The Resort: I’ll start by stating that this is a family orientated resort, so if you have kids then this is the place for you. There are various sporting activities available, such as tennis, trampolines or even bicycle riding. Swimming as mentioned by other reviewers consists of the main pool, a relax pool and a kiddy pool – decent choice that’s accompanied by various beach spots (sand, peddle and some rocky cliff sections too). The resort is surrounded by trees - which is great if you have small children and looking for shade, also gives it that magical/cosy feeling. There’s free sectioned car-parking as well.
Rooms: We counted at least three main sections, the main hotel with your general rooms (singles/doubles etc), the suites and also bungalows. We booked last minute, ended up with a basic twin room which had a balcony & “garden” view – which really is a view of the forest and was nicer than expected. The size of the room is purpose built, it’s small so don’t expect to run laps around your bed. It was just enough but after a week I was looking forward to more space – so if you can, get the family room or a suite etc. Beds were okay, room was clean, towels were good but the shower could do with a few more inches of space. Internet access is available in your room via LAN, Wifi (free) is available in the lobby area (plenty of tables to sit at and do your bits).
Food: This resort has some very nice food, it’s as good as you can probably expect from a buffet style setup and given the size of the place. Some details – Meats: Pork (bacon, pork steaks, pig roast), Beef (roast beef, burgers), Chicken (breast grilled steaks), Fish (various – cod, sword fish, tuna steak and even shrimp). Fruit and veg was always fresh and of good variety. Deserts were limited but some really nice pastries (eg. apple strudel with vanilla sauce) and ice cream for kids. Drinks – soft drinks available from a dispenser but quite sweet – we had to water them down (home label, not real coke or sprite etc). Good strong beer, can’t comment on the wine (don’t drink it). Also you get real coffee, ground fresh coffee – it’s from a self-serving machine but it’s surprisingly good. There’s bre-brewed coffee available if you don’t want to wait in line and it too was quite drinkable. It can get very busy but you’ll get served (usually) very quickly – unless you’re waiting in line for Shrimp
Summary: Would we go back? Sure, but I’d want a bigger room. It’s a large resort but has vast amount of space to roam about – though as you’d expect the pools do get crowded. Friendly staff and lots of parking if you’re traveling by car. Had a great time overall…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Valamar Club Tamaris hotel, one of the accommodation choices within the resort, is a firm family favourite located on the scenic Lanterna peninsula, only 10 minutes drive from the historic centre of Porec and surrounded by pine trees and seemingly endless beaches. Its contemporary designed and fully equipped rooms and suites offer a perfect balance of elegance, kid-friendliness and relaxed Mediterranean flair. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel Tar
- Valamar Hotel Porec
- Valamar Hotel Tamaris
- Valamar Club Tamaris Croatia/Tar