This hotel is in a great location; as everyone else says it's 5-10 min to Zlatni Rat and 10-15 into Bol town. Bol is lovely. The sea is too nice to bother using the hotel pool in my opinion.
I arrived feeling tired after a long journey to the hotel (bus from Split airport, ferry across to Superar then taxi ride to Bol - it all adds and so bear that in mind). I was given a a lovely room in C block but the door wouldn't lock. The woman on reception said that she couldn't
change my room until the evening when the "chief" came on shift . I pointed out that this meant I would be stuck in my room for hours (I wanted to go out and start enjoying my holiday) and when I indicated that this wasn't acceptable, a spare room miraculously became available. I was then moved to B block, which hasn't been refurbished for a while and looks like something from the set of Poirot. However, my door locked and I couldn't face complaining to the hard faced receptionist again and/ or moving all of my things again. This particular receptionist had such a bad attitude; I avoided her for the rest of the stay (the others were very polite). Oh, just to add, it took 2 days for staff open the safe in my room (the second room - it wasn't really ready for occupancy). I actually wanted to leave the hotel early but I wouldn't have been given a refund.
As for food: well, it's fine if you can find a table (a struggle at breakfast time) and be prepared to join a long queue for hot drinks. On a positive note, the hotel is very clean and the chambermaid, Monika, was lovely.
I would love ot come back to Bol but I certainly wouldn't recommend the Elaphusa unless perhaps you're really into the sports and spa facilities and make the most of them. Based on my experienceof this and other hotels in Croatia and Europe, this is not up to the standards of a 4 star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting the largest spa and fitness center on the island of Brac, a tennis center with 26 clay courts and bowling alleys, the Elaphusa is an excellent choice for an active vacation. Located at the seafront promenade only 55 yards from the beautiful pebble beach, you can reach the center of Bol in a 10-minute walk. Moreover, the Elaphusa is situated close to the stunning Zlatni Rat beach. It has great indoor and outdoor pools and your kids can have fun in the paddling pool; there are also children's entertainment programs available free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluesun Hotel Bol
- Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa Bol, Croatia - Brac Island