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Secret Apartments Dubrovnik
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed in the Secret Apartment #3 in Old Town Dubrovnik. The #3 is on 2 floors, bedroom and bathroom on the 3rd floor and the kitchen and lounge is another few stairs above that. The apartment to very nice and a nicely stocked kitchen. It is right next to the St. Blaise Church, in fact you might get a shock when you are lying in bed and the bells ring. The owners Isabelle and Viktor are so helpful and always responded to emails in a timely fashion.

I think I would be tempted to not stay in Old Town Dubrovnik again as it is just was too much like Disney with all the tourist, I would prefer to stay in one of the other villages and take a bus to the old town. BUT - if I ever did stay in Old Town again, it would be at the Secret Apartments. They are excellent.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The large white room, high ceilings, the curtains fluttering in the breeze, the rose damask covered sofa and chairs, the white table and then into the large bedroom and modern bath. All of this beside St. Blaise Cathedral where every evening a guitarist played the classics and standards for three hours. So good, we bought a CD.

An excellent restaurant on the first floor, though a quiet one. The open air fruit, vegetable and flower market is just around the corner. A convenience store in the same plaza. In the other direction the town's promenade lined with cafes and stores, to see and be seen.

Isabelle and Viktor are gracious, charming and informative hosts. So many ideas of what to do and see we should have stayed longer.

Dubrovnik was a great experience, made wonderful by the apartment and hosts.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

First time in Dubrovnik and we were very lucky to choose The Secret Apartments. They contacted us by email before we arrived to check arrival time and sent an SMS once we had landed confirming we'd be met by them once we arrived in Dubrovnik. We were met by Viktor who was really helpful and gave us tips and advice for places to eat and visit and started our 3 day visit with great service.
The apartment was large with high ceilings a functional kitchen, which we did not use as there are so many places to eat but there is a open air market and supermarket 30 yards away if you wanted to make use of it. The rooms were large with windows opening onto the street at the front with the church opposite so quite private. The bed was nice and comfy and it had a bath and shower.
I would highly recommend the apartment for couples on a weekend break, you could probably sleep more, maybe there was a sofa bed but we did not check.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed in the 2nd floor apartment pictured, with the floral lounge suite and white furniture. It is an apartment for two, with a comfortable double bed, modern bathroom with bath and shower, a compact but workable kitchen and huge windows that open onto an alley leading to the main plaza at the end of the Placa, opposite the church of St Blaize. It is very well equipped and very comfortable, although it is a little noisy as it is in the centre of everything with the hustle and bustle of restaurants below and the church bells ringing regularly. However there is a classical guitarist who plays outside every night when things become quieter and the cruise ship tourists have disappeared and the music will fill the apartment which is absolutely lovely.

We were dropped off at the gate at the opposite end of the Placa (not the port end) and it was a flat level 2 mins walk to the apartment (there is a ramp at the gate), then 2 flights of stairs within the apartment.

Our stay in Dubrovnik was wonderful. Everything was in easy walking distance, including a couple of supermarkets and a small daily farmers market in the square behind the apartment. This square leads to another small square where there is a workers cafe which has 7kuna coffees, which is a lot cheaper than the ones on the placa at 24kunas! We tried different restaurants for every meal and they were all good, and so many to choose from.

Walking the walls at 8am was brilliant, we even watched a movie being shot at the port with 2 tall ships and everyone in Renaissance dress. Our trip to the fortress by cable car was memorable too. Dubrovnik was defended valiantly during the recent war and our tour guide told us about being evacuated as a child and how it took three years for her family to return to Dubrovnik and how they rebuilt their lives, and the town. You can still see the shrapnel and bullet holes around the town in the buildings. Dubrovnik is certainly an interesting destination, with a long history, and the apartments are the perfect place to experience it all.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I have used Butterfly Services three times now over the span of a year, and each time I have been absolutely thrilled with them. I have stayed in three of their rental properties (2 inside the walls of the old city in Dubrovnik and 1 just outside) and each property was stunning. Viktor and Isabelle go out of their way to welcome you, to help with any arrangements you might need (e.g., airport transfer, rental car, parking, etc.) and to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. I really cannot recommend them highly enough!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Isabelle & Viktor of Butterfly Services did a great job helping us coordinate a group of 11 people with places to stay in Dubrovnik. We ended up at 4 different locations. La Dolce Vita & Secret IV were the best of the 4 locations. Both apartments were clean & very centrally located in the old town. Felt like locals walking to get our coffee by the local market in the AM. Viktor went out of his way to give us advise on places to eat & drink & his recommendations were spot on.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

All correspondence about the apartments beforehand was responded to quickly. We were met at the airport and transferred to the Secret Apartment which is within the historic walls. It is in a fabulous position right around the corner from St Blaise, the main cathedral as well as the Stradum. There are no stairs to the building but about 40 stairs inside to the apartment. We wanted some extra space for our adult son and it was perfect. He had his own bedroom and bathroom and we had ours. In between was a small kitchen with a table and chairs, a few appliances, a stove and a fridge which was enough for us as we only had breakfast there. If you didn't need the second bedroom you could use it as a lounge area. Everything was very clean and new. Help was at hand if we needed it. The recommended restaurants were fabulous and we walked everywhere as we were not far from anything. It was lovely at night to hear music from the cathedral or square but otherwise it was very quiet. We had a wonderful time and were very happy with the service. They collected us from the apartment on our last day and walked us to their agency just outside the gates where we left our bags until later in the day when we had arranged for their driver to return us to the airport. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Zeljarica 3, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Ranked #16 of 516 Speciality Lodging in Dubrovnik
Price Range: £101 - £296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Secret Apartments Dubrovnik 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This chic apartment is situated in a lovely medieval house right in the heart of Dubrovnik’s old town. It is surrounded by local tourist attractions—churches, monasteries, old city walls, art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and a 10 mn walk to Banje Beach. Secret I has been tastefully remodelled and refurbished with both modern and shabby chic decor that enables a welcoming atmosphere. Secret I provides an exclusive address and is ideal for discerning travellers with an appreciation for luxury and attention to detail and it is an excellent spot from which to discover all Dubrovnik has to offer. Secret I is settled on the 2nd floor of a historical building. This apartment has been completely renovated to the highest standard to ensure every comfort for those who stay here. Colours throughout the apartment are soft and muted, highlighting the apartment’s natural elegance. This wonderful apartment has an open floor plan lending it to be spacious and inviting. Secret I can sleep up to 3 people. The bedroom is decorated with elegant furniture and double bed and en suite bathroom. The light and bright living area has large windows to allow the natural light to come in and are a great way to experience the breathtaking views of the city and St. Blaise Church! The living room is furnished with a sofa that can be used as extra bed for a 3 rd guest, two comfortable armchairs, flat screen, and satellite TV, DVD, CD player and WI-FI access. There is a dining area which has a seating for 4. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with all the amenities needed to prepare any meal with ease, including fridge/freezer, 2 electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, espresso coffee machine, toaster, etc. Secret I apartment is a fantastic choice for those looking for a charming atmosphere, lovely decor and quality furnishings. Worth knowing Rent the one-bedroom Secret I and Secret III apartments and the two- bedroom Secret II and Secret IV apartments. They are perfect for a family gathering or a group of up to 13 people looking for quality accommodation in Dubrovnik. The Secret apartments are located in a flat area of the Old Town, There are no outdoor steps, making them accessible to everyone. Indoors, note that there is an 36-step staircase to the 2nd floor, 55 steps to reach the third floor. ... more   less 
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