About Galeb Hotel
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 quality of service and accommodation up to the highest levels and to make this hotel an ideal place for a holiday all the year round.
Accommodation: the hotel has 5 luxury suites/apartments and 20 comfortable high-category rooms all appointed with furniture made out of cherry wood, air conditioning, satellite television, direct telephone lines, a mini-bar and a kitchen.
Facilities: there is an á la carte restaurant with an opulent selection of fish and meat dishes, the American Bar, with a first-rate supply of cocktails and other drinks, the Aperitif Bar. Outside, the hotel has its own parking lot.
NB. Only 50-meters from Hotel Galeb is situated Hotel Savoy, which is part of the same group . Guests are welcome to use additional facilities such as swimming pool, wellness, beach and also visit boutiques and souvenir shops along the promenade.
"In all honesty we did not really enjoy this trip as much as the previous trip to Dubrovnik,Trogir, Plitvice etc. The Weather was not too good and whilst Hotel Kastel was excellent Jadran and Galija were not brilliant. We did in fact manage to change our Room at Jadran going from probably the worst Room in the Hotel to the 2nd worst. This is a particularly gloomy Hotel well situated but badly in need of an update. (ie) pulling down. Hotel Galija is very difficult to find and again we had to change Rooms after one Night as our Bed was broken (not by us.) Breakfast was also not very good and parking expensive.I do however congratulate you on getting us the best Room in the House at Kastel. This was superb. As regards the Resorts visited our thoughts are: Rovinj is wonderful and Porec also excellent. On arriving at Motovun in torrential Rain we did wonder what we were going to do for 2 Days but in fact we loved it there so it was time well spent. Postojna is a one Horse Town but we did get everything we wanted out of our visit and we would highly reccommend the Castle in the Cave which is a must see. Bled and the surrounding area was good and Ljubljana O.K. for one Day/Night. Hotel Galeb is nicely situated in Opatija but in inclement Weather the Town really does not offer very much and I am not sure that it would be much more entertaining on a nice Day. We were also disappointed with Pula as a Town. The Ampitheatre and some of the Roman remains are splendid and well worth going to see but other than that it is not particularly attractive. My fault entirely I think I expected something more like Rovinj. Pula is probably worth a Morning but certainly not 2 Days. So overall I would say that we had a good Trip, the Weather could have been kinder and if we were doing it again with the benefit of hindsight we would probably make it a couple of Days shorter. Thanks for all your help and I hope this is of use."
A Gamblin, October 2014
"We'd just like to thank you for such a well organised holiday you gave us and from which we have just come back from Croatia. The hotels were well chosen - plenty of variety - the routes were well thought out - very scenic - and the local knowledge and research was evident everywhere."
L Needham, August 2016
"Received excellent service and advice from Andy and Dawn Scase at Rediscover the World on this trip. You may quote us! Any queries we made from Australia to Andy and Dawn in England were answered promptly and efficiently. Able to fit in an extra person at short notice. Trip advice on sites, hotels, detours etc resulted in a well paced and rewarding experience in Croatia."
J Veilands, June, 2015
"I wish to thank you for organising our holiday. The criteria worked to perfection and the standard of accommodation was excellent. It was one of our most enjoyable holidays ever. Croatia is such a lovely country."
C Ferris, July 2013
"I did want to say 'thank you' for the arrangements and recommendations you and Dawn made - it really was good and well arranged - and nothing went wrong. OK, the weather closed in earlier than the Croatians expected, so we had a good bit of rain. Andy & Dawn Scase know what they are doing and sorted out a really good trip for us. Their knowledge of itineraries and hotels is first class. Overall price very good considering quality of accommodation. Would definitely use Rediscover again."
P Oakley, October 2013
"Galeb Hotel - Opatija. After a lovely drive through the countryside of Croatia, the rolling Tyrol style villages and pastures (we saw a lot of evidence of the war 20 years ago where many villages were still unoccupied or only just starting to come back to life - many derelict houses being slowly repaired) we saw the complete change in Coastline and much more like the Italian Riviera. Opatija was a nice town and our hotel was very 'genteel', quite formal but we had a lovely room and enjoyed a stroll along the front to the next village looking for a restaurant as most of them seemed to be attached to other hotels or just bars. We found a great modern restaurant in Opatija behind the coast street callled Ruzmarin which we would highly recommend."
K Saville, June, 2017
"Thank you for your assistance with our recent trip to Croatia. It was a terrific experience and one of our best trips to date. We particularly enjoyed the week sailing in the islands near Split and the coast of the south. Mostar was a bit of a tough place but worth the day. The hotel was certainly not a highlight but passable for a single night. We loved Perast. Slovenia was less enjoyable unfortunately. I would suggest that you caution people regarding the mandatory sticker required for all vehicles. It cost us 150 Euros as a fine as well as the 15 Euro fee. There are no signs nor clue of this when entering the country. The tags are available at bus stations and post offices apparently. Zagreb is also a good experience and a fine historic city to visit. Driving in Croatia is good although the towns are challenging as is parking. All in all a wonderful experience. We would visit again and perhaps rent a sailboat ourselves. We would be interested in Portugal as a future destination. We travel frequently so welcome suggestions. We have booked October and December already (Mexico) Turkey, Italy and Greece are near term destinations for us as well."
C McNabb, September 2013
"We were upgraded to their 4 star sister hotel Savoy and glad we did. They had a bus load of Italian tourists in and had some serious plumbing problems. Breakfast good and we ate at A & D Grill on the waterfront at the harbour. Great food and cheap. The Savoy's adjacent restaurant was very pricey."
V Copper, Sept 2016
"Thanks for great time. Excellent arrangements. Really impressed with how everything fell into place for us. To be met on time at the airport and to be met on time for our return trip. The car agent was where he was suppose to be and helpful, even when returning the car. One area for improvement is the maps that were given to us to locate our hotels. The maps off Google were not really very clear. The maps given to us at the hotels, after we checked in, were excellent. Maybe there could be a way for these maps to be sent or available at the airport. Other than that I must say I was very impressed with your organisation, right from the time I paid my deposit to my final payment. For those of you who haven't been to Croatia, now is the time. Thank you for a great holiday. Great organisation on your part. Keep it up. Will recommend you to all my friends."
K Vaithilingham, June 2014