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Valamar Crystal
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Porec
Certificate of Excellence
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

I stayed ih hotel with my girlfriend and my 4 months old baby boy. Hotel is really in a good shape, very large, clean and comfortable rooms. Baby cot is complimentary which is very nice. Cable -tv with english, german ,craotian, italian ,french channels.
Staff is the best ! Always smilling, very very helpfull. Self service breakfast and dinner to die for. With so much different food , that is almost to much :) Hotel is close to the rocky beach, with a beautiful promenade taking you directly to the centre of Porec. There is also a lovely pool and lots of different sport amenities. The only thing that worries me is how will hotel handle the bussiest summer months. Now on the beggining of a season it was ok , but can not Imagine 500 hungry guests coming to dinner at the same time. Which they do...they re all on time when restaurant opens at 19:00. Overall its a great great hotel if your coming out of season. In the season I will try to find some hotel in more quiet place.

Room Tip: Take a room on 6 th floor. All rooms dont have a balcony , but have devided living room instead. Its...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank damjanh
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ValamarCrystal, Manager at Valamar Crystal, responded to this review, May 11, 2012
Dear damjanh,
I am very pleased you were satisfied with your stay in Valamar Crystal. We do our best to make our guests' holidays as nice and comfortable as possible and for families traveling with children we offer extra amenities like the baby cot you noticed and much more.
The kindness of our employees and the great food is something everyone will notice when coming to Crystal. I will make sure they get your compliments.
No worries for the restaurant either because we have another large dining room to accomodate our guests so it does not get crowded.
Thank you very much for sharing your impressions with other travelers and hope to see you again soon.
Greetings from Poreč,
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergamo, Italy
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you need relax and you want to eat good fish I suggest you Valamar Crystal! It a very nice hotel located in a beautiful place! The hotel is very clean and the service good, especially the service of the restaurant due to Mr Branko who is a great director! Breakfast and dinner are super!!

Room Tip: In my opinion all the rooms are perfect
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank randagina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

We booked our stay direct through Valamar. When we arrived we were annoyed to be told that they had overbooked. Hence we had to stay in a lower grade room the first night and then move the next day which is a pain when you have a lively 5 year old to stay. We were also confused as on the website we booked a 5 person room and when we got there were told there was no such thing. Still, they managed to fit an extra single bed in! From what the receptionist said they routinely overbook peak season.

All that said, the accommodation is of a high standard with a lovely pool and great food. Drinks are expensive though and although it is half board you still have to pay extra for drinks, even water, with your meal.

It is about 30minutes walk from Porec. The hotel adjoins a park and there is a train that runs through the park to Porec.

I would recommend it overall but be aware that they may overbook peak season. We complained vociferously and did get 10% off the bill!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Catsgirl
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Lint
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

This year we visited for the first time Croatia and we found this 4 star hotel where we booked a11 day halfboard stay. We were very pleased with this hotel and the location. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Excellent room service. Good breakfast and diner. Ideal place to stay if you are looking for a relaxed vacation in Istria/Porec. Free parking and wifi.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Dirk D
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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

The city of Porec is very nice. I think the most beatiful place in the region.
The Valamar hotels are really professionally managed.
The beach is very nice. You shouldn't expect to a beach with sand or something, there are rocks, but the beach is very nice arranged. There is a part somehow in the care of Valamr hotels that has a children playground.
To recommend.

Room Tip: I think the rooms at the 2nd floor (that with the Reception) are the best.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank InVacanta
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Zagreb, Croatia
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

We have spent one week in this great hotel (family with two children aged 9 and 3). We had two connecting rooms, lot of space, clean, modern. Swimming pool clean, quite big, kids loved it. Nice surroundings, green, with children playgrounds and many activities. Restaurant excellent, staff friendly. Nice walk to the city (20 min). Hopefully we'll be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank grickavjestica
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Belgrade
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

The hotel is OK with a few serious downsides: most of the rooms are interconnected with a door, so they can be rented together as "family rooms" and hotel stuff is not taking care who they are putting in which room. So my girlfriend and I ended up in a nice room, but next to the family with a baby that was crying from 6:30 in the morning. And as our rooms were divided only by locked door, we couldn't sleep. When we complained at the reception, they told us that the hotel is full and offered us to switch to really tiny (not more than 10 m2) room. To choose between two bad options ("sharing" a nice room with noisy neighbors, and matchbox-size quiet room) is not something I want for my vacation (and my money) so we checked out after only 2 days. The other downside is the stuff in the restaurant. They are completely confused and disoriented, we had to set table for ourselves every time, remind them to take away used plates etc... They should learn from their colleagues from Valamar Sanfior Rabac how this should be done!

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms that are not connected to the room next-door!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Strahinja
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Property: Valamar Crystal
Address: Brulo 2, Porec 52440, Croatia
Phone Number:
Location: Croatia > Istria > Porec
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Porec
#3 Spa Hotel in Porec
#4 Romantic Hotel in Porec
#5 Luxury Hotel in Porec
#6 Family Hotel in Porec
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Porec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Crystal 4*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guarded by the deep shade of pine trees, the Valamar Crystal Hotel and its great variety of family rooms, animation activities, playgrounds and innovative entertainment programmes represent an ideal choice for a fun packed family vacation. Take a short walk or a tourist train ride to the centre of Porec to discover its rich heritage or relax by the pool or nearby beach while your children enjoy the wonders of Maro Club. For a great gastronomic experience visit the show cooking buffet restaurant. ... more   less 
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Valamar Crystal Hotel Porec
Kristal Hotel Porec
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