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A Guide To The Best Hotels in Istria

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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Located in the northwest corner of Croatia just south of Italy’s Trieste, Istria is the Adriatic’s largest heart-shaped peninsula, well-known for its rich culture. Although the coastal resorts are beloved by sun and sea lovers, the inland is equally charming thanks to the peaceful hilltop villages, the unspoiled landscapes and the delicious cuisine. Since a perfect trip needs a perfect stay, take a look at our guide with the best hotels for your next visit to the region.
Casa Matiki
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Casa Matiki

Designed and built just like an old typical Istrian stone house with lovely wooden details, this is the ideal place to be based for the ultimate exploration of the region. Encircled by a wonderful lavender garden, Casa Matiki looks like a farmhouse with a rustic feeling. The only problem you will face is whether to wander and enjoy the nearby beauties or spend a restful day and enjoy the hospitality and culinary masterpieces of Mrs. Sonja.

Address & telephone number: Matiki 14, Zminj, +385 98 299 040

Meneghetti

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Spreading among vineyards and olive groves, this luxurious Wine Hotel and Restaurant is heaven on Earth. Meneghetti is not only known for its rustic aesthetic mixed with modern amenities and elegant decoration, but for the stunning views it offers. Don’t miss the chance to sample some healthy, exceptional Mediterranean creations and top off your gastronomic experience with a glass of Meneghetti wine.
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Draga di Lovrana

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Set amidst lush hills in the Učka Nature Park, this hotel overlooks the popular Medveja Beach and the islands of Krk and Cres. Open your window and greet the sea and the mountain before indulging in one of the several amenities like the large Jacuzzi. Draga di Lovrana awaits you in a spectacular location with breathtaking views in all directions for a memorable stay.
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Lazzarini-Battiala Palace

Sveti Martin is a picturesque village in the eastern part of Istria above the river Raša canyon. Lazzarini-Battiala Palace, once property of the last Labin landlord, has been restored as one of the most bewitching countryside buildings, offering accommodation in six apartments, an amazing wine-cellar and an idyllic atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Address & telephone number: Sveti Martin Kort 33, Sveta Nedelja, +38 0951986122

Vila Muzika
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Vila Muzika

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This restored Mediterranean villa located between two big cedar trees used to be a residence of the Trieste sailor Richard Stefani who built it so that each of its four corners corresponds to a point of the compass. So get oriented and find your way to Vila Muzika. Respecting the space and giving the house an opportunity to express its power in a new way, each apartment is named according to the color that matches its predominant energy. Escape your daily routine, smell the sea, listen to the waves and spend some time in the lovely garden to reconnect with nature in the most enjoyable ways.
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Villa Herak

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Located in a peaceful downtown area of Poreč and surrounded by lush greenery, Villa Herak is a haven of relaxation. After visiting the UNESCO-protected Euphrasian Basilica, swimming in the clear blue waters and exploring the vibrant nightlife, restore your lost energy in this lovely hotel.
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B&B al Merlo Olivo

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A traditional stone house surrounded by olive trees and a vegetable garden in the peaceful village of Krasica is transformed into a renovated bed and breakfast. Al Merlo Olivo is within 11 kilometers from the Slovenian border, less than three kilometers from Grožnjan, a typical small town known for its developed art scene and five kilometers from Buje, while Motovun is at a distance of 15 kilometers. The nearby Parenzana Mountain Bike Trail makes it ideal both for a relaxing spot and a starting point of your sports adventures.
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