The largest city in the Croatian region of Istria is best known for its well-preserved Roman amphitheatre. Occupied over a period of centuries by groups including the Eastern Goths, the Byzantine Empire, the Slavs, the Venetians and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, its buildings tell of a varied history and provide fascinating viewing for tourists. But it’s not just the heritage that draws holidaymakers; the unspoilt area boasts many lovely beaches, with clear aquamarine waters and chic hotels. It has its own airport with frequent flights from across the UK during peak season and restaurants serving delicious and authentic cuisine.
Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel
With the sea on one side and a pine forest on the other, the Grand Hotel Brioni Pula has an enviable location with cascading terraces making the most of its views. Set over three floors, the polished hotel accommodates 227 bedrooms including 12 suites, with Smart tech, ILLY espresso machines, pillow menus and luxurious Acqua Di Parma amenities. The wellness area offers treatments using body care brands including Gemology and Thalgo, an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, a water paradise shower experience as well as saunas, a steam room, salt wall, as well as a TechnoGym. There are three restaurants with stunning outlooks and four bars, including one beside the long, sea-view infinity pool.