Just back from a week in this gem of a hotel - our second wonderful experience of Croatia. Much to commend the hotel, resort & country so in no particular order:-
The room - clean and spacious - no sea view - please note that this was not a surprise as we didn't book one! Toward the rear of the hotel so very quiet (a good thing as there was an open air concert on the water front on our last night).
The food - very good selection of well cooked dishes - HELPFUL HINT 1 - make the most of (the wonderful) Jela and her recommendations for pasta/rice in the evening (and omelettes at breakfast). There is no real need to go a la carte but if you have a special event (or just love sea food) then book a table outside - HELPFUL HINT 2 (thank you Goran for pointing this out) if you go a la carte as a half board guest you will receive a 30% discount on the whole bill including drinks - for us this translated into the following - tuna carpaccio starter, fish platter to share (scallops, sea bream & sea bass (2 pieces each), 8 massive prawns & veg) coffees, grappa (the good stuff) and a bottle of quality dry white for £45 all in.
The staff - consistently friendly & helpful - in addition to Jela and Goran special thanks to Andrelina (sp?) who as a waitress brought us a lot of happiness (& laughter).
The clients - the lack of a pool (without a free ferry cross to the island hotel) dictated that there were very few families in the hotel (in the 1st week of the school hols) - the hotel is ideal for couples. Plenty of walking along the coastline and we also squeezed 3 excursions (including the day trip to Venice) into our stay and enjoyed them all.
Really good break - thank you Valamar Riviera.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive waterfront boutique hotel for adults only located in the centre of historic Poreč Nestled on the picturesque Poreč promenade together with its residence, the elegant Villa Parentino a few steps away, it offers stunning views of the Sveti Nikola island and is just few steps from the historic old town. The hotel is one of Croatia's most stylish hotels and the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner of the prestigious World Travel Award as ,,Croatia's Leading Boutique Hotel". It is also a true couple's haven as the very first adults only hotel in our portfolio. Hotel also offers a free 5 minute private boat ride to a reserved island beach where you are also welcome to use the resort's renowned service, premium executive packages and facilities, as well as a great personalised experience for couples and business travellers alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Valamar Riviera Hotel And Residence
- Neptun Hotel Porec
- Hotel Neptun Porec