“Simple but super-central apartments (sleeping 2-4) in the heart of Dubrovnik’s splendid UNESCO-listed Old Town”
Within the city walls, these 9 apartments occupy an elegant 16th-century stone building near the Jesuit monastery. Most sleep 2, a couple of them have an extra small single room, and one (the Superior) has a spacious living room with a full kitchen and a double sofabed if you're bringing children. Each is furnished with antiques - carved wooden beds, herringbone parquet floors - and decorated with paintings inspired by the city. It may not be the height of contemporary style, but it's impeccably clean and very fairly priced.
- The location could hardly be more central - just a few blocks from the cathedral and Marin Drzic square
- We found the friendly reception staff really welcoming and their local restaurant knowledge was excellent
- Reasonably priced for Dubrovnik, and the compact Studios are good for a weekend getaway
- The shared terrace is a good spot to enjoy a pre-dinner bottle of wine
- In a city full of steps, the 2 ground-floor apartments are a good option for the less mobile
- These are simple self-catering apartments: decor is basic, service is limited and you'll need to make your own breakfast
- Kitchenettes are basic and bathrooms are compact - some showers are hand-held and we found that the hot water ran out quickly
- None of the apartments have balconies, although there's a communal terrace
- Being in the pedestrianised old town, you have to walk the last 200m to the apartments
- Dubrovnik does get shockingly busy and hot in high season (Jul-Aug)
Best time to go
Stay in May-June or Sep-Oct to avoid the worst of the crowds - the days are sunny but not too hot and the sea still warm enough to swim. If you visit in low season (Nov-Apr), you’ll find Dubrovnik more peaceful and romantic, though the weather may be chilly and many tourist facilities closed for winter.”
Our top tips
- Boutique Apartments
- 9 apartments
- Self-catering (+ restaurants nearby)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
An ‘old family house’ atmosphere prevails thanks to the homely but slightly sedate traditional décor - hand-painted wooden sailors’ trunks, potted plants on the landings and framed mirrors on the walls. The 9 apartments are spread over 3 floors, so be prepared for some steps (or request a ground floor one - though we felt these lacked privacy).
Most apartments are open-plan in layout, their kitchenette and dining area located within the sitting room. The one-bedroom apartments have an additional little single room to sleep 3 in total, while the Superior has a large living space (with pull-out double sofabed) and a full kitchen - though mind your head on the low eaves! All have a safe, WiFi, satellite TV, double-glazing (very effective considering the central location), and heating / air-conditioning (though thanks to the thick walls you probably won’t need it most of the time).
Some apartments have standard double beds, whereas others have twin beds that can be pushed together to form a double. Expect art nouveau carved wooden bedheads or iron bedsteads, with carved wooden bedside cabinets, art-deco lamps and matching wooden wardrobes.
The shower rooms are tiled and spotlessly clean, supplied with a hairdryer and soap.
- Air conditioning
- Cots Available
- Extra beds
- Safe box
- Satellite tv
No meals are provided as the apartments are self-catering, which can actually save you a fortune in café bills. Each apartment has its own dining area, and the communal terrace is quite a suntrap, perfect for a light lunch or pre-dinner drinks.
Most apartments have a small kitchenette with fridge, hot plates (but no oven), crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, and a kitchen sink. It's fine for breakfasts and simple lunches, though we would have liked a coffee machine. The Superior apartment gets a full kitchen, with oven and hob. There are small grocery stores a few minutes' walk away for essentials, while the morning market on Gunduliceva poljana (2 mins' walk) is great for fresh fruit and vegetables. There are no provisions in the apartment on arrival.
Of course there are dozens of restaurants nearby, most serving breakfast as well as other meals - platters of pršut (prosciutto) and sir (cheese), salata od hobitnica (octopus salad) and jastog sa špagetima (lobster with spaghetti) at outdoor tables behind the cathedral. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Azur Dubrovnik, which serves fresh Mediterranean ingredients with an Asian flare. Do avoid the main drag, as these places tend to rely on their location.
- Restaurants nearby
- Explore Dubrovnik’s splendid Old Town - walk a circuit of the city walls, check out the 15th-century Rector’s Palace (housing the City Museum), the cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery
- Beat the crowds and indulge in an early-morning or evening swim off the rocks just outside the city walls at Buža, a tiny informal bar and beach just a 5-minute walk from the apartments
- Pack a picnic and take a 10-minute taxi-boat ride from the old harbour to the tiny island of Lokrum - where there’s a botanical garden filled with exotic plants and strutting peacocks, plus a pleasant little beach and a salt-water pond
- Jump in the cable car and ascend Mount Srdj for exceptional views of the Old Town, Lokrum, the mountains, and along the coast
- Try scuba-diving with Diving Centre Blue Planet on Lapad peninsular - they arrange dives to underwater caves and wrecks, as well as courses for those with no previous experience
- Try sea kayaking with Adriatic Kayak Tours - they arrange half-day and full-day tours, as well as a one-day pedal-and-paddle tour
- Visit the 16th-century Renaissance gardens of Trsteno Arboretum, 24km northwest of Dubrovnik
- Explore the car-free Elaphiti islands (Koloèep, Lopud and Šipan) independently by ferry from Gruž harbour
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
- Scuba diving
- Shopping / markets
Children are welcome, though the apartments do not have any special facilities for kids. Cribs and extra beds can be provided upon request. Older children are bound to enjoy exploring Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls, playing on local beaches and taking boat rides to the nearby islands.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
The 2 one-bedroom apartments (Bokar and Ragusa) have an additional single room if required. The Superior apartment is the largest, with a double bedroom and a double sofabed in the living room. Both these apartments can fit a baby cot.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking