Valamar Rubin Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was our first visit to Croatia and it won't be our last, although we may re-think what month to visit in next time. The hotel is in a fantastic location, moments away from the seafront path which either takes you into Porec (about a 10/15 minute walk) or down the coast passing other hotels and bars on the way with some stunning scenery. The rooms were nicely furnished and spacious, my only issue was that our room was facing the car park and more or less over the main entrance, so every morning we were disturbed by noisy hotel guests going out on bus trips for the day, plus we couldn't leave the balcony door open as the room was filled with smoke from those outside the front door smoking. Food in the hotel was really good and always something delicious at every meal - we were there for 9 nights and never felt that the food was samey or boring - it was fantastic, the salads in particular were amazing! Drink prices are a bit steep, and as it was quite cold in the evening we ran up quite a large bar bill on the evenings we didn't want to brave the chilly breeze on the walk into town. Currency exchange in the hotel was definitely better than doing it in town if doing small amounts. The swimming pool was unusable as it was soooo cold, although I did brave it briefly one afternoon. On a rainy afternoon we went next door and used their indoor pool which was great, but a cheaper price for hotel guests in the cooler months would be appreciated, especially as there was virtually no-one in there! All in all we really enjoyed our stay, found staff to be polite and professional and an ideal location for our holiday.
This is a great hotel. It is located about 2 km from the town center and other hotels are not too far (Valamar Crystal is just next door). During my stay it was very quiet. The beach is very nice and I liked the outdoor pool too. The staff was excellent. Very friendly, always ready to assist with any questions one might have. The rooms are of decent size (I hate rooms where you feel cramped) and very nicely furnished. I was staying in a room on the ground floor but still there was a balcony overlooking the pool and the beach farther away. Food at the restaurant was delicious and there was something for every palate. Definitely a hotel for a nice vacation.
We arrived at the hotel before noon but was told to put our luggage in a room at the back of reception and come back around 13.00. We had a drink down at the beach bar while we were waiting to check in. Lovely bar at the side of the sea. We went back at 13.00 and our room was ready. We had upgraded to a seaside view and it was a really beautiful view from the balcony, we were delighted. Our room was on the 8th floor so had to do a little bit of waiting for the lifts but it wasn't too bad. The breakfast was lovely, freshly cooked bacon and eggs and sausage, crepes , Doughnuts, lovely fresh bread, continental breakfast. Evening meal was rather hectic though, we didn't seem to ever time it right so we're always cueing. The food was generally very tasty but was more geared up for the German visitors which made up the main people in the hotel. All drinks had to be paid for at the evening meal and you could either charge it to your room and pay on checkout or pay as you went along which is what we did. The bar prices were dearer than in porec itself but we did have a few drinks there and the bar staff were pleasant. We mostly walked into the town on the woodland path running round the coastline of an evening but you could go by little train which we did a couple of times. We spent a day and a half round the lovely pool where there are plenty of sunbeds and if you ask for a towel card from reception they supply you with a clean pool towel. We didn't bother as we had taken our own. I wouldn't hesitate to come back to this hotel as we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. I mustn't forget to say our room was very comfortable and warm and clean towels supplied when we put ours to wash. Happy couple.
We went in October after a delay in airport we arrived at hotel at 3 in the morning , the hotel had put us a cold dinner up which was very nice off them . The room was very spacious with bath and shower we I've looked the car park but it was very peaceful . The hotel was within the woods , a walk through the woods led to a path near the sea which took u into Porec on the right , to the left was a lovely walk we went to the sky jumping centre . Porec was a lovely place to visit , we walked along the front which led to the marine with beautiful ships . There were plenty of bars and restaurants along the front , we walked to end which led to a castle looking building which led to the shops on the back , the atmosphere was amazing , lots of craft shops , restaurants , bars . The hotel had a lovely restuarant which had a buffet , which is one off the best I've had . Lots of choices of of fish ,meat ,vegetables, children meals and lovely desserts . There was lots of place to sit after dinner near the bar , there was entertainment most nights . Prices for drinks were very good in the hotel
Our second time at the Valamar Rubins it has the best staff friendly and helpful. There is a good choose of food and a very nice pool area. It is in a good position quiet but in walking distance of Porec.
