In the past, we have received
several emails from people that have wished to recommend the small
hotel, B & B or family-run private accommodation that they
stayed at. As we try to encourage small businesses in Croatia,
we have decided to create a separate section promoting them. This
will help small businesses, and will also be of useful to visitors
to Croatia. Here they are:
Nikolina Rooms, Dubrovnik
I stayed at Nikolina Rooms, Cruz, Padre Perice 11, 20000 Dubrovnik, 28/06/2007 until 5/07/2007.
I was looked after here very kindly by a family who was always there to help and offered me plenty of food and drink. Its a great place to stay for a few days for two people. The old town is about 25 mins walk or 5 mins by bus. You are close to the Dubrovnik port and can get a boat to Lopud Island which saves going into the old town. Its a low budget place but well worth it if your not cooking and are going to be out and about. Staying with the family was one of the highlights. You can book with them on this site.
Submitted by: Jason
Submitted 11st July 2007
The families Tengesdal and Log from Egersund in Norway
have just returned from a round trip of Europe where Komarna in
Croatia was the peak. We found this great place in Dalmacija via
the internet and was well received by Vanja the contact person
for Apartment Tedo.
Komarna is a small place suiteable for
both children, teenagers and adults. There is two restaurants
and a shop and you may rent boats and bicykles at Villa Bili -
our boys loved it.
We recommend Komarna and hope that this
place will stay as it is today. We
will be back!
Submitted by:Geir, Bente,Andreas og Fredrik Log
& Stein-Ove, Marie, Mathias og Sondre Tengesdal
Submitted 1st March 2006
Last August we stayed for the first time in Croatia at Unic Apartment
in Tribunj. The owners Marijana and Zvonimir are very warm and
helpfull and the apartment has everything you need for a pleasant
stay. It is situated at walking distance from the clear sea and
picturesque old town of Tribunj. There are enough nice and interesting
places to visit like Zadar, Trogir, Primosten and a bit further
away Split and Sibenik. We had a very pleasant stay in an area
that isn't overcrowded with tourists and where you can enjoy the
warm sea, good food and kindness of the Croatian people.
Submitted by: Mireille, Ton, Suzan, The Netherlands
Submitted 22nd January 2006
Mate Vinisce, near Trogir
We have recently returned from the best holiday we have ever had
(we have been to Croatia on 14 occasions). Vinisce is an amazingly
quiet, peaceful place in a truly beautiful setting, close to Trogir.
Vinisce does not have a hotel and is all the better for it.
The apartments Mate belong to the Pazanin family and nothing was
too much trouble for them. We were picked up from the airport
and given a delicious fish lunch on our arrival in Vinisce. The
family's hospitality throughout our stay was overwhelming. The
apartments were very well maintained and situated directly next
to the sea. We had a fantastic view from our balcony. There are
a small number of shops and restaurants but they easily catered
for our needs over our 5 - week stay. For anyone searching for
a holiday a little bit away from the usual tourist haunts, we
can think of nowhere better.
Submitted by: Stephen and Janet, Sheffield, England
Submitted July 15th 2005
My family having just returned from a great holiday in Rogoznica,
central Dalmatia. This was our first holiday and visit to Croatia,
where we found the complete experience enlightening. We were stunned
by the beauty of the coast and friendliness of the people. In
addition the cleanliness of the streets and public places were
surprising and a joy. Croatia must have the best public toilets
than anywhere in the Mediterranean. The restaurants are spotless
and the food especially the fish being excellent value. There
are so many places to see and visit, from the Roman Palace in
Split to the National Parks with their fabulous waterfalls. We
found the Villa Bianca advertised on Holidayletsonline and would
recommend Croatia to anyone.
Submitted by: Maryann, Suffolk, England
Submitted June 28th 2005
Rovinjsko Selo (near Rovinj), Istria
If you fancy lying in the sun, dipping in a pool, listening to
the birds and not other peoples' children and generally chilling
out, then the Country Club bungalows are perfect. Each has air-conditioning,
TV, full self-catering equipment, a little bit of garden that's
'yours' as well as the pool-side area in which to laze. The hosts
could not be friendlier or more helpful, money exchange, booking
trips, getting 'blitzed' in the bar - all things are possible
- nothing is a problem! It really is the most relaxing, informal
way to spend time, with the town of Rovinj only 5km away if you
crave some noise and bustle! (The old town is a must to visit
with boat trips available from the harbour area.)
