I was part of a tour group that stayed at this location. This place consists of accomodations in a variety of homes located in close proximity. So there are no two rooms alike. We were really disappointed with our room at first because it was more like a dorm room. We were in a home whose address is shown in one of the attached photos. However, after walking about the beautiful city in the blazing heat, we came to appreciate returning to our little abode that had a bit of air conditioning.
Once we realized that we were actually staying in someone's home, we valued the experience of living in a Croatian home. Although our room was very small and utilitarian, and we shared that portion of the home with two other travelers staying in their own rooms, there were two modern bathrooms to share and a larger common area that served as the living room and kitchen. There was a refrigerator and TV.
There was also a private terrace. Strangely, none of us could get the door to open even though on our first day one of the agents took us out the door to stand on the terrace. Fortunately, our room did have a door to the terrace. The other two rooms did not. One of the other two rooms only had a window that looked out onto the common room. It was very dark and cavelike. Beware of mosquitos - even in the house.
As you can see from one of the photos, we had one tiny lamp to share in the room. There was another tiny lamp, but it had a burnt out bulb. There was another tiny lamp in the hallway, also with a burnt out bulb.
When I saw the beds, I immediately expected to have a horrible night's sleep. No pillow top, etc. Surprisingly, I found the tiny bed very comfortable and slept very soundly. In fact, when I came back to the U.S., I started not liking my pillow top mattress.
There are no employees to talk to if you encountered any problems, such as no light bulbs. We did learn that the travel agency below the home was affiliated with the place, but as another reviewer pointed out, he is pretty unpleasant and gruff even though all we wanted was more toilet paper and soap. The older woman who brought us the soap was very sweet. We learned that their bath soap bars are very, very tiny just like the ones we already had.
We also ate at a little breakfast place that another reviewed described. This was also part of the tour package. The "restaurant" was in the cook's home. Because of the size of our group, some of us ate inside the home and some sat out on a terrace. The cook was an irritable, harried woman, but with moments of pleasantness. However, she would disappear once she had cooked what she felt was an adequate amount of food. If you needed anything else, there was no one to help you. The food was fresh and adequate.
Some people would find this location abysmal as it is not a typical hotel at all. Some people said the bathroom in the home in which they stayed was so small that they could hardly turn around in it. Even though we became accustomed to the place, I rated our room "average" because it was clean, but extremely basic and there were no staff to assist us when we had questions. It really depends on which house you get to stay in as to how happy you will be.
I do not know how much was paid for these accommodations. It could have either been a bargain or a total ripoff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Dubrovnik Garden is a recently reconstructed typical Dubrovnik stone house,located above the beautifull old town of Dubrovnik-just 5 minutes walking distance to the old city , beaches , shops , resturants , etc.... It is ideal either for a long holiday or for a short stay.The rooms are furnished in the characteristic Dubrovnik style including all modern conveniences : air conditioning, private bathrooms with hair dryer,hair & hand shampoo , body milk,.....The house is in absolutely quiet and silent position , surounded by stone wall and a nice mediteranian garden .The atmosphere is cozy, welcoming . ... more less
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