The apartment is extremely well equipped with great attention to detail and very comfortable with lots of original features. It is very conveniently located being literally within metres of the lovely harbour area and also all the restaurants, shops and cafés. When staying in a city for more than a couple of days the freedom to self cater is very welcome and the extra space is also a bonus. The owner is very welcoming ( the fact that he is English -speaking certainly eases the situation) and cannot do enough to give information and assistance. The guest books also provided a wealth of ideas and comments as well as all the literature (about Dubrovnik) and there is a wide range of reading material, DVDs etc for the times when we weren't out exploring. We stayed in Apartment 2 (which has the added feature of a balcony for eating outside) and saw Apartment 1 which overlooks the city walls and the harbour, so both have their good points.
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- Karmen Apartments "Personal character and charm within the ramparts." REVIEW The fabulous location right within the ramparts of Old Town would be reason enough to stay here. But with so many fascinating details and your enthralling Anglo-Canadian host, this is a place that you just won't want to leave. Marc van Bloemen has lived in Dubrovnik since 1972, speaks fluent Croat and probably knows more local history than most locals. Every inch of his fine stone mansion is decorated with art, souvenirs, old photos and fascinating keepsakes. From kitschy collages of sea-smoothed glass 'pebbles', to the 1923 'character wall' or the original Marcel Marceau self-portrait, every item tells a story. All rooms are comfortable, air-conditioned and offer a little kitchenette. There's even free wi-fi. Room No 2 features wonderful Deakin semi-naive still-life paintings. It has a small balcony overlooking partly overgrown walls albeit with no real views. The smallest (and cheapest) ground-floor room displays a framed series of Vasko Lipovac prints and was used as the make-up room when the BBC filmed Casanova here during November 2004. ... more less