Otilija B&B : Porec, Croatia"

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQ regarding Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast that may help you get the information you are looking for. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

Accommodation

1. When is the ckeck-in and check-out time?
Check-in time is after 3 pm, and check-out time is before 12pm. However, if you arive eariler, or want to leave later you can leave your lugage in the hall and we will take care of it while you take advantage of one more day at the beach.
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2. My flight is in the afternoon. Is it ok to leave my luggage in the hall after I checked out?
Absolutely.
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3. When is breakfast served?
The brekfast is served between 9:00am and 10:00am.
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4. Do I need to reserve the barbeque and garden dinning table before using it?
We would appreciate a day's notice in order to avoid conflict with other guests who wish to use the amenities.
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Facts about Porec and Croatia

1. How is the climate in Porec, Croatia?
The local climate is mild, free of oppressive summer heat. The month of August is the hottest, averaging 30 C in conditions of low humidity, while January is the coldest with an average of 5C.
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2. What is the currency used in Croatia?
Kuna (HRK). Exchange rate: kuna per US dollar - 5.3735 (2007)
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3. What is the population of Croatia and Porec?
Croatia: 4,491,543 (July 2007 est.), Porec: 17,400
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4. What is the telephone area code for Porec?
052
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5. What is the postal code for Porec?
52 440
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6. What is the transportation like in Porec?
Road traffic is the primary form of transportation. Porec is well-connected with the rest of Istria and with larger cities such as Trieste(Italy), Rijeka, Ljubljana(Slovenia) and Zagreb. The nearest commercial airport is located in Pula.
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8. What is Istrian cuisine like?
Istrian cuisine shares much with Dalmatian cuisine. Along the coast, fish and seafood reign while the interior hills are devoted to their meat dishes. Scampi Buzara is a delightfully messy dish based on local scampi (prawns) stewed in a tomato and white wine sauce. Istrian pršut (dreied ham) is a point of local pride. Jota is another hearty soup based on beans, sauerkraut, potatoes, pork and bacon. Perhaps Istria's most famous gastronomic specialty is its truffles. Whether stirred into an omelette or combined with fresh pasta, a truffle meal in Istria is not to be missed! Istria is also famous wine region famous for it's Malvazija and Muscat wine. High quality olive oil is another gem of Istrian cuisine.
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9. What are some of the best beaches in Porec?
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10. What kind of shopping can I do in Porec?
The old town boasts a good selection of boutiques, souvenir shops and handicrafts as well as various waterfront stalls selling bric-a-brac and trinkets. There is also a regular food market.
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11. What sport activities/facilities are available in Porec?
Porec is a good location for water sports, there is a sailing school, bikes and scooters can be rented. Tennis is also a widely played sport with numerous tennis courts.
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Getting around

1. Do I need a car during a stay at Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast?
Our guest usually come with the car. As alternative we would recommend bikes as public transportation is not convenientlly accessible.
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2. Where is the nearest public transportation station?
500m for our house.
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3. How do I get to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast from Pula Airport?
You have choice of taking a bus or a taxi directly from the airport
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4. How do I get to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast from Porec Bus Station?
The most convenient way is to take a taxi.
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5. What is the taxi rate in Porec?
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Beaches in Porec

1. How far away is the closest beach to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast?
The closest beach is approximately 1km away from Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast.
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2. What are beaches like in Porec?
Most of the beaches in Croatia are pebble or rocky beaches. Also, there are concrete, plateau beaches that you had a chance to see on our photos. Plateau beaches stretch in strips usually in front of hotels. Between them are rocky and pebble beaches for people who like natural setting. There are no sand beaches in Porec and Istria. However, sand is likely to found as you go deeper in the water. In some places you will be able to stand in the sand. The closest beach to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast is concrete beach and is 1000m away. The most attractive pebble beaches in Porec are in Zelena Laguna (Green Lagoon) roughly 7km away from Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast.
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3. Are all the beaches in Porec public and is there any charge for entering the beach and using sunbeds?
Almost all beaches are public and free of charge. There are a few exceptions where beaches belong to the hotels and these beaches are accessible by hotel guests only. Some beaches offer sunbeds for rent at the price of approximately 3 euros.
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4. How far away is the closest beach to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast?
The closest beach is approximately 1km away from the house.
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5. How far away is the closest beach to Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast?
The closest beach is approximately 1km away from the house.
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Food

1. How much do I need to spend for food while in Porec?
Lunch/dinner in restaurant is around €10. Typical food is some sort of seafood or meat from the grill. Something on the go (hamburger, pizza slice, hot dog...) is approximately €5. For more information about Porec restaurants please visit following restaurant list.
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2. Is there a place nearby Villa Otilija Bed and Breakfast where I can buy groceries?
There is a basic grocery store about 300-400m from the house. You can get bread, milk, drinks, snacks there. The supermarket is about 1km away.
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Seasons in Porec

1. I am coming in September. What should I expect?
The temperature in Setember is in mid to high 20's. The sea is still warm and this is a favourite time for locals to go to the beach and have some rest after a long season. This is considered the end of the season, most of the guests are gone and it is much more quiet and relaxing than during July and August.
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