“Simple but super-central apartments (sleeping 2-4) in the heart of Dubrovnik’s splendid UNESCO-listed Old Town”
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.
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.
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)
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