My group was originally booked for two nights at the 4-star Grand Hotel Adriatica in nearby busy Opatija, Croatia, but a mix-up by the Hotel Adriatica occurred whereby my group had to find last-minute alternative lodging at the 4-star Hotel Dramalj (www.grand-hotel.hr) in the quaint small town of Dramalj on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, just 15 miles from Opatija. The error certainly worked in our favor as this hotel is just 3 years old (but the two converted villas are 500 years old). According to the owner's daughter who manages the place and was responsible for its renovation, her father bought the villas 5 years ago after they sat vacant for 10 years. The villas sit about 150 feet from the shore of he Adriatic and there's a staircase that leads down to a private beach. The spotless rooms are large -- especially by European standards -- and are nicely appointed. The restaurant area is open air in the summer and you can see the sea in the distance. The food is great as well and includes a full American style hot breakfast. Dinner is also great and offers many selections on the buffet including Croatian favorites and western dishes. An interesting fact is that there are two Cedar trees next to the villas that the prior owner from 100 years ago had imported from Africa. There's a nice pool, sauna, massage room, patio between the villas, a patio area off each room, and a view from every room. The best thing about this place is its price for a 4-star hotel -- it makes Croatia sound cheaper than many 4-star hotels in other European countries. To top it off, the hotel staff waved goodbye and blew kisses to our group as well drove off. I will definitely stay there again.
Property: Grand Hotel DramaljAddress: Brace Car 6, Dramalj 51 265, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Dramalj
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dramalj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Dramalj 4*
Number of rooms: 21
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel consists of two villas, located in the shade of century old cedars and in close proximity to the beach. Villa Irena contains 6 rooms and 3 apartments, along with a reception, aperitif bar, restaurant and a common room. Villa Hilda contains 9 rooms and 2 large apartments, along with a garage underneath the whole complex, conference room, fitness room, sauna and a massage parlour. ... more less
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