3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We have just returned home after spendin...
"We have just returned home after spending a wonderful week in Dubrovnik. The staff at the hotel could not have been more helpful or friendly. We were given a choice of room (October is obviously a lot quieter than the summer months) which was the one we chose had a stunning view of the beach and islands beyond. The maid service was excellent and we had replenished towels where needed every day. We spent most of our time visiting villages around the locality and also several visits into Dubrovnik itself, which if you have never been is a must do, it is truly spectacular. Other villages have their own charm also and Cavtat is definitely worth a visit. If you do visit in the latter part of the year be mindful that the "summer" tourist season is almost at an end so the hotels tend to be quieter and also some restaurant/bars may be closed and swimming in the pool or sea is probably not advisable. The weather can be similar to the UK at this time of the year, but having said that we were still able to walk around wearing T shirts on most days and even sit outside for evening meals. I have to say another thank you to the hotel staff for not sticking to the stated check out time (10 am) as our flight was not until 10:05 pm. They kindly told us that we could keep the room until we were ready to check out, which is a big plus if you have children, and also meant we were all refreshed and relaxed for our journey home. "
- Travel date: 28th October 2007
My wife and I have just returned (08 Jul...
"My wife and I have just returned (08 July 07) from a 2 week self catering holiday in Villas Plat. Our first visit to Croatia. A wonderful experience that we can thoroughly recommend and we shall definitely return. I have compiled a report, under relevant headings, that I hope will answer some of your questions and allay any fears that you may have. Accommodation: A studio in one of the villas (Celia). First impression - spotlessly clean, last impression - spotlessly clean. Twin bedded with balcony, a highly polished parquet effect floor, and IKEA type furnishings. A cooker that was functional - does anybody really cook on holiday?! - It boiled our water for a cup of tea in the morning - good enough. The fridge is in a locked cupboard that doubles as you safety deposit box - clever no charges for safety deposit. The bathroom was immaculate and modern with bath and shower. A plumbing system that worked and water that is totally safe to drink from the tap being fresh spring water. The apartment remained spotless due to a daily (including Sunday) maid service and our linen and towels were changed on a daily basis. Facilities: The complex comprises of the Hotel Orphee and Villas Plat. The reception stands alone at the head of a small parade of shops. Here you will find a mini-market, gift shops, hairdresser, car hire, and a bistro. Money can be exchanged at the reception and all of the staff are very friendly and helpful. Steps from the shop area will take you to the swimming pool - again immaculately clean (a salt water pool) overlooking the sea. The pool bar serves food and drink all day from 10am and is staffed by some real characters! There is also occasional entertainment here at night. Down more steps will take you to the beach cafe - an excellent start to the day coffee whilst waiting for the water taxi to Cavtat or Dubrovnik. Above the cafe is the Taverna Plat and Sunset Restaurant. As the name suggest you can watch the setting sun whilst enjoying excellent cuisine. Getting about: Local bus service is easy to use, cheap, and frequent. The No 10 will take you to Dubrovnik in one direction Cavtat in the other. But, be warned the walk to the bus stop is both long and steep (especially in 30 deg heat). Water taxi from Plat is the most pleasurable option. 10 am another real character will take you to Cavtat (50kn return, 30 kn single). Be very wary of the sea medicine he will offer you on route! At 10.30 am from the same jetty is a speed boat service to Dubrovnik. Water taxi 1-way to Cavtat, stay late enjoy a meal in one of the many first class restaurants (all priced the same approx Â£10 per head including drink) and return late by bus. The walk down the hill is easy! Car hire was from the complex and he will always "do you a deal.â Our car was new and cost approx 200kn a day. Driving is easy; the roads are relatively quiet except in the towns. We could take in the tourist attractions at our leisure. Also, a drive through to Budva in Montenegro, Trebinje or Mostar in Bosnia, gets you two more stamps in your passport as well as an enjoyable day out. Bosnia is a "must see" and of course if you are British you are made very welcome. Eating out: Meals varied from very good to excellent! I am afraid we have both put on about 10lbs in two weeks. I cannot really fault any of the restaurants that we visited and you are spoilt for choice. Downside: Nothing serious - just be aware of what the brochure states. If you, or any of your party, have any mobility problems then Plat IS NOT for you. Everywhere includes climbs and steps (some 200 hundred steps from the beach to our apartment). There is a charge for sun beds and parasols even at the pool. (I do believe this will not always be so as it is an offset of purchase by the hotel.) Lastly, if you "do your own thing" as my wife and I tend to - be very wary of Adrianaâs Boats in Cavtat. They habitually over-book their trips and we ended up in a small transfer boat all day with no facilities although we had booked the "fish picnic" on their large sailing boat with unlimited drink, bar, toilet, and sun deck. This caused a lot of unnecessary ugliness on our return, eventually defused by a cash refund of 100kn per person. Be very wary! Conclusion: Croatia is a beautiful country. The people are very friendly, they strive to assist, make you welcome and don't "rip you off.â Refreshingly - no Brit yob culture, no bingo, no Rovers Return, no fish and chips, and NO McDonalds! Next year we will go to Croatia. PS to Derek who we met on holiday I hope D-day went well."
- Travel date: 9th July 2007
Stunning location a 5 minute boat ride f...
"Stunning location a 5 minute boat ride from Cavtat and 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik (Iâve given a 7 only because of the inaccessibility by road), Villas Plat are extremely clean and modern (wooden floors, Ikea style furniture), mostly with sea views overlooking gorgeous Plat bay. A resort for chilling and sightseeing and possibly diving rather than kicking it though, but pool etc lovely."
- Travel date: 30th June 2003
Villas Plat is also called
- Plat Villas
- Villas Plat Hotel