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“Superb but not de luxe”
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Hotel Miramar
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Opatija
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex, England
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superb but not de luxe”
Reviewed September 22, 2010

The Miramar is a wonderful hotel in a quiet seaside location, with marvellous food and very friendly and helpful staff.

The facilities are extensive, with a good size indoor/outdoor pool and sauna, a gym and plenty of sun beds in different places around the grounds. There is strong promotion of various “wellbeing” activities, some of which are free, but the specialist treatments are quite expensive. The “private beach” is a small rocky area reached from the hotel grounds, where there are sun beds and access to a roped-off sea bathing area.

The hotel is mainly aimed at adult guests, most of whom were well into the 50+ group at the time of our visit (mid-September).

The Lungomare seaside promenade passes in front of the hotel; it takes you into the town centre in about 20 minutes, and carries on for around six miles to Lovran. The walk is well worth doing and would take under two hours non stop, or as long as you like lingering at the shady benches and bars en route. You can also get to the pretty harbour village of Volosko in about ten minutes in the other direction from the hotel.

The rooms are set out in five blocks, with the most expensive in the old building directly on the sea, and the others set out beside and around it. Because the hotel is set into the hillside there are quite a few steps - something not mentioned in some brochures.

The hotel’s best feature is the restaurant, which has a magnificent sea view. Breakfast has generous hours and a wide range of hot and cold food. Dinner is served from 6 pm and if you want a seat on the main terrace, be there by 6.15 latest (or after eight, when seaside diners start to leave). This isn’t really a problem, though, as the remainder of the restaurant is beautifully furnished, with plenty of cozy areas to sit in. The terrace and interior restaurant are all non-smoking.

Dinner consists of four waiter-served courses, all with choices, plus a salad bar and a wide selection of cheese, breads and grapes. Everything was of superb quality, and service was leisurely, giving plenty of time to enjoy your meal.

Our only disappointment was our room - if you pay for de luxe, don’t expect extra comfort.

What we got was a large room with a nice bathroom and a good sea view, but it was sparsely fitted with cheap chipboard furniture, plus a small basic couch and chair. The “double bed” was two singles loosely pushed together, with single duvets which just had a large cover thrown over them. No attempt was made to conceal the ugly coils of wire and extension leads dangling down behind the worktops, and the plain woodblock floor added to the bare and comfortless feel of the room.

The room was certainly spacious and clean, but completely lacked any sense of effort or imagination , which was puzzling in view of the lavish attention to décor in the public parts of the hotel.

So, we would highly recommend the Miramar and definitely would stay there again, but we wouldn’t spend our money on the de luxe supplement.

As a resort, Opatia has lots of charm and is largely free of tacky tourist shops. The only thing it lacks is a beach - you have to go a little way down the coast for that. For marvellous cakes and ice creams, try the Café Wagner’s seaside terrace - opposite the Tourist Information in the town centre.

Visit Opatija soon, before it gets over-developed.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2010

The standard of service at this hotel is excellent. All types of staff from management to cleaners were helpful and friendly. The restaurant service and food were the best we have ever experienced on a package holiday.
Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The public rooms were elegant and well maintained.
The hotel is a short walk away from the town centre so the location may not suit people who like to be at the centre of nightlife but it is ideal for mature fairly active types who want a high standard of accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2010

This hotel was fantastic; the room was very nice and the food there is the best we had.We recommend this hotel to every one

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

The service is truley 5-star, led by an Austrian management. Altough the rooms in the sea-fron house are the nicest and the most expensive rooms, I would recommend staying in the main house and request a room with sea view. There is quite some music coming from Opatjia center which doesn't allow for a goodnight sleep when staying in the sea-front house. Also, get involved in reserving your sunbeds, we didn't do so the first days and lost out. If that is the policy, however annoying it is, go with it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

Very high standard of accommodation and of catering. Helpful staff, good wine list AND staff who know their wines! Location is as good as any in this part of the Adriatic. Private sunbathing and pool. The active visitor may need to do their homework before visiting, as the whole town seems to be focussed on relaxing and dining, but there is plenty to do if you look. Good standard hotel, excellent staffing and (crucially), they have an excellent breakfast which one can enjoy at their leisure!! Well done!

  • Stayed August 2010
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lancashire, england
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

This is a hotel from the very top drawer. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. Waiting staff and reception staff are helpful and polite, and the food is excellent. Add to that a location that gives superb views from your table at breakfast and dinner and you have an unforgettable experience. Its position about half a mile from the main beach in Opatija and a similar distance from Volosko means that a short walk along the promenade in one direction or the other is always an attractive option. Longer walks to Lovran (with a bus back) and along the Carmen Silva way are also well worth doing. Opatija is a very pleasant resort, but this hotel is a destination in itself. As other reviewers have said, the rooms vary considerably in aspect and a balcony is certainly worth asking for. Ours did not have a sea view but was still a lovely place to sit on a sunny evening.

If you visit the Miramar, you will leave with many happy memories.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wien
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2010

One of the best short trips we ever had - due to Hotel Miramar:

*: Clean, cleaner, Hotel Miramar! There was not one single spec of dust or dirt to be found anywhere!
*: Food: While not in the absolute highest region, it was still incredibly delicious - I gained 3 kilos within 2 days, a new record, even more so considered the low amount of money they charge.
*: Pool and sea: clean, nice, huge pool, tons of recliners including towels and umbrellas for everyone, as many as you'd like to have!
*: Room: Huge, modern, cosy, separate toilet (meaning not in the bathroom), perfect beds, and the "partial sea view" was a full 180 degree sea view!
*: Service: extremely nice, friendly, always smiling, always there but never in your way, found the money I had forgotten in the room and called me within 20 minutes to inquire where to send it - couldn't be better!!!

-> That's obviously five extremely well earned stars, anybody giving only 4 stars must think that a brand new Mercedes SL is a stinking piece of chunk - and nobody could help such a person to enjoy anything in life!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Miramar
Address: Ive Kaline 11, Opatija 51410, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Opatija
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Opatija
#1 Family Hotel in Opatija
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Opatija
#1 Spa Hotel in Opatija
#1 Romantic Hotel in Opatija
#3 Best Value Hotel in Opatija
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Miramar 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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