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Heritage Angelo d'Oro Hotel
Vladimira Svalbe 40, Rovinj
Heritage Angelo d'Oro Hotel
4.5/5 (46 reviews)

The hotel is well located in the old town which is full of character. It is obviously very old but has all the facilities needed. The bathroom could do with some updating, the shower was unruly and managed to flood the bathroom with ease wherever the screen was positioned! The hairdryer is the worst ...

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Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
Obala Pina Budicina 16, Rovinj
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
4.9/5 (126 reviews)

Great Grand dame exterior and juxtaposed with super cool designed interior . Our Suite on 1st floor had two balconies overlooking harbour which made it light and airy with an over sized bath in the room and a large bathroom We had great interaction with some of the staff- Monika / Igor and the girls ...

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Villa Tuttorotto
Dvor Massatto 4, Rovinj
Villa Tuttorotto
4.6/5 (51 reviews)

In order to stay in the centre of the historic town of Rovinj having travelled by car, you need to accept that it is essential to leave it in the large public car park about 1/2 mile from the hotel. Conversely, you get to experience the true magic of the town without cars. Villa Tuttorotto is located ...

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Residence Marco Polo
Vrata Pod Zidom 1, Rovinj
Residence Marco Polo
4.5/5 (45 reviews)

Lovely area for a relaxing stay. Stunning scenery and great food.

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Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino
Obala maršala Tita 15, Porec
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Villa Parentino
4.6/5 (112 reviews)

One of the best hotels that we have ever stayed in. Fantastic location, overlooking the harbour. The staff were friendly and so helpful. The food was excellent and the whole town a delight to walk round. Could not fault it. Brilliant holiday and will definitely come back again for more.

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Rooms Duketis
Iza Kasarne 8, Rovinj
Rooms Duketis
4.7/5 (22 reviews)

Not only was this apartment very nicely layed out it was also spotless, in a perfect location in rovinj but the owners were the most friendly, accommodating and helpful people we've ever come across. Location is beautiful and will definitely be going back. Best holiday we've had and we've been to ...

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Vela Vrata Hotel
Šetalište Vladimira Gortana 7, Buzet
Vela Vrata Hotel
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4.4/5 (27 reviews)

Beautifully located with friendly, thoughtful staff who all spoke good English. Best value for money of all the hotels we stayed in on this trip to Istria. Lovely rooms - we had 3 and all were big, clean and very comfortable Breakfast is ample with a selection of cereals, pastries and cold meats/cheese. ...

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Grand Hotel Palazzo
Obala maršala Tita 24, Porec
Grand Hotel Palazzo
4.4/5 (61 reviews)

Hotel is in a great location at the tip of the peninsula in Porec. The staff are friendly and helpful and the whole place has a feeling of quality. The pool is a little small but a nice place for a quick dip at the end of a hot day.

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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.