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Villa Galijot Plava Laguna

Plava laguna, Porec 52440 Croatia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#15 of 35 in Porec
Embodying the simplicity and comfort of the Mediterranean lifestyle, Villa Galijot is a cozy little hotel-style accommodation minutes away from Poreč, tucked in a lush pine grove of Plava Resort. Stay in a single, double or family room steps away from the pebble and rocky beaches surrounding the Galijot grounds. Find your peace and privacy in the Adriatic waves and Mediterranean scents carried by the breeze. Dine by the pool. Do something new every day out of our endless catalogue of sports and activities, or float in the pool for as long as you like, with a cocktail in hand. Let our staff entertain your kids and find new friends in the Mini Club. Take all of your friends or family for an exciting day of cycling trails, visit local winemakers (maybe pick up a few bottles of Istrian wine for people back home).
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Croatian, German and 1 more
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Laura J wrote a review Aug 2019
9 contributions
We spent a week at Plava Laguna. The location was stunning, with easy access to the beach and coastal path and the grounds were kept scrupulously clean and tidy. We found the staff to be very helpful and extremely hard working. I had made a mistake in booking, getting mixed between the villa (which I thought were the individual buildings in the grounds) and apartments (which I thought were the split level rooms) - these are in fact the other way around so we ended up in the villa by mistake. That actually worked better for us, with a split level room with the childrens' beds in a (fully enclosed) mezzanine. Some of the apartments are likely to be affected by noise if near the playgrounds in particular (lots of children were running around having fun). The rooms were also kept very clean and tidy, but there was a lot of noise from the plumbing from other rooms, meaning we needed to sleep with ear plugs. It would have been nice to have the option for extra pillows, as each bed only has one fairly thin pillow provided, making it difficult to sit up in bed if you wanted to read, or watch tv etc. The mattresses are also fairly hard, which is good for some but not to everyone's comfort. Overall, a beautiful location with helpful staff, good food and reasonably-priced drinks, with a lovely beach area, but bring earplugs.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Plavalaguna1, General Manager at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Dear alwayswater, thank you very much for choosing our villa for your stay in Poreč. We are glad to read that you were satisfied with our location, staff and the beach area. We would also like to use this occasion to honestly apologize for any inconvenience caused by plumbing. Despite the mentioned, we hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you again in Plava Laguna. With best regards, Željka Despot, Hotel Manager.
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Dmitry G wrote a review Aug 2019
Moscow, Russia8 contributions7 helpful votes
The goal of this post is to initiate a proper public investigation of the hotel safety and advice tourists especially with kids to avoid attendance of such places. As strangely as it sounds, on August, 8th a door between two rooms of our residence fell on an arm of my two-year-old daughter who was trying to close it hurting her physically (luckily not severely) and emotionally. I prefer not to think what would have happened if it fell 10 cm to the left. I am attaching the pictures of this disastrous event. No words can describe my feelings as a father about such an event. I just failed to understand how this could have happened at a property of a standard Galijot claims to be. However, observing the reaction of the hotel staff, I find more and more logic that this happened and unfortunately may happen here in the future if proper actions are not taken. In particular, saying that we have an emergency in our room, I had to wait in the line at the reception where 3 staff members were doing something, apparently more urgent. When I had a chance to speak with them, I was not offered any medical help neither did I get a chance to speak with someone more senior. All they could do was to say they are sorry. According to reception staff, I would be able to speak with their manager in 3-4 hours. I’m sure if I didn’t shout at them, that would have been the end of the story. They were trying to comfort me with «things happen» logic. Nobody even bothered to visit our room. They sent a technician who carried away the door. Ultimately the manager showed up in 30-40 min and actually she was the first reasonable person, asking if we needed any help, etc. We agreed that she will make sure that reception staff get trained on such situations and there will be an investigation of the technical side. Later that day I even got a fruit platter from the hotel. Yet another proof how «serious» they are about this incident. Now, three days later, having heard nothing more from the hotel, I think that at the very least: 1) reception staff should be trained and the report on that made public 2) an investigation of the reasons for this event should be conducted and made public. Clear procedures on room safety checks should be introduced and made public 3) a donation comparable to the cost of our stay should be made to a charity of the choice of the hotel. I can forget smelly air conditioning and carpets that are older than most visitors but safety can not take any compromises. I am attaching a picture of a bulb next to a shower now that shows that even after all the above nobody even checked our room. It is a real pity that such a blessed with nature location is discredited with an incompetent management.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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rthughes wrote a review Jun 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom21 contributions43 helpful votes
Stunning location, great amenities - ‘beach’ areas are particularly good - plus super efficient and friendly staff. So why only 3 stars? Firstly rooms are in serious need of updating - the cabin/bungalow feel is nice but the interiors are circa 1990’s - especially the bathrooms. Secondly the half-board arrangement is fine but the food is hit and miss, particularly if you are a vegetarian. With some effort this could be a really great and special hotel, especially for families.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Response from Plavalaguna1, General Manager at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Responded Jun 8, 2019
Dear rthughes, we would like to thank your for choosing our Villa Galijot Plava Laguna. It's nice to read compliments dedicated to our location, beach and especially those dedicated to the staff. We will take your comments in consideration for future improvements. We are looking forward to your next visit. With best regards from sunny Poreč, Željka Despot, Hotel Manager.
