was not aircondition in our room.

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Olpe, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

1) Location: on the path to Lovran, 400m from the beach of Opatija 2) Sea view: to the port side. Nice view. "Zero Ground" with nice balcony. Definitely with sea view. Otherwise you'll get a busy street with high traffic. 3) Restaurant: good. 4) Parking for the cars: very few. All places are used, even out-of season time. No parking... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Dry Cleaning
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: Marsala Tita 143, Opatija 51410, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Opatija
Price Range: $79 - $166 (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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Also Known As:
Istra Hotel Opatija
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Opatija
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