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“One of the few apartments in the area with a swimming pool!”
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Villa Julian
Ranked #12 of 302 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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“One of the few apartments in the area with a swimming pool!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Although in a largely residential area Villa Julian is a real find! We had a superior room on the 2nd floor,which had a fabulous view over rooftops of the sea and the island beyond. The season was not yet underway but on a couple of nights all the rooms were taken. The room was clean and large with a sitting area, where an excellent breakfast was served in the morning, and a bedroom area. Dario and his staff speak very good English and were able to give very helpful advise on where to eat, where to go and where to catch buses. The pool area is small but attractive. Sadly the water was too cold for us to make good use of it. The Villa is somewhat out of Zadar, but there is a frequent bus (costing 10 Kunas) about 10 minutes walk away. However, you can walk along the lovely promenade into Zadar which takes about 45 minutes. All in all a good place to stay.

A couple of tips
Visit Nin - one of the prettiest places you could visit
Sime Restaurant - very nearby and good food and service. If you're lucky you might catch sight of the Zadar basketball team! You'll know them when you see them!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed one night at the Apartmani Julian. Originally booked a 2-bedroom apartment, but were given two separate 1-bedroom apartments by the very friendly and kind landlady. The B&B is in a very nice part of town: quiet, felt safe, and the owner recommended a great restaurant nearby (best of the trip.) While I found my room generally nice, it lacked toilet paper and most amenities. The other member of our party said his room had a strange odor and various things were broken. However, the owner was very responsive to everything, breakfast was brought individually and was very tasty, and in general, I thought that everything here was fine. The real problem was the fact that I was asked to pay cash upon check-out, which I wasn't prepared to do. With fewer "surprises," this place would be really just the best.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

+ Adrijana, the housekeeper/guestlady is overwhelmingly friendly! Loved her!
She will do anything to keep you happy
+ Big rooms
+ Not to far from the city centre (we used car but more sporty types can walk - about 3.5km)
+ Close to a great beach, near a campingsite, where the sea is the clearest i've seen so far
+ Breakfast is included (don't expect too much, just bread, marmelade, tea and juice)

- There was a terrible stench in the bathroom from the piping - impossible to keep the window shut

If you don't mind being outside the city centre, i would recommend this place bigtime!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

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The owner of the place, Dario, greated us at our arrival and made us instantly feel welcome. He and Andrijana took very good care of us during all of our stay.

The apartments are in a quiet, residential street. There is a pharmacy, a small grocery store and a few other hotels and bars within walking distance.

There is a bus stop nearby, buses nr. 5 or 8 taking you to the beach or to the town centre.

Our apartment (under the roof) was neat and very clean, equipped with an A/C, tv, and a kitchenette.

The pool area was also very nice and kept clean at all times; the water in the shower is heated.

Andrijana served us (continental) breakfast every day in the small garden next to the pool area.

Everybody working in the apartments was very nice, willing to help, listen to us and answer all our questions.

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The ceiling in the aparment was a bit low, my boyfriend complained a bit about it.

If you are travelling with little children you better have a car, the walk to and from the beach in the heat could be way too long.

