Situated just a ten minute drive from vibrant Dubrovnik, Hotel Astarea is an ideal spot for families, couples and groups. Nestled in the quaint seaside town of Mlini, you’ll uncover the best of both worlds – whether you’re seeking a relaxing retreat or a culture-crammed getaway.While its location is enough of a draw, the hotel’s surrounding scenery is something to be praised. A whitewashed building sits at the foot of Mlini’s hills, while the lush gardens of the hotel reach out to views of the Adriatic Sea.
The hotel itself is stylishly decorated, with excellent amenities to please the entire family. The outdoor pool area has one large main pool, as well as a smaller splash pool for children that faces out towards the sea. A number of sun loungers surround the pool, making it an easy spot to relax in. The hotel also has its own heated indoor pool – it is even accompanied by its own al-fresco patio if you want to head outside to top up your tan.
Those seeking a peaceful holiday will enjoy the spa and wellness centre, which houses a Finnish sauna. There is also a beauty zone, so you can indulge in everything from anti-stress massages to manicures. More of an active holidaymaker? Head to the hotel’s on-site gym, which features a range of up to date equipment.
The hotel has three restaurants and its own piano bar, which offers snacks and coffee throughout the day as well as an extensive cocktail menu in the evening. For food, Astarea Restaurant is the hotel’s main dining spot. This offers a Mediterranean buffet to enjoy in the evening, as well as spectacular views out to the Adriatic Sea. Astarea Tavern has a spacious terrace for al-fresco dining and serves up traditional dishes – regional platters and Croatian cooking is the order of the day here. Alternatively, visit Oleander à la carte for something special.
Formerly a fishing village, the pretty town of Mlini is now a favourite with tourists in search of a restful holiday. The Hotel Astarea is situated on the beachfront, which means you’re not too far away from independent shops, a handful of beach bars and traditional Croatian restaurants.
The city of Dubrovnik is just a short journey away by bus, giving plenty of opportunity to explore. Head to the Old Town with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture. Here, you can enjoy the café culture of Croatia’s town squares, or make your way around some of Dubrovnik’s historical sites.