About Ostrea Hotel
Boasting the longest defensive wall in Europe, the town has existed since 1333, when its people built its stone houses, surrounded by the beautiful sea. Mali Ston is a town with a tradition of preserving natural beauties; as a Nature Park it is able to offer a sense of true beauty and innocence bathed in the Mediterranean sun. Perhaps the richest offer of the Bay is the Mali Ston Oyster, and top quality white flesh fish.
The Ostrea Hotel was built by renovating the old house of the Kralj family, who manage and run the hotel today. The Ostrea opened its doors to guests in 1998 and is located near to the 'Kapetanova Kuca', an excellent restaurant owned by the same family providing a marvellous natural atmosphere. The name, by the way, is acquired from a beautiful shell - oyster, in Latin: OSTREA EDULIS.
The Ostrea Hotel makes an ideal place for guests craving peace and relaxation amongst wonderful scenery, just the quiet and murmur of the sea outside and only a short walk to the nearest (small) beach.
Accommodation: the hotel has 13 rooms and an apartment over two buildings. Each room is air-conditioned, has a PC outlet, a direct phone line, satellite TV and a mini-bar. Facilities in the hotel include an aperitif bar, business lounge, the Mlinica restaurant and car park.
Facilities: the Mlinica restaurant is located on the ground floor inside the Ostrea Hotel. It was given this name after olive mill (mlinica) that produces luxuriant and healthy olive oil, which is served in the hotel.
Restaurant 'Kapetanova kuca': The Kapetanova Kuca restaurant is situated in a very attractive location on the Mali Ston waterfront. The name was derived due to the fact that it was the dwelling place of the Mali Ston Guard Captain. It was opened back in 1986 and became a very popular family tavern. It is also owned by Kralj family, one of the oldest families in Mali Ston, and offers specialties of the Mali Ston Bay exclusively and includes a large winery of Peljesac wines.
"Thank you for organising a brilliant holiday for us. We returned half an hour early on Easy Jet yesterday. The 5 hotels were excellent, car parking worked well and we were bowled over by Croatia in general. It's a shame so much of Zadar is pst ww2, but what an excellent hotel! Luxe in Split was a great choice, modern, chic and well positioned. We loved Trogir. Hvar was the highlight, once we mastered the kerb at the car park which was a story in itself! The drive across Hvar was great fun and the mountain road is brand new. The ferry q was 4 hours .... After Mali Ston, it will be a while before I can eat more mussels and oysters, but what a great evening we had. We drove thru Bosnia, as we had eaten our day in the ferry q, which was not an issue at all. Dubrovnik was sensational and the Bellevue great. Nice people, great food, lift to the beach, great swimming, friendly taxis. So superior to Portugal and Spain and the wines were delicious. Even the red."
K & M Falconer, UK, August 2013
"All arrangements and hotels were excellent. Everything ran smoothly. However, for the benefit of future clients please note that Hotel Derossi in Trogir and Hotel Tuttorosso in Rovinj do not have car parking facilities and public car parks have to be used - this cost £18 for the two nights at Derossi and £30 approx in Rovinj! Also, finding some of the hotels was something of a challenge - even though we had a sat nav in use. Perhaps some more detailed driving directions would be advantageous. Hotel Villa Nova in Hvar is in the complex of old alleyways and a car cannot get near it. We had to do a lot of asking to find it. Anyway, these are just my thoughts, the whole holiday was terrific, and thank you very much for organising it."
J Vause, UK, May 2013
"Many thanks for organising and excellent itinerary and some fantastic hotels. The staff in all the hotels were very friendly and helpful. We would particularly single out the Hotel Korsal on Korcula and the Hotel Concordia in Trogir as super locations. The staff at the hotel in Plitvice were particularly helpful in providing useful information about the lakes area. The only small point of criticism was the final hotel in Dubrovnik where the double bed as two singles with hard wooded edges pushed together – but that aside a marvellous trip – thank you."
R Cook, UK, July 2014
"We returned from Croatia yesterday and I wanted to email and thank you for organising us such a fantastic holiday. Everything ran like clockwork. We had great taxi drivers who showered us with knowledge and information, we found all the hotels with no trouble, we absolutely loved every place we visited and marvelled how each one was different from the previous, we found the staff at most hotels were incredibly friendly and helpful and the sun shone every day! I would just like to mention the staff at Villa Tina and the reception staff at Hotel Mediteran were particularly charming and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we knew where we were going, what buses to catch, where we could park the car for free etc. We were amazed at our fabulous room with a brilliant view in Hotel Concordia. This was our favourite stopover mainly because of the position. The only blip was having to queue for five and a half hours for the ferry from Hvar to the mainland in the blistering heat. Apparently this is normal during high season but it meant we had very little time at Mali Ston which was such a shame as it was so gorgeous. We would most certainly use your company again. You have got the formula spot on and your attention to detail was excellent. We felt very well supported. I have already recommended you to friends and sometime in the future we will try out Morocco. Many thanks once again."
Y O'Brien, UK, August 2014
"Arrangements were superb - no problems at all. Had a great time & loved the country! If we were to repeat the holiday one less day in Bol and an extra day in Mali Ston would be better. Hotel Ostrea and Mali Ston are an absolute delight! Top marks for Miric Inn, Plitvice too. Very friendly & welcoming and HUGE dinners! Dubrovnik old town was heaving with tourists, so staying some distance away at Hotel More was perfect. Easy to get to old town by bus so distance was no problem. Hotel Palace in Zagreb was good as was Mediteran in Zadar Thanks for the recommendations - they were spot on!!"
B Wheeler, UK, June, 2015
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J Veilands, Australia, June, 2015
"Most hotels were excellent and in good locations, although a couple did not reach the standard of the rest. The holiday was excellent overall and we hope to repeat the experience in the north of Croatia at a later date."
R Jermyn, UK, Oct 2015
"Only issue we had was that the island ferry timetable had changed from the one provided (to Mljet). Fortunately the time was one hour later and not one hour earlier! All other arrangements were perfect. We spent our last morning at the town of Ston and would like to recommend it - an amazing place!"
M Eeuwens, UK, June 2016
"if people are into walking there is a great castle on the top of the hill at Omis - you can either walk from the car park next to the river close to town (this is a solid 45 min climb or you can drive round the other side and then its a shorter walk. Well worth the visit for the views - the castle is interesting but not in wonderful repair. There is also a smaller tower that you can access from a couple of the streets in town (10 mins max) that also has lovely views and is in better repair with a bit of interpretive information. There is a wonderful walk along a city wall from Mali Ston to Ston - definitely worth including. "
S Gemmel, Oman, July 2016
"Hotel Ostrea, Mali Ston. Location wonderful! Very quiet and picturesque. Food alright, cleanliness good."
L Stringer, UK, July, 2017