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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Island Hotel Katarina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Otok St. Katarina 1, Rovinj 52210, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Located on a small island right next to Rovinj. The ferry takes you to and from the island every hour. The hotel has four star potential and they appear to be continuously working to improve. Our room was good size with a patio that overlooked the Adriatic Sea and Rovinj. Our reservation halfboard) include both breakfast and dinner. Large pool is wonderful for a lazy day in the sun.
Rovinj can be easily toured in one day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Metz, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belgrade, Serbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent long weekend here in avgust.Hotel was clean but old .Air condition was not necessary because nights were cold.Island is romantic and full of birtds and trees .Food was great especially dinner.Staff were kind.Beach was ok but water is not clean.I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Samobor
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great hotel, excelent location. Location is realy fantastic, on a small island very near to city of Rovinj (about 200 meters).
Rooms are clean, not luxury, but much better than 2 stars. I think that only thing because this hotele received (only) 2 stars is lack of aircondition in some rooms and lack of parking (which is normal because hotel is on small island).
Food was very good, we had buffet for breakfast, and it was very rich.
Surrounding of hotel is very very nice, trees and flowers everywhere. The special part is that room (in fact the whole hotel) is very close to sea. I thouthght that I can jump into the sea directly from my balcony :-).
Hotel has a very nice pool (if someone prefer that) and plenty of armchairs on it, but I prefer swimming in sea, which was crystal clear with nice beaches.
All in all, I had wonderful time there, and I will shurelly come back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here with my Girlfriend and we were slightly nervous due to some of the posts on this website, however we had a great time. The setting is truly amazing, looking back at the beautiful town of Rovinj on one side and out to sea on the other. The pool area I though was fantastic, 2 large pools and lots of loungers overlooking a beach area and the sea beyond.

The hotel itself is a lovely building from the outside and I liked the dining areas/lobby etc., however the rooms do let it down and I guess are the reason why it is only 2 stars. Honestly though this doesn't bother me as how much time do you really want to spend in your room whilst on holiday? The bed was comfy, there was a fridge and TV and a decent sized balcony which was all we needed.

We were b&b and didn't have dinner at the hotel so I can't comment too much on the food. Breakfast wasn't great though and from what I seen of lunch it didn't look particularly nice either. However there is a beach bar which does nice pizzas, and also a cocktail bar which at night-time is really beautiful. There are lots of great restaurants in the town, we ate somewhere different every night and had no complaints. The little boat goes back and forward every hour and is pretty reliable and actually quite a nice way to get home each evening!

Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel for couples and families wanting a relaxing holiday in a stunning location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We found the hotel randomly. I really liked the island and the view ( directly at the old city centre of Rovinj), especially in the evening ( there was a life music playing in the bar next to the sea- kind of romantic atmosphere.)
The hotel was decent a bit overpriced I would say, the rooms certainly demand some reconstruction. Also, air conditions should be standard at the hotels like this one. The food and personal were okay, again no glory, just the avarage.
Well, if we look at this hotel as "a two stars hotel", its trully above standard.
But if I compare it to the hotels in the same price category, I would say its very avarrage.
Once again, the privat island added some value to the place.
Would recomand it for romantic weekend for couples

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Had reservations in both senses ahead of my trip to Katarina. Seeing the mixed reviews and having gone to 2 star hotels before but my worries were soon put to bed. The room was nice and clean. Breakfast was fine, nothing special but I can only assume that it's vastly improved since the last reviewers visited. Most of the staff were great.

I would go again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Otok St. Katarina 1, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Istria > Rovinj
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Rovinj
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rovinj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Hotel Katarina 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a beautiful island, a stone throw from the Rovinj City centre, Hotel Katarina is a romantic getaway surrounded by a lush 19th century garden that offers perfect vistas of the Old Town and Punta Corrente Park forest. ... more   less 
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