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Ragusa B&B at Zemanjina St. 12: Dubrovnik's B&B

Three of us booked an apartment for our weekend stay at Ragusa B&B in May 2009. The owner was very responsive and sent an email, suggested a nice apartment with two bedrooms (4 beds), balcony, separate living room, 2 WC, kitchen and TV/SAT at 90 EUR/day. We confirmed and arrived as scheduled. The house is placed in the steep sideway street, some 50 stairs up from the main pedestrian zone in the Old town. We walked into the hallway so narrow and steep, and climb 65 stairs to reach the top two rooms. The rooms were connected with a tiny 10 sq feet front area, where the stove and fridge were squeezed in. Each room had a WC. And that was it. We didn’t get what we paid for. We did discover, however, that an apartment No 10 was the one we booked and paid for and it was vacant. We complained to an owner the next day, and she said apartment 10 had some problems with water supply (?!) so she had to move us elsewhere (?!). Something she forgot to mention. She also said the price for the two rooms we’ve got was the same as for the apartment, so no money return/price adjustment. Icing on a cake was when she said she will give us a discount next time we visit (?!).

We will never go back to Ragusa B&B at Zamanjina Street again.

Besides, the hallway has a strange stench, and we found it very nauseating every time we had to leave the room.

I found a jar of jam covered with mold on a breakfast table.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written May 12, 2009

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  • lifepro profile photo lifepro
  • Reviews: 17

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Cosmos: Lapad Area Hotels

Lapad area is about 15 minutes from dubrovnik by bus and there is a bus every 10-15 minutes. Hence I recommend Lapad area hotels. But 3 star hotel I stayed , probably like others was not something to write home about ! If you go to breakfast buffet towards the end of the meal time, chances are you may not find some dishes as they do not replace all.
There is no service for the luggage.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Historical Travel, Castles and Palaces
  • Written November 28, 2008

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  • sdunstan profile photo sdunstan
  • Reviews: 3

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Little Vinisce: Great Appartments

Although we booked late, Carol and Paul were very accomodating and made us most welcome. We stayed in a house 20 m from the sea, it was great for us as a family with a little one, we will definately go back.

Quiet Area with place foe little ones to run around safely, 20 me from the sea and a peable beach.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written September 24, 2008

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  • sdunstan profile photo sdunstan
  • Reviews: 3

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Villa Melita - Rovinj: Great Appartments

This was a great place to stay, we were impressed by the standard, and even though we did not have breakfast there this can be provided. This will be a great place to stay for a large group as they have a great central meeting place with barbeque and pizza oven to use.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written September 24, 2008

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  • PowerJ profile photo PowerJ
  • Reviews: 5

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Hotel Histeria: Nice, clean and friendly

The people at this hotel are hard working and friendly. The service is very good overall. There are plenty of English speaking people to help you find what you are looking for as far as tourist activities. The rooms have air conditioning that work ok but won't freeze you out by any means. Parking can be a little tight, but we always found a spot. The breakfast buffet is very adequate and clean.

The views around the hotel are very scenic. Very relaxing atmosphere.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Sailing and Boating, Family Travel
  • Written August 30, 2008

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  • Chicd profile photo Chicd
  • Reviews: 1

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Hotel Porat: Croatia/Bosnia's best budget hotel

If you ever feel like visiting Croatia or Bosnia, I want to recommend an amazing place to stay. It is a hotel called Hotel Porat situated in the town of Neum which is in the Bosnian corridor between the two sides of Croatia. This hotel is fantastic! It's owned and run by a young entreprenuer called Theo where he and his staff will treat you like royalty for a really reasonable price. For about £17/$30/20 euros each you get a beautiful (and very clean) ensuite room with a balcony. They have a terrace restaurant overlooking the sea and a private beach to the clear blue sea. The food in their restaurant is fabulous - all locally caught fish and seafood for example, and the service is outstanding. The best thing is that the hotel is ideally positioned for day trips to all the major cities and islands in the area - Dubrovnik, Split, Mostar, Sarajevo, Krk and Korcula, for example, and the hotel can organsise excursions for you.

Private beach. Balconies and terrace restaurant overlooking the sea and local islands provinding a stunning backdrop to your meal. The staff are so friendly and accommodating about everything, working their socks off all day and night so that you will have a pleasant stay.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip, Backpacking
  • Written August 25, 2008
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  • ChrisAlexander profile photo ChrisAlexander
  • Reviews: 139

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Hotel X: Deserted

Didin't stay long, but found this location quite handy for a pee on my way back from taking a swim nearby.

You've got it all to yourself!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written August 7, 2008
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  • ChrisAlexander profile photo ChrisAlexander
  • Reviews: 139

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private home: Rooms in Sibenik

A place to sleep and shower is all we demand,with the rest of the time spent out and about.The owner will even meet you at the tourist office.Facilities are comfortable and private although staying in someone's home.Recommended if you want to be located in local residential area. Pay less the longer you stay.

A little street just above the main square and only minutes from the tourist office where i booked it.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 4, 2008
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  • ChrisAlexander profile photo ChrisAlexander
  • Reviews: 139

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Private rooms: Zadar

Comfortable with very good location: walk to old town Zadar about 20 minutes;another 20 in the oppostie direction to some nice swimming spots (Puntamika). Or take a bus from the road at the bottom of Runjanina,looking out for the sphnix near the stop on the way back!

double room with balcony and ensuite + good location; friendly hosts at the apartment house

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 31, 2008
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  • ShonaM profile photo ShonaM
  • Reviews: 12

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Bilicic Rooms: Budget place in Dubrovnik

This place is lovely, the owner Marija is super friendly and helpful and the rooms were spacious clean and comfy. There is a beautiful terrace you can eat your breakfast on in the mornings (not included, but there's a wee kitchen and a supermarket across the road).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written May 27, 2008

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  • TheWanderingCamel profile photo TheWanderingCamel
  • Reviews: 2572

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Bokun Guesthouse: What's behind the green door?

