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Red Coral Apartments
Frana Laureana 02, Cavtat 20210, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #22 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cavtat
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Reasonable 3*”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Red Coral apartments are situated just above Cavtat marina which is about a 10 minute walk away. The apartment block is the ugliest block of a fairly ugly set of other apartment blocks but has great views during sunset and, because of its close proximity to the airport, aeroplanes!

We were given a warm welcome on the first day; Ana explained how to get into Cavtat along with the parking restrictions. We were given the essentials to start us off on our self catering holiday: red wine, bread, OJ, marmalade, margarine, milk and bottled water (but the tap water is fine to drink). Ana and the cleaning lady (didn't get to find out her name - sorry!) are both easy to get hold of if there is a problem and are very easy going.

The apartment was cleaned once a week along with bed sheets being changed. New towels and toilet roll were replenished every other day. However the toilet rolls never seemed to last! The cleanliness was OK, however the floor really did need cleaning more often as I found myself wearing flips flops to keep my feet clean.

The bathrrom was spacious and had a washing machine in it. Toiletries aren't provided and you will need to take your own hairdryer and travel iron.

The apartments advertise satellite TV but there are just a couple of news stations in English so it’s a very basic service. Overall, the apartments would be OK for a week's holiday. I think for two weeks somewhere with more facilities would be better, e.g. satellite TV, pool etc. as Cavtat is a small resort and there isn't really a lot to do.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

Although not the prettiest apartments from the outside, inside was beautifully clean, comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped, the balcony large and the views lovely. The owner Ana is very helpful and will point you in the right direction for what you need. There is a supermarket just back up the hill from the apartments and the walk down to Cavtat takes about 10 minutes. There is another mini market in the town and a fruit market as well. There are plenty of restaurants catering for most tastes and pockets - eating out can be a little pricy - try Atlas for pizza & pasta or Dolium for more traditional food, but drinks in the bars are very reasonable. Cavtat is beautiful, a lovely place to relax in and explore but the 'beaches' are little more than rock perches, there are better beaches at Mlini, Srebreno and Kupari. Dubrovnik is only a boat or bus ride away and boat trips to the little islands off the coast are definately worth the effort!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

The rooms were very clean and everything worked. No elevator, so if you have loads of suitcases you'll have to carry them up. But that's really the only objection. And on the flip side, the view of the sunset from the 3rd floor was great! Motel is within walking distance to all the restaurants, and the lady who runs it is very friendly and nice.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ascot
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

We stayed here for a week and would recommend it to anyone looking for a chilled out holiday in Croatia.
We received a brilliant welcome from the owner as well as a welcome pack including some wine! The location of the self catering apartments is about 5 minutes from the centre of Cavtat. From our apartment we had fantastic views of the bay.
The apartment was very clean and well kept.

Cavtat is a great place to stay - quiet small but got everything you need - beaches, restaurants, very good bakery! You can take a boat from Cavtat to Dubrovnik which takes about 50 mins and well worth doing. Even saw some dolphins!

Would love to go back again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Wales
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

For self catering in wonderful Cavtat you cannot wish for better. Almost at the top of the hill, it is not for the unfit but my wife and I in our early 60's managed the walk 2 or three times a day. Anna the Manager, is tremendous and provides you with a fantastic loaf of bread (and it is) coffee, milk and jam. The apartments are spotless!

No need to cook the restaurants in Cavtat range for very good upwards none are even poor! The Tourist Office near the bus station will arrange a very reliable taxi for you. One restaurant out of Cavtat worth a visit in Posydon near Plat. Sit feet away from the Adriatic and watch a sunset that you would not believe. The dinner is, with respect is not nouvell cuisine but the taste of the pork and fresh fish has to be experienced.

Cavtat is relaxation full stop!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2008

We've just returned from our stay at the Red Coral apartments, which were spotlessly clean, bright, modern and comfortable, with a good view over the bay to Dubrovnik. It's only a five minute walk into the town down the hill - but a really steep climb back up though. There's a minimarket near by ( which is much cheaper than the one in town- a litre of the very quaffable local red wine was a mere 24 kuna!)
We found Ana, the owner, a joy - nothing was too much trouble and she was always available if you needed her.
Cavtat is a lovely spot. It was a bit quiet at night for us, however I'm sure that had we gone at the start of September it would have been busier. The harbour has plenty of bars and restaurants, I can recommend the Poseydon for pizza, and there's plenty of fresh fish restaurants. Cavtat is situated in the middle of two peninsulas which don't take long to walk round, and there are plenty of spots for sunbathing and swimming - the sea is absolutely crystal clear and ideal for snorkelling - but watch out for the sea urchins. Dubrovnik itself is beautiful, especially at night, and the local bus normally runs till midnight . We managed to find the Buza bar at sunset where it is glorious to sit with a glass of vino, watching the sun go down & nestled against the city walls. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the shops in Dubrovnik old town - mainly bars, restaurants and tourist tat - but hey, you can't have everything.

  • Liked — Cleanliness & location.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Israel
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

We chose the apartment because we needed a place to lay our heads close to the airport, as we landed late at night and had to leave very early the next day. All we needed was a clean room that is easy to find.
The apartments are located in a nice new building, with parking and decent furniture. there is a minimarket near by and the place is a few minutes from the sea.
However- and this cannot be understated- everything pales because we had NO TOILET PAPER and NO HOT WATER despite calling the owner and begging for help.
For 85 Euros a night, the minimum I ask is a few inches of toilet roll.
So if you do wish to stay there- don't let the owner leave before they make sure you have all you need and know to turn the boiler on.
PS Cavtat is wonderful!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — NO TOILET PAPER even on request
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Frana Laureana 02, Cavtat 20210, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Cavtat
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Ranked #22 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Cavtat
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Number of rooms: 10
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