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Hotel Istra

Star Rating: 4 star

in Rovinj, Istrian Riviera, Croatia

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Hotel Istra details

Set on an unspoilt island surrounded by rocky coves and crystal waters, the Hotel Istra is a real escape-from-it-all.

This place is perched on a little island just off the coast. As such, you’ll start your holiday with a 15-minute boat ride from the pretty port at Rovinj. The ferry is free, and it runs to and from the mainland every hour - so you can come back whenever you fancy.

The hotel itself is fairly ordinary-looking from the outside, but step into the lobby and everything changes. It’s super-sleek, dressed in a cream-on-cream colour scheme with funky orange sofas adding a splash of colour. It’s more of the same in the rooms. Along with tangerine bed linen and ivory walls, they come with satellite TVs and minibars.

Outside, two curvy pools are flanked by sunny terraces. There’s also an indoor pool surrounded by cushioned loungers and floor-to-ceiling windows. And if you’d rather swim in the sea, there’s a little shingle beach at the front of the hotel, and rocky coves all the way around the island. The water’s warm and clear, so it’s perfect for snorkelling.

Lastly, the food here is well worth a mention. Meals are served up buffet-style, and you can help yourself to a glass of wine or a cool beer at dinner as part of your half board plus package. On top of that, you can spend an evening at the Lanterna à la carte restaurant. With rich mahogany furniture and aged brass chandeliers, it’s a world away from the cool, contemporary décor elsewhere. And the seafood’s pretty good too.


• On idyllic St Andrea Island, also known as Crveni Otok or Red Island • 50m to shingle/rocky beach with sunbed and parasol hire • Shuttle boat service runs approx. every hour 06.00-24.00 • A boat from Rovinj harbour is required to reach your accommodation

Transfer time

45 minutes

Swimming pool

• 2 swimming pools, 1 saltwater with harbour views • Pool bar • Sunbeds and parasols by the pool • Indoor pool


• 2 buffet restaurants - Mediterranean and international • Lanterna fish, Grill Lavanda and Birkin pizzeria à la carte dining, at a charge


• Windsurfing • Sailing • Pedalos • Boat hire • Fitness room • Beach volleyball • Shooting range • Wellness Centre offering massage parlour, solarium, shower massage, hydro-massage, spa treatments and beauty treatments at a charge • Basketball • Boules • Bicycle hire • Table tennis • Tennis


• Games room • Giant chess • Captain Club bar • TV room

For families

• 2 children's pools, 1 saltwater • Hotel-run kids' club, up to 11 yrs • Cots and highchairs

Other facilities

• Internet corner • Gift shop

Room facilities

All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay TV, phone, internet connection at a charge, hairdryer and balcony. Standard rooms have a double bed - some have twin beds and a 3rd bed is available for a child up to 12yrs.

Single rooms, Sea-view rooms and Family rooms are also available.

Sea-view rooms have twin beds and a sofa-bed.

Family rooms are 2 sea-view rooms with interconnecting doors that sleep 2 adults and 2 children under 12 yrs and have to be fully occupied.


326 rooms in main building



Official rating:

4 Star

Half Board Plus

• Local soft drinks, beer and house wine with evening meals

Extra Local Charges

Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

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