The hotel was built in 2006 and therefore is generally in good shape, it has 23 rooms nono of which has a balcony and two big apartments (1 on the first and the other on the second floor), which only have direct see view and large balconies. You may get a room on the left side of the building (facing the parking lot and the neigbouring building) which have partial sea view but no balcony. Elevator worked, AC worked, there is a mini bar (however it was empty so we just used the fridge), cleaning service evvery day, electric shutter and mosquito net (except bathroom, which is quite strange). Reception desk: the young lady was extremely helpful, but other staff members were also professional and polite. Restaurant staff talked very basic English and German, but was enough to make the orders. Breakfasts: always the same, and mostly poor quality food (hams, cheese, drinks). The hotel could make much better in this regard. We went with half-board, including (buffet) dinners. Soups were pretty bad (instants?), but you always had a pasta, meat and fish with some french fries (way too salty) and/or cooked vegetables + 1 type of desert. I think food is something where the hotel could develop a lot. I was told that the dinner costs 9 euros per person (our 3 years old ate free of charge) but lunch is 12 euros, so if you want to change you have to pay 3 euros but for lunch you get a choice of menu instead of buffet. I don't think it is worth. Overall we could always find to eat something, but there were some examples where we hade to go a la carte for our 3 years old. The restaurant offers many sort of pizzas (34-45 kunas), pastas (40-55 kunas), and local meat and fish dishes (60-120 kunas).
A parking place was always available. There is free wifi with good signal strength also at the end of the corridors. There are two bars in the nearby (both selling ice-creams) a small bakery shop (only open in the mornings and early afternoons) and a fruit/vegetable stand. Otherwise not much to see near the hotel or in Privlaka. But you will need a car to get to Nin or Zadar (both recommended).
The place where the hotel is located is a shallow bay in the southern part of Privlaka. It is ideal for families with young children because kids can play safely in the water. There is fine sand in the bay so you can walk aroun with naked foot. There is a couple of small sandbars near the promenade which is not covered by water so kids can also play there with their sand toys. The beach is a concrete beach: 3 steps down to the water. No umbrella or sunbed rental offered, however the hotel can provide a limited number of umbrellas free of charge. Sometimes it is worth to lay your towels in the morning (08:00-10:00), so you will have a good place to rest during the day. It is very comfortable that the hotel is 10 meters away from the beach.
Conclusion: Hotel Laguna is a nice hotel, offering well decorated and larger size rooms with AC, free wifi and daily cleaning service, but gastronomic services could be further improved. This is a place mostly recommended for families with young children or elderly people. We spent a very nice and relaxing week here. Our double room with a sofa that can be transformed to a third bed for 2 adults and a 3 years old costed 80 euros per day including half-board, which makes a good value for the money, even with the shortcomings described earlier.
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