We never go back to Countries we have visited before because we always think there is so much of the world to be explored, but we really loved Croatia and possibly would come back and if we did this would be the hotel we would stay at. Your roughly about 30 minutes from the airport and the taxi will cost around £50 each way. On arrival at the hotel it is big and a sister hotel to Ruby and Crystal... it has everything you could possibly want. Kids club, bikes for hire, gym, sports facilities, wellness centre, indoor and out door pools... the list in endless, look on their website and it will tell you. There is a lot going on down by the sea front, mini golf, jet ski hire, tennis.. the list is endless and for all ages. You really wont be disappointed.
The rooms are basic but what else do you need, the beds were really comfortable and the pillows were too..(sometimes you want to get home to your own bed, but these were lovely) and air conditioned.
The food is very good, we stayed half board and there was something always being cooked fresh,hot croissants in the morning, the pizza is lovely and there was always a joint of meat being cooked as well as fresh pasta... it really catered for everyone. The pool area food is lovely too and prices were very reasonable... There are gardens which lead down to the sea and more sun beds if you want a quieter area.
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Modern hotel and leisure complex located 200 metres from the beach and one kilometre from Poreč’s historical town …More
What a beautiful place and a lovely family. The room was beautiful in an old Croatian/Italian style, and the food was unbelievably good--cooked by the mother of the family. What a lovely time we had because of them.
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We had a lovely time at the Valamar Crystal. It is a 20-25 minute walk along the sea front to Porec. The food was excellent with buffets to suit all tastes. The pool and other facilities were very good and the service was excellent. the room was very comfortable and clean.
If you are looking for a clean space with various actvities organized similar to an all-inclusive, then this is a fine hotel.The meals were fine and plentiful. The coffee was terrible. Lunch is not provided but that is OK. The beach area is small and very busy as is the pool area. It might be a good idea to create a "sandy" beach area that is not also the same water as the speedboats or excursion boats. No one likes swimming in oliy water.
Istria's most visited resort, Porec dates back to Roman times. The terracotta-roofed old town sits on a small peninsular, and its main sight is the 6th century, UNESCO-listed Euphrasius Basilica, home to stunning golden Byzantine mosaics. Most of the hotels lie on the coast south of the old town, and on the tiny island of St Nikola, accessible by boat.
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