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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Great place. Very enjoyable
We travelled to the Fortuna Island Hotel in August 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a new experience for us staying half-board as we normally do self catering / room only but it was easy to adapt - even if we only managed breakfast a couple of times during our stay. First its a fantastic location - your own little island just off the bustling town of Porec. The water taxi service runs every 30mins to Porec - which is a lovely city. Even if you miss it, some of the private water taxis are excellent value. The hotel itself, I would agree, is in need of a bit of an update but is in no way as bad as some would claim on here. The rooms are perfectly habitable, clean and comfortable. Ours had a view across the bay to Porec, which was lovely. There is no air-con - but there was a fan in the room and that was perfectly adequate. Some reviews mention noise drifting across the bay, but it was never an issue for us and we did sleep with the doors open a few times. The food in the restaurant is ok. If you're looking for Michelin star quality, then this isn't the place but there was always a choice of salads, fish, hot and cold dishes and deserts. Breakfast was a bit hectic on the few days I made it down, but again there was plenty of choice. The bar has a great selection though - some great pizzas, pasta dishes, omlettes & meatballs. They also have some eminantly quaffable local beers. I suggest you try an ice-cold Tomislav during your stay. I found the staff were great - particularly if you took a minute to pass the time of day or indulge in a little basic Croatian. Tomas in the bar was particularly good. Being a hotel that caters for a lot of package tours, there was entertainment most nights. I'm a sucker for anyone doing any form of local dance, so that went down a treat - as did the Abba tribute, which was hilarious. There's loads to do on the island as well - tennis, table tennis, crazy golf, boat hire, kayaks etc - so you shouldn't be bored. Our rep was great too. We cut the holiday short to get back to the UK for the RL cup final and the rep was great. Sorted out a taxi at a very reasonable rate to get us back to the airport. Unfortunately we mistakenly got into the wrong cab & ended up paying a lot more - our mistake entirely, but it was what I had expected to pay before the rep arranged a deal for us. All in all it was very enjoyable & Porec is a beautiful, charming town.More
Excellent hotel in charming setting
My boyfriend and I shared our first holiday here in September 2013 and we had a fantastic time. The hotel was a little outdated but clean and the staff were all friendly and helpful. The swimming pool was clean too, though very cold! The best part about this hotel is its location. The island is absolutely charming and beautiful. We loved walking round to the back of the island and sitting on the rocks watching the sun go down. It really was so peaceful. Our room was not sea facing but we woke up to see the lovely little rabbits hopping around in the morning outside. The shuttle boat was regular, although not always exactly at the time stated. Overall a fantastic holiday and Porec is beautiful with lots to do.More
takethatclare, Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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
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