We decided to travel the coast of Croatia but wanted a starting point where we didn't have to worry about accommodations. Our travel agent, Roxanna of Travelwise in Kamloops, BC put us onto Gargamelo Pension.
Tucked away in a quiet and quaint residential area, we were pleasantly surprised by the obvious care the owners have lavished on their property. With spacious rooms and dining area and a marvelous pool area, it was a relaxing delight to stay here, so much so that we extended our stay at this place from one night to three nights so that we could explore the surrounding area knowing that we had a great place to come home to each night. Slavko, the family owner's son, made our stay that much better. Versed in multiple languages, he was a wealth of knowledge, both of the history and the local geography. When prompted, he gave tips and tricks of visiting his beautiful country. Humble and personable, he also offered editorial comments of the status of his country.
Only small caution is that they do not accept credit cards, only Kunas and Euros. But, Slavko was willing to delay payment until we had a chance in our three days to hit an ATM (by the way, never use a standalone unit, always use one that is attached to a bank). It was extremely pleasurable being treated as a welcome and trusted traveler. Also, the rooms are not very quiet; one can certainly hear one's neighbors plus hall noises (people sure enjoy slamming their doors here!) and some street noises.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 1.5 km from the beach, Gargamelo Restaurant & Gastro Pension is a family-run guest house offering bright rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Guests can choose from a range of rooms and apartments. All apartments come with fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. There is also a shared garden. Gargamelo Pension also houses the family-owned restaurant, which serves traditional Croatian dishes accompanied by local wines. Buffet breakfast is also available. The guest house is located in a quiet area of the ancient city of Porec, with its historical centre just 2.5 km from the house. ... more less
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