Featured hotels in Istria

  • £175

    Average price per night

    Family Hotel Amarin, Rovinj
    9.4 Superb 4,991 reviews
    Description Located on a green peninsula, only 50 metres from the sea, Amarin Hotel features a Wellness and Spa zone. There are 4 restaurants with special menus for children.
    Review

    "Plenty of sun loungers. Amazing pools. The beach being so close was an unexpected surprise. Food amazing, staff excellent. Great Hotel."

    Michael. Ireland
  • £145

    Average price per night

    Design Hotel Navis, Opatija
    9.1 Superb 1,316 reviews
    Description Nestled on a rock above the sea, Design Hotel Navis offers an outdoor pool and a luxury interior.
    Review

    "The view alone is worth booking for but all staff are excellent and, with only 40 odd rooms, get to know their clients pretty quickly. Rooms are huge as is the bed. Private beach is small and stones but..."

    Terrence. United Kingdom
  • £173

    Average price per night

    Hotel Lone, Rovinj
    9.2 Superb 3,096 reviews
    Description Set within the Golden Cape Natural Park, Hotel Lone offers a terrace and a wellness area. The hotel is 200 metres away from the sea and a 15-minute stroll from Rovinj's centre.
    Review

    "Great modern luxurious hotel! Beautiful large bedrooms and balconies. One of the best hotel breakfasts I've had."

    Adam Engström. Sweden
  • £67

    Average price per night

    Hotel Villa Kapetanovic, Opatija
    9.0 Superb 1,062 reviews
    Description Featuring an outdoor pool with sun loungers, the family-run Hotel Villa Kapetanovic has a restaurant listed in the Gault Millau guide and a spacious terrace offering panoramic views of Kvarner Bay.
    Review

    "The staff was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful view from the room and the restaurant was outstanding."

    Nancy. USA
  • £83

    Average price per night

    Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence, Poreč
    9.0 Superb 1,100 reviews
    Description Nestled on the picturesque Poreč promenade Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence with adjoining elegant Valamar Villa Parentino and Valamar Villa Guilietta offer stunning views of the Sveti Nikola island...
    Review

    "The staff was very professional"

    Gary. Italy
  • £201

    Average price per night

    Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna, Poreč

    Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna

    Zelena Laguna, Poreč

    9.2 Superb 2,421 reviews
    Description Featuring a Spa Centre with 6 hot tubs, an indoor and 2 outdoor pools, Hotel Laguna Parentium is set only 50 metres from the beach in Poreč.
    Review

    "One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. The best hotel view, super comfortable, it is the best!!! Worth every penny. Hugeeeee recommendation!!!"

    Jovana. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • £202

    Average price per night

    Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia, Savudrija
    9.1 Superb 1,136 reviews
    Description Croatia’s first 5-star golf & spa resort is located in Savudrija, right on the Istrian coast. It has a private beach, a 3,000 m² spa centre, indoor and outdoor pools.
    Review

    "The hotel is new, the style modern and there is a lot of light. The locatin is great, you can easily reach other places by car in 30/50 minutes in order to visit Istria. The staff was kind and helpful...."

    Francesca. Italy
  • £84

    Average price per night

    Park Plaza Arena Pula, Pula
    9.1 Superb 1,659 reviews
    Description Renovated in May 2015, Park Plaza Arena Pula is surrounded by a fragrant pine forest just 50 metres from the Adriatic coast.
    Review

    "The staff was very friendly and everyone speaks English (and even German and Italian). We had a half-board reservation and even if we arrived late on the first day, they prepared for us a cold dinner...."

    Doc2005. Romania
  • £114

    Average price per night

    Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador, Opatija
    9.2 Superb 2,828 reviews
    Description Set just above the coastline promenade in Opatija, the impressive Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador provides free access to its Five Elements Wellness & Spa Centre, which has swimming pools, a fitness...
    Review

    "Fantastic view over sea, but only if you are on corner suite like rooms. Renovated recently, clean, functional. One of few modern buildings in whole Opatia with large windows and contemporary open spaces."

    Roman Zahharov. Estonia
  • £121

    Average price per night

    Valamar Zagreb Hotel, Poreč
    9.0 Superb 1,139 reviews
    Description Surrounded by a pine forest, the newly refurbished and upgraded Valamar Zagreb Hotel is just 130 metres from the beach and a 10-minute stroll from Poreč Old Town.
    Review

    "My family and I loved our stay at Valamar Zagreb hotel. It really exceeded our expectations. We were really impressed with the beautiful juniour suite we received on the 7th top floor, which was very spatious..."

    Patrick Houtman. Netherlands

Istria highlights

Istria’s blue beaches
Dotted with many beaches awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label, the Istrian coastline abounds in crystal clear waters.
Picturesque hilltop towns
Perched on the hilltops, these medieval settlements offer authentic scenery and unforgettable vistas. Don’t miss Motovun, Grožnjan, Hum and Buzet.
Brijuni Islands National Park
Along with a safari park and golf courses, Brijuni Archipelago boasts 14 islands of rare vegetation and significant archaeological remains.
Culinary Istria - Wine and olive routes
Istrian winery and oil tradition spans millennia. Savour indigenous Malvasia and Teran wines, and crisp, golden olive oil.
Rovinj’s Old Town
Rovinj’s labyrinth of narrow streets, art galleries and authentic taverns reflects past times. St.Euphemia hilltop boasts stunning sea views.
Roman Arena of Pula
Once a gladiator battleground, today a venue for summer performances, this is one of the world’s best-preserved Roman arenas.
Truffle – the gourmet gem
This exquisite mushroom is considered the highlight of Istrian cuisine. The best white truffles are found in the Mirna Valley.
Cycling through green Istria
Over 2500 km of bike trails will take you past Istria’s castles, vineyards, hidden ruins and picturesque villages.
UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica
The wall mosaics of the 6th century Basilica in Poreč are one of Europe’s finest examples of early Byzantine art.
Go active in Istria
Istria attracts many sports enthusiasts with its 430 tennis courts, various horseback riding ranches and top-notch golf courses.

Land of History, Sun and Wine

The land of stony beaches, sapphire seas and rocky mountains, Istria is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea. It’s a popular tourist destination famous for its cuisine, weather and wine.

Istria has been a part of many powerful empires: the Byzantine, Roman, Venetian, Austro-Hungarian and more recently, Yugoslavian. Each of them has left an easily recognisable mark on the architecture, giving you an opportunity for a crash course in the region’s fascinating past just by travelling around.

The Brijuni Islands are a must-see for that reason. They were once President Tito’s private property with a large zoo, over 200 dinosaur footprints and a never-ending stream of international guests, including heads of state and Hollywood film stars.

Located near the Brijuni is the largest city of the Istria region, Pula, best-known for the beautiful Roman architecture and tranquil countryside surrounding it, as well as for its winemaking and fishing traditions.

Whether you’re visiting Pula or other towns like Pazin, Porec or Opatija, make sure to visit local restaurants and try Italian-influenced dishes with famous Istrian peppers, truffles and seafood. Finish your meal with grappa or a glass of sweet wine - the best comes from the Kalavojna region.

Istria is a diverse region and Booking.com offers equally diverse properties. From boutique hotels to comfortable apartments, you have a range of nearly 600 properties to choose from.

Browse our 'Best of' lists to find the top rated properties in Istria, based on 274052 reviews from real guests