About Hotel Mediteran Plava Laguna
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- public wifi
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- currency exchange
- english amenities
- fax photocopying
- 24 hour front desk
- shared lounge tv area
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- german amenities
- italian amenities
- gift shop amenities
- bicycle rental
- table tennis
- kids activities
- paid private parking on site
- horseback riding amenities
- atm on site
- tv rtr planeta russia
- water park off site
- croatian amenities
- mini golf
- saltwater pool
11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY
"I don't think I can say anything wrong about this hotel. It is listed as a three star, but definitely more four star.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean; the staff are extremely accommodating, the location is perfect and of course the fantastic weather we had in late September early October did help.
The food is excellent and drinks are included with your meal; you have a choice of eating inside or outside. We chose outside because we like that atmosphere and of course we smoke. This option is a bonus for smokers. Yes I know smoking is not fashionable, but neither is it illegal.
The pool area, although smallish is well laid out and cleaned every night. The outside sitting areas are very comfortable, offering shade when required. There is also comfortable inside sitting areas and because the hotel is quiet and relaxing these are great places to catch up on some reading
There was entertainment every evening despite being late in the season. A good selection of drinks served by very accommodating waiters; most of whom spoke reasonable English and just about every other European language.
We had a great view over the pool which extended to a sea view; the location in the pine trees just made it idealic. You can walk into Porec or take the Noddy Train and Porec itself is a lovely little place.
Our Rep Elsbeth, was absolutely brilliant, although of Scottish origin she has lived locally for many years and speaks the language fluently, which proved to be very useful for me because I needed to attend hospital after a reaction to an insect bite [hey, what can I say, I'm sensitive]. The hospital was brilliant, free of charge unless you need Xrays and such like, fortunately I didn't. Elsbeth also has a great deal of local knowledge that you wont find in the brochures, so she really was the person to go to; in fact the reps from other companies also consulted her.
Overall, a fantastic hotel, fantastic holiday and Porec really is worth visiting in my opinion. A great place to chill, relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
Tish & Pam Sheffield UK"
- Travel date: Tue 10th of July 2012
"went to porec with portland holidays, stayed at the hotel mediteran 13th to 20th may 2008, very good hotel, lovely well kept gardens surround the hotel and very clean inside.we paid app Â£34 to upgrade our room to pool and sea view it was well worth it. room a good size and great views.cannot fault the meals! (need to loose a few pounds now!) and wine ,beer with evening meal included in price.some food cooked fresh in front of you! drinks a little pricey in hotel bar and just a band played each evening. only 15 minute walk into pretty porec, which we enjoyed very much, nice cobbled streets etc, lovely walks each direction from the hotel,sea so clean.good restaurant above the diving club for lunch. we took boat trip to venice, well worth it, and it does not smell! about 2 1/2 hour crossing, you need passport and euro,s for there.so much to see! shame weather was cloudy! alot of tourists and expensive , but what a fantastic place. would go back there , also to porec, croatia is a beautiful unspoilt country...lets hope it stays that way!"
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of June 2008
"The hotel was clean and tidy and looked modern, excluding the bathrooms which are in desperate need of a re-vamp. The food was excellent however it was manic in the evenings. The waiters obviously work long hours and very hard however a smile would not have hurt now and again. The drinks in the hotel were expensive especially the soft drinks. approximately Â£1.70 (170 kunas) for a small coke. To add rum it was just an extra 20p.
We only managed to get a sun lounger around the pool when it was raining as towels had been placed on them by 6am in the morning. Sadly the pool was quite small so no inflatables or balls were allowed in and no drinks were allowed around the pool.
The sea was only a 2 minute walk away and again sun loungers are hard to come by, but if you look hard you may find one. The sea was clean and excellent for snorkelling.
Porec was a busy town with lots to see and tasting the ice cream is a must. The costal path was lovely to walk along and the train is great if you can get on it as it was busy. The resort is ideal for young families and couples of all ages looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday. The majority of holiday makers are not English and conversation with others can be difficult.
