Kempinski Hotel Adriatic
What We Love
- Istria’s vineyards, olive groves and medieval towns are right on your doorstep
- Many of the rooms have views of the Adriatic Sea
- The Carolea Spa encompasses several swimming pools, two Jacuzzis and a Roman bath
- Oceanside terrace restaurant serves rustic Istrian delicacies such as truffles, hand-made cheeses and olives
What To Know
- Some restaurants and bars are seasonal: The Beach Bar and Kanova restaurant are open from beginning-May to late-September, and the pool bar is open from mid-April through late September
- Free WiFi
- Cosmopolitan city of Pula is an hour and a half drive away
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 186-room, Mediterranean-inspired Kempinski Hotel Adriatic occupies prime real estate on Croatia’s unspoiled Istrian coastline, and with three pools (one indoor, two outdoor), it’s easy to make a splash at this mod beach hangout. Guestrooms are done in earthy tones such as olive green and beige and feature natural hardwood floors; all have balconies or terraces with unbroken views of the Adriatic Sea, city or nearby vineyards. Kempinski Hotel Adriatic also houses an enormous spa, seasonal beach and pool bar and a kids’ club. Rather stay active? There are a four artificial grass tennis courts, and if you want to venture out to the neighboring medieval towns, mountain bikes can be rented from the hotel. Gourmands can sample the best of the countryside’s farm-to-table dining traditions and burgeoning wine industry at one of two restaurants. Dine al fresco at Kanova, which is open from late spring through early fall, and try zesty Istrian dishes that include truffles, hand-made cheeses and olives.
In the Area
The Istrian coastline is a magnet for both outdoorsy types and foodies, with plenty to keep both parties occupied. Cyclists can explore over 300 miles of bike paths and stop along the way to check out charming old towns such as Savudrija, which is home to a historic lighthouse. Take to the links and improve your swing at the Golf Club Adriatic, an 18-hole course whose stylish clubhouse features knockout ocean views, or set out on a day trip to one of the charming hilltop towns, but don’t miss artsy Grožnjan or the 13th century walled city of Motovun. Another must-do? Tucking into one of the region’s most prized ingredients, the truffle, at the famous Motovun restaurant Zigante, where the earthy delicacy stars in every dish.
How to Get There
This hotel is first class in all respects – front desk, facilities, room, room service, restaurant and the view. No one wants to see a doctor while on vacation but unfortunately, I did. Their professional front desk arranged for a doctor to make a house call that day at a very reasonable rate. The doctor returned the next day with my medication and to check on me without charging another house call. While I was basically confined to our room and the hotel pool area due to limited mobility, considering the sea view from the large comfortable room and the serenity of the pool area this was more a positive than a negative. We ate one night at the hotel restaurant. I had sea bass several times during our multi-day Adriatic trip and the sea bass served at the Kempinski on a bed of kale was the best we had during our entire trip. This is a hotel I wish we could have stayed at longer.
We excpected a lot and got a lot. The food and the service were great, beds comfortable, bathroom luxurious. Nice walks wherever you head around the place. I only wish the inner pool was bigger, but the weather was fine enough for outer pool, even for swimming in the sea.
Very large, modern hotel at the top of the Istrian peninsula. We booked a delux double with a sea view, and were initially given a 1st floor room with a partial view. After we complained we were given a better view overlooking the pool and over to water Piran. We found the hotel sterile and lacking any character. It is also surrounded by huge private residences, which mostly appeared to be empty and deserted. Not really a vacation spot and especially not with kids. The facilities were good and we liked the private beach. Breakfast was very average - had better at much cheaper hotels. Room was comfortable, and the pool was large and good for laps. If you are there for business or a conference, or playing golf at the attached course it is probably very nice, but not what I would want for a vacation beyond just a few days.
I expect a great experience from Kempinski and this property met their usual high standards. Lovely room, great (new) beach facility, beautiful pools and spa. What makes this a spectacular experience was the concierge, Gloria. She worked with us in advance of our arrival to sort out tours and restaurants going above and beyond what's "normal". When I realized I'd left a medication at home, Gloria fixed the problem (which involved multiple calls to pharmacies, a doctor, a driver and Venice). Fantastic professional that made a great experience an exceptional one. also, a special shout out to our hotel tour guide Mauricio (hope the spelling is correct). We had the pleasure of his company on 2 days and he was real treat - patient, helpful, knowledgeable and fun.
I have stayed in Kempinski Savudrija already for the 4th time, indicating my satisfaction.
If you want a quiet holiday with a Kempinski standard service, do not hesitate to book here.
Rooms of high quality, excellent service and food (do not miss the Kanova restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine).
Overall a fantastic relaxing stay. We will came back!