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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Residences Island View Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia