If Cavtat is called the pearl in the Adriatic, then Villa Ivy must be the diamond. The Dubrovnik Apt (2 bed) was wonderful and very spacious, and the views from our windows were amazing. We mainly self-catered, and had every equipment one could wish for in the beautiful kitchen. The weather was very hot so thank goodness for the air conditioning. Whilst we were there, Geoff our host showed us all the other Apartments, and they too were equally spacious and well presented, and again, had those wonderful views, so whatever you pick, you know you will get superb accommodation. We also had the experience of staying B & B for three days in the Executive Suite, and again, this also was well presented but because of the unusually hot weather, the room was very warm. Geoff immediately went out and bought a mobile air conditioning unit in this room for us, which we very much appreciated. We simply had to ask, and if something was within his realm, he would provide it. Our whole experience at Villa Ivy was brilliant, and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone reading these reviews.....however, selfishly, we ought to keep this one quiet so we have more of a chance to re-book. The Trip Advisor reviews from 80 previous comments from people who stayed at Villa Ivy show how amazing this place is. Geoff and Helen deserve to have their place ranked as No 1 in Cavtat.
We must say something specifically about our Host Geoff as a lot of the reviews talk mainly about the accommodation. From the moment he met us at Dubrovnik Airport, to the time we left Villa Ivy, he made us welcome and assisted us to our every need or requests. On our arrival, we found a welcome pack of salad, cheese, ham, bread, milk, fruit and juices etc, and he even checked before our arrival to see our preferred choice of Wine, red, white or rose! As he knew we were self-catering, he took us to a Supermarket and helped with the language barrier. We also had the privilege to go on a Mountain Trip with him - it was a very worthwhile trip, so if you have the chance, you won't regret it! His attention to detail was without fault, and we now feel we are friends rather than Clients, thanks to his unique and friendly manner. Villa Ivy and its location and apartments are wonderful, but I believe it's Geoff who also helps to make the Holiday complete.
Geoff also helped me organise a surprise and unique Anniversary Present for my Husband as I had requested he find an Artist who would give my husband a day's tuition painting. The result is that we have a wonderful painting to hang up at home, and good memories of that day. Thanks Geoff!
We will go back to Villa Ivy as soon as we can. An amazing Holiday!
Lorrie & Kelvin
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- Villa Ivy Hotel Cavtat