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
We had the pleasure of visiting Kempinski Adriatic in August 2019, and stayed one week in the Deluxe Sea View room.
Prior to arrival I contacted the hotel with some room preferences and we were very happy to experience that all our wishes was met.
The hotel is very nice, modern and clean. There is a calm and pleasent atmosphere and we immediately felt very relaxed. There is a nice big pool which we mainly used (perfectly temperatured), but visited the beach once as well (with buggy transport service ofcourse).
The Deluxe room with sea view was large and very nice and modern. Very large and comfortable bed, large and very nice bathroom with bathtub, seperate shower and toilet. One nice detail is the remote control integrated in the bed drawer that allows to control lights, curtains, do not disturb and so on. Certainly a very nice room and superb view as well. Only room for improvement was the minibar which didn't seem to cool at all, but room service provided cold ice fast and whenever needed (and everything else as well).
Food and drinks were good. There was a huge breakfast buffet with a big selection of everything, perhaps only would wish there was a little better selection of vegetables but apart from that there was plenty to chose from. Rest of the food was good as well, however in a few cases I would have expected a little higher quality to match the otherwise very high standard we met throughout our stay.
Perhaps what really sets Kempinski Adriatic apart is the outstanding staff. Everywhere we received fantastic service, from check-in, room service, restaurant, cleaning staff and especially the pool bar staff were world class and delivered top service all the time. A special mention goes to Dusan Milanovic, but really all staff was absolutely excellent.
My only regret is that we only stayed a week, and we can only recommend going there, and we look very much forward to returning.
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Really a magificant Hotel, the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic near Savudrija! But there are many things I‘d like to share with you, let me start with the Gym, normally not allowed for children und 16 years of age, but the information sign is covered behind the door and not at the entrance, so there are always some children in the Gym! The same at the Adults Beach, nobody of the stuff is controlling, if there are children or not, some people are always coming with their children or their children are playing and crying directly in front of the adults area at the Beach! But what is really disturbing is the breakfast, sometimes you have to wait to be seated, what is normal, but if you are staying in the line with other people and an impertinently arabien men with his family passes the line, searching a free table and the stuff has nothing better to do, then to clean and to prepare his table, I can just as little accept then if a man is going to the breakfast barefoot and nobody of the Management has the Courage to say something! This is unhygienic, primitive and has lost nothing in such a nice five star hotel like the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic really is. In my oppinion, the Hotel do not need to let other people behave in this way, it‘s not necessary to put up with everything, in my oppinion it would be great to see, when rules and standards are there to be controlled from the stuff of the Hotel!
I have nothing bad to say about this hotel, its service, staff, rooms are excellent and I thank them for that- if you are looking for a nice hotel and having a beach for you is not important then its the right choice for you.
We have booked this hotel for 10 nights and are currently trying to cancel out existing reservation to look for another place, this is why:
When you look at the hotel pictures, the impression is that it is a beach front hotel- IT IS NOT. Yes, from your room view you see the water, but to get to the little rocky beach requires a hike up and down some steep hills, the beach is approximately 450 meters away walking down a road.
We are traveling with our dog, she is a ten year labrador and the only reason is to why we booked this specific resort was due to the fact that it was a beach front property where we and our dog could enjoy some sea water and relax by the beach (or at the beach surrounding area).
For those of you who are traveling with pets, i do not recommend this resort as the closest “dog beach” or “wild beach” is located about four kilometers from the hotel (2.4 miles) and is not really accessible by foot, especially in the heat.
For those of you who do not care about the beach and only want to stay by the pool this is a very well recommended hotel.