Ratings based on 192 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Five star location, four star facilities

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Pros: Location - just beautiful. The pool area. Tasty buffet meals.
Cons: More outdoor seating area in the main restaurant. There were no fresh figs! Would've liked nuts and seeds etc to sprinkle on cereals.
Location: Rovinj is a lovely, characterful town. Lots of places to eat out or sit and and watch the boats in the bay.
Beautiful location on an island that is plenty big enough not to feel crowded. Lots of space to hide yourself away in a rocky cove, or sit by the pool if you prefer. Great fun snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Staff were very attentive and helpful, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Half board meals were plentiful with lots of choice to suit everyone although was a bit disappointing that we couldn't sit outside to eat in the evenings. Pool area was superb with lots of room to have fun with the kids and quite times too if you wanted to do lengths. Tiny niggles only regarding the room which was maybe not entirely spotless and the TV was small with a rubbish picture - not that it bothered me!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2017 by Hotel Istra Management, Hotel Management
Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel Istra, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Hotel Istra Management
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 13, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2017
Dear guests, Thank you for choosing Hotel Istra for your vacation. We thank you also for taking the time to write this feedback of our hotel, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Best regards, Hotel Istra Management
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Surrey

Beautiful hotel in the most gorgeous setting.

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Pros: the setting of the Hotel is quite breathtaking, yet it is only 15 minutes ferry ride from Rovinj, which is just magical. Simply perfect!
Cons: Nothing
Location: 15 minute boat ride from Rovinj, free to guests. Very picturesque, cobbled narrow streets, lovely restaurants. Lovely walks on the island to explore
This Hotel is located in the most picturesque setting, the island is traffic free and so offers piece and quiet, yet only 15 minutes ferry from Rovinj, which runs every hour from 07.00 to 0.30 hrs daily. The Hotel and its grounds are set out beautifully. A lot of sun beds scattered around the grounds throughout the island, so you can find a very secluded place of your own and still swim off of the rocks. You can walk around the island and adjoining island in less than an hour. The views are simply breath taking. There is windsurfing and scuba. Diving on site both we used and are very good. The Hotel itself is of a high standard for a European 4 star. I am used to Caribbean standards but I was not disappointed. We had a suite which was wonderful and offered breakfast in a different area to the buffet in what was the Old Monastery with views over the Adriatic, it was the most beautiful setting. You wanted for nothing, service excellent. I cannot fault the place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2017 by Hotel Istra Management, Hotel Management
Dear Ms Deb, On behalf of the entire team of Hotel Istra, we would like to thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. We are delighted that our service and hospitality contributed to making your stay a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Hotel Istra Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Posted Jul 20, 2017
Pros: Friendly, Good facilities in the public areas.
Cons: Bars and restaurants could do with being open later. We were advised by staff that they have to leave on the last boat. 12.30am
Location: Excellent range of bars and restaurants and shops available on the main land.
Excellent stay, Hotel rooms were basic and small for a 4 star hotel, Air con in rooms and public areas could be better. Staff services were very good (bar, catering,) Ferry service to mainland was very good, but more info should be provided by the hotel about drop off and pick up points. We travelled with friends and both had queries when booking out. Both parties were charged for several miniature bottles of Jack Daniels used from the mini bar. Neither of them drink Jack Daniels. One of the reception staff was not happy about removing the charges from the final Bill. If you use the mini bar note what you drink!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2017 by Hotel Istra, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay , despite these several disadvantages that you have specified in your review - like the situation with the mini bar in the room, but fortunately everything was solved on our guests satisfaction. Feedbacks like this help us learn from every day and improve even more. We thank you one more time for this feedback and your visit, and we hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Hotel Istra Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Sydney

Easy access to the beach

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Pros: Easy access to the beach
Cons: The soap in the shower room ran out, so I asked the front desk and also left a note for the cleaners but it didn't get refilled.
Location: ldeal location if you want to get away from the buzz of sightseeing spots. Water activities are available but these are 'bonus' of the stay.
Comfortable and relaxing. Ideal location if you want to get away from the buzz of tourists/locals.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 23, 2017 by Hotel Istra, Hotel Management
Dear guests, Thank oyu for your feedback. Thank you for informing us about the situation with the soap in the room!We hope that we didn't disappointed you in some way - and we will try to correct these difficulties in future. Hope we will welcome you back to our hotel soon! Best regards, Hotel Istra Management
4 out of 5
by Vivien

Posted Jul 5, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 23, 2017
Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel Istra, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Hotel Istra Management
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Surrey, England

fantastic venue with all amenities

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Pros: There is nothing that I didn't like, I can't praise the venue or staff enough.
Cons: Perhaps more outside seating in bar area in evening, it gets very busy after 21.00 hrs and difficult to find spare seats.
Location: Water sports available, nature walks with exercise spots dotted around.prrivate sunbathing spots are easy to find. Rovinj offers lots of boat trips.
Hotel was very clean, efficient friendly staff nothing is too much trouble. It was my birthday whilst visiting and I returned to my room one day and found a bottle of wine with birthday greetings, such a pleasant surprise. I can't fault anything about my stay at all. Access to the town was a boat ride which ran on time and regular. The venue itself has a choice of bars and restaurants so you don't need to leave the island if you don't want too. Nature walks around the island are beautiful. There is something for everyone whether you enjoy sport or just want a rest. Overall I had a very nice relaxing experience and I would most certainly return. I would highly recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
by Ahmad from Kuwait

Perfect Relaxation

Posted Sep 2, 2016 on Hotels
Great to spend a relaxing vacation, so friendly stuff...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Romania

Great experience near Rovinj on an Croatian island

Posted Aug 26, 2016
Location: walking, diving,explore nature,visit Rovinj!
extremely nice, quiet place within a semi-wild environment , free car island where access is only by water
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Modern hotel on a beautiful island.

Posted Aug 4, 2016
Pros: Good breakfast and large pool. Lots of activities on the island. Hotel is large (and so somewhat impersonal), but the island does not feel crowded.
Cons: Customer service was efficient, but sometimes lacked courtesy.
Facilities are good and varied. The setting is beautiful. Rovinj is a nice base. The hotel is good value in many ways. Minor issues: We booked a superior triple room, sea facing with one double and one single bed. On arrival we were allocated a room without any view at all and it turned out that in all triple rooms the third bed is a sofa bed (and quite a hard one). We moved to a room with a lovely sea view the next day, but the room description on Expedia could have been more accurate.