The Valamar Isabella Island Resort offers just the right balance between laidback and lively. It’s set on a secluded island, while being just a whizz across the water from the mainland.
This resort is set on a tiny traffic-free island, just off Porec’s mainland. The island’s carpeted with trees, so there’s a real castaway feel about the place. That said, there's a boat that runs regularly to and from the mainland.
Everything’s really modern – think contemporary furniture in typical Mediterranean shades of the earth and the ocean. You'll have your pick of the main building rooms and the garden studios, which come with a modern minimalist style.
The island has plenty of spots for sunbathing, including sandy sweeps looking across to the terracotta-topped town, as well as a few private stretches. Read more ››
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Outdoor activity pool
The main pool is where all the activities happen throughout the day, to keep you and your family entertained. On the sun terrace there are sunbeds, parasols and pool towels for your use.
Hotel animation team programme
The team here organises a range of daytime activities and sports, plus evening entertainment, including live music.
Open for breakfast and dinner with live cooking stations.
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Main Building Superior Double Room with Sea View and Balcony
These superior double rooms come with a balcony overlooking the sea. You’ll also have air-conditioning from May to October and Wi-Fi access.
Main Building Superior Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These superior twin rooms come with a balcony overlooking the sea. You’ll also find a double sofa-bed suitable for an adult or 2 children up to 13 years old in the bedroom. Plus, you’ll have air-conditioning from May to October and Wi-Fi* access.
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What a great holiday
Just returned from our first visit to Croatia, and the Valamar Isabella Island Resort Hotel. We travelled as a party of 11, with ages ranging from 6 years of age to 70 years of age and we found facilities to suit everybody. Would recommend an upgrade to a room with a sea view as the views across to Porec were outstanding. The hotel and surrounding island areas are immaculate. The choice and quality of the food served in all the restaurants is second to none and the staff in every area from the reception to the cleaning staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful at all times. Thank you to all of them and will definitely return.More
What a great holiday
We are about to spend our last evening at valamar Isabella. What an amazing holiday. All the staff are so happy and the hotel is immaculate. We came as a family of 8 and we always found somewhere to sit at breakfast/dinner and also by the pool. The pool area is always kept clean. There is always plenty of choice at breakfast and dinner and to a high standard. Will def be coming back in the future. Thanks valamar Isabella. Pratt/Benstead and banthorpe family. More
Matthew P, 186225
Lovely summer holiday in idyllic location
Location - absolutely perfect across the water from the old town in Porec. Beautiful island location with different zones and beaches to explore in about 40mins. Hotel is smart and modern and interesting. Easy reach Hotel ferry 2-3 mins to the town and back included in Hotel stay. Range of optional excursions - we did the sunset Dolphin boat via Tui (same price 150kn from all local boats). Nice Venetian architecture in the town. Fish picnic was also nice. Water sports available too. Room - Main hotel, Floor 2 looked out on the rear trees and gardens which was sunny in the afternoons. Good air-con, unusual modern bathroom with glass doors. Great standard of cleaning, and bed comfort. TV was mainly Croatian, or America (NCIS/Pawn Stars). Good size room and bed with free safe (digital). Very comfortable. Our children (16 & 18) were 2 doors down with identical layout. Hotel - great friendly service throughout. Easy check in and out with plenty of staff - a general feature I would say. Pool Bar was friendly (thanks Aleksandra) although more bins would have helped at peak periods, including recycling bin for all the plastic bottles and cups? Pool was fun with large slide and smaller slide taking up quite an area roped off for safety. Could be crowded with people and ball games (not supposed to be allowed) but we nipped over to the Malo sandy beach area behind the pool for a quieter dip in the sea. Sun beds were provided but there was some towel reservation going on early morning. Aqua aerobics was well supported but again took away more of the pool for a time each morning and afternoon. Oliva Grill was good and shady with prompter service than the Terrace Bar. All staff were helpful and friendly - tasty chicken shish kebabs and toasties were a favourite. Castle and infinity pool were fab! Evening entertainment was provided of varying quality, luckily not the same people every night, and the fireworks night was spectacular. Acoustic trio was good, most music was 20-40 years old. We chose just to observe it all in the Terrace Bar. Drinks package - we had read about this so after working out the price on the first night we decided the standard package would be cheaper over the holiday. Our 9 days allowed us to get the soft drinks, and certain measures of beer and wine (you charge it to your room which is then discounted if you have the package). It ensured we got still water on the package every day as this was only offered at breakfast. It is unusual not to have water on the table these days. Slight complications arise as the drinks package doesn't include some of the locations around the Hotel... so we bought the food from the Oliva Grill and got the drinks from the pool bar during the day (take away). Not sure why they do it this way, and we were presented with every paper receipt at the end of the holiday to check!! The Buffet Restaurant - as serial AI holidayers, we were used to this sort of thing. Breakfast was a great buffet, and catered for everyone. Evening meal always included freshly grilled fish or meats. Lovely salads, vegetables, regional dishes available. Excellent buffet. The half board basis of the people at this Hotel meant that dinner was busy and quite often crowded. Unlike other similar Hotels you were not shown to a seat but had a free for all - we were lucky and Borka looked after our needs in the adults only section (not strictly observed). This made the eating area seem more busy with people looking for seats, and getting their food. We came down at 8pm most nights.Water jugs on the tables is a must for modern holidayers. The Hotel areas are lovely and we enjoyed the high quality of the surroundings. We really enjoyed our stay, and used the ferry several times during the stay. Its just very little tweaks I suppose that could give that final extra flourish to our excellent relaxing experience. Thank you Hotel Isabella!More
Perfect family holiday
I almost don't want to share how great this hotel is, as don't want it to be discovered by more people. We never normally return to places but have already booked for next year. The whole island is wonderful, the hotel, facilities, food, staff, cleanliness, views are all great. It's ideal for families with children of all ages as has so many facilities and staff who genuinely care for children. If I was going as a couple would avoid peak school holiday times as gets noticeably busier as the school term ends.More
Fabulous hotel ... just a few niggles
Ok so this is one of the most nicest locations and cleanest and friendliest places we have ever stayed. A superb destination. Staff are amazing and helpful. Buffet is fab. Lots to do. Nice pool scene. Quite busy so grab a sunbed asap. Lunch and drinks can be pricey as a captive audience. We aren't big drinkers so the "drinks package" didn't suit us. BUT, a few annoying things - still giving it a 5 star top rating mind ... mostly my observations/hopes : Foreign parents let their children run wild all around the restaurant, some scooting around the lovely reception and lounge area or coming in totally dripping wet from the pool - NO! Our room is lovely but the interconnecting door - which we are not using - isn't soundproof so we can hear all that loudmouths Sharon and Darren are doing and saying next door along with their badly behaved kids!! Bathroom is divided by a glass partition which is odd and isn't soundproof or peekproof! Wish that places offered dining and rooms options for parents with kids aged 10 + to avoid toddler tantrums as parents do not deal with their own kids - arggggh! When mine were little and screamed I would take them outside to calm them. Adult only areas are available. Watched a "well-to-do" Brit couple drinking expensive wine at dinner whilst their 3 kids aged 4,6,8 ran riot all over the restaurant dropping food and crockery !! As a hotel you can't really tell off the parents/clients can you ??? Stayed in a hotel in Belgium where they put up signs in the bedroom corridors "quiet between 11pm-8am" Still party on all night at the bar/disco etc but respect other guests when you return to the room. If only..More
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