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Smart Selection Hotel Imperial (3*) Opatija embodies the city's early days as a tourist destination. Built in 1885, this historic Croatian property was originally named after Stephanie, a Belgian princess by birth who later became Crown Princess of Austria. As the second hotel built on the Adriatic Sea, the Imperial is constructed in Art Nouveau architectural style of the Secession period. Its beauty has stood the test of time.

Today, the hotel boasts 127 rooms adorned with high ceilings and antique furniture. Complete with conference and banquet rooms like the visually-stunning Golden Hall, Smart Selection Hotel Imperial can handle all your business and personal needs, including weddings. Plan your day on the terrace of the Vienna-styled Café Imperial as you enjoy delectable homemade cakes and coffee. The historic hotel Imperial Opatija is located on the main street and is a quick walk to Slatina, the city's most central beach.

Complete relaxation in the heart of Opatija

The Smart Selection Hotel Imperial offers a relaxing holiday in the centre of the town with a fantastic view of the blue Kvarner Bay. The hotel's inspirational historical heritage creates an amazing mixture of fantasy and reality. The wide range of services on offer and its extraordinary position not far from the famous Lungomare coastal promenade and the popular Slatina Beach is a perfect combination for a great holiday in Opatija.

  • historic charm of the second-oldest hotel in the Adriatic
  • location just a few steps from the town beach
  • fully appointed for business events and congresses
  • excellent choice for a fabulous wedding by the sea

Smart Selection Hotel Imperial – Opatija: feel the touch of history and stay in the second oldest hotel on the Adriatic! Book now!

Rooms and availability

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Standard single room


Single bed

11 - 13 m2     Park view

  • charmingly furnished room
Room from
36 per night

Superior single room, sea side


Single bed

11 - 13 m2     Sea side

  • a combination of simple refinement and elegance
Room from
40 per night

Economy twin room


Twin beds

12 - 18 m2     Atrium wiev

  • exclusive to this website
  • pleasant and warm atmosphere
Room from
42 per night

Standard twin room


Twin beds

12 - 18 m2     Park view

  • simple decor
  • spacious room
Room from
44 per night

Superior twin room, sea side


Twin beds

12 - 18 m2     Sea side

  • elegantly furnished in the spirit of times past
Room from
56 per night

Hotel facilities

  • 4 floors, 2 lifts
  • 127 rooms
  • air-conditioned public areas
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (no additional charge)
  • hotel car parking (with an additional charge, limited number of parking spaces)
  • pets allowed (additional charge)


  • safety deposit boxes on the reception (available for rent)
  • laundry service
  • shoeshine machine
  • wake up-call
  • photocopy and fax service
  • internet corner


  • air-conditioned pansion restaurant
  • drinks with dinner (no additional charge - drink station)
  • aperitif-cocktail bar and caffe with terrace


  • cabel TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • direct-dial telephone
  • hairdryer
  • power port 220V
  • work desk


  • third bed
  • separation of beds
  • baby cot (available for rent)


  • Check in: after 14:00
  • Check out: by 11:00


  • music evenings :
    - Thursdays and Fridays daily program of activities in Remisens hotel Kvarner: 01.06.-01.09. Mon – Fri
    - other periods Wed – Sun
  • entertainment according to the program of events

Restaurants and Bars

Located along Opatija's main street, Café Imperial is a popular spot which serves delicious homemade cakes. Complete with a large outdoor terrace, it is a great meeting place to enjoy evening programs and parties. The Smart Selection Hotel Imperial also offers free drinks with meals in the hotel restaurant.


  • air-conditioned pansion restaurant
  • drinks with dinner (no additional charge - drink station)
  • aperitif - cocktail bar
  • caffe with terrace


  • buffet breakfast 7:00 - 10:00
  • buffet lunch 12:00 - 14:00
  • buffet dinner 19:00 - 21:00


  • Kvarner evening   (Thursdays)


  • vegetarian dishes
  • lunch package
  • daily tourist menu
  • children chairs
  • gluten- free dishes

Historic hotel

Smart Selection Hotel Imperial Opatija was constructed in 1885 and was the second hotel built along the Adriatic Sea. Designed in stunning Art Nouveau architectural style, the hotel was a favorite among emperors and nobility at the end of the 19th century.

Famous guests visiting Croatia such as Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I and novelist and poet James Joyce were treated to the most luxurious offerings of the time such as therapeutic baths, health treatments and the large aquarium. Be sure to spend some time in the beautifully-designed and spacious Golden Hall for a glimpse of Smart Selection Hotel Imperial's rich history.

Conferences and congresses

Smart Selection Hotel Imperial Opatija is one of the city's top locations for business and conventions. The hotel is fully equipped to handle meetings, conferences, professional events and other various gatherings.

The most popular room is the Golden Hall. At 391 square meters, it provides the ultimate business setting. With capacity to hold up to 300 people for meetings and 1,000 for receptions, it is easy to see why Smart Selection Hotel Imperial is a top choice among business professionals.And Opatija's central location makes easily reachable from many airports and major cities like Zagreb, Venice, Milan, Vienna, Munich and Ljubljana.


  • Golden Ballroom: 150 - 300 persons - for meetings up to 1000 persons
  • Rotonda: 20 - 100 places
  • exhibition area
  • rooms and terraces for receiving and cocktails


  • equipment and devices (available for rent)
  • F & B offer

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Smart Selection Hotel Imperial's location in central Opatija and excellent amenities make it an ideal locale for weddings. The hotel's historic Golden Hall is an elegantly-designed ballroom with a capacity of 180 people. It exudes history and sophistication while boasting modern services for a truly captivating combination.

Just across the street from the hotel are the church and park of St. James. There you will find the famous Helios and Selene fountain, which provides the perfect background for photo opportunities. Smart Selection Hotel Imperial's professional and helpful staff will help ensure an unforgettable experience. A wedding suite is also available for the bridal couple.

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