My friend and I were pleased by the price and the buffet. The staff were very helpful and overall friendly. The room was tiny and the smell from the restroom was awful, but we made the most of our stay. Also it was definitely off season, no extra curricula activities, it was more for the older crowd. The spa services were relaxing however the massage I received seemed incomplete, paid for full body and appeared to be short changed, not impressed w/ my 1st ever massage. The room was tiny and the smell in the bathroom was awful, like sewage.
Easy access to beach, informality inside hotel bars and restaurants, good choice of meals, easy to find hotel, free parking Sea views from bedroom severely restricted by pine trees !
Beautiful lobby garden and bar, relaxing and peaceful. There's no hot water during the day, only in the afternoon when people get back from the beach. Swimming pool closes at 7.00 PM sharp, even though it's a summer time and the sun sets in 9.00 PM :(( We booked double room with balcony and french bed, however, we received room with twin beds and no balcony !
hotel is perfectely located next to the sea in a huge park of pines. there are romantic rooms people should book - they are newly renovated and have balcony or terrace (unfortunately there are only 18 rooms available). the other rooms are old and have no balcony. the restaurant is also quite oldfashioned apart from the terrace. the food is excellent - Valamar standard.
great pine forest where you can go to shade when it is too hot at the sea or at hotel swimming pool In such a hotel I would suppose the drink (at least water) will be for free at dinner
Clean, neat rooms and environment. Good dishes, excellent pizza. Beautiful seashore and beach. Airconditioning could be updated.
The service is very good, the attitude of the staff is very positive and helpful. We love the wellness part as well. It was the third time for us to visit Valamar Sanfior this year and we will return back next year, that is for sure! What we and other people didn't like, that in the wellness the shower is in front of the jaccuzzi, and all the naked men are visible which is disturbing for every people. Maybe the hotel should make separate showers for the men or make a door for the shower...
I booked a sea view room, but I received a parking! view. The room was very small. Also I booked a twin beds room, but I was giving a king size room. This hotel is not a 4 stars one, but a 3 stars. I would not recommend this hotel to my friends. It is very expensive fot what is offering. The meal was the same for 7 days. We got fed having the same meal - at breakfast and dinner! No parking places,
nice clean rooms, beautiful view, good food. not enough parking place - so it is not sure that you get one.
buffet dinners were excellent
Very good (helpfuly) hotel staff, cleanlines all of hotel choice of food
Very professional stuff, nice invironment, good food and general service... Towel service didn't work few times.
Very pleasant hotel . Very care staffl (special thanks manager Dajane for fine accomodation!!!). In hotel the main building with rooms with a sea-view& balconies and some villas. Villas deserve special attention, the spacious numbers, two balconies with little tables and chairs, a fine view of the sea and a pine grove. A food various both veeeeery plentiful. Plank beds and parasols at pool, to the sea it is necessary to come downstairs, a shingle beach (is paid and free). Nothing important, probably it concerns the personnel at restaurant, sometimes it is necessary to wait kellner (drinks at lunch is paid), during a breakfast service goes faster.
The Hotel is new, clean, with nice Staff, good food and beautifull location. The room could be a little bit larger.
good restaurant, average drink prices, comfortable room. invest in personal training, they should improve the "guest" orientation view.
Hotel stuff was very polite and helpful, five star! Beach is awesome. Rooms are okay. Breakfast is gorgeous. Bathroom is a little cheap, but still okay. Dinner is weak.
Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful and new facilities and super friendly staff! The staff at the bar and in the restaurant were wonderful and very attentive. The bar tender came to our chairs at the pool to check that my husband's Vodka Gimlet was "as you like it sir?" (How nice!!!!) Even the waitress at breakfast said, "Please come back again!" We were very pleased by how nice everyone was and we have recommended this hotel to our friends. We will definitely make a return visit. The location is perfect! At check-in, the Manager at the desk could not find our reservation, even though I had the email confirmation with me, and I called the hotel by phone to re-confirm on the same day. She finally said, "I see your reservation in the computer, but we have no room for you." I was a bit upset, and the Manager finally "found" us a room. Although it was not the Superior Room with Sea View promised with the reservation, I felt we didn't have any choice but to accept it. The Manager seemed puzzled why the reservation system didn't match the room assignment list.
Good staff, interesting cuisine, expensive additional services (ex. water), good location.
It was clean, comfortable, and the personnel were friendly. The fridge in our room was not working and they change it right away. The room where we stayed was just in front of the beach so it was really nice. We were not able to pay in Euros. They only accepted Croacia's currency (Kunas) and the exchange rate was not really good. So in the end we had to pay with credit card.
Very nice location (very close to the see and protected by trees. Noise. One problem was the one generaterd by water (showers, etc..) from other rooms.
