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S&L Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 175 Dubrovnik B&B and Inns
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Sydney, Australia
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“Hospitality at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Ante has helped to make my stay in Dubrovnik amazing from beginning to end. A personal pick up from the bus station upon arrival and when I was leaving, along with an introduction to the city including what was best to see, where to eat and how to get around proved a great start to an all but short stay in the city.

My single room was small in size but clean and comfortable, and the view is alone is well worth a stay here.

Ante also was kind enough to drop me down at Pile Gate on my first day too. Highly recommend a stay here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We booked S&L Guesthouse based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Starting with the guesthouse itself we had the ocean view room (which is definitely worth paying the extra for!). The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable with a very nice ensuite. The view from the balcony was fantastic perfect for waking up in the morning to and having breakfast on. The rest of the guesthouse has everything you could want a fully-equipped kitchen with dining table, a living area with computer and a tv (there's also wifi as well). The location is great a very short bus ride from town and a short walk down to the marina. There are quite a lot of steps to climb to reach the guesthouse but we didn't find them a problem and the views from the balcony wouldn't have been anywhere near as good without the climb.

The guesthouse alone would be enough to warrant an excellent review but Ante's hospitality and kindness is what really makes this place such a friendly and welcoming guesthouse to stay in. We took advantage of a free pick-up from the bus station to save the walk up the hill, Ante went through everything we needed to know for our stay in Dubrovnik (restaurants, supermarkets, bus stops and how the different routes worked etc etc) he dropped us off in town just after we arrived so we could get our bearings pointing out everything we needed en-route. He also took us up to Mount Srd on our first morning, stopping at the best viewpoints (which you wouldn't get to without a car) and giving us a real insight into Dubrovnik's recent history which was fascinating and made the whole experience much more enjoyable than cramming into a cable car full of tour groups. We had a wonderful stay with Ante at S&L and were sad to leave at the end, this is truly the best guesthouse I've ever stayed in and would recommend it to anyone going to Dubrovnik.

Room Tip: The ocean view room is worth the extra!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Ante's hospitality is certainly not exaggerated. He collected us from the bus station, then waited for us to get ready and took us to the old town in his car without us even asking. We were only in Dubrovnik for one night having spent some time in Split and Brac, but S&L Guesthouse was a great place to stay. Initially we were a bit concerned that it was a bit far away from the Old Town, but the bus links were good and we soon realised that it was better to be away from the noise! Ante's recommendations were great, particularly his tip that we get a Dubrovnik card. It costs 130kuna and gets you free bus travel and entry into all of the main sightseeing hotspots - well worth it. We had the double room with the ensuite and balcony, which was great for us. The living facilities (living room and kitchen) are shared, but as we were only there one night we didn't really need to make use of these. Ante has clearly put a lot into developing his apartments and it really shows.

Room Tip: I chose the 'sea view' room which wasn't much more expensive (particularly as we were on...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were with Ante for 6 days. He was most pleasant and the view from his apartments are well documented. I have added a picture of the sunset from his deck as well as the steps you must climb to reach his apartment.
The apartment is located in a quite part of town and he will pick you up once you reach the bus terminal at Dubrovnik. I suggest you take the express bus from the airport. It is approximately 5 euro. Taking the express, do not get off at the first stop which is next to the old town. Continue on the bus to the next and final stop. Then call Ante.
Ante, what can I say. He was most gracious giving us all the detail of the town and surroundings as well as a ride to visit the mountain overlooking the old town. He went on to explain the history of the area during the terrible war in the 1990's.
The room was large and very clean. Although Ante only has a few rooms his reputation has been received around the world. We met folks from Hong Kong, Australia, UK and Canada. He only has 4 rooms.
If you are not somewhat fit to walk stairs and do not like taking a 5-10 minute bus ride into town this apartment is not for you. If you dont mind climbing a few stairs and riding with the locals on the bus, it is well worth the money and the exercise.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

S&L Guesthouse has a beautiful view from the terrace over the Dubrovnik harbour and is an easy walk there, if you want to avoid the tourist hordes in the Old Town. Ante was an outstanding host, picking us up at the bus station at 4:30am when our flight from Zagreb was re-routed to Split. As he drove us around Dubrovnik, he shared much about his country's recent history with us, which gave us insight into the deep ethnic divisions that still pervade the Balkan states. He's great with information about what to see and where to eat. As other reviewers have commented, the guest house is exceptionally clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

S&L Guesthouse is comfortable, clean, well-equipped and the room rates are very reasonable. The location and facilities are very good. What makes this place outstanding is the dedication, enthusiasm, knowledge, and helpful attitude of the host, Ante Tolic. He is prepared to go beyond what could be reasonably expected in order to make sure that his guests have an enjoyable stay in Dubrovnik. We have stayed in many B&Bs and apartments over the years and Ante Tolic is easily the best host that we have met.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place was excellent. Room was clean and secure with a lap top and television for guests use. Ante, the owner was fantastic. Friendly and helpful. Collected me from the tourist info office, gave me a lift into town on the back of his bike, had loads of info on Dubrovnik, things to see, places to eat etc. Highly recommend this place. He deserves all the positive recommendations he gets.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: S&L Guesthouse
Address: Antune Gustava Matosa 26, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Would you like to visit princess of Adriatic coast -DUBROVNIK- and if you are looking for a quite , safe spot what value for your money than choose our clean , safe and friendly home.Within few minutes walk from ferry or main bus station ,Guesthouse S&L is practicly located in the middle of the city.We are not huge noisy property but quite homelike comfortable guesthouse . Every room has it own key.The guesthouse has two terraces and balcony from where you have perfect view at sea and Elafiti Islands.There is nice garden all around the house with a lot of flowers and fruits.Everybody can use the kitchen wihich is very well equiped. INTERNET (no password),SAT TV,AIRCONDITIONS -FREE .Our Standard double bed private ensuite is a apartment with separate entrance and it has room,kitchen, bathroom and wide terrace with garden in front.There are A/C and SAT TV in the apartment.Another double bed private ensuite has kitchen in comunity.It is spacious kitchen very well equiped.It also hes nice view at sea and marina.Turist and exscursion boats are in distance of 150 m so if you like to see Elafiti Islands or Natiolal Park Mljet it is very easy.There is bus stop near the house.It is 4 min by bus to the old town and beaches or twenty min walk.We would be very pleased to have you visiting us.Distances:bus stop 50mnearest shop 20mnearest restaurant 70msea 150mtourist boats 150mtourist info 300mbanks 200mseveral supermarkets 300mferry port 400mmain bus station 600mold town 1,5 kmbeaches 1,5 kmOut of charge :INTERNETPICK UP SERVICE FROM FERRY OR MAIN BUS STATIONcity maps and all posible infolocal phone callstowels and bed linenair conditionrefrigeratorall taxes included in priceWe charge :pick up from or to the airportlaundry servicePlease note that we only accept payment in cash on arrival. ... more   less 
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