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Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel

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Ulica Dinka Kovachevica 10, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • On-site COVID testing available
Updated 04/13/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/13/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 21 in Hvar
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
3.8
Value
3.9
At Pharos, within the dynamic energy of Hvar Town, we've set the stage to ignite island vibe and bring together those who push boundaries creatively and crave a connection to other people, cultures and ideas. We welcome wanderlusts of all ages and backgrounds!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Fishing
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian
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klpritchard wrote a review Oct 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio38 contributions6 helpful votes
Our room had a wonderful view overlooking the large pool and the Adriatic Sea. Just stunning!! Full buffet breakfast served overlooking the outside terrace and Bars found just off the lobby and poolside, must visit this beautiful hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Matt L wrote a review Sep 2021
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel was nice but we were moved to their sister property because they were closed during the period. The sister hotel was nice as well, with good facilities. The only downside was that the room was very far from the pool and dining areas/gym.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Tring010 wrote a review Sep 2021
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom18 contributions10 helpful votes
The good - An ok affordable option, amazing location (a lot of steps to get there so something to consider if you struggle), really nice pool area playing music, good for couples and young people, decent breakfast. The bad - Awful sleep because there is no sound proofing so you can hear literally everything and as there’s clubs nearby people are coming in loud until 6am, terrible service everything felt like we were asking too much, no help to get suitcases up the stairs, no lifts in the building, dirty, our rooms were never cleaned we had rubbish and glasses in there for the entire duration of our stay, key cards never worked which meant walking up and down multiple flights of stairs and walking to the reception from the furthest block (this happened four times), staff were unhelpful and unfriendly, thin towels (cleaners never replaced the same amount they took so we actually had to share a towel at one point). You get what you pay for to be honest, we wouldn’t stay again but for some it might be ok.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Michelle J wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
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The hotel is on a hill overlooking the beautiful Paklinski islands and it's a short walk down to Hvar harbour. Our room was clean, the beds were exceptionally comfortable and the ensuite was large with a big walk in shower. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and the lunch and dinner menus were filled with great fresh food options. The pool plays good music and does great smoothies, it was a great spot for chilling out. I would also recommend booking their airport transfer service - this was so smooth and effortless, it took the sting out of having to work this out ourselves! But the BEST thing about the hotel was the staff - so friendly and helpful, they went out of their way to help us.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: It's worth getting the superior room with the sea view - breathtaking
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CharlotteKirsch wrote a review Sep 2021
Reading, United Kingdom356 contributions170 helpful votes
Really couldn’t fault this hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern. They have a fridge and all amenities you would require for a good stay. The pool area is very well maintained, clean and plenty of sun beds available. The food and drink is fairly reasonable for hotel prices too and all was really nice. Breakfast was standard for a buffet, some items started to disappear quicker than others and weren’t replenished as they approached the end of breakfast time so definitely go before 09:30 if there’s something you specially want. The walk up the hill is a bit strenuous but nothing to put you off. We quite enjoyed it after a lazy day of lots of eating and drinking too! One thing I did note, there’s limited access for wheelchairs and the route back without steps would take quite some time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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linda wrote a review Sep 2021
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Great hotel for the price - great value for money. Very clean and great sea view room (1209). Yes it is full of 20-30 year olds but mainly couples. Run by same chain as Amfora and location to town is excellent ! Staff hardworking and friendly and the bed chairs comfortable with pool towels provided. Beds very comfy, good shower and great air con
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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xlauracampbell wrote a review Sep 2021
Essex, United Kingdom42 contributions18 helpful votes
Decent sized room, although woke up most nights as we could hear people coming in at 4-5am. Would recommend you bring earplugs if you don’t want to be woken up. Cleaners were good, they cleaned and changed towels everyday. Pool area was nice - they provided towels and the music was good. We ordered lunch by the pool off the menu a couple of times and the food was nice each time. However we found drinks to be poor. No ice given in soft drinks, I ordered a strawberry daiquiri. Which barely had any strawberry in it. I took it back to the bar, told them it didn’t taste like strawberry and asked if she could add more to give it more flavour. All I got in response was we can’t add any more because we have to budget it over the month. I couldn’t quite understand so I left my cocktail to melt in the sun. They wouldn’t replace or change it for me. Over the next few days I saw other girls order the same cocktail and leave it. I’m guessing they thought the same. The least they could do as a paying customer is give you a decent drink. If you can’t make a strawberry daiquiri properly then take it off the menu. Reception staff were very friendly, breakfast was average. Hotel location was good only a few minutes walk to restaurants/bars/marina. There is a supermarket 5 minutes walk past the amfora hotel. Overall it wasn’t a bad stay and Hvar is beautiful.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Derek C wrote a review Sep 2021
