Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula is a beautiful fishing port, full of history. Rovinj is "very Italian", apparent in the fare of the local restaurants and people talking Italian. The town felt undiscovered and most people we saw were locals. We loved this town...
|Sunny cafe stop for Jennifer (left, UK), Pernilla (Sweden), |
Marita (Finland) and Erland (Norway, behind the camera)
These hotels are perfect for people that want to stay near to an authentic and charming town and are not too concerned about having a beach nearby.
Both hotels are by the sea and close to protected forest with trails. The water is clear and good for snorkeling. Though there is no real beach there are small coves with grainy sand.
|Gorgeous pool area for sunny enjoyment|
The rooms are smaller than Lone (next hotel below) and only 2 adults are allowed, while the terrace is also much smaller than Lone's. The best room category at Montemulini are the Deluxe rooms located on the top floor, with great sea views. The naming of their room categories is unusal, and the next best room category is called Executive and next comes Premium. Only the deluxe rooms are interconnecting. All rooms have sea view.
|The exclusive "golden cave"|
Lone is the only design hotel in the whole of Croatia and only just opened, 23 June 2011. All furniture and architecture are made by Croatian designers.
|Design hotel built like a cruise liner|
|Lone's contemporary feel|
The leading category are superior rooms, situated on the bottom floor, and two superior rooms can connect to make a family room (one double and one twin bed room). All have huge terraces and garden and pool view. These are large rooms with nice spacious bathrooms, and pets are allowed.
We particularly liked the Bay suite (8 units) with 2 on each floor. These are ideal for families and have great views over Lone Bay. In all rooms you can add 1 extra bed and cot.
The spa is free of charge and is connected via a tunnel to Monte Mulini spa (Monte Mulini guests can use Lone spa but not vice versa).
Parking costs 14 Euro per day and bike hire is free.
How to get to RovinjThe Lone Hotel and Monte Mulini are located 40 min by car from Pula Airport (PUY), 40 min from Rijeka-Krk International Airport (RJK), and 2 hrs from Trieste-Ronchi International Airport. It is possible to get a ferry from Venice to Rovinj four times a week, departing every day at 5pm from Venice. This could be a good combination (crossing only 2 hours) or you can drive from Venice in approx. 3 hours.
Who to stayBest for adults perhaps because of the lack of a sandy beach, and the adult fascination for exploring a historical and charming town.
Note: the images are informal snapshots by our Select team