There are many great hotels in Croatia that are only now being discovered by visitors from the west, but the Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino particularly stands out.It is located in the town of Porec, which may not be a familiar name but is a fabulously situated town, located on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula and featuring its own small peninsulas, each one a mini-town of red-roofed buildings jutting out into the sea. Among the fine features of the town is the Euphrasian Basilica, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
The basilica is in the old town, as is the hotel and villa, located right by the seafront. This means many of the rooms offer outstanding sea views, and for those who really want to get away from it all, there is a free private boat transfer for guests to take them to the reserved beach on nearby Sveti Nikola Island.
As well as the beaches, the island offers great views back towards the town and also has two restaurants.All this makes it a fantastic holiday destination, with lots of history and heritage in the town and a chance to relax away from the crowds in private. Also nearby is the town’s matriona and the aquarium.However, it is also an excellent business destination, with the hotel offering a great range of facilities. There are state-of-the-art meeting rooms, along with full use of all dining and communication facilities at the hotel. Fine wines and dining will also help impress guests, be they staying for business or leisure. The location of the hotel close to all the town’s amenities means it is a great place for some shopping, with plenty of opportunities to find great gifts and souvenirs, as well as some distinctly Croatian items.With so many fabulous attributes, the hotel and villa is a great place to stay, providing a perfect combination of luxury, culture and the chance to get away from it all.