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San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar

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Lopar 608, Lopar 51280 Croatia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 in Lopar
Location
3.9
Cleanliness
3.3
Service
3.1
Value
3.1
If you're looking for a family holiday to remember, we recommend booking accommodation in one of the five hotels in the San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar in Lopar next to the famous sandy Paradise Beach (Rajska Plaža). This 1.5-km-long sandy beach is one of the largest in the Adriatic and is particularly suitable for families with children due to its shallow water. In the resort, you can choose comfortable accommodation in the Plaža Family Hotel, Lopar Family Hotel, Veli Mel Hotel, Sahara Hotel, or Rab Hotel located in a pine forest close to Paradise Beach. Whichever hotel you choose, you can dine in the communal restaurant offering buffet breakfast and dinner. Both children and adults will enjoy the variety of sports and recreational options available on the beach, the all-day entertainment programmes, and relaxing moments on the terrace of the aperitif bar with a packed evening programme.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Tennis court
Water park
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian

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Full view
55Somewhat walkable
Grade: 55 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Tina wrote a review Jun 1
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Had a wonderful stay. Staff friendly to the max. Animation program always full with fun activities and animators were always around and helpful. The scenery was lovely and everything was nice and clean. Would come again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Katarina Paparić, General Manager at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Pugi, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time and to hear you enjoyed our San Marino Sunny Resort so much. To hear that your stay here has fulfilled all your expectations, makes me and my team very happy and even proud. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić
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Robert Satko wrote a review Sep 2021
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Great location, nicely renovated rooms, very friendly staff, tasty food. Staff at the reception was always willing to do extra for us as customers. Outstanding - staff at the restaurant, parking, location Positive for me, negative for someone - internet. I was really happy internet did not work properly as it was my time off from the internet :) Hotel resort is really nice, especially trees, etc.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Robert, On behalf of all our San Marino Sunny Resort team , I would like to thank you for staying at our hotel and for all your kind words. We are proud of our devoted team as they are the ones who make your experience memorable. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It always gives us great pleasure to hear our guests are happy and taking home nice memories. It will be our pleasure to see you again at San Marino Sunny Resort. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić
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NA N wrote a review Jul 2021
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All very very good. The staf is amazing. The beach is a part of heaven. The only Thing to recomand: a few showers on the side of the beach. The parking lot is large enought for the guests. Lopar is a very clean City. Nice that you can stay on sand or on green grass.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Jul 10, 2021
Dear NAN :), Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time and to hear you enjoyed our San Marino Sunny Resort so much. To hear that your stay at our San Marino Sunny Resort has fulfilled all your expectations, makes me and my team very happy and even proud. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić
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Anna S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Thanks for our pleasant stay in Lopar! We stayed 5 nights and had a comfortable room in Hotel Veli Mel. Breakfast and dinner had a wide range of food which was delicious! The staff was exerted to offer a pleasant stay despite the COVID 19- situation! We will come back
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Katarina Paparić, General Manager at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar
Responded Jul 8, 2021
Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time and to hear you enjoyed our San Marino Sunny Resort so much. To hear that your stay at our San Marino Sunny Resort has fulfilled all your expectations, makes me and my team very happy and even proud. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić Hotel Manager
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Erwin Horvath wrote a review Sep 2019
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The hotel rooms are dirty, there is one huge restaurant for all the hotel buildings in the facility so there is always a crowd. You will have to eat with hundreds of people at the same time. Breakfast is the same every day, dinner is always the same selection of some sort and it all comes from a supermarket. "Paradise Beach" is so flat, you'll have to walk 300 meters so that you can swim. Stay away from Rab and the Kvarner region in general because you will get ripped off badly...
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from KatarinaP562, General Manager at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Dear Erwin, I am terribly sorry you were so disapointed to leave such a bad rating of our resort but to coment that people should stay away from Rab or Kvarner region, that is just funny. Hope you will give us the chance to prove you otherwise, upon your next visit. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić, hotel manager
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X. S. wrote a review Aug 2019
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The Resort shows mostly, if not only, images of the modern and spacious Plaza Hotel. Hoewever, if you book for the resort, you end up un the lived down and dirty "hobbit holes" of Sahara Hotel or the likes, missing space, confort and hygene as well as the standards of this century. No fridge, hair drier, no balcony at all nor the minimum of space for a family. The cleaning staff does not do the job, despite the tips we tried to push their motivation with. The food is below a third level canteen standard with hardly any change within the entire week. I have traveled quite some and seen different standards, but this is a plain desaster compared to the price and description. And this is their standard procedure, despite many complaints about the very same bad experience. The staff knows about it but cant change it, the management knows too but does not care and many disappointed guests, we have talked to know and go home rather frustrated than relaxed. Not really the place to retun to - not only according to us.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from KatarinaP562, General Manager at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing San Marino Sunny Resort and for sharing your experience. We are sorry to read that you were not satisfied with our service. We have five different hotels here in resort and they all vary in quality and price. We work hard to deliver memorable experience for our guests and we are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. We always strive to provide the best possible guest service and we will discuss and use your comments to improve. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić, hotel manager
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Zoltán wrote a review Jan 2019
28 contributions18 helpful votes
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Room cleaned, bed it's comfortable. Beach available near hotel, but just for children. The water it's very hot. Food and restaurant ok for all. Personal helpful. The hotel programs its for all. Towel rack was not okay.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Responded Mar 6, 2019
Dear Zoltán, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at San Marino Sunny Resort. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić
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Ernst_und_Gilbert wrote a review Dec 2017
Munich, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
Have enjoyed the holiday to the fullest at San Marino Resort. Very clean and modern rooms at Family Plaza Hotel, excellent food and service at the Croatian holiday coast. Can recommend it at this perod of low season. Go for it - excellent value for money, nice for hiking too.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Responded Jul 24, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time and to hear you enjoyed our San Marino Sunny Resort so much. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Katarina Paparić
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Laszlo Hunyady wrote a review Aug 2017
Veszprem, Hungary18 contributions5 helpful votes
It's a big complex, 4-5 hotels operated by the same company and one big restaurant that serves all hotels for breakfast and dinner. It was probably built in the socialist era, kind of concrete block of houses from the eastern block but nicely renovated and modernized. All hotels are in a big park on right next to the sandy beach, which unlike other "sandy" beaches in Croatia is really sandy and is big, stretches over several hundreds of meters and water is very shallow do good for small kids. Rooms are nicely renovated (at least in the Family Hotel Lopar, few years ago we have been to another one in the same complex and that wasn't this nice) and what is really good compared to other family hotels is that rooms (we have had a junior suite for 2 adults and 2 kids) are relatively specious, so the suite was of two proper size room, balcony, and big bathroom. Food is OK but not great, but it's not table service so kids can grab whatever they like, so good chances that there would be something for them, too.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Josipa M wrote a review Aug 2017
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Great food for reasonable price. In my opinion, restaurant is a 4*. Even lines aren't too long. Great selection of ingredients, recipes. I can not decide what's better: breakfast or dinner. Adjusted to kids too. Highly recommend. Only, take your own blow dryer.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$82 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
san marino rab
LOCATION
CroatiaPrimorje-Gorski Kotar CountyKvarner Bay IslandsRab IslandLopar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
201
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar
Which popular attractions are close to San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Nearby attractions include Lopar Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria CRESHENDO, Sveti Marin, and Gostionica Laguna.
Does San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar have airport transportation?
Yes, San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Goli Otok (4.2 miles).
Is San Marino Sunny Resort by Valamar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.