We had a wonderful week at the Paradis Apartment with our 3 kids (ages 9, 7, 7). Already dreaming about our next visit someday! We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (one kid slept on the comfortable couch), with a small kitchen and bathroom, living room, and enormous private terrace overlooking the water and islands. The kitchen has all the basic cooking and eating utensils, fridge, stove, and coffee pot. The bathroom has a shower and washing machine. We were surprised that no toiletries (besides hand soap and dish soap) were provided, so we picked some up at the grocery store. We spent much of our time on the amazing terrace, eating meals, playing card games, watching the gorgeous sunset. After reading other reviews we rented a car and it was a good plan - we bought groceries from a store 10 mins away and went into Dubrovnik several times. But make it a compact car: the narrow and winding street to reach the hotel is the width of an alley, with cars parked on both sides. Our kids were happiest just hanging out at the public beach that’s a short walk down the road: they spent hours swimming and snorkeling, looking at colorful pebbles, spotting fish, taking breaks for gelato. It’s a great spot for kids - shallow, no real waves, lots of other kids, rocks to climb and pebbles to pick up, little fish to see. Bring water shoes for everyone, mats (seagrass or yoga style), and beach towels - the hotel only provides bath towels. We took a boat tour of the Elephanti Islands, which Jierko arranged for us - main perq is that it picks up right from the beach area. Jierko and Maria were very warm and helpful and made us feel welcome. A few suggestions to get a top rating: daily housekeeping (it seemed to be every 2-3 days), bigger and softer bath towels (they’re like hand towels made of sand paper), and basic toiletries. And they should accept credit cards! You’ll have to pay cash. But don’t hesitate to book this place - it’s a very comfortable home base, in a sweet little beach town, with million dollar views.
Nice property, very quiet and rooms clean.
We had apartment 5 which had a completely private balcony with lovely views.
You will need a car as not much about.
No kettle in room and is somewhat basic to say the least but it was ok. Two single beds pushed together isn’t my idea of a double bed but there we are.
My only complaint and it is a major complaint was concerning the owner. We paid by card before we arrived with the booking company who we’ve used many many times before, we left the accommodation with keys in the door as we usually do. Got a phone call (7 actually) whilst driving to airport. When I looked at my phone they were all from the owner. I called him back immediately believing I had left something behind, only to be told that he wants cash for our stay!! Given the language barrier I asked a police officer at the airport to call him and explain that our flight was that evening and if he wanted cash he’d have to come to the airport. He refused and asked us to leave it with “Tatiana” who was working for Croatian Airlines!! I asked the police officer to witness the “transaction” and I assume he got his money but what a thoroughly unacceptable arrangement!!
Lovely modern room. Extremely clean - cleaned every day with fresh towels and bedding. Fantastic owner who was very kind and helpful. Beautiful views from room and pool. Pool small but very nice. Lovely breakfast. About a ten min drive from Dubrovnik centre but the location of this hotel is great - very scenic and peaceful with a few very good and reasonably priced restaurants nearby. We stayed here about 3 years ago now but just updating my reviews and wanted to highly recommend as we really enjoyed our stay! X
The room was very confortable and clean. The view from the balcony was amazing. Each room has its own bathroom and fridge and the kitchen and living room are shared. The apartment is a little bit far away from the old town, but Jerko, the owner, was available to take us there and pick us up (for a fee). We had a very pleasant stayed in this place. Highly recommended!
We stayed 3 nights in this apartment. The room was nice and the house is beautiful, so no complaints whatsoever. However it's located in Stikovice and not Dubrovnik! If you have a car, it would be ideal but with public transport it's a nightmare since the bus runs hourly and you have to wait for it in a vague bus stop along a busy road, without any signs whatsoever. And on Sundays it even runs less frequently. Jerko (the owner) is very friendly and helpful, he will bring you everywhere you wanted to go. But nothing is free of course. So if you add up all the costs you pay for the transport (70kuna to supermarket, 100 to bus/ferry station or city centre, 300 to airport) then you might consider hiring yourself a car or get you an apartment nearby the city.