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.
Facilities ► View all
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 Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These superior twin rooms are designed with a contemporary style. There’s a balcony overlooking the sea. You’ll also have air-conditioning from May to October and Wi-Fi access. You’ll also find 1 extra bed in the bedroom which is a sofa-bed only suitable for a child.
Main Building Superior Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These superior twin rooms come with a balcony overlooking the sea. You’ll also have air-conditioning from May to October and Wi-Fi access.
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Wonderful week on Isabella island
Valamar Isabella hotel is in one of the prettiest locations I have ever stayed. The hotel itself is lovely it is not like a trendy boutique hotel but it is modern enough. As you approach the island from Porec the hotel is in facing you on the Island and it looks simply stunning. The reception area is gleaming the staff on reception are so friendly and polite and you quickly get your suitcases and taken up to your room. The rooms are really nice the corridors and rooms are carpeted so it is all fairly quiet. The rooms are very modern as is the shower and toilet facilitates. Spotlessly clean and great balconies. The dining areas are good once again spotlessly clean help yourself to the food which is varied always hot and delicious. The main pool is good pool towels supplied, always plenty of sun beds available and the top pool ( in the 5* area) has an infinity pool you get padded cushions for the sun beds there and also an eating place more expensive than the dining area by the main pool but not too bad. The staff here are amazing they work so hard they seem to start at 6am and clean until all hours the place is immaculate. There is entertainment but fairly mundane trio's playing or singing but Wednesday night is gala night, well worth staying to see it is a good show followed by fireworks spectacular. During the day and in the evening you can get the free ferry boat across to Porec, which is a really nice harbour and town. Boat trips available plenty of new and old buildings and eating places once again very clean. What sold it for me was the Island itself, you can walk round it in about 40 minutes all the way around it is so lovely beautiful greenery flowers and steps here and there taking you down to secluded little rocky areas to sunbathe and watch the world go by. Near the main pool ate areas to sunbathe by the sea one man made sandy beach and other areas with platforms and steps into the sea. The sea is crystal clear. Of an evening from your balcony you can see across to Porec and all the different coloured lights reflect onto the water. There were a lot of families with young children here there is a toddler pool and animation team. I would say it is suitable for young people and families and couple like ourselves.More
Does what it says on the tin and more!
Stayed for a week at this resort and had read a large number of reviews before visiting on a 4* family holiday with our three and a half year old son. Positives Easy access to Porec town with use of regular boat taxi Fantastic facilities for children of all ages Great food and choice for all as one of our party was a vegetarian Staff very helpful and want to make your holiday a good experience Rooms have loads of storage and everything you need including free use of a room safe and a fridge Quality shower and bath Island is set out very well and landscaped beautifully Inside and outside gyms - free use of Negatives (very, very few) Sun loungers in certain areas you have to pay for and think this could be better outlined in those areas with better signage Evening meals a little hectic with people all over the place with plates and food and worry that there may be an accident with hot food - wonder if things could be better coordinated? Drink packages quite expensive and not worth taking unless you are a serious, serious drinker This is a seriously top quality resort with something for everyone whether you are a married middle age couple, young family or it's your first holiday as a couple. One of its strengths is its diversity of customer and how you feel valued and treated by all staff when there. I thought when we booked that this it was quite expensive but on reflection it was great value for money and worth what we paid. Make sure you go having lost some weight as the food is top notch and caters for all tastes. My wife is vegetarian but did not have the same thing twice during our week. There is an excellent salad bar to start with and I normally don't do desserts but couldn't resist as they were so varied and good. This resort has quality and class at every turn from you being met off the bus and boat taxi to when you arrive to when you leave on your final day. Bizarrely the staff genuinely seem happy to work there and want to help where they can and make your holiday a memorable experience. Have and will be recommending to everyone I know. The reviews and stats on this resort don't lie! More
Perfect Family Holiday
I had high hopes for this hotel and resort and I was not disappointed. It was exactly what we were looking for, the perfect blend between family friendly at the hotel and some cobbled streets, history, shopping etc. in the resort or Porec. The children’s facilities are excellent (but not in your face) as you can take them or leave them. We did a few things and enjoyed them. There are adult only areas on the island and I think couples can have a relaxing break here too. The slides at the swimming pool were brilliant and kept our almost 5 year old daughter entertained for most of the day every day. There was a shaded baby pool and a infinity pool for adults at the other side of the island. Everything on the island is easy walking distance, although it is based on a hill. We stayed in a villa which had a partial sea view. I liked this as it gave us more privacy than the hotel and was less noisy in the evening. The food was good, gets a little repetitive after a week but there is plenty of choice so you just have to mix it up a bit. The service in the main and pool restaurant was very good. The bar service in the main restaurant was excellent and a lot of other venues could learn from this. I was a novice to half board and didn’t realise that didn’t include drinks with your evening meal, however in my opinion it was not worth buying the extra drinks package as we were cheaper just paying as we went. The house wine was very nice. The villas also had a small fridge to store some refreshments for drinks on the balcony. The supermarket on the mainland is a short walk from where the free boat drops you off. Porec is a lovely little town and we would have spent more time there without a young child. We found a great little art gallery down a side street, just up from a lovely café called Basilica Bacchus. I liked that you could pick up original souvenir’s that were not all mass produced tat you normally find in holiday resorts (but there is some of that if you like.) We did one day trip to Venice via Venica Lines, there are many stalls on the waterfront selling tickets a lot cheaper than Thomspon (Thompson will charge you for a child on the boat but Venica lines do not and everyone goes on the same boat.) The lady on the waterfront gave us good advice about Venice, we paid her a small deposit and the rest just before we boarded the boat. Some people say don’t do a day trip to Venice but we didn’t go look in all the museums and galleries, personally I loved our day there but getting back out the sweltering heat to quieter Croatia was bliss. I hope you enjoy the Isabella and Porec as much as we did. I like to go different places every year as it’s good to try new things but something tells me I will be back here.More
Wow wow wow !!!!! Amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fantastic beautiful hotel ..stunning surroundings. Beautiful food , excellent staff, a massive massive thank you to your maro kids staff truly amazing , my children adored you all !!!! Better than any family hotel i have ever visited inc sensatori and family life .. perfect all rounder . Well done brilliant time xxxxx Pool opened at 9 .. no queues for towels sunbeds / bliss More
very profesional stuff on luxury isolated island
Recommended to those who do not want to be disturb by thousands of tourists (situation when you do not have to put a towel is not possible on this island) ... very nice newly renovated hotel with seawater pools, children's beaches, pleasant staff, in any case for the one who can afford to stay at this island - highly recommended!More
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