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Hotel Monte Mulini
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Great hotel, but...”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is great: location, rooms, pool, view, food, etc. Possible improvements: such a spacious bathroom and they did not put a bidet? They could also improve their wifi Internet connection quality ( for comparison the Internet speed is excellent in the Lone hotel nearby). No facilities in the room to make tea or coffee. Apart from this everything seems great.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your impressions; we are sorry that you encountered some inconsistency in the Wifi quality. We are working with our technical department to sort it out for the next season as some investments need to be done in that area.

You’re right about no having possibility to make tea or coffee within the room, we’re having this possibility in Suites in our Anex bulding where is the kitchenette on disposal as well.
We hope your future travel plans to the Istrian peninsula will include a return stay at Monte Mulini hotel.

Kind Regards,
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Lovorka Androšić
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We're just back from a 10-night stay in Monte Mulini and can only add to the rave reviews.

We had a a spacious, very well-lit Executive room on floor two (room 206), with a view over the swimming-pool and bay. We were slightly towards the Hotel Lone end of MM but were never aware of any music or noise from there. In fact MM is the quietest hotel we've ever stayed in, with excellent internal soundproofing.
Air conditioning was very quiet and efficient.
The bathroom was the best we've ever had - so spacious with a big bath-tub, a wet room shower, a comfortable seat and double basins - perfect for my daughter and I!
Our twin beds were wide and extremely comfortable.
An easy chair with large low table, plenty of desk space, free wi-fi, a large wardrobe that could be accessed from the bathroom and the bedroom, and comfortable balcony chairs made everything so pleasant and convenient.
We appreciated the complimentary bottle of mineral water and chocolates every evening.
Housekeeping was impeccable.

In fact everywhere was as pristine as you would expect from a five star hotel.The pool was lovely, with its view of the bay. I usually avoid swimming-pools because I can't stand over-chlorinated water. I don't know what their water purification system is, but it was a joy to swim in. We also liked the gardens, with small pines for shade and sun-loungers, and I preferred that as my swimming "base" as it wasn't as hot as the pool-side. I swam in the late afternoon so wasn't aware of any lounger-grabbing issues!

Breakfast is very important to me and MM's breakfasts were fabulous and catered for every taste! I loved the smoked salmon and marinated bream, and the selection of cold braised vegetables, zucchini, aubergine, peppers and fresh tomatoes, olives and more... We had beautifully cooked omelettes every day. Gorgeous bread, croissants and pastries, cheeses, fruit and a selection of lovely jams. The sage honey was wonderful. There was a big range of teas, including English breakfast tea, which one reviewers said was lacking, and a choice of full-cream or semi-skimmed milk. I could go on but don't want to be more of a breakfast bore than I already am!

The waiter service was very efficient, and all the waiters friendly and helpful. Couldn't be faulted.
We ate twice in Mediterraneo Restaurant, on the terrace, and were served by Andreas who was delightful, very helpful and informative about the wine, an excellent Istrian version of prosecco, a Malvasija, and a Cabernet Sauvignon with steak. The choice of dishes was not huge, but beautifully cooked and presented and I enjoyed the first meal so much that I had the same again (not something I usually do).
Of course the menu alters depending on the season and availability, but I can recommend the carpaccio of octopus with fennel (lovely combination) and sun-dried cherry tomatoes, and the braised fish in wine with potatoes (different fish on each occasion, depending on the catch), followed by the most delicious fig tart with sorbet and citrus sauce - one of the best desserts I've ever had! My daughter had asparagus risotto twice, melt-in-mouth confit of turkey, and the next time equally melty fillet steak.

We found all the staff absolutely professional, attentive, smiling, couldn't be bettered. The way the hotel is designed means that it does not feel big and impersonal, and it has a light and spacious feel everywhere. It is far less confusing than in other hotels we've stayed in to find one's way to the garden, pool area and promenade leading to Rovinj and the forest park, which make it very convenient and easy to go for walks among the pines, along the sea-front or into Rovinj.

We simply loved this hotel and its beautiful location, and if we return to Rovinj for another relaxing holiday, will be staying here again. Many thanks to the whole team at Monte Mulini.

Extra tips: Nearby along the promenade to Rovinj there is a Konsum mini-supermarket and a shop where you can buy beach shoes in a wide range of colours and sizes for 50 kuna, essential if you want to swim off the rocks along the coast or on Red Island and Santa Katerina Island.

Room Tip: Choose an executive room on a higher floor for better views and privacy
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for you very detailed and honest comment regarding your stay in Hotel Monte Mulini. It gives me a great pleasure that you have found our hotel to be up to your standards and that you had very nice 10 days staying with us.

I will pass your comments to our staff because they are the one whom made your stay so pleasant.

Looking forward seeing you in the future

Best wishes
Assistant GM
Lovorka Androšić
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

From the moment we arrived at reception the staff were very helpful and efficient, we had a room on the second floor (208) with fantastic views of the sea and the forest.

We did not have any issues with the sun beds, in fact the pool staff removed towels from reserved beds to allow us to use them and all staff at the pool bar were great and very attentive.

