4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Hip beach hangout on Croatia’s Istrian coastline with three pools, farm-to-table cuisine and an enormous spa

The Lowdown

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

Kempinski Hotel Adriatic
Alberi 300 A
Umag, 52475 Hrvatska Croatia

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 785 Reviews
Overnight with friends
Reviewed 1 day ago

Cant state enough how good was our stay in this hotel. The facility itself is very nice. But the staff were fenomenal. Super friendly, polite, great service allround.
Great choice for breakfast. Fresh tasty...
It isnt the cheapest option in the area, but worth the experience.
Also the view from the rooms facing the sea is 👍

Poor service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

poor service, they can't even accommodate people for breakfast. need to come back. Last time they run of towels at the pool. Pool bar food not digestible. Pure junk made of frozen processed food. TO avoid a 30min wait for the luggage advisable to carry your own luggage. Stuff not motivated, aware many things wrong, but they gave up. Come to the place only if you like to golf and cycle. otherwise its waste of money and time.

Child friendly modern hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in De-luxe room with view to the sea, spacious enough even with baby cot. Very clean room and all hotel with very nice design. Pool area can be more clean including side tables when there were kids splitting the water, drinks etc. New very well equipped gym, first time we saw carpet in the fitness..
Breakfast good standard, staff smiling and competent same like all other team members in the hotel. Possible to order extra food with friendly chef at front cooking station. Dinner good selection with nice service. Pool&Beach comfortable and relaxing environment, staff fast and friendly. Special thanks Ivan Jan for great room service, always fast and professional.
Kids play room with many toys. Kids pool also available. Free water every day refilled in our room.
Check in very professional but we were not asked at departure how was our stay.
Negatives: they are not cleaning balcony regularly so if you really use it you have to tell them to make it. Shower gel was given only first day upon arrival. We have to ask to refill at reception - this should be standard in 4&5* hotels. Noise from other room probably because of connecting doors. Our bathroom was probably handicapped one before, so some strange set ups there and missing toilet paper holder:-)
We have tried most of the hotel chains and this was first time with Kempinski: Overall very child friendly, relaxing stay with excellent food choice from pasta to seafood. But some details can be improved for the price they charge.

Great for golf lovers or explorers of north Istria
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great hotel with golf course @ Kempinski standards. Nice staff, great breakfast buffet (despite it was rather too crowded for my taste). Rooms are spacious and we got a room overlooking pools and sea. You should be aware that the hotel is not on the beach - you need to walk approx. 5 min and the beach is rather small (it was obviously closed in March :)). The return to the hotel might be challenging for some, since you need to walk at the steep uphill. Indoor pool is ok and there is jacuzzi outdoor with another bigger pool, where you can do also lap swim (it should around 25m long). Plenty of sun beds and all needed services. Nice for short stays - I will definitely return in off-season.

A brilliant very modern hotel overlooking the sea.
Reviewed 2 months ago

Very spacious and well appointed rooms, spotlessly clean and with all amenities. Great heated pool and nearby beach and top class golf course a short distance away. Great spread provided for buffet breakfast. We had a problem with the high-tech digital lighting controls with lights very annoyingly coming on by themselves through the night. Ensure your room does not have this problem, Recommended.