The surrounding area is beautiful and the hotel as a whole was really nice and would definitely go back to Croatia again."
- Travel date: Wed 29th of August 2007
Great Hotel, good location
"Just had a great holiday at the Hotel Mediteran, Porec. We went with Portland Holidays Direct. In our opinion the hotel is far better than the 3-star rating suggests - it is very light and airy with an abundance of public seating areas, an adequate pool area and salt water pools. For anyone preferring the sea it is only a few minutes walk to several paved bathing areas and a small shingle beach, but care must be taken as entry points to the sea are quite slippery in places and the sea bed is rocky. Lots of water sports and children's playgrounds are available all the way from the hotel, via the coastal path, to the town of Porec and in the other direction towards Zelena Laguna. The coastal path is quite well lit at night and we felt no threat walking home from the town at midnight. There is a fairly frequent tractor train service available for about 15 kuna. Porec city itself is very attractive and welcoming with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants - most of which are reasonably priced - ice cream parlours providing inexpensive and tasty Albanian ice cream.
The hotel has good quality entertainment at night and many daytime activities should you require them. Accommodation is roomy and very clean and the food extremely good with a wide variety of choice for anyone. The staff could not do enough for you and speak many languages adequately - you only have to ask if you have any problems. We mentioned that one or two of the lights on the coastal path were not working and this was remedied by the next morning.
We were so impressed by the hotel and resort that we will deinitely being returning in the very near future.
Jill and Jim Rey"
- Travel date: Fri 17th of August 2007
"Porec pronounced Poresh,
As previous trip advisors say it is an above average hotel, food plentiful in a buffet style restaraunt which is clean but showing its age. We stayed three nights as part of a package with a well known British travel company. The rooms vary in size. Ours was at the front and although clean and modern had permanently closed louvres on the outside of the window and heavy curtains so the room was a little darkish. We did have a mini balcony with access door. Generally it was OK. Our friends across the channel always get up early to grab the sunloungers by the pool as usual. The beaches are non existent and are very rocky indeed, this time of year the grass around the sea areas is non existent due to the scorching heat. Generally speaking a good hotel for a short stay, finding new things to do every day can be limited or very expensive. Photos in previous comments are a true reflection around May to June time."
- Travel date: Fri 20th of July 2007
Manic and unusual eating experience!!!
"We took our meals here H/B whilst renting a self-catering 4* appartment, which I have written a separate review about. The hotel lobby area is big and multi level. the reception staff are helpful - it's like a busy street. Plenty of organised activities for the guests, young and old. They call it "animation"! Music in the evening, a bit old-fashioned, the Germans like to do proper quick-step, rumba and all that. Bring your cash, if you are not resident within the hotel itself, but dining there like we were - they have no flexibility over charging drinks at the bar to your room. The whole area is run by one company, but no systems in place other than offering H/B in your price. Visa is NOT widely accepted in this area and there is one cash machine at the bottom of the hill. If that breaks down, (like it did for a day with us) you have a long walk ahead. Sports facilities were NOT included in the price, and I found the guys at the sport kiosk bordering on the rude.
Anyway foodwise: For the English palette I would say families will not be disappointed, but the scurrying around of evreyone in high season would mean that you would have to watch the kids don't get knocked over! We laughed and compared it to have your meals every day in the middle of Oxford Street ! Everyone was milling around all the food servery areas in all directions, and queuing for the frying pan chef in the mornings. There are a number of meat, dessert, cold food, hot food areas, and you've got hand it to the Croatians they like to mix and match and feed the tourist ranks with a certain joyless resignation and efficiency. I didn't meet one Croatian who seemed to enjoy their job. There are flowing drinks machines, wine, beer, cola ( very good, like the Real thing!) You are seated promptly, if a little authoritatively - felt a bit like a structured cattle market overall! The staff were churning out the hot food like anything, emphasis in the management was on not running out of anything and replenishing the vast trays of food.
