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Villa Marea
Ranked #3 of 49 Rovinj B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 September 2012

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 :-)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

This pension has a combination of hotel rooms and apartments. Everything is very clean. It's located in a quiet neighborhood a 20-25 min walk from the Rovinj old town. You can also get around town on one of the bicycles they have available for rent. I found the location preferable to the center of Rovinj, which is quite crowded. We opted for a studio apartment. While not especially roomy, it came with a nice patio where you could sit outside. The studio is a good choice because you can stock up on food at a nearby grocery store. While the pension offers breakfast, you have to order in advance and it's an extra charge. Only negative about the place is that it can be a bit hard to find. The trick seems to be to find Stjepana Radica--main street for the neighborhood. Once there, look for signs that will direct you to Villa Marea. One final hint--bring cash. There's a 4 percent discount for paying in kuna instead of by credit card. Made this one of the best values of our trip to Croatia.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank williedillo
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

This was a new hotel outside of old town, Rovinj. It is a short walk from the beach, which was amazing. I loved the beach area near this hotel. The hotel itself is in a residential neighborhood, which seemed odd to me (but maybe normal for this area). We had a car, so getting to Old Town, the store, restaurants, etc...was pretty easy. There were a couple of restaurants that were maybe a 10 minute walk away if you do not have a car. Old Town would probably be a pretty good hike. The hotel has bikes and 1 scooter for rent, though. The pool area was small, but nice enough (although the beach is way better and there are chairs to rent down there - 25 kuna). The apartment was very lovely. 1 bedroom, living room and a kitchen. It was pretty clean. A couple of tiny, black bugs, but nothing major, and I don't know that those could be helped. Oh, and there are 2 bathrooms, which was pretty awesome! No breakfast offered when we were there in May. Still slow season, I guess. Would've been nice to be able to at least get coffee.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank stephp18
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Located in a pleasant suburb about 30 minutes walk to the old town, this is a value for money option for a few nights. The sea shore is a short walk away, through a wooded area. There is an attractive coastal path which runs all the way into the centre (too far to walk but easy by bike). The Villa Marea offers a good deal for bike hire (check the mechanics before making your choice).
There is a small pool in the hotel grounds, with good sun chairs. Everything about this place is spotless. The continental breakfast is good so well worth the additional 6 euros per head. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Giovanni's restaurant, a 10 minute walk away, is great value and a good alternative to the more pricey ones in the old town. Friendly service, good prices and quality food.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stavros45
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Świetny hotelik, b. miła obsługa. Nie serwują jedzenia, za to pokoje są wyposażone w kuchnię i wszystkie niezbędne przybory. Do plaży 5 minut piechotą, a plaże są cudowne w Rovinj. Byliśmy z żoną 4 moce i chętnie tam wrócimy.

Great little hotel, very nice staff. They don't serve food, but the rooms have a fully equipped kitchen. 5 minutes walk to the beach and the beaches in Rovinj are amazing. I was staying in this hotel with my wife for four nights and we would love to come back there some day.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Villa Marea is a boutique type accommodation set in a quiet residential area about a 20 minute walk into the old town. The residential area is full of fig, cherry and other fruit trees...it is a lovely quiet area, very green.

The Villa is spotless with well appointed new looking rooms. The reception is very nice and helpful. Djuljano in particular helped us a lot including giving us a lift into town after we checked out to go to the bus stop for our onward journey to Slovenia!! Nothing seemed too problematic for him.

They have 2 computers available for public use in a small reception area which is handy.

The pool is refreshing and clean although a little small but given the the the price of the place you can't complain. It is reasonably deep so the water would stay cool during the hot days.

The room was very comfortable with a nice comfortable bed. The Villa was very quiet that we slept well and we are light sleepers.

A rental car would be handy if you plan to visit Pula and other coastal towns.

In summary, very nice accommodation with wonderful staff, in a quiet area with a little bit of a walk to old town if you don't wish to drive but this can be a positive or a negative depending on how active you are.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank izramSydney
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

My husband and I stayed at Villa Marea for 2 weeks in September. We could not fault the apartment. The standard of cleanliness was excellent and the staff and owner were very pleasant. The pool area is lovely and relaxing.
There is a walk of about 20 minutes to get into the town but we saw this as a plus rather than a minus in that we got exercise! We had arranged a hire car before our trip so we were able to stock up on groceries at the supermarket (there are 3 large supermarkets within 5 minutes drive). However, the market in Rovinj is great for fruit and veg and very cheap.
On several days, we travelled further afield site seeing as far down the coast as Rabac and as far north as Novigrad. Rovinj is the nicest of all the places we visited on the trip.
Thanks to all at Villa Marea.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Vukovarska Ulica - Via Vukovar 8 | near entrance of Cuvi natural park, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Istria > Rovinj
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Rovinj
Price Range: £58 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Marea 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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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