We arrived in Korcula by ferry in the dark without a reservation and recognized the name ‘Royal Apartments’ held up by Zvonko in his motorized wheelchair. Within 10 minutes, we were settling into a room where his lovely wife Marija served us refreshing wine, cheese with apples and mapped out the essentials of the town. The shutters were open to the harbour and I could hear some enticing acoustic guitar… wow, this is perfect! But before we headed out for a bite, someone had cancelled a larger room and we were offered to upgrade. We quickly moved our bags up another flight of stairs and then raced off to enjoy the wonderful music (search Marin and Vanda if interested).
The Royal Apartments had the cleanest rooms (thanks to Marija) and they were the finest innkeepers that we found in all of Croatia and Slovenia using Rick Steves invaluable guide book. We stayed as long as they had openings, always upgrading us to larger rooms. When they were full, Zvonko found us a room up the hill, arranged to have us picked up and ensured that we were happy with the room. We would still meet Marija and Zvonko on the park benches in front of the apartment on our way back from dinner... magically the welcome glasses of wine always appeared!
They also helped us to change our final 2 nights from Dubrovnik to Cavtat (Villa Bella Vista) so we could make an easier exit to the Dubrovnik airport.
This couple took such good care of us that it was really quite moving.
We have very special memories!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated one minute walking distance from the heart of the old town of KORCULA, Royal Apartments offers you luxurious accommodations and a feeling of serenity.Royal Apartments offers you a spectacular sea view and an old town view. The outside of the apartment building retains traditional architecture, while the interior has been redesigned with all modern facilities. We offer 5 -one bedroom apartments which accommodate 2,3 and up to 4 persons. Each apartment has fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, bathroom and shower, air conditioning, tv and free WI-Fi. Located 50 meters from the beach, its prime location gives our guest the convenience of surroundings close by. ( bank TM shops, bakery, supermarkets, local cafe's ferry/catamaran drop off/pick -connections to Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik.)In addition, Royal Apartments has its own Smart Car available for rent exclusively for our guests.If you wish to relax and feel at home, Royal Apartments will do just that! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Apartments Hotel Korcula Island
- Korcula Royal Apartments Korcula Island, Croatia