Rates are half-board and include daily buffet breakfast and buffet dinner in the main restaurant (excluding drinks)
Prime location on Porec’s palm-lined seafront promenade
Pleasant à la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine from a waterside terrace
Hotel beach on the nearby island of Sveti Nikola is served by regular taxi-boat
What To Know
The hotel is not luxurious, but it is smart, comfortable and functional with an excellent location
This is an adults-only property; children 16 and under are not permitted
Front rooms, overlooking the seafront promenade, can be noisy in peak season
Check out is at 10 a.m.
Parking on site
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Adults-only seafront retreat with nautical flourishes on the tiny peninsula of Porec in northern Croatia
In a prime position on Porec’s palm-lined seafront promenade, Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino is fronted by a wooden terrace with palms, big white parasols and boxy white-wicker sofas. Inside, the spacious no-fuss lobby has a subtle nautical theme, dotted with blue cushions and black-and-white photos of sail boats. The look is solid, sensible and sun kissed.
Bed & Bath
Rooms have wooden floors, generous beds with a choice of pillows, ample pine wardrobes, and blue-striped armchairs. Bathrooms are basic with beige tiles and either a shower or bathtub – specify if you have preferences. Suites are more spacious and have sea views (some with balconies), plus a living area with a cream leather sofa (making an extra bed), and a coffee-maker. It’s not a boutique hotel in the true sense, as the rooms all have the same décor and furnishing.
A plentiful buffet breakfast is laid out in the ground floor dining room: Fresh fruit, yogurts, pancakes, oven-warm croissants, plus eggs cooked to order. The Spinnaker restaurant offers more personalized dining, serving Mediterranean dishes such as sea bass carpaccio with wild asparagus at waterside tables, overlooking the boats moored up along the quay, while the nearby Parentino wine-bar offers wine tasting under the auspices of a sommelier. A private beach on the nearby islet of Sveti Nikola is served by regular taxi-boat.
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino
Obala maršala Tita 15
Porec, Hrvatska Croatia
How to Get There
Flights are available to Pula Airport (PUA) via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from Pula Airport (PUA), about 37 miles away, are approximately $107 to $120 per vehicle (accommodating up to eight passengers), each way, and can be arranged through the property. Alternatively, taxis to/from PUA are approximately $60, each way.