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“Nice place to stay - excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
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Valamar Crystal
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brulo 2, Porec 52440, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Porec
Frankfurt, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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“Nice place to stay - excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

What shall I say about this? It was just unbelievable. I had never been in such a fantastic hotel before – perfect food (you have the choice between several restaurants – but I suggest to reserve a table if you want to eat there), many different pools, a very nice spa and fitness area, nice staff (everybody wants to make your stay unforgettable), beautiful beach and and and…
But the most impressive for me was that this hotel has a hart for the nature and you don’t have the feeling that it was built on cost of the nature. You can see a lot of wild animals there and you get some informations how to behave best for nature and what they do for it.
The location is also very good as some attractions (like Tulum) aren’t far away.
Just a perfect place to stay ;-)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for the kind words. We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay.
We respect nature because we think it is the only way to be sustainable and we ask our guests to respect it as well. Nice of you to notice that.
I am very glad you have been our guest and hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes,
Valamar Crystal team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Excellent hotel and excellent weather.Ideally situated for peace and quiet but within 15min walk into town via woodland and sea promonade.Very safe even at night through woods except for bats. Lovely clean hotel and red squirrels in trees right outside room every morning.
Heated sea water pool at hotel with lots of spa jets lovely and warm and relaxing.
Best drink hot chocolate followed by black cherry liquour chaser like liquid black forrest gateaux.
As you can tell i enjoyed my holiday.
Visit spa in next door hotel Autum offer 220kns 50 min massage excellent and pool bar at same hotel good value.
Dont do Aqua aerobics at next door hotel its not good when we complained it was because it was out of season so no music.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
I am glad to read you enjoyed your holidays. Thank you for taking the time to explain in such a lovely manner (especially the “chocolate” part) part of your holiday in Poreč.
As we take great pride in making our guests’ holidays memorable, we will make sure to have at least one session of aqua aerobics for your next visit.
Thank you once again and hope to see you again next year.
Sincere regards,
Valamar Crystal team
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Can't use too many superlatives about this hotel. We go with a coach group and are still treated as "proper" people. The location is close to the sea, light pine woods around, lovely walk/bike/jog ways all around. The staff are friendly and always helpful, amazing English skills. Rooms are very well presented and clean and spacious. Food - superb! So much choice at breakfast and dinner, buffet style so you eat what you like all the time, well cooked and vegetarians have no trouble finding enough variety. Bar area and outside terrace both calm and well attended. Prices are very reasonable. The swimming pools are spotlessly clean and reasonably sized. Porec is a beautiful old town and a 20 min walk along a scenic promenade by the sea. Our favourite hotel anywhere. Love Istria.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your compliments with the Tripadvisor community. We are very proud to be able to offer excellent service to all our guests.
The fact that the pool is filled with sea water and also heated is very interesting and appealing to our guests. Thank you for praising the food, we are constantly working on the quality of the products we use and our guests notice it.
Hope you will be back next year.
Best regards from the entire Valamar Crystal team
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A long weekend in September in this hotel was a good choice because the hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool with extra whirlpools. The selection of food for breakfast and dinner was good. Rooms are comfortably furnished, with a large balcony. Location is very good, as is the city of Porec 15 minutes. You can also sit on the mini train under the hotel that leads to town Porec. From there to the Green Lagoon is a great walking path suitable for biking, jogging or walking.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with other travelers. We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay in the Valamar Crystal.
The location is something almost everyone notices because of the beautiful nature and surroundings and the proximity of the town of Poreč.
Hope to see you again next year.
Best regards
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Have just got back from a holiday with Leger staying at this hotel.
It is a very clean hotel and my room was spacious with lots of room for your clothes - even my long dress which some hotel wardrobes aren't geared up for. I had a view over the pool area & could even see the sea through the trees.
The food was amazing - buffet style which is the best as you can take lots of what you like & avoid what you don't like. I couldn't believe how much choice there was and everything I tried was well cooked and tasty.
The bar area had both tables & chairs and comfy couches to relax on. The staff in the bar (& those in the restaurant) worked very hard making sure everyone was served. They were always very polite & friendly & very helpful - I was amazed how good their English was. Drinks at the hotel were very reasonably priced - roughly £1.25 for cappucinno.
From the hotel it is just a short walk down to the sea front from where you can walk round to the town - it took me about 20 minutes. Or you can get a little tourist train.
Porec & all the other places visited were stunningly beautiful & clean & this is definitely somewhere I would go back to & I would recommend this hotel to all friends & family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for your compliments and words of praise. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Valamar Crystal. The food is indeed something we are very proud of and always do our best to offer the most fresh and local produce.
The entire team is working really hard to satisfy every wish and I will make sure they read your comments.
Great to see you will recommend us to family and friends. Hope to see you back next year.
Greetings from Poreč
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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We are a couple and found the hotel is geared more to families with children.
The service and staff are excellent and the food very good.
The room was clean but the air con not good. Not sure it was premier standard.
The gala evening was great.

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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear guest,
I am glad to see you were satisfied with the service and our staff. We also take care about the quality of the food in our restaurant and try to offer as much local produce as we can.
The air conditioning in the rooms works only if the balcony doors are closed, so we can be more energy efficient and at the same time take care of the environment.
The gala evening is one of many programs we offer to our guests to enjoy and have a relaxed and fun time.
Hope to see you again next year
Best regards
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

lovely hotel with excellent facilities for children. hard-working staff ,clean,lovely food. Gala night was super. one minor complaint-ought to provide free safe drinking water and coffee at evening meal.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Valamar Crystal. We take special care for our „little“ guests and for next year we are preparing even more facilities and offers for children.
Coffee and water are provided free of charge at breakfast. Hope this minor complaint will not prevent you from returning as our guest next year.
Best regards from Poreč
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Address: Brulo 2, Porec 52440, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Porec
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Porec
#2 Spa Hotel in Porec
#3 Luxury Hotel in Porec
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Porec
#3 Family Hotel in Porec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Crystal 4*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guarded by the deep shade of pine trees, the Valamar Crystal Hotel and its great variety of family rooms, animation activities, playgrounds and innovative entertainment programmes represent an ideal choice for a fun packed family vacation. Take a short walk or a tourist train ride to the centre of Porec to discover its rich heritage or relax by the pool or nearby beach while your children enjoy the wonders of Maro Club. For a great gastronomic experience visit the show cooking buffet restaurant. ... more   less 
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