The local is off the beaten path in Pula which is nice. The parking is great at the hotel. Most of Pula has horrible parking which you pay for. This hotel you do not have to pay for it. The rooms are nicely equipped. The shower and provided toiletries were also very nice. The bed slept comfy. The tv was great with a couple of English news channels. AC works great which is nice after spending the hot day in the sun. Super friendly owner and wife work there. It felt like we were staying at mom's house and we joke it was mom and dad and sister working there.
So why not a five star? Couple of issues that did not make a huge deal but could have. We asked the young front desk lady to book us a taxi for an early morning for a ferry to Italy. It appears she forgot which made us run around to get there at the last minute early in the morning. Not a big deal, just I would make my own reservations and not worry others. There is a phone in the room that has local calls. Next issue, same young lady "lost" the room key when it was returned. The owner, who spoke limited English, was extremely worried about the key for over a day (note we left for Italy overnight). She even forgot that we gave her the key after asking personally were the key was. Also about the keys, they are laid on the front desk when the staff goes out of the hotel. So anyone can have access to your room while your gone. Maybe there's no theft issue in the area of Pula but seems to me there's a breakdown when it comes to keys.
All in all- loved the hotel and would be back if in the Pula area again. Would recommend to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying a quiet location next to the pine tree forest and 200 meters from the sea, "Villa Vulin" is the first Croatian five-star boutique hotel and generally one of the rare hotels with such high ranking. Our services make difference between a hotel accommodation and a luxurious accommodation on an attractive location. Pleasant atmosphere and service have always attracted a wide range of customers, who are always very important to us. You might easily be among them, next to presidents, actors and other people who have indebted us with their lifework. The "Villa Vulin" is more than an accommodation, it is a majestic experience. All our deluxe suites are fully equipped and feature a terrace with seating area, as well as a living room with a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD, mini bar, safe. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The historic core of Pula is 2.4 km away. Pula Airport is located 9 km from the property. Laundry, dry cleaning and an ironing service are available at a surcharge. ... more less
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