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Trg Gospe Od Karmela 1, Brela 21320 Croatia
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#6 of 14 hotels in Brela
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.4
Value
3.8
Unique hotel experience. Enjoy in an unparalleled vacation experience in this architectural & design jewel, famous for its individual approach to the guest.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Diving
Mini golf
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian
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Boris wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is moderate size hotel with spacious rooms and balconies. Hotel is located close to the beautiful beach in the shadow of old pine trees. Water is crystal clear and it is not wander that beach is listed in the 10 top beaches in the world. Staff is extremely polite, professional and friendly. Head of restaurant Mr. Matko was very welcoming and made our stay even more pleasant. He was very passionate about his work in hotel and had time to pay attention to every guest. Boris
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Hasqo wrote a review Jul 2019
28 contributions18 helpful votes
I will start with the positives.Hotel restaurant staff were absolutely lovely as were the chambermaids-absolutely wonderful people whom we were able to relate to, partly because we understand the mentality of the people from this part of the world. However, the issues related to this hotel cannot be overlooked and we hope that our experiences in this hotel over the past week will help people with babies/young children make the right decision regarding their holidays. DO NOT book this hotel if you have a pram/buggy and a very young child/baby.Access to the beach involves negotiating 7 flights of steps, during which you will have to carry your pram.This hotel requires serious investment and money you pay for rooms here can get you much better facilities in one of the neighbouring hotels.Anyone who claims access is fine if you have a baby is simply lying. Rooms are OK size-wise however they are quite basic and very outdated.Again,you are overpaying for what you get. Food is a 2/5 and the menu is quite basic.My advice to the holding company would be to look at the food offering of any decent hotel (hint: Kompas in Dubrovnik). The overarching issue with this hotel is its sense of complacency, like with so many hotels in Croatia.If you need any examples of this, then do not look any further than the broken lift that has not been fixed as of yet.The lift itself is quite ancient and it broke down, so there are 8/9 flights of steps (depending on the floor you are staying at) to negotiate if you want to get to the beach.There seems no hurry to fix it; we were told there was only one technician in Dalmatia who can fix it.Be that as it may, the fault lies squarely with Blue Sun as the holding company, for allowing things to get to such a point as to need an antiques restorer for a lift that was installed sometime in the 80s, rather than an engineer.The hotel staff didn’t seem too concerned about the fact that the one lift they have is out of service. When we enquired about the lift situation, the indifference from the hotel staff was very frustrating and smacked of a serious lack of professionalism.This is the problem with so many places in Croatia. We sat at this hotel’s snack bar by the beach when a lady complained about her food being burnt.Once she left,the waiting staff and the chefs openly mocked her, not caring one bit about whether or not they could be understood. The amount we paid for five nights here can get you over a week all-inclusive in a different country or in Croatia with serious professionalism thrown in.As long as places like this exist, people will shun Croatia for elsewhere.This is a shame as Brela is a wonderful place with one of the best beaches on the Adriatic and this hotel actually has serious potential.Serious investment and urgent attention to professionalism are required if they have any desire to realise this potential. In short-avoid if you can as there are better places in the close vicinity.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nina V wrote a review Jul 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates18 contributions21 helpful votes
I’m writing this review just as I am about to leave this hotel after a 5 day stay. As this is our first proper holiday as a family with an infant, I’m really disappointed with how family unfriendly the hotel is. I understand that due to its setting, there would be quite a lot of steps and steep climes to get to the beach and back up, however surely making a few ramps would at least make it that bit easier to access the beach! Not only that, in order to access the hotel restaurant, we also had to carry our child’s pram down some steps. On our last day here, the hotel lift broke down and that really made our stay extremely difficult. Overall, instead of having a rest, by the end of each day, my husband and I felt quite tired due to having to climb so many steps with a baby and a pram in tow. This hotel was built a long time ago, back in the day when accessibility wasn’t something that was taken into consideration. However, I feel that these issues could easily be dealt with, if only it’s investors cared. On the positive side, I liked the hotel building, most of its staff were friendly, particularly the 2 chamber maids I encountered and the location was lovely. However, the food was mediocre and apart from the hotel pool, there appeared to be no other facilities available, at least I wasn’t informed of any. Hotel Maestral in Brela has a huge amount of potential, however it’s too outdated and feels just as it looks, tired and uninteresting.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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GordonFinch wrote a review Oct 2018
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a fairly priced hotel with a great location for a relaxing beach getaway. The staff are professional, friendly and approachable. A good breakfast and dinner is provided in the very pleasant restaurant area. There are other newly refurbished hotels up and down the Makarska Riveria to choose but we enjoyed the retro charm & atmosphere of this hotel. A few steps down from the hotel pool area takes you to a newly paved promenade to walk either direction to various clean pebble beaches. You can also find an open air gym with various equipment in the shade of the pine trees.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Responded May 13, 2019
Dear GordonFinch, Thank you for the high grade and your warm words. Have a nice rest of the year and come back to Croatia in 2019. Kind regards & all the best, Ana Medic Hotel Manager
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kamilla_stockholm wrote a review Aug 2018
Surat Thani Province, Thailand20 contributions16 helpful votes
Me and My Mother stayed here in june in one of the rooms with ocean view. The hotel has a perfect location, the staff is nice and the restarant is good with a lot of options. The balcony was big and the cleaning was very satisfing. I will defently stay here again next time I visit Brela!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Matija K wrote a review Aug 2018
