Set right on the sea, and nestled amongst green pine trees, this hotel looks onto an expansive national park. Vast windows in the lobby offer an enticing view of the stunning coastal scenery and lend an open feel to the hotel which is built on four different levels to blend in with the landscape.
The hotel has 99 rooms and 14 suites. The rooms are designed in a contemporary style with natural colours and materials and the large bathrooms are luxurious and stylish. The two restaurants offer interesting and delicious cuisine, with traditional Croatian ingredients fused with international influences. The main restaurant and lobby bar have panoramic views of the cove and onward to the Adriatic Sea.
The hotel is set in verdant gardens and the swimming pools and sparkling sea are inviting on a typical sunny day. Croatia is renowned for its lovely clear water and its pebbly beaches and you can swim off a public pontoon in front of the hotel. Or if you are feeling adventurous you can walk or cycle with a picnic into the national park to find hidden beaches. The coast is also covered with little islands, perfect for exploring from one of the small boats that are available to hire locally.
The medieval town of Rovinj is rich in cultural and historical heritage and is just a 15-minute walk along a sea front boardwalk from the hotel. You can walk to the town in the early evening for an aperitif or stay for dinner and eat in one of the many Italian influenced restaurants.
The vast spa, arranged over three floors offers the perfect setting in which to relax after a hard day of basking in the sun and swimming in the azure sea.
Hotel Monte Mulini has 99 rooms and 14 suites, all intimately decorated with warm colours. Each room enjoys a terrace or balcony with panoramic views of the coastline and national park. All Rooms occupy 39sq. meters and are available with either king or twin bed configuration. The suites occupy 57 to 69sq. meters and most are located in a separate annex to the hotel, offering additional luxury and privacy. The bathrooms are large and luxurious, with bathtub and walk-in 'tropical rain' showers. All rooms feature: balconies with panoramic views of cove and national park, bathrobes and slippers, minibar, safe, phone, wifi and satellite TV.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Monte Mulini. There is an outdoor children's swimming pool for them to splash around in and there is also a babysitting service available should you like some time out for yourselves.
Monte Mulini boasts delicious fine dining menus offered in two unique restaurants, with a choice of 500 carefully selected vintage wines. The classically decorated bar with stunning views of the sea is the perfect place to unwind in the evenings. There are four outdoor swimming pools including a children's pool for younger guests. The wellness facility comprises a state of the art gym, luxury saunas, small indoor pool and many facial and body treatments are available.
Monte Mulini offers many excursions to local areas of interest, including a full-day private yacht tour to Venice. The cultural town centre of Rovinj is just a 15 minute walk away and in the opposite direction is the protected park forest, perfect for walking, cycling or climbing. Bicycles and poles are available for hire from the hotel. The part rock, part pebble beach is only 50 meters from Monte Mulini, there are also outdoor and indoor tennis courts, four swimming pools and a gym.
When to travel
The majority of the coastal region is considered to be a year round destination. The warmest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daytime highs will be around 12°C. The rainiest months of the year are generally November and December, with the summer months being fairly dry.
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Location and directions
Hotel Monte Mulini is located right next to the sea in Lone Bay overlooking the rocky beach, south of Rovinj, only 2 km from the town centre.
How to get there
2-hour 10-minute flight (direct with RyanAir) to Pula Airport, followed by a 40-minute drive to Monte Mulini.