Pical Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed between 6th and 20th of June, half board basis. Stayed in room 117 with partial view of the sea and the main swimming pool. Lots of sun in the afternoon to the rooms facing this direction. Can get hot with no air conditioning, we found it difficult to sleep with the heat during the first couple of nights of our stay. A short walk or little train ride to the main town. stony beach about 200m away from the front of the hotel. Rooms and public areas kept very clean and tidy, staff polite and helpful. There is a room behind reception where you can rent a safety deposit box for your passport, money etc. we paid 17kuna per day for this peace of mind. The unheated outdoor pool is filled with salt water and according to a sign by the pool also chlorinated, the pool was 25 degrees celsius during our stay, much the same temperature as the sea. There were plenty of sun loungers to be had along with umbrellas and tables. Whether this would be the same situation in late July and August I wouldn't like to say. The exterior of the hotel has a rough concrete finish known in the trade as knocked rib finish very 1970's but despite that it is more attractive inside. Where our room was there was what could only be described as a prison wing look, all that would be needed to finish the look would be some suicide netting hung between the concrete beams. A small planted area in the middle of this rea would distract the eye from the concrete beams and cell like look. However this is purely an aesthetic observation. When you got in to the restaurant past the horde of mainly Germanic guests all poised at the restaurant door that reminded us of the January or Black Friday sales, Food was generally good but the evening meals, whilst some variations, were a bit repetitive, breakfasts were good, usual European fare cheeses and meats but there was always bacon, sausages and eggs along with cereal. We ate out despite staying half board as were on 3 excursions and wanted to try some other restaurants we had seen in town for a couple of other nights. The usual deal with having to buy drinks with the evening meal, even water! Prices for cocktails and draught beer slightly cheaper than the UK. Overall the hotel was fine for what we wanted and would maybe stay there again when next in Croatia.
Just returned from a truly lovely holiday at the hotel pical in porec. Just 2 hours 15 mins and we were transported to porec, Croatia. After initial rain the weather was sunny and was hotter day by day. I would say the hotel pical had positives and negatives - staff excellent, food excellent, location excellent, beds excellent, hot showers excellent, lovely sea views. However there are negAtives -the carpets in the communal areas and rooms is so, so old it is unbelievable and the balconies are unsafe for children and appear not to get cleaned, the stairway area resembles an prison interior which is very depressing! Some work was being undertaken on the promenade immediately by the hotel which perhaps spoilt the view. That having said the bay and the little pretty town of porec was a delight. We would definitely recommend a visit to the unesco rated basilica and the boat trip fish picnic. The coastline is truly beautiful and you should take advantage of bike hire and organised trips. Also the sunsets are gorgeous. Supermarkets are cheap and you can have cheap lunches using the local bakery shops - I recommend the Burke a pastry meat or cheese - fantastic. Once agAin my overall impression is gorgeous country and gorgeous people- we would definitely return.
