We stayed at the Valamar Diamant Residenence from 8th – 22nd Sept so the hotel and Porec itself were a bit quieter as the season was coming to an end. The apartments are located approx. 15-20 minute stroll into the old town of Porec. They apartments are in a lovely setting, are spacious and on arrival were very clean with a lovely large balcony. Maid service was every day (change of towels if required, bed made) sheets changed every 3 to 4 days, however I think cleaning of floors, bathroom, kitchen work surfaces etc was left to a minimum. Bed was soft and pillows extremely lumpy! There was no iron in the apartment but after a phone call to reception we had one within 10 minutes. Our apartment (A1) was very noisy in the morning being next to the recycling bins which were emptied at about 6 o'clock and you could everything from the surrounding apartments from screaming children, scraping of furniture (this went on every morning for about an hour - god knows what they were doing!) and the occasional snoring!
The facilities at the hotel are fantastic, the gym is great, we didn’t use them but there is a spa and beauty salon and very large indoor and outdoor pools - although both pools were cold. We tried the buffet restaurant one night which had a lovely variety of food and we thought very reasonably priced. The pool bar is great as is the hotel bar with a great range of drinks along with cakes and sandwiches available. We found all the staff to be very helpful with all speaking very good English and German.
Wifi is only available in the hotel lobby which is a bit annoying. To start with we were given a daily code but in the second week were told we had to register then receive a code by email to then gain access - which doesn't really work if you can't get access to wifi to get the email!
This review sounds a bit like I’m complaining but I’m most definitely not! None of our “complaints” spoiled our stay; we had a great time and would definitely recommend Valamar residence for anyone wishing to stay in Porec.
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- The picturesque red roofed Mediterranean style Valamar Diamant Residence are guarded by pine trees, just a short distance from the historic town of Porec and a pebble beach. Spacious and well equipped, they are perfect for families looking for a carefree holiday. Take advantage of the various sports and leisure facilities of the Valamar Diamant Hotel as well as their innovative Maro club for children of all ages. ... more less
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