Very nice stay, with some shortcomings
Posted Apr 26, 2013 on Hotels
This hotel is slightly dated and is definitely not a 4-star property. There are actually two hotels sharing the same lobby (Adriatic I and II). It's confusing which is the more desirable hotel. as there are supposedly some renovated rooms, but we were put in what looked like the older section, even though we booked the more expensive, superior room within the higher star-rating (four vs three) property. The manager seemed put out that we had questions about this after check-in. One feature that makes this not a 4-star is that the "restaurant" only serves a buffet dinner. We never eat dinner in our hotel anyway, so not an issue for us. The language skills of the staff were amazing. The property seemed to cater to the cruise/bus tour groups, but one nice thing is you can order the included breakfast to be served in your room, only paying the service (delivery) charge, which was reasonable. The breakfast items were very well prepared. The air conditioning would not cool the room and is not controlled from within the room. We had to sleep with the sliding glass door open to keep it cool enough in April. The casino is dated and there was only one other black jack player, who was a local with an apparent gambling problem. It was like a scene from Reno in the 70's. The beach walkway area is very well maintained and a nice place to stroll. We would return to this hotel, but would perhaps choose II.