Family Hotels in Croatia: Hotel Valamar Tamaris

Best family hotels Croatia are hotels adapted to family needs. Family hotels Croatia offer family rooms, full board meal plans, entertainment and activities for all age groups. Compared with big family resorts in Egypt, Turkey or Spain, the best family hotels Croatia are probably lagging behind. But family hotels Croatia have some of their own advantages. Family hotels in Croatia are not located in some remote resorts, where you spend your vacation without even experiencing local life. Family hotels in Croatia are often located within walking distance from the town, and you live and breath with locals. Croatia is also easily reachable by car from major European markets. It means you get to drive to your destination rather than fly. It is more convenient, and more often than not, cheaper for families than flying.

Family Hotels in Croatia: Hotel Sol Garden

Family Hotels Croatia / Photo Credit: Sol Garden Istra

Frank's list of the best family hotels Croatia

Hotel Diadora is a 4star, family hotel located in Punta Scala Resort, 20min drive from Zadar. Hotel Diadora is owned and managed by Falkensteiner, an Austrian hotel group. Children area, fitted for kids aged 3 to 12, spread over 1.000 m2, making Diadora one of the best family hotels Croatia has on offer. Hotel features 250 family rooms and suites, spa & wellness center, beach, and an outdoor pool with a huge water slide. Room comes with full board meal plan, including nonalcoholic beverages, wine and beer.

Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel & Residence is a family hotel located on the Lanterna peninsula, 10 km away from Porec. This is huge resort featuring 319 rooms, 71 family suites, 37 grand family suites and 86 fully-equipped villas. Hotel offers small wellness center, two outdoor pools, beach. Meal plan includes full board with nonalcoholic drinks, local alcoholic drinks, beer and wine included. There is a daily children entertainment for different age groups. Excellent value for money.

Island Hotel Istra is located on the island St. Andrew, just 15 min boat ride off the coast of Rovinj. Hotel has 326 rooms and suites in the main building and 32 suites in the annex. There is a beautiful spa and wellness center, indoor and outdoor pools, nice pebble beach, mini club for different age groups. The island is car free. Nature is beautiful.

Hotel & Residence Sol Garden Istra is located in Umag. This is a large complex with 491 rooms and suites, and excellent pool area and sport center. There is a daily children entertainment for different age groups. Children can enjoy free ice creams, soft drinks and snacks throughout the day. For adults, there is a spa and wellness center.

Hotel Marina is located on the east coast of Istria. It features 182 rooms, nice spa & wellness center, children playground and a mini club for kids aged 4 to 12. Village beach is located 30 meters from the hotel. It is a beautiful pebble beach, but very crowded. Hotel offers full board meal plan with nonalcoholic drinks,local wine and beer included during the meals. Cheaper than the rest, but also offering less facilities and activities.

Hotel Vespera is a family hotel located on the island of Losinj. Hotel has 404 rooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor children pools. It has daily entertainment program for children, mini clubs for different age groups, all day child care, and baby corner.

Hotel Valamar Club Dubrovnik is located on the peninsula Babin Kuk, 15 min bus drive from Dubrovnik old town. This is a 3star hotel and not as good as the rest of the family hotels Croatia. However it is really the only family hotel in Dubrovnik. Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, daily entertainment for children, and a full board meal plan with drinks included. Hotel features 338 rooms.