Valamar Koralj Romantic Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had just one night there, more than enough. ! Parking place is just a vague piece of waste land with no security We had to leave early, before 7:00 am. The lady at the reception explained that having a cup of coffee , a croissant and jam, orange juice before 7 was impossible and we had to cope with it, (How can that be that a hotel guest cannot get a tray with this in his room ??? - when the room is billed at 137 euros ? ) The price of the breakfast was included in the 137 euros and it was impossible to withdraw it from the booking .. figure out. I wanted to leave a complaint about this and was told it was impossible .. good procedure to get into continual improvement. There is no restaurant, just an vast room with buffet where you cannot book a table on the terrasse (there is a pleasant view on the terrasse on KRK, only interesting thing in that hotel). You have either to wait or be there very early otherwise it "cantine mode" They actually are only interested in big groups of japanese or chinese people rather than couples. The dinner was expensive and not interesting, The wine was not at the right temperature and breakfast a kind of battle to get to food. Finally we wanted a room with a view, that finally we did not get. The room itself ("DELUXE") has a very small bathroom and overall is average expensive, unpleasant, not at service of customer and bad quality overall. We hated this stay. Find a better place anywhere near is not a big deal. This hotel is counting on its reputation and we have the feeling having been stolen. Not speaking about the fact we had to cancel the ferry at 7 on the morning and find another - not very pleasant - solution for the rest of the local visit. Be very careful when you book - if you still wish !!! - and ask for all details. Never more. One the worst experience in our 12 days trip in Croatia.
I recently spent three days at this hotel, an ideal place for a peaceful stay. The room was most clean and comfortable, overlooking a pine wood. There are also rooms overlooking the sea. In the morning I woke up hearing the birds singing. Its location is the best of all. It is a 15-minute walk by the sea from the small town of Krk. There is a swimming pool in front of the hotel, just above the sea, a small bay actually, lined by the beach. For both breakfast and dinner there was a very rich choice on the-eat-as-much as want basis. You'll love this hotel if you like walking, swimming and cycling.
Really nice hotel on superb location, 10 minute nice walk from Krk town. Very positive of this hotel is: - Appearance of the hotel in general: love all the corners, stairs and design of the pools. Although I know it is maybe not very good for disabled and people with strollers. - The staff: all are very friendly and professional. - The food: we had breakfast and dinnerbuffet and both were outstanding. Lots of choice and everything very delicious. Points for improvement: - hotelrooms (especially bathrooms): somehow they don't match with the appearance of the hotel. Rooms need to be updated. Bathroom is very small and however it is clean, they need to be updated as well ( e.g. shower curtains). - Wifi is unstable. On popular times wifi is extremely slow. - In our rooms with seaview (311 and 312) we heard running water of the swimming pool all night long. Was quite noisy, made it a little difficult to fall asleep. This was out second time in this hotel and hope to return once again!
