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“Another fabulous holiday at Istra” 5 of 5 stars
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Island Hotel Istra
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crveni Otok 1 - St. Andrea, Rovinj 52210, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Another fabulous holiday at Istra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent two weeks here in July 2014. This is our third time in four years at this hotel. When booking we were concerned that it may not live up to our expectations and considerd another part of Croatia but we loved this island so much on our other two occassions that we couldn't imagine going anywhere else, so booked again - we are so glad we did. It was another fabulous holiday (even though the weather was tempremental). The entertainment at night is lovely and not your usual run of the mill karaoke and quizes. The kids entertainment is seperate so adults without kids don't have to be subject to the 'mini disco'. We recognised nine families from our times there before so this hotel must be doing something right! A special shout out to Valentina (pool bar) and Boro (dining room) who made us feel very special.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea views - some better than others but for us the room is to sleep in and not for si...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear JCOSRam,

Thank you so much for choosing Island Hotel Istra for the third time, we are sincerely grateful for your loyalty to our hotel. A returning guest is a best reward for our efforts in making our guests feel welcomed and pampered. Valentina and Boro will be thrilled with such a nice recognition of their job well done.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience with us, we can't wait to welcome you back.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed as a couple For one week 8-15 July. Our room was perfectly clean a little on the small side (bathroom) but not a major problem to us. The overall opinion we had was of an extremely well run hotel very clean and the food choices were excellent. Whilst we stayed the weather was a touch unpredictable and we had some hefty thunder storms but once it stopped the weather was superb.
The water taxi to Rovinj was very reliable and a pleasant part of the holiday (had a dolphin swimming along side us one of the days!)
The hotel manager clearly does an excellent job along with his great staff. we would especially like to mention Benjamin a waiter in the dining room a polite well mannered young man.
I would highly recommend this hotel and as our first taste of Croatia fear we may have had the best first.

Room Tip: We had a view of the rear and tennis courts rooms at the front have pool and sea view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Jacqueline E,

We love hearing from our happy guests, thank you so much for a five star rating and a wonderful review. Your words of praise are a great source of motivation for the whole of our team. Benjamin will be thrilled to know that his hard work and friendliness has been recognized in such a nice manner.

Thank you once again for your compliments and recommendations. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again to Island Hotel Istra.

Best wishes
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Radlett, Herts UK
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Istra for a week, having booked through Thomsons. Although not much to look at from the outside, the hotel is very comfortable and well equipped, and we particularly liked the grounds and the opportunity to stroll through the pine woods on this small island. Plenty of sunbeds at any time of day, the option to sit round the pool or on the grass (sun or shade) overlooking the water; excellent breakfast buffet and the evening meal buffet was as good as any we have had in similar "4T" hotels. The ferry service works like clockwork; you have accept that there is only one ferry to the mainland per hour (and of course one back again) but it adds to the fun of the holiday. Rovinj itself is beautiful, they say it is one of the most photographed towns in Croatia and I can see why.

Room Tip: As the hotel is on the island all the rooms have sea view on one side or the other
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear MGB23,

You are most kind for leaving such a lovely review of your stay at Island Hotel Istra. We are truly delighted to read that we have been able to provide you with a memorable experience and that all the services and the facilities were up to your expectations.

We would be honored to have you as our guest again should your travels bring you back to our beautiful Rovinj

Warm wishes from Island Hotel Istra team
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Celje
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Crowded place, unfrindly service. Went to Lavanda, it is more like a joke. Bed, unpleasant private boat service to and from the island. Very nervous ceptain made me feel sick. The only thing-good view. Also good tennis court and profesional service there.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Floral82,

I am so sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on this occasion and from your feedback it is a bit difficult to understand the areas in need of improvement. I was surprised to read that the service was unfriendly as our staff often gets praised for their kindness and responsiveness. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to deliver the expected level of service and provide you with a memorable stay.

Best wishes from Island Hotel Istra team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The scenery is beautiful, the facilities for kids are perfect whatever the weather, the food is surprisingly good to be honest (we went half board for 3 nights) the staff is in general really nice and helpful - just beware of the more inexperienced staff who don't speak well English and can be a bit frustrating

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Julia Z,

Thank you for choosing Island Hotel Istra for your recent holiday and for taking the time to share your lovely review. We were happy to read that you and your family found our facilities suitable to all ages and weather conditions and that the food in our buffet restaurant was to your liking. Our staff is multilingual and usually has no problem in daily interactions with our guests. We will make sure to organize some additional English lessons for our trainees although I believe it was a lack of confidence rather than a language issue. However, thank you for letting us know.

We hope your travels bring you back for another great holiday to Island Hotel Istra
Best Wishes
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great holiday , again.
Thank you to the staff at Hotel Istra, we had a lovely holiday again with you, fabulous room, great food, good service and will be back next year for our 5th visit. Cleanliness superb and also the wine machines had been sorted for this year. Well done.

Room Tip: If you want sun ask for pool view if not town view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Margaret586,

Thank you so much for a great rating and a lovely review of Island Hotel Istra.
We are delighted to read that this was your fourth visit and that you will be returning for the fifth one.
Your words of praise and recommendation are deeply appreciated and will be shared with our entire team.

Looking forward to your next stay with us
Island Hotel Istra Team
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just back from a week at this fantastic hotel in a wonderful setting. The island is stunning, clear blue sea, friendly staff and great food (plus free wine or beer with your evening meal). Never tired of the boat ride back and forth into Rovinj, in fact it made it feel an even more special place. Amazing sunsets from the island too. Everywhere is so clean - also in Rovinj. Excellent value for money. Rovinj is also beautiful with great bars and lovely shops/galleries. Would definitley recommend it

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maistra-Croatia, Public Relations Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear KentDen,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your recent visit to Rovinj and our hotel was so inspiring. Since you had such a nice holiday at Island Hotel Istra we hope you will return for another great experience.

Warm wishes from the whole team
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Address: Crveni Otok 1 - St. Andrea, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Istria > Rovinj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Rovinj
#4 Family Hotel in Rovinj
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rovinj
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rovinj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Hotel Istra 4*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Istra is an island of its own, a traffic free oasis of sea and sun, private beaches and secluded spots, a ten minute boat ride from Rovinj. ... more   less 
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Istra Hotel Rovinj
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