Submitted by: Elaine Parry, UK
Submitted April 7th 2005
Villa Karena, Peljesac Peninsula
I would like to recommend the above villa and
the people that run it. Having never visited Croatia before we
were slightly dubious about what it had to offer. However, having
arrived at the Villa and being met by the owners our fears subsided
and we had one of the best holidays ever. The Villa is a pretty
stone house perched on a mountainside overlooking the sea and
has fabulous views all the way across to Korcula (the neighbouring
island where Marco Polo was born). The welcome pack was amazing
– there was enough for a cooked meal that evening, breakfast
the following morning and beer and wine chilling in the fridge
(all very welcome after a long journey). There were even sweeties
for the children which went down very well indeed. Every thought
had been given to ensure our arrival was catered for and the Villa
is one of the best equipped we have stayed in during our travels
throughout Europe. The rooms were very large and extremely well
furnished – there were even original oil paintings in most
of the rooms and it was just like home from home. Once we had
been shown around, the keys were handed to us and we had the place
all to ourselves with no interruptions (something which doesn’t
happen very often). We felt like we had known the couple for ever
because they were so welcoming and full of information on what
to do and see in the local area – even offering to take
us to places we weren’t sure of! The children were extremely
safe (all eventualities had been taken care of – and gates
are on both sides of the property to ensure they didn’t
wander off!). There were places on the terrace to sunbathe and
also for shade, along with barbeque equipment which made our evening
meals a joy. There was so much to see and do that we are seriously
thinking of going back to explore even further afield. We have
recommended the villa to all our friends and family and hope that
they continue to do well – they deserve it after all the
effort they have put in to making it such a wonderful place to
stay. They are also having a swimming pool installed for this
years guests which will be an added advantage – although
the sea is only 5 minutes away! For the price we paid it was extremely
good value and we would urge others to try it for themselves.
You will not be disappointed!!!
Submitted by: Elle, UK
Submitted March 31st 2005
Apartment Gudelj overlooking Lapad
We stayed for two weeks in September 2004, in the Apartment
Gudelj overlooking Lapad Bay. It was one of our most memorable
The Apartment would accommodate 5 in a double room, a twin (single
bed + folding Z-bed) and a small single room. There were two small
but adequate shower rooms; a large kitchen/diner with cooker,
F/F, dishwasher and microwave and a very spacious lounge with
TV; HI-Fi etc and Internet Access (payable a reasonable cost direct
to the owner).
As there were only two of us it provided very comfortable, spacious
accommodation. All bedlinen and towels were provided, changed
frequently and were of very good quality.
There were several balconies from which to watch both small craft
and large Cruise ships pass across the Bay and to enjoy the wonderful
Although this is not Luxury accommodation I have scored it Excellent
because of its peaceful and very convenient location, its comfort,
cleanliness, and spaciousness and the charming, friendly helpfulness
of our landlord and his family who occupied the lower and upper
floors of their large 3-storey house. I also had an opportunity
to compare it with several other s/c properties in the same area.
A very frequent bus service runs from a stop within a 2 minute
walk from the Apt. to the Pile Gate entrance into the Old Town
and all its attractions - history, museums and galleries, cafes,
and restaurants . Closer, Lapad has several excellent restaurants
within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Apt. - the Eden,
the Kompass Hotel and the Levanat to name but three (where we
ate far better than on a recent stay on the Cote d'Azur.)
Boat trips are available to the many offshore islands from the
Bay as well as taxi Boats into the Old Town and other nearby small
resorts like Cavtat. Car Hire is available at the airport and
locally 5 minutes away from the apartment.
If you do not want to venture far afield the Apartment owner will
arrange for a Taxi to meet you at the airport for about £22 each
way. Coach and boat trips can be booked at the nearby Kompass
Hotel. Also within very easy walking distance are shops. a pharmacy,
Post office, Bank - in fact almost everything anyone might need
on a self catering holiday.
This is not a location for people looking for a lively nightlife
eg. clubs and discos, and may appeal more to couples and families
than to groups of young singles. Beaches are rocky and shingled
and there are no vast expanses of golden sands but there are good
places to swim.
The apartment is approached up 70 steps - - we were daunted on
our arrival but felt very fit after two weeks and are longing
to return! However anyone with mobility, respiratory or other
difficulties could find the steep ascent problematic.
Submitted by: Barbara Snelling
Submitted February 7th 2005
House Pecotic, Korcula
We stayed in apartment 1 for two weeks in October and it was
just wonderful. It is perfectly situated just a stone's throw
from the town centre and looks out at the sea. We used to nip
across the road for a quick swim before breakfast! Mr. and Mrs.
Pecotic made the holiday though. They were incredibly kind and
welcoming yet we were left to ourselves too. Little gifts of fruit
from their garden or home baked goods would appear in our kitchen.
It was all just perfect and I thoroughly recommend it as a place
to enjoy Korcula in. PS. they've even got a hedgehog on their
Submitted by: T. Cope from the UK
Submitted December 15th 2004
I came across one good web site about Trogir - a town in Split
region - Central Dalmatia.
Nice site, accommodation info (hotels, rooms and
apartments), real estate offers, food and drink guide, bus time
table, nautical pilot for Trogir area.
Also, they have lovely virtual guide through the town with small
movies and photos galleries
I spent some time there last year and I notice lots of people
from back home.
Submitted by: Jerry from London
Submitted December 1st 2004
Villa Stella, Trogir
I recently returned from my third trip to Croatia in the last
year. On each occasion I have stayed with at the same family run
apartment. I came across there web site by luck the first time
I stayed with them and cannot tell you how completely wonderful
they have been to me and the hospitality and generosity they have
Submitted by: Paul from the UK
Submitted October 20th 2004
Apartments Botica, Raciste, Korcula
In September we stayed at the Botica apartments in the lovely
and quiet place of Raciste on the island of Korcula. Everything
was great and we'd definitely recommend this place.
Submitted by: Jane from Birmingham
Submitted October 18th 2004