For those who are looking for something special, romantic and authentic, for their holidays in Croatia, this hotel is definitely a must. Located on a little island at 300 meters from the continent, the Katarina hotel offers an outstanding panorama on the most beautiful town of Istria: Rovinj. Based on that, hard to believe that it is only a two star hotel. Going a bit more into details, we started to understand why: no lift in the buildings (we personally didn't care as we were located in the ground floor), no fitness room, not enough animation, not enough diversity in the food (and especially the wines), the absence of decoration and climatisation in the room we stayed in, the overall lack of renovation of the buildings... all of this made such a contrast with the magical beauty of the surrounding environment (forest, gardens, beaches and even the pools) that we deeply regret that the outstanding potential of this hotel has not (not yet?) been exploited. But let's face the facts: if it had already been, this hotel would be far less affordable and after all, we had an amazing stay there.