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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here 14-21 September for a relaxing week away and we had booked a superior room with sea view. On arrival at the hotel we were given a cold drink which was very welcome. Check in was very smooth and you are given a room key card each and details of hotel and restaurant facilities plus a map.

Our room didn’t disappoint and was beautiful, spotless and modern with a stunning view. Toiletries are provided and replenished every day.

We were on half board basis and meals were very good and plentiful, you won’t go hungry. The drinks were a bit expensive and the house wine was 130 kune a bottle and white and red about 36k a glass. They do a lovely blush which was 42k a glass. Cocktails are a pretty standard price. Beer was about 34k.

You can use the card they give you for your room entry, to charge the drinks to your room and you can download an app on your phone which then provides details of your spend as well as all the activities happening and restaurant menus.

The drinks on the mainland were not much cheaper so if you want to buy a bottle of wine to enjoy on your balcony then the spa near the bus station is very reasonable. There is a fridge in the room.

We loved it here, the island is so pretty and the staff can’t do enough for you.

There is a gym which is free to use plus a spa. I didn’t use the spa but they have a price list and they weren’t excessive.

We absolutely loved it here and will be back. Be sure to get the boat across to Porec and look at the shops, people watch etc.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit at the Isabella. The first was before the refit, it was good then, now it’s excellent.
Everything from departures to arriving at the hotel with bags taken separately on a ferry ( us by boat) is a well oiled machine.
All the staff are very friendly, check in was a dream ( you have the option to pay extra for a drinks package), and I have never stayed in a room that’s so well appointed with hanging space, cupboards and shelves.
Everywhere is spotless, the showers good there has been a lot of thought put into both family and quiet areas outside and in the dining area.
The breakfast choice is brilliant and whilst the evening buffet gets a bit monotonous, everything is cooked well. Just a slight concern is that things aren’t clearly labelled.
We would have had an issue bringing my MiL here as she has both a nut and fish allergy. It’s not so much the hotel, it’s the tourists who I saw using the same ice cream scooper Etc.for all the varied ice creams without rinsing it ( what I thought was a rum and raisin ice cream was hazelnut- but by then the daft woman in front of me had contaminated every flavour). Same with a lot of serving spoons- but you get that everywhere.
The pizza guys worked tirelessly and after the initial opening rush managed to sing.
Big shout out to Gabrijella who was our room housekeeper. Our mattress was broken and leaned to one side. With the help of Google translate, we left a note and within half an hour it was replaced- her English it turns out is a lot better than our Croatian! Really impressive- Thank you!
Porec is a beautiful town and flat. We ate out on our last evening with drinks and 2x steak meals it came to €30 so not bad.
We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned home after a week here. Wow what a location, on its own island with a selection of beaches and pools plus a spa. Amazing hotel, views and clear sea. Good staff and options for breakfast and dinner. Would highly recommend. Porec is a nice town to visit and the wine tour and Venice day trip were also great.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just come back from the Valamar and it was superb loved every second of it . Own private island with own beaches lovely! The food was good on the evening but repetitive at breakfast but how adventurous can you be with breakfast we always found something nice . All the staff were friendly and proficient ! Now my gripes , very expensive drinks too expensive ! And if you have booked a villa you must be able bodied the steps and hill are very steep ! Otherwise loved it would highly recommend.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank TerryandSue
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denis_prevolsek, General Manager at Valamar Isabella Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Terry,
Thank you staying at Valamar Collection Isabella Island Resort and for sharing your experience with us. It always gives us great pleasure to hear our guests are happy and taking home nice memories.

We do our best to exceed guest expectations and we look forward to the pleasure welcoming you back.

Warm regards,
Valamar Collection Isabella Island Resort Team

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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Returned from the Valamar Isabella Island Resort on Tuesday this week.
It was our third visit, and will not be our last.
From arriving on the island, to checking out, our stay was a relaxing and very happy experience.
On entering our room, and seeing the stunning view of Porec through the very large window/door to the balcony, we were once again so happy. The room (262) is very well appointed, with lots of storage,and kept spotlessly clean and well stocked with towels by Paula and her colleagues.
We stayed half board, and were so happy with the quality and variety of meals provided in the buffet, that we did not find it necessary to dine at the a la carte restaurants, though we were told how good they were from other visitors.
We did however on my birthday dine at the Spinnaker a la carte restaurant belonging to the sister Valamar Riviera hotel in Porec ( expertly arranged by the charming Davorin at reception). Superbly cooked and presented food, served by a very talented and knowledgable Jurica. We were very fortunate to visit during the Tuna Festival, and the four course tuna special was delicious.
How can we praise the staff and management enough for making our holiday and my birthday so special? ALL the staff are very pleasant and cannot do enough to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. There are too many people to name them all, but here's my attempt.
In the buffet restaurant Borka, Petra, Josip, and Slobodan were very special and hard working. In the bar, Mirela and Hrvoje are very efficient and pleasant. Last but not least young Iva at the restaurant check in is a delightful young woman, and will do well.
You must try this hotel at least once, and I know that you will not be disappointed.

Room tip: Sea view rooms are a must, as the view across to Porec town is beautiful. Would recommend rooms 252 to 262.
Date of stay: September 2019
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denis_prevolsek, General Manager at Valamar Isabella Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Steve,
Thank you for your amazing review! It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback about your stay with us and I will make sure to share your kind words with the our team.
We strive to make our guests’ experiences memorable and we are delighted to learn we are succeeding at that.

It will be our pleasure to see you again at Isabella Resort

Warm regards,
Valamar Collection Isabella Island Resort Team

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