First morning the pan chef was frying what looked like a ton of mushrooms on a 4ft pan, second morning fried eggs, for 2 hours with a constant stream of takers - then right after you've loaded your plate with the fruits of his labour you have white and sparkling wine on your left in coolers, a type of champangne AND for breakfast! Be careful or you will go to the beach feeling worse for wear by 10am! There is a dizzy mix of continental meats, cheeses, and olives, next door is fruit , with the butter and marg, then cereals, yogurt, 15 baskets of bread, croissants, crackers. Then there's greasy scrambled eggs and tiny squares of thick cooked fatty bacon, rather thicker than what we would dress a salad with and tough in the mouth. Tea and coffee machines are close but at the other end. But it fills you up. The decor is very dated 70's, and not exactly relaxing if you get my drift! Lots of busy "clearer-uppers"
Dinner again some more frantic dining. Food here I see has been popular with Trip Advisors, and I will say there is something for everyone and no-one will leave hungry! Croatian food is a fusion of South German/ Italian/ English/Russian. Check out the meat counter carefully and do ask what's what. They usually have two men there to deal with queries! What looks like chicken can be fish, and what looked like pork was rabbit, along with the real things, and beef braised. They have liver and onions! Drinks are flowing again in the eveningand the kids just loved the never ending stream of available coke, and for the adults wine and beer ( and it's not bad at all!) There's ice cream and desserts I found very sweet, and bit "plastic" cream-ish. Personally, after 4 days, eating there was too much of a manic affair overall, and with a tiny bit of people regimentation from the staff, the place would do justice to any army camp. I simply could not stand this for a week, or even longer, but that's me. At least I didn't have to cook, and wash-up....."
- Travel date: Tue 21st of November 2006
Very good hotel, fantastic food
"We spent nice 2 weeks in this hotel. The room was clean and tidy, but rather small - this is why I also recommend to everybody to add 2 euros per day and take bigger room with sea view.
The location of the hotel is perfect - there is something for everybody: swimming pool, rocky beach, "cultivated" rocky beach, sunny rocks, woody shades... The sea was clean and hot - this is the area with a lot of blue flags. Downtown Porec is 15 mins of walk away, and you walk all the time by the sea.
The food in the hotel was exceptional, far above the hotel three-star class. Many kinds of vegetables, fruit, meat, sea food... are served every day.
The weather in August was "tricky" - we had two days with low temperature, heavy rain and strong wind, like it was February, but then again, tomorrow we were swimming in the sea and got sunburns.
We will surely come back to this hotel, just next time, we might come in July..."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of November 2006
Nice time in nice hotel
"My husband and I live in Bosnia-Herzegovina, so we usually spend at least part of our holiday every year somewhere in Croatia. This is mostly Makarska Riviera, but this year we decided for the first time to go north - to Istria. We found this hotel on the web, and got some recommendation from friends.
Hotel is large (300 rooms), and situated in very nice place. It is situated in 'Plava laguna' (Blue lagoon), in the middle of pine forest, 20 minutes walking distance from the town. You can walk to Porec, or use nice touristic train, one-way ticket is 1,4 â¬. Rooms are clean, but pretty small and toilets need to be restaurated a.s.a.p. There is no air-condition, but as we spent 10 days here in august, it was already not too hot. Rooms have cable-TV, with 15 channels. If possible, try to get seaside-view, it absolutly worths to pay 2 â¬ extra. Hotel staff is very kind, everybody speak Italian, English and German, and reception-staff also Russian. Food is buffet-style, very rich and including fresh fruits, as well as free-of-charge drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks). Swimming pool is nice, clean, with salt water, but a little bit small for 300 rooms in hotel... Sun beds and umbrellas are free-of-charge, but you have to get up early in order to 'make reservation' (leave towel on it).
Beach is 5 minutes walking distance, concrete. You can rent sun beds for 2,7 â¬ per day. If you don't like sun, you can spend time on grass, in nice natural shadow, just few meters from the see... Very important is that most beaches in this region have 'blue flag' as very clean.
If you are sport-type, you can enjoy some water sports, as well as tennis, volley beach, table tenis. They have also some programs for kids.
