With just over 100 rooms, the Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino in Poreč is the perfect destination for travellers hoping to avoid the enormous corporate hotel scene, while still looking for excellent and professional service. This 4-star hotel has struck the perfect balance: a hint of pride at its Mediterranean heritage comes through in the décor of every room, while the lounge bar and terrace with a view of the harbour, the two restaurants and also the fitness and sauna facilities guarantee a modern atmosphere. Perhaps the biggest highlight however is the hotel’s own private stretch of beach, located just a 5-minute boat ride away on a nearby St. Nikolas Island. Beach hotel: travel by shuttle to an island beach
The Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino is located directly on the waterfront of the old Istrian fishing port of Poreč. Just a short boat ride away is St. Nikolas Island, also home to the Riviera’s sister hotel the Valamar Isabella Hotel, which offers Valamar guests exclusive access to its gorgeous stretch of private beach. Travel to the island with the hotel’s shuttle boat is free. The beach itself is typical for the local area, a pebble beach with glass-clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and sunbeds and parasols are available to rent for a small price. A kiosk also serves snacks and light refreshments. 4-star Hotel: the best service with all modern conveniences
The Valamar Riviera enjoys its status as a first-class hotel, and for good reason. One just has to witness the friendly staff in action, as they deliver quality service with a smile from the moment of arrival to the minute guests leave. The entire hotel is spotless, with a flexible team open to requests at any time, both at the reception and in the hotel restaurant. Not just the staff, but also the guestrooms provide everything a guest would need. Decorated with a Mediterranean palette of blues and whites, these well-lit, airy spaces are comfortable and clean, with a full array of facilities including iron and ironing board, LCD flat screen television, DSL connection, coffee and tea-making set, air-conditioning and heating. Each also comes with a modern tiled bathroom. Food & Drink: generous breakfast, show kitchen & fine dining
The main restaurant at the Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino is a buffet-style restaurant where the food is cooked right in front of your eyes. From breakfast to dinner, every delicious dish is freshly prepared for guests’ culinary enjoyment. For a high-class dining experience, choose the hotel’s gourmet Spinnaker restaurant, where a fine menu of Istrian and Mediterranean dishes are served à la Carte. Examples include the mouth-watering Fuži, a homemade pasta filled with truffles. A stylish lounge bar also waits with an extensive choice of drinks and an indoor and outdoor area. Sport & Leisure: beach holiday & boat trips
The phenomenal highlight of the hotel’s leisure facilities is definitely the private island beach. However, the indoor fitness room and sauna area are highly recommended for active guests looking to unwind. Speedboats and yachts are also available for hire directly from the hotel, for trips out onto the water. Location: between the docks and Old Town
The Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino is situated directly on the harbour promenade in Poreč, just 100m away from the Croatian town’s Old Town district. Bars and restaurants surround the hotel, offering all manner of dishes and entertainment. The harbour area is particularly vibrant at high season.