Within the huge Solaris Holiday Resort, which lies 4km (2 1/2 miles) southwest of Šibenik, Hotel Ivan is one of five big modern hotels. Big is no exaggeration, as the hotel can accommodate over 3,000 guests. Rooms are basic but comfortable, and the public spaces are somewhat impersonal. Most guests are families with kids, who come here specifically to use the resort’s expensive sports and recreation facilities (extra surcharge). It is worth paying a little more for a room with a sea view.