Travelled with three teenagers and my husband.
We have visited Rovinj before, previously staying at hotel Eden. We chose the Istra for two main reasons 1) the situation on it's own island and 2) the volleyball ' court' ( more later)
The hotel Isn t the most beautiful structure but don t let this put you off as it is clean and well run.
We had two rooms facing Rovinj and the view brought a smile to my face every morning. Stunning.
We went down to reception to mention that the air conditioning wasn t very effective in one of the rooms and the maintenance men were already getting on with the job by the time we returned.
My children are happy entertaining themselves on the whole and had taken water shoes ( I would invest in these ) and snorkels, though we did hire the sea kayaks which were great fun and an alternative way to see the two islands.
My daughter plays volleyball and was happy to spend a portion of the day on the court playing with family, locals and other holidaymakers. Maybe next year a fresh load of sand would be a good idea as what looked like builders rubble was starting to poke through!
The food was what we expected and the buffet suits us as there was plenty of variety and my rugby playing son could eat as much as he wanted. Also, the free drinks with the evening meal were a bonus as holidaying with three teenagers can start to get expensive when you tot up how many drinks you end up buying for them over a week.
My only criticism would be that there wasn t a great deal of room around the pool and it was mainly people with young children. My family prefer sea swimming but beds away from the pool had to be hired . As we are a family of 5 this would get expensive everyday and we felt that people staying at the hotel should perhaps get them free.
Overall we had a lovely holiday in a beautiful location
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Istra is an island of its own, a traffic free oasis of sea and sun, wonderful beaches and secluded spots, a ten minute boat ride from Rovinj. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istra Hotel Rovinj
- Hotel Istra Rovinj