All in all we had a lovely honeymoon and we would be happy to stay at this hotel again. We stayed half board as a couple in late May into early June. Come on English we are needed at this hotel!! The staff like English (whether our manners play a part/tipping etc I'm not sure).
General note: DO NOT bother taking travellers cheques unless you will be visiting a city or large town as know-where will take them including this hotel/local banks/local travel agents. Usual ATM's in Pula if you only take small amount of cash though.
Room-flatscreen tv, dressing table, large bed(very firm), good wardrobe space and area coat hangers. Bathroom small but clean, clean towels every day & blue beach towels included.
Beach-in front of the restaurant, very clean. Only very busy at weekends.
Pool-as lovely as the pictures
Noise-fantastically quiet (unless you have the normal ignorant noisy guests?)
Staff-very friendly, helpful, passionate most are fluent in English & for those who weren't speak a little plainer & slower. We gave Italian a go & all had a laugh when we got it wrong. Staff worked most days (amazing stamina!) but always appeared enthusiastic.
Tipping- at hotel, don't think it was necessary actually. We did 2-3 times a week of a few Euros & staff kept trying to say no (but as we were treated so well & they worked so hard it was easier to do).
Other guests-most were German and the others were Italian (all suprsingly friendly & a few said Hello during the day, so we tried our Guten Tag's). Staff said they liked practicing their English with us.
Kids-high chairs available, only one kiddies slide in their gardens.
Facilities-didn't take advantage of any but usuals available.
Breakfast in hotel-lovely spread. Cappuccino lovely in the morning! Go up & help yourself, but waiters nearby.
Lunch in restaurant-A La Carte menu €6 for plate of chips but heck it's a holiday.
Diner in restaurant-All freshly prepared, 4 courses (if you want cake).
Eating out-Never ate at Pula (town) during the evenings but think atmosphere with glass of wine would be great.
Weather-Rained one afternoon in whole 2wks we were there. Quite hot 3-5PM. Mid 20's most of the time, not many clouds.
Sight seeing-folder in hallway of hotel with lots of trips to go on. Local archaeological site Nora 10min walk away with restaurant close.
Towns-closest 40min walk Pula, local shops, restaurants etc.
Local supermarket-Be prepared this little shop shuts at either 1-1.30. Approx 15min walk.
Tuesdays-In Pula there is a local Market open for a few hours in the morning.
Siesta-2-5pm approx, most restaurants in town open all day.
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