You can enjoy entertainment/music on hotel's terrace every night, with special program 1-2 times per week. Or, you can sit in 'Havana' bar, in hotel, and drink some nice cocktails. Or, you can go to Porec...
Porec is nice old town, with small narrow streets in which you can find plenty of stores with nice souvenires. Euphrasius Basilica is under UNESCO protection and it is situated in the midle of old town. Many nice restaurants and caffe bars offer nice and not expencive food and drinks. You can get very nice full dinner for 20-30 â¬. Or, if you like, you can also go to some steak house and eat even for 10 â¬. Coffey is 0,8 â¬ cappuccino 1,4 â¬ beer 2 â¬ alcohol cocktails 5-6 â¬..."
- Travel date: Wed 30th of August 2006
"Returned home this week form Porec. We wanted to make a return visit as we visited the area 22 years ago when the country was Yugoslavia and we were pleased to say that we weren't disappointed. The country is still very picturesque and the people very obliging and friendly. As Brits we were definitely in the minority in the hotel which suited us yet our needs were still met and understood. The hotel is very clean and spacious and even our room which slept 3 people was adequate in size. Unfortunately there wasn't any air conditioning which made the room hot at night but we left our balcony door open without fear of intruders and/or flying insects.... Food at meal times was excellent which so much choice and availability and the free drinks available were appreciated. The restaurant was on a buffet style service which meant you could have as much or as little as you wanted. Our son who is a fussy eater was accomodated with a choice of meal each time. The staff are friendly and helpful and all speak a little English with the reception staff being the most fluent. Spent most of our days by the pool which is large and has numerous sun loungers, although to make sure beds were available we had to join the 'Sunbed Brigade' and take our towels early in order to 'reserve' a bed each morning which we hated doing. A short walk leads to the beach where numerous sunbeds are available at a small charge and you can rest under the pine trees during the heat of the day. Also available at the beach are numerous sports activities including Para-fly and hiring of bikes. Porec is a 'olde worlde' town on the coast whith plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and stalls and shops and everyone serving in them was very welcoming. Even if you decided not to buy or were just browsing the people wre still as friendly and you didn't feel as if you'd wasted their time. All in all a very comfortable holiday in a lovely country with lovely people and we even managed to bring home some spending money as prices were reasonable. Well worth a visit........."
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of August 2006
Lovely location just outside Porec town
"We recently visited Croatia for the first time and were unsure what to expect. The Hotel Mediteran is bigger than those we normally stay in but it was clean and welcoming, if a little on the 70's side style-wise. Reception staff were really friendly and efficient.We paid extra for a sea view which was well worth the money- the hotel also has lovely grounds extending into a pine forest which shades the walkway running along the shoreline into POREC town - this walk took about 15 mins and was really pleasant. The food at the hotel is buffet style but there was a good choice -depending on when you arrived for dinner and breakfast. The food was tasty and well prepared, the staff serving it very friendly and helpful. ( wine and beer plus soft drinks were also included in the meal which was a nice surprise!)The hotel had entertainment everynight but we were happy relaxing with a book instead. Croatia itself is beautiful and we were able to take the- not too frequent- public bus to PULA to look around the Roman amphitheatre, a boat trip to Rovinj and the boat across to Venice. We really recommend a holiday here- beaches and towns are really clean, the people are lovely and happy to help without the cynical attitude you sometimes experience in tourist resorts."
- Travel date: Fri 24th of June 2005
"The hotel is situated in a nice spot next to the sea and it is only a five minute walk from the town of Porec. All the staff are friendly and there is a variety of food in the restaurant.
The Kids Club is well organised and you can meet many new friends from all over Europe.
It can get quite hot at night but leave the balcony door open and you will be ok.
Music from the hotel next door stays on untill about 11, but you only notice it when the Hotel Meditearan's local band finish competing with it.
There is a large swimming pool, but it is salt water and be sure to bring your goggles because if it goes in your eyes you will know about it.
Bring sensible shoes if you are planning on walking round the town because the paving slabs are made
of polished lime stone."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of October 2004