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“Perfect base to explore Dubrovnik”
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Celenga Apartments
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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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“Perfect base to explore Dubrovnik”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found these apartments through Trip Advisor! We had 2 nights in this beautiful city at the end of a holiday in Croatia and wanted to be in a perfect location that enabled us to walk easily to everything and was in the centre of the old town, but was quiet! Hard ask, but these lovely apartments totally ticked the boxes...situated in a gorgeous old building down a beautiful little side street, stylish,modern, clean,well equipped apartments,with everything you might need,(we had a studio apartment on the first floor), including a laundry downstairs, and literally step out and you're wandering the exquisite cobbled streets, or sitting down to breakfast at one of the many lovely eateries watching the world go by! There's Jelena there everyday if you want any help or advise, (she was extremely helpful,)and an electronic key pad to get in and out of the building at any time of the day or night. It really is the perfect place from which to enjoy this wonderfully old city. We've given the details to several of our friends already and will definitely go back when we go to Dubrovnik again....one tip..we hadn't realised there's no taking cars into the old town, so best not to have one or you'll have to pay expensive parking fees leaving it outside the city walls somewhere...you absolutely don't need one anyway because everywhere is within easy walking and we ended up taking ours back to the airport early and then getting a taxi back which was cheaper than it was going to be to pay for parking!

Room Tip: We were on the first floor in a studio..this was lovely and quiet in terms of outside noise but ther...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear fionamw20,

Your review was a pleasure to read. Thank you indeed for all your beautiful words and especially for your mention of our House Manager Jelena. She was thrilled to see her name here.
We do hope you will stay with us on your next visit to Dubrovnik.

Best regards from Dubrovnik,

Pave Miloglav
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Celenga Apartments was amazing and perfect for our first time in Dubrovnik.Location excellent, immaculate apartment,fully equipped,air conditioning fabulous, on a very quiet street, but in the center of Old Town and close to everything in Dubrovnik. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful! The whole check in and out easy! We loved having a washer and Dryer on the premise. Everything worked really well!! The neighbors on the block were so friendly. And Celenga is pet friendly which is perfect for us since we travel with our 7lb Morkie. Everything was so close by, supermarkets, restaurants & all excursions to the islands.Tutto Bene had the most amazing pizza with Salami & Cele Brunch & Bar had the most amazing Crepes!! They are like a foot long and you can create your own! We also suggest Rozario for dinner. It was the best restaurant by far! What a great find! The food is excellent & the staff very friendly! Celenga Apartments made our first time in Dubrovnik a great experience! I highly recommend!! Thank you so much everyone at Celenga you are truly the best!!

Room Tip: If you are traveling with a pet, the second floor apartment or penthouse would be the best. Less foo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Jennifer P,

Your review was a pleasure to read; we love to hear that your stay at our Celenga apartments made your first time in Dubrovnik a great experience.
Thank you indeed for all your beautiful words and tips for other travelers and we do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Dubrovnik.

Warm regards from the whole team,

Pave Miloglav
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Superb service from Jelena who was amazing. Easy instructions to find it as its right in the middle of the old town which is pedestrian access only. We felt really safe with the electronic key pad to enter the building. It's so clean and tidy and the kitchen has everything you might need. A little supermarket nearby too. Really comfy beds. I would definitely recommend and would stay again. You cannot beat this place!

  • Stayed August 2013
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Fubu6,

And we would definitely love to welcome you back. Thank you for your perfect review and warm regards from all of us at the Celenga Apartments.

Pave Miloglav
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

After careful consideration of what location would be best for us in Dubrovnik we selected Celenga and it was perfect. Most everything you want to see is in/near Old Town and we felt part OF the city's history not just passing by it. I found this property on Trip Advisor sort of by accident as none of the bigger hotels seemed unique. Celenga is a UNIQUE property on a side street in the Old Town...the kind of place where you look at the discrete doorway and say "wish we were staying here". Communication in advance was excellent and booking online gives you a discount. It was easy. The only accommodation they had for our dates was the DOMINO HOUSE which is about a block away on a more commercial street but still a fine location. You can just take the convenient bus from airport to Pile Gate and follow the walking map provided right to the office. As promised Yelena was there to meet us. She is so friendly and professional I knew at once we were going to be well taken care of and yet have the privacy of our own little house. Domino House is a multi story stone building which has been so carefully restored and is just beautiful. It is sparkling clean and has everything you need to be comfortable and then more. When we wanted to pop in to rest, drop packages or whatever there it was. Good windows block most of the street noise and yet it was fun to throw open the shutters in the morning and feel a part of the real Old Town before the hoards arrived. Those early morning walks were memorable. Celenga is better than an apartment because you do have 24/7 availability to call and get help with anything including sightseeing info etc. We stayed three nights and moved to a waterfront hotel a bit of a walk to old town and were glad we had located right in old town for our sightseeing. All of this convenience, charm and service for a fraction of the going rates at the large hotels....a great choice for this enchanting and historic city.

