My husband, 5 year old daughter and I stayed here for five nights at the beginning of July. Prior to arriving, we stayed at the Dubronik Palace in Dubrovnik. I was a little concerned about the quality of the Amfora after someone who worked at the Dubrovnik Palace told me that the Amfora was only OK and very much a four star not a five star. This really worried me because the Dubrovnik Palace is rated a five star and is really a four star so I was wondering what we were getting ouselves into.
This is not a luxury resort, however, we wanted to stay at a resort and I think this was the best choice on the island. At first, I really didn't like it. We had a 2 bedroom suite and I felt it was just too basic but it actually turned out to be very comfortable. The pool area is a mad house and they give you one skimpy little towel that you have to return to get your "towel card" back at the end of the day. If you are accustomed to the pool man who sets up a chaise with several towels and them comes checking on you to see if you want something to drink/eat, you aren't going to find that here. However, the "beach club" is really lovely. Suites include a set-up there with chaises and towels and a little cabana. (Which, by the way, is a fantastic place for a child/baby to take a nap while mom and dad relax in the sun.) If you don't have a suite you can pay extra to have the same set up...The service here is more like what I expect at a resort.
My daughter had a blast at the hotel. She must have gone down the pool slide 100 times during our stay. The free daytime "kids club" has very short hours but is staffed by two wonderful young woman. FYI to parents: you can't arrange babysitting at the hotel. You can however, arrange to bring your child to the "kids club" in the evening though. It is very expensive (for the eveing hours) but your child will be well cared for.
The concierge was fantastic as was all of the other service. The food on Hvar was both better and more expensive than I expected. All in all, we had a wonderful, if not luxurious, experience. The truth is, Hvar is really worth a visit and this is the best choice for a family resort on the island. There are "high design" hotels in Hvar town that are rated higher but they don't have resort facilities.
Croatia is so beautiful. If only Aman would build a resort there...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar, Amfora. Hvar grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breath-taking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with lounge area and diverse amenities such as state-of-the-art conference facilities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal not only for couples, and family vacations but also for all your special business events from team building incentives, large meetings and conferences, banquets to workshops. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj 'Les Bains' is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds and a beach bar and restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amfora Hotel Hvar