Saturday, June 22, 2024

Maistra Collection Rovinj – Your World Of Discovery

Nikola Pekic

Nikola Pekic - Jun 01, 2024

It is said that Rovinj has some of the most beautiful sunsets on the Adriatic coast. One way to know for sure is to reserve a good table in one of its excellent restaurants. The other is to just sit on a bench by the sea. There are as many and as unique sunset spots as there are preferences.

For an authentic Croatian experience, Rovinj is the ideal destination. This charming town immerses you in Croatian culture, boasting traditional taverns, historic streets, and Michelin-star culinary delights that pay homage to the country’s heritage.The chances are, this wonderful city on the west coast of Istria will steal your heart with its energy, intertwined cobblestone alleys, and colourful facades. Rovinj is a city of artists, fishermen, and great hosts. Its residents are people who live their lives to the fullest, and they will gladly share that feeling with you. How about a drink on the terrace of one of the lively cafés and small talk with the locals, or a bite of a delicacy such as the famous oysters from the nearby Lim Bay? All that in the shade of narrow streets or out in the open, under the sun. Cobblestone alleys, small, intimate galleries, and museums on the way to the Church of St Euphemia, whose bell tower rises above the picturesque town, are just a touch of what awaits you. Set sail in a traditional batana boat and enjoy the much-talked-about sunsets with a glass of wine straight from Istria’s vineyards. Rovinj also serves as a perfect launchpad for your Croatian adventure in Istria, a green peninsula rich in vineyards, high-quality olive oil, and truffles, all contributing to the region’s gourmet offerings.

The sweetness of life pervades the whole Croatian area of Rovinj which can then be discovered also by staying in one of Maistra Collection luxury and premium hotels. A holiday in a Maistra Collection hotel can be both active and relaxed, both hedonistic and nurturing. A wide range of hotels offers an even greater range of experiences. Here you tailor revitalisation according to your preferences. Regardless of accommodation – an artistically designed hotel or a hotel offering a more classic kind of luxury.

THE GRAND PARK HOTEL ROVINJ has it all: one-of-a-kind wellness and spa, an exquisite culinary experience, a marina, and an eyecatching interior designed by famous architect Piero Lissoni. And whenever your eyes get weary, the quickest way to revive them is by enjoying the splendid vista of Rovinj’s old town and St Catherine Island, which can be seen from almost every part of the hotel.Exploring the local sights will result in memories worth noting. That is why instant cameras and notebooks can be found in all rooms so that you can easily capture and store moments in the journal. And just like that, the leather-bound notebook becomes a tangible memory of your time in Rovinj.

The hotel is connected to the marina by the beautiful Lungomare Plaza promenade, where you can go shopping in exclusive boutiques and enjoy a delicious cake and a drink. Moreover, this place is a celebration of fine dining, where guests can enjoy supreme delicacies in bars superb restaurants, one of which holds a Michelin star – Agli Amici Rovinj. This restaurant offers a gourmet experience created by the famous chef Emanuele Scarello. Each and every dish is bursting with flavour-filled stories of the centuries-old Italian tradition meeting the specific aromas of Istria and the local coastline, the sea, the earth, and all its many fruits.Another special gourmet experience at Grand Park can be found in Cap Aureo restaurant located behind glass walls on the hotel 5th floor.

Here chef Jeffrey Vella prepares sensational vegetable-based dishes using the finest local ingredients with a carefully curated wine list. Cap Aureo is mostly inclined to vegetables, and this is the reason why they call themselves a vegetable loving space. The menu is compromising on 20 courses, based on seasonality, locality and love to the area. The wine list has been carefully created to include a number of bubbles and wine labels, vintage champagnes, and sparkling wines, while still wines are mostly the product of Croatian wineries.

To spoil yourself even further, a visit to Albaro Wellness & Spa is a must. Covering an area of 3800 sq. metres, it is the largest facility of this kind in Istria. It extends over two floors of the hotel, both indoors and outdoors.