Room Tip: Any apartment or Domino House according to size of your group
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear gene,

And what a perfect review! Thank you indeed for all these nice words about your recent stay at our Domino house. That's so true: residing within Dubrovnik Old City offers a unique possibility to feel the real pulse of the city and it's history. We are happy to hear that you felt it too.
We do hope you will stay with us again if your travel plans bring you back to Dubrovnik.

Pave Miloglav
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Celenga was the perfect choice for our stay in Dubrovnik. The apartment was ideally located in the old town and a great base for exploring the city. Nothing was more than a five minute walk away... the old port, the nearby grocery, tons of restaurants, Pile Gate... but it was also tucked away on an adorable side street beyond the mass of people on the Stradun.

The apartment itself was a great size, well-maintained, had a nice kitchen & bathroom, and had wonderful AC (a must in the heat!). We were so happy there was a washer/dryer for laundry, and our wifi always worked.

Every person that I dealt with at Celenga, from my original e-mails about booking a room to check-in/check-out, were a delight to work with. True professionals that you can tell care about their property and it's guests. Celenga felt like a home away from home for the few days I was there.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear GooseNYC,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.
We are all so pleased to hear that you find us all true professionals who take care about our property and our guests. We are certainly doing our best and it feels great when our guests recognize it.
Hope you will return soon for another great stay.

Pave Miloglav
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I can't imagine a better place to stay. Clean, stylish apartments, helpful staff, and the location is great. Many old town rooms must be up lots of steep steps, Celenga apartments are in the best spot, the flat, central area just south of the Stradun and the main shops and restaurants, but in a quiet lane that feels safe with an easy secure entry system and lovely lobby, stairwell and handy laundry room.
We had the top floor Minceta apartment, great living / dining / kitchen, 2 double rooms and really modern bathroom and shower room. Nice views over the roofs from living area inland to the city walls and the hills beyond. The photos don't do it justice.
Discount vouchers for breakfast at Cafe Festival were handy. We ate at Oliva pizza place, Gusta Me just outside the east gate and Dubrovnik Restaurant, which is fancy, 5 minutes stroll away, all were very good.
You've found a gem of a place, and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear TheMacphersons,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendations. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Celenga and are looking forward to seeing you again!

Pave Miloglav
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in July 2013 and would recommend Celenga to anyone visiting Dubrovnik!

Amazing location just a few blocks south of the Stradun (Placa). Yet in spite of being in the center of Old Town, the apartments are very quiet at night. They have a very open, modern feel, as they have all been recently renovated.

The full kitchen (including dishwasher) was great as it allowed us to cook breakfast and lunch to avoid some of the over-priced omelet and pasta menus in the Old Town. Laundry downstairs was a plus too, as I had been traveling for a week beforehand!

Room Tip: No real benefit to a higher floor as the street is too narrow for any sort of view. No elevator so...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PMiloglav, Director of Sales at Celenga Apartments, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Chris G,

Thank you indeed for your wonderful review. Yes, we are so lucky with our location - in a very center of Dubrovnik Old City, but in an incredibly quite street. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Celenga Apartments and we do hope we will have a chance to welcome you again on your next visit to our region.

Warm regards from Dubrovnik,
Pave Miloglav
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Property: Celenga Apartments
Address: Svetoga Josipa 13, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 499 Specialty Lodging in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Celenga Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Celenga Apartments, Dubrovnik Old City are a perfect union of the past with the present. Sensitive restoration seamlessly blends with imaginative contemporary design to ensure the building retains its unique character. In order to make this experience memorable we have dedicated ourselves to designing modern and comfortable studios and apartments in Dubrovnik Old Town with a historic and educative touch. Whether you are looking for an overnight stay, short break, or annual family holiday, The Celenga Apartments will enable you to recharge your batteries, and nourish your body and soul. Offering period character with a contemporary twist, each of the apartments are individually designed and furnished. ... more   less 
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