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Valamar Club Tamaris
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Wonderful family vacation!!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in August of 2011 with our 2 year old, and this was the best family vacation we had so far. To begin with, the staff was exceptionally polite and that alone is enough to put you into a relaxed-happy-vacation mode. We'll give the 5 stars for service easily! Then, the animation was a lot of fun, every evening something new. The food was delicious and great choice, although deserts were a bit boring - but as far as I am concerned that is not necessarily bad - less temptation to stuff yourself with empty calories. And there was a lot of activities to keep our child entertained, which took off a lot of stress from us. The beach was nice and clean, and there were always available beach chairs - they came at additional small fee, which I believe is the reason for their availability:)
The only thing that wasn't so great is the small size of rooms, and the smoking everywhere outside on hotel property, which means always smoking during evening amination entertainment and anytime you want to lounge outside - people around just smoke away! I really hope they will reconsider that policy - this should not be allowed in a family hotel.
But all in all, we enjoyed our stay and I am sure will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Dear KASvacation,
I would thank you for being our dear guest and for sharing your opinions with the world. I'm glad to receive such a nice words for my staff … exceptionally polite and that alone is enough to put you into a relaxed-happy-vacation mode …
I'm happy to see that you like our beach, activities and food offer which will be enriched with new things. We improve a part of our complex every year. According to this, this year we enlarge our room offer with a new building with spacious rooms. The hotel rooms are in a renovation plan for the near future. Thank you for the suggestion about smoking, we will take it in consideration.
Hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We spent a week there in the peak season and it never felt to crowded. Room was not so modern, and the bathroom with shower was not so cosy... but the nice big terrasse with a view on the ocean was realy nice !
THere was not so much animation at night... and there is not much around, but when you drive 30' you get to sme nice villages.
THe beach was nice (but rocky...), and what we prefered is the tennis - many courts available in a very good state (and not really expensive)
Regarding food, buffet was good but after 5 days you start to get bored to have the same type of food...

It was a nice stay overall

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Dear EviBelgium,

I'd like to thank you to have shared your toughts and opinions on our property.
Our guests reviews are very precious to us as they provide us with clear guidelines on how to keep improving our services.
Valamar Club Tamaris offers to all its guests a rich daily and evening animation program 7 days a week. On our 1.5 km shoreline our guests have the opportunity to choose between 3 types of beaches (sandy, pebble and rocky...)
Our 3 restaurants offer to all Valamr Club Tamaris guests a choice between grill & fish, local Istrian cuisine, beach BBQ and the main restaurant delicacies with thematic dinner (5 days a week).
Once again let me thank you for having choosen Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination and invite you to visit us again next year and try out all our novelties for 2012.
Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela

General manager
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Ahus, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Wonderful holliday !!!
This is the way a family holliday is suppose to be ! Great pools, great beach, wonderful food. Fantastic entertainment.
One night there was a "Gala dinner" by the pool, the desserts were accompanied by small fireworks, then the Show began, an what a show !!! Everthing wrapped up with a fireworks that i never seen anything like !!!
Me and my wife, just stared at each other and smiled.....
I travelled much, but this Valamar Club Tamaris is the no:1

But, lets keep it i secret, so it still can be this "quiet "oasis and "second home" for all of us who adore Croatia !

"Hvala za najbolih godisni, kaj smo imali dos sada..."

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
Dear DD,
thank you very much for your beautiful review on Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence.
Your words come to us as a proof that our ship is sailing in the right direction.
All the hard work that our employees put in is to achieve 1 single goal - to offer our guests a 2nd home away form home...
...and by looking at your review, it seamas like we achieved it!
Let me take this opportunity to thank you once again for having chosen Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination, and to invite you to visit us again next year.
Kind regrds,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamris Hotel & Residence
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We've spent there 7 days and we really enjoyed every moment! Great place for families - nice pools, close to good beach, lot's of entertainment fore everyone. Fantastic food choice, you can eat at the main restaurant where they serve really tasty and big choice of food, or you can switch to a small more quiet restaurants - Istrian or Fish - free of charge! Very nice staff, engaged, helpful. Rooms clean but little basic, however good enough for a vacation destination. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, September 4, 2011
Dear Luna160707,

First of all I'd like to thank you for choosing Valamar Club Tamaris as your holiday destination. We appriciate the time and effort you spent for writing your comments and toughts on our property. Your review comes to us as a confirmation that our ship sails in the right direction... following the needs and desires of our guests.
We'll do our best in trying to follow the same route further on, by continuosly improving ourself.
I'll use this opportunity to thank you once again and invite you to visit us again next year.
Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela
General manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residenece
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

