I stayed with 2 friends at Villa Curic. The apartments are in a good location, at the top of a hill. Approx 15 min walk from Lapad beach, with a good view of the port. There is a very regular bus service to Dubrovnik Old Town, just outside on the main road. Bus tickets could be purchased from reception for 8 kunas, as opposed to paying 10 kunas on the bus. There was a nearby supermarket too.
Our apartment was was on the ground floor, with a terrace at the back, which was pretty secluded. The rooms were very clean and maid service every day, which was excellent. The bathroom was very functional with an excellent shower, although the hairdryer didn't work. The beds were comfortable and good quality bed linen. We were also surprised by how well equipped the kitchen cupboards were. There was even a sandwich toaster.! The kettle and coffee maker was also put to good use.
However, we found that the main downside to the kitchen area was the cooking facilities. On the website through which we made our booking, the kitchen facilities were praised highly, giving the impression that there was a proper oven. One of the reasons we booked an apartment was so that we could cook in our room most nights, in order to save money. The only thing to cook on was an electric hob with 2 rings, which took ages to heat properly and even longer to cook anything! We found this very frustrating!
The staff at Villa Curic were very friendly and willing to help out with any queries, especially with regards to local places to visit and help with checking flight status for the return journey. The guy on the reception even loaned us an umbrella one night when we went out for a walk.
I was also very impressed that they have a toilet and shower for guests to use after the check out time of 11am. This shower area was very well stocked with shower gel, deodorants,etc for guests to take advantage of. We used the proprietors taxi service to and from the airport, which is cheaper than a regular taxi.
If you are planning to stay here I would however stress that you should try to request an apartment/room which is away from the reception area. Ours was just down the hallway from reception and we found this location to be very noisy, particularly early in the morning when new guests arrived. Their voices carried easily and we were woken several times by inconsiderate people talking loudly outside the rooms. We also found that the staff could be equally inconsiderate as their voices and their reception TV seemed to be maximum volume. The telephone could also be heard.
The only other negative point was that each mid- morning whilst we sat on the terrace we would get water dropped on us by somebody (presumably the cleaner) cleaning the balconies above.
Overall this was a pleasant stay.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Curic Hotel Dubrovnik
- Curic Hotel Dubrovnik