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Villa Ivan
Ranked #43 of 507 Specialty Lodging in Dubrovnik
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ivan for 3 nights. Ivan was very friendly and helpful in explaining the transportation and shops around the neighbourhood. He even offered to bring our luggage down to meet us at the main bus station which was much appreciated. The room was well furnished and the view from the balcony overlooking the harbour was beautiful! The location to the old town is a 25 minutes easy walk. The bus service runs frequently and takes around 15 minutes. We highly recommend staying at Villa Ivan!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

A little late in leaving this review - we actually stayed in June 2011. Ivan and his wife couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable; whether it was providing us with airport transfers for a very cheap rate, or bringing us ice cream on a particularly hot day! The only reason we haven't given 5 stars is the location - it really is quite a trek from the old town. However, we knew this in advance and getting the bus was really quite simple not to mention cheap. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Put simply, we could not have been more pleased with our week long stay at Villa Ivan. Whilst other reviews have rightly complimented the views of the harbour from the balcony, value for money and ease of access to public transport, it is the kindness and helpfulness of Ivan and Kate that we will remember most. There was a genuine and sincere interest in our having the best time possible in Dubrovnik and this greatly contributed to the overall holiday experience.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank David L
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Second time i've been in Dubrovnik. Second time i've stayed at Villa Ivan. Why?
Very easy, stay here is almost like be at your own home.First of all is a great deal- bearing in mind the overpriced flats and hostels in Dubrovnik city centre!!
Ivan and Kate are delightful down-to earth people helping further than what usually a random host does.They advise you where to eat in the city, what museums they love the most. If you need help to book excursions or rent a car(our case) they help you. You have independence and flexibility staying here, they gave us the welcome with sweets and lemonade, the house got fully equipped kitchen, great balcony with breathtaking views of Dubrovnik's harbour...their home is above the apartments they rent if you need their help. Superb, all good words for the days i spent here, first with a fellah in 2013 and this second time with my lady. If i got the chance to come back i will go straight to Villa Ivan.

Is probably the best place I've ever stayed being on holidays

Ivan&Kate are nothing but charming

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just spent 5 amazing days in Dubrovnik and we believe a big part of it was staying at the Villa Ivan! We stayed in the front room and were blown away by our view! Ivan and Kate are both very nice, genuine hardworking people and made us feel at home from the start. They gave us complimentary fresh lemonade on arrival and one of the nights Kate knocked on our door to give us some chocolate crepes she made which tasted amazing!! They will answer any questions needed even recommended a pizza place nearby for my boyfriend to watch the Liverpool match (he even called them to make sure they had it on that channel for us). The villa is a maximum 10 min bus ride into the old city and staying outside of the old city meant we saw more of Dubrovnik than most people and there is no way you can beat Ivan's view if you stayed in the old city. We were pleasantly surprised one day when we found Ivan driving the bus and gave us a free ride! We even managed a run around Port Gruz and took advantage of all the steps! If you're looking for a place to have a nice dinner try Restaurant Amfora in Port Gruz (10 min walk from the villa) and Taj Mahal in old city (also recommended by Ivan for authentic Bosnian cuisine) best meals of our stay!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place is the best hostel I've ever stayed in . Ivan and Kate really go out of there way to make your stay in this beautiful city really special. From the free juice on arrival to the freshly picked oranges cake homemade pancakes and the free lift from the bus station . Ivan's knowledge of the place is really helpful . He even booked are excursions for us . The views are to die for . The local pizza place is fantastic as are the bakery's . I couldn't recommend this place highly enough for your stay in dubrovnik . Yes it's a little away from the old town but this is good as you get to see much more of the place . The harbour is on your doorstep and the buses run straight past the villa . All in all a fantastic place with fantastic hosts . Will definitely be going back to villa Ivan .

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank arthur1818
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Ivan was an excellent host, giving us free lifts when he was heading that direction and plenty of useful advice.
The villa is fairly basic, but perfectly comfortable with a shared kitchen if you want to make your own food and drinks. The balcony had fantastic views.
It is about 20min walk to Dubrovnik old town, there are some steep steps but it was perfectly manageable, maybe steer clear if you are infirm or lazy.
Thanks Ivan for a great stay!
My girlfriend and I stayed June 13 for 3 nights. Great value. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rowan E
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Address: Cilipska 21a, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Ranked #43 of 507 Specialty Lodging in Dubrovnik
Price Range: $32 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Ivan 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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