Just a step away from Grand Park there is another luxury hotel MONTE MULINI that even though it offers an intimate experience of a smaller, relaxed space, prides itself on a rather large and versatile offer – from restaurants inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with an exquisite wine selection, to Mulini Beach which invites you to sip cocktails next to the inviting blue sea under the endless blue sky. Staying in this adult’s exclusive hotel is like visiting a top-notch winery, dining in a fine restaurant, and sleeping in a room with unique views. All at once.Gourmet wise, not to be missed is Mediterraneo restaurant that offers a dining destination where every moment is an exquisite journey into the heart of gastronomy. Starting from breakfast in a relaxed and peaceful ambience where guests can choose between a tempting buffet or à la carte breakfast menu that features a blend of quality locally sourced ingredients and vegan options highlighting the rich flavours of Mediterranean cuisine. When evening comes, the restaurant becomes an elegant evening destination for a memorable dining experience. Three, five or seven-course tasting dinner menus blend the best of Mediterranean and Croatian cuisine with primarily local and seasonal ingredients.Over 50 different bottles of gin await in the Lobby Bar Gin Library as a great aperitif before experiencing dinner under the stars in the smallest restaurant for two – Amatis.

One of the star attractions at Hotel Monte Mulini is its Art Wellness Spa. Here the timeless classic and luxury is hidden in the details, like cosmetics Recherche Bioloque. Here guests can enjoy revitalising experiences in exclusive Wellness & Spa treatments such as Midnight Retreat – exclusive usage ow wellness for two or Couple’s Rituals that include a Turkish sauna, scrub and a mask in a private hammam. Within the Maistra Collection Body&Mind program, guests can participate to early morning different yoga class types and disciplines provided by resident instructors.

Besides the two luxury hotels which are also part of Leading Hotels of the World, Maistra Collection offers premium hotels such as LONE HOTEL – an eye-catching modern building located next to a century-old forest park in a sparkling bay, only 15 minutes away from the lively Rovinj Old Town. Strolling through hallways, floors, and lobbies will take you on a pleasant adventure that begins the moment you leave the room. The glass floor and curved walls, all geometrically and aesthetically pleasing, are there to seamlessly and effortlessly flow, allowing you to explore the hotel. A Japanese Tekka by Lone Restaurant, relaxation at a modern wellness & spa, or perhaps a potential business opportunity? Hotel Lone is a never-ending source of inspiration to explore.The concept of Hotel Lone was created by a team of renowned Croatian creatives comprising a new generation of architects, conceptual artists, and product, fashion, and graphic designers. Just like a contemporary art museum. The interior decoration embodies the elementary aesthetic values of this design hotel, with simple lines and functionality merging with the appeal of its surroundings. The playful arrangement of mirrors, glass walls, and indoor areas, visually extending towards the spacious terrace, is present in all rooms and suites. Wood, stone elements, and fabrics dominate the interior, providing a pleasant dim-out effect contrasted by black and white walls and wallpaper décor.Another Maistra Collection gem is located on Rovinj’s main square, right by the sea – ADRIATIC HOTEL, surrounded by artisan cafés, restaurants, and traditional taverns, embodies the heart and history of this charming Mediterranean town. Its intimate setting brings together an authentic experience of Rovinj life and contemporary art inspired by the hotel’s century-old heritage. If you want to meet Rovinj locals while on holiday, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine this hotel is a great place to start. Fourteen rooms and four suites offer unique views of the island of St Catherine, Rovinj’s main square, or the old town and its colourful rooftops. The rooms are all unique, individually decorated with distinctive artwork which, alongside the intimate setting, provide an elegant feel of home away from home.HOTEL EDEN lets you find peace and tranquility in well-appointed rooms, relaxation in expansive and pleasant public areas, and immersion in the Mediterranean-inspired treatments at wellness & spa. The complex also includes terraces for catching the sun, a restaurant, a poolside bar, and an outdoor stage. If you are in the mood for some light activity besides spending time on the beach, the hotel is located next to a century-old forest park which you can explore by cycling or walking the well-tended trails.

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