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“Cool boutique hotel”
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Casa Garzotto
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2011

I traveled with nine friends to several cities in Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia. Our nights in Rovinj, Croatia were spent at Casa Garzotto (with two travelers overflowing to the sister hotel around the corner).

Casa Garzotto is essentially an old town home in the cool, quaint, old town part of Rovinj. The hotel has four rooms - one on each floor. The rooms are amongst the largest I have encountered in Europe (typically I go with 2-star and 3-star hotels, mind you), and they are decorated with old photos of the former owners of the house and other locals. We felt like we were truly the guests of a Croatian family.

Because there were so many of us, we booked the entire hotel. We used the ground-floor lobby as a hangout and meetup spot. Not a bad idea for a group traveling through Rovinj.

Ivan (pronounced EVEN) was our desk attendant. Super-helpful, friendly guy. At times, he helped us arrange pizza delivery when many restaurants were closed down, tiramisu from the adjacent restaurant for one of the travelers' birthdays, and restaurant reservations for our large group. He fetched our cars whenever we needed them, gave us ideas of sites to see, and helped serve us in the hotel restaurant. Ivan really contributed a lot to our experience.

Breakfasts at Barba Zuane, the associated restaurant were good- standard European offerings - cheeses, cold meats, boiled eggs, breads, etc. We had an excellent dinner at Barba Zuane the night we arrived. It was one of the pricier options in town, but was lively and offered great local cuisine. I recommend it.

Room Tip: Room 1 is the closest to the ground floor. If you have lots of luggage or just can't deal with...
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We travelled by car down the Croatian Coast with the help of a GPS (esential) but without a cell phone. The hotel is in the old Historic town and did not register on the GPS so we had no idea where to go. Luckily we parked and found a delighful gentleman who walked me to the hotel where they were waiting for my phone call to give us directions, unload and park the car.
After that scramble, all was terrific. The staff went out of their way to make our 2-night stay enjoyable in the perfectly decorated 500yr. old building. The breakfasts were very good and we had 2 of the best meals of our 3-week trip in the restaurant owned by the hotel. One night the owner Dario brought a huge platter of mussels to our table and explained they were "sur la maison", brought in by a fisherman friend of his that morning so he shared them with his guests.
Highly recommended for the ambience, location, and service but be sure to find out how to get there if you are driving.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed for two nights at the end of October and loved it. The location is fantastic (a bit tricky to find however, we eventually called Marina who met us at the market and walked us to Garzotto) and the room was excellent. Marina is an excellent host - she does a great job at making her guests feel most welcome. Rovinj is a fantastic town, absolutely gorgeous. We did a half day trip to Pula to see ruins, well worth the short drive.

Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Casa Garzotto the first week of October and loved it. In the heart of Old Town just steps from the waterfront, this small, old guest house was delightful. The reception area is cozy with its stone walls and heavy beams, but features wireless internet access and its best asset, young Ivan, our gracious and hard-working host who tirelessly works at shuttling guests back and forth from the parking lot, parking cars, carrying luggage, taking care of business, and generally making everyone feel welcome until his day ends late at night. He does it very well. The main house has 4 rooms; we stayed somewhere in the middle up 2-3 narrow flights of steps which might be a challenge for some people. The room was large and filled with antique furniture, pictures, and chandeliers. It was welcoming, comfortable, and air conditioned. It had a kitchen and dining area which we didn’t really use because there was so much good, fresh seafood in Rovinj. The guest house is associated with a restaurant in a building a few steps away in the Old Town where Casa Garzotto has two larger rooms and a family apartment. A generous breakfast of meats, cheeses, breads, yogurt, etc is served here each morning; you can also get a great dinner here (Barba Zuane). I highly recommend this guest house, which is centrally located a short walking distance to everywhere you’d want to be in Rovinj.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the main house (unless you are traveling with a family or 2 couples). Ask for the low...
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

The location can't be beat. We stayed for two nights in the apartment above the restaurant and found it charming....we felt like we had our own little pied-de-terre in Rovinj. It was comfortable and spacious (just watch out for the step down from the bedroom....we moved a chair in front of it just to be sure we didn't trip). The air conditioning worked well and we had no problems with outside noise. The breakfast rooms were adorable and the food was delicious.
Service was phenomenal....Stevan met us outside the city, had us follow him in to the city, carried our luggage up to the room, then parked our car for us. He was one of the most pleasant, personable people we met on our trip.
I wouldn't hestitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed on the 4th floor of the Baldaur - definitely a room with lots of character and great location in the middle of the cobble-stoned alleyways of Rovinj. The room was clean, the mattress a bit lumpy but fine, the bathroom small with a shower that needed a good scrub. The street, luckily, was quiet at night other than a few voices from the cafes below. We did not have a TV and wi-fi was available only at the main hotel of Casa Garzotta.

The restaurant, around a few corners but part of Casa Garzotta, served good breakfasts (included) and great dinners - our seafood was excellent.

Signing out was a bit of a challenge - others have mentioned the conversion problems. It would have been much easier if everything was done in kunas - would have saved about 20 minutes plus extra time the next day when the checkout person couldn't remember that we had gone through it all the night before.

Ivan, who came and picked us up from the bus station and hauled our luggage up and down stairs, was the one who had the most positive influence on our stay....he was great and he seemed to be everywhere, always helping visitors.

So, all in all, excellent location, interesting room, but at 110 Euros, not great value.

Room Tip: The 4th floor of the annex was a real 'character' room but there were lots of narrow stairs...
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

The writers of travel guides need to give their heads a shake. Casa Garzotta did not have "old-fashioned charm with antique furniture" unless old Ikea is antique. I was given sheets that did not fit to make my own bed and there was no soap in the bathroom. This was a "sobe" masquerading as a 'boutique hotel" in order to justify the outrageous price, definitely NOT worth 70 euro a night and they don't take credit cards.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Garzottijeva Ulica - Via Garzotto 8, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Rovinj
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Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rovinj
#4 Family Hotel in Rovinj
#10 Luxury Hotel in Rovinj
Price Range: $123 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Garzotto 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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