“The First Lady”, “Pearl of the Adriatic”,"Sankt Jakobi", "Abbazia", "Old dame", “Queen of Tourism”– these are just a some of the names given to Opatija. Guarded by a backdrop of densely-wooded hills, it sits where the Istrian peninsula joins the Kvarner Riviera.

Escaping Vienna's winter chill, the Hapsburg nobility of the Austro-Hungarian Empire set the fashion more then 160 years ago. Drawn by the mild microclimate, Opatija's glittering guest list included crowned heads, composers, novelists, and other celebrities of the day. They flocked here to take in the sea air, revive their health in hot baths, cold baths, and the sanatorium; and to dance or gamble until dawn. Other distinguished visitors included Chekhov, Puccini, and Gustav Mahler - who came to convalesce here after a case of tonsillitis. James Joyce regularly took tea on the Hotel Imperial's terrace. Isadora Duncan danced to the swaying fronds of a palm tree outside her balcony in the Villa Amalia, an annex of today's Hotel Kvarner.

The ideal way to work up an appetite for a leisurely al fresco lunch is a walk along Opatija's promenade-the Lungomare, much of its length shaded by chestnut and laurel trees. Handily placed benches invite you to sit and contemplate the Adriatic where the islands of Cres and Krk loom in the shimmering blue of Kvarner bay.

Opatija retains an air of dowager duchess opulence: grand hotels with crystal chandelier ballrooms; Viennese-style pastries slathered in cream; visitors sporting old-fashioned finery. Its beauty and elegance are passed on to each guest, and many tourists keep returning every year for the rest of their lives, claiming that they simply feel wonderful in this place of elegance, wellness and natural beauty.

Accommodation in Opatija:

Hotel Ambasador
A top five-star hotel, the leading business-convention, incentive and resort hotel of the Kvarner region.
Hotel Bevanda
Hotel Milenij
Hotel Mozart
The hotel is ideal for vacation but also for bussines people, it is placed in the center of town Opatija, not to fare away are city of Rijeka and Pula as well. Your hotel is only one and a half hour...
Hotel Navis
Hotel Milenij Sv. Jakov
The villa is known as a long-time home of the Viennese doctor and scientist Julius Glax. He is surely the most important person responsible for the development of medical tourism in Opatija. Born in...
Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta
Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta in its 4 villas (Camellia, Magnolia, Melia and Wisteria) offer you the intimacy and comfort of a small and all the benefits of a large hotel. The hotel provides a...
Hotel Admiral
Located along the seaside promenade in the centre of Opatija, the Hotel Admiral provides all the facilities for an active and enjoyable holiday. The rich choice on offer will satisfy even the most...
Grand Hotel Adriatic
The Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija is located very close to the town centre, above the famous coastal walking path, the Lungomare, and from it extends a beautiful view over the Kvarner Bay. Under one...
Hotel Agava
Remisens Premium Villa Amalia
The amazing story of this villa, began in 1890. Lying by the sea,nestled in teh Mediterranean and exotic vegetation of Opatija's parks, Villa Amalia bacame one of the winter health resorts preffered...
Design Hotel Astoria
The Hotel Astoria was built in 1904. At that time the hotel, with the euphonious name “Villa Louise”, was distinguished in Austrian-Mediterranean style.
Hotel Bristol
The luxurious 4-star Hotel Bristol was built in 1906. The elegant hotel is situated in the centre of Opatija, only a few steps from the sea. Recently renovated, the Hotel Bristol continues to glow...
Hotel Continental
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located in Opatija, 200 m from the Angiolina Park, Hotel Continental is housed in an Austro-Hungarian villa built in 1898. The nearest beach is 200 m...
Hotel Kristal
Right by the sea, on the Opatija Lungomare Promenade, in the close vicinity of the town center, main Opatija beach.
Hotel Kvarner
The oldest Croatian hotel on the Adriatic. Former destination of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy emperors. Right by the sea.
Villa Marija
Villa Maria is situated in an attractive part of the city in the vicinity of the center of the town. The rich vegetation and lush greenery provide a special atmosphere and keep guests away from noise...
Hotel Resort  Miramar
The hotel area consists beside the Villa Neptun of 3 new-arranged guest villas. The 4 houses are grouped around a Mediterranean hotel garden and are situated in a calm bay, directly at the sea. Nearly...
Hotel Palace-Bellevue
Located in the center of Opatija, along the central Opatija beach. One of the oldest and most beautiful hotels of the Opatija Riviera.
Hotel Savoy
Savoy Hotel was completely renovated by July of 2004, and therefore it was categorized as a 4 star hotel. The reconstruction of Savoy was being closely monitored by the Croatian Ministry of Culture...
Villa  Vera
Hotel Villa Ambasador
This newly refurbished villa presents the ideal location for family holidays. Situated close to the 5-star Hotel Ambasador, and connecting directly to it, the villa offers its guests full use of the...
Hotel Villa Kapetanović
Beauty is in the details. Opatija Riviera as it simultaneously confirms and refutes this claim. The stunning panorama of Učka and endless blue sea between which lies a series of coastal resorts,...
Villa Ariston
The Villa Ariston Hotel, surrounded by a beautiful park is one of the most charming and outstanding hotels of the Opatija Riviera. A place, where the past times atmosphere perfectly mixes with the...
Hotel Galeb
The Galeb Hotel is a small family hotel located in the very centre of the town, right next to the main beach in Opatija. It was completely renovated and reopened in 2000, the idea being to bring the...
Hotel Imperial
The second oldest hotel in Opatija, in the center of the town, facing the Opatija park (100 yards from the biggest Opatija beach, 50 yards from the sea).
Hotel Istra
The Istra Hotel is an ideal choice for guests who want to combine a real vacation with the advantages of an urban location. Hotel is located on Opatija's main street, only some 300 metres from the...
Villa  Marta
"Villa Marta" is a new building, built 2005 and categorized with 3 stars. Villa has a beautiful view to the sea and it is a very close to the main town beach "Slatina". The Villa...
Villa Palme
Villa Palme is a luxury 4 and 3 star apartment complex nestled in the quiet center of Opatija, surrounded with palm trees and other medeteranian vegetation. The Villa is only 350 m from the main...
Hotel Villa Dubrava
As the Villa Dubrava operates within the framework of Thalassotherapia Opatija, special medical programs are available to its guests, such as cardiology programs, programs for rheumatism,...
Hotel Opatija
The Hotel Opatija is located in the heart of the Croatian seaside resort of the same name. The hotel, set in a beautiful park-like garden on a hill above the town centre, is just a short walk from...
Hotel Residenz
Right by the sea, adjacent to the Kristal Hotel and Thalassotherapia Convalescent Center.
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