Where to Stay in Rovinj, Croatia – TOP Hotels & Apartments

Aerial view of Rovinj, Croatia, showcasing the coastal old town with terracotta rooftops and a prominent bell tower, surrounded by the bright blue Adriatic Sea with boats and a green peninsula in the background

Rovinj is a charming city recognized for its wonderful beaches, narrow cobblestone streets, and amazing cuisine and definitely one of the most charming towns I visited in Croatia! If this sounds appealing, you’ll probably be wondering where to stay in Rovinj – I’m more than happy to help you with this! 

A few years back, I visited Rovinj during my travels across the Istria region of Croatia and immediately fell in love with it. Read this post to get the full list of hand-picked best hotels/apartments sorted by price and rating!

As for the area, I’d recommend staying in the Old Town because of all the attractions, but since Rovinj is such a small town, even if you’re staying outside the Old Town, you’ll still be super close to it! 

But no worries, in this post, we are going to cover all price ranges for accommodation, family-friendly places, hotels with a pool, and a couple more nice things!

Once you go through this post, I’m sure you’ll be able to find the right hotel for you! Just make sure you book early because Rovinj accommodations sell out incredibly fast!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

In case you don’t have time to scroll down, here are the best places to stay in Rovinj, Croatia:

I’ve also put together a map of my recommendations so you can easily visualize all their locations. As you can see, the city is really small, and you can pretty much walk anywhere regardless of your location, so I didn’t break it down into specific areas or neighborhoods. Instead, I picked the top hotels based on their price ranges!

Quick overview of Rovinj

Historic buildings with weathered facades and colorful shutters reflect on the calm water at sunset in Rovinj, creating a tranquil and picturesque scene

As I already mentioned, Rovinj is a very small city in Istria (this is why you should visit Istria), and you can walk practically anywhere, so the neighborhood you choose to stay in doesn’t really matter too much. 

Here are the main areas of Rovinj that are great to stay in for tourists:

  1. The Old Town marks the town center of Rovinj and is a great place to stay if you’re visiting for the first time, or you’re just spending a day in Rovinj. The Old Town boasts beautiful architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, art galleries, and great bars and restaurants. Some of the top attractions here include the Church of St. Euphemia (map), the Rovinj Heritage Museum, and Balbi’s Arch (map).
    NOTE: Rovinj’s Old Town is a car-free zone, so you can neither drive nor park here. So even if you’re staying here, you won’t be able to park your car at the accommodation. However, some hotels offer the option to drive to the hotel to drop off your luggage and then drive back to the designated parking outside the pedestrian zone. Luckily, there’s ample parking at Valdibora (map), just a 5 min walk from the center.
  2. Rovinj Wider Town (City Center) is the area immediately surrounding the Old Town. It is a little more residential, less touristy but still well connected to all the attractions. You won’t find many hotels here – the accommodation consists mostly of apartments – but you’ll be within walking distance of many beaches. If you’re staying here, pay a visit to the Rovinj Aquarium
  3. South Rovinj will take you to the best seaside part of the city. With a huge promenade lining the water and numerous hotels and resorts, this is a very touristy part of the city. When staying here, you can explore Punta Corrente Forest Park (map), catch the sunset at Lone Bay (map), or go swimming on Mulini Beach (map). 
  4. East Rovinj mainly has family homes, so the accommodation options here consist of apartments and Airbnb rentals. There’s also not much in terms of attractions, so it’s perfect for a relaxing holiday. Old Town is a 20-min walk away from here. 
  5. North Rovinj is a more industrial part of the city and a bit further away from the center, so not ideal if you plan on walking to the center – the main road doesn’t have any sidewalks. There are regular bus lines and even taxi boats there during the high season! If you’re staying here, you have to spend some time in the Porton Biondi beach bar (map) and maybe even go on a wine tour across Istria. 
Quaint outdoor cafe nestled among colorful, historic buildings on a cobblestone street in Rovinj, under a clear blue sky with fluffy clouds

PRO TIP: if you’re having trouble deciding between Rovinj or Pula, I have good news – you can do both! Pula is just 40 km (26 miles) away from Rovinj, so you can rent a car, make the 40-min drive, and tick both off your bucket list! And if you’re looking for more cool day trips, I suggest heading out to Lim Fjord or the Monkodonja archeological site.

