Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna

Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna

4.0 star property
4-star beach hotel with free water park, near Katoro Beach

7.8/10 Good

145 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $204
Price available on 07/10/2022
Katoro 19, Umag, 52470
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Free children's club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Katoro Beach - 4 min drive
  • ACI Marina Umag - 8 min drive
  • Umag Beach - 8 min drive
  • Portoroz Beach - 34 min drive
  • Izola Marina - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Pula (PUY) - 60 min drive
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) - 82 min drive
  • Koper Station - 40 min drive
  • Trieste (TXB-Trieste Train Station) - 46 min drive
  • Trieste Central Station - 46 min drive

About this property

Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna

Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna is a great choice for your beach stay in Umag, putting you near activities like surfing/boogie boarding, parasailing, and water skiing. The free water park and outdoor pool provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, and mani/pedis. Istarska Taverna, one of 2 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an indoor pool, a free kid's club, and a poolside bar. Fellow travelers like the pool and quiet guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Croatian Tourism Association (HUT - Croatia)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 198 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 1 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach access
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator

Languages spoken

  • Croatian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Body Holiday Wellness has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Istarska Taverna - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Buffet Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 11 and March 13.
This property will be closed from November 30 2021 to April 9 2022 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs EUR 1 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Croatian Tourism Association (HUT - Croatia).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Sol Garden Istra
Residence Sol Garden Istra Plava Laguna Hotel Umag
Village Sol Garden Istra Hotel
Village Sol Garden Istra Hotel Umag
Village Sol Garden Istra Umag
Residence Sol Garden Istra Plava Laguna Hotel
Residence Sol Garden Istra Plava Laguna Umag
Residence Sol Garden Istra Plava Laguna
Resince Sol Garn Istra Plava
Garden Istra Plava Laguna Umag
Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna Umag
Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna Hotel
Residence Sol Garden Istra for Plava Laguna
Residence Garden Istra Plava Laguna Hotel Umag

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Denis, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marek, 8-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Worn but good for families with kids
The hotel is well used and calls for a renovatation. Staff is helpfull and friendly. Pool facilities are perfect for small kids - however, not enough sunchairs for all guests (some guests are claiming sunchairs all day by placing their towels early in the morning). Too few parking spaces. Parts of the area seems abandoned - empty hotels and casinoes and worn facilities at the seaside.
Troels, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Umag stay
This time we stayed in a newer residence and room was more comfortable and bigger with good sized balcony. Food ok for Dinner and breakfast but restaurant appeared overcrowded as too much people roam at the same time for buffet Service.
Branimir, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Umag Holiday
We stayed in older residence building Olea which needs some improvements, however balcony was nice. We had a problem with one arrogant waiter during dinner service, but complained directly to the hotel which was resolved. Pool is nice, but water was cold as it is not heated.Solid food for dinner and breakfast.
Branimir, 10-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Katoro stay
Average hotel (we have got a room in residence Olea, which is old and deserve refurbishment). Nice swimming pool but awkward business policy of taking 100kn of deposit for pool towel. Beach is 5 minute away, however it is rocky. Solid food offered for dinner and breakfast, but too much people roam around as restaurant is small.
Branimir, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Hotel was good but disappointed by
We chose this hotel because of it vicinity to Katoro beach, a nice snorkeling place for beginners. The hotel and the "residence" are different buildings but they share a restaurant (big enough for all), pools (nice but the pools were either too shallow, about 40 cm, or too deep, 1,35 m, for a 5-8 year old) and the waterpark, which is basically a pool with slides for smaller kids and a set of 3 slides for bigger ones. There was a nice selection of other activities as well, so you were not bored for sure. The rooms were fine, not outstanding but good for our stay. The breakfast selection was good, but unfortunately, I cannot comment on the dinner because somebody messed up our reservation, and the hotel only had as "bed and breakfast" instead of half-board, which we originally wanted to book. That was a very disappointing experience, and did not help nor did they even get back to our messages. The beach is a short walk from the hotel, it is all rocky though, clean but you must wear rock shoes. There are some restaurants and a market nearby, plus you can take a little train to Umag for sightseeing.
3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Never had a worse experience
Extremely overpriced for the quality of the hotel and the service - I am shocked to even see it's a 4 star hotel - wouldn't give it more than half a star. Charged 90 euros per night for an extra person in the room (even though I specifically booked a room with an extra bed) - extra bed turned out to be a sofa bed which was like sleeping on a cardboard box Staff not helpful at all nor accommodating to our simple requests Room was not clean and had ants roaming around Air conditioning was not working our entire stay Breakfast was unbearable - eggs were out of a carton, everything was processed, even the fruit was not fresh Charged us 45 Kuna for ice in the room Photos of the hotel, rooms and the property are very deceiving Definitely do not recommend this hotel at any cost - I could not wait to get out of the place. It was unfortunate because Umag is really nice but coming back to this disgrace was a holiday ruiner.
Nasser, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Excellent for family.
We spent few days. Food was very good. Kids enjoyed, water world is very excellent. Very nice surrounding, great for sunset walk near the sea or bike tour.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice family vacation
We really liked the services for kids. Our four grandchildren ages 5 to 9 enjoyed all of them. Disco dances, musical play shows for them and physical activities in pools (walking on the water, kayaking etc.) Nice small waterpark with slides for kids from 2 to 14 and food station just for children. All included in room charge. Beach is in short walking distance (about 5 minutes from pool area). It is formed of a large cement blocks and you can find easy enter to water. Sea bottom have large sand areas with water depth from one to six feet.
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