Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Excellent hotel with very friendly service. The location and decor is perfect. I visited a lot of hotel and restaurants but never saw a waiter like Mr Alen. Were overwhelmed by its elegance, perfection and friendliness. The food was excellent. The prices are reasonably good. We felt like in the seventh heaven ... just perfect !!!
This low rating is a result of our experiences rather than the physical attributes of this super hotel in the 'perfect' location in Rovinj. Negatives were driven by: - hotel not informing me at time of booking of the live band just outside the hotel scheduled for the 2 nights we booked - noise level was intolerable till 2-3am even though we were in top floor Gallery suite at back of hotel. - no offer of discount when we complained about the noise pollution. - top floor Gallery suite was windowless except for skylights (nice clouds) and expensive. Nothing like the photo on website, so buyer beware. This was the poorest hotel experience on our 2 week trip around Croatia. Its a shame because the hotel is generally super. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and well presented. Car parking worked well; we drove to hotel after getting permission from the security folks at the car parking area. We checked out after the first night declining the second night in search of peace and tranquility. I suspect that there are multiple concerts during tourist season outside the hotel as well as boom box buskers. So be warned or be prepared.
To say we were overwhelmed is possibly not doing the hotel justice. The room was superb - a number of small additions enhancing the superb interior design. The staff were wonderful - particularly the service for dinner. Highly recommend this hotel. We were in room 4 & no mouse whatsoever.
Great chic hotel which provided high quality amenities (eg Molton Brown toiletries) and located very centrally in the heart of town. The staff were professional and service excellent. What's there not to love about this property and the staff which made our stay even more special!
Hotel has been thoroughly refreshed and updated. Hotel corridors almost pitch black (could use more light), but upon opening room door ... voila - light, spacious, extremely comfortable. Important tip: Hotel is in a pedestrian-only zone. If arriving by car, call the hotel first and get directions to the remote parking lot. Staff can meet you there with an electric cart and ferry you to the hotel. Our GPS did not recognize no-car zone; and we kept driving in circles for a while. Front desk staff was not particularly warm, but helpful bellman who "saved" us from our car dilemma more than made up for it. Once special touch: each room has a journal in it, for guests to leave their individual memories of their stay. Final comment: As noted in some other reviews, there can be at least a fair amount of "town square" noise in front of the hotel, but it was not severe enough to bother us. Windows were double-paned, as I recall, and noise came through only with windows opened.
I'd like to separate my review into 2 parts: 1) Hotel itself, 2) Hotel location & its immediate surroundings. It's only fair to make this clear separation. The hotel... In short: Excellent in almost all categories. Excellent & very friendly & professional top-notch service. Clean room. Comfortable bed. Spacious & comfortable bathroom outfitted with modern & very functional fixtures. Responsive staff & great customer service. Hotel location & surroundings... This hotel is located smack dab inside the old city's main public town square. As such there's a constant & unrelenting source of noise from a variety of sources, the least of which are the buskers playing their instruments aided by large boom boxes playing the same playlist over & over & over again, as already mentioned by another reviewer. The next morning after our arrival a huge truck showed up and started unloading all the equipment necessary for setting up a kiddy go-cart race track literally right underneath our window. Unsurprisingly a couple of hours later hundreds of screaming children showed up to take part in the fun activities. Yipeeee! But my biggest issue was the large scale construction taking place across the harbor opposite the sea-facing rooms. Another hotel of the same chain is being built across the harbor with bedrock pounding & grinding equipment in use nearly 24 hrs/day. You read that right... It's non-stop! The sound of those equipments can be clearly heard even with the windows fully shut & locked/sealed. According to the hotel staff the builders of that site have a mandate to finish that hotel in a year, by Oct 2018! They also have special permission from the local municipality to operate 24x7. It's a huge construction site so no wonder they're pounding away at it day & night. The point of all this is... Visitors beware! If you're the happy go-lucky type of person who loves the hustle n bustle of a busy town square, complete with street performers playing instruments & hundreds of foreign visitors all literally within earshot of your beautiful hotel room, then you'll have a great time at The Adriatic. Otherwise... Well, I'll let you figure out the rest of that. Thank God this was pretty much a rest stop for us on our way to another destination. Otherwise to say I'd have been pissed would be a huge understatement. I'm still making this a 4 star review, but you should be fully aware what you're getting yourself into reserving a room at this hotel.
Firstly , We were fortunate to stay in the Adriatic suite of this amazing 18 room boutique hotel. It is a beautiful juxtaposition of the Old exterior with super-modern interiors and we loved it . Generally the staff were just fabulous , just one or two with the more cold and distant approach ( but it is the end of season and I suppose they were a bit 'over it ') We loved breakfast , loved the cafe for drinks and it's position is "almost" perfect !!however .... The Second point , The one thing that even on day 2 has ruined our whole 7 night experience is the completely overly loud and totally intrusive busking by the sax and clarinet players in the Square who seems to want to play between them for 12 solid hours ( Yes 12 hours nonstop ) They position themselves and their two amplified speakers directly outside the hotel and play full pitch the same playlist every single day !!! They never change position , never give you a break and never stop playing . Now this might be a little relief if you are a day visitor to Rovinj, but when you have a seven night stay it is just purgatory and like a type of silence deprivation therapy We approached the front desk on several occasions and they just shrug their shoulders and say their is nothing they can do about it . It's such a shame as it means we were unable to sit out on either balcony in the suite to relax and enjoy this idyll - a siesta in the afternoon is impossible , even with alll shutters, doors and heavy curtains closed and if you turn in for an early night expect to hear the music to at least 11pm and often later Such a shame ....
We spent 2 weeks in Hungary and Croatia. Our favorite city was Rovinj, by far, and our favorite hotel was easily the Hotel Adriatic. In fact, this is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in anywhere in the world. The location, right on the waterfront, is great. The staff are extremely efficient, albeit a little cool. The overall style and vibe is very modern. The spaces in the hotel are great and our room was fantastic, with windows opening out over the harbor. It's not cheap but we couldn't resist staying here for 3 nights and we would go back in a heartbeat. We highly recommend this property.
Hotel Adriatic is a small boutique hotel with a perfect location right on the water. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly large by European standards and the food is great. We had dinner here one night and breakfast every morning. I highly recommend this hotel if you are planning a trip to Rovinj.
Old hotel with a new modern make over, very comfortable rooms with top rated bathroom, go for no 14. Fantastic young staff, all very helpful. Restaurant good food needs a few minor tweaks, wine all local try Merlot Radovan 2011. Situated on the harbour front so just watch the yachts and mega yachts come and go. Lots of other bars and restaurants to try from no frills to very expensive, lots of seafood and oddly very very good lamb from France. We were told very busy in season, best try spring and autumn.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 284 reviews