Stayed here on an all inclusive deal, check-in took a while but we were handed free drinks, given a room towards the rear of the hotel with views of the roof and air con units. Room smelt of cigarette smoke though this was dealt with and given a deep clean. Very tiny amount of wardrobe space and only 1 drawer per person next to bed side unit. Lighting in the bathroom was not very good. Food was buffet style but didn't have much flavour despite a wide range to choose from, the noise in the restaurant was unbearable at times and it could take an age to get a drink. Not sure if the guy who served me freezing cold red wine made a mistake or did it on purpose, pool area seemed a bit cramped for the number of people staying in the hotel, and the French animation team kind of got on your nerves as they constantly went from person to person telling you that they were counting on you being at their show tonight.
The pool bar served a good range of drinks with a friendly barmen but they closed at 5pm, not really sure why. Had a sandwich from the bar and it wasn't very good at all, the bread was dry with no butter or spread and the thick Italian style dried ham was very tough, the cheese was bland and the picked gherkins just caused the sandwich to fall apart, complained as I checked out of the hotel but the guy on reception just wasn't interested. Perfect location near Zlatni Rat Beach where we spent most days, though two beds and an umbrella cost £15 per day , mind you it was worth paying that to avoid the boom boom music around the hotel pool that the French require to have a good time !
Went into Bol most nights down the pathway under the pine trees, lovely restaurants and bars and a really nice walk. Used the hotel spa and have to say it's really classy and seems brand new ,though it is about 7 years old. Great sauna and steam room and you must try the "Shower of Surprises" Overall it's a great hotel it just needs to up it's a game and pay attention to the finer details.
Brac is a super place and Croatia is a truly lovely country to visit and I'm sure we will be retuning soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting the largest spa and fitness center on the island of Brac, a tennis center with 26 clay courts and bowling alleys, the Elaphusa is an excellent choice for an active vacation. Located at the seafront promenade only 55 yards from the beautiful pebble beach, you can reach the center of Bol in a 10-minute walk. Moreover, the Elaphusa is situated close to the stunning Zlatni Rat beach. It has great indoor and outdoor pools and your kids can have fun in the paddling pool; there are also children's entertainment programs available free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluesun Hotel Bol