Recently returned from a week in the Valamar Rubin Hotel with the Travel Department. .High standard of accommodation with great attention to detail. The food was excellent with a wide variety available for Breakfast and Dinner. Staff were very friendly and caring. We had 3 wet days so the hotel proved a welcome haven for relaxation. Bar prices were a little on the high side for the area. Porec very accessible from the hotel. I would go back earlier in the Autumn.
We have just returned from a lovely holiday at the Valimar Rubin. It didn't start very well when the room we were given wasn't up to the standard we had expected. It had an ajoining door and we could hear every word that was said and couldn't sleep for the noise of a person snoring. The next day we were moved to a much better room on the seventh floor which is what we expected for a superior room we had booked. Room 710 was lovely with a fantastic sea view and beautiful sunsets. The position of the hotel is fantastic and surrounded by gorgeous woodland with lovely walks into town. The restaurnant was good and we ate in there most nights and there was plenty of choice and was always cooked to a high standard. The staff in gereral we all nice although reception staff were a bit unfriendly. The cleaning ladies were always really friendly especially our maid Adrijana. All in all we had a lovely stay in the Valimar Rubin. Just one thing I've remembered the room doors could do with replacing as they are quite flimsy and you can hear every movement in the hall ways.
Dated hotel room decor in places but clean at least. Room is ok. Bathroom is ok. Bed is ok. No fridge in the room. TV in room. Breakfast options were very good and served between 7-10am. Service was also good and polite. Options consisted of a variety of breads,meat,cheese,plus yoghurt, cooked breakfast options,and a variety of drink such as orange+apple juices,water, teas and coffee,and plenty of places to sit in a pleasant environment. As long as it's clean it's ok for me. Friendly at reception. Good service at the bar but one evening I ordered Gordons gin for example and they gave us something else which clearly wasn't gin. I took it back to the bar to complain,and they returned with a gin that tasted like a gin,so please be careful and wary.Good service,but just be careful.Thankyou.
The hotel was as advertised, the beach is located behind the hotel, the pool is on the way to the beach, the entire complex comprising of the sister hotels is just amazing, the town of Porec is just a 15 min stroll along the beach, 10 mins by the track adjacent to the beach walk. The hotel in general is great, our room was slightly dated, a lick of paint, and a bit of fillers would sparkle this room. The buffet for breakfast and dinner is plentiful and very varied, and very well presented. The staff are superb, from reception to housekeeping and restaurant staff, all fantastic great language skills. I would recommend this resort, the one bone of contention with our group was the access to WIFi, it is only available in the reception and bar area, which is stated in the hotel greeting pack, overall we had a fantastic time, a great group of people, a very good rep: Annamarie, thanks again to the Travel Dept, another one off the bucket list, our very kindest regards and thanks to all the staff at the Rubin
Pros Excellent location- close to sea and 10-15 mins walk to town Food I would rate at 7/10-plenty of choice but perhaps more aimed at over nationalities Room was very clean and had plenty of room and storage for two with views of tree Bath and shower in room Free safe in wardrobe Free air con We spent a lot of time at the bar next door in crystal Tv had a few channels in English with movies and uk and us to shows Cons Room could do with update Although (mixer) shower was powerful and always hot, being over the bath it was positioned in an odd place that caused flooding easily Also could do with rubber bath mat Tips The hotel seemed to be mostly full of elderly Germans and found the crystal next doors guests to have more of a mixture of nationalities and ages There are plug sockets, at first it appears only to be one under the dressing table but if you move over a few inches there were actually 4 Lovely walks from the hotel, turn left along the front to walk to zelena Laguna, right to the town (or shortcut through the woods) I would recommend Sunset dolphin cruise and rovinj/vsar cruise Weather in mid September was not good! I think it was unseasonal. Often like home with cool temperatures and lots of rain but nice and warm when the sun comes out, evenings were quite cool, jacket needed!
- 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 Basilica of Euphrasius and Marafor Square.
Free buffet breakfast is offered 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 309 reviews