We stayed here for three nights at the beginning of June as our base in Istria and were very pleased with our stay. The best thing about the hotel is the staff - they were extremely friendly and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed. For me, service is just about the most important thing when I am on vacation (assuming a certain threshold for the rooms).
The hotel itself is a grand old villa directly overlooking the water and directly on the path between Lovran and Opatija. (a number of other villas are on the other side of the main road and I would certainly prefer to be on the water side) There are only, I think, six rooms in this hotel and they are very large. This isn't a modern hotel but it is a nicely updated older villa with great character. All the modern amenities you need like a great bathroom and huge closets are there. It is also very quiet and private which we really needed after long days out. We are generally not b&b people and prefer modern decor but we were really won over by this place.
The food here is also top notch. There is a breakfast buffet but they will also make you pretty much whatever hot breakfast you want too. We had some really lovely crepes. The dinners here were unexpectedly good. We came here from Venice and the food here compared quite well with restaurants we went to there (Da Fiore, Al Covo, etc). What was really special was being able to sit out one of the two separate outdoor patios surrounded by the gardens for a long evening meal. Just fantastic and utterly relaxing.
I did also use the spa here and had quite a good massage - the best of the three that I had on my trip.
I am really excited to be able to write this review for the hotel because I think it deserves to be singled out for praise. Throughout our two weeks in Croatia we stayed in hotels that cost easily double what Villa Astra did but it managed to be just as good. Just a lovely find.
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