Designing a Romantic Weekend Getaway


Even though Valentine’s Day has long passed, it’s never too late for a romantic weekend getaway with your loved one that you’ll remember forever. Design romance may sound unusual, but it certainly makes for a good time.

The first Croatian design hotel Lone opened last year in Rovinj, and its doors are always open to welcome its guests especially now with the beginning of warmer days. A romantic weekend getaway in this hotel starts with popping a champagne bottle that awaits you in a modernly designed room, complete with a balcony from which a wonderful view is spread before you onto the protected forest park Zlatni rt (The Golden Promontory) and other parks surrounding the hotel. The perfect ambience to kick back and enjoy a glass of Istrian wine while gazing into the sunset.

At this hotel not even bad weather can spoil your romantic weekend as you can spend the whole afternoon relaxing in the Hotel’s wellness center in so-called “submerged rooms,” saunas, or you can opt for a facial or body massage à deux. If you’re the type of person who prefers an active vacation, then a walk, bike ride through the forest park or to Rovinj’s center is an excellent option.

For a romantic candlelit dinner, a table for two is reserved in the a la carte Restaurant “L” which is located in an especially attractive part of the Hotel with a terrace opening towards meadows around the Hotel swimming pool. Your dessert of choice can be served on your room’s terrace, and you can continue your night at the Hotel Night Club, which offers a great time. The morning of your departure is completely stress-free as you don’t have to rush with packing and such, as the Hotel provides the option of a late checkout as well as a room service breakfast so you can end your romantic getaway at your convenience.

For a somewhat more luxurious experience, all you have to do is continue driving just a few meters down the road to the Boutique Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj’s first five-star hotel. You’ll be able to enjoy an incredible view of the Lone Bay located just below the Hotel, while welcoming gifts such as chocolates, a bottle of Istrian wine, a small bottle of olive oil, fresh fruit await you in a deluxe room… Spend the day in the sun by the pool in front of the Hotel or at the wellness center in a steam bath or enjoy massages à deux.

Chef Tomislav Gretić is there to prepare your romantic candlelit dinner at the Wine Vault restaurant, selecting only the best ingredients and proceeding to whip up a meal to remember. For a complete experience, the meal is seamlessly coupled with one of the 600 brands of Croatian and foreign wines that the restaurant offers. One of our resident sommeliers is always available to help you with your selection, however, the origins of all the wines, along with recommendations for the correct way of wine tasting, are all presented on the wine card, so that even wine laypersons can have a real feel and novel experience upon visiting the restaurant.

These interesting packages, along with many others, are available on the respective hotels’ websites Lone and Monte Mulini and can be booked via online booking or by dialing +385 (0) 52 800 250 – the Call Center Maistra.