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Zavala 128, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465 Croatia
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#6 of 23 in Jelsa
The pension Marjan is located on the south coast of the island Hvar and with its domestic atmosphere it will make your vacation pleasant. Zavala is an attractive place on the south side of the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. Here, you can enjoy the untouched nature and the crystal clear sea. Its distinctiveness arises from the beautiful sandy beaches and the closeness of the island Šćedro (an unsettled island of wild beauty). A longtime experience of the preparation of Dalmatian specialties, all types of fish meals and homemade wine will satisfy the pickiest guests. Organized trips to nearby islands and other picnic grounds will make your vacation unforgettable. The untouched nature, the blue sea, the beautiful sand as well as the wealth of lavender and rosemary flowers is why Zavala is abound with beauty. It is an ideal place for and individual vacation. Underwater tourism devotees will find a special satisfaction here, as well as the passionate fishers and surfers.
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Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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English, Croatian, German
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SorinBogdan wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom86 contributions28 helpful votes
We only traveled for a 4 days and in 3 of them it rain like never before in the area. In the day that it was sunny we had long walks along the beach and even had a bath in the freezing water ! The food nearby the villa its one of the best we had, especially the fish and the pizza. The Villa itself is very clean and the rooms have everything you could wish for, we actually had 2 bathrooms in out apartment. They have provided us with everything they had, including advice and contact numbers for taxi and everything else we needed. The area is beautiful full of green hills and lemon trees with a beautiful small port with colored boats and some nice beaches nearby. I would score 10 out of 10 the Villa and the place itself, the only thing not so great is the way you get in there only possible by taxi for about 500 kuna from the port. Thank you Pansion Marjan !! I have added some pics with the place and a small beach we found nearby !
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Karen B wrote a review Oct 2017
Scranton, Pennsylvania81 contributions52 helpful votes
It was a big, nice, modern room. It had an absolutely beautiful view of the sea from my balcony. It must be noted though that this hotel is extremely remote. I love being quiet and away from crowds, but this was even maybe a bit too remote for me. There is no public transportation to get to them. You either have to take a taxi, which is extremely costly or take a bus from the ferry to Jesla town and then a taxi from Jesla to Zavala. The journey is at least 45 minutes in taxi or private car and longer taking bus and then taxi. In addition, there is a very narrow (one way) rudimentary tunnel that you have to go through to reach this place. I thought that I read on tripadvisor that the owners had complimentary pick up from the port. However, I must have been mistaken as the owners will pick you up, but for 300 kuna. I emailed the pansion a few days before to ask if they would be able to pick me up with complimentary shuttle. I did not hear back (found out later that the response went in my spam folder) so I had the clerk at Hotel Perla call to ask if they could pick me up. They told her that it was not complimentary pick up, but could come to get me for 300 kuna. I thought that was a lot so I asked if there was a bus. They told the Hotel Perla person that they would reply to my email with my options. When they replied they said that I could take bus from ferry port to Jesla and then get taxi to Zavala. So I decided I would do that. When I arrived in Hvar at the port, I went to the bus station only to learn that the bus was not running then. I was so upset because it was very dark and I was all alone and did not know how I would get to my destination. I had a woman at a kiosk call Pansion Marjan several times to see if someone could come and get me but there was no answer. I also emailed them while I was stranded at the bus stop. I did not hear back while I was waiting. We tried and tried calling. Finally I went with a taxi and it cost me 400 kuna or about $60.00 US dollars. I was really disappointed that they did not provide me the proper information on how to get to their place. Next, I got up the next morning and was starving and there was absolutely nothing to eat. It was the off season and I was the only one staying in the place. There was no option for breakfast. There is a restaurant next door but they did not open until the afternoon. I asked where I can get something to eat and I was told there was a market and pointed in a direction. However, the market turned out being further than anticipated. A nice neighbor whom I had asked for directions earlier saw me walking and picked me up and dropped me at the market. While there I stocked up on breakfast foods, drinks and snacks for the next several days. I then walked back with two bags and my arm was really hurting me because I have a shoulder injury. That being said, the restaurant next door did have delectable lunch and dinner items. Just keep in mind if you are staying in Zavala on the island of Hvar, you will be extremely remote. The beach was close and it was beautiful water. However, there is really nothing around there at all. If you are going to go into town it is very expensive and a long drive to do so. When I left, the owner's daughter drove me back to the port and it was 150 kuna. So now it appears as though the price of 300 kuna that I was quoted would have been to both pick me up and take me back. If I knew that I would just have had them pick me up and take me back. However, I was unaware and it may have been due to the language barrier.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled
3 Helpful votes
Martin D wrote a review Sep 2017
Frankfurt, Germany57 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed here arrived on Saturday 23rd. It's actually located in Zavala. The problem here is it's, 50min bus from Hvar and then another 20 taxi ride only, as there is no public service to zavala. I found it very remote. The accommodation was fine, although the shower you had to hold in one hand....which is ok, but' It's a basic thing to have a wall rail to hold the shower head...I would've thought?! Meals are breakfast & dinner, which you need to notify the people the day before....I didn't eat there at all. Looked fine though. Clean and tidy, close to the beaches and has lovely walk & Davor restaurant beside it. People seemed ok, their daughter Nikolina has excellent English and was very useful with buses and times arranging taxis etc.. thank you for that Nikolina. I could stay here agin, it's just the distance away from the main stream, I struggled with......
