What You'll Find On This Page
Rovinj Accommodation: Where to Stay in Rovinj 2017
If you’ve seen postcards or advertisements of the north-western region of Croatia, then the chances are you’ve seen pictures of Rovinj. It’s the idyllic Istrian city with a tall bell tower standing over the seaside city like a knight in shining armor.
If your travel to Croatia includes a stop in Rovinj, find some of the best accommodation in the city, no matter what your budget, with this guide.
Our Top Tips For Where to Stay in Rovinj
Accommodation in Rovinj is divided into several options, all with varying price points – there is something to suit cheap travel, luxury travelers and those traveling with kids. Start your holidays in Rovinj right.
Best 3-Star Hotels in Rovinj Croatia
Island Hotel Katarina
Location – Katarina Island
This hotel is located on its own island, with which it shares its name. This is a three-star hotel, which offers a high quality stay for less cash, and a truly relaxing holiday. The hotel is set amongst gardens which are lush and green, with stunning views over the water towards Rovinj itself, as well as Zlatni Rt park.
The hotel has large and spacious rooms, with free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The balconies all offer stunning views over the natural landscape, and the large swimming pool is ideal for summer cooldowns. The property itself is also decorated in opulent style, which really belies the cost of the property – visitors will think they are staying somewhere much more expensive than they really are!
All rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV, balcony, and private bathroom, and breakfast is included in all bookings. You can choose to upgrade your stay to include dinner also.
Villas Rubin Apartments
Location – 3km from the center of Rovinj
These three-star apartments offer a pleasant home away from home experience and are located in a quiet part of the area, at 3km from the center of town. The apartments have an outdoor pool which is large and has a separate children’s area, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant. The pine forest which surrounds the hotel is fragrant and offers shade during the hot summer months. If you prefer the beach, however, there is a stretch of sand just 50m away.
There are sports facilities on site, including tennis courts and a playground for children. You can rent a scooter from the front desk if you want to explore the area further.
Rooms are large and spacious and are decorated in a modern style. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and all rooms have a balcony with a beautiful view, either over the sea or the pine forest.
Residence Porta Antica
Location – Rovinj Old Town
This is a fantastic hotel, right in the center of Rovinj Old Town, overlooking the beach. The hotel might look regular on the outside, but when you venture inside you will find an authentic décor and a genuinely charming place to stay – you could call this a hidden gem.
All rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to roam. The private bathroom is fully equipped, and all balconies have a beautiful view over the water and the fishing village. The rooms are decorated in olde-worlde style, with exposed beams and brick floors – there is nothing more charming and authentic than this!
The Residence Porta Antica is ideal for lone travelers, or for couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy some special time alone. The hotel is also very close to many bars and restaurants, without being too noisy or set in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
Mobile Homes Polari
Location – 3km south of Rovinj
This is a campsite which really does pack a punch, and has everything on-site that you could need. Those traveling with children, as a family, will love this particular establishment, as the entertainment and facilities on offer are second to none. It’s ideal to hire a car and explore the area and base yourself here, as this campsite is located 3km away from Rovinj itself.
You can choose to camp via tent, apartment, or mobile home, but the facilities include a large swimming pool, with a dedicated children’s area, a Blue Flag beach, tennis, beach volleyball, basketball and table tennis facilities, and a children’s playground with a mini club and entertainment program during the summer months.
Getting around isn’t difficult, as this campsite has easy road links into Rovinj and beyond. Free Wi-Fi is also offered across the campsite, helping you to stay connected.
Location – On the outskirts of Rovinj
This is a family run campsite which is set on the outskirts of the town, and all around you there is nature, with olive trees, vine yards, and plentiful greenery! This is ideal for those who want to get away from it all and really enjoy nature, while being in close proximity to a large touristic town.
There are 43 pitches available, and the camp is small, so it will never feel crowded or overrun with noise. There is an on-site children’s playground, tree house, and table tennis facilities, as well as a small swimming pool. Free parking comes as standard, and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the campsite, which isn’t always the case with some other sites of this type!
Getting around the area is easy, as the campsite is connected to good road links into and out of Rovinj itself, so hiring a car and exploring is a great way to appreciate the nature of Istria.
Best 4-Star Hotels in Rovinj Croatia
Location – Rovinj Old Town
This stylish boutique hotel has been recently renovated to a new and highly modern standard and is also located right in the heart of the Old Town. The views from the hotel include over the harbor, St Catherine’s Island, and into the Old Town’s Main Square. On-site you will also find a restaurant and two bars, so you never have to head out too far for entertainment.
Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, and all have air conditioning and a Smart TV, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are all private and include a hairdryer. Wi-Fi is free throughout the building.
Breakfast is served in the a la carte restaurant, and there is an on-site coffee shop and bar which are both open throughout the day, with a terrace which overlooks the sea. The spa is available for all guests to enjoy treatments, as well as the attached fitness center.
Family Hotel Amarin
Location – 4km away from Rovinj Old Town
The Family Hotel Amarin is located on a private peninsula and is around 4km away from the Old Town of Rovinj. The hotel has everything on its ground that you could need, as well as a private bus stop just 100m away so that you can get into the Old Town for an exploration visit.
There is a mini Adrenaline Park on site, which is ideal for the kids, as well as a spa and wellness area, with treatments as standard. Also, there are three swimming pools outdoors, with separate areas for babies. This is a fantastic hotel for family summer breaks for this very reason.
Rooms are clean, modern, and comfortable, and all have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom included.
The on-site restaurants are large, and there is also a snack bar for day time use.
Also, don’t forget to read up on what to expect when bringing the kids to Croatia to make sure your bases are all covered!
