We stayed for 3 nights here and truly loved it. We were met at the airport by Goran who is really knowledgeable about the local area, really helpful and a really good and honest guy.
Our apartment was perfect for our needs - spacious rooms, the bed was comfy. There was a balcony from the bedroom and the of course the balcony that overlooks the beautiful fiord. Opening the French doors and looking out at that spectacular view was such a precious highlight of our holiday. In the day it's gorgeous and at night it's lit up from the building's on the other side. The kitchen/living room is open plan and there is also a dining table and four chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped, plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots pans - fridge , microwave... even sponge and washing up liquid!! It was so homely and cosy I could actually live there! The bathroom had a washing machine in it so that was amazing, the shower worked powerfully and was hot. The air conditioning worked well and was free. This is not 5 star luxury but you're getting a good deal, and we couldn't have been happier. The apartments are up a lane which yes it is steep - but a taxi is cheap enough if you don't fancy the calorie burn.
We loved kotor, the old town is so pretty, you can truly spend hours just walking and admiring the cute buildings. The waters edge is also lovely and you can walk for miles in either direction (if you can prize yourself off the balcony). If you can get a day without cruise ships it's even better. We took the bus one day into the little village of perast - from there we got one of the little boats out to the islands, this could also be done from kotor for a little bit more money but perhaps better as you spend longer on the water. Another day we went up the serpentine road with Goran and enjoyed the stunning views over the whole bay. We also visited an old man who makes the delicacy of kotor the smoked prosciutto which by the end of our trip we had really come to like. We bought loads to take back along with his local home made honey and liquor. We also did the walk up the fortress which I must say was hard and my legs were shaking like a leaf for dAys after, so please do stretch your muscles especially the calves before you go up. It is worth it though. My husband only made it as far as the church but even that far the views are excellent.
I would highly recommend the supermarket kamilja I think it's called, only ten mins from the apartment and sells everything you need, there is a bakery in there and a deli and they even sell full meals to take away, we didn't try the full meals but they looked very appetising. So all in all, there is nothing bad at all I have to say about the apartments lazarevic - we would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.
Sept. 9-15 it was our good fortune to stay with Goran and family at Apartments Lazarevic. Prior to leaving the States, Goran e-mailed driving directions and this is helpful as the apartments are in a residential area. We had a warm welcome from Goran's wife who showed us the apartment and explained the bottle of wine on our table was produced by the family! We had a spacious living and dining area, nice bedroom, bathroom with washing machine, and a terrace with table and chairs, plus clothes drying rack. As everyone comments, the terrace has a WOW view. The Old City of Kotor is a wonder, but it can get very hectic when the cruise ships are in. It was so nice to get down to the Old City before the tourists arrived and no matter how enjoyable our outing of the day, we anticipated returning to our nest at Apartments Lazarevic, perched on the hillside, above all the bustle. It was also a treat to get into the rhythm of the locals: we knew when the neighbor below us would water her plants, when the neighbor kittens would come out to jump and tumble, and when the children left for school. With the apartment's well-equipped kitchen, we enjoyed going to the local markets, and cooking at least 2 meals a day. Goran introduced us to a charming young driver, Branko, who drove us to spots around the bay and also to our next stop - Dubrovnik. This saved us a good amount of money, as our other options were significantly more expensive. We hated to move on from Kotor. All of Goran's family seemed like our family for the week. His wonderful mother, who speaks no English, would greet us with big smiles everyday and walked us out and wished us a good life when we left. It will be a blessing if we can return one day.
We stayed in a top floor apartment for a week in August. The apartment was clean and very spacious with a separate bedroom plus a sitting room/kitchen. It was well equipped with plenty of utensils for cooking, a fridge and a washing machine. There was a nice balcony where we ate a number of meals while enjoying the fantastic views over the Bay of Kotor. The only problem was that it got too hot for us to sit out there in the afternoons, something that will not bother everyone. The furniture in the apartment was functional and it could not be compared with some of the boutique apartments but at the price we paid it represented excellent value for money.
The apartment was on a steep hill about 10 minutes’ walk from the old city. We didn’t find it too bad (most days!) and the compensation was the great views you would not get from lower down.
As others have pointed out, Goran is very friendly and also really helpful. He drove us to the Kamilla Shopping Centre after we arrived so we could do a big first shop and not have to carry loads of bags up the hill to the apartment. He also gave us plenty of advice before we arrived and responded to all of our queries almost instantaneously. His family were also very friendly and made us feel welcome.
We would recommend this apartment to anyone who seeks value for money and who wants to stay somewhere quiet and with great views.
Myself & husband stayed at this apartment for a week over Easter. I will start by saying how lovely the owner Goran is who owns the apartment I think there is 5 in total he picked us up and brought us back to airport free of charge (we did give him something as a gesture which he really didn't want. But was are preference) the apartment is located upstairs and quite hilly which we knew before we booked but needed if you want a nice view. There is a short cut down though which helps. It was around 10 mins down to old town. Abit longer going up though. The apartment was a 1 bedroom and spacious the only room which was small was the bathroom but not a problem for us. The apartment has everything you need a real home from home place. Iron & board and hairdryer etc wifi works very well also a washing machine. Goran also had complementary wine for us too which was a lovely gesture. He is very good with his knowledge and will let you know anything you need. I would recommend this apartment for anyone wanting to stay in kotor but wanting to be a little bit out with nice views were you can sit on the balcony after a day out
Just got back from an excellent 4 days in Kotor and whilst we didn't really spend too much time in the room it was perfect to come back to a chilled apartment after a hot day and the view is awesome. Sleep quality was excellent and never heard anything, even the goats which occasionally invaded the garden. Goran gave some very useful advice, especially to try and only use the RED taxis which we used for day trips to Perast and Budva and occasionally for the night trip back up to the apartment which was well worth the one euro.
The old town is spectacular especially at night time and spoilt for choice where to eat but enjoyed Caffe le Mere (which is actually on the sea shore and 10% discount for Gorans guests ) Galion and the Pub on the Square which looks on to the bell tower and the fortress behind. Kotor is not on everyone's radar but would definitely recommend a visit
The only little drawback is that we had to be at the airport for 9 o'clock thinking that we would get a coffe and a snack there but Tivat airport is the first I have ever flown from which doesn't have a cafe when you get through passport control don't let this put you off though