A green oasis of a huge garden full of flowers, fruit trees and vegetables, a terrace shaded by grapevines, a dog named Basra, and a genuinely warm welcome from Tony, the "concierge" of this family-run guest house - all tucked behind a high stone wall in complete peace and privacy not 2 minute's walk from the busy bayside road of Dubrovnik's main port area of Gruz

The accommodation is simple but spotlessly clean. Rooms are quite small but more than adequately furnished with wide, comfortable beds and crisp white sheets. There were 4 in our party, 2 of us in a small apartment with a private bathroom and a kitchen, the others in seperate bedrooms with a shared bathroom. This arrangement meant we could prepare meals to eat under those grapevines, which was very pleasant. Dubrovnik's main Green Market is just around the corner whilst the Tommy supermarket was a couple of minute's walk in the other direction and whether you have a kitchen arrangement or not, all guests are welcome to bring their own food back with them and use the barbecue and the terrace.

Rates do not include breakfast but you can order this meal seperately.

Our stay at the Bokun Guesthouse could not have been more enjoyable. Tony speaks excellent English and was most obliging and helpful, the garden was a delight, the terrace a place where guests felt free to gather and while away the evening eating and talking together. The location is great, the old city is just a short bus ride away - or a pleasant half hour walk. The place is so secluded and yet everything is right on the doorstep.

Booking well in advance is advisable, the place is deservedly very popular, and since getting a mention in a French guidebook things have got even busier.

Just one word of caution - if you like to dry yourself on something larger than a teatowel, find room in your luggage for a bath towel. I don't know what it is about Croatia, but here at the Bokun, as just about everywhere else in the country, the towels were tiny!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 21, 2008
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  • TheWanderingCamel profile photo TheWanderingCamel
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3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Villa Hotel BB: By the beach

Arriving late in the afternoon and planning to catch a ferry to Brac first thing in the morning, all we wanted for our first night in Croatia was a hotel in Split that offered a comfortable bed, easy parking and access to the ferry port. The Villa Hote BB in Podstrana promised to fit the bill. We know our way around Split and we knew the road from Podstrana back into Split would take us straight to the ferry port. The beach side of the road is lined with hotels, pensions and apartments, some jammed into a very small space between other buildings with very tight access and steep steps down to the beach.

With parking at the front, Villa BB is built at sea level with a long garden leading down to its own beach with a small bar. Our ground floor rooms each had a terrace overlooking the garden. Whilst simply furnished, they were quite large, very clean and the bar was no problem at all - it was very quiet. A sunset walk along the beach brought us to a very pleasant restaurant for the first of many meals of grilled octopus (it is always sooo good!) and a cold beer, and a full moon rising over the sea as we walked back completed a perfect evening to begin our holiday.

Hotel Villa BB (BB is the designation given to houses with no number in Croatia - I guess the hotel was numberless once) is typical of hundreds of hotels along the Adriatic coast. Small, family owned, unpretentious - if you're looking for 5 star glamour, the Marriott is just up the road.

I wouldn't choose it if I was intending to stay more than a night or two - but then I wouldn't spend more than a night or two at a time in Split anyhow. I really like the city and love wandering around its ancient streets but the islands beckon me across the water and Split will always be the bookends around an island holiday.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 21, 2008
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  • TheWanderingCamel profile photo TheWanderingCamel
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Hotel Peristil: Stay in Split in style

You don't have many options if you want to stay within the Roman walls of Split's Old City. How nice then to find somewhere as charming as the Hotel Peristil. It's not a cheap option but how many hotels can you stay in that are built inside a Roman Emperor's summer palace? The rooms weren't the biggest hotel rooms we've ever stayed in - but they were comfortably stylish, spotlessly clean and cool.

Helpful staff, the delicious breakfast (included in the room rate) served on the terrace and a peerless location - all in all, certainly recommendable and a hotel we would return to ... in fact we are, this year. I'll have to follow my own advice and book well in advance - there are only 12 rooms and demand is high.

Built right into the palace walls (one wall of our daughter's room was actually the ancient stone) and literally a minute's walk from the very centre of the Old City, some rooms have a view of the Peristil and the Cathedral. It's this marvellous location that makes the Peristil special but there is perhaps a downside to it - it didn't worry us but it could be if walking and carrying your bags more than from kerb to door is a problem.

If you're bringing a car, parking can be a bit tricky - the whole of the old city is a pedestrian-only zone - but perseverance should get you a spot in the public car park on the Riva and there's no limit on the time you can leave it there. You can walk pretty well everywhere in Split that you might want to see sightseeing and the ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk at most.

The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The hotel has no lift - and a tiny entrance - but suitcases are quickly whipped upstairs and there's someone on hand to help with bags when leaving if required.

Lunch at the terrace restaurant was excellent - and how nice to have cool room so close at hand to return to for a short siesta after a morning's sightseeing and a long lunch.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written April 21, 2008
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  • diveinak profile photo diveinak
  • Reviews: 10

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stay with a local in dubrovnik

when you arrive in dubrovnik via bus/plane, there will be locals standing by with signs that say "rooms available"....DO IT!!! ....you will not only get to stay with a local, but you will get to experience the residential area with small cafes and local restaurants interspersed among the streets....i had a wonderful time with my family who had a beautiful veranda with grape vines...

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 24, 2008
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  • Reviews: 201

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Hotel Dubrovnik President: Dubrovnik President

What a wonderful hotel !
We stayed in a superior room with a enormous large terrace and a beautiful view over Dubrovnik.
The rooms were very luxury and the food was great.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written February 5, 2008
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