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Hotel Galija
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Epulonova 3, Pula 52 100, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 30 hotels in Pula
Hvar, Croatia
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“Average but friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Our group of 5 booked twin rooms and we got them, but one was awfully "smoked" and really small but was changed without hesitation to a bigger and smoke-free one.
Position of the hotel is just in the center but we would recommend to stay outside of Pula at one of the nice ressorts on the beach and either visit Pula driving in with the car or take a taxi (Taxis Cammeo are extra cheap and reliable).
Breakfast is simple but for a small hotel acceptable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mitspe Ramon, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Not bad, but heavily overpriced. Small room, no elevator. On the bright side, it is rather close to city center. Staff is friendly and their restaurant is OK. The same is true for parking. The price would sound reasonable for Madrid, Paris or even Prague, but not for Pula.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We decided upon Hotel Galija due to its location and being a last minute trip limited availability. I contacted the hotel prior to getting to Croatia to obtain directions from the bus station, and they were very helpful and prompt in their reply. The location of the hotel is very good and central and easy to get around Pula. The hotel also has a restaurant which we used and had a nice reasonably meal. The room was quite dated and in a desperate need of redecoration and updating and was fairly expensive for what you actually got. The big problem was the breakfast, which was not very good at all. The hotel really needs to improve this area of their service.

However the hotel did have fast and more importantly free wi-fi and the staf were friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Staff was very friendly with us, we didn't check in till after 11pm and he recommended several places for us to eat. They had free parking which is a perk sense most parking in the area was paid parking. The room was a little small for my taste but it was very clean and the bed was comfortable, I couldn't imagine spending several days in that room but for one night it was perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Really expensive for the kind of service. Absolutely disgusting breakfast. There was nothing in the tables, bad quality food, no waiter to ask for the things (forks, knives, etc). Very bad treatment and incompetent personal in the reception. They wanted to charge us more money than it should be. We had problems and we asked for the boss and he never appeared. The view is bad. The parking place really small. I don´t recommend it at all.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel front desk is nice and helpful. Had the new rooms, great size with two bedrooms and living area. Kitchen area not finished so no fridge. We had to ask for some ice at their bar as recommended by the front desk. We were being helped by a female staff member but the pizza chef interrupted and was rude. He didn't want to give us much ice and told us we should have reserved a room with a fridge. I told the girl in the front desk about it and she apologized for what happened. I was really disappointed how rude this guy treated us, because the other staff were friendly but he just ruined everything...Hope the hotel will do something about it. Beware of this Pizza chef!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Basic hotel but very clean. Aircon worked well. Breakfast was good. Perfect location to visit the Pula Arena. Becareful of the price for a Taxi at Pula airport. Into Pula was 150K, out of Pula was only 50K. You live and learn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Epulonova 3, Pula 52 100, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Pula
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 hotels in Pula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Galija 3*
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