We stayed here for a week at the end of June and found the apartment (No. 3) very clean but basic. The outside forecourt was not finished and some of the surrounding area was at best scruffy. The rooms although basic were clean and had a good supply of hot water in the bathroom at all times with a plug for a hairdryer. The main sitting area had a large settee (pull down bed), table with seating and a basic kitchen sink unit, with no other cupboards. Plenty of tableware, pans, glasses, cups and a few coffee mugs and cutlery. Tonci, the owner was a lovely man and was most helpful and picked us up at the airport. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The bedroom was small with a king size bed and wardrobe unit. A full length mirror would have been good near to the electric plug socket, although you would have to sit on the bed as there was no room for a dressing table. The bathroom was functional with a shower unit and curtain, shower was the hand held type that proved OK, wash hand basin and plenty of storage for toiletries. Towels were changed mid week, but no bedding was changed. There was a bottle of water and juice, plus a bottle of home made wine on arrival that was appreciated. The outside pool and area was small but pleasant with sun beds and a parasol. Not sure if there would be more later on in the season.
The apartment did not have a microwave, iron, ironing board, satellite tv,or hairdryer, as stated in the room description from booking.com/alpha rooms. This was not a problem but it could be to others. There was a small balcony that looked over the sea from the side and the countryside from the front with a small table and two chairs (white UPVC type). The hill got very steep towards the end, but was not a problem to us as we are keen walkers. However the supermarket was at the bottom! The walk into Trogir took us 20 - 25 mins depending on the traffic along a road that did not have many pavements. The walk to Okrug was about 10 mins and part of this did not have pavements either and I would not have liked to have taken children if they were not in a pushchair. At the bottom of the hill, on the opposite side to the supermarket there was a restaurant that served lovely omlettes for breakfast and was on the seafront. Parking was available on site. In my view this apartment was only adequate for 2 and even if you had children it would have been a bit of a crush. Tonci arranged for a taxi to pick us up to take us to the bus station for the coach to Split and gave us another bottle of home made wine - this was a lovely gesture.
Okrug was a lovely little place with lots of bars/cafes/restaurants etc and plenty of sunbeds for hire. The beach was shingle or white stones. One day when walking back we found a kiosk that sold the most amazing food, plates of fish similar to whitebait and fresh tuna sandwiches (not tinned), made to order. The service was here was excellent.
Plenty to do and see in the area. Not really fussed on the fish picnic boat trip as the islands visited did not really live up to expectation (the main island (Solta) missed a trick as there were no places open for coffee/drinks as you got off the boat which was a shame as it was a pretty place and the best part of the trip. There was a bar a little walk away that sold coffee and cold drinks/beer etc plus a shop. The barbecue reminded us of visiting Ibiza/Majorca in the 80's - long bench tables with plenty of plonk/juice and water. Split is fantastic and a must do - you can take the boat (best) or bus. We did not manage to fit in Krka Waterfalls as we ran out of time.
Trogir was absolutely fantastic with the most picturesque old town and harbour area with so many places to eat and drink that you could not possibly do them all in a week. It was our first time in Croatia and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, although the mozzies were viscious, so be warned.
The weather was mixed for the time of year - 22nd June - 29th June. Very hot when we got there and cooled down to jacket weather at night by the end of the week. Hot in the day but windy and cold at night. Apparently this was unusual and May had been the worst for 30 years or so. The atmosphere on a Friday night in Trogir was a treat not to be missed with plenty of groups playing outside as it must have been the end of the holiday for the people on the tall ships. Did not want to go home, but had to because we were leaving the next day for Dubrovnik and a week in Cavtat (fabulous place).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartments at our disposal are situated around 350m from the beautiful beach. Each apartment has own entrance, a double bedroom, a sitting room with small kitchen, dining room, a sofa with two beds, large bathroom and balcony that overlooks the sea. The building is situated in quite location.In garden you can use swimming pool, sun beds, parasol, BBQ. It is suitable for vacation and gives opportunity for relaxation, long walks, riding bikes through untouched nature. fishing, playing tennis, one day trips around...In the season you can sailing,water-skiing, surfing, paragliding, fishing or go to trips on near islands... ... more less
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