On Cres I rode to Lubinice, go.. it's fantastic. Then Ferry to mainland and ride onto Porec via Pula. This is a great little place. Only B&B, but there is a nice little place around the corner. The pool was nice after weeks on the road. Slavko, the family owner's son spoke good English and was very helpful. Nice place on the outskirts of town, so I stayed a couple of days. I liked Porec.
This small hotel is a very nice place, with a lovely garden a welcoming owner - Slavko and even his small dog is cute. Good large room with facilities to prepare food. The hotel is situated 50 meters from the main road to Porec and easy to find
Very good B&B with helpful host. Rooms are ok with good air condition. The pool area is an extra plus. When we were there in June it was never crowded. Breakfast is ok, better then a continetal, but not a full buffet. The restaurant is good too for an evening meal. Much better value for money compared with the touristic ones close to the beaches. Highly recommended for a stay if you priority is value for money.
We decided to travel the coast of Croatia but wanted a starting point where we didn't have to worry about accommodations. Our travel agent, Roxanna of Travelwise in Kamloops, BC put us onto Gargamelo Pension. Tucked away in a quiet and quaint residential area, we were pleasantly surprised by the obvious care the owners have lavished on their property. With spacious rooms and dining area and a marvelous pool area, it was a relaxing delight to stay here, so much so that we extended our stay at this place from one night to three nights so that we could explore the surrounding area knowing that we had a great place to come home to each night. Slavko, the family owner's son, made our stay that much better. Versed in multiple languages, he was a wealth of knowledge, both of the history and the local geography. When prompted, he gave tips and tricks of visiting his beautiful country. Humble and personable, he also offered editorial comments of the status of his country. Only small caution is that they do not accept credit cards, only Kunas and Euros. But, Slavko was willing to delay payment until we had a chance in our three days to hit an ATM (by the way, never use a standalone unit, always use one that is attached to a bank). It was extremely pleasurable being treated as a welcome and trusted traveler. Also, the rooms are not very quiet; one can certainly hear one's neighbors plus hall noises (people sure enjoy slamming their doors here!) and some street noises.…
This place had an excellent service. The younger man (who spoke english) was everywhere and was extremely helpful and nice. He was the hearth of Gargamelo, made everyhting work and everyone enjoy their stay. The rooms are very basic and quite woren, but clean and has everything that is needed. The swimingpool area is clearly newer and is very cosy and beautiful. The menues here are again the same than everywhere in istria, and the food (flavour and display) is very home style. But the overal price of this accommondation is in line with the room and food.