Finally, I wanted to give a quick shoutout to the Rovinj Islands! If you have some time to spare, I highly suggest you visit the 2 largest ones in the archipelago – St. Andrew’s Island and St. Catherine’s Island. 

Alright, now that we learnt about the main areas of the city, let’s talk about accommodation options – I have covered hotels and apartments and everything in between:

1. Rovinj Hotels

The following sections feature the top hotels in Rovinj in 3 price categories – luxury, mid-range, and budget. I also provided a price range for each of the categories so you can quickly navigate to the one that meets your budget. Whether you’re looking for 5-star hotels or budget stays, you’ll find it below. 

Luxury (€250 and up)

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  • Grand Park Hotel is one of the top Rovinj luxury hotels, offering spectacular views of the Old Town and elegantly decorated rooms. Guests at the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj will enjoy a buffet breakfast, access to 5 on-site restaurants, as well as a wellness and spa center with indoor pools, steam rooms, and saunas. 
  • Monte Mulini Adults Exclusive Hotel is an adults-only luxurious hotel. All rooms at the Hotel Monte Mulini feature balconies overlooking the pool, the garden, and the sea, while guests can also dine at one of the 3 restaurants and use the wellness center that consists of an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym, and a Mediterranean garden. 
  • Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, most of which boast views over the town. You can drive up to the hotel for a bag drop-off, then hand your car over to a valet. While staying at Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico, you can try various wine selections at the wine vault, order room service, or enjoy a meal on the traditional Mediterranean enclosed terrace. 
A collage of three luxury hotel photos in Rovinj with free parking: featuring a vibrant red building on a cobbled street, a chic minimalist bedroom, and a serene pool area encircled by lush greenery
  • Adriatic Hotel is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in a central location right in the heart of Rovinj Old Town. During your stay at Hotel Adriatic, you can enjoy the 2 bars and the a-la-carte restaurant or head to the nearby Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and use their wellness and spa center with an indoor pool and 2 outdoor swimming pools. 
  • Hotel Angelo d’Oro is situated in a historic building, a former Bishop’s Palace from the 17th century. The Hotel Angelo d’Oro is among the top boutique hotels in Rovinj, boasting elegant rooms with exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings, and offering a great breakfast as well as private parking at a nearby location. 
  • Hotel Eden is one of the most fabulous hotels in Rovinj, in a wonderful location, just 2 min away from the beach. You can drive up to the hotel and drop off your bags, then enjoy the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, relax in the wellness and spa area, or benefit from all the fun activities at Hotel Eden, such as water polo and basketball!

Mid-range (from €150 to €250)

A collage of three mid-range hotel photos in Rovinj for couples: presenting a cozy bedroom with ambient lighting, a traditional façade with green shutters, and an inviting outdoor café scene in front of the hotel
  • Hotel Casa Garzotto is a nice boutique hotel and the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the authentic Croatian style! The hotel is decorated in a classic, old-style way that will charm you right from the start. The facilities are all very modern – AC, satellite TV, dry cleaning, free bicycle rentals, and more!
  • Hotel Boutique Natka is a great boutique hotel offering great value for money. Each of the rooms is air-conditioned, with a private bathroom and cable TV, but guests also benefit from dining at the on-site restaurants, free parking on-site, and the free bike rentals offered by the hotel. 
  • Tre Porte Rovinj is conveniently located in Old Town Rovinj and offers rooms with private bathrooms, air conditioning, and flat-screen TVs. Guests are welcome to use the private parking nearby, and many of Rovinj’s top attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. 
A collage of three mid-range hotel photos in Rovinj for shopping enthusiasts: highlighting a charming building with balconies, a pristine white-sheeted bedroom, and a spacious living area with modern amenities
  • Boutique Hotel Lili is located on a quiet street and a short walk away from the charming Old Town. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, a delicious breakfast, and a spacious summer terrace where guests can relax with a drink from the bar. 
  • B&B Sea Joy Rovinj is a lovely bed and breakfast situated just a few steps away from the beach. All of the rooms at this property are non-smoking, equipped with a coffee machine and a fridge, and there’s also an on-site restaurant with a garden terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast. 
  • Villa Milli B&B offers accommodation in both rooms and apartments, as well as a fabulous breakfast. Each guest at this B&B receives a traditional Istrian souvenir from the owner, and the front desk can help you arrange daily boat cruises to other destinations in Istria.

