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“Lovely apartment, lovely hosts!”

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Residences Island View
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We can’t speak more highly of this self-catering apartment, and especially of the lovely hosts. We had spent the majority of our stay in Croatia in expensive hotels and had wanted something quieter and with more character. We found Residences Island View online and booked it assuming it would be good- and we could have been more happy. It was the perfect way to finish our trip.

Positives: The best thing about this place is the hosts. Their own home is on the street level/upstairs level, with the two self-catering apartments on the lower level of their home with private entrances at the rear of the property, facing the water in the distance. The hosts hit the balance perfectly right! They were so warm and friendly and were available when we wanted, but they gave us complete privacy when we wanted that too. On arrival they greeted us with a cold drink and a homemade liqueur on their own deck, and chatted about things to do and see, while we swooned over their beautiful infant twins. However when we wanted to be alone, they left us plenty of room to come and go as we pleased. Perfect. The furnishings and finishings in the apartment were as nice as what I would choose for my own home, and the apartment was clean, and the bed particularly comfortable. We slept so well. So many other places we had seen online had cheap finishings, but this apartment was really well done. I don’t think the pictures online actually do it justice, so we took a few of our own so we could rave about it in a review! After a couple days in Dubrovnik we had a lot of questions about Croatia and its history, and our hosts were so kind in answering all of our questions. Also, the apartment was about a 15 minute drive to the old town of Dubrovnik. I worried this might be restrictive- however- the reality is that Dubrovnik itself was so busy with tourists that we really enjoyed being able to come back to such a quiet apartment after being on our feet all day. If- like us- you’re looking for a quiet and affordable place to stay while dotting between beaches and Dubrovnik Old Town, then the location means is great. And you actually have a place to park your car! It's just a minute away from the Raddisson Blu, and no one would think that was far away.

Negatives: The only negative is that it would be hard to stay here if you didn’t rent a car, as the apartment is nestled down some country roads into the hills, which gets that great view. But most people do rent one (I would imagine) so that shouldn't be a problem. Lastly, one very very minor bit of advice. There are lovely terraces outside each apartment overlooking the sea and island (hence the name) however there is a tree blocking the sunset views from the second apartment. The stunning view (at least from one of the two apartments) would have been even better unobstructed! But such a minor point!

Overall, we are so pleased to recommend this to other guests. And we really think you couldn’t give your money to a kinder or more deserving family. If you are staying in Dubrovnik, don’t even think about staying elsewhere. Support this fantastic family and lovely apartment, and you won’t regret it! We will ABSOLUTELY be back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed here for one week and arrived back today. We can honestly say it was the best holiday we have ever had. The apartment is superb, the owners, Pero and Doris have obviously put their heart and souls into getting these apartments right...and they sure succeeded!! The views of the islands are magnificent and the apartment itself is so quiet providing peace and tranquility. The setting is spot on, only 10 minutes walk to the local beach, and half an hour from the vibrant city, Dubrovnik. We didn't hire a car and managed to see Dubrovnik twice in one week. If you wish to see more of Croatia, hire a car, there is parking space here at the apartment.

A truly beautiful place, lovely, warm and inviting owners. A big thumbs up from us...thank you so much Pero and Doris...we'll be back!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We spent one week at Dubrovnik area in Residences Island View. Weather in
August was very warm (almost hot) no rain in whole week(that was awesome).
Place where we stayed in Orasac near Dubrovnik was one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen, and the staff : Piero and Doris were very kind,hospitable, social and helpful. What ever we needed taxi, bikes, ride they organized it. The apartments were quite long way from Dubrovnik , but it was easy and cheap to go there with bus. It was very peaceful and romantic atmosphere in Orasac. We can fully recommend to go visit Orasac and Residences Island View.
"Tomi and Henna"

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Myself and two friends stayed at Residences Island View in July and had a wonderful time! The owners Peter and Doris were such a good help and are so friendly, they helped us organise taxi's and places to eat. We felt very welcomed. The apartments are a 15 - 20 minute drive outside Dubrovnik, however it gives you a chance to see another part of the island, there is also an amazing view! The rooms themselves are kept well, spacious and comfy with a self contained kitchen also. We recommend the apartments highly and would love to visit again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

What a lovely brand new apartment 12 km north of Dubrovnik. Spacious, spotless, well equipped. Perfect for a couple. Wonderful landlords living upstairs. Quiet. Spectacular views. Must have a car with you, and get directions how to get there.
Stayed there 3rd week of June. A wonderful place.

Room Tip: this is afully equipped apartment with all you need if you want to have some meals at home.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We spent a few days in Dubrovnik and on our journey back we stopped in Orasac (cca 15 minutes from Dubrovnik away with a car) and spent 3 nights at Residences Island View. It was a "secret" tipp from local guy, who recommended this charming property. It was pure 3 days relaxing in quite and romantic atmosphere! The best of all is a wonderfull view from terrace overseeing Adriatic sea and several smaller Islands. we were delighted with decoration of Apartment: all brand new and clean, with all necessary equipment there.
Doris and Pero, young married couple, the owners of the property made us feel very wellcome! Thanks once again! We will be back for sure! Florian

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Na Ljuti 1, Orasac 20234, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Orasac
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Orasac
Price Range: £64 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residences Island View 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The brand new charming "Residences Island View" near Dubrovnik opened in June 2012. Decorated in Victorian style with a large terrace and a magnificent view over the beautiful Elaphiti islands in the Adriatic Sea. Fully equipped kitchen,comfortable living room,bedroom and a bathroom. Only 10 minutes drive from the center of Dubrovnik. Close to the beach, fitness facilities, tennis courts and spa facilities. ... more   less 
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