Guarded by the deep shade of pine trees, the 4 star 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 Poreč 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.
Thanks to its unique setting near the sea and its accommodating friendliness, the Valamar Crystal Hotel is an excellent venue for hosting any event from small business meetings and seminars to large conferences and congresses. The cutting-edge conference hall and meeting rooms of the neighbouring Valamar Diamant Hotel provide a highly professional and attractive backdrop for business and celebratory affairs. Once the serious work has been done, an expert support team can organise guided tours of Porec, an island-hopping boat trip or even a day-trip to Venice for business delegates.
The half-board breakfast and dinner buffer was great! I was amazed by the size of the buffets.
Location is good. Food have much variety. Room is clean and comfort, although a bit crowd.
We spent a week here and really enjoyed it. Great location with easy access to Porec town either on the "noddy" train or a 15 minute walk along the coastal path. Comfortable room with balcony overlooking the gardens, very quiet and peaceful. The breakfast and dinner buffet was the best we've had in any resort hotel. Staff were all very friendly and helpful...in particular Eleonora the room maid, Ivan the waiter and the brilliant reception staff who very kindly printed out our Ryanair boading passes (& saving us 80 euros.) Really a 10 out of 10 hotel experience.
swimming pool, food
Proximity to the beach was excellent, 2 min stroll. Food was also excellent plenty of choice with most dishes being cooked fresh in front of you. Very good facilities for families, play areas for small children, teenager clubs, trampolines, volleyball, swings climbing frames etc. Plenty of rental items on site e.g. bikes and Segways.
The air con in the room was of little use. If you are in the room during the day then the air con is a waste of time you will cook. In the evening it is a little better but works out better to open the balcony doors.
Room was extremely clean and newly refurnished so the comfort was similar with a 4 star hotel (except the quite small tv and the lack of minibar - however both aspects where marginal for us). The buffet dinner included in the offer was exceptional: a lot of variety, very tasty and fresh. Really outstanding. Pool was clean and nice, the beach was really close, animation team was funny for the kid.
The drinks at the buffet dinner where not included (not even water, coffee or tea) and where quite expensive. However due to the very good and variate food you could easily forgive them for that as overall it was extremely good value for money.
Not suitable for young couples
An ideal location close enough to the town of Porec
The fact that there wasn't any tea/coffee making facilities in our room
The food, pool, temperature.
It has no sea view. You can not take bath in the sea (it is full of rocks, is dangerous), but you can use the hotel pool with salt water, it's ok. In Romania the sea is great!!!!! If you chose to go in Croatia, stay at a hotel with pool, the sea is only for the view, it's not for takeing bath's in it.
Professional, Friendly and Helpful Staff
( A small point) Dark tinted glass in windows makes everything outside look depressing on a cloudy day.