Just got back from a week in Rovinj, Croatia. We stayed at Hotel Lone which is a really beautiful hotel. The weather was fab and we sat around the pool and on the stony beach more than we usually would - lovely. Rovinj is not a nice as I expected - had to search for restaurants with menus without pictures, a useful criterion I think, but it was OK. We caught a bus to *** to see the Roman amphitheatre and other remains, did a boat trip to Porec - nicer town than Rovinj I thought, and hired a car for one day to go inland - wooded hills with some hilltop towns, great views. A week was enough and now it's lovely to be home. Croatia has lots of good things about it but I find it hard to warm to the place names - e.g. Novigrad just sounds too Russian - completely prejudiced and irrational I know. Recommend our hotel for luxury that doesn't break the bank. What about you?