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“Great hotel with modern rooms located in heart of old town”
Review of Villa Nora Hvar

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Villa Nora Hvar
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2010

We stayed for 2 nights at Villa Nora and were very pleased. At Euro 150 per night we felt that our very large (King size bed, sofa, maybe 10m x 10m room) with seperate large bathroom and storage area was excellent value vs the hotels in the Suncari chain on the Island.

Despite our rate being advertised as room only an good and large breakfast was provided free of charge. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved being on a busy street in heart of the old town (note pedestrians only - the steet is about 1m wide!) and noise wasn't a problem due to thick walls and excellent air con.

Can thoroughly recomment the wine bar down the street (great croatian wine by glass and very charasmatic owner!) and also ate well next door at Luna on the roof terrace. Whilst in town don't miss out on a trip to Hula Bar on the beach about 15 mins walk from the centre!

Will definitely return here when we come back to Hvar!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

My wife and I spent a recent night at the Villa Nora hotel in Hvar, Croatia. We stayed in Room #2, a very large room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard restaurant. The room was very nice (with great air conditioning) and the balcony was pleasant too. Cute assortment of tomatos and bedding plants in the pots on the balcony. The room really didn't have much of a view other than the restaurant below because the hotel is the narrow historic streets of the old town district. The crowd below was well behaved and things died down soon after 11:00pm or so. Food smelled wonderful, but we ate at another local restaurant, which I suspect was a mistake on our part. If you are a light sleeper and go to bed early, then you might ask for a room away from the hotel's restaurant. Thankfully, we got into the Adriatic lifestyle with ease. Bed was very firm, which seems to be the norm in Croatia and Italy. Cute receptionist from Norway with perfect English and a willingness to help. She had some great shopping advice, including a local jewelry store that makes its own designs. Breakfast was great; rather than a buffet, the staff cooked us an omlette to order, and brought fruit, cheese, meat, yogurt, coffee, bread, juice, etc. until we had to beg them the quit. Obviously we skipped lunch that day. Wow !!! Happy to report no bed bugs contrary to an earlier review. Frankly, the only down side was finding the hotel, which is only one street off the main plaza on Petra Hektorovica which runs parallel to the plaza for a single block. We parked in the public parking lot near the bus stop (10 kuna/hour) under a shade tree, but later learned that the hotel has an unpaved lot across the street on the uphill side from the public lot. Friendly hotel staff helped transport the bags to and from the car (at an Adriatic pace) . Google Maps is worthless for Hvar's old town district (and the hotel map is marginally better), so I uploaded a map that should help. My suggestion is to walk the short distance to the hotel from the parking lot (maybe 4 blocks), and then get help with bags if necessary. The restaurant courtyard faces Petra Hektorovica, but the hotel entrance actually faces both a side alley and the next street away from the plaza, so a little scouting helps.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

You dont get a pool, or fitness room or any other add ons, but you dont always need that. You do get great personal service, a fantastic location in the old town centre of Hvar, a tasty fresh breakfast and a clean room with good facilities. We came from a poor 5* in Split and were very pleased to have arrived at Villa Nora and restored our faith in Croatian hospitality.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2010

I stayed at Hotel Villa Nora for two nights on 31st May and 1st June. The hotel is well located and very pleasant, and offered excellent value when compared to other hotels in Hvar.

HOWEVER, whilst I was in the hotel I was bitten approximately 50 times by bed bugs which were living in the bed I was sleeping in. They clearly have a serious issue, but when I brought this to their attention and sent them an email about it, they responded by suggesting that I was trying to con them into giving me a free stay in the hotel!!!!! This is an unbeliveable response, not only because I have no interest in staying there again and getting bitten, but that I also living in England so am not exacty going to fly out to Croatia to go back there! Their denial and attitude to the problem makes me believe that they will not sort this problem out any time soon, and that this attitude is probably taken towards everything else in the hotel (such as food and hygiene!).

It's a shame, as Hvar is beautiful and the hotel could be so much more, but I feel the need to warn people away from Villa Nora.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

Rarely (for my taste) an excellent accomodation. A spacious room. Air conditioning working as cooling/heating as you wish. Big and comfortable bed. Shower cabine with massage. Rustical ambience (original stone walls characteristic for these area etc.) Quiet location inside a quarter (there was a building under renovation next to it, but they did not make any noise). Breakfast a la carte, but they brought everything I asked for (fruit salad, cheese, bread, omelette, freshly squeezed orange juice, black tea). Location is excellent (close to the main square of Hvar town). Staff was attentive and friendly. It had a computer with free internet. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 12, 2009

I traveled to Croatia with one of my girlfriends and had an absolutely wonderful time at Villa Nora. Our room was unbelievable... incredibly spacious for just the 2 of us, probably 3x the size of my apartment. The staff was charming and helped us get acclimated to the town. It was great that the hotel was centrally located and easy to get around this super fun town.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

In the middle of old town, great staff, excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Petra Hektorovica, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Hvar
Price Range: $69 - $530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Nora Hvar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Nora Hvar is a new hotel situated in the middle of Hvar old town. The ancient Palace, built in the 14th century, once the rich and magnificent residence of the aristocratic family Gazzari, has been now completely restored as the elegant and refined Hotel Villa Nora, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. Villa Nora is located in the city center, next to the main square - the largest square in Dalmatia, a 2 minute walk from the harbor and the bus station, close to famous restaurants, shops, vibrant nightlife and all major attractions and sights. ... more   less 
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