Set on a tiny island just minutes from Porec’s mainland, the Island Hotel Fortuna is surrounded by nothing more than emerald trees and sapphire waters. Its secluded setting means there’s a real castaway feel about the place. That said, boats run to and from Porec every half an hour, so it’s easy to head across the water for dinner or an afternoon of shopping.
When you just want to stay put though, pick a spot by the hotel’s swimming pool. There’s a bridge to get from one side to the other. The surrounding terrace, meanwhile, is just footsteps from the beach, so it’s a great place to soak up the views.
Leading off from the pool area are lovely manicured gardens. Cue stone paths winding their way past towering trees and bloom-filled lawns. Take a wander and you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the rabbits and peacocks that live here.
The hotel itself, meanwhile, is a pretty whitewashed building complete with terracota rooftops. Inside, the bedrooms are simple but smart spaces with neutral walls and brightly coloured furniture. They all come with balconies, too, which look out over the sea or the gardens.
Finally, a word on dining. Morning and evening meals are buffet affairs with a mix of Croatian and international dishes on offer. Regular themed dinners and barbecues are also held. As for lunch, the poolside bar is renowned for its freshly made stone-baked pizzas.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool is so large that there's a bridge from one side to the other. With a surrounding terrace, it's the ideal place to relax on a sunbed, and take in the stunning views.
Local cuisine restaurant
For breakfast and dinner. Sample the Croatian and international cuisine. With themed evenings held twice a week, and show cooking with dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. If you have any special dietary requirements or if you'd like a vegetarian menu, don't forget to order in advance.
The children have their own separate pool.
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After reading some of the other reviews on The Fortuna I had to put finger to pc. ..as an optimist and not someone given over to expecting 5 star luxury at a 3 star price I can honestly say that what is on offer at The Fortuna is really fantastic. We stayed at the back end of summer 2013 and yes the hotel needs pimping and is being so now I believe - but if you look at what is on offer here for your money, it truly is a wonderful place to stay. You are on an island which takes a good while to explore, it's breath-taking in places and as you explore you could be the only people on the island as it an extensive amount of ground to cover. If you stay on the front of the hotel your view of the mainland is truly stunning. You have a lovely boat that takes you to the mainland and back for nothing. The staff are impeccable. It is absolutely spotless - the cleaners should be given a pat on the back. There is a fantastic 'beached out' area near the circular stoned 'sea-pool' area that allows you to swim in the sea. The pool area is adequate and the bar cool. To address some points I see raising their heads on here - while we stayed there was little to no noise from the mainland....and if there is, imagine what it sounds like if you are staying on the mainland ;) The food served was more than adequate, we really enjoyed our food whilst there...masses of variety and the hotel canteen is a lovely place to eat. We stayed on the front overlooking the food area and never once smelt anything that we found overbearing - just made us want to eat :) A really, really lovely place to stay, if you can overlook the odd cracked tile and the like. We have been left with some lovely memories of Croatia mainly due to this hotel, it's location and it's staff. Well done The Fortuna and their staff, I just hope we can afford to stay again once the renovations are done. Thank you. ps One final tip: Having visited Venice a couple of times before we decided to take the boat over - be ready for a pretty arduous journey, was not at all enjoyable - but I suppose with Venice at the end of it you can put up with it.More
BarryMay538, Manchester, United Kingdom
Beg to differ
This is our 2nd stay at the hotel, we love it, yes it is need if refurb which is being done as I write this, ready for season 2014 which I believe is first week in May. As for all the whole hotel smelling of food, this is not the case yes if you are garden side above the kitchens there is a smell of cooking. The food in restaurant, pool bar and beach bar is excellent along with the friendly staff who are very attentive, we have made some lovely friends and can't wait to revisit this year even though the renovations will still be ongoing as completion of the upgrade of whole island is due to be completed in 2015.More
Paulad151265, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Pictures can be deceiving
We stayed here in September 2013, from the pictures it all looked very nice & I have stayed in Croatia before (in Rovinj) and it was lovely. This hotel is completely run down & in need for a refurb. The reception area is dark, the whole hotel smells of food from the buffet hall all the time. Our room was old and outdated, we were very disappointed. The food was the same everyday and wasn't very nice, we were half board but ended up eating out every night after the first couple of nights. Would not stay here again but Croatia itself is a lovely place to visit. Try the Hotel Istria in Rovinj if you're going to visit.More
Gemma M, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
This was one of our favourite holidays! The hotel is based on an island a few hundred meters off the harbor. It is easy to access the island as there is a large enough boat that has scheduled times that is free to use as a hotel guest. On the island there are a number of beaches, not sandy ones! They are typical Croatian beaches, sunbeds are available but for a small fee. There are small paths around the island and it has a small park. There is another hotel on the other side of the island that has a tennis court. The hotel food is great, do not go thinking there will English food. There is a wide range of food available from different countries. It is eat as much as you like and is always being refilled. Staff in the restaurant are polite and friendly. We visited in the summer, it was quite humid in the room and there was no air conditioning. We did manage, however we did hear about some fans that were at the reception desk. (just ask) If you want to change currency, go into Porec town and look for the best deals.More
whatsthescores, Bolton, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel, amazing waiter service and friendly staff. Yes parts need an update like air cons in rooms but it gives the place more charm. The ferry ran on time from island to mainland. We went towards end of season and the music from the mainland was only loud on saturday otherwise we slept good. Food was really yummy too and great choice for veggies and allergy sufferers. Go there before they update next yr think it isMore
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