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled
Nikibeee wrote a review Oct 2016
Isle of Man, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
Warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, Marija was expecting us, and came out to the road to make sure we found her. As it is, it overlooks the main beach and harbour in Zavala. Breakfast was included, which was not the case anywhere else we stayed in Croatia, and it was excellent with cured meats, cheeses, homemade jams, fresh bread, fresh squeezed juices and good coffee. The room was bright and airy, with doors opening onto a balcony with sun loungers. Walking along the coastal path in Zavala, there were lots of secluded little pebbly coves for sunbathing and swimming. Note, this place is out of the way, and car or scooter hire is highly recommended. A taxi fare down the hill to Zavala was expensive, and it is not possible to walk owing to a long, dark narrow tunnel for cars. That being said, it means that you do not get the crowds in Zavala, and it made for a really relaxing place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled
kcaratan wrote a review Jun 2016
San Francisco, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
The Marjan family runs a wonderful pension in Zavala. They don't quote prices on their website - but gladly quote prices through email. Your actual price depends on exactly what you would like during your stay. Water temperature is best in July. Avoid the crowds of Grad Hvar. Car rental in Split helps as Zavala is a bit out of the way.
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Traveled
Tea644 wrote a review Feb 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pansion Marjan is the best place to be in Zavala (Hvar). This lovely and charming place is the place for my summer holidays for the last 12 years. The family who runs the place is extremely kind, nice, helpful, the food is amazing (prepared by owners Katica and Nikica). The food is always fresh, bio, vegetables from the garden, fish strait from the sea. Vino and olive oil are produced by the family, The view from the room is amazing, the view from the terrace where you have breakfast and dinner is breathtaking. Rooms are simple and very clean. Nikica and Katica (and their 3 daughters) are the heart and the soul of this lovely pansion. I will be be happy to spend my summer holidays in Zavala with the Marijan family this year as well. Tea
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Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Traveled
Irena D wrote a review Feb 2016
Split, Croatia7 contributions1 helpful vote
I cant wait to come back again with my family! I did solo trip around Hvar and had a great relaxing time and very welcome hosts in Zavala. It is secret little place with special energy and beautifull wiev on little island in front where you can do a day tour and experiece apsolute privacy and advanture. Pansion Marjan, see u soon!
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Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Traveled
Slokii wrote a review Feb 2016
Maribor, Slovenia76 contributions7 helpful votes
We've spent family holiday for the second time in Pansion Marjan and we again had a great time. Pansion is located in the "center" of a nice village at the south part of the island and it is perfect for everyone looking to relax and enjoy clean sea and local products. Rooms are simple (ac, nice balcony, no tv) and very clean. However the highlight of this place are the hosts, always helpful and kind to the guests. Our tip is you go for the half board and you will have a chance to taste real home made dalmatian cuisine, vegetables from own garden, fresh fish, excellent wine produced by the family.... Place is located next a step to the famous zavala beach and next to a good restaurant. If you are looking for a touristy area of Hvar with lots of bars, crowd, party and fancy places, then you should aim for the town Hvar. If you are looking for authentic food, crystal clear water and place where people enjoy relaxed pace of live, this is the palce to be! We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Traveled
Palola L wrote a review Jan 2016
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I was very suprised when I read below comment from NIKO261. It is fraud and is complite lie! We had a great stay here. The staff were welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed. The Pansion is in an excellent location for people who want to relax and enjoy ob beach and in nature. We also enjoyed in dalmatian cousine and homemade products. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Traveled
MVfamily wrote a review Sep 2013
Mill Valley, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Pansion Marjan on the island of Hvar this spring and were completely charmed. This family run B and B is comfortable and welcoming. Nikaca, the owner, picked us up from the ferry and drove to the south side of the island to the town of Zavala, away from the more hectic and crowded parts of Hvar. Pansion Marjan sits right on the water, overlooking a small harbor and the beautiful Adriatic coast, with views from most rooms across the water to the neighboring islands of Scedro, Korcula and beyond. An easy walk down the shore passes a series of small coves perfect for swimming or sunbathing. Our room was large, comfortable, and with a lovely balcony framed by bougainvillea. Home cooked meals are served in a pleasant dining room or outside on a large shaded balcony. One evening, Nikaca grilled some fish purchased from a fishing boat steps away from the front door, accompanied by fresh garden vegetables, award winning wines from his own vineyards, freshly baked bread, and olive oil (winner of more awards) produced from his olive groves. Perfect. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and highly recommend Pansion Marjan.
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Date of stay: May 2013
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Trip type: Traveled
$73 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CroatiaDalmatiaSplit-Dalmatia CountyHvar IslandJelsa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pansion Marjan
Which popular attractions are close to Pansion Marjan?
Nearby attractions include Zavala Beach (0.06 miles), Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa (3.0 miles), and Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pansion Marjan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pansion Marjan?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pansion Marjan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pansion Marjan?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pansion Marjan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Konoba Kokot, Restaurant Davor Zavala, and Konoba Vrisnik.
Does Pansion Marjan have airport transportation?
Yes, Pansion Marjan offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pansion Marjan?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pansion Marjan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pansion Marjan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Village Humac (3.4 miles) and Jelsa Town Cemetery (2.9 miles).