Make no mistake about it, word is out on the stunningly beautiful Dalmatian coast island of Hvar and, more importantly, its namesake town. Tourists, it would appear, come from all corners of the globe, and for good reason. There are magnificent seaside vistas around virtually every bend, but it does come at a price, namely a very congested high season touristic crush. However, to ease, if not remedy, this burden the tourist would be well advised to consider aabooking at the neat and nicely run self-catering accommodation, Apartments Ana Dujmovic. Managed by the helpful and friendly duo of Ana and her husband, this accommodation is highly affordable (the equivalent of 70 euros per night) and nicely situated to take in the many touristic pleasures that is Hvar, Croatia.
Apartments Dujmovic is by no means fancy, but no matter. Awaken on your first day in Hvar, fix your own breakfast using the accommodation's roomy kitchen, and then relax on your ample balcony and enjoy glorious views of the nearby Adriatic. Perhaps a cruise ship will sail into town as it did two times during our three day stay. The fact that the decor of our room was nondescript and that the bath and kitchen fixtures are a bit outdated shouldn't deter the traveler from considering Apartments Dujmovic as this is a generally comfortable, relaxing place. Our double bed was comfortable, and having access to an effective air conditioning unit in the kitchen provided welcome relief from the typically high temperatures of high season in Hvar. Our unit, moreover, came with satellite TV (BBC World News included), though you likely won't be spending much time in front of the tube in the scenically stunning Hvar. Our unit, number one, also came with ample closet space, a fridge, and a small, though adequate bathroom, including a telephone booth-type shower.
Apartments Dujmovic might be justly criticized on one key count: its lack of a coffeemaker. For some, a quality cup of coffee is an essential start to the day, and a cup of instant granules just won't cut it. Therefore, the accomodation's water heating unit should be replaced as soon as possible wih a decent coffee maker. A Bodun would be nice, but at these nightly rates, many travelers would be content with a 30 euro Black and Decker.
Despite the beverage-related setback, Apartments Dujmovic is redeemed on two other points. One concerns friendly, helpful service. Specifically, Ana and her husband make a point of meeting guests at the bus station upon their arrival, and then dropping guests' luggage off at the bus station upon departure (the boat ride to the mainland, Split, is but a short, five minute walk from the bus station). These practices are very helpful, and provide further evidence of good value for money. In addition, Apartments Dujmovic is ideally situated for Hvar explorations. From our apartment, we were able to reach the town 's waterfront in a leisurely ten minute stroll. What's more, this is a pleasant- indeed, very scenic- downhill walk. By the way, our apartment was almost next do or to the massive Hotel Amphora which looks very expensive and impersonal, but does feature a fun top-floor terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding sea and shore. Some of Hvar's accommodations are too central, and street noise can be a serious problem. This is not the case at Apartments Ana Dujmovic.
Minor flaws notwithstanding, Apartments Dujmovic represents solid value and a comfortable, appealing stay in this marvelous though wildly popular tourist destination. Get here soon before crowds lessen the beauty of this very special place,
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