50m next to the beach, from the hotel you can walk along the beach to the centre of Rabac. Although the beach directly in front of the hotel is not suitable for bathing, you only have to walk few minutes to a better place for swimming. Free parking. Service was quite good: at our arrival: the fridge did not work, the reception called the maintenance and the problem was inmediately fixed. Every appartement has a balcony, we had the luck to have one with view to the sea, some have only view to the park. Very,very dirty and old. The appartements were built in the 80's and only the bath was renovated since then.I only could recommend the appartement to somebody who is not very exigent and wants to spend as low money as possible. I would not recommend it for a family. Furthermore: no television; you hear perfectly the noise of your neighbour, only one of the two stove plakes worked for cooking.Don't forget to bring your own dishes (there are some, but very few).
Helpful reception, Nice room with balcony, really close to the seaside which is trully amazing and clean. Correct price / value rate.
not enough parking spaces
price - good value for money should give more information about the choices of room
near bech and restaurants to long work to outdoor swimmingpool, when you have children.
The location of the apartment was excelent The apartment was really old and did not have tv
everything you need cockroach
Hotel is close to the beach. Good parking.Clean sea.Very quaet. Rooms need TV, internet and AC.
Lovely spacious room and nice lobby etc. Pool delightful. Staff great and very hardworking. A little isolated. Couldn't really go elsewhere without car. Food not as good as expected. Risotto poor
very clean neat and tidy,pleasant personel,excellent food at all times,quiet area,spacious rooms no
Situated above the crowdy city - loads of tourists and it will grow worse in main season, we were there pre-season in May. Excellent food (dinner and the included breakfast)and very nice wine card with some of the best local wines for reasonable prices, and if you don't know what to choose: good advices by the friendly staff (English, Italian, German). We liked the cool design in the rooms, although some might describe it as "cold". New Flatscreen TV, Internet via free LAN, nice veranda and beautiful pool. The small things only...in pre-season you may be alone in the big restaurant for dinner on normal working days, I guess that will change on high season, they would earn it!! You can choose to take the half-board menu at breakfast but sometimes (when we were alone in the evening) it seemed that it was pre-prepared, not good enough for one of the best gourmet restaurants in Istria (which it is - we had our share of other good restaurants)!
Staff was very nice and helpfull. Beutifull panoramic view, especially from the pool. Very good restaurant.
Everything was perfect!! It was the nicest stay we ever had in a hotel...superfriendly staff, splendid food,very luxury rooms,brillant swimmingpool,.....and they were so friendly to our kids ! We felt like home.
The Staff at the hotel were better than in any 5 star hotel I have stayed in. The room was spotlessly clean the restaraunt was maintained and managed to a lot higher standard than the star rating suggests. The hotel was dated and based on the facilities alone I would not dream of repeating my stay. There was no air conditioning, water heating, the decor was dated and worn, the shower flooded after 1 to 2 minutes of use.
The closeness of the sea, the swimming pool...
Beach is very close to the hotel. The nature is amazing. Last renovation was made 30 years ago, it is necessary now. Pictures on the web-page do not correspond the exact view of rooms. Rooms are extremely small, you can touch opposite walls while lying in the bed.
This was certainly wrong choise for us: noisy, totally crowded, uncomfortable rooms etc. To our room we heard at least three different disco music like we were sleeping in the dance floors in all of them. When asking for another room, answer was that all rooms are noisy. We stayed only one night (booked 4) and continued our vacation in other side of Istria.
The hotel is practically located on the beach, which is great and the staff was very nice. It's really not a value for money. I mean it's supposed to be a 3 star hotel, but I've seen better backpackers. The design is absolutely dreadful, the furniture in the rooms is very, very old, the rooms are tiny, the water in the shower don't go down the drain, there are no air conditioners in the rooms and no safe, so if you wish to lock up your valuables, you need to leave them at the front desk and pay for it (!). We stayed 4 nights, and not once were our sheets changed. Also, we were in a room right above the hotel's restaurant, and the smell of fried fish was really disturbing.
Stayed for 4 nights, half-board. Location was excellent, right on coast and coastal promenade. The staff were all very good, friendly, helpful and could speak enough english to understand us. The receptionists spoke good english and were very polite. The hotel was showing some age.The room was a lot older looking than we expected and could have done with being refurbished. There was no hot water during our stay, only luke warm at best.The breakfast was finished by 9am each morning which didn't provide much of a sleep-in if it was required. The food itself was not of a standard we were expecting. There was a good selection, but one couldn't help but feel that the quality was low. Additionally, things like the coffee and the "orange juice"(actually dilute) were quite bad, and desserts after dinner were poor quality. Breakfast meates were all processed and the scrambled eggs was sweet!! Paid more for sea view but reception said "no room actually has a sea view but just faces the sea!"
The hotel has an excellent location, nice pool. The rooms are small and should be renovated. For the price the hotel should offer better rooms. There was plently of food, which was varied, but the tastiness of the offered food was average. small rooms which need to be renovated.