The staff were really friendly and helpful and the hotel is in an ideal place to explore the region of Istria, this was our first visit to Croatia and we were captivated by its charm. We were away for a week and spent the first four nights at the San Rocco. The village is small and was fairly quiet, we ate at the hotel twice and once at the taverna by the church in the village which was excellent local fare and one night we drove out to a local restaurant recommended on trip advisor. The pool area was delightful and nice to return to after a days exploring. The rooms were as you would expect in a building of this nature, fairly spacious and well equipped, good air conditioning which was vital whilst we were there Bar prices and food was reasonable for a hotel of this quality.
There wasn't really anything i didn't like but we did borrow the bikes one day and they were not up to standard, i wonder how much use they get but if you are going to offer them as a facility they shoud be well maintained, we struggled to find two that seemed ok and then one only had a third of the gears working and the other only half a pedal, so we curtailed the extent of our ride.
Also breakfast was a little limited, particularly when staying for more than one night, no jam, no prepared fruit except for one morning and limited hot choice, fried eggs do not sit around well.
The restaurant was good in so much it is nice to sometimes not have to venture out and we are aware that it has a good reputation but we did not find the menu very inspiring, we did not opt for the gastronomique as these were all fish courses and a couple of things we ordered from the fairly small a la carte were not available. In all fairness we may have been unlucky in what we ordered as each time what we saw arriving to other tables looked very good whereas our own choices were not as inviting. There was a profusion of foam and truffle on the menu, I do wonder if there is perhaps a market in Istria for a more adventurous version of the menu tipico rather than a not quite good enough attempt at the high end cuisine which for us did not quite work. Overall though do not let this put you off from staying or eating here, the friendliness and surroundings more than make up for any small shortcomings and the leaving gift was a lovely touch.
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