The food here is great,we were on half board and from the first breakfast to our last dinner we were not disappointed as there was so much choice. A big thanks to Daniel Ana and Andreas as they went above and beyond to make our dining experience more than 5 Star.

I could go on but you really need to come here to appreciate what this hotel has to offer, we will be back.

Room Tip: Rooms on level 2 and 3 have the best views but all are very well appointed
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for such a positive comment. It gives me great pleasure to see that you had a great time in Monte Mulini hotel. I'm glad that you pointed out our pool area with sunbeds as we try as much as possible to have a good service there. I will share your comment with the staff.

Until next time, we will try to surprise you with something new.

Sincerely
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Good bits:- style, space, clean, great location, amazing breakfast, very good staff.
Bad bits:- music noise from hotel next door, tiny portions and overpriced Wine Vault restaurant. Chicken burger on room service menu far worse than MacDonalds.
Poolside bed grabbing was so bad we saw one couple keep 4 beds for themselves, one set in sun and one in shade.
Needs a 'child free zone' in at least one pool.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Your satisfaction and a good service is very important for us so we will discusse all your comments within our teams in order to improve ourselves better. We hope you'll keep all your positive memories alive until your next visit and stay.

Sincerely,

Assistant GM
Lovorka Androšić
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The first impression on seeing the hotel was good and everything improved from there. Reception staff were efficient and helpful and the room, although on the ground floor was away from the end of the hotel nearest the Hotel Lone stage which was a bonus. Fixtures and fittings were excellent and the room was kept scrupulously clean. Breakfast was excellent (with the exception of the sausages!) and the service impeccable. Pool seating was not an issue and not too busy and we never felt the need to use the facilities in the 'Lone'. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate recommending it to others

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for recognizing our commitment to have ecellent and dedicated service. We continuously monitor your suggestions in order too meet your expectations in terms of ambience, location and the best food quality. However we noticed that you haven't been compeletely satisfied with breakfast.

We hope you keep all your positive memories alive until your next visit . Thank you for your time and support.

Sincerely,

Assistant GM
Lovorka Androšić
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed in Monte Mulini for ten nights on the 10th August 2013! This trip was for our first wedding anniversary! The staff were friendly and catered for all of our needs! The breakfasts were amazing lots of choice and very tasty! We used the free bikes one day which was a great little extra and we went on the boat across to the other island! Marcus at the pool bar was fab he kept us well supplied with drinks during the day! Overall a fantastic stay in a wonderful hotel in a beautiful part of Croatia!

Room Tip: Room 204 was a fab room it overlooked the pool and it was close to the lobby bar and reception
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

It’s so great to hear that you chose our hotel and town of Rovinj for your first wedding anniversary. Thank you pointing out the possibility of exploring the area and protected “Zlatni rt” park forest by our bikes. For the next 2014 season we are planning to arrange the beach in front of the hotel zone in addition to the poolside and open nice bar there as well. We are also very grateful that you appreciated the good service provided by our waiter Marko.

Hope to see you soon

Once again, thank you,

Sincerely,
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Lovorka Androšić
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed here for a week in mid-August. The hotel is excellent, big, clean rooms, fabulous bathrooms and balcony with amazing views. Our room was upgraded on arrival and we received complementary chocolates and champagne. The service we received from everyone at the hotel was excellent. We had no issue with sunbeds as suggested by some other reviewers, there are plenty, and lots of umbrellas available too but as some other reviewers have mentioned there were more children here than I expected for such a hotel. The breakfast buffet is fantastic, with hot food made to order and a huge selection of cold food. We ate in the Mediterranean Restaurant for dinner one night and were disappointed that two of the dishes we were going to order were not available but the food we did have was excellent. We also tried the 7 course taster menu at the Wine Vault which is a must!

Rovinj itself is lovely. Lots of good places to eat, just ask at reception they had many they could recommend. One particular place which is on your left as you walk into the town (I can't remember its name), it is an outside grill on the harbour. Excellent seafood, reasonably priced, with excellent views at sunset. It is always busy so be prepared to wait abit, it is worth it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lovorka A, Manager at Hotel Monte Mulini, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guests,

It’s very nice to hear that you chose our Monte Mulini and town of Rovinj for your Honeymoon Stay. Rovinj is indeed perfect Honeymoon location - romantic and quiet. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed the attention to details of our stuff and the food in restaurant Mediteraneo and of our great team in Wine Vault restaurant. Their discreet presence and meaningful touches aim to create memorable experiences.

Wish you all the best in your future life

Sincerely,
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Lovorka Androšić
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Property: Hotel Monte Mulini
Address: A. Smareglia 3, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rovinj
#1 Luxury Hotel in Rovinj
#1 Family Hotel in Rovinj
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Rovinj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Monte Mulini 5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a serene view of the quiet cove from your own balcony, only 10 minutes away from Rovinj`s Old Town or put your feet up in the lush garden around the pool before exploring the refined cooking in the Wine Vault restaurant. ... more   less 
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