Great hotel for its money and one of the best in its class, awesome to stay at unless you expect Ritz or Hilton of course.
I checked the hotel website and looked through lots of reviews before going so we knew what to expect and there was no unpleasant surprises. What I liked best is that
a) it's quite cheap in comparison with other 4* hotels
b) The location is great in my mind: it's situated in a quiet green zone at the very end of the hotel line, so I guess it's the last hotel to the right of Porec. This is an advantage if you like me are looking for a beautiful place to relax, take long walks and enjoy the scenery but it can be a weak point if you're want to have fun partying and would like to go out every night, in this case you better book a more central hotel. It's half an hour walk to Porec but there's a small open train going there from a spot near another hotel that is 10 min walk.
If you go in the direction of Porec there are lots of pretty nice caffees on the beach so no need to look for ages for a place to have a snack at.
To the other side of the hotel there's a public beach (only visited by a few locals on Sundays) in a very green territory, if you walk furthere there's a small picturesque village whith appartments to hire, there are also numerous gardens with beautifuk flowers & all.
c) The hotel is at the very seaside so it's 1 minutes walk from the hotel, basically you go out of it and here's the beach. Other hotels we saw were at least 10 minutes walk from the beach, sometimes you have to cross the road or climb a steep hill when going back to the hotel.
d) Food was fine, the weak point is that the prices for drinks at dinner were too high and some catering staff weren't too friendly.
Reception ladies were very nice and seemed to speak at least a douzen of languages, I saw them fluently speak German, French, Russian, Italian, etc.
The beach is basically a stone platform with a ladder which isn't too good for children, but it's cool that you can sunbathe in the shadow on the trees on the green grass, we liked this point.
No sand though, as almost everywhere in Croatia.
All in all, I would recommend this hotel for those who don't expect too much for an average sum of money and who'd like to relax, have proper rest and enjoy the great sights, it's a quiet green place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated Hotel Laguna Materada offers superb accommodation on a comfortable 3-star hotel whose amenities actually compare to a 4-star experience for the whole family, while its view is beyond 5 stars! Every single corner of this hotel is cozy, and a wide range of advantages offered by the "family friendly" category shall cater to the needs of each family member. ... more less
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