This hotel is in a beautiful location. The sea view rooms and the pool area look out through some trees out onto the sea, and it really is idyllic.
We were half board and the restaurant and food were fine both for breakfast and dinner. It was plentiful and they had a themed evening one or two nights. There is a poolside bar which sells sandwiches etc for lunch.
Rooms are clean and comfortable.
There is a very cheap tourist train that takes you into Umag which is nice to look round, but very quiet and there isn't that much to see. There are some very nice restaurants overlooking the sea, the opposite side of the town to where the train drops you off.
There are lots of activities, both put on by the entertainments team, and for you to do on your own - giant chess, ping pong etc.
The pool was kept very clean but was often very busy. There was usually a problem with there not being enough sunbeds around the pool. This wasn't a major issue for us though, as the hotel is adjacent to the sea where there is a long concrete sunbathing areas with sunbeds for use. The sea is fine to swim in.
The only real negative about the hotel - I thought the hotel entertainment was terrible, Mr&Mrs competitions and similar all week. The worst part was that it was held outside and this meant that if you were in a room overlooking the pool you had no choice but to listen to it (as it could be clearly heard in your room) until it finished at around midnight.
We went to the hotel during the Croatia Tennis Open week in July. There are lots of outdoor discos and entertainment during this time, which are very loud and go on all night, and the noise really carries. This kept us awake every night that we were there during the tennis tournament. I assume this wouldn't be a problem except during that specific time period though!
Overall, the hotel was lovely, very clean, positioned beautifully, a brilliant location for exploring Istria. I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sol Aurora is one of Croatia's first environmentally-friendly hotels. And because it is the only all-inclusive resort in Umag, Sol Aurora is a perfect destination for the traveler who wants to enjoy every aspect the hotel has to offer. Located directly on the beach, the outdoor swimming pool, which is shaded by an olive tree, a symbol of Istrian lifestyle, presents spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea. This Umag accommodation is the ideal spot for romantic getaways and fun-filled family holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Aurora Umag
- Sol Aurora Hotel Umag