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“Rovinj a beautiful & romantic town”
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Overland Park,KS
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
31 helpful votes
“Rovinj a beautiful & romantic town”
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We stayed for 3 nights at Villa Dobravac in the top floor apartment. Lovely clean apartments and a 5 minute walk from the old town phone # 27845391. The view from our room was incredible, breakfast very good, and a very helpful staff.
Rovinj is a lovely romantic town with many great restaurants.
We rented a car and took a wonderful day trip to Montovun, a charming town built on the top of a mountain. They are famous for their Truffles and we had one of our best meals in Croatia here. We had the Pasta with White Truffles... awesome.
These were the towns we enjoyed the most. We also went to the Brijulni Islands ( waste of time ) and Pula to see the Roman ruins.
Highly recommend going to Rovinj and taking day trips from there throughout Istria!! We used Jayway Travel and would highly recommend as they specialize in Eastern Europe and you are given a cell phone to call them at any time.

3 Thank Kansas4
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Javea, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
74 helpful votes
“Rovinj, Istria, Croatia”
Reviewed 25 October 2010

We have just returned from a holiday which included 4 days in Venice and then we drove to Rovinj Istria Croatia. We stayed for 5 days in an apartment which we found on holiday-rentals. which was extremely good value having two large spacious rooms and everything to make it a home from home i.e. TV -washing machine. cooking facilities
Rovinj is a truly unspoilt location where within a short driving time you can visit all areas of Istria. We recommend Istria Vacation Planner www.istra.hr a booklet that gives you a true taste of this area.
We ended our holiday with 4 days on the east coast in Lovran and again we were lucky finding Pansion Stanger a reasonably priced B & B with a fantastic restaurant attached.
If you love walking, cycling and unspoilt towns and villages Istria is for you. We had lovely weather in October but too cold to swim for us but in the height of summer it must be lovely on the beach and the sea is amazingly clear.

2 Thank Jo and Tony H
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
“A little bit of heaven on earth.”
Reviewed 8 October 2010

We have just returned from Rovinj on the Istrian penninsula in Croatia.I would thoroughly recommend this resort if you are looking for beautiful scenery easily accessible small picturesque bays.,unspoilt countryside and warm and friendly people. The weather was very warm --24 degrees most days rain on one day--this was Sept. The town of Rovinj offers old world charm , reasonably priced goods and lots of history. It is so easy to do delightful boat trips to enjoy the coastline and other nearby resorts such as Porec., A visit to Pula's amphitheatre is a must. Plenty of places to eat and if you like cycling or walking the easy terrain makes it ideal. We stayed at the Eden Hotel which was excellent---so many good facilities and excellent food. The climb up St Euphemia's church tower is well worth it the views at the top are breathtaking---tho the steps are not for the faint hearted!!!We are a retired couple and found the pace of life and the general geography of the area very easy to manage. Costs are still lower than most european holiday resorts . We cant wait to go back ---there is so much more to see. Next visit we would hire a car--no horrendous motorways to negotiate and a visit to Venice and the lakes would be good. If you visit Rovinj make sure you enjoy a FISH PICNIC and a trip to the LIM canal . Great holiday--we'll be back.

3 Thank Janet082
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Oxfordshire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
27 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 25 September 2010

We have just got back from a wonderful week in Rovinj. It really is a pretty as all the pictures, we had pretty good weather for September, a couple of days rain but the rest of the time 24-25 degrees and clear skies - perfect for trying all the bars and restaurants dotted around the harbour and in the old town.

There's loads to do here too, just relaxing and pottering around the pretty cobbled streets and browsing in the (albeit fairly touristy) shops. Also plenty of boat trips to do to the nearby islands and fjord. We took a boat trip to Venice (3hrs each way and unfortunately for us in a thunderstorm), but still a nice day trip. Venezia lines who operate the catamaran gave a very good service and lots of excellent tips and inside info on Venice. They also offer add ons such as gondola hire etc.

Just a 15 min walk out of Rovinj along the promenade is the forest park where you can run, cycle or simply sunbathe in the pretty bays by the crystal clear waters.

We found the Croatians very friendly, the quality of food and drink was excellent and all reasonably priced.

We will definitely return.

5 Thank LillyOxfordshire_UK
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Level 5 Contributor
16 reviews
25 helpful votes
“Here Venice meets Croatia”
Reviewed 10 September 2010

I just love Rovinj. Its charming, attractive, inviting, and its outside the Euro zone!
Rovinj has a typically Italian feel to it, street cafes, narrow lanes, lots of little art shops..its quaint yet its busting (in the summer at least). The town is set by a marina and so there are lots of nice restaurants and bars to choose from along the marina front. Prices vary, if you want a cheaper place try one of the little back street cafes, just as inviting, but in my opinion none of the restaurants were overpriced. Lots of fresh fish restaurants, and there is an ice cream parlour at every turn.
All the steep little streets lead up to the church. here there is a tower that provides magnificent views in every direction.
The town is small and there is little to do there but relax, eat and enjoy the atmosphere. in the summer it attracts many visitors but has kept its unique charm. There are lots of gift shops selling everything from pottery ,jewellery,lace to postcards.
There is also a market selling local produce and gifts.
The front of Rovinj is the prettiest and completely unspoilt. If you cross the town and then turn right before the market you come to a slightly (and only slightly) more commercialised part. The only thing spoiling this part of town is the shop displaying football shirts outside!!
Around the edge of Rovinj houses overhang the water. Its quite eerie at night when you step out of a shop practically on the waters edge with no barrier!!
The water around Rovinj is very clear due to the fact there is no sand. Lots of boat trips depart from Rovinj to surrounding islands.
If you are self catering there is a reasonably priced supermarket, banks, cashpoints etc. Theres a small bus depot with only one person selling the tickets! Allow yourself plenty of time to catch the bus- we stood in the ticket queue for half an hour!
All the locals we met in Rovinj were lovely and welcoming. Most also spoke some English.
Rovinj not an easy place to negotiate with a baby buggy (take one with big wheels!) or a wheelchair. Lots of cobblestone steep streets. The 'front' is flat and smooth though.
Nighttime in Rovinj is also lovely. Everything stays open late and theres a really good atmosphere.
I do hope to return one day.

4 Thank lori555
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