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Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico

Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico

A thoughtfully converted 1920’s building once belonging to a noble Italian family, Spirit Santo Palazzo Storico is a small but charming base from which to explore the cobbled streets of Rovinj’s historic old town. Tucked away on a peaceful street away from the main tourist hub, it makes the most of its heritage with exposed stone walls, wrought iron balconies, and wooden beam ceilings throughout. This design theme continues in the seven individually styled rooms, all with custom furnishings and amenities such as flat screen TVs, minibars, Wi-Fi access, safes, and modern bathrooms with glass showers, marble floors, and brass faucets.

Elsewhere, the ground floor lounge area opens onto a small atrium that makes an ideal spot for relaxing with a coffee and a book. There’s also an atmospheric wine bar and lounge serving light evening meals, local delicacies, snacks, and an impressive selection of spirits, cocktails, and Croatian, Slovenian and Italian wines. While facilities are limited due to the building’s historic nature, the friendly staff will be happy to offer advice on Rovinj’s best attractions.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

There are just seven individually designed rooms, all named for different roads in Rovinj’s old town. While each varies in layout due to the protected nature of the building, all have custom furnishings, hardwood flooring, wooden beam ceilings, exposed stone walls, and decorative light fittings. Modern amenities include flat screen TVs, minibars, Wi-Fi access, safes, and modern bathrooms with glass showers, marble floors, and brass faucets. Some rooms feature small terraces while others have living areas or old town views.

Location

You’ll be staying in a peaceful side street on the edge of the historic old town. Rovinj’s attractions, including Church of Saint Euphemia, City Museum, and Marsala Tita Square, can be reached within 10 to 20 minutes on foot. There are also shops, ice cream, parlours, and restaurants nearby. Popular seafood spot, Giannino, is located next door to the hotel.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served buffet style and includes fresh pastries, fruits, cheeses, and yoghurts as well as optional à la carte hot dishes. The hotel has an atmospheric wine bar and lounge for light evening meals, local delicacies, snacks, and an impressive selection of spirits, cocktails, and Croatian, Slovenian and Italian wines. Outdoor seating is available.

Facilities and activities

Facilities are limited due to the building’s historic nature. However, the friendly staff will be happy to offer advice on the best area attractions and arrange sightseeing tours and excursions.

Our opinion

We love this characterful and intimate boutique hotel for its friendly service and comfortable rooms. The tranquil setting just outside Rovinj’s old town means you’re away from the main tourist hub.

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