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“What a nice holiday !” 5 of 5 stars
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Valamar Club Tamaris
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lanterna 6, Tar 52465, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
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“What a nice holiday !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We are at our end of our nice holiday in Croatia. First time at the Valamar Club Tamaris and it will not be the last. Service is perfect, food is abundant and of good quality, location is ideal nearby Novirad and Porec and exceptional friendly staff always prompt and with a smile. Thanks to Marin, Teresa and Sanja who shown us their friendliness in their service even with our baby.
Choice of swimming in one of the pools or in the sea, and plenty of activities for everyone. Nice idea to have the football corner during the European cup 2012. Valamar Tamaris hotel is an example of how a touristic resort should be. Well done!

Room Tip: Would go for a sea front! You can sit down in the balcony and enjoy the view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Dear Sierra_Foxtrod,

It is a pleasure reading such a great words for the staff and especially the two last sentences: “Valamar Tamaris hotel is an example of how a touristic resort should be. Well done!.„

Our food and our football corner, our pools and sea, our staff and lots of activities are here to provide you a memorable stay.
Thank you for being our dear guest and for sharing your impressions. Hope to see as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Dario Kinkela
General manager
Valamar Club Tamaris hotel & residence
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Stayed last sept. Rooms great for family, food good all the time. Staff were great to two small kids. Pool always spotless. Great time of year to travel as weather not so hot for small children and hotel not over crowded

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Dear rundmc1,

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your impressions about our Valamar club Tamaris. It is very important to us that you are satisfied with our rooms, food offer, pools children animation (Maro club) and especially with the friendliness of our staff.

We wish to se you again. In the meantime, kind regards and all the best!

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamaris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Last September we spend 5 days at Valamar Club Tamaris. We booked Family Tamaris room on all inclusive light basis. I have to say this hotel was a peasent surprise.

Food was very good - fresh and tastefull.

Rooms were nice, but no surplus there. We were lucky and got a room in 3rd floor, so the see view was good.

Stuff was very fiendly to all guests (we are Slovenes). Hotel was full of guests and most were German (very nice people).

The most important thing to point out is that we traveled with 2 kids (1 and 3 years) and had a very relaxed holiday. There are many things for little children. For example in the restaurant there is a special dinning area for children with smaller tables and chairs, small spoons and forks, play corner etc. Around hotel there are lots of small playgrounds for kids and also one big in the shadow. Daycare was organized in a very nice play room (Maro Club). We never left our kids alone there, but we could if we wanted. There was also mini disco.....

What I realy liked were all those green surfaces around hotel. It felt like never ending park. For this reason I would say see view is not a must in this hotel.

Hotel has a pebble beach (very clean and nice), but you can also find sendy beach near by (1-2 minutes walk).

The only crtic I realy have is that pools were not heated. There are 2 pools (activity pool and relaxing pool). Relaxing pool is said to be heated, but was the same temperature as activity one. It was second half of September, we arived after few days of bad weather and see water was much warmer then water in the pools. This should be improved...

At the end I would like to thank Valamar Club Tamaris for wonderful getaway and hopefully we will be back soon.

Tanja
Slovenija

Room Tip: Note that see side oriented rooms do not nessesery have see view. Therefore I would recomand to book...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, May 13, 2012
Dear Tanja R,
Thanks for a nice words about our property. We are pleased that you chose us to spend your holidays and that you decided to share your impressions.
We are a family oriented hotel resort and your words that you and your family had „a very relaxed holiday“, is our satisfaction. We are happy to see that you enjoyed in our food, our animation and our beaches as well as in our environment.
Regarding the pools, the temperature is measured and according to it, if there is a need, we heat the relax pool. Thank you for the comment, we will pay more attention to it.
We are waiting for you to offer to your family a wonderful getaway!
Best regards,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in August of 2011 with our 2 year old, and this was the best family vacation we had so far. To begin with, the staff was exceptionally polite and that alone is enough to put you into a relaxed-happy-vacation mode. We'll give the 5 stars for service easily! Then, the animation was a lot of fun, every evening something new. The food was delicious and great choice, although deserts were a bit boring - but as far as I am concerned that is not necessarily bad - less temptation to stuff yourself with empty calories. And there was a lot of activities to keep our child entertained, which took off a lot of stress from us. The beach was nice and clean, and there were always available beach chairs - they came at additional small fee, which I believe is the reason for their availability:)
The only thing that wasn't so great is the small size of rooms, and the smoking everywhere outside on hotel property, which means always smoking during evening amination entertainment and anytime you want to lounge outside - people around just smoke away! I really hope they will reconsider that policy - this should not be allowed in a family hotel.
But all in all, we enjoyed our stay and I am sure will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Dear KASvacation,
I would thank you for being our dear guest and for sharing your opinions with the world. I'm glad to receive such a nice words for my staff … exceptionally polite and that alone is enough to put you into a relaxed-happy-vacation mode …
I'm happy to see that you like our beach, activities and food offer which will be enriched with new things. We improve a part of our complex every year. According to this, this year we enlarge our room offer with a new building with spacious rooms. The hotel rooms are in a renovation plan for the near future. Thank you for the suggestion about smoking, we will take it in consideration.
Hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We spent a week there in the peak season and it never felt to crowded. Room was not so modern, and the bathroom with shower was not so cosy... but the nice big terrasse with a view on the ocean was realy nice !
THere was not so much animation at night... and there is not much around, but when you drive 30' you get to sme nice villages.
THe beach was nice (but rocky...), and what we prefered is the tennis - many courts available in a very good state (and not really expensive)
Regarding food, buffet was good but after 5 days you start to get bored to have the same type of food...