For a 3 star hotel, this hotel is a very good standard. Below is some information on what I thought was good, not so good and some information for those of you that are considering going with a baby. GOOD The staff are fantastic. Everyone is friendly and go out of their way to help. When you leave you are given a free drink at the bar and a voucher for 15% discount on your next stay. The buffet food is very good for a 3 star hotel. There's lots of variety and plenty of food. There's a table filled with about 15 different types of dessert. The food here is a much higher quality than the restaurants in Krk. The buffet us great for kids. If you don't fancy eating the buffet, then you can book to eat in their Taverna (set menu) just outside the hotel, near the beach. This an 'al fresco' restaurant in a lovely location within a small woodland area. The view from the pool and bar/lounge is fantastic. The hotel and facilities are well maintained and clean. This is a great place for kids (not babies), with loads of fun activities by the beach, a kids club, a kids play room and a great play ground. The beds are very comfy. NOT SO GOOD The cleaning in our room was a little adhoc. Our beds were always made and the cleaning lady was very sweet, but she didn't always replace the dirty glasses, once left our door unlocked and forgot to take our laundry to the cleaners. She also kept filling up our room with towels, each day we seemed to get more and more. The laundry service wasn't great. As mentioned, the cleaning lady forgot to take it, so we had to wait an additional day, then when we did get it back we had someone else's underwear in there! The thing I found most annoying was by 8am in the morning more than half the sun beds around the pool had been 'reserved' by people with their towels, by 9.39/10am you haven't got a hope in getting a sun bed by the pool as there aren't enough beds for the number of hotel room/guests. It's very frustrating to want to sit by the pool, but can't because all the sun beds are covered in other people's towels without them actually being by the pool. There are signs asking for people not to do this, but it's not policed or respected. The buffet room feels like you're eating in a large canteen and its indoors. On a summer holiday it's much nicer to be outside eating, with a pretty view. There are some window/balcony tables, but theyre very limited. The beach is open to the public and you have to pay to use the sun beds there (you don't pay at the pool). The beach is made up of narrow-ish stepped terraces down to the water. We paid to use the sun beds one day, but because it is a public beach, some local teenagers came and set up camp at the foot of my sunbed (literally), playing loud music - not ideal if you have a baby or appreciate a little bit of space. The spa is separate from the hotel, so you can't charge it to your room - you have to pay cash. BABY The main problem is that there are steps to everything, the restaurant, the beach and the pool, meaning you can't take a pram/pushchair to any of those locations. I have a 10 month old and when on holiday the only peace and quiet I get is when she has her naps during the day. Before going to this hotel, I had day dreams about lazing by the pool/beach whilst she snoozed in her pram, but because of the steps, this wasn't to be. To the restaurant you can take a lift up to the back of the restaurant, but there are still 7 steps to get in. The pool is not set up for babies at all. It's not accessible with a pram without having to go down many steps and through a foot bath. The pools are 3 small pools linked together, each one in a different level with more steps between. The main pool has water cascading down into the floor next to the pool, so the floor there is very slippery and wet, so no good for crawling babies/or babies playing on the floor either. As mentioned above, people lay their towels on the very limited sun beds early in the morning to reserve them and the ones away from the wet floor, near the main pool, are the first to be 'reserved', so even if you take your baby to the pool area without the pram, it's almost impossible to get a sun bed in an area where your baby can play on the floor - they'd have to sit on the sun bed with you the whole time. There no room to just lay a towel on the floor by the pool (if the beds are all taken). To get the the beach there are also steps. We did carry our pram down to the first level of the beach (the beach is made up of several stepped levels to the water) and sit there, but unfortunately for us some teenage locals set up camp right next to us and were very noisy so our baby couldn't sleep. The levels that make up the beach are narrow, so they get quite crowded. There are high chairs in the restaurants but not in the lounge/bar/cafe area. The buffet is brilliant for feeding a baby. Loads of variety - just a shame it doesn't open until 6.30pm. There are no changing mats available in the rooms, although if you ask, the staff will give you a disposable changing mat. The hotel charges 5 euro a night for a baby bed/cot. I think this is a complete rip off.
The location of this hotel is excellent, set in a beautiful rocky cove overlooking clear waters but a 10 min walk into Krk town, pretty historical town, cobbled streets and lots of restaurants etc. The hotel is set on different levels with lovely interconnecting pools although be warned that guests get up early to put towels on sun beds that they then didn't use all day ( didn't think that still happened! ) rooms were on the small side, basic but comfortable, we were slightly disappointed not to have a balcony as we had paid extra for a sea view but many of the rooms didn't have balconies, something we've taken for granted before. The bathroom was small with a dreaded shower curtain but shower was powerful and toiletries were a good touch. The room was kept super clean by the maid who always had a cheerful smile. The restaurant, in our opinion, set this hotel apart from other holiday hotels as the food was excellent, breakfast and dinner presented a huge choice all freshly prepared, dinner included a Croatian dish each evening which we enjoyed. Restaurant staff, as indeed all the staff, were friendly, efficient and so pleasant, they all seem to enjoy their jobs. This is a good hotel for a weeks relaxing holiday in a lovely location, a 30 min easy transfer from the airport is an added bonus.
