5 Reasons Why You Should Choose the Valamar Padova Hotel on the Island of Rab

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There are numerous reasons to visit the Valamar Padova Hotel on the stunning island of Rab. Let’s explore a few key highlights. The hotel offers a diverse range of activities and facilities tailored for families with kids, as well as amenities for couples and groups of friends seeking relaxation, sports, and entertainment. You’ll find out which ones – read on!

View of the Old Town of Rab

View of the Old Town of Rab

The location of the hotel is excellent for family holidays since it is located by the sandy beach ideal for children activities. Additionally, it’s just a 15-minute walk from the hotel to the old town of Rab which enables guests to do the sightseeing and exploration of the historical landmarks of the area quite easily.  If you prefer cycling, there is a possibility of renting a bike at the hotel – the choice is yours.

Kids Playing on the Sandy Beach

Kids Playing on the Sandy Beach

Stunning Views From Your Seaside Bedroom

If you are dreaming of waking up with a magnificent view of the charming old town of Rab, Valamar Padova hotel is your ideal pick. Perched above the stunning sandy beach, the hotel offers breath-taking views of Rab’s port and old town. And the sunsets are even better, enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony of your comfortable seaside bedroom.

Views From Your Seaside Bedroom

Views From Your Seaside Bedroom

Cultural Sightseeing of the Old Town of Rab

The charming old town of Rab is renowned for its rich cultural and historical heritage featuring ancient city walls, stone streets and four prominent church towers that symbolize the town’s silhouette. You will certainly be impressed by its charm and will enjoy exploring small shops and local cafes.  Don’t miss visiting the House of Rab Cake, dedicated to the traditional Rab cake, a beloved local delicacy.

Did you know that it serves as a bakery and a museum, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the tradition behind this delicious dessert? If interested, guests can learn about the cake’s origins, its significance to the people of Rab in the history, and the meticulous process of making it.

Cycling Opportunities

Cyclists of all ages and skill levels will find something to enjoy as they explore the destination on two wheels. At “Rab Point” you will find everything you need from biking rentals, booking excursions and organising transport. Did you know that the Valamar Padova Hotel offers a bike storage, too? Your relaxing and carefree biking experience on the island of Rab can start here.

Cycling by the sea

Cycling by the sea

Haven for Your Kids With Maro the Crab

Valamar Padova Hotel features a wide choice of entertainment and recreation activities for kids. Maro Club activities ensures that kids of all ages are well catered to. Maro the Crab hosts parents and their kids and guides them through a rich world of fun and recreation. Fully equipped children’s playrooms, a soft play room, a children’s cinema, and various other attractive services and facilities for families are available​ at the hotel.

Maro Activities

Maro Activities

In 2024, the hotel introduced the new Maro Smart Play, an innovative children’s play area designed to boost creativity, alongside the Old Skool Family Lounge, offering a wide array of board games and table sports.

P.S.  Kids can enjoy even the family sauna at the wellness area near the big indoor pool. So, you can have a family wellness experience and teach your children benefits of sauna.

New in 2024 – Amazing Indoor Pool, Wellness and Relaxation

The redesigned wellness centre is a highlight of the hotel for adults seeking a peaceful spot. With new facilities and treatments introduced in 2024, guests can enjoy an enhanced wellness experience designed to rejuvenate both mind and body.

Sun and Spa Wellness Centre

Sun and Spa Wellness Centre

Enjoy the pleasant ambiance of the Sun and spa wellness centre and choose between bio sauna, Finnish sauna or Turkish bath. Don’t miss the body and facial treatments that the centre offers and conclude your visit swimming and relaxing in a great indoor pool with stunning views of the old town of Rab.

Valamar Padova Hotel Indoor Pool

Valamar Padova Hotel Indoor Pool

In summary, the Valamar Padova Hotel promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking an active stay, as well as for guests in pursuit of peace and tranquillity.

Hotel Meditteraneo Restaurant

Hotel Meditteraneo Restaurant

We have to add to the whole experience the exquisite gourmet offers in each of the hotel restaurants and bars where adults and children will be satisfied with a rich daily offer. And they will be pampered by welcoming, smiling and kind hotel’s staff members.


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