COOEE Pinia Hotel by Valamar3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed at this hotel at the end of a cycling holiday. Real clean and comfortable rooms with welcoming staff. It is slightly out of town so a taxi or bike ride is required. Outdoor swimming pool is great as is close proximity to the sea, restaurants and bars.
Had a good holiday again, good location for getting around . great setting shame that these are now being pulled down to be replaced by £££££s apartments. As are most in the area after talking to other travellers
Good points of hotel: Friendliness of staff, who speak at least 2/3 languages, they have lots of gluten free options in their all inclusive meals, even fresh bread for breakfast but you need to ask. Beds were 2 single but quite comfortable. There is touristic train that takes you to porec town (a must see!). Rovinj is another town 45 minutes drive that deserves a visit. Bad points: we booked in January, and I made sure they would have given us a room with balcony at higher floors, but we got it at the ground floor, and when I asked to be moved they said they are fully booked. The room was ok, but no fridge in the room, and when it was raining, bad smell was coming from bathroom. Food of all inclusive ok but only few items were great. The housekeeping didn't bother to remove dirty glasses from the room, and a bit of the ceiling fell on the floor. Overall I give it a 3,5 out of 5
Just arrived back from a 10 day stay at the Pinia Residence, which is an addition of self catering apartments to the main hotel. The apartments were located over a road, but situated well and with sea views. Gardens in front of the apartments between the coastal path and sea. There are no beaches in and around Porec, but steps but ladders regularly placed into the sea. If you like beach life and the gradual walk into the sea/sand, then this area and a lot of Croatia is not for you I'm afraid. About a 15-20 minute walk into Porec town itself , but you pass half a dozen bars on the way and the views are lovely, so doesn't feel like a long walk. There is a regular mini train every 40 mins (10 kunar each/£1.30 ish) which leaves outside Pinia and takes you direct into centre of Porec. Lovely local bars/restaurants close to Pinia with decent prices and friendly staff were By Willy and De Menegin which is a 5 min walk towards the sea. Small supermarket over the road and lovely Patisserie where we usually bought lunch. The hotel facilities were adequate for our needs. Sun beds close to pool available up to say 9am, but plentiful around the gardens. Used the gym once, very basic but enough to keep you active. Pool activities were the same each day. Aquafit twice a day and water nets in the afternoon. We used indoor table tennis frequently, and the free bikes were a major plus for our party of 8. We visited the Caves (1 hour)and regularly rode into Porec and beyond to see other coves. We visited the waterski park about 40 mins leisurely ride away. Aquacolours is worth a visit . Cost us 120 kn (£15) each way in a taxi which the hotel organised. Only saw some of the entertainment once, but tended to go out each evening for meals. Drinks in hotel higher than most places, but that's not unusual. 29 kn for a large local beer, compared to 20 in De Menegin. The apartment was sufficient for 3 adults 1 child (15). Was a bit worried the sofa bed wouldn't be big enough for 2 adults , but it was already made on arrival and stayed that way all holiday. Balcony/view lovely, aircon much needed in the 38 degree heat. The apartment was comfortable but looked a little tired. Everything fully functional, but could do with an upgrade. 3 star rating is about right . Overall we had a brilliant holiday, and Croatia has surprised me by how beautiful it is. Would definitely revisit the country but doubt it would be to the Pinia unless upgraded. We visited Rovinj for the day, and that was simply stunning. Would maybe look at hotels in that area.
We moved to the Pinia at short notice from the Valamar Pical (no air-conditioning). The first night we had a lousy room on the 3rd floor, clearly designed for single handicapped. Bed too narrow, and no proper sheets. however after complaining the next morning, we were given a fine room on the ground floor. We would rather have booked breakfast only so we could try retaurants in Porec, but full board was our only option. In fact the buffet meals offered excellent high-quality variety. Only problem is the size of the hotel, so the buffet selection area is very large and you walk miles to fill your plate and glass. There's an excellent open-air pool, open until late, with plenty of seating and a bar close by (but quite expensive). The hotel is just a short bike ride from Porec centre, and a toy tourist train runs into the centre from the entrance.
This resort hotel manages to give a personalised service, from the friendly welcome to the help from staff when seeking information. The room was comfortable and felt spacious with an extra space with sofa, desk, tv, etc. the bathroom was small but everything worked.
Lovely staff, views, rooms, location! Would visit again:) Visited as a family of 8, had spacious rooms with a lovely view, lots of activities to do and a lovely bar on the beach, pay for a drink and you can stay in the shaded sun beds all day:)
We were last year at Pinia hotel in Porec and had a good holiday together with whole family and therefore we've decided to book also this year at same place. The only chage was that since we were minus one (our adult daughter was not with us this year) this time we've decided to stay at Pinia Residence (that suits more our teenager's needs). This year experience was, in my point of view, less successful as last one because of condition of the apartment that we've been staying. First comment is about the condition of sleeping condition in living room. The sofa bad was almost in class of Tudor torture bed and probably from the same period (damages on sofa bed, worn out). The staff did not know how to response on my request to get improvement on this issue. Apart from that we had some smell of mold in the living room and we found out that there was water damage. The staff was again without solution on that and we got compensation at the end that went from 5% to 3% on final bill (I am sure that my Croatian is still OK and that I heard 5% at the beginning). The TV set was also bad and with some issues with receiving of channels. WIFI in appartment is not existing but this was more to our son disappointment and not so much ours. There were several other less successful experiences from last year, like removal of white sunbeds from the beach, drop in standar at Luna beach bar (both in food and staff with several exception like Sara, Natalia) and lack of smile in general at the staff (this is our third visit of Valamar and maybe too much comparison with Tamaris). On positive side I can stress that view from room was great as expected and many things are to forget when you are there. The beach is more than fine (I like grass) and not too crowded. The parking is great and posibility for basic shopping are there. All in all, average experience and since I heard "rumors" about facelifting I am looking forward to see the place after that. I am just affraid that the price will be also different.
Not sure if it that is because it came at the end of a 250 mile cycle from Venice and the huge relief of reaching that point. Or the fact we were welcomed with a smile useful information. Offer to book our taxi to The ferry terminal with a prepared packed lunch. Or the pool and all its activities. Or the wonderful buffet. Which included unlimited wine and beer? Or maybe the secure bike storage.
The hotel is really great, specially the food, like in all Valamar hotels. We were there during Eastern holidays, and we got eggs with asparagus for breakfast and real eastern ham. And they even brought us "pinca", traditional croatian eastern cake, to our room. I mention the food on the first place, because I think, it is the best thing of Valamar. Of course, room was also very nice and clean. I saw a lot of people with dogs, so obviously, this hotel is dog friendly. And also friendly to sports people - obviously they are known also for cycling and triathlon preparations. There a lot of possibilities for cycling in Poreč and surroundings. I would be thrilled to give 5 points, but I was a bit dissapointed in their heating system. In this time of year, it was still rather cold, and the heating worked only at certain hours, not during the whole day. We were in the room in the afternoon and I got really cold...
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Located within a 5-minute walk of Spadici Beach, COOEE Pinia Hotel by Valamar is within 2 miles (3 km) of Church of Our Lady of the Angels. This 170-room, 3-star hotel has a private beach along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Porec hotel are Decumanus Street and Basilica of Euphrasius.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's buffet restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 170 air-conditioned rooms feature phones and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also available.
COOEE Pinia Hotel by Valamar features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is EUR 3.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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74.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 214 reviews