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Island Hotel Istra

#7 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
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4.0 of 5
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Crveni Otok 1 - St. Andrea, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first family trip to Craotia and we were not disapointed. The staff were excellent very friendly even though they seem to work all day and night. The kids club for the younger daughter was great twice a day if she wanted. She didn't want to leave the staff as they were so attentive to all the kids.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

we travelled here as a couple. The hotel is clean and the exclusivity of being the only hotel on the red island is a nice touch, the ferry ride to the main island is also frequent and convenient. The food was great, the drinks available were equally great and the malvazjia wine that’s available with dinner is beautiful. So good... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A holiday to remember, some holidays you remember and they are with you for ever, and this was one of those at the time the two grandsons 6 and 4 this was a true family holiday. we flew from Manchester with my wife daughter and the boys to Pula Airport and then by coach to Rovinj harbour we then boarded... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved our holiday here. We went for my brothers wedding and everything was amazing. The wedding was hosted by the hotel and we had a lovely outdoor wedding with amazing food. The staff were great and very friendly, even stayed up until 5am on the night of the wedding just to serve us drinks! There is not enough seating... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear Cymraes123, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear that your brother’s wedding was a success. Island Hotel Istra has the perfect setting for a romantic wedding reception, and the food at the Restaurant Lanterna is something we are particularly proud of. Our Chef was delighted with your comment, so was the rest... More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in September with our 8 month old. Check in was dealt with quickly but very little info given and staff were not friendly. Room was adequate size and furnishings were a good standard. View was what appeared to be an unused tennis court, but we spent little time in the room. 1st week at this hotel was great,... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear felicityturner, Thank you for choosing to stay at Island Hotel Istra and for sharing this review. We are genuinely sorry to hear that you have left our property unhappy despite our efforts to provide you with the best possible experience. We value the constructive feedback you have given and you can rest assured that we will review each point... More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was looking forward to staying at Hotel Istra as it occupies its own island which is beautiful. We normally stay in 5 star accommodation but really wanted this location so thought 4 star wouldn't be much different. How wrong we were, on arrival first impressions were that the hotel building was very ugly and resembled the architecture of the... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear Samantha B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Island Hotel Istra and for taking the time to share this review. It was obviously very unpleasant to read about your experience with us, and before I go any further I would like to apologize for any discomfort we may have caused you. We understand that used to 5-star standards... More 

Helston, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fantastic hotel built on a island.Well trained staff,so polite and friendly,wonderful scenery,great food.Free boat service to Rovinj .Hate to recommend because i may not get booked there if its full up.But Croatia has many similar hotels and is the place to visit with the euro so high.

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear John M, What a delightful review, thank you so much for assigning us a 5 star rating and for sharing the highlights of your recent stay with us here at Tripadvisor. We were thrilled to read that you felt our hotel was the best you've ever stayed at. Your praise for the attentiveness of our staff was much appreciated... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited the Hotel Istra in September. Stunning setting, never been to Croatia before, but will definitly return. The hotel is on it's own beautiful Island, just 15 mins from the mainland. The staff are wonderful, the hotel is lovely and the facilities are great. The food was lovely, and we were never short of choice, in fact there was too... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear ozztours, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for having chosen our hotel for your first visit to Croatia. Our hotel enjoys a truly magnificent location, just a 15 minute boat ride from the vibrant heart of the old town of Rovinj with beautifully landscaped surroundings. We were delighted to read that you have enjoyed it so... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were "bumped" up to this hotel as part of a tour group that were to stay elsewhere. What a lovely surprise! The island is beautiful and the grounds are lovely. As it was low season (I think) and not full, we were given suites, which were a welcome change from the small rooms previously had on our tour. The... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear TeddySaskatchewan, Thank you so much for the five star rating and a lovely review following your stay at Island Hotel Istra. It gives us great pleasure to know that we surpassed your expectations and that you and the rest of the group have enjoyed your stay with us so much. Your compliments on the buffet breakfast and dinner were... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited the Hotel Istra In September for a weeks holiday. This was our first ever holiday in Croatia and it did not disappoint. The holiday started with a great flight with Thomsons from Manchester to Pula - 2 hours and 10 minutes followed by a 45 minutes coach transfer to Rovinj. We arrived in Rovinj which was stunning. The coach... More 

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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review

Dear Berniexx, Thank you for taking the time to share such an extensive review following your stay at Island hotel Istra. We were delighted to read that we have been able to meet most of your expectations and that you enjoyed your one week holiday in our hotel. It made us all very happy knowing that you would return to... More 

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