Budget (up to €150)

A collage of three budget hotel photos in Rovinj with free cancellation: illustrating a simple yet elegant bedroom, a welcoming apartment exterior, and a bright, colorful dining area.
  • Guesthouse Residence Major is a budget-friendly accommodation offering spacious rooms with balconies and private bathrooms. The guest house is situated in a quiet neighborhood close to the beach and provides free on-site parking, free Wi-Fi access, and an airport shuttle at an additional cost. 
  • Guest House Mafi is located in a quiet neighborhood and offers clean rooms with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom, while some units also have a private terrace. Guests can benefit from bicycle rentals and airport transfers, both available for an extra charge. 

NOTE: there aren’t too many budget hotels in Rovinj, so if you’re traveling on a tight budget, I suggest you consider staying in an apartment. Find my recommendations in the apartments section further down in the post. 

2. Best Rovinj hotels for families

If you are traveling with kids, there are a lot of nice options for you too: 

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  • Maistra Select Family Hotel Amarin is actually set on a green peninsula, a bit farther away from the center but super close to the sea! The family hotel Amarin will spoil you with an outdoor swimming complex, 4 restaurants, playgrounds, and sports activities, and you can book a family suite to have access to 2 connecting rooms. 
  • The Melegran is an exclusive hotel in the town center near the Church of St. Euphemia and provides accommodation in comfortable rooms, as well as access to a shared lounge and a bar, and serves a daily buffet or continental breakfast. You can rent family rooms, and children’s cots are provided free of charge. 
  • Lone Hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for a top-notch luxury hotel that can accommodate families. Located within Golden Cape Natural Park, Lone Hotel is extremely close to the sea. The guests at Hotel Lone Rovinj will enjoy amazing facilities such as a wellness center, an indoor pool, and 2 outdoor swimming pools. 
  • bed&breakfast Bohemian offers accommodation in spacious rooms and access to a terrace, a shared lounge, and a children’s playground. Guests can benefit from free bicycle rentals, luggage storage space, buffet and a la carte breakfast options, and a selection of packed lunches. 
A collage of three top-rated hotel photos for families in Rovinj: capturing the sleek design of Hotel Delfin, a warmly decorated bedroom, and a contemporary pool with a shaded lounge area
  • Porton Nature Hideout provides accommodation in family-friendly vacation rentals that can accommodate 4 or 5 people. Each of these homes has access to a private pool, air conditioning, a private bathroom, and some kitchen appliances. The holiday park is right on the beach and offers bike and car hire. 
  • Hotel Delfin is in a central location near the Rovinj Marina, with an on-site bar, restaurants, and a terrace that provides stunning sea views. At Hotel Delfin, you can book a sea-view room or a room with a terrace/balcony that can easily accommodate the whole family and get kids’ meals for an additional charge. 

3. Apartments in Rovinj, Croatia

Apartments can also be a great choice for travelers who want to feel at home while visiting Croatia. Apartments give you the comfort and privacy you need, and they are available for any kind of budget. Here are my recommendations:

Luxury (€200 and up)

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  • Royal Apartments is an apartment complex located right in the heart of the historical area of Rovinj. The apartments are gorgeous and functional – each has a private bathroom, kitchen, and a separate seating area – and they all provide amazing views of the sea and of the nearby islands. 
  • Apartments Tamburini is a nice luxury apartment in Rovinj that awaits you with beautiful, ocean-inspired decorations and a wonderful garden where you can relax and unwind. You will find different kinds of apartments available here, suitable for 4 to 6 people traveling to this beautiful city.
  • A&D Apartments offers a variety of choices, from a studio-type apartment perfect for 2 people to a gorgeous apartment with sea views for up to 4 people. Regardless of what you’re choosing, you will be greeted with a nice atmosphere and good amenities like air conditioning and satellite TV. 
A collage of three luxury apartment photos in Rovinj, Croatia: featuring a sophisticated bedroom with a colorful accent wall, an ornate traditional building, and a stylish loft living area with bright furnishings
  • Noemi’s Rooms is an apartment complex in the Rovinj city center offering 4-star service. Each of the 4 apartments at this accommodation has a private bathroom with a shower, a seating area, and select kitchen facilities. There’s also a minimarket on-site where you can get all the basic necessities. 
  • Loreto LYA SEA VIEW APARTMENTS are situated within walking distance of several popular beaches and offer magnificent sea views. Each of the units has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a private bathroom stocked with free toiletries and a hairdryer. 
  • Residence Porta Antica is situated in a historic building in Rovinj Old Town and offers accommodation in rooms/apartments with antique furnishings and historic features such as stone walls, brick floors, and exposed beam ceilings. All units are non-smoking and have Wi-Fi access. 

