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“Beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Aparthotel Castrum Novum
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   E Kotromanic bb, Novigrad 23312, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Novigrad B&B and Inns
Florianópolis, SC
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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Novigrad is a small beautiful town, in Dalmatia (do not confuse with the one in Istria). It is a fishing village with an ancient fortress above it. Very nice place to relax.
The hotel is simple, but great. Comfortable large room with great view on sea, fully equipped kitchen. Good breakfast. Friendly helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

TripAdvisor has this hotel listed in the wrong Novigrad! There are four Novigrads in Croatia and this hotel in not in Istria. Beware - we booked it and ended up in the wrong place so I don't understand some of the other comments.
The hotel was very nice about it when we phoned to cancel. Their comment: "Oh no, not again".

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed here for one night on route from Split to Rabac on the Istrian peninsula. Idyllic setting on a large bay .....just a few steps to the beach!

The apartments are very well furnished and as suggested by the name allow guets to self cater in a well fitted kitchen or take advantage of the good reasonably priced restaurant. The bar which overlooks the bay was a lovely place to relax with a drink from the bar watching the sun go down!

Highly recommend for a place to stay away from the crowds!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

After 4 days of hard cycling this little gem at the end of the Novigrad peninsular was welcome - steps straight from the hotel into the warm sea, great food, really reasonable bar prices, and immaculate accommodation with the flexibility to self-cater or take advantage of the excellent restaurant. Great staff who couldn't do enough to help - well done girls. All in all a complete package that others could learn from.

Room Tip: Get a sea view if you can - it's worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

What a beautiful town. With its seaside location, pastel houses and a fortress above the town, its almost like Portofino in Italy - but not nearly as crowded and exclusive. The hotel is excellent. Great rooms, great restaurant and great location near the beach. The staff is always nice and helpful. The first night we had dinner at the restaurant, and were served a gigantic platter of stake, pork chops, grilled chicken, pasta and fries. Huge amount of great food for three adults and two kids, and the bill including drinks was around 300 kuna. The hotel has private parking and wifi and dvd in rooms. We had a three room apartment with a doublebed and two sofabeds. The sofabeds were not good - thats the only thing we disliked about this almost perfect place. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I've stayed at Castrum Novum twice, and I came back for a reason. This is a small hotel located 30 minutes out of Zadar. For its size, the staff and the hotel performs above it's class. I felt really taken care of, and they did it with a big friendly smile.

The Hotel is located on the outskirts of a small town called Novigrad, and is surrounded by a big beautiful lake. It's also on the "correct" side of the mountain Velebit, wich acts as a shield for continental weather. So, this area has tropical climate!

There are loads of things to do whilst staying here; kayaking, rafting, bungee-jumping, cave exploration (the old way with helmet lanterns and actual climbing around), trips to the city (the hotel transports you for free!), traveling over the mountain Velebit among other things.

This is not a big high tech fancy hotel, it's basic. The apartments have what you would need; TV, aircon, bathroom, stove and so on. The balcony (seaside) has a fantastic view of the lake and even the sunset. Some birds seem to love the balcony aswell, and had set up a nest up there. We had mutual respect for eachother, so there were no problem with them. The free wifi was also pleasent.

The food at the restaurant was absolutely fantastic. I'm going to miss the great dishes we were served. The tap beer was also one of the best I've tasted (Lasko).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The beach is rather near, but you have to climb many many steps to reach it, and especially to come back!

We got a very small room: a room for 2-3 may be good for 2, but far too small for 3. The balcony was very small and narrow and it was not possible to go there during the day because of the heat of the sun. From the restaurant terrace one could admire the fantastic sea view.

Location is somehow strange; far away from everything, but anyhow the beach was not peaceful, but crowded by the quite a big hotels guests and apparently by local people.
The breakfast was best we had in Croatia - excellent! Service was friendly - thank you!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aparthotel Castrum Novum

Address: E Kotromanic bb, Novigrad 23312, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Zadar County > Novigrad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Novigrad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel Castrum Novum 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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