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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to croatia and WOW what a beautiful place ! The hotel was immaculately clean, I even saw someone polishing bin lids when waiting for the ferry one day! The ferry service is always on time and the staff are very good at loading/ off loading your suitcases and sending them up to reception. The food is very good, plenty of choice and always replenishing, added bonus drinks are included at meal times. Even though its very in the restaurant we always managed to find a table , there was no rush to leave either you can have as many drinks as you like with your meal. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool area is stunning with sea views and there is also lovely modern seating areas looking out to sea which is most enjoyable in an evening. If I was being very fussy I would say only negative about this hotel is that the bathrooms are a little dated in the rooms but that said , everything worked and it was very clean so didn't cause a problem. Rovinj town is very pretty and I would highly recommend visiting.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Nichola3544
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MaistraCroatia, Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear Nicola3544,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and all the members of the TripAdvisor community. We are so happy you had a nice stay at our hotel. Every feedback from our guests is very important to us. By reading all the reviews from our guests, we collect all the relevant information which help us to improve our service. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again at our resort. Looking forward upon your next arrival.
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed end June/July. We were so glad we took the plunge and came to Croatia especially the Hotel Istra. This holiday gives the best of both worlds; a peaceful Island resort linked by very efficient and enjoyable ferry trip to the ancient and beautiful town of Rovinj which is steeped in history. It is great to lose yourselves in the tiny cobbled streets always ending up by the sea. Town square with the excellent Hotel Adriatic for a drink and people watching whilst you wait for the ferry.
The Hotel has a very laid back ambiance which makes you relax and is immaculately maintained and cleaned on a daily basis. Food is excellent plenty of choice,(just don't pile it all on one plate at once).Nothing wrong with the Red wine in the restaurant didn't try the White.Very friendly welcome into restaurant each morning and evening.
Must mention the helpful and friendly staff who went out of their way to make our holiday special,also to Jan the Tui rep,very informative and helpful.
Lovely walks round both Islands and also Golden Park opposite.
We would love to return one day.

Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
1  Thank JohnIngreece
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MaistraCroatia, Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Dear Johnlngreece,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions with us and all the members of theTripAdvisor community. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you were satisfied with our service. Your review will motivate us to improve even more and to constantly seek for new improvements. Hope to have a chance to welcome you again.
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

What a fabulous holiday we have just had at Hotel Istria, Rovinj is a delightful little town where you can while away hours eating ,drinking or just people watching. The town itself has lovely little streets and alleys ways that lead to the top of the hill and a overly old hush that has a tower you can climb for exceptional panoramic views.The hotel is on its own little island with lots of secluded bays that are mainly safe to swim in and have sun beds available for hotel guests. The staff were all delightful,friendly and couldn’t do enough for their guests. I have to mention some staff by name as they gave just outstanding service.,Goran,Denis Milanka,Milico,Bojan and the lovely Helena. The buffet breakfast and dinners were all well cooked and provided a great selection ,including wine and beer for dinners.The rooms were clean and a good size. The pool was spotless and a good size The other sporting facilities tennis court and table tennis table were good value and the gym and health suites ) were all well equipped. We will definitely return again very soon.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
1  Thank StanB0110
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MaistraCroatia, Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear StanB0110,
Thank you very much for writing such a detailed review after your stay at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you liked many segments of our offer. It's great to know that the offer from our restaurant, comfort of our beds, our location and peaceful atmosphere made your holiday unforgettable. We are happy that our staff contributed to the quality of your stay with their approach and kindness. Thank you very much for recommending us to all the members of the TripAdvisor community. It means a lot to us. We hope that we will have a chance to welcome you again soon.
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have just returned from a holiday at Hotel Istra, our first time in Croatia, and, I have to say, we were very pleasantly surprised. On arrival at St Andrews, or Red Island, I was amazed at how beautiful it was. A very speedy check in and we were in our room before we knew it. The rooms are in need of a little updating, however saying that, they have everything you need and are spotlessly clean. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful, plenty of sunbeds and places to sunbathe, and quiet shaded areas for when you want a quiet drink or snack. Dining is buffet style, the restaurant can get very busy, there is plenty of choice, always something for everyone, with the added bonus of drinks being included with dinner. The hotel staff are excellent, no complaints regarding customer service. I must give special mention to Jan the Tui rep, who goes out of his way to ensure everybody has a good holiday. He is friendly and approachable with a great sense of humour, by far the best rep I have ever come across. There is also a young lady who greets you when you arrive for dinner who is very very nice and welcoming. There is a boat service over to Rovinj, free to hotel guests, and a visit to Rovinj is an absolute must, it is beautiful. Hotel Istra was recommended to us by family members and we are so pleased that we took their advice, we had a wonderful holiday!

Room Tip: I think you would have a good view from front or back of the hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank SuePMerseysideUK
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MaistraCroatia, Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear SuePMerseysideUK,
Thank you for choosing hotel Istra as your holiday destination and for being our guest. We are glad that your stay at hotel Istra caused happiness in you. Our main mission is to provide great moments for our dear guest and we are also very happy when we succeed. We are also glad that you recognized the quality of our hotel offer. We are constantly working on many projects in order to give our guests an amazing experience. Thank you once again for your nice review. Hope we will have a chance to welcome you soon again.
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Just returned from the island hotel istra on 7th July 2018 and once again had a fantastic holiday since our last visit the hotel has refurbished many areas for the better. The chefs have been changed and the food is a lot better though a little repetitive the Lanterna restraunt is quite pricey but the food is delicious. Our 4yr old grandson loved it he was never out of the pool and the kids club when things got too hot. The place is still spotlessly clean rooms need a bit tlc but very clean and we'll looked after, staff are also very friendly as is everyone on the mainland. The hotel is on an island and traffic free and a regular boat runs between the mainland and hotel. If your staying with children ask for room 252/253 as there is a roof below the balcony so is not a drop where you would worry about safety for little ones. We will definitely be returning to this hotel again.

Stayed: June 2018, traveled with family
1  Thank johngi
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MaistraCroatia, Manager at Island Hotel Istra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear johngi,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and all the members of the TripAdvisor community. We are so happy you had a nice stay at our hotel. Every feedback from our guests is very important to us. By reading all the reviews from our guests, we collect all the relevant information which help us to improve our service. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again at our resort. Looking forward upon your next arrival.
Kind regards,

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