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“Nice but not much to do”
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Villa Canaria
Ranked #27 of 158 Specialty Lodging in Pula
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Villa canaria for 3 nights in late May. The villa itself was nice and the room was spacious and had 2 nice balconies. However, it's located in a very small town with nothing to do. If you stay here, make sure you have a car (or similar) so you can go out during the day and in the evening. The villa is clean and the bed was fine for us. We had a kitchen and a bathroom, which were both suitable. Some of the decoration needs redoing (especially the floors) but this didn't really bother us. But be aware that some of the Lino is a bit lose and you can slip on it.

The local beach is more of a harbour and is dirty because of the boats. We would recommend Medulin or Premantura if you want a beach holiday with a variety of restaurants. However, Istria isn't the best place for a beach holiday.

We found booking a taxi and renting a car through the villa very easy to do. However, it costs quite a lot and would be a lot cheaper if booked online before you arrive (perhaps on a comparison website). We didn't think we would need a car but you do.

In may, lots of things are closed. Which is odd because every thing usually opens in March in the UK. But that's just the way it is. So consider the season.

The staff at the Villa were very friendly and helpful. And we were given useful advice.

The wifi at the villa doesn't work half the time (which may be frustrating if you need to look up places to visit etc).

We would also like to add that the walls in the villa are very thin and we could hear our German neighbours all night long! So perhaps think about the other guests when you stay ;)

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We didn't find the area very stimulating so probably won't return but if it is your cup of tea, then we can recommend the villa canaria.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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edvard_canaria, Manager at Villa Canaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our Villa Canaria for your holidays. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed our villa and our spacious room. Also, we would like to thank you for your suggestions about our floor. Please note that we have renovated most of the apartments and therefore most of the furniture (including the floor) is new. If your travel brings you back to Pula, we would be happy to have you once again as our guest!

Kind Regards,
Edvard Mjeda

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This apartment is about 5km out of the city, which suited us fine. The city itself is noisy and dirty. This place felt like you were staying with the locals. We checked in and Edvard was there waiting for us. He gave us a map of the surrounding area showing the grocery stores, beaches and restaurants, as well as a city map and told us where to catch the bus into the city. He can also help with car hire if you would prefer. Our room was lovely. Clean bed, large balcony. The main drawback was the fridge was tiny, wihch meant we needed to go and buy food for breakfast each day. Edvard was super helpful, if a little difficult to pin down. He arranged a trip to a winery in Istria for us which was incredible. We paid his driver 400 kuna and it was 10 euros each for the tasting but we didn't have to organise anything. Edvard is super busy and catching him to ask questions can be a little difficult but he will happily give you his number so you can track him down if you need to. If you want to be in the city this is not the place for you, but there are lovely clean beaches and restaurants nearby and I really enjoyed staying there.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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edvard_canaria, Manager at Villa Canaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your impressions on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to hear that you found our room lovely and that you enjoyed your stay here. Please note that we have change the size of the fridge after reading your review and therefore we would like to thank you for your suggestion.
I look forward to welcome you to our Villa Canaria anytime soon!

Kind Regards,

Edvard Mjeda

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2016
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Room Tip: Tutti gli appartamenti sono molto belli e spaziosi
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank Basaldella F
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Reviewed May 18, 2016
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Room Tip: i migliori appartamenti sono all'ultimo piano
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled on business
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Thank massimo m
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Address: Pjescana Uvala Ogranak VI/6, Pula 52100, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Pula
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Ranked #27 of 158 Specialty Lodging in Pula
Price Range: $54 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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