As the quietest hotel in this large complex of 5 hotels, the Niko is recommended for couples looking for peace and tranquility whilst still having the opportunity to enjoy the entertainment at the other hotels should the mood take them.
The Solaris hotel complex is located near Sibenik, facing the thousands of islands of Dalmatia, 43.5 mi from Split airport. Sibenik town centre is just 3.7 mi away and the 164 ft away.
The activities and entertainment organised in neighbouring hotels are freely accessible.
Loungers are available at the beach for a fee
The hotel group has a total of 5 mascot characters who meet up with the children in the evenings. A proper amusement park!
Children can have their faces painted and photographs taken free of charge every evening next to the Dalmatian village restaurant. A one man show is put on in the hotel bar every evening are concerts are performed later on in one of the bars on the beach.
A small train service is provided to take guests from one end of the beach to the other (2.5 mi); this takes an hour and costs less than a pound. A little trip to keep the children happy.
A superb, very trendy bar on the beach has tables in a swimming pool. It's very pleasant on a hot day, as you can sit and have a drink and dip your feet in the pool! In the evening, DJs and dancers liven up this very trendy nightspot and guests can have a drink in a second swimming pool, much deeper than the other. Evenings promise to be hhoooooottttt!!!
The Solaris complex is like a village, consisting of 5 hotels, a marina and a campsite spread along the more than 2.5 mile-long beach. A selection of boutiques lines the beach. There are also sellers of homemade ice-cream, fruit and vegetables and souvenirs of all sorts, as well as rugs handmade by a little old lady who spends all day behind her weaving machine. You could also go home with a henna tattoo! There are all sorts of restaurants serving all sorts of dishes, from the most typical to the most traditional. If it's amusement you're after, it's a proper playground for old and young alike. In addition to the swimming located in front of each hotel, guests can also, therefore, enjoy the other pools and certain facilities free of charge: 7 slides accessed via a large wooden boated located at the beachfront, an inflatable pirate ship for the little ones, entertainment, beach volleyball, etc. There are also many activities which are open to all but which incur an additional charge, such as trampolining and games rooms with pinball pool, etc.
As far as the Niko is concerned, the old concrete building contrasts with the pleasantly and elegantly furnished inside of the hotel. Rattan lounges with comfortable and modern white cushions welcome guests in front of the picture window or on the terrace. The concrete structures surrounding them, however, are imposing and charmless. The hotel is pleasant but not very big, which is fine, because you'll be spending all your time outside!
347 carpeted bedrooms with white walls, brightly coloured bedspreads and curtains and wooden furniture accommodate the hotel's guests in summery surroundings. As far as facilities are concerned, all the basics are there, but don't expect the crème de la crème: mini-bar, telephone, a small television and a wardrobe. The rather basic bedrooms were renovated in 2007 but unfortunately the windows, which are a little hard to open, weren't replaced. All rooms have a balcony with shutters (these are due to be done away with in 2009 but were very useful before the air-conditioning was installed). In addition to the double bed or two single beds, an armchair which folds into a single bed or a sofa which folds into a double bed caters for family parties. The quality of these beds isn't excellent but it is perfect for smaller guests. Bathrooms have a shower, 70% of which are multi-jet. A hair-dryer, heated towel rail, and hospitality products are also provided. Bedrooms are exactly the same as at the Ivan.
A main restaurant opening on to a very pleasant terrace in the morning and evening serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the form of a buffet. The food is of a good standard and the choice varied. Homemade pastas, traditional meat dishes, all sorts of vegetables and salads, fish... there really is something for everyone! The choice of desserts is somewhat limited but the many ice-cream sellers offer really creamy ice-creams for less than a pound. For your dining pleasure, 5 restaurants are available serving various types of cuisine ranging from pizzas made from homemade dough to steaks, but we fell in love with the Dalmatian restaurant. A small, stone, typically Dalmatian village has been reconstructed here and serves typical dishes cooked in a traditional oven. The homemade bread is excellent. The meat skewers are delicious! You simply have to try it!
The beach stretches over 2.5 mi. There is a concrete beach in front of the Niko but a few feet further along on the left you will find a livelier pebble beach. Guests therefore have the choice, depending on the time of day, the beach and the atmosphere there. The further away you go, the quieter the beaches. A small pine forest provides a pleasant place to have a siesta in the shade, provided that you bring your airbed or ground sheet, which are essential accessories in Croatia. Loungers are available at the beach for a fee
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