On the whole, these apartemnts proved to be a great choice for us. I am going to keep their adress and reccomend them to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Amazing accommodation perfectly located, there is a small shop down the road and a large supermarket about 5 mins walk away. A bar located round the corner a fab and busy restaurant. The tourist information and pharmacy also close and this is were you can catch a bus into the center of Zadar. There is a marina and a few more lovely restaurants within walking distance of the hotel along the water front. You can walk into Zadar along the water front its a beautiful walk but would take you about 30 mins where as a taxi is about £6 into town and £4 back on a meter. You can get dropped on onside and walk over the bridge or the taxi will take you all the way round. There is so much to do in Zadar and surrounding areas a week was not enough to explore as we were having too much fun relaxing by the pool. The apartments are spacious clean and have everything you need, hairdryers, mirrors, lots of plug sockets, digital tv fridge kitchen facilities wine glasses plate pans pots although its too hot to cook. Each room has a balcony, aircon is brilliant. The apartments are immaculate as is the pool and surrounding areas. You are welcomed by the owner or and Aidriana the lovely lady who prepares breakfast is so lovely nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is basic fresh bread with honey, jam's cream cheese, yogurt fruit orange juice and coffee. Served in the seating area by the pool where you can sit enjoying the free wifi. We were up in the top room with a beautiful ocean view and this room also has use of the wifi which was great. The owner is so kind full of knowledge and helpful information about the area he will do all he can to ensure your holiday is perfect. I would return in a heart beat. Croatia is beautiful Zadar has so much to offer. We hired a car and went to the Krka waterfalls a definite must and then drove to Pag to Zcre to party all night on the beach if you love to party this is a must it has to be seen to be believed. Villa Julian is the place to stay when you visit its a little out of the centre but not to far to cause problems and the beauty of having a pool makes it perfection. If your staying for a week or just passing through make sure you make Villa Julian your home away from home. I cant wait to return,

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

I went here with a girl friend of mine and we shared an apartment. The apartment was on the top floor and was a decent space for us girls to get ready in, play music in, enjoy the balcony in - and importantly, had enough wardrobe space (and hangers) for us both. The fridge came in very handy, crockery, glassware and extra bits were most helpful. We arrived quite late but were greeted at the front door (by a man who spoke no English - but was as helpful as he could be). The owner, who we met the following day, could not have been a better person to have stayed with. We even bumped into him on our last day at the place just around the corner, which we frequented a couple of times (best fries we've ever had - and LOVED the big glasses of Ožujsko, arguably the best beer in the world).
If you want breakfast here you need to pre-order. Otherwise there are a couple of hotels just down the road where you can purchase breakfast on the day. If we'd thought about it we could have gotten food from the supermarket....
It is based up on the Dikla district, in the north west, close to the beaches and away from the centre - but the number 5 and 8 buses take you straight into main Zadar within 5-10 mins, along a beautifully scenic harbour. The hotel is, in fact, on a residential street, so feels a bit strange laying out in front of the very beautifully kept pool area - but not strange enough not to do it ;) Fig trees, orange trees, grape vines and olive trees surround the pool area and it was a welcome and private way to sunbathe and cool down.
On the whole the hotel/apartments were a great choice for us - but if you have a troupe to move around or are an older person then maybe stay in the centre, otherwise, it was a fantastic stay - pics to follow.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Tata, Hungary
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

This apartment was clean (other than the ants, but I guess there's nothing you can do about them) and spacious with a double bed in one room and a couch that folds out to be a double bed in the other, as well as a small table and chairs, a kitchen (no coffee machine/kettle or microwave though) and two balconies. Like almost all Croatian vacation rentals, it was not child-friendly at all: the gaps in the balcony railing were big enough for a kid to fall through. The biggest drawback is that the nearby beaches are very crowded and so very dirty - if you have a car, though, then you can visit the much nicer beaches in the Nin area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Julian
Address: Ulica Hasana Kikica 13, Zadar 23000, Croatia (Formerly Apartmani Julian)
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Zadar County > Zadar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 302 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Julian 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VIlla Julian was built in 2003 and from the beginning has acquired a good reputation. The Villa has 8 units, 4 standard double rooms, 3 large double rooms and 1 suite. Property is located in the western part of the city calld Borik which has a long tradition of tourism. It is only 10 minutes walk from the sea and local beaches. The neighborhood has plenty of restaurants and bars and shops. The city center is easily accessible by public transport. We offer private or group excursions with our boat or a comfortable ride on our jet ski. All rooms at the Villa are modern and equipped with all the standard needs. Breakfast is served in our garden by the pool or in your room upon request. Our friendly staff with me will do our best to make your stay as comfortable and fun. ... more   less 
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