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“Very nice and the walk to/from town along harbor is a pleasure any time of day.”
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Apartments Balic
Ranked #11 of 51 Hvar B&B and Inns
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very nice and the walk to/from town along harbor is a pleasure any time of day.”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Traveling as a family ranging from 23 to 80, we found Apartmani Balic a wonderful respite from town. Although there is an uphill road and steps, once on the terrace it is perfect. We had the 2BR unit near the bar, it was more than adequate, nicely decorated and clean. The owners make some great wines and were perfect hosts; although delicious, careful with the grappa ;) carafe. The hosted seafood dinner was authentic and excellent. There is also an excellent seafood restaurant just down the road on the same side of the street that we would recommend. We made all arrangements via web/email from home. The only hassle was the wire transfer for deposit which costs $25USD. Paypal or other form should be used.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Jakov B, Inhaber at Apartments Balic, responded to this review, 6 July 2017
We thank you for choosing our house for your staying in Hvar. We especially thank the good review that you have written because this will be an incentive to further business.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

These apartments are a real gem. Our group of 5 occupied the large 2 bedroom apartment and a smaller bedroom with a double and single bed. The large 2 bedroom apartment was great and included an on suite and small 2nd bathroom, a good sized loungeroom and a new kitchen with oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The smaller apartment was quite small but suited to a couple or a couple with a small child. The outdoor terraces are great and have ample seating. The only negative is the need to switch the hot water on 20 minutes or so before showering. The apartment has partial water views from the terrace. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the gown centre and the walk back involves some up hill. There is a small supermarket only about 100 metres away which is useful for buying bread, cheese, grocery items, beer, wine etc. As we were there before the start of summer no dinners could be provided by our hosts but there are plenty if restaurants in the town and the very good kitchen made self catering easy. Majar and Jakov are lovely hosts and live on site. Majar speaks adequate English. Jakov speaks German as a second language. Sampling Majar and Jakov's home made wine and grappa is a treat not to be missed. They gave us complimentary 2 bottles of wine on our arrival. The Balic Apartments are great value and a recommended place to stay to enjoy Havar.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Jakov B, Inhaber at Apartments Balic, responded to this review, 6 July 2017
We thank you for choosing our house for your staying in Hvar. We especially thank the good review that you have written because this will be an incentive to further business.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 September 2008

The Balic apartments are in a great location, about a 12 minute walk (uphill) from Hvar town. Much of this walk can be done by the harbour, which is a pleasure. However as reaching the apartments involves some steps it would not be suitable for anyone with mobilty issues.

We stayed in one of the one bedroom apartments, which featured a large double bed, a bathroom with shower and a good kitchenette. The filter coffee machine was also a plus! The spacious terrace with table and umbrella in front of the apartment also added to our living space and the discreet washing lines were great for hanging out swimsuits and towels after a day at the beach.

The aircon in the apartment is also excellent, but unfortuantely this doesn't stretch to the bathroom which does get quite warm due to the lack of ventilation. But this is not a real problem in such a lovely apartment. Towels are also provided and changed once a week.

Jakov and his wife were very friendly to us during out stay. As we ate out in the evenings we never got to sample their delightful little terrace restaurant, but it looked lovely and seemed popular with their other guests - who are mostly Germans and Italians. Three small supermarkets are also nearby for purchasing milk, coffee and any other bits.

If I return to Hvar I will definitely consider another stay at the Pansion Balic.

  • Liked — Quiet location, the terrace.
  • Disliked — Bathroom not well ventilated.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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We thank you for choosing our house for your staying in Hvar. We especially thank the good review that you have written because this will be an incentive to further business.
Greetings from APARTMENTS BALIĆ - HVAR - Maja and Jakov
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St. Louis
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Reviewed 4 April 2007

We arrived in Hvar without reservations, as we have trouble trusting descriptions of hotels on the web. We got very lucky and found a place called Pansion Apartmani Balic. It is about 10 minutes on foot from the center of town and we had no trouble getting there with rolling luggage. Their website quite accurately describes the accommodations they have to offer, so you can visit it. What the site won’t tell you is how nice the owners Maja & Jakov and their two sons are. If you stay there be certain to eat there too, any time they offer their dinners. Everything was great, at a very reasonable price. As a bonus they make their own wine and brandy. They seem to have a very faithful clientele mostly Germans or Europeans, so polish your language skills, of course Maja and her sons speak English. Next time we will book ahead.

  • Stayed April 2006
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We thank you for choosing our house for your staying in Hvar. We especially thank the good review that you have written because this will be an incentive to further business.
Greetings from APARTMENTS BALIĆ - HVAR - Maja and Jakov
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Property: Apartments Balic
Address: Ulica Veljka Kovachevica 6, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our house is situated at a quiet, sunny position with a seaview.There are terraces and a private parking lot too. All the apartments and rooms are airconditioned and have satelite tv, and free internet wireless access too. At close vicinity there are three markets, and there are but few hundred meters to the first beach and a mere 10 min walk along the shore to the harbour itself. Taxi boats in the harbour will take you to the lovely excursion places on the neighbouring islands. Both in the harbour as in the old part of the town you will find many a restaurant, inn to enjoy Dalmatian meat and fish specialities and also many cafeterias that work round the clock. In the evening one can find amusement and music events there. We are awaiting you on the kiwi and vinegrape leaves shaded house terrace, to welcome you with a toast of home made wine, grape brandy, herb brandy or desert sweet wine prosek of our cellar. We offer fine homemade wine, including high quality bottled - Hvar Plavac, various Grapa (strong Croatian alcoholic beverage), brandy and Prosek (sweet dessert wine) from our own wine cellar. We also produce first class olive oil, as well as lavander. All of our products can be tasted and bought at our bar, or our own wine cellar. On request, breakfasts are served on the very terrace. The other terrace offers you leisure moments enjoying the perfect seaview. Welcome to our house Maja & Jakov ... more   less 
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