We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely hotel BUT . .”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Porec
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel BUT . .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

THis hotel had a lot to live up to following the previous reviews and it didn't disappoint. HOWEVER the ambience of the terrace area was ruined by the loud music from the night club 2 doors down. Bar service and drinks could be better but everything else was great. Porec is a lovely town to spend relaxing days.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are much larger, but we had a sea view room which still had more than ample space.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 2012Peggy2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Guests,
First of all thank you for your time taking your time to write this review. Your opinion is very valuable for us and we allready have taken actions to imprrove in certain matters. Also we are happy to know that you enyojed your stay in Porec. Hope to see you soon
Best regards from Porec
Valamar Rviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

511 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    311
    153
    33
    9
    5
See reviews for
44
346
9
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (129)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Just to put things into perspective, we normally try to stay in 5* hotels and resorts, so this one being a 4* was not at all what we expected: the hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the most beautiful part of the centre of Porec, on the main walk by the sea where all the good restaurants / coffee shops are, steps away from the main shopping street as well. The hotel is clean, all public areas nice and well designed, and the room is spacious with a large king size bed. The beach on the island of Sv Nikola very nice and quiet. Reception staff is excellent and very helpful! Well done guys, and thank you for making us feel welcome!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank cocohiba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much choosing our hotel for your holiday. We feel very happy and proud reading your comments, they are a proof that we are on the wright way and we can assure you that we will keep up with the good work. Thanks you for your nice words towards our crew and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you at our property soon
Best regards
Valamar Riviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
brussel
Level Contributor
64 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We booked a package with a bottle of wine on reception and two evening dinner in the a la carte restaurant. Pleasant, smalish, rooms, we had one with a balcony with nice views over the bay. Surprisingly the valet parking is free, parking in front of hotel is at 70 Kuna. Meals and breakfast were good, staff friendly and pleasant. Very smallish fitness (just 3 cardio's). Free wireless in the room. Very convenient location. Free taxi boat to the sister hotel on the island - and actually you should take that to see the difference between the valamar Riviere, nice, cosy, renovated and the "old communist" hotel on the island ... you realize immediately you got value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Belgian-Brussels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Guests,

On behalf of Valamar hotels&resorts we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday. We appreciate your time for sharing your impressions with us and we are pleased to know that we met your expectations. Thank you once again
Best regards from Porec
Valamar Riviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancashire - UK
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Just back from a week here. All in all I would recommend and rate highly.

Staff all excellent and very clean hotel. Yes it is due a refurbishment but they do a good job with what they have. Location is just 1st class on the small Island with regular boat to main land. Great for relaxation and walks round the Island.

A couple of things that could be improved:

Sun beds round pool have no mattresses and are not very comfortable & take your own beach towels as not provided – You can hire better beds with mattresses on the beach which are better.
No fridge / minibar in rooms but are available to hire.

Sea view is great & highly recommended – Non sea view rooms probably not as good from what I could see.

Go to relax and you will love it – Don’t expect much by way of entertainment as that is low key to say the least (which suited us well).

Food is buffet style and of an average standard – Can be a little repetitive but represents value for money. Easy to go to mainland for a change I you want to – S Nikola is recommended!

Drinks and lunches not too expensive.

Room Tip: Go for sea view - Some noise may be heard from accross the sea and the mainland but not too bad and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ian_Spring
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Guests,
Firstly we woučd like to thank You for choosing our hotel for you holiday and thank you for sharing your impressions during your stay. By your comments it seemes you have stayed at Fortuna Island Hotel. We are pleased to know that you had a nice time at our property and we hope to welcome you again
Best regards
Valamar Riviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Radcliffe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stayed at this harbor front hotel on a package for a week. The rooms are large (the ones at the back overlooking the town) with all you need for a comfy stay, kettle, tea& coffee,minibar, sat tv and hairdrier are all provided.
We arrived early so the rooms were not ready which is understandable but we only had to wait 10 mins (time for a beer), the bags were in our room when we got in there.
We were on half board basis and the food is plentiful and good quality but the selection is limited in choice in the evening(Friday is fish day every dish bar 1 (lamb) so you have to like fish). Breakfast is also good with eggs cooked to order.
The staff in the dinning room are very nice and carnt do enough for you as are the reception and porter staff.
If you hire a car there is limited parking as said in previous reviews but the valet parking is 1st class and if you tell them in advance the time you would like your car they will have it waiting for you.
We enjoyed our stay at the Riviera and Porec is a very picturesque town with lots of car free streets and alleys to wander round , there are numerous restaurants and bars to eat at a different one each night for 2 weeks if you are B&B.
There could be noise from the music bars on the harbor front if you have a sea view room , there is none to be heard at the rear of the hotel even with the windows open.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back are mostly bigger than the ones with a sea view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gasman295
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear Guests,
We are very pleased to know that you enyojed your stay in Porec and at our hotel. Thank you for your time and sharing your impressions during your stay.We appreciate your nice words towards our team and service. They makes us relly proud and happy. Thank you once again
Best regards from Porec
Valamat Riviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

