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“Fantastic, family-run hotel - we would recommend it!”
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Villa Velike Stine
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Medulin
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights and had a great time. The setting of the hotel is beautiful. It is compact, with only 5 rooms, but has everything you would need. The pool area, gardens and eating terrace are beautiful and very well maintained. There is also a comfy hammock for relaxing in! We were very happy with our room and the nice balcony with views towards the sea.

Igor, the man who runs the hotel, is very friendly and helpful. He will always go out of his way to help you - for example, we weren't sure about train times for our return journey and he looked all this up for us and printed the relevant information.

Igor is also a very talented chef. He cooks everything freshly to your tastes and was happy to cater for vegetarians. He makes very nice cakes!! All the food was locally sourced and of high quality - for which, you do pay. The prices match the quality of the food but are not obvious when you order and so if you are on a budget, as we were, make sure to check what you will be charged. It may be that booking half board with the hotel is better value for money. But that said, the food was delicious!

It was a treat to stay in a hotel where the owner is so attentive and helpful. We would highly recommend this place!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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53  Thank Amy_Baird
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Management response:Responded 6 July 2012

Dear Amy,

Thank you for your fantastic review of our Hotel. Your review shows us that we are doing the right thing.

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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Apparently, not too many Americans stay in Medulin. When we arrived in Medulin and met Igor, he was very excited to have Americans stay at his establishment. The Villa, which is a cross between a Sobe and a Bed & Breakfast, is located on a small road called Regi. We had navigation, but could not find it that way. We put Regi as our destination, but it did not take us to Regi – it got us close. We turned down a one way road toward the harbor and on this way, we found the street sign Regi. We went straight on Regi, and there is was on the left 44 Regi . On the side of the building, it says Villa Velike Stine. It is hard to see – so try to get here in the light of day. I don’t know if I could have found it at night.

Upon our arrival, we were given the choice to park outside or inside. Although on booking.com it says free parking that is not completely true. Read the fine print – it cost 8 Euros per day to park inside. You can park outside for free, but be forewarned, the streets are narrow and parking it at a premium. I paid for the parking and the reason he charges for it is because he built the area especially for parking. He gives you a gate opener to get in and out of the place.

The 5 Room establishment is beautifully maintained on the outside. Great little pool with deck chairs and a nice relaxing dining area. Some people have complained at the size of the pool, but it only had 5 rooms so it is a perfect size for the place. Apparently Igor cooks, but we did not stay and eat dinner there. I did read on other sites that his cooking is amazing, but very expensive. ASK FOR PRICES BEFORE EATING!
The rooms themselves are very nice, but a bit dated. The bathroom could use a little updating, and the kitchen area does not really work. It says you need to ask ahead before using it. There is a nice balcony that overlooks the pool area and has a view to the sea. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the harbor. The bed was comfortable, comes with a very small table, one couch, TV and cable (never used) and free wireless internet.
Breakfast was good, with juice, meats and cheeses, breads, and yogurt. Igor offered to make eggs, but we declined. I am not sure if they cost money, but he did offer.
Additionally, Pula is only a short drive from Medulin. Consider it if you plan on staying in the area. Overall, it was great. We will probably come back to Medulin at sometime in the near future and we will be staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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48  Thank David K
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

W stayed at Igor's Villa for one week and we really enjoyed it very much.
The most important for us was the garden with pool. Both were well maintained.
So the garden offers a beautiful space to relax an to cool off in the pool.

The hotel offers also a good restaurant, where the owner himself is the chef.
Everyday he had several suggestion menus of fresh products or you could even ask something yourself. A very exceptional cooking concept an as far as I am concerned very flexible an customer friendly.
For everyone who likes gastronomy and wine, I definitely would suggest this hotel when you are planning to stay in Medulin.

The infrastructure is very new en well maintained. Medulin offers not a lot of parking space because of the narrow streets. So it's difficult and not safe to park your car on the street. This hotel has its own parking on the backside and it's completely locked with a gate, so very safe...

The owner of the hotel speaks very good English and was very helpful in advising what to see en where to go.


For us there were no drawbacks so we would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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56  Thank Jacho
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

Stayed here for a couple of days and although Tripadvisor feedback was very good (except from one) and hence expectations quite high, me and my family were still impressed and positively surprised ! Although I am a frequent traveller both in business and leisure the service by Igor and his family is probably some of the best ever experienced. The place is beautiful and to my knowledge very tastefully decorated both re rooms, terrace and not to mention the garden and pool area ! Even in the evening the smart light setup makes this hotel a place to relax and find tranquility after busy touristic streets and beaches in the area. My daughter loved the turtles and the adult part of the family enjoyed the service, conversations and food/wine offered by the hosts. As an example of the service level; At the airport in Pula I discovered that I was missing one of my credit cards. I rang the owner and correctly, I had left in at the hotel. The owner jumped in to the car and brought it to the airport just in time before boarding ! Look forward to stay at Villa Velike Stine again - the sooner the better ! :)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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69  Thank RogerLorimer
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imandali, Owner at Villa Velike Stine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2011

Thank you for the nice review.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Velike Stine

Address: Regi 44, Medulin 52100, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Istria > Medulin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Medulin
Price Range: £82 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Velike Stine 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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