Kvarner newsletter / no 7

Baška on the island of Krk
From your room straight to the sea

Baška, a renowned tourist destination on the island of Krk, now has a new high-class hotel – the four- and five-star Hotel Atrium Residence Baška, which enhances the local hotel offer with a new property that continues the area's long tradition of tourism.

The four- and five-star Hotel Atrium Residence Baška was constructed on the site of the former Baška and Velebit hotels. The investment amounts to 56 million kuna. The hotel offers 64 accommodation units – among them, luxury apartments offering the five-star comfort.

Baška is a holiday resort whose long tradition of welcoming visitors dates back to 1904. The first bathing place was inaugurated there one hundred years ago. Knowing that Baška had six hotels by 1914 and that three more had opened by 1930, emphasises the importance of tourism for Baška. 

The development of tourism was boosted by the activities of the Czech Emil Geistlich who built a 33-room hotel in Baška and advertised it in his home country using the slogan "From your room straight to the sea". The new era of tourism in Baška started after the foundation of the Baška Company (today Hoteli Baška d.o.o) in 1949. In the last few years, this company has invested almost 100 million kuna in constructing new properties and refurbishing existing ones. As a result, the annexe of the Hotel Zvonimir is now the Hotel Zvonimir, and the annexe Adria is now the Villa Adria with 12 apartments. The renovation also included the Zablaće campsite and the Bunculuka naturist campsite, the hotel Baška-Corinthia and the already-mentioned hotel, Atrium Residence Baška. The hotel complex now includes a modern wellness centre, multi-purpose congress facilities and other amenities for a very pleasant and memorable stay in this resort.

In addition to the newly refurbished facilities and top service, Baška has always had its very special advantage – the slogan with which it was advertised in the beginnings of its tourism: "from your room straight to the sea".