Chose hotel for a break in travel between Split and Dubrovnik and so glad we did. Stayed 3 nights and loved Makaskar and the hotel, view from our spacious twin room was spectacular. Great location with the port 15mins on left and nice coastal walk to the right. Pool area was fabulous with plenty of beds and a pool bar. Hotel offers full board with lunch and dinner options for 90kn each, however as loads of restaurants locally we chose to eat out, lots of choice for breakfast.
I was a bit concerned about staying here after some of the reviews I read, but went ahead and booked. I'm glad I did - unless the place has improved in the interim, I wonder if some people might have a rather optimistic idea of what to expect from a 2-star hotel in a small holiday town.
- Location: about 5 min walk from the ferry port, and 5-10 from the town centre.
- View: when they say 'sea view balcony', they're not kidding! It's right on the waterfront, and all the rooms have a great view over the bay. In good weather you can eat on the terrace, which also has the sea view.
- Staff: the reception and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. When I told them I had to check out the night before as I was leaving very early, they made up a breakfast bag and had it waiting for me on my way out
- Room: bright and airy, opening onto the balcony
- Shower size: small, and curtained rather than walled, so the floor gets wet and leaves the whole bathroom feeling slightly damp
- Noise: being right on the waterfront, there is a fair bit of traffic and human noise going past. It didn't go on late, but if you're an early sleeper and want the windows open for air it could be bothersome.
- No AC: not a problem in September, but might be at mid-summer
This is not luxurious. The beds are comfortable but not lush. The food is decent, and plentiful, but mostly unremarkable, If you go half-board I suggest opting for lunch not dinner and trying some of the other restaurants in the area. But the bread is wonderful, and I loved the cheese omelette.
I'll preface my review by saying this hotel cost EUR 70 / night. It had all of the things that one would need in a hotel - a bathroom with running water and a toilet and a bed. Bonus points for also having a terrace. However, it was hot and humid in Hvar (around 30C) and there was no a/c. This made for some uncomfortable sleepless nights. Also, Hvar is a party town with people partying all through the night. Given that this was a cheaper, two star hotel (the annex of the much nicer Hotel Dalmacija), there was lots of partying going on in the rooms around us. The walls were concrete but the windows were single paned and very porous. Thus it was incredibly loud at night. Because of the heat, the walls permeated the smell of the thick black paint that lined the walls. The walls were practically sweating paint. (We're not sure if the room was newly painted but it sure smelled that way.) Also, all the front doors had large vents above them to let in fresh air. But you couldn't shut the vents (wooden slates) so the noise would get into the room that way as well. Our room was on the upper floor (4th floor) and there's no lift. Plus the hotel's on a hill so you have to walk up the stone pathway as well. Hard to do with a suitcase.
On the plus side - it was a cheap room with the basics. Plus it had a terrace with a nice view. Also, the Hotel Dalmacija offers a decent breakfast in the morning which the annex guests are allowed to partake in.