When looking at other reviews it seemed confusing to me but having now stayed at Nives I understand that there are two locations for the apartments and it is probably best to read reviews on the one you are staying at. I stayed at Nikole Bozidarevica 7 as per address on review. However, Nives also has apartments elsewhere (Ploce gate I think) - these are the ones with the bakery and shop beneath.
Onto my stay and review - I emailed Nives ahead of travel asking for directions from bus stop at Pile gate as I would be arriving via airport bus. She did say she could pick me up at the airport but was not pushy and gave clear directions form entering Stradun at Pile gate (7th street on the right). I did find it easy to follow and was at the door of apartments within 5 minutes of getting off bus. As many state on arrival there was a sign on the door asking to ring number of go to pizzeria. I rang the number, Nives answered and arrived within 5 minutes. She showed me to the room which was a double room at the top of the house where there are three separate rooms situated with doors close together. There are a lot of flights of stairs up and no lift so if you have a lot of luggage I would think again about staying here. She then gave asked if I had a map went and got me one and asked me to pay for my stay. I did have the money but I think this should be made clear beforehand.
I booked via Venere where the apartment was advertised as double room with full kitchen. It is a small double room with sloping roof with the pillows wedged under the v of the slope meaning don't jump out of bed unless you want a sore head. The floors are very uneven and the room doesn't received much light. As for the full kitchen this consisted of a kettle, a knife, fork and spoon and a plate all sitting on a fridge. Not even a cup!! This is not a kitchen and you would not be able to do anything here so don't be fooled. The fridge is useful though to cool drinks down.
Room has air conditioning unit which functioned well.
The bed itself aside from the low ceiling was comfortable and there was no trouble sleeping and no outside noise issues.
The bathroom is directly opposite and though not en suite is a good size and doesn't cause any problems having to move across to it - its literally a metre away.
WIFI works well and is free.
The big plus about the apartment is its location just off Stradun. There are so many restaurants around that you can look around and take your pick. There is a provisions shop around the corner passed the pizzeria. As far as price is concerned it is relatively cheap for the location.
The rooms are close together and I'd imagine with noisier neighbours it might be off putting but during my stay all were respectful to each other.
There's a small TV also on the fridge.
Would I stay here again - on reflection no but it does have pluses.
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