Hotel Slavija

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by mfs on March 15, 2001

The Jadrolinija Ferry docks directly in front of the Hotel Slavija. Please bear in mind that the photos on the website are extremely optimistic – while the exterior of the hotel is lovely, the rooms inside were a huge disappointment. The furniture was musty, the bathroom was damp and dingy, and nothing seemed quite clean to us. In my college traveling days it would have been OK I suppose, but we were on our honeymoon and had hoped to get a room at the glamorous Hotel Palace at the head of the harbor, so the Slavija was a letdown. At least the price was very inexpensive – about $48 per night. We can say that the Slavija is very centrally located, is right on the water, and has lovely views of the harbor and the Adriatic beyond. If you have a room facing the harbor, the only drawback is that the musicians that play in the restaurant beneath your windows are very loud and not particularly good (think Croatian Lawrence Welk), so you will be kept up by them (they play till after midnight). The snippy woman at the front desk who checked us in didn’t exactly make us feel welcome, but she was later replaced by a much friendlier soul who helpfully arranged for a taxi to take us to our 7:00 a.m. ferry in Stari Grad the next morning.

Now that we know better, there are plenty of other lovely places to stay on beautiful Hvar. Next time, I will book a room at the Hotel Palace – it is owned by the same company, but is much better kept and very lovely. Housed in a former Ducal Palace, the hotel sits in the center of Hvar Town on the harbor and boasts a 16th century loggia where guests can take tea and breakfast. Contact them well in advance of your trip – we tried to get a room with them more than three months prior to our arrival and were told they were completely booked. We were given a room in the Slavija as a consolation. The Adriatic Hotel, on the other side of the small harbor, also looked very nice, although it is a more modern building than the Palace.

Hotel Slavija

Hvar, Croatia

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