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Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

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Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

So..

We have booked our flights to Dubrovnik, leaving 7th July and coming back 21st July. I have looked online at loads of apartments but just don't know where to go. We want to be near Dubrovnik so we can go for dinner in the evening and walk home (don't mind a 15-20 minute walk as long as it is safe and well lit), is the town itself our only option?

Also we would quite like to go away for a few days in the middle, perhaps Lopud, does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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I don' t think the old town is your only option. Contact some of these places and ask them if walking to old town is a possibility. You could also stay in Lapad and take the bus into the old town. The bus runs pretty late at night and they are usually crowded but they do the job. In terms of getting away for awhile I would suggest one of the bigger islands...such as Korcula. You could get on the ferry and spend some time in Korcula town. Another possibility is Mljet but I don't know much about that island. Lopud is very small and I don't know about the facilities on that island in terms of places to stay, restaurants, etc. Have a great trip!!

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You could stay in pretty Cavtat & take the boat (about 50 mins) or bus to Dubrovnik. There are quite a few bars & cafes in Cavtat but it is a lovely place to stay if you don’t want to be in Dubrovnik. We stayed in 2 hotels both right on the harbour front.

It is also very worthwhile to travel to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzogovina for a very moving experience. There are also day trips from Cavtat/ Dubrovnik to Kotor, a beautiful medieval city in Montenegro. So if you have the energy you can get to see a little of 3 countries in one week!

If you are interested here is a link to our web site with our photos & some more info: http://kardrew.50megs.com/

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4. Re: Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

We took a day trip to Lopud and found that was enough. It is pretty small, but it does have accomodations. Unless you wanted to spend a day checking out the ruins on the hills and lying on the beach (which is sandy and in a cool little cove) and then maybe a second day taking a kayak around the island or something, you'd probably be better off taking a couple days out somewhere else.

As previously mentioned the main bus routes do run regularly late enough (midnightish and there are a few night buses as well I think) that you could stay somewhere like Lapad(where most of the package hotels are) or Gruz (down towards the main ferry port).

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5. Re: Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

Thank-you, I was worried that by not being in near the town we would not be able to go to any bars or restaurants (this is not the focus of our holiday, but we like to have the option). How late do the buses run?

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Hiya, here's the Libertas bus company website, you can find there schedule with a little digging and there's also a good route map:

http://www.libertasdubrovnik.hr/

You can get the regular buses till orund midnight, give or take a bit.

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7. Re: Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

That's what I thought..the bus will run til about midnight....and if you are out later than that there are always taxis waiting around to take you where you need to go.

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9. Re: Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

You can check out www.dubrovnikapartmentsource.com. It's a website that lists good private accommodations in and around Dubrovnik. We used it to book a private apartment in Old Town; the website was easy to navigate, the apartments listed looked really nice, and they were very responsive to any questions I had.

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10. Re: Aarrrgh Accomodation Confusion in Dubrovnik

I spent 10 days on Lopud, using it as a base for exploring Dubrovnik and other islands (Šipan, Mljet), and simply enjoying the relaxing atmosphere, great beach and good food. There are some fine restaurants and super small private hotels: Villa Vilina, Hotel Glavović and Lavilla. I prefer it to Korcula - it's more romantic and less commercialised.

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