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Apartments Marina
Ranked #23 of 292 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
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“Truly excellent value”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a small family-run business and the owners, Josip & Marina, go out of their way to provide good service and helpful advice. The room rates are great value.

We stayed here twice. The rooms have A/C and are simple and clean. The beds are comfortable. There are extra blankets and hairdryers should you need them. There is a little terrace where you can eat breakfast , drink wine/beers and chat with other guests. There is a large supermarket and a bakery within 5 mins walk so you can easily stock your fridge with milk, fruit, yogurt and beer/wine.

The Old Town is a short walk past the marina and over the bridge. There are cafes here too if you prefer to have breakfast away from the apartment. Within another short walk is the Marko Polo restaurant so there is everything you need nearby.

We arrived at Zadar airport and were picked up by Josip, so there was no worry about finding the apartment. On our way back, Marina's brother picked us up early on Sunday morning so again we had no worry about getting to the airport, or having to organize a taxi by ourselves. There is a small extra charge for this but it's worth it for a hassle-free holiday.

My top tip is to CONTACT JOSIP DIRECT direct so that you can discuss your travel plans and accommodation needs with him.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here for one night in July before moving on to the Island of Pag.
We organised a taxi through Marina Apts from the airport and Marinas brother collected us.
When we arrived we were greeted by Josep and his wife Marina, who both speak perfect english. They showed us our room, which was very clean and comfortable. Beers were placed in our hands and we relaxed with Josep, Marina and Marinas brother for an hour or so, chatting about what to do, where to go, and about Croatia in general. I have never experienced this level of hospitality.
They stored our bags without any problems and with no charge. When we came to collect our bags to go to the airport, Josep gave us a lift, charged us nothing and said if we had any problems throughout the rest of our stay in Croatia to just ring him.

Lovely apartments, great location and lovely people. We will be back 100%.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I arrived at the bus station in Zadar and a taxi will take you to the Apartments for 20 kuna ( flat rate as less than 5km ). I was greeted by Joseph the owner/manager of the apartments who spoke perfect English and was most helpful - he booked my tours for me and suggested the better company and also when I was leaving he personally took me back to the bus station which he organized to do when I arrived - very good and personal touch I thought.
The apartment are basic and have a kitchenette with large fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and sink. There is a sofa and tv and the bathroom/ toilet area is adequate. The bed is king size although the mattress is not of top quality but adequate. the area is suitable for 3 persons I would say as there is also a foldaway bed supplied in the corner of the entrance. There is a/c but no safety deposit box.
It is just a 5-7 min walk to the "old town" across the pedestrian footpath, turning left out of the apartment street and following the road around.
Free internet would not work in the room , but it will work on the balcony.
It cost me A$77/night for up to 2 people

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The apartments are just next to the Marina and a perfect starting point to explore the town, which is just a short walk away or to start your sailing trip from Zadar.
The owner are very friendly and offer a transfer from the airport, which was organized perfectly and we have been picked up on time. They offer help where needed.
The apartment is very clean, provides a complete kitchen and restroom/shower as well a nice terrace is available.
I can recommend this to anybody who wants to explore Zadar and stay in a house with nice people.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Marina apartments are run by Josif and Marina who are really lovely hosts (and have great English). The apartments are spotless and very well maintained, and it is obvious that they take great pride in them. There is a lovely communal sunny balcony, where we got chatting to lots of other guests. They are in a great location about one street back from the marina and about 5 mins from the bridge into the old town.
We had a lovely time in Zadar, we did a day trip to the National Park (Josif organised), which is a must! and also caught the ferry to one of Islands. The town is a walled town with lots of lovely restaurants and great food and wine. Lots to do and see.
I would recommend the Marina apartments, they are very central and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great location very near to the old town and the marina.The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. The owners Josif and his wife Marina were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were very informative and gave great advice. You can hire bikes from them and they will also book tours. If going to Zadar and you are looking for somewhere central, nice accommodation and very good hosts this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

I stayed two nights , easy to walk across bridge into old town in just over 5 minutes
Zadar is very easy to walk around. Lots of photo opportunities and a lovely place to stay.
The Sea Organ was undergoing maintenance unfortunately.
A fruit shop and restaurants around the corner. Lots of ATM machines in Old Town.
The owners are very helpful and organised the Plitvice Lakes tour costing 500 kuna. A wonderful day trip and I highly recommend you do this, 2 to 2.5 hour mini bus day trip returned 5pm.
Joseph dropped me to the bus station when I left.
Remember to take own soap and hair-dryer.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Apartments Marina
Address: Brodarska Ulica 8, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Zadar County > Zadar
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Ranked #23 of 292 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
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Number of rooms: 5
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