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Melia Istrian Villas

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The apartment is very nice and modern. You cannot go wrong with the villas. Gread for avoiding the crowded standard hotels. The only complaint I would have is that the beach is not very comfty, not easy to bathe. The breakfast here is fine but not worth it's price and the crowd is almost overwhelming.

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GeneraManagerITU, General Manager at Melia Istrian Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jan B, Thank you for writing us the review of your stay at Meliã Istrian Villas. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation in our Villas and we hope you will be our guest again. You comments will be taken in consideration in the improvement of our services and I would like to thank you for them. Best...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 person villa. After initially booking a 4 person villa we requested a change upon arrival as the 4 person villa is very small and did not give us enough space for a family of 4 with children aged 9 and 12. The villa itself is quite nice but not as good as it looks in...

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GeneraManagerITU, General Manager at Melia Istrian Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. AndreaSweeney, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor portal. We are glad you enjoyed our Resort, restaurants and entertainment. I am sorry that our kitchen equipment did not fulfill your expectations and I am sorry for any inconveniences you might have had because of it. Kind regards to you and your family and...

Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 24 August 2016

really nice place. staying here with my wife and 2 kids. staying at a 2 bedroom villa. it is a 4 star hotel but could be 5 star. it has all the services. nice villas but you can feel that it is not the newest place. np with that. the only bad thing is the beaches. no good for peaple...

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GeneraManagerITU, General Manager at Melia Istrian Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Filip G, Thank you for writing us a nice review of your stay at Meliã Istrian Villas. We are happy you enjoyed our services and we are flattered by your compliments. The Stella Maris Resort offers a variety of beaches: stone, pebble and sand. Within walking or cycling distances there are lots of different beaches to choose from....

Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 21 August 2016

For the third consecutive year we stayed at the Melia Istrian Villas – this year at a Superior West Villa. In general the location is great, the way they built the Houses and the peace you find here is in my opinion unique in Croatia (and Istria) but I believe also in Europe for the dimension of the Resort. Service...

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Dear Marco, Thank you for beeing our loyal guest in Meliã Istrian Villas. We are very happy you enjoyed the beauty and relax our Superior West Villas provide. Also, thank you for sharing your experience with travellers from all around the world, I am sure it will be very helpful. We will take your comments in consideration and use them...

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect due to the mixed reviews. But all expectations have been exceeded. So firstly the minor Improvements, the hair dryer could do with an upgrade as the handle got hot. The shower screen could do with a bottom seal to stop water leaking finally if you use the sofa bed a blind in the...

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Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Meliã Istrian Villas for your vacation, and thank you for your wonderfull words about our Resort. We are very happy you liked our beaches, restaurants and all the beauties Umag has to offer. Your comments will be taken in consideration in the future improving the quality of our services. We feel proud we exceeded...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stayed 2 weeks in a lovely standard villa. They are lovely villas, all with a terrace, sunbeds and a table to eat outside. We had the sofa bed made up and a cot bed as well and there was loads of room. Bathroom, amenities, tv etc. Also a very full kitchen with everything you might need for a holiday...

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Dear Chebas, Thank you for writing us such a nice review about your stay in our Resort and sharing your experience. I am sure it will be very helpful for our future guests. We will take your nice words as a compliment, but also as motivation too further improve our services and make every guest feel like at home. We...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

For us it was not a perfect place. Too many people, loud music in the evenings (I guess coming from organized entertainment). It is a small holiday town where stop can find apartment houses and villas. If you have villa with sea view then it is ok, others you have to carefully book not to have swimming pool or a...

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GeneraManagerITU, General Manager at Melia Istrian Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Graz20, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that our Resort did not fulfill all your expectations. Stella Maris Resort is a very big resort with many guests and tourists especially in high season months. We hope that you had a nice stay in our Resort and that you have brought home some nice memories. Once again...

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Melia Istrian Villas are perfect for a family holiday. We had a villa with a seaview and the whole coastline in that area is stunning. There are loads of activities for the kids. Ours are 7 and 9 and they loved the inflatables in the Laguna, the water sports and pedalos and snorkelling in the sea! We hired bikes and...

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GeneraManagerITU, General Manager at Melia Istrian Villas, responded to this review

Dear Katiejamesjo, Thank you for choosing Meliã Istrian Villas for your vacation. Also, thank you for your nice words, we will use them as motivation in further improving of our services. We are happy you enjoyed the sea activities in our Resort. Thank you for your nice words about our coach Vanja, she will be very happy. Best wishes from...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I loved the park, its versatility provides something for everyone. Water activities and sports, crowded sunny beaches but also more quite beaches. Sun and shade can be found at the park. We loved the restaurant Mundoaka and enjoyed very good food and the view is gorgeous. The availability of a daily varied sports program of SO Sport with spinning, Zumba,...

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Dear Ryanne v, Thank you for beeing our guest and writting us such a nice comment. All the staff is happy that your vacation will be memorable. We will take your compliments as motivation in further improving our services and making every guest feel like at home. We have passed your compliments to Vanja about how satisfied you are, I...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We are 5, 2 adults, girl 14, and 2 boys 8 and 11, from Moscow, Russia. A few words about how to reach Melia Istrian villas, because it isn't so simple. The nearest airport is Pula, 90 km of a very good, new, modern highway, but you have to pay, because it is a paid road. But, in our case,...

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Dear Mr. Pavel L, Thank you for leaving us such a nice and detailed comment. It will be very helpfull to our future guests and other travellers. All the Meliã Istrian Villas staff and me are very happy you enjoyed in your vacation and have taken beautiful memories home. We are glad you enjoyed our restaurants, pools, veranda and all...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Melia Istrian Villas combine traditional Istrian architecture with modern comfort in a serene and tranquil setting. Located in the Stella Maris resort, the Melia Istrian Villas are surrounded by flourishing pine trees, steps from the Adriatic Sea. The property has 180 villas, including seven "Luxury" and 23 "Superior" villas. Each offers luxury and privacy for an unforgettable Istrian vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Istrian Villas

Address: Stella Maris - Stella Maris 8A, Umag 52470, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Istria > Umag
Price Range: $106 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Istrian Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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#1 Family Hotel in Umag
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Umag
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Umag
#4 Luxury Hotel in Umag
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