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“Impressive.”
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Resort Amarin
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Rovinj
near Geneva
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Impressive.”
Reviewed 29 July 2008

We have just returned from a week at Amarin - apparently it's busiest week of the year. We had a 'renovated' B5 appartment (1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom) for 3 of us. The appartment was great. It was exactly like the pictures - modern, 2 balconies, small bathroom and airconditioning. The appartment also provided outdoor furniture (table, chairs and umbrella and towel/clothes rack). This was perfect as we took our portable BBQ and cooked and ate outside most nights.
The 'tourist settlement' is enormous - with some 200 campsites, 300 renovated appartments and some 300 unrenovated appartments. This was the downside for us... it was very crowded. But on the upside, the location was fabulous. We were across the harbour from Rovinj - a 15 min. ferry ride from the settlement to Rovinj which was fairly regular. The settlement was on the beach/coast so it was private 'beach'. So long as you didn't mind the rocks (which for us was fun for our daughter to play and explore the rock pools), you had about 1km of private 'beach' access. Another plus for us was the entertainment. The 'kids club' was in the morning, and again in the afternoon, and there was a 'mini-disco' in the evening after dinner. We were out most days exploring, so our daughter enjoyed the mini-disco each night. She loved it. The staff were all very accomodating and kind.
Also - a great tip. We took our small portable BBQ - and cooked outside on our terrace most nights.
I'm not sure if we'd go there again... basically for the reason that we were paying for alot of activites/features that we just didn't use and because it was so busy and large. But on the other hand - when you take into account the modern apartment with airconditioning, right on the ocean with private coast and regular ferry access to Rovinj - maybe we would do it again...

  • Liked — Location, Kids club, Air conditioning,
  • Disliked — Too big, too many people.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

We just stayed at the Amarin, and when we arrived I wasn't too sure what to expect. For those who don't know "Tourist Settlement" is a large resort that has camping, small cabins and then apartments for staying in. When we drove through the camping, the first thing we saw were the small cabins and I was like, is this where we are staying? Luckily when we continued to our room, I was very impressed. The appartments look just like the picutrues, and the room we stayed in had a great view over the sea. At first when we got to our room, it only had one double bed, when what we booked on Expedia was a studio that was to have a king and a sofa bed. When I called the receptionist, they told me to go back to see them. Luckily the price difference between the room we had and the room they happily transfered us was nothing. They were very helpfull and pleasant with the change in rooms. When we got to our room, we entered through our balcony into the bedroom. It had a nice double bed and a pull out sofa bed (more like a pull out chair bed, but it worked fine for my 2 & 5 year old to sleep in). The bathroom was kinda small, but served its purpose. There was a nice little kitchen area with a table, fridge, sink and dinnerware for use. The hotel had a very nice pool slide, my oldest loved it. However, keep in mind, it is a salt water pool. (I didn't know that). The hotel restaruants were very nice. And the resort is right on the beach. The beach was beautiful, but remember they are white stone beaches, so bring your water shoes you will need them!! The view of the sea is georgeous, I got tons of FANTASTIC pictures of my family. The town of Rovinj is a short 5 minute drive away, so if you don't have a car, you will have to take the water ferry, which is pretty cheap I think. We had our own car, so it was no big deal to us. Overall, we had a very nice stay. I liked the fact that it was in its own little cove off by itself. It gave us a little privacy and less of the hustle and bustle of the town. Very nice stay. I would recommend it to you all!

  • Liked — The beach scene
  • Disliked — The combo with the campers
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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torquay england
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Reviewed 23 August 2007

When we initially arrived at the Amarin Appartments we were a little disapponted by the size of the appartment as we'd stayed at the Horizont Splendid near Pula last year and appt was much bigger. Also the beach and pool area were very busy. Our first impression was not a lasting one. We ( a family of 10 including kids ranging from 6 - 15 all grew to really love this place .There was plenty to do for all ages. Free entertainment every night , the whole place was spotlessly clean and good kitchen facilities if you needed them. The beaches are pebbly and rocky but we knew that before we arrived and the snorkeling was fab. We discovered a little beach just down the hill from our appt near to the grill restaurant which was very quiet and perfect for soaking up the gorgeous weather. The staff on site are all so friendly and smiley nothing is too much trouble.

The town of Rovinj is absolutely stunning and there were taxi boats and buses into the resort so that you could have an evening out without the car.Our favourite restaurant was the Fortuna on the harbourside, not the cheapest but Angelo and his staff made us so welcome we actually ate there 4 times in a week. The Orange bar is great for a coctail but especially an icecream , the seller is hilarious.

We also visted the town of Vrsar which is very picturesque ,
lots of restaurants and a panoramic view of the gorge on the drive down.The grappa sellers are very reasonable and only to happy to let you taste their wares.

On the drive down to Rovinj from Rijecka we stopped at the town of Pazin very old ,good pizzas for lunch.

We also took a trip to Red Island from Rovinj best snorkelling af all there.

I would thoroughly recommend the Amarin Appartments something for everyone. Enjoy!!

  • Liked — THE LOCATION AND THE STAFF
  • Disliked — ONLY ONE BATHROOM IN APPARTMENT FOR 6
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Resort Amarin
Address: T.N.Monsena 2, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Istria > Rovinj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Rovinj
#11 Luxury Hotel in Rovinj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Resort Amarin 4*
Number of rooms: 461
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cascading gently towards the rocky beaches and the turquoise sea, the Amarin Resort offers the privacy of your own home with a great view of the Old Town in lush nature just minutes away from the sea. ... more   less 
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Resort Amarin Hotel Rovinj
Tourist Settlement Amarin Rovinj
Amarin Rovinj

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