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Shandy5662 wrote a review Jun 2019
Nelson, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Great location spotlessly clean 15 - 20 minutes into Porec by roadtrain. Meals plentiful and lots to choose from. We went middle of May and disappointed there was no entertainment. Situated in lovely grounds lush pine trees (watch your heads).
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled
Response from Plavalaguna1, General Manager at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Responded Jun 8, 2019
Dear Shandy5662, thank you for choosing our Villa Galijot Plava Laguna for your holiday. We are glad that you enjoyed our location, cleanliness, gastronomic offer and the surroundings. We are always trying to fulfill all the guest's expectations, so we already took in consideration your comment regarding the entertainment in early season. Until your next visit we are sending you kind regards, Željka Despot, Hotel Manager.
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joseph hughes wrote a review Oct 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom22 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week , nice wooded location on the coast as well as great location for Porec .The hotel room was spacious and spotlessly clean , the restaurant was nice and bright buffet service good selection of food however the deserts were limited . I would deffinetly reccomend this hotel , if you like peace and quiet this is the place to stay .
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Date of stay: September 2018
Maarko wrote a review Aug 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia73 contributions104 helpful votes
Every time I visit Istria, I get a known sesnation that is exactly the same as the one I got as a kid 30 years ago. There are still the same ice cream shops with that special flourescent blue flavour, the same merchants along the lovely and narrow streets of Porec and, most importantly, here are still one man bands entertaining guests😁 For me going to Istira is a bit of a nostalgic trip down memory lane. There is, however, a twist: the Croats along with foreign investors build some new hotels and renovated the old ones. Service is slowly getting better as well. Village Galijot is a mixture of both concepts. The hotel is a bit of a time capsule - when you walk in, you cannot tell if you are in 1995 or 2018. But it is not a drawback; rather a pleasant getaway with really friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. The good: - really beautiful surrounding with stone beach and pine trees. The staff is meticulously trimming the grass and all the bushes. In the morning you get greeted by squirrels and sea gulls - food is tasty and diverse. - friendly staff. - good restaurant in front of the hotel - they pack the food to take it to the beach. - clean rooms and all facilities. The not so good: - small rooms. - expensive! Our daily rate was 220 euro. That is a lot of money for such a resort. I have been at top notch 5 star resorts for that kind of money. The Croatian coastline is becoming really expensive, yet some stuff is still stuck in the late '80s. To conclude, it is a lovely resort with a hefty price to pay. The not so good
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Response from Zeljka D, General Manager at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Responded Aug 29, 2018
Dear Marko , Thank you for sharing with us the feedback about the stay in our Villa Galijot Plava Laguna. We are extremely proud to know that we have met your expectations regarding our gastronomic, our staff and our natural souroundings. We are always committed on offering to our dear guests great holidays and your compliments are our biggest award. In the hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our facilities we send our regards! Hotel Director Luka Maleš
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matevzh wrote a review Jun 2018
Dovje, Slovenia712 contributions131 helpful votes
Villa Laguna Galijot is set in Plava Laguna near Poreč town, on a small peninsula covered with pine trees. Guests have to leave cars out of resort in a "covered" parking, so the resort is mostly car free. Poreč is approx. 2-2.5 km away walking (alternatively, there is an option for a tourist "train"). Electric luggage cart helps you to bring luggage to your accomodation. We booked a room in the main building, eg Villa (Village means a room in adjacent house, with more privacy and higher price, an even more expensive option are self catering appartments). Only option is half board, there is no option to have just breakfast. Most guests on the premises (at least in June) were russian families who come here for the whole summer, but you could also hear plenty of german and english languages. Outside summer season prices were very affordable. We had a room 003, which was a quite small sea view room on a ground floor (we were also offered room with a sea view 131, but somehow i prefered 003. Despite the size, room was ok with all amenities that you need. There is also a small fridge, but it wasfilled with the hotel drinks and it wasn't really working that well. Bathroom was, similar to the size of the room, tiny. Food (half board) was quite good. Both breakfast and dinner are buffet. Though, as this is a relatively small hotel, dishes do run out if you come too late (for example after 20:30, dinner is from 18:30 to 21:00 breakfast from 7:00 until 10:00). Some dishes were quite good and tasty, though it lacked quality wise for breakfast (for example selection of cheese and meat was very limited and not of very good quality). But i really liked the jam :-) Bar in the village is open until around 22h, and there are two restaurants/bars just outside small peninsula. And they do play live music, but it will not suit partygoers. Pool is nice, filled with sea water with plenty of free sunbeds. Eventhough all the rooms were booked, there was never a problem getting a chair. Beach is rocky (with easy access to water) with plenty of natural shade, available showers and toilets. Unfortunately guests have to pay 20kn per day for a sunbed. Beach is mostly not suitable for young children (though there are two small pebble beaches). Area is very calm, quiet and there are not many disturbances. But there is also not much of entertainment in the evening, so some will dislike that fact. I was actually quite surprised about this place - its certainly not a big concrete hotel like many around Porec - it just doesn't feel as a huge hotel (and it isn't) - a very relaxing holliday. Recommended - just know what you are looking for! If is entertainment, look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
61birdwatcher wrote a review Jun 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Room a reasonable size and view through pine woods of sea pleasing. The food is good and varied with plenty on fish and tender meat on offer. Deserts however could do with a make over. The soups were hot and tasty and changed regularly. Staff keep the hotel very clean and towels changed daily. Not a single item of litter seen, not just in and around the hotel, but the whole Istrian area. A very pretty destination. Well done Croatia!! The only complaint was the lack of entertainment until 9th June,we arrived on the 3rd and after 9 p.m. the hotel lacked any ambiance. The seating area was limited so guests had no means of meeting fellow travellers. This improved once the entertainment began. If entertainment began say mid May this would improve matters and enable guests to interact more and exchange stories.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Choose first floor. Ground floor may be a little damp as the rooms are below the grass level....
