My wife and I were looking for a week long break in May and wanted to go somewhere different.We had called into Dubrovnik on a cruise about four years ago so we decided on Porec in Croatia and after looking on Trip Advisor we booked a late half board deal with Thomsons at the Valamar Riviera.
When we first saw the hotel and its location we thought that it was ideal,on the promenade,with a terrace and overlooking the marina and a small island across the bay.The narrow cobbled streets,jewellers,market,cafes and restaurants were just what we were expecting and looked forward to.
The staff at reception were very welcoming and pleasant, as indeed were all the staff.throughout the holiday.However,when we went to our room we were quite disappointed.It was much smaller than we had thought after seeing the room depicted in the Thomsons brochure,although it was clean,modern and comfortable.We were expecting either a sea view room or one overlooking the rooftops of Porec,we were not expecting to overlook a building site
As it turned out we were one of the lucky Thomsons guests who had arrived on the same flight!One couple had only a concrete wall to look at,and another couple had a neighbouring hotels air conditioning right by their window,Unfortunately we were all informed that there were no other rooms.available.
The buffet breakfasts in the hotel were good and and nothing was too much trouble for the cook behind the counter,she would cook you fresh scrambled egg or omelettes and have it delivered to you table.but the evening meals were another matter.We never go on holiday abroad and expect British food but we struggled to find something we really liked for our main evening meal.The starters and desserts were fine but the choice for the main meal was not the best,in fact we ate in Porec town about four evenings and we really enjoyed the food and ourselves.The Croatian people are very friendly and have a very good sense of humour!
It may be that because we booked with Thomsons we were allocated a small room,and if we had booked direct we would have had a much larger one,however that is something I have taken up with Thomsons personally.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Valamar Riviera Hotel And Residence
- Neptun Hotel Porec
- Hotel Neptun Porec