We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Apartment, Fantastic View, perfect host.”
Review of Karmen Apartments

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dubrovnik
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Karmen Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Apartment, Fantastic View, perfect host.”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

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.

Room Tip: Apartment 1 has a great view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank CarlSydneyAustralia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

345 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    298
    47
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
60
212
20
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (89)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

I have to echo all the other reviewers. It was fun to watch the wall walkers watch us as they went by at window level. The bed & bathroom were comfortable & roomy. We hope to return.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JMYM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We satyed on both apartment 1 & 2 in the course of our one week holiday. The place has a nice atmosphere and it is friendly. It has a fantastic location in Bandureva St and backs on to the old city wall, right near the harbour. The owners Marc and Sliva were very obliging. Therooms are well equipped and nicely decorated. There is also a nice restaurant conveniently located right below the rooms.

Room Tip: Apartment 1 is the pick if you want to watch the people walking the wall and look out onto the harbo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jacjblue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belfast
1 review
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Marc Van Bloeman is the perfect host, he provided us with information and advice before and when we arrived. The apartment is central to all things important for your trip, there is a supermarket close by, restaurants, excursion kiosks, museums, beaches, bus stops, taxi ranks, etc. We had a really great time!

Room Tip: Book a year in advance if you want to get an apartment in the high season.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steve C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Level Contributor
85 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

I would highly recommend the Karmen Apartments for a family to stay. My family and I stayed for 5 nights and were able to completely explore Old Town Dubrovnik that was just steps away from our door. The location could not have been better. Marc is absolutely the friendliest and most helpful person I have ever dealt with at a hotel. We stayed in #3 and it was perfect, clean and comfortable.
The ferries to the islands are close by and very easy to use. There are too many restaurants to choose from but Marc has some great suggestions. Try to get to the top of the walls at sunset for wonderful pictures!
My only complaint about Dubrovnik is that there is not much for kids to do. A small playground in town would have been useful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jillywade
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salisbury Plain
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

We have just enjoyed the most perfect four day break at the Karmen Apartments. From the moment Marc greeted us on our arrival by taxi at the Ploce Gate to our departure his enthusiasm for the old city was joy to see. Marc provided us with much local knowledge and friendly advice; he also arranged our taxis to and from the airport which proved very quick and convenient, with both drivers providing witty and informative commentaries on the way.

We stayed in Apartment No.3 with its lovely blue and white decor, which is well appointed with an extensive library, a wonderful big comfy bed, powerful shower and fully equipped kitchenette. Although not one of the rooms with a commanding view it is so convenient just to walk out of your door, through the city wall and onto the quayside in only a matter of seconds! We did not have a great use for the kitchen, only for an early morning coffee, preferring to breakfast in one of the many cafe/restaurants in the Stradun and watch the world go by.

Throughout our stay the weather was hot and sunny and the convenient location of the apartment proved ideal for either retiring back to for a cooling break (it's never more than 10 minute's walk from anywhere within the old city walls) or change for a quick swim by the St John Fortress.

Staying in Karmen Apartments made our holiday in Dubrovnik perfect. We are now looking at suitable dates for a return trip next year.

Room Tip: Book as early as possible.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank SalisburyPlainGunner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2011

The apartment was very comfortable, quiet, interestingly decorated and reasonably priced. The location was excellent, right in the heart of the old town. The owner, Marc, made us feel at home and was very helpful, arranging for a 5:30am taxi to the airport at the end of our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JGW455
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Dubrovnik hotels
0.4 mi away
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
1.1 mi away
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
#2 of 67 in Dubrovnik
1,456 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
#32 of 67 in Dubrovnik
19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Villa Dubrovnik
Villa Dubrovnik
#1 of 67 in Dubrovnik
782 reviews
2.4 mi away
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik
#5 of 67 in Dubrovnik
608 reviews
1.9 mi away
Hotel Lapad
Hotel Lapad
#17 of 67 in Dubrovnik
2,090 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Karmen Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karmen Apartments

Property: Karmen Apartments
Address: Bandureva 1, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 490 Specialty Lodging in Dubrovnik
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing