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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Plitvica, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Central Croatia

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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Jeannie V
2 reviews
“Awesome access to the lakes but the apartment was tight for a family of 4”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our hosts were very welcoming. We received excellent service throughout our stay. The dinner was excellent.

The apartment was very conveniently located a short walk to the lakes.

The apartment was clean and had a good sized bathroom. But we found the living areas and bedrooms were small for our family of 4.

The directions provided by our hosts prior to our arrival were excellent and aided by well positioned sign posts.

We noticed that Wi-Fi, while available, was very patchy and we didn't have much connectivity for any reasonable length of time.

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Liked best: Location and dinner
Liked least: Small for a family of 4
Travelling group: Young Children
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Caroline...
Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Idilic accommodation, slightly hard to access via public transport”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We were very impressed with the accommodation at Etno Gardens. The buildings are set in lovely gardens with stunning views. Inside the rooms were traditional yet modern. It is really easy to walk to entrance 3 of the national park (about 10 mins) and very close to the large waterfall. Etno gardens provide evening meals which looked delicious, however we were travelling on a but of a budget and found the €18 charge for dinner a little steep. Luckily there was a restaurant which serves spit roasted chicken for €3 right at entrance 3 to the park with stunning views over the lake.
Although the appartments are in an ideal location for getting into the park, they are tricky to reach via public transport. We travelled by bus from Zagreb, the stop is at entrance 1, this is roughly 20km to the accommodation, we ended up getting a taxi to and from the bus stop to the room.

I would def recommend Etno Gardens if you are travelling by car!

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MikeCharl...
Lymm, United Kingdom
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“Etno Paradise”
Reviewed 17 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We had a two night romantic stay as part of our travels in Croatia. The place is easy to find just off the main highway between zagreb and split. We drove but there are buses to the lakes from most cities...etno gardens can be easily reached on foot from p3 in the park or entrance 1.

We received a friendly welcome and were shown to our apartment which was stunning. Very private, cosy and clean. We spent the rest of the day walking in the stunning national park located just 5 minutes walking away.

We were well looked after in the evenings from our hosts. The food was home cooked and served outside in lush surroundings. A hog spit roast on night one and a deer ragu on night two. The local wine at just €10 a bottle was delicious. The 3 course evening meal was just €15 per person. A beer was €1. There really is no need to risk other eateries that are a drive away in the area.

Overall a great place representing outstanding value with a real family/homely atmosphere. If you plan to come here you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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