Tourism in Opatija
Opatija riviera is a worldly famous elite wellness destination. It is home to many gorgeous sandy and pebbly beaches, green areas including some mesmerizing parks, a wide variety of restaurants and bars along with other places to have fun and relax. Smart Selection hotel Istra*** offers a great price to quality ratio as well as a central location close to the sea. Only two more hotels in Opatija have three stars: Smart Selection hotel Lungomare*** and hotel Gardenija***. The title of the best hotel in Opatija is shared by three amazing hotela: Hotel Milenij*****, Hotel Sv. Jakov***** and Hotel Ambasador*****.
Remisens hotel Admiral**** is mainly popular due to its size which offers many different room types as well as a spacious outdoor pool. Hotels Grand hotel Adriatic I**** and Grand hotel Adriatic II*** basically share the same location and a pool that has a great view of Opatija coastline. Remisens hotel Kristal**** is perfect for those who want to enjoy a great wellness center but also stay in a hotel close to the sea. You will find the best of two worlds (past and the present) in a Remisens Premium Heritage hotel Imperial**** which is located in the beautiful old building that has been renovated to serve the purpose of a four-star hotel. Hotel Bristol**** and Hotel Astoria**** are two hotels that are similar in size, both located within 100 meters from the sea. Just few steps from the famous walking trail called ‘’Lungo Mare’’ you will find a somewhat smaller but exquisite hotel Agava****. The only resort in Opatija region is located close to a tiny village Medveja where you will find the Smart Selection holiday Resort Medveja*** which is divided into Apartment/Mobile homes resort*** and hotel room*** type of resort.
History and culture of Opatija
Opatija was first mentioned in the middle of XV. century and the name comes from the benedictine abbey (''opatija'') of St. Jakov. First hotel in Opatija was built in 19. century followed by many more hotels and luxury villas. That was the turning point of Opatija tourism as many visitors started arriving from nearby town Rijeka and even Italy and Austria. Wellness tourism is the core of Opatija as it has started to develop over a century ago and continues to live in the present times.