Ireland24 contributions11 helpful votes
This was the forth hotel we stayed in on our month long trip around Croatia. It was booked for us but I think this hotel is more suited for a different age group. I think if you are between 25 to 40 you will enjoy it along with the loud music at the pool and the batman tiles in the shower, yep I said Batman "Boom". Its not a place that you might be able to fully relax. The rooms are clean, but the sea view in the "Block" we were in, were over advertised as having full sea view. There are four blocks of accommodation #1 #2 #3 #4 as they are named, some with balconies some with shared terraces. You can't pay for anything on your room, including drinks at the pool bar or restaurant but they still took credit card details on checking in. The staff I thought were very pleasant and the service was good. The breakfast was nice and the menu by the pool bar was also good. We asked for a Iron to sort my shirts when I unpacked and the reception gave us the security card for the cleaning staff room to search for one ourselves, we didn't find one. We had to prompt them to clean the room and replace the towels as well. The town is a nice down hill walk from the Hotel. If you have mobility issues, the return walk uphill might not be for you. We would not return, not because it was so bad because it really wasn't, it's just not for us but I would recommend my children and their friends to stay there.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Not all the "blocks" have sea views. If that is something you want, ask more questions
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Btc 2020 wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubrovnik, Croatia40 contributions15 helpful votes
While rooms are quite modern and cozy everything else is under standards: swimmimg pool is too small and crowded, staff is unhappy and unpleasent, food is very limited and bad quality ( breakfast is inside hotel and for dinner gave to go to nearby hotelnAmpfora 🤣), value for money is very poor means hotel is a way overpriced for what they offer...anyway better to avoid and find some descent place to spend vacation in hotel Pharos you will just waste your time...
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Zeza wrote a review Aug 2021
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As I mentioned in title of this review Hotel`s Director attitude is: Don`t expect anything, tells you everything. I couldn`t believe seeing this guy in action. His behavior is not just negatively surprising but really anti customer service and offensive. His defensive, arguing attitude , no interest in guests, left me really sad. I am Croatian, Hvar lover and coming every year to Hvar and recommending it to all my friends. I do not dare to recommend Suncani Hvar to anyone. I t is not that I was disappointed only with accommodation ( to be quite honest I didn't come to admire rooms but was expecting decent room) but mostly with a service. Staff is walking around sad and with no smile complaining about low salary while Hotel director is drinking beer in the evening on the Hotel terrace. If you are unhappy with a room, don`t expect any understanding. You will just get a hate treatment from Director. Girls on the reception are nice and smiling but either they are not well trained or do not have enough authority so you can`t really expect much. Housekeeping will encourage you to fight for your rights since they know that there are better rooms. The saddest thing is not seeing customer orientation. You are always somehow left under impression that you haven`t paid enough to be treated as a guest. You will be reminded by Director several times that it is only 3 star hotel-whatever it means. Hotel is actually Hostel. If you are coming to party few days in Hvar this could be a good place even though too expensive for that purpose considering what it offers. Rooms are super small, no wardrobe but just shelves,..Covid measures are not existing if we are not counting 2 bottles of disinfectant liquid at the entrance of Restaurant. Meals are served al Buffet. I asked waitress to wipe the table before I sat for the breakfast. She commented that is is happening only at the end of the shift. So I did it myself :( It is pity because it could be lovely place if managed properly. Hotel is up the hill but quite close to the beach and town. They do not bother helping guests arrived by Catamaran with baggage but you have to drag it yourself up the hill at 40C temperature. In fact if you are not fit and not willing to climb -forget this Hotel. I had a leak in my room (water from toilet from upper floor was leaking through ventilation on my head) From the second attempt we managed to get help and it stopped leak within 2 h. However nobody bother to send house keeping to clean it afterwards.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Housekeeping advice was : fight for your right...of you don`t like the room.
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PRICE RANGE
$123 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pharos hotel stari grad, hotel pharos hvar
LOCATION
CroatiaDalmatiaSplit-Dalmatia CountyHvar IslandHvar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
201
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Central Park Club (0.3 miles), Caffe Bar Sidro (0.2 miles), and Aloha (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mediterraneo Dine & Wine, BackLane Craft Bar, and Dalmatino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tvrdava Fortica (0.6 miles) and Arsenal (0.3 miles).
Does Pharos, Hvar Bayhill Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.