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Review of Stancija 1904

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Stancija 1904
Ranked #1 of 1 Svetvincenat B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I hardly EVER write a negative review, preferring not to write anything if I'm not happy. But I want to say here that this is nice accommodation, but nothing exceptional. We have been travelling for 10 years & stayed in a huge range of accommodation from hostels, hotels, B&Bs, castles - you name it. We have paid a lot more for accommodation but I think the price here is OK only if you stay more than one night. I think 125 Euros is a bit steep for 1 night (192€ for 2) when breakfast is not included; also, we took supplies to prepare a meal in the apartment but there were no condiments at all - no salt, pepper, oil, vinegar (the basics for making a salad dressing), no coffee for the machine provided, no milk. There is a little supermarket close by; and a delightful medieval castle 3 or 4 kms away (& a couple of pizzerias there also). Yes, we thought the welcome drink was nice.I just wouldn't call this value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We cannot say enough good things about this charming rural estate in south-central Istra. The decorative motif of stone and wood is carried out in both the apartments and the main house where there is both an indoor and outdoor dining area on the ground floor. The three apartments are all on the ground level and comfortably furnished with a main sleeping area, sitting area, extra sleeping room with a set bunk beds and a completely furnished kitchen. There is also a house, other than the main house, that can accommodate larger parties. The Stancija is in a small village - which makes for quiet stay. But it is not remote. Istria is not a very big place, the country roads are excellent and very well marked, and it is remarkably easy to get to the main tourist attractions in 15 to 45 minutes.(We did lose our way a couple of times, but the local residents were very helpful with directions.) We were even comfortable driving at night. The hostess, Dada, extends outstanding hospitality. She assisted us with reservations for a truffle lunch followed by a truffle hunt, a wine tasting, reservations at a restaurant in Rovinj and getting chains for our rental car for our drive through a blizzard across the mountains to Zagreb. She is also an excellent cook and, in addition to breakfast, will prepare a typical Istrian dinner. All in all, Stancija 1904 is an excellent base of operations for a stay of several days to explore a really charming part of Croatia. We plan to return to Istria, and when we do we will be back at Stancia 1904.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Tom32066
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I stayed at 1904 with my 2 year old daughter and pregnant wife this past August. It really was a beautiful property. Dada, the lady who runs the Stancija, was very helpful and really tried to make you feel at home. The food, preparation and hard work that went into breakfast and supper was truly amazing.
There was a minor misunderstanding where a simple "thank you" would have been nice but it was however, not enough to change my positive views of this establishment.
Dada along with her daughter really work hard to make your stay a memorable one. However, I do believe Dada could use more help with running the Stancija. She really seemed overworked and stressed just to make it wonderful for her guests.
We would go again though.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Mato96
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Reviewed December 19, 2009

Immediately upon arrival at Stancija 1904, we were treated like family. Although the owner was assisting someone with upcoming wedding arrangements, a visiting friend invited us to sit down and enjoy some drinks on the patio while we waited. The grounds were very nice and the atmosphere relaxing. Our handicap-accessible room was very large and had a full kitchen; however, there was no air conditioning. Although the breakfast was not included, it was well worth the extra fee; a variety of homemade breads and jams, local olive oils, and eggs with truffles were on offer. We would gladly return for a longer visit.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Frequent_Flier07
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Reviewed August 14, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Smoljanci 2/3, Svetvincenat 52341, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Svetvincenat
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Svetvincenat
Number of rooms: 6
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