We had never been to Croatia before and this trip was organised because my friend ( who had been to Hotel Mediteran 5 times previously) wanted to get married there. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday!!! The hotel, who i believe hadn't done a wedding before, did her proud and although we were only a small party or 12, provided a beautiful setting for the ceremony and laid on a fantastic 6 course meal. Marin, the hotel manager who had only recently joined the Mediteran was very accommodating, friendly and did everything he could to ensure a perfect day! Thanks to all at The Mediteran for all that they did!!!
Now onto the review.
We stayed in room 150 and i can honestly say it was the nicest room i had ever had anywhere. Beautiful furnishings, lovely decor, lots of space and the biggest bed ever!!. Bathroom was very modern and clean with a brilliant shower. The balcony had a beautiful view of the pool and terrace and in the distance you could see the harbour and on the horizon, the sea. It had a table and 2 chairs and in the wardrobe we found padded cushions to fit the balcony chairs. The cleaners came in everyday and were thorough. They changed the towels everyday. The animation team were very pleasant and hard working, but never in your face or pushy. They were also multi-lingual which meant you never missed out on any announcements, which can sometimes happen when you stay at hotels with international guests. Lots going on throughout the day and the little ones were always kept amused and busy
Food......the food in the hotel was always nicely cooked. If you are looking for a typical full English for breakfast you wont get one. There are sausage but they are very gristly. There are several types of eggs, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, cereals, yogurts, fruit. They also have sandwich makers and some cheese & ham sandwiches ready to go on the machine. Also a toaster with lots of different breads available. Lots of different teas available, coffee, fruit juice and also sparkling wine!!!! Evening meals had several types of fish and meats available. Burgers and pastas for the kids and chips some nights. Lots of vegetables, two different soups, something for everyone. Deserts were repetitive and very similar to most places, cake, ice cream, and crepes once a week. All in all the food was of a good quality and always hot.
The staff were probably the most pleasant and attentive i have met. Nothing was too much trouble and you were always greeted with a smile.
Absolutely stunning!! Walking down into Porec town everyday was a joy. The woodland pathway that takes you there is lovely. You walk past the man made beachy area (no sandy beaches here at all) and past a couple of cafe/bars then down to the harbour. Take a taxi boat back to the hotel in the evening. Mario's Blue taxi ride is brilliant and we often had a little shot of grappa as a night cap!! Thanks Mario!! Costs about 20 kuna each and well worth it! There are market stalls all along the length of the harbour selling all sorts of tourist souvenirs and if you are good at haggling you can get a few bargains. The town itself is very very beautiful. the buildings are old and the whole town is so very picturesque. Be careful of the cobbles though, they are very slippy. If you are wearing flats make sure they have a good grip on the sole, i saw a few people slip over. Just past the Basilica there is a lovely little Wine Bar owned by Dragona and Alexander. The grappa and the wine are lovely and it is a very cheap night out, but it does get busy and is all outside seating so sometimes it is hard to get a table but it is soooo worth the wait. They also have a little shop there where you can buy bottle to take home, choosing is the hard bit as they are all so good!
We did a boat trip on the Marco Polo to Revinj and VsSar It is 10am to 5pm with an hour or so stop at each place and you get lunch of Mackeral, Chicken, sausage, bread and wine. Well worth the 180 Kuna each (£24 approx based on 10 kuna = £1.34) Prices in Porec are reasonable. Pint of Pivo (local lager) 18 - 22 kuna, Cocktails 38 - 45 kuna, Pizza slice (large) 10 kuna ice cream 6 kuna per scoop. Prices at the holel may be slightly more.
All in all the hotel is lovely...it has a good shop which sells lots of toiletry items, souvenirs, cigarettes (20 Marlborough 22 Kuna) drinks etc. Also has a massage shop, internet corner and it has wifi but not sure if they charge for this.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and when we go back, which we definitely will we will go back to the Mediteran.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Laguna Mediteran is only an easy 15 minute walk away from Porec. It is surrounded by a natural forest of cedar and oak trees, and the newly renovated hotel rooms provide a comfortable shelter after days and nights filled with numerous activities. A vacation your family deserves - Hotel Laguna Mediteran. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mediteran Hotel Porec