We chose Barbati Apartments due to the location being close to Novalja / Zrce Beach (but out of the main hub) and also due to the excellent reviews on both TripAdvisor and Booking.com and were certainly not disappointed.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who took us on a tour of all the facilities, escorted us to our room and pointed out where we could park our car (parking is freely available and not an issue).
Barbati Apartments are approximately 2 years old and in fact resemble a modern hotel. The apartments are situated in a quiet little village and offer splendid views across the bay. Facilities include an outdoor pool, wellness and spa centre, sauna, gym, restaurant and a lovely alfresco dining terrace (also has a bar), where one can relax at any time of the day and have either a quite drink or a meal. We thoroughly enjoyed having both breakfast and our evening meals (along with pre-dinner drinks) on this terraced area overlooking the sea. The restaurant also offers both an excellent menu and good quality meals at reasonable prices, with service being first class and friendly; hence there is no need to venture out for meals unless one wishes. There is also 24 hour room service available if desired.
The apartments themselves are extremely spacious, very modern and clean, nicely furnished (King bed), air-conditioned and have a balcony (some with views). Full kitchen facilities are included in the apartment, whilst the bathroom is also nicely appointed. Wi-Fi is not available in the rooms but can be readily accessed in all the public areas including the alfresco terrace.
The only issue we had was that we had a ground floor apartment; therefore our room was in close proximity to the general entrance door of the apartment block. The frequent pedestrian traffic entering and exiting the building resulted in the constant opening and closing of the front security door, thereby, causing a certain amount of noise which was a bit of an issue during the night. It would therefore be my recommendation to request an apartment on either the first or second floors to avoid the noise issue. For rooms having the best view, request apartments in the reception area block which directly overlooks the bay.
Directly in front of the apartments is a pebble beach area for swimming and also sun chairs and fixed thatched umbrellas for either sunbaking or shelter from the sun. Zrce beach is on the opposite side of the bay (approximately 5 – 10 minute drive) and whilst the sound from the night clubs can be heard in the distance, it is not overly loud and is certainly not an issue.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, with the apartment and facilities far exceeding our expectations and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Barbati Apartments for a relaxing stay, with everything one could wish for being readily available at the one location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartments Barbati are situated by the sea, on the pebbly beach of the Vidalići village. In the house there are 8 luxury apartments, store with bread and milk and bar Barbati with comfortable armchairs and deck chairs from which, with a view at crystal clear sea you can enjoy a morning coffee, afternoon cold beer or an evening cocktail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apartments Barbati Vidalici, Island Of Pag, Croatia