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Sat 11 May - Sat 18 May 2019

Hotel Eden

Rovinj, Croatia

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The Hotel

The hotel is wedged right between a peninsula covered by a one hundred years old park forest and a quiet cove. The old city centre of Rovinj is just a 20 minute walk away.

Rooms: All rooms are equipped with direct phone line, LCD SAT TV, mini-bar, safe, bathtub or shower, toilet, hair dryer, balcony, air conditioning/heating. Suites are available, details on application.

Singles: There is a sole occupancy supplement of £12 per room per night. If you are a single bridge player please do not worry about being on your own. We will always be able to find you a partner and you can always have a game. As well as there being other singles in the same situation as yourself, there is the Mr Bridge team who will be happy to partner you if required.

Entertainment and excursions: In the hotel an evening programme of entertainment with live music and dance shows is available for those not wanting to play bridge. During the day and planned around the bridge programme there will be excursions to; Venice, Pula, Postjona Caves and Opatija to name just a few.

Beaches & Pools: The playful curves of the pool offer refreshment in the summer with a salty breeze coming from the natural stone and pebble beach only a few steps away. The vast outdoor pool will cool you down after a day of lounging in the freely available deck chairs. There is an indoor pool for invigorating laps or afternoon refreshments. Swirl the aches away with massaging water currents in one of the hotel’s whirlpools.

Spa Centre: A Wellness & Spa Centre at the Hotel Eden (at additional cost) with 4 treatment rooms and a Spa Suite for treatments with state-of-the-art techno gym equipment for cardio, strength and stretching exercises. Cosmetic Treatments and Special Massages.

Fitness Facility: Get your workout any time during the day in the well equipped air conditioned facility with an extensive range of equipment and a Finnish Sauna. There are various sports and recreation facilities and options at the Hotel Eden from jogging in the park forest to learning to play tennis on one of the 8 outdoor clay tennis courts and 4 roofed courts with tartan surface.


About the Area

Rovinj is situated on the western coast of Istria in Croatia, the largest peninsula on the Adriatic coastline, a one hour drive from Trieste, 2.5 hours from Zagreb. Boasting a rich natural and cultural heritage with beautiful landmarks such as the old town, the Golden Cape Park Forest, protected islands and coastal area, Rovinj has many loyal visitors from all parts of the globe and has developed into a popular tourist destination.

The climate is warm and semi-dry, with more than four months a year without wind. Such a mild microclimate is characteristic only to Mali Lošinj and the Brijuni archipelago. There are 134 sunny days in a year, which makes Rovinj the third sunniest spot in the Adriatic. At the same time, it is the least cloudy place.

Croatia Bridge

The events will encompass bridge seminars followed by the opportunity to play set hands with the assistance of the experienced team. There will be a range of different bridge sessions all played in a friendly atmosphere.

Programme to follow . . .

Will Parsons

Will Parsons

Will Parsons is married to Sylvia and they have three grown up children and six little grandchildren. He has been playing bridge with steadily increasing enthusiasm for about 16 years, mainly at good club level, and he is currently Chairman of Droitwich Bridge Club. He finally retired from his job as a Purchasing consultant and trainer in 2012 after running down his involvement over the previous 5 years. However, that work had given him substantial experience in training, and he spoke at a number of purchasing conferences all over the world.

Will & Sylvia started coming on Mr Bridge holidays and weekends in early 2008 and soon became hooked. They both joined Mr Bridge as helpers after Will qualified as an EBU club tournament director in 2011. Will & Sylvia both really enjoy playing with different clients and encouraging improving players to increase in confidence and learn to love the game. 

Outside bridge they enjoy good food, walking and reading.

Croatia Things To Do

golf course

Away from the Bridge Table

The main emphasis of the holiday is certainly on bridge, but there is a lot more to it. In the hotel, an evening programme of entertainment with live music and dance shows is available for those not wanting to play bridge. There are also lots of opportunities to shop, tour and relax.


Around the bridge sessions, we build a programme of excursion opportunities: to Venice, Pula, Postjona Caves and Opatija to name just a few. All bookable in the resort.


The nearest golf course is the 18-hole Brioni Old Course, which is located near the town of Fazana, 50km from Rovinj on Brijoni Island and located in the National Park (accessible by taxi then a 15 minute boat trip). Green fees 35 euro per round. Please indicate in the special request box if you would like to add this option and confirm your golf handicaps for a golf/transfer price.

More Information

Holiday prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a twin or double room on a half board basis. They include travel by charter flight from London Gatwick to Pula Airport (transfer time is 50 minutes to the resort of Rovinj). The prices quoted are only guaranteed until 30 October 2018.


Prices are based on air travel from London Gatwick to Pula Airport. Flights are also available from regional departure airports at the following flight supplements:

London Heathrow to Pula: Included
Bristol: £39
Manchester: £59
Birmingham: £39
Doncaster/Sheffield: £59

When the programmed flights are full we will endeavour to obtain additional seats with the same or another airline, but this may be at a different flight supplement to that quoted above. If you wish to fly from other UK departure airports, you will need to contact Great Little Escapes prior to booking to check availability.

Due to frequent changes to charter flight times from regional airports, Great Little Escapes will confirm flight times at the time of booking, but please note the carriers reserve the right to amend these times should they deem this necessary for their operating schedules.

Fuel and Currency surcharges: We reserve the right to add a variable fuel or currency surcharge to your booking if necessary.

Additional Supplements

Sole Occupancy Supplement: £12 per room per night.

All rooms are equipped with direct phone line, LCD SAT TV, mini-bar, safe, bathtub or shower, toilet, hair dryer, balcony, air conditioning/heating
Suites are available, details on application.


To make a booking please complete the booking form and return it to Great Little Escapes with a deposit payment of £400 per person, together with any insurance premiums. All cheques should be made payable to Great Little Escapes. Their address is; Great Little Escapes LLP,  Suite 11, Sandhurst House, 297 Yorktown Road, College Town, Sandhurst GU47 0QA and their telephone number is 01276 600100.

We will endeavour to satisfy individual requests, but please note these cannot be guaranteed. Holidaymakers requiring wheelchair assistance must confirm this at the time of booking and state the nature of their disability. The same applies for any special meal requirements on the aircraft.

These holidays are organised for Mr Bridge by Great Little Escapes LLP ATOL 5933.

*Subject to out Terms and Conditions.

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