Valamar club tamaris in porec is great vote for family, or for young people, who wants to spend holiday with lot of activities - for children there is unbelievable daily programm in maro club - realy good oportunity for english, german ,russian or italian speaking family - most of the visitors are those nations.
Hotel provides excellent service - room has been cleaned every day, with daily possibility of towel changing.We had family room standard, which can give 4 members family good oportunity to have enough place.Also very interesting is the possibility to change big hotel restaurant to istrian taverna, where meal and drinks are also included, only you have to do reservation - but it is worth to do this, at least 2 times a week to have dinner in pleasant atmosfhere ( dont want to say in the restaurant it was not pleasant, but lot of people, nor in the taverna)
Only one thing I was a bit disapointed was the beach - was not so clean to be the blue flag, as mentioned on web site of the hotel - but it was nothing so bad, so i would say never more - I am sure we will come back again

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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dkinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, September 4, 2011
Dear Knuspi,

I'd like to thank you for choosing Valamr Club Tamaris as your holiday destination and for writing us you precious review. All our guests' comments are of great importance to us, as they point out the areas we can still improve. I'm glad you liked the various programs that our Maro (kids) Club offers for 4 different age groups... as well as the possibility of dining in the 2 thematic restaurants (fine dining grill&fish and traditional istrian).
As regarding the beach, I'm glad to inform you that we installed additional multiple trash cans and smoking poles all along the 1 km gravel beach, and we intensified the collection of seaweed and algea from 1 to 3 times a day.
I'm pleased to inform you, as well, that the weekly sampling of the marine watre quality as of Jully is conducted from the Valamar Club Tamairs beach, and it is confirming a constant excelent water quality of the area.
I'm using this opportunity to thank you once again for choosing our property as your holiday destination and hope to have the oportunity to welcome you at Lanterna again.
Kind regards,

Dario Kinkela
General Manager
Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence
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München
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

The hotel is very nice, refurbished but with to many rooms, therefore it is very busy during lunch or dinner. The hotel offers quite a lot of sports opportunities incl. animation for different sports. We have been there already the 3rd time, but it was the first time during August. The other two times it was in September and it was much better, during September, as it is not that crowded. Food in the restaurant is very good, but we recommend to use the two other options you have, by going down to the seaside and have a dinner with a set menu (changes every day) or using the "cantina" also with a set menu per day, but you need to book a table upfront for those two options.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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dakinkela, General Manager at Valamar Club Tamaris, responded to this review, February 25, 2011
Dear Sirrs,
first of all let me thank you for choosing Valamar Club Tamaris for your vacation. Your comments are of tremendous importance to us, because in this way we acquire complete picture of the quality level of our services, and they provide us with objectives and directions towards continual improvements. The number of our guests is, naturally, always higher in August then September, and will probabbly remain the same even further, but we are continuosly improving and enlarging our facilities, so our guests can feel their part of privacy.
Best regards,
Dario Kinkela
hotel manager
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Adliswil, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

This is our favourite hotel for seaside holidays.
Easy to reach, nice and clean rooms, whatever you would like to get you will get. For the children it is the best you can have: swimming pools with games, mini club and animation. The peninsula where it is located is very nice and clean; you can really enjoy the Croatian sea!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full and complete buffet; if you want you can also enjoy special restaurants.
Only one small detail to be 110% perfect... some more creativity with cakes (normally ice creams and creams/puddings of any type but all similar) in the buffet.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Valamar Club Tamaris
Address: Lanterna 6, Tar 52465, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Istria > Tar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Club Tamaris 4*
Number of rooms: 313
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The leading resort in Croatia for families, active holidays and entertainment The award winning Valamar Tamaris Resort is located within the beautiful and green Lanterna peninsula, featuring a well maintained park with mature oak and fir trees together with Mediterranean shrubs that line the meandering pedestrian walkways and well kept beaches. The whole resort has a local character and a family friendly feel, with fantastic entertainment programs for children within the Maro Club and a great choice of activities for adults. It is ideal not just for families with children, but also for adults who enjoy sports and active holidays. Accommodation choice within the Valamar Tamaris Resort is varied: Club Hotel Tamaris, Casa Palma exclusive apartments, family rooms in Casa Agava, villas and luxury villas, including a unique and recently renovated villa within an old lighthouse. All guests, regardless of their chosen accommodation can use the wealth of facilities and services of the resort - excellent restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts, other sport facilities, as well as any of the entertainment programs for children or adults. The resort is especially proud of its enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and highly praised staff who are dedicated to helping each and every resort guest. ... more   less 
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