From the time I saw that steep slope and those steps I just knew this was going to be bad. What we were to find out was the season had closed and we do mean closed a week ago. I guess we were lucky to have the little Tommy supermarket open and even on a Sunday. We were miles it seemed from any where. We had gone from having paid for a 1 room apartment to a 2 bed for an extra 1100kunar! I am a lover of minimalism but I do not enjoy or like sparse. Example - the only cooking utensils were a ladel, a spatula and a roasting fork. But it was that slope and stairs that got me. I had told the 'lovely' Nada that I was considering bringing my wheelchair 'No problem' she told me. The night before we left we decided not to take it and we were right about that. Considering the apartment could sleep 6 there was just one 2 seater settee, a dining table and chairs for 6 in the open plan living area plus a sat.tv (3 english speaking channels and yes you guessed, news channels). I had the 'disablled bathroom' and it was just that. The only concessions to assist the disabled was a toilet riser and a shower cubicle that had been sawn in half. I was in shock and more so when I found out that I had about 14 inches between the side of my bed and the wardrobe. But there was worse to come... My partner told me that he thought he had been bitten but how as we had not encountered any mosquitos or the like. It didn't take long to work out that THE only place he could have been bitten was when he was in one of the single beds in his twin bed room. 'Sleep in the other bed' I said and he did. The following morning there were even more bites - BOTH BEDS were infested. I felt sick to the stomach and as for contacting the lovely Nada - impossible - we were lumbered. We couldn't make phone calls and even texting was a problem. We have travelled the world and stayed in some very poor hotels and have never encountered this. So to me it didn't matter about that awful slope and pain inducing steps it was the fact that something was hurting my partner and these bites were quite large and painful and there was no one we could contact to make things right. The other thing was our view, it was 2/3rds brick wall and 1/3rd sea view. That said, the sea was beautiful, it was clear and warm and very inviting. The people were very friendly and enchanting and went out of their way to help and assist us. I didn't mind the bus that only travelled a couple of a hundred yards and then stopped, we all got off, we all walked another couple of hundred yards and then got on another bus and that took us into the lovely town of Trogir. That office we had encountered on day one had stayed closed and the only way to contact anyone was to call a local Croatian number, oh I forgot we couldn't make calls. All in all we had been taken for a ride. Nada knew Arbanijer was on close down yet did she tell us? No. I am the sort of person who would tell about an area closing and advise them to travel if possible on an alternate date. The bath tub should have been a place to escape but it was a half bath and those towels sure did have some very strange starch on them... all I wanted to do was to get out of there and get home.
Would we go back to Croatia? Yes definately. Would we stay at the lovely Villa Malo More? NEVER and I advise others the same. Don't go and especially out of season. We had a very early flight to return to the UK and as there wasn't anywhere to leave the keys we left them on that wonderful dining table for 6...
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