We're just back from an 8 night stay at Villa BUTIGAN, as a family of 5 (myself & my husband, two kids ages 15 & 11 and my mother). What an absolutely brilliant holiday it was, too. The Villa is perfect and in the best location, in my opinion. The rooms are all spacious and comfortable, the air-conditioning a god send (it never dropped below 28 during the nights we were there!), the terrace and views are incredible and provide the perfect place for relaxing afternoons/evenings, sitting with a bottle of wine, watching the boats go about the harbour! Maria was a wonderful host - so warm and friendly, even gifting us with things like home-made strudel (delicious) or fresh figs when we saw her in the mornings! Always on hand and asking if everything was ok but also giving complete privacy during our stay - thank you so much, Maria!
The Villa is a 30 second walk to the bus stop, which provides a great half-hourly service to all the main stops, with the Old Town being the last stop. It is a flat rate of 15 Kuna per person with kids under 12 being free. There was so much to do in the area that I could've stayed another week but I will review each attraction separately. The Konzum Supermarket is a 5 minute drive and we found everything we needed to stock the Villa during our stay. We enjoyed walking (down the very steep hill!) to the Port area of Gruz in the evenings, where we enjoyed nice meals, and from there, it was very easy to get the no 3 bus back to the Villa, which is the last stop on the route. All in all, a fantastic family holiday location in a beautiful apartment with the most accommodating, lovely family as our hosts. Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day! x
Great view over the new port where we spent many hours relaxing and watching the activity in the port. A No. 3 bus at the end of the road took us straight to the Old Town in about 20 mins to half an hour, depending on the traffic.
Mario, from the villa collected us fat the airport and gave us an interesting commentary on the way from the airport and lots of information when we arrived at the villa where we were welcomed by Maria. Lovely people and nothing was too much trouble during our stay.
The villa itself was beautifully clean and spacious with fabulous views from the covered terrace. The rooms were a very good size and having the 3 bathrooms was a major bonus.. Nice kitchen, reasonably well equipped.
From the villa we could walk down to the supermarket and main bus terminal but there were quite a few steps to come back up. We usually caught the bus or the occasional cab.
We would not hesitate in recommending Villia Butigan to anybody staying in Dubrovnik.
Villa Butigan is a comfortable villa in a great location with great views around the area. The owners were very helpful providing us with all the information we needed but giving us enough space for a private holiday. Being within walking distance of the bus stop allowed us to travel the area without restriction even though we didnt have a car. Overall it provided a base for an excellent holiday, with an added health benifit of climbing many steps to an from the supermarket.
We just got back from a brilliant week at Villa Butigan, and found it the perfect place to explore this amazing city. 100% recommended!
The apartment was spacious enough for nine of us (two families with grown-up kids) in comfort, and well-equipped with basics such as kitchen equipment, towels etc. There are three separate bedrooms (set up for us as two doubles and a twin) as well as a large room which sleeps four. This room provides access to the kitchen, but we didn't find that to be an issue. All but one of the rooms have AC, and the other has a fan. The kitchen, four-bed room and one of the doubles have doors onto a balcony with a dining table and an INCREDIBLE view (seriously: the pictures do not do it justice).
As mentioned above, Villa Butigan comes with a view - which makes the short distance from the main tourist spots completely worthwhile. Just below the property is a bus stop (Nuncjata) with regular No. 3 buses to the Old City via the harbour below, with its easy access to supermarkets and shops.
Finally, I have to mention the lovely hosts, who were able to strike a good balance between privacy and attention - from providing an airport pickup at a reasonable rate, to a warm welcome with refreshing drinks and a map of the city, to making sure that bins were emptied and towels changed whilst we were out.
A very enjoyable stay in Dubrovnik - thank you from all of us!