We chose this hotel mainly due to close location to the ones of the nicer beach Slanica Bay on Murter Island. Also we did not want to be disturbed loud music and discos around, so Hotel Colentum was a right place for this.
Hotel is very close to the Slanica Beach with sand and small stones. As the beach is in the cove there are not waves and it's ideal for small child like we have. Entry into the sea is slow and after 10 meters height of water is still knee-deep so You can play a water games here.
Back to the hotel. Fact is that it's old but clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. What I personally appreciate is that whole staff is local, no seasons worker from foreign countries and You can enjoy really local atmosphere.
We had a very small room, 21 square meters with three beds and there were no more space around, but for the sleeping was OK. All rooms have air conditioning and we really appreciated this as we was there when outside was 38 degrees in the shadow. Each room have a balcony but only with one chair, maybe only in our case.
On small TV You are able to watch only 3 to 4 channels, but You are here to enjoy sun and beach and not to watch a TV. You can do this at home :)
All guests have all inclusive package and I was very surprise with all inclusive offered by this Hotel. Basically I did not expected nothing extraordinary, because of 3 star hotel, but food was very taste. Even ice cream as a snack on afternoon what is rare for 3 stars hotel from my experience.
In the all inclusive package are also included drinks, beer (Lasko Pivo), white and red wine (do not expect too big quality :) ) and one sort of alcohol, Local Rakija Travarica. That's all from alcoholic drinks. From Non alcoholic You can choose water, caffe, juice, cola etc.
Near the hotels are 2 water slides for fee. 4 Kuna one ride.
I personally recommend a bech bar Morski Rat, very nice, with good food and perfect coffe.
Also You can rent a bike in the hotel and enjoy bike trip around the murter island with lot of nice beach around. We stayed only in Slanica bay because of small child and sand, but I recommend to travel around.
From the hotel is footpath to Murter city, around 20 minutes. City is very old and very nice like all croation cities. I recommend a winery and oil store Babitch in the old city. It's very traditional and You can bought a local forgoten sort of wine here. Owner would like to bring old traditions back to the roots. There is possibility to buy a wine made by old procedures and not the modern wine which I call "parfumes".
In Summary Hotel Colentum is good choice if You are not expecting too much and You are on the vacation because of sun and sea.
We did not use a lot of sun and beach, because our daughter got a fever and angina, but I can confirm that Croatia Doctors were very professional and they recover her during 4 days. But this is not a fails of hotel, but those things may happen. I recommend to have an European insurance card from your local Health Insurance Company as our commerce insurance was not accepted in the hospital and local doctors so we had to pay everything by cash.