An island escape just off the coast of Porec, this hotel combines a secluded setting with first-class views.
Set on a tiny island just off the mainland, this hotel is surrounded by nothing more than pines and Blue Flag waters. If you want to head over to nearby Porec, boats make the 5-minute trip every half-hour.
The island’s ringed by pebbly beaches, and there’s a bathing platform that looks over to Porec. Some of the rooms have the same view, while others look out to the gardens where you can spot rabbits and peacocks.
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One free sightseeing tour of Porec with wine tasting per person per stay.
Free boat transfers between the island of St Nikola and the mainland.
Free flowers or wine or cake or fruit basket if you are celebrating a birthday or their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With views across to Porec.
Local cuisine restaurant
For breakfast and dinner. Sample the Croatian and international cuisine. With themed evenings held twice a week, and show cooking. If you have any special dietary requirements or if you'd like a vegetarian menu, don't forget to order in advance.
The children have their own separate pool.
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Booked holiday through Thomson. Had read some reviews on here so knew what to expect. Yes the hotel is dated, they make no efforts to hide that from customers. There are big plans underway for a 2015 refit. The staff were first class, very friendly and helpful (this is true of every Croatian person we met!). The island itself was lovely and the hotel although basic was spotless. The food was good and service fast. The boat ride to Porec was a pleasure in itself and the town of Porec provided plenty of entertainment. Noise can be heard from the mainland however some Istrian wine before bed will take care of that. TJ the Thomson rep was great, very informative and friendly. We did a day trip to Venice, well worth the 2 and half hour boat trip. Make sure to catch the tourist train along the coast and hope a boat back. We also did the free wine tasting and tour of Porec with Tin, this was excellent and totally free! Overall an excellent holiday, can't wait to go back and see the refurb next year. Thank you.More
Big + and Big -
Having just returned from a week at this hotel (16-23 August) I thought i would check again what my fellow travellers had said about this hotel and it's locaction as I use Trip Advisor before booking anything. Whist I agree with what many have reported here about how great the staff, location, Porec and the Croatian people are - they are very much on the plus side. On the minus - Thomson were wrong to charge the amount of money they did for what is in real terms is a 2 star hotel. On arrival at the hotel I thought we had been dropped off at some ex Russian communist establishment by mistake! The foyer and reception area were dark and miserable. Lots of people were seated on a brown semi circle thread bare sofa (which I discovered was the only place they could log on to the internet) - poor for a hotel and in this day and age! the corridoors were wide and stark and void of any pictures save for a couple near the lift which I suspect were left over from the cold war - abstract which left you feeling cold! The bedrooms were not unlike the corridoors - clean, yes but bleak very basic with no facillities - tea and coffee making, no air conditioning and the en-suite facilities... I didnt take a bath for fear of catching something - no shiny surface but a rough, heavily marked container! I must mention the picture we had on the wall - or then again, i won't. - Why bother, i had to ask myself! No one could have really prepared us for the noise at night coming from the mainland...Sure, I had read about it here but boy oh boy - my advice - if you can't beat them join them you might as well as you won't get any sleep (and of course Thomson charge you extra for the privliage of being kept awake all night) The food - what can I say. Yes, plenty of choice and if you like salads your in. However, everying else on the dinner menu was questionable for me and seeing that it was repeated on a daily basis there was no getting away from it..so salads it was. We purchased a trip to Lake Bled Â£50 each - The Thomson rep is a lovely guy and very accommadating. However the 3 hour coach journey he predicted to get there was 4 hours with 2 hours free time in Lake Bled -not much to do in a small village however we did have a trip to the castle in the middle of the Lake to look forward to which sadly ended up with a 20 minute dash, up the 99 steps and a queue for the loo were I met the rest of my fellow travellers, - very dissapointing after a 4 hour journey and a wasted 2 hours drifting round the village. - Clearly Thomson have to address this. Finally, the resort, and hotel is to be revamped next year and I believe it will be stunning, indeed promises are that it will be a 4 star ! Big jump from a 2 star Thomson. This is no excuse from either Thomson or this hotel group. I stayed and paid for a holiday this year and in my opionion it fell very short of what I was promised and got. This hotel has been stuck in a time warp and clearly was at the bottom of the list for improvement with it's location and staff saving the day. As far as Thomson is concerned - The mis-discriptions act maybe worth a read!More
Sancha186363, Reading, United Kingdom
Lovely island, hotel a bit tired and noisy at night.
On arrival at the hotel I was a bit disappointed with our room, it was pokey with a sloping ceiling and the fittings were old but serviceable. The room was a sea view however as requested and this was beautiful. Beds were comfy although the TV was tiny and you couldn't hear it. There is no air con so a large fan was in the room. For the first few days the humidity was high and the room incredibly hot. This improved later. Meals at the hotel are buffet served and I couldn't fault the choice. If you don't like the food here there is something wrong with you as the choice is so wide and you can have as much as you want to. A beer in the hotel is about Â£2.30 and a bottle of house wine Â£8, although in the supermarket in town you can pick up a decent bottle for about Â£2.50 for a litre! The hotel is very clean and our cleaner looked after our room very well and was very pleasant. Bar staff were very good and in general the restaurant staff were as well although service could have been a bit quicker at times and perhaps with a bit more personality. Entertainment at the hotel is as expected really, a folk night, magician, Elvis impersonator who was more like Tom Jones! Also a couple of bands. We particularly liked the evening band on the beach when you could lie down on the loungers and listen in candlelight. Well worth going. Another night to go to is the barbecue which was great. The island itself is small, but there are great places to laze in the sun. If you go to the back of the island there is a jetty with great More
JohnnyGoHoliday, Devon UK
Beautiful setting - noisy until 5 am!
A beautiful setting for this hotel. It is as everyone says; a little tired, noisy until 5 am but in such a lovely location and as we were only staying for a week, it was ok, not sure we could have managed two weeks though! Food fantastic and the place was spotlessly clean, most of the staff were great, however there were a few issues of not getting served in the restaurant of an evening, think they were short staffed. On the advice of another guest, we resorted to getting our own from the bar as a few evenings we had almost finished our meal before we were offered drinks. Restaurant Manager horrified when we told her! Do have to mention Josif in the lobby bar: he was brilliant and an asset to the hotel. Am confident these issues will be resolved when it undergoes the full refurbishment, we were lucky enough to see one of the new studios and they look amazing, with wonderful views(and the all important double glazing!!) will definitely go back but will leave it a a year to make sure the niggles are gone.More
Take me back!!!
Returning yesterday, I have the biggest holiday blues ever. This has to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on. Yes the hotel is a little shabby and run down, but it closes in October for its Isabella resort transformation. The hotel staff were friendly and welcoming and would do anything help. One member of reception even performed a phone call me as he could see I was struggling. The restaurant staff and the moat hard working I have ever met. You do have to wait a short while for service but only because I feel they're understaffed. The men on the boat which takes you to and throw are warm and welcoming and great you with a smile every time. Thompson rep Tj... WOW HE IS FANTASTIC. Any problems do not hesitate to ask. We became stuck for ideas and he suggested and talk us through the bike routes. He is always happy to entertain and help. My partner and I enjoyed walking around the island and seeing the new developments taking place. We also enjoyed kayaking around the Island too for 40 kuna (Â£4) for an hour. I can not big this hotel up more and the location is perfect! I just hope the redevelopment doesn't spoil the island and it's charm.More
Charlotte S, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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