Could have done with minor repairs to thh shower but any problems were dealt with quickly. We found the restaurants werte good with friendly service and excellent food - wine was reasonable and a fair price.
Would return thre given the chance.
was a little disappointed that you had to pay for chairs etc round the pool!!
Entertained ourselves so not really bothered about what was on.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
The complex is about 2.5km from the city centre (70 kuna each way for taxi) and is built up of self catering apartments with a 3 star hotel and a 4 star hotel all in it. The studio apartment we had was quite small and very basic. The beds weren't that comfortable and there was no air conditioning.(found out later you can rent fans for 5 euros per night) The shower had only half a cubicle which meant that the floor got soaked everytime someone showered and the kitchen was very basic with two cooking rings (only 1 worked), a small fridge and basic utensils. There was no kettle or toaster, so very restricted to what you could cook.
The pool area is lovely. One large deep pool, one medium sized slightly shallower pool and a small dipping pool with a water slide attached. There is also another pool near the waters edge with a big hydro slide (inexpensive and good fun for kids)
You need to be at the sunbeds before 915 am (pool opens 9am) to get a lounger or chair. After that, there's not much room around the poolside. Loungers are payable (15 kuna each per day) but usuable all day so free to leave towel on them for lunch etc. There's an inexpensive restaurant and bar near the pool and good for snacks. This is where the main day and evening entertainment programme begins and ends, however everything is repeated in about six different languages and can become tedious at times during the day !
The entertainment team worked hard but I likened it to Butlins... Animation team doing nearly everything with few acts brought in. If you don't go to this, you aint missing much ! We'd rather find a good restaurant and make a night of it there. Plenty around the complex, our favourites were the day and night bar and the Sirena Taverna (part of Hystria hotel) There's also another fish restaurant along by the marina which was very good although expensive. Everything finishes by 11.30pm latest! so if you like to party hard, avoid this place like the plague! If the quiet life is what you prefer, then this is ideal as hardly any disturbance after midnight.
There are very few English here. Most are Italians, Croations, Russians or German. There's plenty of sports to do, if you're inclined (we found it too hot!) and the sea is lovely and warm to swim in.
We never saw a maid once during our stay although our towels were dumped in the room on two occasions (once without locking the door after them!) No change in bedding or a quick sweep/mop during the entire week. Prepare to have to do this yourself!.
There's a good supermarket on the complex which was reasonably priced and caters for all needs.
We took a taxi into Pula and was impressed with the city. Lots of nice shops and the amphitheatre is amazing and not expensive to enter and have a look around. You can get the local bus (2a or 3a)from outside the resort and near to the barriers but we chose a taxi as it rained hard the day we decided to go.
Overall... not a bad holiday for the price we paid, although we won't be rushing back!
Travel operator: Flyglobespan
studio was small but apt, we only slept in it and had breakfast. No sheet change while we were there but towels were. Restaurants on site we great all sold relatively the same and the same pricing and cheap, steak and egg plus extras
Travel operator: flyglobspan
Cooking facilities and utensils abysmal, very basic. As for the cleaners they were non-existant in our apartment although they were there. We had to ask at reception for a change of towels and got them on day 5. Also asked for toilet paper and told "first one free, rest you buy".
Wheeley bins were at the end of the block so we put rubbish in them after getting overrun with ants.
Also be careful with your washing when on grounnd floor as we had towels and shorts stolen first day.
Travel operator: balkan/easyjet
It's a shame because if the resort spent a bit of money it could be nice. And make sure its for families. The resort had lots of noisy teenagers.
The rooms were awful with the shower being the worse. I was concerened what I could catch if I didn't have shoes on in the shower. The provision of pots and pans etc was OK.
Just thought we did have a broken stair banister (nails showing) which took 2 days to fix after a heated discussion with the reception in which I felt any more complaints I was out.
Entertainment not for the British I'm affraid, if you get my drift.
Shops OK although typical self catering facilities. I was warned that I should not of gone but seeing the report in the brochure and having a young family thought it was ideal.
The holiday rep was superb having to put up with lots of complaints from several famiies.
Travel operator: Balkan Holidays
It was very much like a rundown holiday camp, and the whole complex needs major refurbishment. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a superior room over looking the bay as the complex was fully booked. Had we not have been upgraded, we would have spent the week cramped into the smallest studios I've ever seen.
Apart from the accomodation needing modernising and some cosmetic work, the cleaniness was also very sub-standard. Dirty crockery in the cupboards, crumbs in the fridge and hair in the shower.
The staff were not particularly friendly either, with the exception of one receptionist.
Travel operator: Golden Sun
The apartments were furnished to a very high standard and were spacious. The pools were large, clean and good fun for the children. There were lots of other people for the children and us to meet. However the facilities were never stretched and we never felt that it was crowded. The only downside was that the resort was a little bit out of town.
Travel operator: Thomson
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