We stayed in Apartment 1 for 8 nights on the basis of the excellent reviews on tripadvisor and I have to say, they were right. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel welcome. It starts at the airport where Marc had arranged for a taxi (top guy by the way) to pick us up. Mark then greeted us at the main gate to help us with our luggage. As soon as we pull up at our apartment we are greeted with a view that takes your breath away and provided the backdrop for our whole stay.
Characterful apartment perfectly located within the old town, views to die for, but also the most amazing friendly people who make you feel like you're at home. What more could you ask for? Marc was on hand to give us some reccomendations of places to go, restaurants etc, and if you don't use his advice, you are missing out! I can't recommend this place enough, although I feel as though I should keep this place a secret. We will be back.
Tony & Kerry
- 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