When you walk through the neighbouring enormous campsite (Polari) en route to the beach, you realise how right you were to book a pitch at Ulica. There are only 23 pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents and the site has been beautifully landscaped with countless trees, shrubs and flowers enabling each pitch to feel very private. there is even a very pretty pool area (the pool is about 15m long, enough for length swimming if you are so inclined) and there are a good number of comfortable loungers for guest use. Near the pool is a lovely bar and excellent restaurant - Barba Danilo is more than a cut above your standard campsite fare, as evidenced by the large number of locals and visitors from other campsites who ate there during our 10 day stay. The shower/toilet block is kept immaculately clean and although there were only 3 showers in both the male and female sides, neither me nor my husband ever had to wait. The water is hot and very powerful.
There were only two downsides: 1 - no washing machine, and after 3 weeks of touring I had saved up a good bagful of laundry. However there were 4 sinks for hand-washing (no plugs, so take a universal plug or a big bucket) and after a quick turn through the mangle my washing took no time to dry.
2 - There was nowhere to empty our waste water. There is a designated place in a car park in Rovinj but because of buses parked nearby we could not access it and had to take our grey water all the way to Slovenia with us (where we had to pay 8 euros to empty it at a Stellplatz before travelling on!)
Despite these negatives I have to give Camp Ulika 5 stars because everything else about the place was perfec, and the staff were really friendly and helpful. At about £14 per night for the two of us, plus motorhome, plus hook-up in early June, it was a bargain. If you want to try it make sure you book in advance - they were turning away many who turned up on spec.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The camp Ulika is located in Rovinj (Croatia).Rovinj is only 100 km from Trieste (Italy) and is ideal for summer holidays as well as for short getaways on weekends and holidays in spring and autumn.The campground has 46 sites for tents, campers, trailers and caravans.We also have two mobile homes and a trailer we rent for those who want to enjoy a camping holiday but do not have any equipment to do that.This is a small family run campsite in with its own family restaurant.The main feature of our camp is its small size which makes it a quiet place without so much confusion and not too crowded. For this reason, our campsite is chosen by those who love sports and excursions. Our guests are free climbers, bikers, climbers, nature photographers, lovers of outdoor activities, who after days spent away from the camp in full swing choose to relax among quiet, friendly and helpful people.A great advantage is the fact that the camp is private, safe and fenced and guests can enter and exit only by the front desk, which allows people to leave their tents, chairs, garden tables and other properties safe, without worrying that someone will touch their things. ... more less