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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I had a great time in Opatija. The hotel was wonderful. Very clean and comfortable. The view is excellent. Also the staff was very friendly and nice. We got all the help we needed. I will definiteley come back !

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 July 2013

This hotel is clean and staff is very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed our food that was very good, great choices on buffet menu. Hotel is within walking distance to everything you might need! We would definitely come back here!

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 22 July 2013

It's a cosy and friendly little hotel. The location is the best thing about it. Taking walks on the "lung mare" was very charming and full of beautiful sights. The view from the room was stunning and the sound of the sea very soothing. Good value for money in Opatija.

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1Thank Andrea B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Hotel accommodation and service at the level of the city in which it is located.The hotel is near the main street, view from the hotel room is fantastic. The food is very good, the staff friendly, hotel service itself is very good

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The hotel lobby seems rich and expansive, giving the feel of a high quality, fancy hotel. Sadly enough, the lobby is the only high quality part of this hotel. The rooms are VERY small. To get to them you need to go down stairs, climb up stairs and only then do you reach an elevator that can take you to...

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Brezice, Slovenia
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Very clean, excellent staff. Great position of the hotel. Food is very good. And Opatija is one of the most beautifull cities on the adriatic sea. By my opinion is more beautifull than Dubrovnik and Venecia. Also you have to go on a walk by lungo mare. Also you have a number of casinos

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2Thank Alan P
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I found this WONDERFUL hotel to be to my liking! The staff were so helpful and willing to go that extra mile to help me with advice, money exchange rates and even a great sense of humor to go with it. The rooms had a great view of the beautiful Adriatic and my morning dip before breakfast made me feel...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I had nice single room with a balcony and seaview. Clean. Good food, buffet style, Good choices of meat and fish.Good breakfast choices in the morning. The hotel is situated on the outside of Opatija on a busy road.At the back of the hotel is nice boulevard which brings you the main boulevard of Opatija.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We didn't realize Opatija in Croatia would be so crowded on a weekend in late September 2012. We were 'lucky' to find a room at the Hotel Istra.. The room was 103 € at checkout. Parking was about $12 US. The car parks in the hotel were all gone, the only alternative was paring on the street at about $1.00...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2012

This hotel needs a lot of updating, not just for aesthetic purposes but for things to work properly. The rooms are small and they only have 4 rooms with air conditioning( was 37degrees)We managed to get one because we had booked for one , but originally they didn't give us one until we made some noise and threatened to ring...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smart Selection Hotel Istra (3*) Opatija provides seafront hotel accommodation along the Adriatic. A short walk down Opatija's main street will put you in the middle of the city center. The Lungomare, Opatija's famous 12 kilometer-long coastal promenade, also leads to the center and offers an up-close view of the Adriatic Sea. The hotel's location is ideal for the traveler who enjoys being close to the hustle and bustle of the city, but also likes the calm and privacy of a beach vacation. The private beach and indoor swimming pool with heated seawater belonging to this hotel in Opatija are major draws for the economy accommodation, which has 130 rooms. The balconies in Istra's superior rooms provide unmatched views of the sea, exactly what you would expect from a hotel built so close to the water. The beachside bistro and outdoor terrace supply perfect spots for casual dining or a place to get a cold drink. Local, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list highlight the menu. Again, the wondrous sights of the sea add a level of radiance to the experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart Selection Hotel Istra

Address: Marshala Tita 143, Opatija 51410, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Primorje-Gorski Kotar County > Opatija
Price Range: $72 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart Selection Hotel Istra 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Istra Hotel Opatija
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Opatija
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“You must have to take a room with a sea view - it is truly breathtaking!”
 of 5 bubbles 958lilijanak, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the family room, room 19, we had our own balcony with gorgeous seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles lindacV9648HH, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea view compulsory”
 of 5 bubbles Axeletsharon, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if there's a better room than the others”
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“Rooms from the seaside are less noise then the other side.Better to go with them.”
 of 5 bubbles imi19, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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