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wand3223 wrote a review Sep 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom385 contributions142 helpful votes
The hotel layout is a little unusual for a resort hotel. The entrance runs through a pine forest with little chalet type accommodation and up to the main hotel building which is quite small and unimposing. This basically presents a choice of two type of accommodation, a chalet or a room in the hotel building. We stayed in the hotel building and as we arrived a little early we were checked in and invited to leave or cases in the storage area and grab a drink and something to eat in the bar. When we did get up to our room we were a bit disappointed as it was by far the smallest room we have ever had. After a chat with the very helpful and friendly reception staff they organised a larger room after the first night. This was a huge improvement and made a big difference! The view from the balcony was through the trees and over the little bay which was very nice! The restaurant was relatively small but had a good selection of freshly cooked food both at Breakfast and Dinner. The quality was very good also! Something we found a little odd, the bars close at 10pm which came as a surprise so be ready to either buy drinks at the super market or have some early nights! The bar staff were very friendly however and the food menu was good. Another thing which stood out was that the whole hotel was spotlessly clean. The feel of the hotel is very laid back and serene. The guests are mostly families from continental Europe and many drive down and stay self catering in the chalets. As such it is very quiet on a night and there is little in the way of entertainment, however the peace and quiet was great for us! The hotel is a nice half hour walk from Porec, but there is a tourist train and a water taxi also. the other side of the hotel is a small area called Zelena laguna which is a nice walk, it has a few bars and restaurants, a nice place to grab lunch. The area is a great base to explore further afield too, we booked tours to Ljublijana and Bled in Slovenia and also took the ferry over to Venice. After such long days it was always nice to get back to the peace and quiet of the hotel for a drink and snack before bed! The grounds are pretty, set on a peninsula in pine forests with beautiful blue water on each side. There are lots of Red squirrels in the grounds which are nice to watch and photograph. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone travelling with children or couples looking for somewhere for a nice relaxing break. We would love to return sometime!
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled
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LynneMorris2301 wrote a review Sep 2017
Gorebridge, United Kingdom86 contributions29 helpful votes
What a lovely hotel, spotlessly clean and very comfortable and a perfect location. Although the bedroom isn't big it was spotless and very comfortable. Our room was cleaned every day and our bed linen and towels changed frequently. The restaurant was lovely and a good choice of food was on offer. The staff are very friendly and Tomo and Kristoff were extremely helpful and friendly. There was plenty sun bathing areas around the coast with easy access to the sea and showers and changing booths dotted around the whole coastline. The gardens are very well maintained and very clean and tidy. We loved the location, it was about a 25 minute walk to Porec town but it was a lovely walk along the coast, there is also the option to take the little tourist train or a boat taxi back. A fabulous choice of hotel and one we would definitely return to.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you have mobility issues ask for a ground floor as there are no lifts, that said there are...
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Response from Zeljka D, Manager at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Responded Sep 6, 2017
Dear Lynne Morris , Your review is like a small handbook of advices for our future guests! Thank you in the name of the whole team for such nice words and recommendations dedicated to the hotel and it’s related services. We were really glad to read your positive impressions and it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed in all the charms that the destination offers. Comments like this one are giving us a special motivation, it’s very encouraging to know that the hard work from our staff is recognized by the guests. We use this opportunity to invite you to another visit in our Plava Laguna Resort where you can enjoy in all the surprises that we have prepared for our dear guests. Sending our best from Poreč, Luka Maleš, hotel manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Galijot Plava Laguna
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Nearby attractions include Byblos (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vila Romana, Istarska Hiza, and Restoran Antonia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Galijot Plava Laguna?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Euphrasius Basilica (1.3 miles), Porec Old Town (1.3 miles), and Decumanus Street (1.3 miles).
Does Villa Galijot Plava Laguna have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.