Villa Astra, Kvarner
|Viktora Cara Emina 11, 51415, Lovran, Kvarner, CROATIA.|
Description: Villa AstraVilla Astra is an exclusive spa hotel featuring 6 luxurious guest suites, an intimate organic vitality restaurant for gourmet tastes, elegant reception and adjoining aperitif bar, heated outdoor swimming pool (with bar), wellness area and secluded beach. There is also a farm house and an apartment for a family, small group, or more privacy. Lovran and Opatija became known as a winter health resort of the royalty in the late 19th Century when Austro-Hungarian Aristocracy discovered the beauty and climate of the Kvarner Bay in Croatia.
This elegant, spacious boutique hotel is a perfect example of early 20th century Venetian Gothic style. Completed in 1905 in, Villa Astra was designed by the well-known architect and master-builder, Atilio Maguolo, for the Guerra family. The exterior surface and windows of the villa are richly ornamented and well preserved.
The first in an array of summer-houses perfectly situated along the Croatian Adriatic Sea, with a magnificent view of Kvarner Bay, Villa Astra is set well back from the main Opatija road. The hotel is surrounded by lush, green gardens and has a direct access to the beautiful Lovran seaside promenade (or lungomare), 5 minutes walk from the centre of Lovran.
Type of rooms: Villa AstraAll 6 double rooms have a third (sofa) bed, seaviews, and private bathrooms. 4 have seaview balconies, and 1 has a park-view balcony. All are individually decorated with especially elegant colors and carefully selected rich fabrics. They feature air-conditioning, telephone, Satellite TV, safe, mini-bar.
First Floor: Clement Suite: this intimate suite (32,58 m2 includes the suite area, bath suite area and the entrance area) is decorated in warm red hues and the finest fabrics; with its own balcony(1,02 m2), Clement has a particular, romantic charm.
First Floor: Nicolo Suite: a spacious suite (44,73 m2), decorated in well-chosen blue tones and filled with light from imposing windows, with a balcony overlooking the garden, pool and sea.
First Floor: Josip Suite: a substantial and distinctive green-hued suite (36,33 m2), inspired by the villa's lush gardens and sub-tropical environment, with its spacious terrace (20,00 m2) opening to the sea.
Second Floor: Ema Suite: an especially peaceful, lavender-soft suite (31,71 m2), with large windows opening out to beautiful, mature trees and shimmering sea views.
Second Floor: Isidora Suite: a cosy suite (26,80 m2), decorated in tones of magnolia and cyclamen flowers, Isidora's loggia (7.20 m2) and wonderful sea view lend it a particular luxury aspect
Second Floor: Tilla Suite: an ample, peaceful suite (39,08 m2), decorated in gentle beige colors - with an exit to its loggia (8,78 m2) and inspired by the beach, Tilla is full of light and sea air.
In addition to the hotel rooms, there is also a farm house available.
Casa Oraj Farm House (max.8 guests): a completely restored farmhouse with 4 double-bedded rooms decorated with original old furniture, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, small, cosy library and a cellar for social gatherings and events. (The house offers a cook for hire.) Technical equipment of the house includes: telephone, dishwasher and other kitchen appliances.
Casa Oraj is ideal to host small groups, seminars, meetings, creative workshops, recreational activities and health programs. The main house is surrounded by a mountainside herbal garden with terraced land, caves, and - a special attraction - its own labyrinth. Casa Oraj has an open fire and heating system but not a cooling system (only nature's own air conditioning). Private parking is alongside the house.
Additional information: Villa Astra
Dining: The restaurant is divided into 3 different rooms, one of which is a library or meeting room.
Meetings: In addition to the restaurant library, 2 other meeting rooms are located in the basement.
Spa: The spa area is situated on the ground floor with an entrance to the garden and a heated pool. It includes a covered outside relaxation area with a fresh juice bar. The three separate areas are: a steam bath; relaxation room; and treatment room with direct access to the pool. Each room has different cosmograms on the walls which fuels the entire spa area with natural energy.
Movie Nights: Movie evenings are organized in the relaxation room as well as discussions about sustainable lifestyles and other topics of interest.
There is a tennis court just opposite the hotel.
Laundry service is provided at an extra charge.
Airport shuttle service can be arranged at an extra charge.
Children: Baby cot for children free of charge.
Children up to the age of 5 stay free of charge.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1905.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Croatian, English, German, Italian.Smoking policy: Smoking outside only.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 45° 17' 57.93'' N 14° 16' 45.52'' E
Nearest airport: Island Krk - 60 km.