The only thing romantic about this Hotel is all the kids all over the place, so I guess somebody was romantic, but here it was not me. Especially with the closet sized room and bathroom which was dated (an actual key to get into the room) and no safe inside. The staff was friendly, multi lingual and nice, and the buffet breakfast and dinner very good, but the WiFi was horrible. Pools are small as is the sunbathing space and the beach area shared by the public but it is very nice. Only a 10 min walk to town and free parking on site, for the my money it is a nice property to visit, once.(guess I am not a romantic)
Great hotel, great service. Highly recommended. Only issue (if you can call it that) is that they would not allow me to fill in a travel mug with the coffee in the morning and take it out of the restaurant. I do understand "all you can eat breakfast and dinner" concept, but I would expect them to me more reasonable for 200$ per night. As I said, minor complaint, but we are talking about coffee. All in all, great experience, very polite and professional staff. Island Krk is beautiful place to visit, local food and wines to die for. Hope to be back.
We overstayed there for a night during a motorbike trip. Having booked comfort rooms in advance, we were happy that we had not taken the standard rooms. Tiny room, tiny bath, no balcony in the comfort version. We had a room near the pool and heard the water jet all night long...The food in restaurant was very good (choice and quality), but I do not like such two-shift-eateries. The waiting time for drinks in the restaurant was quite long and in general the service could have been a little more cheerful (bored faces all over the place and that at the beginning of the peak season). Reception was ok, but not more. The view from the lobby bar terrace was fantastic.
There is basically nothing wrong with the location of the hotel and the facilities are also reasonable for a three-star hotel but the rooms are below three-star standards. We were two couples staying at superior (the term must be a joke!) doubles. Both rooms were stinking, they were worn-out and not well cleaned (we even found hair left by the previous guests in our bed!), bathrooms with dirty shower curtains, water pressure very low etc. It is a pity because the infrastructure would allow for a pleasant hotel but as it is now I would certainly not stay at this hotel again.
We stayed at this hotel for five nights and overall we enjoyed our visit. The hotel is in a beautiful location overlooking the bay and it is a 15 minute walk along a seafront path to the town. We had reserved a 'romantic' room with balcony and sea view. The view was stunning and the balcony got the sun all day. The room however was very small, it was impossible for two people to pass at the bottom of the bed and the French window which opened into the room touched the bed. There was a double wardrobe but no drawer space, would be a problem if staying longer. Bed was a double queen size and comfortable. Bathroom likewise was small with a shower only which had a curtain. Decor generally was okay and the room was clean and well maintained during our stay. There are no safes in the room but a facility is available at reception, we didn't use it as it was too inconvenient. Wifi reception was good. Not sure why our room was classed as romantic though, the only evidence was a heart shaped red cushion on the bed! Pool area is very good, a series of interconnecting pools, infinity style, and various terraces with sun beds, towels are available free of charge. The hotel also has a sea bathing terrace with steps into the sea. Sunbeds are available but at a charge, two beds and a parasol cost 60 Kunas per day. There is a bar for drinks at this level. Dining generally is good, just our first night, Saturday, was disappointing. It was very busy with tables not cleared and reset. We were on a second sitting at 7.45pm but it just merged in from the first sitting, normally in similar hotels the dining room is closed and reset for a second sitting but that was not the case here. There was a good choice of food, well prepared and you could usually find something you liked, it was down to personal tastes really. There is a pleasant bar but we tended not to use it as we felt it was expensive and service was slow. One evening there was a singer/keyboard player but otherwise no entertainment. Staff generally are pleasant and overall we enjoyed our stay.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Krk Island, Valamar Koralj Romantic Hotel is adjacent to Drazica Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Punta di Galetto Beach. This 3-star hotel has 194 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Cathedral of the Assumption and Krk Town Square.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 194 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, phones, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Valamar Koralj Romantic Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 310 reviews