Spent 7 nights in Apartment 1. We had a direct view over the marina, the apartment was lovely with everything we needed. Marc our host met us at the taxi & helped with the luggage (a bit of walk from Pile Gate). Marc was a wonderful host, gave us lots of information about restaurants etc. His best tip was the fish Retaurant called "Ribar" which is just at the bottom of the steps. We ate there on the first & last night. Fresh gilled fish and very reasonably priced. Karmen Apartments is a great place to stay if you intend spending some time to explore the walled city of Dubrovnik. Churches, museums, restaurants etc are only a short walk away and you have the comfort of knowing that your apartment is close if you need a rest after sight seeing. We read all the reviews before we booked and read them again before posting this review. We agree with all the reviews, there are no negatives. You will not regret staying at Karmen Apartments. It would be our first choice if we return to Dubrovnik and as the memior book in the apartment indicates, it is a place that many return to.
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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