3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A good choice for Cavtat
"We have just come back from two weeks staying at the Villa Pattiera in Cavtat. As the other reviewers have said, it is a lovely small family run hotel only a few yards from the beautiful quayside of Cavtat. We had room 11 on the top floor at the back of the hotel, which was a fairly small room but we had a very large sun terrace with plenty of room for chairs and sun loungers and a lovely side view to the bay and hills beyond. The room was kept spotlessly clean by Marija who always greeted us with a lovely smile as we guiltily crept down to breakfast at 9.30am, having over slept again! Bathroom had sit in bath plus good shower, hairdryer, shampoo etc - very modern and spacious. Our bed was firm but that suited us. Front of the hotel would be quite noisy at night, as many of the restaurants are close by, plus the church bells toll quite early. All the staff are very friendly, particularly Martine on reception and their English is much better than our Croatian. As for Cavtat, we reckon a week would be about right. Transport links were a bit restrictive and we made the mistake of thinking it would be easy to go to Dubrovnik and catch a ferry to other islands nearby. We didn't allow for the afternoon wind that seemed to whip up, which kept the temperatures down but also made the boat journey to the city slightly alarming for non seafaring folk. Our trips took over 75 minutes on occasions as the small boats chugged their way through the sea. Perhaps bigger boats operate in the high season? Cost - 80 Kunas return We would also recommend looking out for cruise liners - if they are moored at Dubronik, it gets packed. Cavtat was very beautiful...we spent hours swimming in the crystal clear waters (watch out for sea urchins - wear jelly shoes) or just sitting on one of the numerous benches watching the various huge yachts (it really seemed like Monte carlo at times). Food - plenty of fish and italian influence - main courses about 90 kunas with some veg, desserts about 30 Kunas. Lovely ice cream from stall at only 4 Kunas - I recommend the Lemon sorbet. Local Baker (right next to the Villa), did excellent sandwiches or try the local snacks, nown as Buza, which consisted of a doughy bready with cheese and ham - delicious at about 15 Kunas each. Pint of beer only 14 Kunas a a cafe or less than 8 in the local supermarket. Local tap water was perfectly good although should the need arise, Cavtat had an excellent chemist who spoke good English."
- Travel date: 10th July 2007
"excellent location right in the centre of the pretty harbour town, everyone at the hotel makes you feel very welcome and the service is excellent. The room was very comfortable and had a nice vibe to it, warm and inviting. We had a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel. We took breakfast outside, it was brought to us at the table, not buffet style and was fine. We ate at the hotel restaurant one night, and that was excellent. Parking could be difficult there - we managed to find a place up the road but apparently in the summer, no cars are allowed in Cavtat. One downside is that we were woken quite early by staff clearing up outside, by the church bells and the occasional jet landing at nearby airport. Should imagine the rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter. Go and try the Poseidon Cafe for cocktails - great location."
- Travel date: 9th May 2007
"When we booked this hotel in May (for an August stay), it had been newly renovated so there were no photos available on the website (only an artist's rendition) and the only phone number we could find was for the restaurant. Having heard how lovely Cavtat is, we crossed our fingers and booked anyway. Thankfully, it was even better than we had hoped! The VP staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. We had 2 gorgeous rooms with an adjoining balcony that looked out over the town and water. The location is convenient for exploring all of Cavtat as well as catching a boat to neighboring islands or the bus into Dubrovnik. Breakfast every morning was first rate. And the one night we ate dinner at the restaurant was excellent. I really hesitated to post a review, hoping to keep this jewel to myself... but have benefited from so many Trip Advisor reviews in other places, I finally gave in!. VP is definitely a treasure to be enjoyed!"
- Travel date: 9th December 2006
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