Ro0m 327 basic, wonderful sea view, but............. . Bathroom: bath very high, problem for those with mobility problems -eg difficult to get into bath almost impossible to get out Shower - needed repair - Reported to reception - 6 days to fix. fixed on our penultimate day of holiday! MAJOR PROBLEMS during our visit Hotel Pical 'Beach' - Building works on-going for 5/6 working days. Result : noise pollution in the area/plus Hotel Pical swimming pool area. Health & Safety - be careful! especially at night. Take a torch. When will it be completed: GOK THE GOOD Breakfast/Dinner - well presented, much choice. Breakfast - do not eat doughnuts if you want to stay slim - too good\!. staff- great POOL - great. - good size for serious swimmers or otherwise ENTERTAINMENT - DAY TIME - Hotel Zagreb - see the schedule of animation team - aquarobics @ 11.30etc EVENING ENTERTAINMENT - In Pical on some nights, if not you can choose to go to other Valamar Hotels nearby Sometimes goodish - or hilariously bad VISITING POREC - for those with mobility probs. Tourist train - from Hotel Pical into Porec. every half hour. If you want to travel further go to Marina & on to tourist train to Zelena Luguna If you want to swim safely - there is a little sandy beach near Pical - orgo to Island Sveti Nicolai - cross from Porec Marina every 30 mins cost kuna 90 return . sandy beach etc. but do explore this island beautiful We only did one organised trip out - Fish picnic . on boat San Mauro - great Exploring Porec - please do not miss the Basilica - 3 hours minto do it justice. Enjoy the town of Porec
Positiv is the food, its good, even if you are not allowed to take a single apple out of the dinning room which is rather annoying and i dont understand it at all. No wlan in the rooms, just a crappy line in the lobby- hey its 2017, wake up!!! The location is nice, close to the town. Outside a nice park and beach bars, they are nice but this pro. does not belong to the hotel! Downside is really the ratio between price and room quality. The hotel is old, very much used and needs more than just a new painting. In this price category you can get much better hotels! In total i will not stay here again a single night and I strongly recommend taking a 5-10 euro more expensive hotel nearby where you get a better stay and relax.
Old fashioned hotel with very nice pool. The best thing is certanly the food, it is really tasteful with many choices. Also, this hotel is located near the sea and the little train that goes to the town centre stop in front of hotel. Town center is 10mins walk away.
Overaged Hotel with attraktive Food offering; nice Location close to porec City and good Sport Center (Tennis, Bikes,) Friendly staff, small Entertainment offerings, good opportunities for walking, Jogging and running
Great location for Porec town.......land train passes hotel every 40 minutes if you feel lazy and don't want to walk although it is a very pleasant walk taking about 20 minutes. Visiting Venice is easy and very much recommended
Having read reviews before arriving here I was quite sceptical about what to expect as I'd heard the place was run down. However on arrival, me and my partner were pleasantly surprised with how lovely the hotel was. We were checked in quickly and we had a large twin room on the first floor. Although the balcony could have done with a lick of paint, it had great views overlooking the lush scenery and you could even see the sea through the trees. The room was clean and the bathroom looked brand new so we were very impressed. We were staying half board and found the restaurant to be really good with a variety of wines on offer in the evening at a reasonable price as well as a standard of food far better than any other hotel I've stayed at. The hotel outdoor pool was stunning in the sunshine (although it was a little cold for September!) and the pool bar was great for a light lunch and a bit of an afternoon drink. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring Porec as it's about a ten minute walk into the centre with a gorgeous walk through the surrounding woodland. There's restaurants less than a five minute walk away, you can hire a bike which I'd definitely recommend, and the sunset on the sea front is not something to miss. The thing that stood our for me the most about the Hotel Pical was the staff. The customer service we recieved was impeccable and we could clearly see how hard the staff were working, so thank you for a lovely stay and if we were to return to the area we would not hesitate to stay there.
Very poor value of money. Our room called superior was like cheap hostel room. Old and poorly maintained. When paying with crediti card as a forigner they charge you in euros. So you pay more (they use some strange exchange rate of Zagrebacka bank). They should ask you if you would like to pay in croat kunas or euros. But as the hotel staff told me they charge all forigners in euros. So I was not offered the option to pay in kunas. When I noticed this it was too late. So when paying with credit cart insist in paying in Kunas. On the bright side. Food was good in the hotel. And hotel has nice location some 15 min from old town Porec.
The variety of offered meals and the friendly personal are the only positive points that I can remember in this hotel. All other aspects are negative. For the price is OK but three stars for such hotel are too much
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Borik, Pical Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Church of Our Lady of the Angels and Spadici Beach. This 249-room, 3-star hotel has 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge, along with an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also close to Basilica of Euphrasius and Porec Marina.
Enjoy dining at show cooking restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
The 249 rooms have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, phones, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also included.
Guests of Pical Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Self parking is offered for EUR 1 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a kids' club.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 383 reviews