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Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

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Oslo, Norway
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reviews: 2
Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

We met Mr. Pomenic at the ferry arrival in Korcula, and he seemed like a very kind, serious and organized man. He offered us a room in the Old Town of Korcula. We payed 600 Kuna for 3 nights, right away. When we got to the studio, the room seemed just fine. Then we found out that the kitchen did not work, as well as the electricity and the warm water in the bathroom. We confronted him with these problems many times, and the second day he told that he was going to fix the problems within three hours. He never called and showed up, but he locked the main door (which he never gave us any key too), so that we could not get in the building. We called, and he never answered the phone, later he turned it of. The local police told us that they have had some problems with this guy before, and that he is not very popular in town. Also other locals told us he is a fraud. We ended up sleeping on a restaurant table that night. When we checked out, we kept the keys to the room, so that he HAD to contact us and meet us to get them. We met him, and complained, and he was not taking responsibility of anything. Finally he agreed to pay us 75 % back, even though we feel that the whole stay should be refunded.. Do not even think about making a deal with this man!

Brighton, England
Destination Expert
for Trogir, Ciovo Island
posts: 4,380
reviews: 38
1. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

This is a difficult situation as you have no booking or paperwork in advance. It is lucky you still had the key or you may have got nothing back. Personally I always try to book ahead rather than meet people off the bus, the ferry etc. as you have no comeback re quality.

Jelsa, Croatia
Destination Expert
for Hvar
posts: 3,090
reviews: 5
2. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

Martina, seems that it is a repeating story, I entered the word Pomenic in the above search box and found similar complaints.

Sorry for your bad experience.

Korcula Island...
posts: 66
reviews: 3
3. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

That's a real shame and I really hope that it didn't detract from you enjoying your holiday. There are many decent and honest people renting their apartments on Korcula, either via "the meeting people at the bus and ferry port" option or through an agency so it's unfortunate that the odd few who don't have the same level of service or care are still able to rent accommodation despite the stringent regulations. I hope this will never happen again to you or someone else again.

Ely, Minnesota
Destination Expert
for Dubrovnik
posts: 11,738
reviews: 41
4. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

Too bad this guy can't get his act together and his apartment better because it seems to be in a great location.

Oslo, Norway
posts: 2
reviews: 2
5. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

Luckily it did not ruin our vacation there at all, we kept up our good mood all the time, and just looked at is as a adventourous experience wich we learned from. The island was really great, and we met many nice locals who tried to help us :)

6. Re: Avoid House Pomenic in Korcula old town!!!

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