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Shet.Vladimira Gortana 7, Buzet 52420 Croatia
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#1 of 3 hotels in Buzet
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4.7
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice

Hotel Vela Vrata is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Buzet, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Hotel Vela Vrata makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant, you may want to check out Restoran Stara Ostarija while staying at Hotel Vela Vrata.

Enjoy your stay in Buzet!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
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Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Horseback riding
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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David P wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom148 contributions74 helpful votes
This was a wonderful experience in the mountains of Istria, close to the border with Slovenia. A truly charming hotel atop a winding and narrow road in the Stari Grad from the modern part of town below. The surrounding scenery presented a range of stunning views of the hills and valley below. Amazingly, we were able to park outside the hotel without charge and I remain confused by the one parking meter 10 yards away which appeared not to be necessary for anyone parked in front of the hotel ! On the first evening, we dined in the restaurant on the ground floor. Service and food both excellent and entertainment provided by a group of male Austrian Cyclists (12 in number) relaxing after a testing day on the hilly terrain around, whom we got talking to. As they were offered a post-dinner schnapps, we felt it only proper we should be considered honorary members of the group and were similarly rewarded by the waiting team, which we very much appreciated. This led me into a conversation with head waiter, Dean, who turned out to be a fan of English Premier League and, amazingly, a particular fan of Arsenal. We thank him in particular for his attentive service and good humour. Thanks also to the endlessly helpful lady at reception who provided us with some details of a local walk which took us down the very steep hillside and along the valley of the River Mirna towards Buzetski Canyon on Saturday ensuring we had a most healthy appetite for dinner that evening. We dined just as well as the first evening at a lovely restaurant just round the corner and up the hill from the hotel, Vero Tartufo, I think, famous for truffles. Breakfast was served on the top floor in a large room with a most abundant presentation of food and very helpful staff. I particularly enjoyed the pre-made cereal/fruit and yoghurt jars and wide range of breads and croissants. The old town is very charming and easily walked around in 15 minutes with plenty of history recorded on various plaques. Minor point : why dinner in restaurant couldn't be charged to room ? Is it a different ownership ? By the way, there was also excellent outdoor seating with beautiful views.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ralph N wrote a review Sep 2022
Issaquah, Washington76 contributions17 helpful votes
Fantastic location, in a small hill town. Fantastic food and service. The WiFi was spotty in our room, but fantastic in public areas. We had dinner along the perimeter wall and watched the sun go down and the moon rise. Magical!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: No elevator for heavy bags. Lots of furniture and decorations in the room, create a homey feel....
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Eliana708 wrote a review Nov 2021
Pula, Croatia265 contributions22 helpful votes
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Weekend with a friends at this hotel was fabulous, food is very tasty, service and staff are very kind, polite and helpful, small wellness and swimming pool enough for relax. Outdoor terace with a nice view - big YES for stay in Vela Vrata hotel
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Harriet K wrote a review Sep 2021
Chichester, United Kingdom89 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived after a long walk to be told our suitcases were in the ground floor restaurant and there was no lift None of the staff initially offered to help until the nice waiter came along. But he only did one bag and the rest we had to carry up ourselves for 3 floors. We subsequently discovered that there was a lift but only for use by hotel staff and not for luggage. Not at all sure how a disabled or limited mobility person would cope. Poor meal in restaurant ( see review). Frequently no one on reception and the second night sleep was disturbed by a birthday party in the street below, which moved into the hotel and then poor sound proofing between rooms and shouting at 4 in the morning. There was clearly no night Porter on to keep an eye on things. We had to get our own suitcases down on leaving though the receptionist suddenly thought about helping. Bathroom was supposed to be state of the art but was tiny and no obvious plug. Rooms were small and poky. Swimming pool looked tired, most of the jacuzzi jets did not work and the extra jets in the shower by the pool also did not work.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Ireneo D wrote a review Aug 2021
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We spent a great wellness weekend at Vela Vrata. The hotel and the surroundings are perfect for a relaxing holiday. The wellness center and the swimming pool area are very well mantained. The hotel restauran is the only one in the area (besides Zigante) that offers typical Istrian food but with a modern touch. The hotel and restaurant staff vas very nice and kind and always looking on how to please the guests. We will surely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Dear Ireneo & Lucija, Thank you so much for being our guest and thanks for the wonderful review which really means to us . We are waiting for you again Best wishes. Yours VV Team Ingrid
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Moorken wrote a review Aug 2021
Wetteren, Belgium490 contributions82 helpful votes
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On the hill of Buzet you find this hotel, I can definitely recommend to spent an evening in its restaurant, they have brilliant dishes, for those who love truffle, I found the truffle inspired deserts brilliant and unique. We stayed in the very spacious appartment rooms. NOTE: no elevator is available in both the hotel and apartments, so for disabled visitors it might be a problem. By the way, breakfast is luxurious with all the choices you want, including truffle eggs and delicious yoghurts
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: No elevator available for both hotel rooms . Note: the whole hill of buzet is a paid parking...
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice review. We look forward to welcoming you for a next stay in Buzet. Best regards Yours VV Team Ingrid
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sami wrote a review Aug 2021
Pula, Croatia1 contribution
IT vas good there. ALL workers work really hard especially Dejan , Lina and Ingrid . Brekfeast was solid,launch is great Because there is a big menu for Food AND for your kids. Dinner was great i’m out of words because of how good the dinner was.The room service is always there for you. I recommend you to go visit it
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Aug 15, 2021
Dear Mr. S, Thank you for being our guest and thank you so much for the wonderful comments which really means to us . I hope you will visit us again. Best wishes. Yours VV Team
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ceg51 wrote a review Jun 2021
Naples, Florida708 contributions247 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel-what a view! Best breakfast so far and such a quaint town. The hotel looked newly renovated and bed and bathroom small but comfortable. The staff were so friendly and we had a romantic dinner overlooking the valley and setting sun. Delicious dinner with excellent wine and our waitress let us taste 3 wines before selecting so what a treat!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Jun 29, 2021
Dear Carol, Thank you again for the wonderful words. Wish you all the best, and hope to see you back for your next holiday :) Best regards VV Team Ingrid
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Ana M wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Perfect view, surrounding, staff, rooms, welness, breakfast,... very helpful and kind staff, ingrid helped me with everything i neded so it was very easy and relaxing thank to her and others.. everything was better than expected. i highly recomend this place and will come back again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, General Manager at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Dear Ana, Thank you so much for staying with us and thank you for the kind words :) We appreciate your feedback! I hope you will visit us again. Best wishes Yours VV Team Ingrid
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valentina m wrote a review Jan 2021
Croatia1 contribution
Hotel Vela vrata is a special and very nice place. Magical and quiet, perfect for charging batteries 👌Everybody are nice and very professional, food is also fine and traditional taste of Istra ♥️lovely. Wellness... You must come and enjoy 👌
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ingrid Mates Greblo, General Manager at Hotel Vela Vrata
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Dear Valentina, Thank you for being our guest and thank you for your NICE comment which really means to us . I hope you will visit us again. Best wishes. Yours VV Team Ingrid
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$106 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Vela Vrata
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Vela Vrata?
Nearby attractions include Aura Distillery (0.2 miles), Truffle Shop Delicia (0.02 miles), and Zigante Tartufi Shop Buzet (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Vela Vrata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Vela Vrata?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Vela Vrata?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Vela Vrata?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Vela Vrata?
Conveniently located restaurants include Konoba Most, Pizzeria Ježić, and Restoran Stara Ostarija.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Vela Vrata?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Vela Vrata located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Buzet.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Vela Vrata?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, and Croatian.