I have written my review of this hotel after I first stayed here, having choosen it as a perfect location for managemnet retreat for my company. In the meantime, due to professional obligations in the region, I have stayed several times in it, in various times of the season and I feel the need to give one more praise to the hotel staff. As someone who is obliged to travel a lot and stay in various hotels accross Europe, I am really impressed with the level and quality of service provided in Valamar Riviera. Both the reception and restaurant staff are very forthcoming, available, kind, very well trained and always ready to assist. The hotel is clean and well maintained, location perfect for those who love the hustle and bustle of the seaside town in summer season. But, again, what really makes the difference is the feeling of being really welcomed by its staff. Well done and keep up the good work!

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
Helpful?
Thank SvetlanaM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear Svetlana,
On behalf of Valamar and me personaly, thank you very much for visiting us again and thank you for your kind comment. It makes us feel really proud and happy reading your nice words. They are a prove that we are on the wright way and I can promise you we wiill keep up with the good work in the future.
Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you at our hotel very soon
Best regards
Valamar Riviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
114 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in this Porec hotel. We arrived from Venice on the ferry and this hotel was right across the road. The staff welcomed us and our room was spacious, extremely comfortable and clean.

Porec is a wonderful little village and should not be overlooked when coming to Croatia. It is best to rent a car as public transport can be trying in the northern part of Croatia.

The staff at this hotel were exceptional, a special thank you to Tara and Marina who assisted us greatly with arranging our rental vehicles, at no time did we feel like it was a problem.

The breakfasts were superb, plentiful and absolutely delicious. This hotel is great value for money and definitely worth the stay!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Kimbo08
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, General Manager at Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear Guests,
Firstly, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and thank you very much for your nice comments towards our crew and service. We appreciate your impressions during your stay and they are of tremendous importance for us. We'll keep up with the good work and aim to be even better in the future.
Best regards from Porec
Valamar RIviera Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Porec hotels
1.6 mi away
Hotel Laguna Parentium
0.4 mi away
Valamar Isabella Hotel
1.0 mi away
Valamar Diamant Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Grand Hotel Palazzo
Grand Hotel Palazzo
#10 of 33 in Porec
4.0 of 5 bubbles 269 reviews
1.0 mi away
Hotel Laguna Mediteran
0.9 mi away
Valamar Crystal
Valamar Crystal
#6 of 33 in Porec
4.5 of 5 bubbles 406 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence

Property: Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence
Address: Obala Marshala Tita 15, Porec 52440, Croatia
Phone Number:
Location: Croatia > Istria > Porec
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Porec
#4 Luxury Hotel in Porec
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Porec
#8 Family Hotel in Porec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive waterfront boutique hotel for adults only located in the centre of historic Poreč Nestled on the picturesque Poreč promenade together with its residence, the elegant Villa Parentino a few steps away, it offers stunning views of the Sveti Nikola island and is just few steps from the historic old town. The hotel is one of Croatia's most stylish hotels and the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner of the prestigious World Travel Award as ,,Croatia's Leading Boutique Hotel". It is also a true couple's haven as the very first adults only hotel in our portfolio. Hotel also offers a free 5 minute private boat ride to a reserved island beach where you are also welcome to use the resort's renowned service, premium executive packages and facilities, as well as a great personalised experience for couples and business travellers alike. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Valamar Riviera Hotel And Residence
Neptun Hotel Porec
Hotel Neptun Porec

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing