Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna

Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna

Stella Maris - Stella Maris 8A, Umag 52470 Croatia
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Four star family beach apartments in Umag, Croatia If you like your accommodation to be so close to the beach you can hear the murmur of the sea from your window; you'll love Apartments Amfora. Blessed with a shaded terrace and a grilling station, these family apartments located within Stella Maris Resort are minutes away from the children's pool and the waterpark with sprinklers, slides and all kinds of fun water effects. Lots of available activities, excursions and adventure will keep even the liveliest of families entertained through the day (if the beach is not the only option). You could cycle into the rolling hills of Istria, visiting picturesque villages and quaint taverns, adore the landscape or get a boat and explore north and south from your location. Beaches are Blue Flag clean and beautiful. Great fitness classes might inspire your family to pursue Zumba, Pilates and weight training and return from holiday in better shape than when you left.
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Property amenities
Parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Shuttle bus service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Romantic

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Stella Maris - Stella Maris 8A, Umag 52470 Croatia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Miljan wrote a review Jul 2021
Germany11 contributions
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
I really love the idea of this resort, beaches, pools, playgrounds, stores, restaurants, bars, plenty of options for anyone, especially for families. What I do not like is how old, worn out everything in this resort is, especially apartment where we stayed (premium 2+2 apartment in Sol Amfora). I am attaching a few photos just to show how old these apartments are. Also I am attaching map of the resort where it actually says our apartment is part of Sol Stella offer, which is much cheaper to book. It seems that this was a premium Stella building once, but now mgmt decided to include it in Sol Amfora offer. I would really love if mgmt tries to invest a bit in renovations and I would even agree to pay 20% higher prices, cause the idea and the location of the resort is really super nice.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Sol Amfora one-bedroom apartments are in completely different part if resort, compared to bigger...
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mirjana k wrote a review May 2024
Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was staying with my family for 6 nights in 2 Amfora apartments 4+2.
I live in The Netherlands and my sister in Croatia.
For my sister and her family were apartments great, as for Croatian standards they are good but from my own view is that they are not 4 stars as advertised ( I travel a lot).
They were very clean on the arrival but they look run down.
Be aware that daily cleaning is not included in the price but they do provide daily clean towels, toilet paper, sheets if needed.
Everything looks cheap and old but I have paid a very resonable price so on the end I wouldn't say that is overpriced but maybe in the high season is diffrent.
There were enough pots and pans, beds are good, fridge doesn't have a freezer part.
There is a filter coffee machine, kettle and a tosti maker.
Wifi is very bad ( please improve) , my own mobile connection was also bad when cloudy so good wifi is essential.
There is a TV but there were no channels availble at first.
My sister needs TV so we complained, a friendly repair man promissed to fix it and the next day we had all channels- puno hvala!
Resort is beautiful and very well kept, apartments are less beautiful but if you report that something is dysfunctional they come very quickly to fix it.
Service is overal very good, staff are kind and helpful, because of the service I would probably stay here again although I was not so happy with apartment.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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sandra kucerova wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live in amfora plava laguna appartmets for more than week. When we came here, guy on reception make a mistake and accomodatate us different apartments (two times), but when the manager of the hotel comes arranged it fr Hhis best and he appologised to us. That was last problem. The vacations was very good, food, good appartment, program for children, pools and of course sea. One of the best was program for children during day and evening - The best and very polite was Natalia from Ostrava (CZ) who understands our children. Many thanks to her.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Plava Laguna, General Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Jul 5, 2023
Dear sandrakH1209UF, Thank you for sharing with us the feedback about your stay in Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna. We are extremely proud to know that we have met your expectations regarding the accommodation, our gastronomic offer and our staff. 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 warm regards! Sandra Kopic General Manager
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Ans B wrote a review Sep 2022
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the fourth year we booked here. Always a great time. This year the bed is zo bad that I can't sleep in it. Everything needs a renovation it is old and a lot of things are broken.
This is for sure my last time here for me the bed is very important a good sleep makes a holiday much better. Now I can't wait to go home because I'm so tired.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michaela D wrote a review Jun 2023
Decin, Czech Republic5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay in Plava Laguna. It was our third stay, we have three little boys and there is one one reason we are coming - entertainment team. Our kids love Mini Club, and I can't wait to hit the gym in Fit point. This year the gym was amazing - very clean (much cleaner that lats year) and trainer Vanja was the best! Don't miss the opportunity to visit her classes. And staff in Mini club is very friendly, they have a ton of fun activities. Perfect holiday for family with kids. Only downside was the appartment itself - the equipment was very used, not very clean and there was NO CLEANING. We stayed for two weeks and the appartment was a mess at the end.
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Date of stay: June 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Plava Laguna, General Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Jun 19, 2023
Dear Michaela, Thank you in the name of the whole team for such nice words and recommendations dedicated to the entertainment staff 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. However, we apologize if apartment didn't meet your expectations, we will be using your feedback to make improvements. We use this opportunity to invite you to another visit in our Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna where you can enjoy in all the surprises that we have prepared for our dear guests. Kind regards, Sandra Kopic General Manager
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MvG_NL wrote a review Jul 2011
Arnhem, NL6 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Amfora resort for a week in July (three adults and two children) and found it fantastic! I've very surprised at the negative reviews and can only attribute that to personal taste which of course differs. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and rented many summer apartments and I can tell you, Amfora is a really well done resort. It's quite large and has the sea on three sides as well as two large saltwater swimming pools. There are tons of entry points to the sea so it never seems crowded... I always had a feeling of spaciousness and the friends I traveled with commented the same. You can take part in many fun activities for children and adults... boat rental, para sailing, etc. and there is a wellness center on site with various massage as well. There are many restaurants on the complex and a train to take you back and forth into the center of Umag with more restaurants and shops. It's true that there are rocks in the water which you need to be concious of in the shallow parts, but one can hardly blame the local geography on the resort! There are concrete points as well which lead into the beach making it comfortable to walk into or enter the sea...or you can purchase aquasocks everywhere so you can step on the rocks. It's what the coast in Croatia is like ... so if one wants sandy beaches, then he should research it and stay somewhere else.
