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“Nice apartment with nice swimming pool”
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Villa Darrer
Hong Kong, China
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“Nice apartment with nice swimming pool”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed in the apartment Bobe and the room was well equipped, clean and tidy. The swimming was not big but it is the best place to relax after a day in town. The hosts Miranja family has made our stay as pleasant as possible, including booking tours to Bosnia and Montenegro with a cheaper price. The only downside is the location of Bosanka is quite remote and required 20 min bus ride from old town of Dubrovnik or alternatively you can get a taxi at the cost of 100kunas. Also there is no restaurant nearby for breakfast so it is better to bring some food with you the night before. Apart from this everything is perfect and I would definitely stay here again if I happened to be in Dubrovnik again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We have just had a wonderful relaxing week at Villa Darrer. Very clean, spacious and well-appointed. We felt like guests rather than tourists. The owners, Mirjana and her son Hervoje (sorry, I don't think I spelt that correctly) are very considerate and helpful and speak good English which was very useful as our Croat extended to please, thank you and good-bye only! Dubrovnik is beautiful and very interesting but in August very busy and extremely hot so it is lovely to be able to enjoy the city and then retreat back to the peace of the Villa. We didn't hire a car as we were only there for a week and used buses and taxis very easily. The path from the village into Dubrovnik was not useable while we were there but is apparently being reinstated/improved which will be a big bonus. We bought food from the mini-mart at the bus stop and taxi-rank in Dubrovnik for when we weren't eating out and it was so nice to be able to eat the fresh apples and tomatoes from the garden. The restaurant Dubravka is very close, serves fantastic food and has a good, very friendly atmosphere.Definitely also recommend a sea-kayak trip and a visit to Lokrum while in Dubrovnik. Overall, highly recommend Dubrovnik and Villa Darrer. Will go back.

Room Tip: Worth trying to get an apartment facing the pool at the front, the back is not as pretty though stil...
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Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Location is out of center on a hill up on the hill which is a great solution for summer hot weather in Adriatic. A lady owner is very nice lady and very helpful. After a walk around city of Dubrovnik you will enjoy a swim in a small pool where water is cold enough to help you get cooler. Plan 20/30 minutes to come to the city and park if you travel your own car bus is possible to.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Udine
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We have spent 4 fantastic days in this peaceful home. Mirjana and her son are amongs the nicest people we've never met. The house is just perfect, clean and confortable. The only disadvantage is the road to reach the small village on the hilltop, quite narrow and not in good condiition, but it is worth driving up there, we assure you!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Winchester
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We rented the Apartment Frane with our daughters aged 17 and 13 for two weeks at the beginning of August. The two bedrooms are really spacious which is brilliant and there is a small kitchen/dining area. Our rooms and the pool area were spotless. On the couple of days that we spent relaxing at the apartment we had the pool to ourselves which was wonderful. Mirjana and her son are so friendly and helpful - printing ferry timetables, recommending beaches and booking restaurants - such a lovely family. The location is very quiet which compliments the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik perfectly. We had a car for our entire stay (10 mins into Dubrovnik) but did take the bus a couple of times. There is a really good place to eat five minutes walk away called Konoba Dubrava - very reasonable prices and good quality food. We would definitely recommend Villa Darrer for it's cleanliness, friendliness and peaceful location. Thank you Mirjana and family for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Like other guests have commented, this accommodation is situated in Bosanka which is approx 20 min bus journey (no 17) from Dubrovnik Old Town and whilst the buses only run hourly, they are always on time and you can plan around them. It is also not too far from the top of the Cable Car and in fact we had a nice breakfast there one day overlooking Dubrovnik after a stroll from the Villa. The Villa itself was very clean and had everything we needed and we had the pool to ourselves one afternoon and all you could hear were the birds singing and goats / sheep. Mirjana and her son could not do enough for us and they were very knowledgeable and hospitable. Mirjanas son was up at 6:30 every morning cleaning the pool and ensuring it was spotless ! I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.

Room Tip: I would imagine all rooms are good. We had the only room without a balcony but it was very large and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

While the location is slightly away from the Dubrovnik old town Villa Darrer provides fantastic hospitality in an area that is in the tranquil and beautiful hilly village of Bosanka.
Regardless of what apartment you book at Villa Darrer you will be welcomed with open arms by the owner, who takes time to speak to guests and help in any way possible to make your trip to Croatia as good as possible.
The main room of the apartment I booked (Apartment Mare) was nice and spacious with a good sized bathroom, balcony overlooking the pool (see pics) and a small kitchen area (sink, fridge, cupboards). If you email the owner Mirjana beforehand she can arrange to have food of your choice in the kitchen on arrival for a small price.
There are a few amenities in the room that worked perfectly fine too (hairdryer, TV with DVD player)
As stated the location is up in the hills but there is a bus that takes you directly into the old town in around 15-20 minutes. Alternatively you could rent a car but the bus is always on time and never gets too packed simply due to the quiet route it covers.

Overall I recommend this accommodation solely on the hospitality you receive here and the warm family environment of the village and other guests. (An example being a Bosanka neighbour driving us to Banje Beach out of courtesy as she saw us standing waiting for the bus)

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony as it is nice to have breakfast in the sun.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Darrer
Address: Bosanka 62 A, Dubrovnik 20207, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Ranked #34 of 488 Speciality Lodging in Dubrovnik
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Darrer 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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