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Villa Sandra
Ranked #255 of 497 Speciality Lodging in Dubrovnik
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2 reviews
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

My partner and me stay in studio for 2 weeks and we enjoy it so much. Studio was small, but very comfortable, nice and clean. Had everything you need( fridge,cooker, all dishes you need, towels and etc). Garden and terace- wonderful (we spend most evenings there).Villa situated in good location, everything you need is nearby- beach, bars, restaurants, shopping center and etc.Dubrovnik just 10 ten min away by bus. Owners are wonderful couple, they found some time to chart with us and give same good tips. We spend lovely time there, so i would recomend this villa for perfect holidays.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brasov
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We spent a week at Villa Sandra: the large apartment and the room next door.
The villa has an excellent location in the district of Lapad, close to Lapad beach, supermarket, bus station, boardwalk and playground for children (2 parks).
The gravel beach is not very wide and not very suitable for small children (in our opinion) - comparing to those in Spain, Turkey, Cyprus.
We had to use mosquito spray, especially outside!
To reach the old city you have to take bus no.6 and the ticket costs 12 kuna - one way (1.6 euros).
With the help of the owners we have rented a car and made a day trip, very enjoyable, in Montenegro (Kotor, Budva): car rental and gasoline cost about 80 euros (50 +30).
But it was a problem with the hot water in our apartments and room: almost half the time we had no hot water (at different times of day). The owners have tried to fix this, but they explained that the house is full of tourists and their system is overloaded ...
The Simatovic family, villa owners, kindly answered our requests. But we believe that in peak season they would need help on the maintenance and cleaning of the villa.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2012 via mobile

3 mins walk from the promenade, friendly owners (great neighbours renting out scooters also - make a bit of business there also. They are nice people too).
As I said: Hard to imagine that there should be better value for money than this.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 8 June 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Villa Sandra for 5 nights. Biserka was just wonderful. The Villa apartment was very comfortable, had everything we needed. Some great eating places very close to where we stayed. Easy access to bus number 6, that takes you to the old city....short trip.
Would definitely stay at Villa Sandra again.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Sydney
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The apartment is well appointed and is within walking distance of the beach (about 10-15 mins) and closer still to a popular promenade that boasts many restaurants and a lively night life.

The apartment was very comfortable with separate lounge room and bedroom. Bed was comfortable and we slept well.

Apartment is located in a quiet one way street but it is not located close to the fortified old town of Dubrovnik. However you can catch a bus nearby that takes you there. We enjoy walking and it took us about 45 mins to walk there.

The kitchen in our apartment was on the small side but functional for our 3 nights stay. It had everything you needed. We didn't cook much anyway so it didn't matter as there are many cheap places to eat.

The one way street means you have to go a long way around to get there as it is a fairly long road but its not too much of a bother.

What made our stay all the more enjoyable is that we found the owners fascinating. Their stories about what they endured during the Serbian-Croatian war and the sacrifices they made to help others were inspirational. Their advice on where to eat and what to see was also much appreciated. Try and sneak a few minutes of their busy life and have a chat.

They also went the extra distance to make our stay comfortable by providing tea and coffee for us and also some snacks after a long journey.

Avoid getting the apartment located closest to the road as it is right on the road's edge. The other apartments were very quiet.

Our apartment (second from the road) had its own little courtyard where you could sit and have a coffee or cold drink or a meal. The local cat would come and visit you to say hello.

If you are looking at staying close to the old town then this is not the place for you. However if you want to be reasonably close to a beach (and you dont mind walking that 10-15 mins to get there) and also to a nice restaurant strip that aligns a park then this is a very good value place to stay.

Room Tip: Avoid getting the apartment closest to the road as it abuts the road edge.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

This is the 4th time we have stayed at Villa Sandra and on each occasion we have stayed in a different room/studio. We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of our holiday. The accommodation is excellent value for money. The location is good for us as we would prefer to be away from the crowds in the Old City of Dubrovnik. The bus stop is at the bottom of the road and takes you there in about 10/15 minutes. This time we stayed in Apartment Studio 1. This is ideal for a short stay. Everything you need is provided in the small kitchen, tea towels, washing up liquid etc. There are basic toiletries provided in the shower room. There is also WiFi access available. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants within a short walk. At this time of the year it is fairly quiet. Biserka had arranged a taxi to pick us up from the airport. Both she and her husband are very kind, friendly, helpful and informative.
We had a lovely time here and hopefully we'll stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

It was a great pleasure to stay at Villa Sandra. The owners are very friendly couple who offered a lot of good tips on how to get about and where to go for a delicious meal. Perfect place for a relaxing holiday!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Sandra
Address: Kardinala Stepinca 15, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Ranked #255 of 497 Speciality Lodging in Dubrovnik
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Number of rooms: 6
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