It was a nice stay overall

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Dear EviBelgium,

I'd like to thank you to have shared your toughts and opinions on our property.
Our guests reviews are very precious to us as they provide us with clear guidelines on how to keep improving our services.
Valamar Club Tamaris offers to all its guests a rich daily and evening animation program 7 days a week. On our 1.5 km shoreline our guests have the opportunity to choose between 3 types of beaches (sandy, pebble and rocky...)
Our 3 restaurants offer to all Valamr Club Tamaris guests a choice between grill & fish, local Istrian cuisine, beach BBQ and the main restaurant delicacies with thematic dinner (5 days a week).
Once again let me thank you for having choosen Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination and invite you to visit us again next year and try out all our novelties for 2012.
Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela

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Ahus, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Wonderful holliday !!!
This is the way a family holliday is suppose to be ! Great pools, great beach, wonderful food. Fantastic entertainment.
One night there was a "Gala dinner" by the pool, the desserts were accompanied by small fireworks, then the Show began, an what a show !!! Everthing wrapped up with a fireworks that i never seen anything like !!!
Me and my wife, just stared at each other and smiled.....
I travelled much, but this Valamar Club Tamaris is the no:1

But, lets keep it i secret, so it still can be this "quiet "oasis and "second home" for all of us who adore Croatia !

"Hvala za najbolih godisni, kaj smo imali dos sada..."

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
Dear DD,
thank you very much for your beautiful review on Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence.
Your words come to us as a proof that our ship is sailing in the right direction.
All the hard work that our employees put in is to achieve 1 single goal - to offer our guests a 2nd home away form home...
...and by looking at your review, it seamas like we achieved it!
Let me take this opportunity to thank you once again for having chosen Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination, and to invite you to visit us again next year.
Kind regrds,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamris Hotel & Residence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

We've spent there 7 days and we really enjoyed every moment! Great place for families - nice pools, close to good beach, lot's of entertainment fore everyone. Fantastic food choice, you can eat at the main restaurant where they serve really tasty and big choice of food, or you can switch to a small more quiet restaurants - Istrian or Fish - free of charge! Very nice staff, engaged, helpful. Rooms clean but little basic, however good enough for a vacation destination. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, September 4, 2011
Dear Luna160707,

First of all I'd like to thank you for choosing Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination. We appriciate the time and effort you spent for writing your comments and toughts on our property. Your review comes to us as a confirmation that our ship sails in the right direction... following the needs and desires of our guests.
We'll do our best in trying to follow the same route further on, by continuosly improving ourself.
I'll use this opportunity to thank you once again and invite you to visit us again next year.
Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela
General manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residenece
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Address: Lanterna 6, Tar 52465, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Tar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Club Tamaris 4*
Number of rooms: 313
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Valamar Club Tamaris hotel, one of the accommodation choices within the resort, is a firm family favourite located on the scenic Lanterna peninsula, only 10 minutes drive from the historic centre of Porec and surrounded by pine trees and seemingly endless beaches. Its contemporary designed and fully equipped rooms and suites offer a perfect balance of elegance, kid-friendliness and relaxed Mediterranean flair. ... more   less 
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