The apartment was adorable, both inside and out. All furnature, paint, fixtures appeared very new and well maintained. The landscaping on the resort is beautiful and lush, really just a lovely place and view, everywhere you look. The comment that it's not private and people can see you I found a bit amusing. This is a vacation resort with lots of apartments... of course you will see people! We found the price very resonable for the quality of the resort and apartment. We had first booked an apartment in another place but it was old and miserable with no airconditioning, very disapointing! Luckily we found a large apartment available at Amfora with air conditioning and other features we liked and it cost only a few hundred euros more, well worth it for a relaxing week.
I can't stress enough how nicely this resort is maintained in every angle.. so I'm surprised again at the review which says there is no one enforcing cleanliness at the pool. The pools, facilities etc are spotless.. they even manage to keep all the public restrooms clean with so many people in and out daily.
So, to summerize, we found this resort to be exactly what we wanted... relaxing, clean, spacious and beautiful grounds with activities when we wanted them. The children and adults were always happy and satisfied.
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from IstraturistUmag, Guest Relations Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Oct 20, 2011
Thank you for your detailed description of the features and for sharing your opinion. We are very proud to read a comment like yours. Our goal is to fulfill the expectations of our guests and for all of you to have a memorable holiday. Thank you and we hope to see you soon again! Quality manager
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traveller20000 wrote a review Aug 2012
Arlington, Virginia87 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have reserved two apartment for one week at Sol Amfora – Umag during July 2012 for a family holiday. It was the first time for some of us in Croatia. We arrived in the afternoon and were given two apartment with no sea view. We asked for a change and were promised to change us to different apartments in two days. However, the next day we moved to apartments over the swimming pool and with an amazing direct sea view. Each apartment had two bedrooms and a sitting area with a sofa bed and one bathroom and a kitchenette. We called the housekeeping because we needed some help unfolding the sofa beds and also needed bed sheets. It was done to our satisfaction in no time. Few hours later, a lady came with a fruit basket and a welcome letter and asked us if we needed anything. I thought this was a very thoughtful thing.
Something to be clear that the resort has three different sub-resorts with different qualities and rating. One is 3 stars, and the second is 4 stars and that is Sol Amfora, and the third is 5 stars villas. They however share almost the same facilities with few exceptions.
There are three swimming pools, one salty(sea water) and that is the one under our balcony and it is the one with lots of noise and the most popular, and there is another one indoor pool and a small pool by the villas. Even though the sign states that pool closes at 18:00, people actually used swam until midnight and the children loved it. Of course, next to this was swimming in the Adriatic sea with its rocky beach which was also a lot of fun for the children. A little advice here is to use sea shoes all the time in the sea because there are some rocks and some sea weeds.
There were good eating choices. You may choose to eat in one of the several restaurants in the resort or buy your needs from the resort supermarket and bakery which offers almost everything you may need. The restaurants vary in their standards, but I will advice to avoid the one with all you can eat buffet because of low quality of food.
The children enjoyed swimming, boating, jet-skiing, and bicycling and attended some of the nightly free shows.
Generally speaking, it was a very good holiday in a very good resort with excellent service.
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from IstraturistUmag, Guest Relations Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Aug 16, 2012
Hello traveller20000, I am Sandra Bernatović, the Quality Manager at the Stella Maris Resort. Thank you for choosing our resort for your vacation. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holidays here. Our staff is always at the guests’ disposal and we are very pleased to know that you are satisfied with the service. Stella Maris Resort has Sol Stella, three star apartments, Sol Amfora, four star apartments and four star Meliá Istrian Villas. There is a wide choice of restaurants in the resort and we are doing our best to adjust the food, in the buffet restaurant Stella Maris, to suit the tastes of all our guests. We always try to provide our guests with everything needed for a perfect family holiday. That is why your comments help us to improve the quality of our products and services. I hope you will return to be our guests again. Kind regards. Sandra Bernatović Quality manager
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Felixaustria34 wrote a review Aug 2011
Vienna, Austria1 contribution5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is for families perfect although it can be at night sometimes very noisy.
Enough facilities( football place at the rear front of our apartment made our son happy)
Playground in front of the terrace!
Swimming pool was fully crowded so we didn't use it at all
The restaurant Barka was great. Quick service and really fantastic food.
The kitchen in the apartment is poorly equipped (no toaster, no kettle) and few place to store.
Staff is friendly.
Although it was high season and the resort was totally full the main part of the guests staying there was very polite.
We enjoyed our stay there a lot.
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Date of stay: August 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from IstraturistUmag, Guest Relations Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Oct 20, 2011
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Sol Amfora. This year we renovated the Activities area so our activities team can entertain all age groups, from six months old children to adults. Furthermore, our company constantly invests in its accommodation facilities as well as inventory, so your suggestion about equipment is very welcome. Thank you very much once again for having chosen to stay with us. We hope to see you again soon in Sol Amfora or any of Meliá Hotels International's facilities in Umag or throughout the world. Quality manager
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Leszek C wrote a review Jul 2011
Warsaw, Poland3 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor. Playgrounds, mini go-cards, trampolines. Rooms nice and tidy, air-conditioning. Bungalows have nice terrace, some private (although open) grass and grill. Convenient connection to Umag (minitrain, 1.5 euro per person).
The minimarket (Konzum) is open 7-22.
There are 3 restaurants, but the buffet gets boring very fast and a’la carte is rather expensive and the menu is not suited for children.
This is 4* place but towels are changed only twice a week (at least in our case), and the hot water is heated by boiler and there is not enough of it for 6 people.
Discos are very loud and do not end till late at night.
You have to pay in buffet restaurant and bars in cash (no charging the room nor credit card payments) but for the accommodation they accept credit cards. From the other hand, there is an ATM located at the reception.
My impression – a little bit overpriced.
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Date of stay: July 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from IstraturistUmag, Guest Relations Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Oct 20, 2011
Thank you for your comments. Most of your descriptions of our facilities are pretty accurate. There are two a' la carte restaurants in our resort, „Amfora“ in Sol Amfora, and „Ô-Grille“ in Melia Istrian Villas. Other than that, there is a pizzeria, a sandwich bar, as well as various bars and beach bars. For next year we will take into consideration to put more children menus in our offer. We are very glad you liked your accomodation. All apartments were renovated during winter 2011, and cleaning and towels changing is previewed to be made every second day. Wishing to provide to our guests daily as well as night entertainment, we are trying to combine the need for amusement with the need for rest. We already made some improvements related to the impact of loud music by building sound walls, and we will continue with our aspirations to satisfy all the needs and requests of our clients, trying to provide you the best price-quality relation for your greatest satisfaction. Quality manager
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Ricpra wrote a review Jul 2011
Prague, Czech Republic152 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a really great time at this place. were there for 2 weeks and kids never got bored.

