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Valamar Club Tamaris
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 7, 2009

My family and I were in Valamar Club Tamaris in August 2009 (2 children aged 10 and 11). The hotel is perfect, food, family rooms, close to beach, clean....everything that made our holiday this year perfect!!! Everyone in the was friendly, always with the smile and nice behaviour, which is very important. We stayed 2 weeks and I cannot find any complain! Perfect!!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank anajan
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

I was there with my baby (1year old) and husband. Hotel was very clean and friendly. Food was fantastic. We will go next year again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank hanacalandra
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

We just returned from a six night stay at Valamar Club Tamaris in Porec, Croatia, and I would highly recommend it. We were able to get two double rooms at a very affordable price. (If you need two rooms, book them as an adult and child staying in each room. For some reason, that reduced the price.) The highlights of this resort are the beautiful location, the wonderful (all you can eat) food, and the modern facilities. Although it is on a pebble beach, not sand, don't let that deter you. You can buy at the hotel a pair of inexpensive swimming sandals, and it won't not make a difference. The ocean is very calm at this location and is great for swimming. The water this summer was the warmest ocean water I'd ever experience, at least 25 C. The one drawback is this is a very large club, but you can find ways to carve out bits of solitude. Take a short walk along the shore and there are less crowded areas. Rent a pedalo and swim off your own "island." Make sure you reserve to eat one night at the resorts smaller restaurant - no extra charge. Next year, we're signing up the kids for sailing and tennis lessons. Overall, a great holiday resort for us.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

I stayed last year and decided to return with the family (including 3 boys under the age of 10). Overall experience once again excellent. Summary points:

Resort
> When driving up and seeing all the cars, you fear for a over-run, crowded place. However, it's well laid out with sufficient sunbeds across the site (pools and beach). Well maintained and enough to keep the kids active.
> Beach pebbles but very clean and water warm/crystal clear. Not overcrowded and sunbeds only 2euro per day charge (nothing within the resort area). Beach 2-5min walk from outside the resort gates.
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> Simple but adequate. Always clean, service daily and change sheets/towels as you need them. Everything worked (warm water, shower, all TV channels, fridge, etc). One small issue which was fixed within 4hrs. We requested ahead of time rooms 701/702 as slightly away from main area and simple sea view.
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> Food was excellent and something for everyone. We tended to go at the end of the time slots to avoid the traffic, but even then the food was still being made fresh with adequate choice. Really no complaints, only minor one was that airco not very good so tended to get warm (key was to get table on the side where it was cooler).
> Evening entertainment basic but fun. Effort was clearly there and provided something if you wanted it (cocktails were affordable and drinks generally).

Only other point to add is with respect to the excursions offered. We tried a few to break up the routine, below my assessment:
> Daytrip to Novigrad .. small boat, takes 30mins...fun and captain easygoing. Novigrad small port and can be viewed in 2-3hrs. Inexpensive and worth doing once.
> Daytrip to Porec .. takes about 40mins but honestly didn't see much worth talking about. Wouldn't recommend at all.
> Daytrip to Venice ... organized via Venezia Lines ... costs about 60 euro for adults and free for children under 12. I would say if you really want to visit Venice, this is your only option so give it a go. However, if it's a nice to do, I would avoid. It's somewhat packed, takes almost 3hrs each way on the boat (plus 45mins on coach from the hotel and through passport control) and the informaton they provide is a little misleading (they basically try to get you to do their sponsored events there). You get around 4-5hrs only in Venice so it's tough with young children.

Would recommend the resort for families. Compared to many other places seemed very good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank MPHILM
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

I have stayed in numerous 5* hotels across the family-destination world and the Valamar compares favourably to them all. Good sports facilities for adults and kids alike, be it the tennis lessons for me or the water slide for the kids. Clean, spacious rooms. Healthy, varied buffet food (a rare feat in itself). Polite, efficient staff. Imaginative and welcoming kids club. We struggle to find any complaints.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank thalwilman
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Reviewed August 11, 2008

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank scallyboyuk
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Reviewed June 3, 2008

  • Stayed: May 2008
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tar
Price Range: $124 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel Tar
Valamar Hotel Porec
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