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Smart Selection Hotel Bristol
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Lovran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“splendid room with extraordinary view”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Try to have room 206, located on the corner of the second floor with 3 large windows, in front the Kvarner bay, to the left view on Rijeka. Room has all "the grandeur" of the end of the 19-th century. Terras of the restaurant "Belvedere" has'nt stolen his name. Breakfast offers a large choice. Eveningbuffet is not recommendable, wine is of very low quality. No modern comfort as sauna, fitness, swimming pool,...

Room Tip: Try to have a room with seasight and on the corner.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights in June. It is a large old fashioned hotel that has recently undergone some renovation. Our room was spacious with lovely high ceiling and view of the sea. However that was where the positives end.

The bathroom had also been redecorated but the shower in the middle of the bath left the shower screen redundant. More importantly the breakfast was extremely disappointing. The coffee from the machine was cold, the orange juice tasteless and the cooked part - eggs and bacon - were greasy. Other options looked of poor quality and they would have been better to offer fewer options but of better quality.

The hotel also said it had a beach. Whist this would have been a concrete expanse we failed to find it

It must be remembered that this is only a 3 star hotel but with a little extra effort it could be so much better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denmark
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed here in September 2012. Booked a room facing a busy road, but got a larger room facing the sea with a great view for the same price. Thank you Hotel Bristol. Its located in a very beautiful old build with very high ceiling. The room was vey spacious. The dinner buffet is of great value considering that beer and vine (all you can drink) is included in the price. Great view from the tables outside as the hotel is located by sea.
The "beach" is all concrete but the swimming is still great.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea are the best as you get a great view and no noice from the busy main street beh...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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portugal
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

A beautiful old fashioned hotel in an elegant building reminiscent of a large villa in the South of France, set on the sea front in the delightful town of Lovran. Every room has a balcony but some have better views than others. Those on the front of the hotel look at the main coastal road whereas the others look out to sea and the attractive small harbour nearby.

We booked 3 days half board and it was incredible value for the money. Yes, the rooms are old fashioned and need updating. It has no airconditioning, a very small television (no English channels), no kettle and ours had a lumpy bed which we cured by putting the two extra blankets provided underneath us. They really should renew the mattress as it was certainly past its best. However, the hotel has a lovely faded elegance and the food is excellent value for money. The food is also of a good standard. The buffet breakfast offers a huge selection and the buffet dinner again offers an enormous choice of vegetarian, meat and fish dishes. Three courses and also free wine and beer. As expected it is popular with group tours especially Germans.

The staff are without exception very efficient and friendly and, despite the obvious negatives, I would still recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

She's an old girl, with some updated rooms. But, for its low price, there's not much to complain about here.

First the good:

-Sea facing rooms with a+ Adriatic views
-Great deck at the rear of the hotel for food and relaxing
-Nice staff, but English is not their strong suite
-Great location for walking into town
-pretty inexpensive by American standards.
-overall value is very good

Now the bad:
-Really needed air conditioning. There's not much air movement, so if its hot, open windows don't help
-funkey parking situation limited to 17 guest on a first come first serve basis.
-the bed was a little worn, sinking in the zone thousands have slept before me
-you need to get the beach area early if you want a nice spot. Hotel rents chairs and umbrellas. Strangly, you're on your own for towels.

Room Tip: Sea side rooms are the way to go. Interior rooms seemed to be of a early Russian design, and not in...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Budapest
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We spent 4 nights at Hotel Bristol in August and we had a great time there!

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- suprisingly good food (we had half-board), trout for dinner, drinks (draught beer, good white and red wine) included!
- beautiful hotel building
- lots of rooms viewing the sea with balcony
- easy parking (around the hotel it is a non-payment zone)
- good wifi connection

Minus: oldish rooms, not so comfortable bed, but you don't spend much time in the room anyway

Best thing: I absolutely loved the terrace of the hotel! We had breakfast and dinner on this huge terrace, in the evening chilling with wine and watching the sea was wonderful.

Room Tip: Go to dinner early to have a table as close to the sea as possible.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Nice hotel, next to the small beach. The rooms are a little bit outdated and have no aircondition. We were there in the begining of july, outside temperatures were above 35 celsius and the room reflected that. The hotel is next to a small beach which unfortunately is not very suitable for young children (except for it's small part which has pebbles). The positive side was that it wasn't crowdy. The hotel restaurant has a terrace overlooking the sea so the view is magnificent. The food is a story of it's own. A rich buffet breakfast and buffet dinner with a variety of international and national dishes. The dinner included 2 fish varieties every evening which is unexpected from this kind of a hotel. The dinner also included soft drinks as well as local wine and beer. The waiters were very friendy.
All in all the hotel is a good value for the money.

Room Tip: Take the north side if you're visiting in summer.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Smart Selection Hotel Bristol
Address: Shetalishte Marshala Tita 27, Lovran 51415, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Lovran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Lovran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart Selection Hotel Bristol 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smart Selection Hotel Bristol (3*) Lovran is a historic property just minutes from Opatija in Croatia. It is an ideal escape for couples looking for a romantic hotel holiday. The rooms are decorated in a romantic style and complete with romantic details, special carpeting, curtains and lighting. The private balconies provide incredible sea views. In 2016 guests will have the opportunity to enjoy completely refurbished Standard rooms, or Premium rooms with balcony and sea view. Spend a quiet day with your loved one at the private beach and then enjoy a drink on the terrace. The hotel is built on the banks of Croatia's Adriatic Sea above the coastal promenade Lungomare and surrounded by a lush Mediterranean park. Its seclusion and stunning natural beauty will help provide memorable moments for you and your loved one. The property is also equipped to host weddings and other personal gatherings. ... more   less 
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