Apartment was nice and spacious (if it had a kettle that would be better though).

Lots of activities and kids club was really well run with friendly staff.

Nice restaurants in Umag nearby and a couple of nice ones in complex too (the two right on seafront).

Pools were nice but could get crowded and sea has good mixture of beaches and rocks.
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Date of stay: July 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from IstraturistUmag, Guest Relations Manager at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
Responded Oct 20, 2011
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in Sol Amfora. This whole Resort is designed as a family resort. We also take special pride in our Activities team. If you are up to it, you can spend your whole vacation doing various sport activities, your children can enjoy various parties, creative work-shops and disco in the evening. We hope you and especially your children brought beautiful memories home and we also hope to see you again soon! Quality manager
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Sunny A asked a question Jan 2017
Ovingdean, United Kingdom130 contributions30 helpful votes
Can you walk to local restaurants nearby and is there a waterpark that the children can visit? Thanks.
Mirko27121969 asked a question Apr 2019
Valsamoggia, Italy166 contributions154 helpful votes
Ciao. Ma per Pasqua le piscine saranno aperte? Si potrà fare il bagno al mare? Grazie
Arason asked a question May 2016
Klagenfurt, Austria5 contributions
Hallo! Ist der Pool schon offen und vor allem: ist er beheizt?
laurettahoe wrote a tip May 2023
Grantham, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pizza at kaos (5 min walk from the hotel) is the best I have ever tasted and extremely reasonable in pricing."
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kovacsjanos wrote a tip Aug 2021
Pakozd, Hungary13 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid two bedroom suites. These are located at the two ends of the building, both are noisy and have high traffic"
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Miljan wrote a tip Jul 2021
Germany11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sol Amfora one-bedroom apartments are in completely different part if resort, compared to bigger 2-bedroom apartments (see attached map)."
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Olidaybobs wrote a tip Aug 2018
Keynsham, United Kingdom25 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book elsewhere"
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Matt G wrote a tip Aug 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom12 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor near kids play area was handy."
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PRICE RANGE
$130 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Stella Maris Resort Sol Amfora
LOCATION
CroatiaIstriaUmag
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna
What are some of the property amenities at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Apartments Amfora Plava Laguna have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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