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Smart Selection Hotel Bristol

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#6 of 8 hotels in Lovran
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Smart Selection Hotel Bristol (3*) Lovran is a historic property just minutes from Opatija in Croatia. It is an ideal escape for couples looking for a romantic hotel holiday. The rooms are decorated in a romantic style and complete with romantic details, special carpeting, curtains and lighting. The private balconies provide incredible sea views. In 2016 guests will have the opportunity to enjoy completely refurbished Standard rooms, or Premium rooms with balcony and sea view. Spend a quiet day with your loved one at the private beach and then enjoy a drink on the terrace. The hotel is built on the banks of Croatia's Adriatic Sea above the coastal promenade Lungomare and surrounded by a lush Mediterranean park. Its seclusion and stunning natural beauty will help provide memorable moments for you and your loved one. The property is also equipped to host weddings and other personal gatherings.
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Mid-range

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47Car recommended
Grade: 47 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
148Reviews
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We selected the hotel as it had decent reviews and we got a relatively decent price. At least we thought so. It is a very old hotel. And it has not been renewed in a veryyyy long while. The walls are peeling of. Room walls are chipped and peeling as well. There is no air conditioning. In 21st? Rooms are a bit small. And very very very old. Bed is almost unusable. So uncomfortable. We wope up in pain every morning. Good thing we only stayed for 3 nights. Rest of furnature was falling apart as it was soooo old. Only the bathrooms seemed a bit newer but were renovated using the cheapest materials. The ceiling lamp got a strange bulge. Instead of AC you get a ceiling fan. So funny and strange. Breakfast is beyond poor. The cheepest food and ingredients imaginable are used and provided. There is no fresh juice only concentrate. There is no ham even!!! Only very small plates are provided so it is a real nuisance to get anything to eat really. But this is obviously the idea. We parked the car in their garage. It was very rugged and filled with old junk as they use it for storage as well. The staff was friendly and polite. The only decent thing in the establishment. So in the end the price we paid was in no way justified. Until this hotel is renovated, I recommend you avoid it in as large a circle as possible.
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Others have said that the rooms are shabby, while the bathrooms are nicely upgraded. The location is excellent on the beach, but they charge for beach chairs, etc. There’s no pool, spa or hot tub. And no A/C which is super hot, but you can ask for portable fans for your room. We found the staff to be professional and accommodating. The food was only average, but it was convenient to have meals included—and you can include all 3 meals a day, if you don’t venture out much...We stayed here because it was near a wedding venue and we connected with other wedding guests at meals here, so that was a fun, but unusual experience.
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Very nice room - comfortable and clean. The bathroom is huge and full of space - only the door and some small details could be changed. Beautiful view ... unique ... Service - nice and always helpful with lot of experience in their hands ... Food is nice and tasteful- typically hotel food ... The thing we didn’t like is that you have to pay extra for the sunbeds ... even if you are an hotel guest- that’s not usual....
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We arrived late in the evening, to find a grumpy receptionist who couldn't be bothered to explain anything. Then we made the mistake of eating at the restaurant. It was the worst food (quality wise) I have ever seen. We wouldn't feed our dogs this. We couldn't get a tea without paying extra, and all the drinks were watered down along with salad not being fresh. As breakfast was free we checked it out, I couldn't eat any as the old salad was the same from previous night, the omelette had more oil than eggs. We just left and deiced it was better to pay to eat out. We never ventured down to the restaurant again and that made the hotel better. The view from the room of the ocean was great, too bad it was spoilt by food and rude staff (few who can speak English) so practise your German or Croatian if must visit the hotel.
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This hotel provided good value for the very reasonable rate we received. Breakfast was included and offered a good variety but quality could be better. The view from the restaurant terrace, however, compensated for any failings with the quality of the food. The bed was comfortable and the shower had decent pressure and plenty of warm water. We received excellent service from the courteous staff. It was quiet at night for sleeping although there were a couple of noisy and inconsiderate tour groups that woke us rather early in the morning. We agree with the assessment of other reviewers that the hotel is worn around the edges, but the great location in such a beautiful part of the world smoothes out those edges. Our only substantive complaint was that the wifi was extremely weak and spotty in our room.
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PRICE RANGE
$89 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bristol hotel lovran
LOCATION
CroatiaIstriaLovran
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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