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 679 Reviews
Great hotel, pour restaurant
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the location, the room and the facikities. However the restaurant Dijana is ablolutely unorganized. Too many trainees and it takes very long time to get you order. The food itself has more pretentions than quality. Except for the beach restaurant Kanova which is marvelous.

The number one 5** resort in Croatia
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dear everyone,

We all know Kempinski brand has amazing hotels; however, I was absolutely amazed how great this resort is. I am very sceptic about Croatian 5* hotels as they unfortunately dont have same standards as other countries. This hotel is in my opinion the only real 5* resort and truly exceptional for its price and value. I mean from where to start. 5 stars welcome, 5 stars service at the pool and front desk, 5 stars wellness and beach/pool area. 5 stars for dog friendly environment and kids friendly environment, 5 stars for entertainment and clean spacious rooms, 3 stars for Food (except restaurant Kanova-horrible experience, but about that later). Breakfast was really good, however not many tables (so try to come either really early 7am or around 10). Beautiful beach and spa(which has a lot of different types of sauna). Very clean rooms and excellent cocktails!!

Restaurant Kanova-horrible service and side salads we have recieved, but staff at front desk truly apologized and managed to make our stay even better after our experience.

This was our "trial" for Croatian resorts, and I can truly tell you we are already looking into July and August as we were absolutely amazed by everything there! If you are looking for peace and quietness, beautiful views and exceptional service - this is the place for you!! Kempinski see you soon!!

Relaxing weekend!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a short but very nice and relaxing stay for the weekend.
Perfect breakfast with a lot of sun and nice waiters who will prepare for you delicious coffee.
After the breakfast,the pool area is the right place to relax yourself and refresh with some drink.
Many thanks to Renato and Moreno,well done and hope to see you all again soon.

Worth for breakfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the skipper Resort Apartments and used the Kempinski Adriatic for breakfast. A 5 Star Hotel- completely in the wrong destination if you lack a car or if you are not interested in Golf. Having sai that, the place is excellent, good views over the Adriatic. The breakfasts were reasonable in price and ample, good service and very clean facilities. Really nothing to complain about

Relax, Sun and Golf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is an amazing ensemble of buildings and a 18 hole golf club (which belongs to the hotel) about 500m away.
Spacious rooms, real great breakfast, pool and an awesome SPA. Need more to relax ? :-) btw: they also rent bicycles for nice tours along the coast !