Zagreb, Croatia31 contributions8 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice was our stay in this hotel. At first glance the hotel looks older, but do not be fooled. The hotel's appearance is retro-look charming and if someone doesn't like it, then in my opinion this is definitely compensated by the quality of the staff's service, at a very high level. It is truly the individual's approach to the guest. Rooms are clean and location of the hotel is excellent. A special praise goes to the boss of the restaurant and to the entire staff of the hotel. High recommendation from us.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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fiona037 wrote a review Aug 2017
Ghent, Belgium364 contributions69 helpful votes
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-lovely location near the sea. We booked a room with balcony at the sea side and had a very nice sea view. -staff is very friendly -quiet hotel -the architecture : the hotel was built in 1965 and designed by the architect Ante Rožić, in a specific Adriatic style. The interior was designed by a Croatian architect and decorated by Croation artists. It results in a very unique atmosphere. At first sight, some people might call it ‘dated’, but if you give it a chance, you will soon notice how much more beautiful it is than the ‘cheaply renovated’ interior of some of the other hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from KresoCo, Manager at Bluesun Hotel Maestral
Responded Sep 25, 2017
Dear fiona037, Thank you for your amazing feedback. We are glad you liked our hotel, staff and the location. Hopefully we see each other next year. A beautiful room is waiting for you. Kind regards, Ana Medić, Hotel Manager
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wenben83 wrote a review Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
I have nothing positive to say about this place. The hotel is extremely dated, furniture is old and ratty. They claim to be "retro" but it is a far cry from "retro cool". The hotel was built in the 60s and has literally not been touched since. From the start, we were not made to feel welcome. Upon arrival we were not shown to our rooms or helped with our luggage. No map of the area was provided and facilities not explained. We had booked a Sea View Room 3 months prior as we wanted our stay in Brela to be special and memorable as we were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. Due to "technical difficulties" we were given a Park View Room. The room had a view of the parking lot. And from what I could see all the Sea View Rooms were occupied so we were left extremely disappointed. Room had no shower, only a bath. When I asked to change rooms to one with a shower I was told all rooms were like that. Whether that is true or not I have no idea. The restaurant area was like stepping into an episode of Love Boat, I have never seen anything like it. Hotel staff were not friendly and unhelpful which made for an uncomfortable stay. In summary, I will not be staying at this hotel ever again and will never recommend this to others. There are loads of other places right on the beach which are a hundred times better.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KresoCo, Manager at Bluesun Hotel Maestral
Responded Aug 16, 2017
Dear wbenkotic, I’m sorry you feel this way about our hotel. It has been renovated several times since its construction. Bluesun Hotel Maestral is actually one of the finest examples of modernist hotel architecture in Croatia, studied by architects and students of architecture both locally and internationally. I honestly appreciate your opinion the same way I appreciate the many positive reviews we receive from our guests. Thanks again for your time and effort. Best regards Ana Medić Hotel Manager
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Tudor T wrote a review Jul 2017
Cluj-Napoca, Romania85 contributions42 helpful votes
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What I didn't liked: - a lot of noise from the industrial A/C or ventilation machine placed near the hotel; we were forced to sleep with the windows closed, but the noise was still present - very old furniture and windows, some 30-40 years old, in need of repair - barely working A/C unit, blowing the air over the bed - cigarette smell coming from nearby rooms - no accesible sockets near the bed (for charging the phone or laptop) - no A/C on the hallways or lobby - they keep a lot of windows opened all day to compensate - the A/C units in the restaurant were stopped - you must use the same fixed table at breakfast during the entire stay - fixed selection for breakfast menu - nobody informs you at arrival about hotel facilities (swimming pool, bar, minigolf etc.) - the hotel dosen't have a reserved area on the beach, so you have to go early to hunt for a free spot, as the beach gets very crowded after 10:00 o'clock; the sunlouges can be rented, but they are quite expensive - crowded parking place, improvised alongside the road leading to the hotel; there are less parking places than hotel rooms - the hotel is close but not right on the beach - you have to climb a lot of stairs through the garden to get to the hotel from the beach What I liked: - nice classical hotel close to the beach, surrounded by trees and a nice garden - clean room and bathroom - nicely decorated room and lobby - large lobby and restaurant - beutifull beach in front of the hotel (small pebbles, shaded by pinetrees, very clean water)
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 16, 2017
Dear Tudor T, Thank you equally for all the kind words and for highlighting the potentials to improve. Always a pleasure to read such a detailed guest review. Have a great rest of the year and I hope to see you again at the Bluesun Hotel Maestral. All the best, Ana Medić Hotel Manager
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TessFransson wrote a review Sep 2016
Lund, Sweden13 contributions5 helpful votes
We where there 14 days and had the most fantastic holiday. Combined sunny day at the pool/beach with nice excursions and hiking in the mountain. The hotel staff where very nice, clean room with a spectacular view and great food. The only thing we lacked was a kettle to make coffe and the in the room. We would like to return to Maestral some times. :-)
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from krvaricp, Manager at Bluesun Hotel Maestral
Responded Sep 8, 2016
Dear TessFransson, thank you for such a positive feedback and for sharing your fantastic experience with us. We are happy to announce that there will be changes in the future, so we are looking forward to host you again. Thank you for the highest rate and for giving us your trust. Best regards Ana Medic Hotel Manager
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$134 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CroatiaDalmatiaSplit-Dalmatia CountyBrela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluesun Hotel Maestral
Which popular attractions are close to Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Nearby attractions include Brela Beach (0.3 miles), Punta Rata Beach (0.3 miles), and The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Conveniently located restaurants include Obid, Konoba Feral, and Nautica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Bluesun Hotel Maestral have airport transportation?
Yes, Bluesun Hotel Maestral offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bluesun Hotel Maestral located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Brela.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluesun Hotel Maestral?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Duare Fortress (4.6 miles).