To address the '5 star' issue, mentioned by other travelers, I would agree that it wasn't your typical 5 Star in terms of decor and room amenities, on the other hand, you wouldn't pay this amazingly low price either. I found the value to be incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there were a few things that weren't perfect, which is what is needed for a 5 star rating.
Walls were soooo thin! (Although, I was quickly and smoothly moved to another room where the guests were quieter, so that was nicely solved).
The evening buffet was not great. We ended up eating out most nights, even though we had paid for the buffet.
The staff! Everyone was so lovely and charming.
The Spa! It had beautiful facilities (which cost 150 kuna or £15) to access. Again, the staff were a delight and I had some of the best massages that I'd ever had from the South Indian massage therapists.
The pool was huge and looked beautiful.
The beach was were I spent most of my time. It was very relaxing (despite the occasional kid)
The tennis academy. We played 5 days of tennis with lessons and were very impressed with our coaches and the courts.
In conclusion, I had a great time in Umag and would definitely go back. Stay away from the overpriced, touristy restaurants of old town Umag and try Tony's, Perugula and Bada. Although, be warned, taxis are very expensive - 10 Euros for 2 km!
I hope this has helped you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meliá Coral is a five-star hotel located in Istria, just steps from the Adriatic Sea. With innovative services and facilities aimed adult only guests, as well as personalized attention that will satisfy the most demanding of guests, Meliá Coral is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. The hotel offers numerous leisure interests, including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an Asian-themed wellness centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Coral Hotel Umag