Valamar Rubin Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
As there were not many good points about this hotel I should mention them first 1. The bar and dining room staff 2. The food Everything else was rubbish We booked a superior room with a sea view with Jet2 Holidays. We were given a room on the 5th floor and it was tiny. So small you could hardly walk round the bed. We asked to be moved but were told by the miserable reception staff that the hotel was full and that we had a "romantica room". Goodness knows what a standard room was like There were no thermal curtains at the window and the air conditioning didn't work consequently the room was like an oven when we came up from the pool late afternoon. The carpet was dirty and the bathroom was very tired. The grouting was missing from many tiles and the floor and wall tiles were discoloured brown in places The only place in the hotel that the air conditioning worked was the dining room and the temperature was over 30c outside The pool was adequate but if you don't like walking up steps forget it The Rubin is part of a complex owned by the Valamar group and includes 3 hotels and some apartments and seems to control most of the area Come on Jet2 for heavans sake take this hotel out of your brochure!!!
The room is basic, but fully functional and clean: bed, shower, desk. Comparably spacious and cozy. The restaurant is great: breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of food covering vegetarian, meat and fish. You can also find local dishes - make sure you try them, they are delicious. Also try local white wine. The hotel is far away from the city: this is for sure a plus if you enjoy long walks along the sea. If you don't own a car and arrive to Porec by public transport (bus), make sure you preorder a taxi to pick you up at the bus station (try to organize this with the hotel). There are taxis close to the bus station, but they might be not straightforward to find. The hotel seems to be very child-friendly, I saw some happy kids around, and there is also a big playground for kids. Staff is polite and helpful. Don't count on the wifi. Enjoy.
We stayed here 11th-25th June 2017 .The hotel on the outside looks dated but it was very clean.Elvira our cleaner for two weeks kept our room spotless ,clean towels and bedding .The food was lovely mainly catering for Europeans but plenty of choice .Eggs and pancakes and doughnuts cooked fresh,We was there two weeks and never had same meal ,All the staff are friendly the bar staff too ,the hotel had entertainment on some nights and on others you could go to the other hotels in the chain the crystal and Diamante. They had the daily entertainment on at these but we did not bother just relaxed by the pool. The only fault I would say is that they is a pool bar near the beach which is open to everybody yet it has no toilet ,we saw German men going into the bushes or sea during the day the Rubin pool toilets can be used but this shuts at 6.We was fine as we were on level 1 so could walk back to our room .They also did not open the pool until 9 yet people still queued up and put towels on then went off for breakfast and never came back ,This is our fourth time to Croatia twice on the Istrian coast it is just stunning and so relaxing,
Hotel is very well located about 10 minutes outside Porec,in a wooded area along the coastline.We stayed for seven nights and had an enjoyable visit with few problems.The cleaning and bar staff were very efficient and friendly.T here was a very good selection at both breakfast and dinner buffets and everything was topped regularly Porec is a pleasant town with a great selection of restaurants and bars.and boat trips can be booked from the harbour. Entertainment is pretty miminal but guests can avail of the facilities in the sister-hotel next door
arrived expecting a upgrade as requested reception knew nothing about a upgrade We had a classic room when we asked for a kettle we were told they are for superior room only (we felt like second class citizens ) So we asked for a superior room to be told it would be £22 per night unless we wait untill saturday (4 days away ) we accepted the superior room (lol ) it was a cloth thrown over a piece of wood but did have a limited see view.The food was quiet good but were told we would be charged for Tap Watet. To cap it all our early morning callnever materals
This hotel is with two other on a small bay. The stones beach is great for children and adults alike. Bouncy water feature, quiet walks in the beautiful wooded area around these hotels. 10minute walk into Poric. Small train runs regularly. Hire of bikes, scooters etc. This hotel stands next to two other Valamar hotels with 4 star ratings. All entertainment during the day appears to happen at the Crystal. Nothing was organised at the Rubin. This hotel was defiantly the poor relation. The rooms were basic, needed decorating. We were apparently in a superior room. Huge bed with a chunky wooden frame suspended to the ceiling and a bit of cotton over as a canopy. This according to the Valamar brochure a romantic hotel. Mini bar in the room covered with a worktop at the bottom of the bed. Two people could not pass. Fridge under the mirror so could not sit to do make up. No kettle, but we asked and got one because we were in a superior room!! Shower hung limply from its fitting all holiday had to hold by hand to wash . If water power to high washed the floor. Towels were thin, very thin and did not dry. Corridors dark and smelt of stale cigarette smoke. Lots of steps at the back of the hotel to get to pool and beach. Not lit at night. Food was good, plenty of choice and staff in the restaurant and bar were lovely. We had a great holiday but will not return to the Rubin.