Mid-range (from €120 to €200)

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  • Apartment and Studio Tereza has many options you can choose from: a studio-type apartment suitable for 2 people, an apartment with a balcony, and one with a terrace, perfect for a group of up to 4 people. The rooms are spotless, and the kitchen is fully equipped.
  • Grisia 26 Apartment Rovinj is another great choice to make you feel at home. This apartment is located only minutes away from the beach, and it’s perfect for up to 4 people, as there are 2 bedrooms available.
  • Apartments Aalvar and Aalto is a clean and cozy apartment complex located in the heart of Rovinj Old Town. The apartments are accessible through a private entrance, and each one has a seating area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining area. 
  • Old Town Apartments offers charming studios and apartments in a central location in Old Town. Some of the apartments boast authentic details like stone walls or beamed ceilings, but each of them has modern amenities like air conditioning and Wi-Fi. 

Budget (up to €120)

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  • Apartment Casa Banko awaits you with clean and comfy rooms, perfect for relaxation after a day of exploring Rovinj. The apartment also has free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and access to a beautiful garden, so I’m sure you will enjoy your stay there!
  • Apartment Iva has nice and cozy rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a nice dining area where you can spend time with your friends. Check the options from the link; you can choose from a studio apartment for 2 people or a bigger one suitable for 3.
  • Apartments Anamarija offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and air conditioning. The apartments can accommodate 2 people and feature a double bed, a full kitchen, and a private bathroom. 
  • Apartments Janko is a comfortable apartment complex with a garden and an outdoor fireplace. Each apartment at this property has a balcony with an outdoor dining area and views of the inner courtyard. 

4. Best Rovinj accommodations for couples

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If you’re planning a romantic break to Rovinj, you might be interested in some good hotels and apartments geared towards couples. 

My top selections are featured in the list below: 

  • Hotel Arupinum is located a bit further away from the Old Town, but the location is perfect for a relaxing stay or a romantic break. The Hotel Arupinum boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a spa center, and an a la carte restaurant ideal for romantic dinner dates. 
  • Maistra Select Island Hotel Istra is situated on St. Andrew’s Island, a 15-min boat ride away from Rovinj. During your stay at the Select Island Hotel Istra, you can enjoy both the indoor and outdoor pool, try different cuisines at the 5 on-site restaurants, or simply relax in a lounger on the sun terrace. 
  • Heritage Hotel Villa Valdibora is a boutique hotel in Old Town Rovinj, perfect if you want to have a romantic break in the town center. The hotel is housed in a traditional stone building from the 17th century, which helps create a romantic atmosphere; there’s also a spa and a garden. 
  • Villa Tuttorotto is situated in the Old Town and overlooks the Adriatic Sea and Rovinj Harbor. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms with antique details, a sunny terrace with a bar, and a dining room that serves daily gourmet breakfast. 

5. Best Rovinj hotels with a pool

A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Rovinj: a bedroom with a vibrant blue bedspread and wooden headboard, a living room with a balcony that opens up to a sea view, and a tranquil poolside lined with sun loungers overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Rovinj is a popular destination for a beach holiday, but many people also like having access to a pool. If you think of yourself as a pool person, check out these hotels in Rovinj that feature a pool/s:

  • Maistra Select Island Hotel Katarina is located on St. Catherine’s Island and is one of the most popular hotels around Rovinj. While you’re staying at the Select Island Hotel Katarina, you can use both an adults’ and a kids’ outdoor swimming pool, dine at 2 restaurants, and admire the remains of an old castle integrated into the hotel. 
  • Casa Alice is a charming hotel with an outdoor swimming pool situated in a restored Istrian hotel. This family-run accommodation stands out among Rovinj hotels for the fact that it offers its guests to try homemade red and white wine and sample olive oil produced in the family’s private oil grove. 
  • Maistra Select All Suite Island Hotel Istra is yet another island hotel on St. Andrew Island. During your stay at the All Suite Island Hotel Istra, you gain access to 3 swimming pools, a wellness center, free parking, as well a hotel restaurant serving complimentary drinks during dinner. 
  • Villa Marea is in a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday, a short walk away from the town center. Guests can benefit from the use of an outdoor pool, free parking, and an amazing breakfast. 

