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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Food & Drink
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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.
Rooms ► View all
main building double room with balcony
These light and airy rooms are decorated in neutral tones with light wood furniture. You'll find a balcony, air-con and TV. The extra bed is only suitable for a child.
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.
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Great food, clean and tidy rooms, breathtaking view, beautiful nature, friendly staff (especially chef Juro :)). The only "negative" thing is that we stayed there in early spring so we could not enjoy all the benefits of the resort (swimming in the pool and in the sea).More
Do not use laundry service - if you need your stuff
So this is not my first time on the st. Nikola island and I do confirm all good said about this hotel, beautiful nature, kind stuff BUT if you give them your shirts just for ironing service you will have to attend your meetings in the t-shirt because service as i was told by receptionist takes up to 48h to be finished. They apparently send laundry to the coast and do not do it on island. So my suggestion is bring your hot pressing equipment with you to this 5 star hotel. PS im still waiting for my shirts, and thinking about buying new ones and sending bill to hotel. More
Best resort in Europe
This was one of the best resorts that my family has ever been to. They staff treats everyone like royalty, the kids had an amazing time, and with the drink packages adults have a great time too lol. A very relaxing time and lots for the kids to do. More
This is s gem of a place. Just a short ride over the bay 5 minutes from Porec town. Very peaceful setting in woods on a island. Lots of nice walks . Man made beach other than that it is bathing from the rocks. Food excellent lovely friendly staff. Rooms good size although balconies not huge. Porec is wonderful lovely town and plenty of places to take boat trips to. This is a perfect hideaway but easily to get to town and surrounding areas.More
Perfect location for a relaxing holiday
A stunning location and beautiful hotel make this a great location for a Croatian experience. Set on a small island that overlooks the harbour of Porec, the Valamar Isabella has the best of both worlds; a five minute ride on a private ferry means that you can visit and experience the mainland and the quaint and ancient town centre of Porec but you then have the luxury of sitting in one of the many island's many vantage points under an umbrella whilst you watch the world go by in the harbour and along the seafront from the other side. The Island boasts both a 4* and a 5* star hotel. Whichever you choose, the rooms are comfortable, well-appointed and extremely well maintained. From checking in at reception, you get the impression of being welcomed and looked after, and during our 11night stay, every single member of staff that we met was friendly, helpful and courteous. There's a real feel of exclusivity in this hotel, but not in a snobbish way; but in a special way. The restaurants and beach bars are well-staffed and the food is plentiful and of really good quality. If you don't fancy the buffet style dinner every evening, then there is the opportunity to upgrade to the A La Carte in the 5* resort. Alternatively, the little hotel ferry runs every 15 minutes or so until Midnight and there are lots of places to eat and drink in Porec. Porec is a lovely old town, it has the obligatory gift shops and restaurants but it is in the main, largely unspoiled. The locals take great pride in their town and as a result, it is spotlessly clean. You would be hard pressed to find a piece of litter anywhere! If you are a Party Animal, then I would suggest that this is not the place for you, as evenings are more sedate and low key; but if rest and relaxation in a beautiful location is what you are after, then I suggest that you give it a try. We visited in late September 16 and we have just booked to go back again in September this year. 226 days and counting!More
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