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Guest House Hotel Riviera

Guest House Hotel Riviera

Splitska 1, Pula
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (42 reviews)
I loved this hotel.Ok, it is old and the decor is outdated, but it is Grand. I just pretended I was one of the elite in 1912 visiting the hotel. The hallways are super long and reminded us of the Shining movie, but we loved it. The breakfast included was perfect; all the coffee and juice you want, bread, meats, cheeses ...
  30 Aug 2017
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj

Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj

Obala Pina Budicina 16, Rovinj
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (36 reviews)
Beautiful modern hotel in a historic buildingThis is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. Our room overlooked the harbour. A very modern interior in historic building. The room contained a sitting area as well as the bedroom area. Breakfast and parking were included and we were transported by golf cart from the parking area to the ...
  10 Oct 2017

£75

£75
Grand Hotel Palazzo

Grand Hotel Palazzo

Obala maršala Tita 24, Porec
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (19 reviews)
Excelllent location, Located in the best area in Porec. I would recommend this hotel for sure
  1 Jul 2017

£68

£68
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino

Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino

Obala maršala Tita 15, Porec
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (34 reviews)
Nice hotel with Great LocationHotel is nicely done and is located directly across from the ferry.
  11 Oct 2017

£112

£112
Residence Marco Polo

Residence Marco Polo

Vrata Pod Zidom 1, Rovinj
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Very nice right in the centre of the old town. We stayed in the attic. Thanks to Petra gif carrying our bags up the spiral staircase. The room was quaint and in the centre of the old town. Had a small sink, stove and fridge.
  19 Sep 2017

£40

£40
Vela Vrata Hotel

Vela Vrata Hotel

Šetalište Vladimira Gortana 7, Buzet
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Absolutely wonderful!The hotel has great beds, comfortable linens and very clean, well appointed rooms. There is also a nice indoor pool which was unexpected. The hotel is situated in beautiful historic Buzet and has a nice restaurant with a bar located down the street. It's a quiet town with great views and a lovely ...
  16 Oct 2016

£76

£76
Villa Tuttorotto

Villa Tuttorotto

Dvor Massatto 4, Rovinj
4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (18 reviews)
Charming VillaThis is a charming and cosy accommodation with very professionnal staff in the heart of the old Town. I loved.
  22 Sep 2017

£88

£88
Rooms Duketis

Rooms Duketis

Iza Kasarne 8, Rovinj
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)
Memorable stayThis is an absolute gem in Rovinj. Owners Elini and Marko are lovely people who made us feel welcome and at home. They were proactive in communicating with us and ensuring our arrival went smoothly. Marko was kind to help us lug our bag up the flight of stairs. The rooms are beautifully renovated ...
  23 Jul 2017

£94

£94
Hotel Cittar

Hotel Cittar

Prolaz Venecije 1, Novigrad
3.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

£57

£57
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Istria

A craggy, forested peninsula on Croatia's northern Adriatic Coast, Istria is dotted with attractive beach resorts, quaint Mediterranean fishing villages and medieval hilltop towns. While many visitors come for the white-pebble beaches and warm, aquamarine waters, Istria is also popular with the culture set thanks to an abundance of ancient Roman and Venetian history.

Choosing the Right Historic Hotel in Istria

Istria boasts a variety of historic hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs dotted along the coast, many with rustic regional restaurants and swimming pools. You can use Expedia’s search filters to help find the perfect historic hotel for you.

High Culture and Local Cuisine in Novigrad

Novigrad, a peaceful fishing town on the western coast is famous for its charming and colourful waterfront and burgeoning dining scene. The town has a rich heritage and well-preserved city walls that date back to the 13th Century. Visit the Gallerion Austro-Hungarian Navy Museum or the Lapidarium Museum on the waterfront, which displays ancient stone sculptures and historic artefacts.

The Rigo Gallery, an art collection located on the ground floor of the ornate Rigo Palace is well worth an hour of your time, if only to peek behind the palace's distinctive terracotta-red facade.

Pula: The Perfect City for a Historic Hotel Stay

Head further south to Pula, widely regarded as Istria's main city, where you'll find an old town stacked with ancient Roman history. It's the perfect location for a historic hotel stay – highlights include the Roman Forum, a huge flagstoned piazza lined with cafe-bars and restaurants, and the Temple of Augustus, a grand stuccoed edifice dedicated to Emperor Augustus.

However, Pula’s biggest attraction is the Pula Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. It's host to a variety of summer concerts, plays and gladiatorial re-enactments, as well as an acclaimed film festival.

Seafood and Island Escapes on Pula’s Waterfront

Pula also has two marinas and a host of excellent seafood restaurants, while the Brijuni National Park, a clutch of protected islands, is just a short boat ride away making the perfect city escape.