The first thing that comes to one’s mind, when he thinks about the island of Brač and the small town of Bol, is Zlatni Rat beach.
After our visit to the Bol, we can conclude that Zlatni Rat is not the only star of that idyllic place, but also it is a beautiful Grand Hotel Elaphusa. Exclusive Hotel Grand Elaphusa is four-star hotel and we can affirm, it is one of the finest hotels located in Bol, on the island of Brač. We say beautiful, but experts say the best.
The hotel is located in the beautiful countryside near the sea, it is surrounded by olive trees, pines and other various medicinal plants, which provides a sense of unspoiled nature. Carefully selected color façade makes the exterior warmer, and in the evening playful lighting and shadows from LED lamps distinguishes him from other hotels in the neighborhood. You can see that the interior designer has paid close attention to the details with a selection of the best quality stone combined with luxurious furnishings. The wall’s of the hotel are decorated with more than a few thousand pictures and photos, so each guest can introduce himself with the story of the Croatian sea.
At the reception we were met by friendly and professional staff that can communicate in English, German, Russian, French and Italian language. While you are in the lobby, waiting for yours hotel room keys, you can enjoy in a beautiful mega big armchairs in which you will feel like kings and queens. Trust us, we do not exaggerate, you can feel it.
Rooms and suites
The hotel has 300 rooms and 6 suites, which are elegantly furnished and arranged in four hotel blocks. The rooms are divided into standard rooms, standard rooms with sea view, superior rooms, superior rooms with sea view, junior suites and suites. Inside the room is a spacious bathroom with hair dryer and products for body and hair care. The room has a air-condition, telephone, internet connection, satellite TV, safety deposit box and mini bar. We can give compliment for a modern interior design of the room. Location of the hotel can provide you with a room, with a view on the sparkling sea, beautiful elongated island Hvar and unique pebble beach Zlatni Rat. Neither your imagination could not provide better view while you are sitting at the evening on the balcony and relaxing.
During our stay in the hotel, we enjoyed in the specialities of local Dalmatian cuisine, that is prepared by a fantastic hotel chefs. Varied breakfast and rich selection of food can prepare us well for daily activities. Lunch and dinner gives you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with gastronomic and wine offering of the island of Brač. Every time, in the restaurant, we were served with love and care, and it is interesting that the smiling staff are open and talkative but extremely discreet. You can feel really comfortable in a very short time period.
If you want to give your palate a taste of traditional cuisine flavors, visit the restaurant “Tavern Vallum”. It will enchant you with its mythical atmosphere, carefully designed interior and you will have feeling like you’re on Mount Olympus. Everything is focused on customer and delights for all senses. From delicious fresh delicacies, perfectly selected wines to the ambient music. While you enjoy the food, you can recognize different ancient legends on the wall’s, and you can surprise your guests and friends with the choice of restaurant. They will want to come back.
Hotel Elaphusa has a luxurious outdoor pool at which you can enjoy in the sun, with a direct view on the sea.
When evening comes you can find refreshments within a bar, have fun in the excellent hotel’s bowling alley or dance in a nightclub Ella. If you have children four to eight years old, you can allow them to enjoy in the mini club where they will be greeted by the animators who are ready for an unforgettable party.
If you came to the hotel for business purpose, you can enjoy in one of five, well equipped, conference rooms.
We can describe Thalasso wellness as “an authentic oasis of comfort”. Imagine a day which you spend walking through the green landscape and swimming in the crystal clear blue sea, and in the evening treat yourself in a Thalasso wellness center, where you will be able to enjoy in a massages and/or a fantastic spa treatments. Tempting, isn’t it? In the largest wellness center on the island of Brac, spa treatments and massages are based on seawater. We have first-hand experience of the Turkish, roman, infrared and bio saunas. Combined with the hydro-massage and a large whirlpool and relax zone, we felt the peace that we have been waiting for a long time. With a pleasant scent of essential oils, fresh fruit, herbal and fruit teas and the most important, felt of peace, our life energy and optimism came back.
Surroundings of the hotel
Just outside the hotel is a beach “Elaphus”, and only after few minutes of easy stroll you will reach the gorgeous pebble beach, the most photographed beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat.
If you decide to have sport activities, we believe that you will be delighted when you discover all range of available activities; from diving until sailing, beach volleyball, fitness, football, basketball, ping-pong, and 26 clay tennis courts.
But that’s not all. Connect the past and the present, and arrange the trip to the stunning Zmajeva špilja (Dragon’s Cave) i Pustinja Blaca (Desert Blaca).
Beautiful seafront promenade will delight you with “live” stone sculpture exhibition. Be sure to visit the Dominican monastery with a church and gorgeous garden and also the Church of St. John and Theodore.
We can definitely recommend a tour through the center of Bol, tasting excellent Andabak wines in the first Dalmatian wine cooperative and a visit to the Branislav Deskovic gallery.
> We where additionally surprised by the complete adaptation of the hotel for the people with disabilities. The hotel offers customized rooms and direct connection between lifts and restaurants.
> We were delighted with wine cards selection of great wines.
> We recommend authentic “Bračka masaža”, massage with olive oil and grape seed oil, and “Vinska rapsodija otoka Brača” which includes bath, body or facial massage based on a lavender, grape seed oil, citrus, mint and rosemary.
> “Thalasso therapy” provides specialized Thalasso treatments, including seaweed bath, Mer & Sense, body scrub and seaweed wrap, thalgomince, slim & sculpt, aromaceane and indoceane spa ritual.
Hotel Grand Elaphusa
Put Zlatnog rata 46,
21420, Bol, Brač
Telephone: 021 635 210