NOTE: some of the hotels I recommend in other categories also boast pools, so if none of these hotels are available for your stay or don’t match some of your criteria, scroll through the article to discover other great options. 

👑 Luxury price:€220
💵 Mid-range:€140
🛏️ Budget:€80
📍 Best neighborhood:Old Town
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Grand Park Hotel
🧳 Mid-range hotel:Hotel Casa Garzotto
👛 Best budget hotel:Guesthouse Residence Major

FAQs about where to stay in Rovinj

Picturesque stone stairway in Rovinj, flanked by vibrant yellow and blue houses adorned with lush green plants and flowers, exuding a warm Mediterranean ambiance

🌤️ What is the best time of year to visit Rovinj?

You can visit Rovinj any time of year, but if you want to make the most of the beautiful beaches, I suggest visiting in summer, between July and September.

📅 How many days will you need to explore Rovinj?

Rovinj is relatively small. If you are only planning to go sightseeing, a day or two should be enough. But if you plan to spend time on the beach and enjoy other activities, I highly recommend at least 3 days.

🛌🏼 Where to stay in Rovinj for the first time?

The Old Town is the best place to start if you’re visiting Rovinj for the first time, as this is where you’ll find many historical monuments, amazing restaurants, and great hotels such as Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico and Hotel Casa Garzotto.

🏖️ What are the top beaches in Rovinj?

Rovinj’s beaches are a real highlight of the trip. Visit the famous stone beach, Balouta Beach, located within the old walls of the city, as well as Lone Bay Beach and Mulini Beach, which are both sandy beaches and great places to swim, sunbathe, and snorkel.

🎤 What is the language spoken in Rovinj?

There are two official languages spoken in Rovinj: Croatian and Italian. If you do not speak any of these languages, do not worry, as English is also widely spoken, especially in hotels and around major tourist attractions.

🛣️ How far is Rovinj from Porec?

Rovinj is 35 km (22 miles) away from Porec, or a 40-min drive away. You can take a bus, but it’s even better to rent a car and enjoy the scenic drive.

💰 Is Rovinj expensive?

Rovinj is not too expensive. Even though accommodation and restaurant prices tend to go up during peak season, Rovinj is significantly cheaper than other Croatian destinations like Split or Dubrovnik

📍 Where to stay in Croatia?

Some of the best places to stay in Croatia include Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Zagreb. And if you’d like to see more of Istria, check out my list of the best towns to visit in Istria

⏳ When to book a hotel in Rovinj?

If you’re planning a trip to Rovinij, especially a beach holiday during peak season or for the Rovinj carnival in February, I suggest you book your hotel at least 4 months in advance to get access to the top hotels as well as the best deals. 

Conclusion

The iconic bell tower of Rovinj rises majestically above terracotta rooftops and colorful buildings, reflecting the charm of this Adriatic seaside town in the golden light of morning

And that’s my list of recommendations for Rovinj accommodation. I hope this has been useful to you and helped you decide where to stay in Rovinj! 

If you still can’t pick the right hotel from the many options on my list, here are my 2 favorites:

  • Grand Park Hotel – A 5-star hotel offering stunning views of the sea and the nearby islands, 3 pools, and 5 restaurants
  • Hotel Casa Garzotto – I appreciate the hotel’s location in Rovinj Old Town and its traditional decorations

Because Rovinj is such a popular destination among travelers in Istria, the accommodations are selling out very fast, which means it is always better to book in advance!

In case you want to read more about Croatia, you can find all my articles about this country here.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, you can leave them in the comments. I’m always happy to hear from my readers!

I hope you enjoy your stay in Rovinj, Croatia,

Yulia


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