We went to Villa Marea in the first week of september 2012. Once arrived, I looked very adorable. Clean parking in front of the appartment, very good looking garden, very clean swimming pool, little adorable lounge beside the swimming pool, ...
The girl at the reception gave us a very warm welcome and also the other staff was very friendly and helpfull. For example: we once forgot to do the dishes in our appartment and when we came back later that that, it looked like the cleaning woman did it, even if we didn't ask her to.
The building is very clean and quiet modern. We stayed at a small studio on the second floor, large enough for 2 persons. We had a little terrasse on the back of the building with a little view on Rovinj itself. The complete studio was very clean and well equiped with plates, glasses, cooking area, tv with satellite, safe, airco. Bed was very good, my back didn't hurt at all.
The beach is about 2 to 10 minutes by foot from Villa Marea, depending on if you can run very fast, walk normal or very slowly :-)
There's a Konzum supermarket and bakery just around the corner, about 5 minutes walking. Going to the city center by foot takes about 20 minutes. Also in the direct area: 2 excellent restaurants (people told us so), but we didn't get there.
Villa Marea's location is excellent. You can go anywhere on the coastside of Istria within 60 minutes. For example: Porec is about 30 minutes by car, even as Pula. Vrsar takes about 20 minutes, Novigrad 45 minutes, Umag about 55 minutes. Going to nice villages as Buje or Groznjan, al little bit more to the north, only takes about 45 minutes.
Rovinj and Villa Marea are about 50 minutes from the borderline with Slovenia and its adorable Portoroz, also worth a quick visit.
Even if we didn't use them, Villa Rovinj offers bikes for rent at a reasonable price. Also interesting: paying cash for your stay gives you 4% off on your bill, which we liked a lot, even if Villa Marea is very affordable.
I would like to recomment Villa Marea to all of you, except in de first week of september because I'd like to have my room back next year :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This guesthouse is a newly-built villa in one of the most popular districts of Rovinj. We are located 150 meters from the entrance of the Cuvi Natural Park, and 300 meters from the beautiful and famous Cuvi Bay and beach. It is only a ten-minute walk to the historical center of Rovinj. ... more less
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