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Villa Vulin

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Tommaseova Ulica 10, Pula 52100 Croatia
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Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (7)

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#8 of 32 hotels in Pula
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Enjoying a quiet location next to the pine tree forest and 200 meters from the sea, "Villa Vulin" is the first Croatian five-star boutique hotel and generally one of the rare hotels with such high ranking. Our services make difference between a hotel accommodation and a luxurious accommodation on an attractive location. Pleasant atmosphere and service have always attracted a wide range of customers, who are always very important to us. You might easily be among them, next to presidents, actors and other people who have indebted us with their lifework. The "Villa Vulin" is more than an accommodation, it is a majestic experience. All our deluxe suites are fully equipped and feature a terrace with seating area, as well as a living room with a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD, mini bar, safe. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The historic core of Pula is 2.4 km away. Pula Airport is located 9 km from the property. Laundry, dry cleaning and an ironing service are available at a surcharge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian

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Grade: 57 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Pro: Room was spacious and clean, with air conditioning in both lounge and bedroom area. Minimal noise disturbance Staff were pleasant. Good location for beach (approx 10 mins walk), though was around 30 min walk into town which may be an issue for some travellers. Ample parking facilities. Cons: Restaurant was closed down, which was not made clear in any way prior to our arrival. There didn't seem to be any bar facilities either, staff seemed to leave early evening in most cases (I believe from other reviews that they've stayed to provide drinks on request) On returning to the hotel each evening (typically around 7-8pm), we would usually find it locked, with all the lounge area/stairs/corridor outside the room in complete darkness, which was not particularly welcoming (as well as being a trip hazard) and gave the place an 'abandoned' feel. These issues wouldn't be significant were it not for the fact that the hotel was classified as 5 star. It was overpriced for what was delivered.
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We're just back from a long weekend staying at this lovely hotel in Pula. Before we left for our trip, we did see a negative review on here about this hotel which threw is into a bit of a panic, however we made contact with the hotel and from that point onward the service we received was brilliant! Martina couldn't do enough for us, reassuring us by answering questions the trip advisor review had thrown up as well as booking our taxi to meet us from the hotel. Mr Vulin was there to greet us personally and invited us to check into our room 10am on the morning of our arrival. We also enjoyed a late checkout on the day of our departure, access to the hotel for the day and again, a taxi booked (and local going-rate price agreed) for us. The room was just lovely. We are a family of 4. The room was a superior suite and had 1 double room, 1 twin room, a living room area and a private balcony with comfortable seating. The pictures on the hotel's site are very accurate and I would suggest taken recently. The hotel was very clean, comfortable, secure and air conditioned. I did read reviews on here criticizing the star rating of this hotel. I personally think that is very unfair. There is no global star rating scheme which suggests a 5* hotel in Dubai for example, would or should be matched by a 5* elsewhere. I fully believe this is a deserved rating for a 5* hotel for this area - and if you check the prices, it is not really much more expensive than lesser starred hotels that can't offer the comfort or air conditioning nor deliver the level of service we enjoyed. It is true that the hotel is a little out of the way. But just a little. It is not in the city centre, nor at the beach (which were both very busy with tourists due to it being peak season), but what we really liked about that is that we were in the middle of both of these spots with a short walk and an easy 10 minute bus journey to either destination for about the equivalent of £3.50 for our family fare. Buses ran every 20 minutes up until midnight including Sundays. The children enjoyed the fun of catching the bus with the locals and to be honest, so did I and when we got back to our hotel, we had space and peace and slept brilliantly. No traffic noise, no hustle and bustle of other tourists. The only thing that we did feel was a terrible shame is that there were so few guests. I think during our 3 night break there was only 1 other room booked for part of the time and this is peak season! It's such a shame because it's such a wonderful place to stay. We do suggest people take Trip Advisor reviews as a subjective review by someone who may not have exactly the same needs, wants or ideas as you. We read comments about the restaurant being closed etc. We were invited to dine in the restaurant and offered breakfast. We declined as we wanted to keep a free schedule and get out and about exploring as much as we could but the offer was there and I am absolutely in no doubt that had we booked for dinner or breakfast, the food and service would have been great. I would recommend this hotel to others, particularly families and couples - anyone who can walk for 5 minutes to a bus stop really. Thank you Mr Vulin and your team. Thank for a lovely stay and for your warm and generous hospitality.
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Response from Villa V, Owner at Villa Vulin
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Dear Mrs Humphrey, Thank You so much for Your kind words. It really was a pleasure to have You and Your familiy staying at Villa Vulin. You all were extremly nice and courteous and because of that it would be an honour if You come again. Greetings from Villa Vulin and thank You again for staying with us.
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Villa Vulin is a well appointed hotel but the restaurant was closed. About a ten minute taxi from town centre, so the on site restaurant would have been convenient. Nearby restaurant was excellent though. Staff at the hotel were very helpful. In the evening the receptionist doubled as the bar person and this was not very efficient although the lady was charming and tried to be helpful. Rooms were ample and clean with all the required facilities.
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Excellent and very beautiful place. A very kind and polite service with a warm welcome. I will suggest to other friends. I think one of the most luxury and suggestive place that I never visit. I will came back again for sure.
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The hotel is a good 25mins walk from the city centre but we wanted to stay where parking would not be a problem - there were loads of spaces just outside the hotel under a cover. The staff were extremely helpful. Being late September, the hotel was quiet and we were delighted to be able to check in early and check out late so we could make the most of our short time in Pula. Breakfast costs extra but it was worth it for the quality - everything was served to our table. The room was very spacious and the hotel generally is in very good condition. Happy to recommend.
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CroatiaIstriaPula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Vulin
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Vulin?
Nearby attractions include Vinoteka Kalavojna (0.1 miles) and Caffe bar - Pivnica Baobab (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Vulin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Vulin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Vulin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Vulin?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Vulin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farabuto, Stari Grad, and Caruso.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Vulin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Vulin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Vulin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kastel (1.2 miles), Small Roman Theatre (1.2 miles), and Venetian Fortress (1.2 miles).