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Rabac Holidays

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Hotels in Rabac, Croatia

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1 of 2 hotels in Rabac
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1 of 2 hotels in Rabac
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Mr & Mrs Lawrence
13 years 11 months ago
Rabac is a beautiful village at the bottom of a mountain. It is still relatively unspoilt and uncommercialised, although there has been some new hotels in recent years. I visited in 1975/76/78 and it still looks much the same as it did then. There is a little harbour with bars and shops along it. There are 6 jewellers, a couple of shops selling clothes, bars, ice cream shops, a supermarket, a couple of exchange places etc. Most shops do not take Visa cards, I think one of the jewellers did.
There is a promenade round the coast from the Hotel Mimosa in the Olive Bay, to the Girandella, about 1.5 km in total. This is mostly pedestrianised except for a little tourist train which runs. There are various stalls along the promenade from the harbour to the Lanterna hotel, which sell the usual tourist things.
The resort is beautiful, quiet, and hilly. I would not recommend it for people who cannot get around too well. I struggled with some of the steps up to places!
There are lots of pine trees next to the promenade past the Hotel Lanterna.
Beaches are pebbles or rock, the water is crystal clear, and there are 4 Blue Flag beaches.
There is one disco but not sure if it was open as our hotel was the other end of the resort.
Not a lot of English people there - we were the only 2 staying in Rabac from our plane. Mostly Germans and Italians, although the language was not too much of a problem as a lot of locals now speak English.
There is not a lot to spend your money on: jewellers tend to be quite expensive as it is 14 carat gold, and is weighed before a price is worked out. You can buy the normal touristy souvenir things, and fake designer hats/t shirts/sunglasses etc. We brought home money that we hadn't spent.
Ice creams are wonderful here: you can get a cornet with 1 scoop of ice cream (choose from about 20 flavours) for 40p. Ice cream shops also do 'sundaes' for £3 to £3.50 which involves a lot of ice cream, whipped cream and fruit. Local beer is £1.50 for half a litre, soft drinks about £1.20 a bottle, and coffee 80p.
The local bus timetable is a bit erratic: it runs every 2 hours in the mornings to the local town at the top of the hill, starting at 7.05. Afternoon service is a bit more frequent. You could walk, but it's uphill and about 5km so not recommended! There is a footpath from Labin to Rabac, but we didn't try it as it goes through woods and looks very steep.

All in all a perfect resort if you like a quiet, relaxing holiday, and walking everywhere!
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