Location – 200m from Nature Park Zlatni Rt.
This four-star hotel is located around 5 minutes’ walk away from the beach and is just 200m away from the beautiful Nature Park Zlatni Rt. The hotel’s surroundings are therefore very natural, so this hotel is ideal for anyone who wants to kick back and truly relax. All rooms are very comfortable, with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and safe, and all rooms also have a balcony with a view of the natural landscape.
There is a wellness center and spa on-site, as well as sporting facilities, including tennis courts and basketball courts. Just 800m away is the local bus service, which will take you around the area with ease and back again, and there are a few shops just a stone’s throw away also.
The buffet breakfast is large and truly delicious, served outdoors during the summer months, and the Wi-Fi service is available for free across the hotel. Private parking is provided free of charge for guests also.
Location – Central, overlooking the harbor
This hotel is authentic and truly Istrian in style, which makes it stand out. For anyone who wants to stay somewhere boutique, i.e. away from a large all-inclusive or half board resort, then this hotel is ideal.
Located just a stone’s throw from the center of Rovinj, overlooking the harbor, the hotel offers a buffet breakfast to start your day, and there are also plentiful restaurants in the streets surrounding the hotel. If you have a special occasion looming, you can even enjoy a private dinner on the balcony.
Rooms are stylishly decorated and all offer air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, as well as a minibar and satellite TV. Rooms have wooden floors, which help to keep you cool during the warm summer months, and all have large, private bathrooms.
This is an ideal place to stay for a couple who want to get away from it all and have a romantic break.
Island Hotel Istra
Location – St Andrew’s Island
You may feel like you’re cut off on your own personal island when you stay at this hotel, but you’re actually very close to everything that Rovinj has to offer – perhaps that is why so many people love this particular hotel. Located just 10 minutes away from the beach, the hotel has balconies with stunning sea views, and this is also a great family hotel, as there is a great entertainment program on offer every night. Wi-Fi is also available free of charge across the whole hotel.
You can choose a half board option with this hotel, and again that is great for families, with on-site restaurants which offer local and international dishes.
To reach Rovinj itself, you simply jump on the 15-minute boat which regularly runs throughout the day. Having said that, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied within the hotel grounds, and the rooms are also large and well equipped also.
Location – 1.5km from Rovinj Old Town
This is a great spot to stay if you want to be totally private in your holiday, e.g. you want a home away from home base to enable you to get out and explore Rovinj however you please. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and free parking, which gives you freedom and the nearest beach is only 15 minutes’ walk away. Rovinj Old Town is around 1.5km away.
All apartments feature a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony, and a patio. The private bathroom has a bath or a shower.
Close to the apartments, you will find a café, a grocery store, and a restaurant which specializes in local dishes, including seafood. It is easy to get to Rovinj, via the local bus service. Overall, this is a fantastic option for those who prefer to be much more independent with their travel.
Best 5-Star Hotels in Rovinj Croatia
Location – Golden Cape Natural Park
The Hotel Lone is one of the most visited and prestigious hotels in the whole of Rovinj, and it is just 2 minutes’ walk away from the beach. The wellness center is top class, and visitors can enjoy countless different treatments on-site.
The hotel is also just 15 minutes’ walk away from Rovinj center itself, which gives you a break from hustle and bustle, without being totally out of it.
All rooms in the Hotel Lone have modern décor, with a flat screen TV and air conditioning. Outside of the rooms, there are plentiful things to keep visitors occupied, including a sushi bar, a nightclub, and several restaurants, which means you’re certainly not cut off. The spa and wellness center is really what sells the property, however, as well as the indoor and outdoor pools, where you can enjoy the sunshine in chilled out surroundings.
Location – 10 minutes’ walk from Rovinj Town Centre
If you are looking for a hotel that has a stunning view over the water and plentiful outdoor activities to enjoy, as well as two large outdoor swimming pools, then the Monte Mulini is an excellent choice for you. Located just 10 minutes’ walk away from the town center, this hotel is packed with everything you need for a luxurious break.
Rooms all have a pool view balcony, a garden view, or a sea view, and offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning also. All rooms also have satellite TV, a minibar and bathrooms have walk in showers. There is a wellness center which is indeed large and packed with generous amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, gyms, and a garden decorated in Mediterranean style.
On-site you will find a large restaurant, Mediterraneo, which is designed for fine dining, and the Wine Vault gives you French and Mediterranean cuisine also. The hotel also has a private stretch of beach, Mulini Beach, which is pebbly and overlooks Lone Bay. There are many bars and restaurants which belong to the hotel on this stretch, as well as facilities, such as a beach concierge.
Apartments in Rovinj Croatia
Add apartments to your list of where to stay in Rovinj. Apartments for rent in Rovinj are a bit hit and miss – so do read the location and reviews before you make a booking.
Vacation rentals can be booked through Booking.com, or you can take a more personal route and use an Airbnb host. Hosts are really helpful and will give you local info, like – where to eat in Dubrovnik. Use
Suggestions For Things to do in Rovinj
If you’re planning on visiting the picturesque city of Rovinj Croatia, which was named one of the most beautiful coastal towns of 2014 by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and you want to make the most of your vacation but aren’t sure where to start, check out our list of the best things to do in Rovinj Croatia. From truffle and olive oil sampling to scuba and cycling, there’s something everyone in the family will enjoy!
Where is Rovinj
You can see where Rovinj Tourist Information office is on the map below, and they have dozens more ideas for things to do in Rovinj, including a long list of day trips you can book. But, before you come you may like to pick up a copy of the Lonely Planet Guide Book and narrow down your list.
Book your Rovinj transfers with Octopus Transfers below.