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“Great little apartment a minute from the beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Dalmatino
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Brela
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Great little apartment a minute from the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

We read about Brela in Lonely Planet and once we arrived, decided to stay two nights instead of island hopping to Hvar as the town is lovely and quaint, not too big and the beach is one of the best on the coast. We used Booking.com mobile app to find a place to stay and chose Villa Dalmatino based on its modern clean look and price. When we arrived in Brela we called the number on the sign outside the apartment and asked if they had any vacancies (we knew there was space via booking.com). The polite and helpful manager advised by phone that they didn't have any vacancies but when I mentioned booking.com he explained they couldn't sell us that room as it was exclusive to the reservation system. I suggested that perhaps I could I book it on my mobile and he agreed. It was a strange way to acquire a room but it worked!

We booked a one bedroom apartment on the ground floor for $59 euros per night. It was perfect! Modern, clean and all the amenities. Two lovely Croatian ladies arrived minutes after we completed the booking online and helped us with the paperwork and keys and although neither spoke English it all worked out great. We were provided the parking spot right beside our unit which was really nice as it has been mention parking is very difficult in Brela.

All in all a wonderful experience. Booking an apartment instead of a hotel room was a different experience, but was handled very professionally by the staff.

Only complaint is that free wifi is advertised but it is actually accessible in the cute cafe above the apartment. Coffee in the morning overlooking the sea and checking email was not a real inconvienence however.

Room Tip: Although we didn't see them, I'm sure the higher up rooms had lovely views.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mmccormi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

Stayed four nights with my wife and small child. The hotel is well situated a bit higher on the hill together with the Soline hotel. Brela-Soline beach is just 5 min walking although we quickly discovered much better beaches walking 10 min further on the right.

The house is quite new, no more than 10 years, and very well maintained. It contains several apartments with kitchen and toilet, and one or two rooms (didn't see any of those). The rooms are functionally design, nothing fancy, but comfortable. A big minus is the terrible noise that comes from the nearby Hotel's AC installation, this makes impossible sleeping with the balcony's door opened!

Our first intention was to see the village and choose some place to stay, but there is literally no place to park in Brela, all of them belong to private houses. We asked someone where could we park and the owner of the "Vila Dalmatino" kindly offered us to see their apartments and to park in their parking. We agreed in the price, 65 EUR night, and we decided to stay.

The full experience has been a bit bitter, we have soon discovered there are nicer and more comfortable houses near better beaches further on the right of Soline and even cheaper! less than 40 EUR night.

Nevertheless the worse has been the owner's behavior. She did not return to us the passports after the check in, after asking for them at least three times, she just returned two of them saying that "we would get the third after we pay on our departure for she had vary bad experiences in the past"

Last day I expressed her my disappointment for she is none to judge people and she is stealing her own's guests freedom. Maybe ridiculous feeling but she made me feel kidnapped at the "Hotel California" After that ugly detail and the fact that she extended us a bill in EUR (!), Croatian Tax Agency for sure gets no tax from that I guess..., I am very sure I am not coming back.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Dalmatino
Address: Biskupa Biankovica 1, Brela 21320, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Brela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Brela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Dalmatino 3*
Number of rooms: 247
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