The hotel is in a lovely setting next to sea and woodland and easy walking distance into Porec. There is also a road train and bicycle taxis to and from town and nearby beaches. The hotel can only be described as ugly from the outside appearance, circa 1960/70s concrete blocks! The balconies were a combination of faded pink paint and streaks of rust. We had a seaview room and though the view was very pretty the large dilapidated balcony wasn't very appealing. The bedroom itself was average size and to be fair was comfortable. It was what you expect from 3star I suppose, having no safe, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom was very dated in appearance and the doors were in need of a paint job. The shower over the bath was very powerful and maintained it's temperature. The maid cleaned daily and towels were changed. There was a good standard of cleanliness in most places in the hotel but a few areas let it down. There are free pool towels, you are given a token at the start of your stay. There are lots of sunbeds and parasols available and helpful poolside staff. There is a small cafe/bar alongside the pool too. The water did feel pretty cold and the pool is quite shallow. My 6ft4in husband found it difficult to swim in it! We stayed on a half board basis and found it quite good with a good variety of dishes but sometimes something wasn't as hot as it should be. There was again a maintenance issue in here with quite a few heaters with broken sharp plastic on and dusty window sills. The curtains were a horrible browny colur which made it quite dull, though they weren't actually dirty. We tended to get a drink at the lobby bar and take it through with us to the restaurant as service wasn't very quick in the evenings. You can opt to book a lunch box for the next day rather than take one of your meals which is handy if you go out on a trip.The public areas were pleasant, various places to sit around the reception, lobby and bars. Wi fi is only useable in these public areas. Staff in general were friendly. We felt booking in was a bit chaotic, small reception desk with one young man and a lot of guests to check in, then little in the way of explanation of getting to your room or of any directions regarding routines. Porec is a lovely quaint town right on the waterfront and with narrow cobbled streets and also a big square. There are several boat trips available and lots of bars, restaurants and shops. We went on a day boat trip stopping at Rovinj and Vrsar and an evening dolphin cruise, though we didn't see many and only from afar. You could go by public bus to Pula which takes about 90 minutes. There are fast boats to Venice too but we didn't do this. We would return to Porec but wouldn't choose the Rubin for a return visit because of the areas and issues where we felt it fell short. This was our second holiday to Croatia, having been to Dubrovnik previously and we do think its a beautiful clean country.
My wife and i normally go to Spain for our summer holiday but after visiting this hotel it will be Croatia for us from now on. The Rubin, its sister hotels and several other hotels,apartments, villas and lodges are all set in an open woodland landscape to the south of the old town of Porec. Its a short walk to the town either along a quite road along the shoreline or along a series of pathways through the trees i believe the Rubin is the closest hotel to the old town to have an outdoor pool. In the other direction you could walk through the trees or along the ragged shoreline for as far as you want there is also cycle hire available and the hotel organises a cycle run to rearby resorts at least once a week. The hotel is set on an incline so the front entrance at reception is on level five and the bottom level at one has a grassed sun terrace and steps leading down to the pool and to the shore which is quite close by. To get to level one use the lifts or the stairs beside the lifts as this is easier than using the stairs from the dining room. The food here is of a very high standard and there is a wide selection at both breakfast and teatime which caters for all nationalities with German speaking guests being in the majority. Our room was adequate and clean although there was only one power socket. The rooms are carpeted which is great as you dont then hear every step from the people above like what happens in other hotels. Also the walls were thick and although we could here people in the corridor we never heard noise from our neighbours rooms. The balconies have full walls at the sides so you have some privacy but because the hotel is built on a hillside and is terraced some balconies can be seen by the guests in the rooms above. The public areas and evening entertainment is good and if you want to drink a lot in the hotel bar then you can purchase a card which will give you a better deal. and you are welcome to use the faclilities at the nearby sister hotels Crystal and Diamant which are all side by side with this one being the closest to the shoreline. The staff are all friendly and competant at their jobs and my wife and i will definately be returning to this hotel or another of the Valamar hotels in the area.
I have spent few days in hotel Rubin during my business stay in Porec. Room was correct and the environment very nice. Hotel bar offer insufficient for prices. Reception desk unprofessional. Check out is at 10:00 and breakfast also until 10:00 which is strange.
Recently returned from a fabulous stay in Porec, Croatia. It was our first visit to this country and we were not disappointed. Hotel was perfectly situated close to a lovely sea front, pine Forrest and nearby lagoon and sits within walking distance of the town. Cycling and walking is a must and when you get tired just hop on the road train to town and enjoy he scenery. The sunsets were spectacular and I have never stayed in a cleaner country. Can't wait to go back .
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Valamar Rubin Hotel places you within a short walk of Porec Marina and within a mile (2 km) of Church of Our Lady of the Angels. This 258-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a free children's club. It's also close to Brulo Beach and Basilica of Euphrasius.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have 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 of Valamar Rubin Hotel's 258 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, phones, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Valamar Rubin Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Self parking is available for EUR 3 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with tours or tickets, and offer sightseeing advice. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a free kid's club, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 273 reviews