We stayed at the Laguna Mediteran in Porec back in early August. It’s a large 3 star hotel located a short walk from the Adriatic Sea and a 20 minute stroll from nearby Porec. The hotel has good facilities and is kept very clean by an army of cleaners who seem to work night & day. We found most of the staff to be friendly, helpful & pleasant. The hotel has a little shop which sells souvenirs, snacks & toiletries which is useful if you forget something.
The rooms at the back of the hotel generally overlook the pool, sea or forest & have balconies. The rooms at the front don’t tend to have balconies, but do have the fixed shutters mentioned in other reviews. Our room was small, but ok for what we needed. It was modern & well furnished. We luckily got a balcony room at the back of the hotel which had lovely views of the pool & sea. We were treated to some lovely sunsets! One thing to be aware of is that the evening entertainment is poolside and therefore the music may disturb you so if you are a light sleeper, you may prefer a room at the front of the hotel.
There was a good variety of food on offer in the restaurant which was mostly European style. The food was cooked to a high standard and there was usually a choice of several dishes each evening. Make sure you walk around the restaurant as there are around 4 serving stations which sometimes serve different food. The restaurant is large and gets very busy serving a lot of people in a short space of time; however we did not ever have a problem finding a table. There are free drinks “on tap”, but we found these to be very watery and often ran out quickly. Also, we sometimes found the cutlery & plates to be a bit grubby which is surprising given how clean the rest of the hotel is.
In our opinion the pool at the rear of the hotel was a little too small to cope with the number of people in the hotel. Poolside got very busy with a lack of sunbeds & umbrellas. There is no poolside bar, so if you want a drink or snacks you have to walk back to the main hotel. The pool area was a little overcrowded & lacked atmosphere for our liking.
We found evenings at the Mediteran a little quiet. The bar service was a little slow and they insist you sit at tables which makes it worse. The evening entertainment was a bit of a let-down so we ended up strolling to the Valamar Hotels next door (Diamant & Crystal) whose entertainment was much better. (Especially the children’s entertainment).
There’s plenty to do in the local area. In nearby Brulo (5 mins from back of hotel) there are many activities such as trampolines, crazy golf, cycle hire, go karts etc. Along the entire coast there are areas to swim, sunbathe, take out a pedalo or play on inflatables in the sea. In nearby Zelena Laguna there’s a watersports centre which you can easily access if you take the little coastal train.
The town of Porec is a 20 min stroll along a coastal path. As an alternate, you can take the little train which you can pick up in front of the hotel and which drops you near the harbour in Porec. The town is a little quiet but worth a visit for its lovely harbour, souvenir shops & restaurants. From the harbour there are many boat trips available to Venice or to nearby islands, but anything further is a coach or car trip away. Rovinj is worth a visit by boat, it has lovely narrow streets and a busy market, but watch the cobbled streets as they are very slippery.
This hotel & area is perfect if you like a nice quiet relaxing holiday.
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