We really enjoyed our week at Villa Zibi.
Booking direct was easy and Alenka [owner] was very prompt with her responses to our queries.
The appartments and the whole complex were very clean and the staff - especially Kat - could not have been more friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.
The breakfast was basic but the quality good, with juices, fruit, cereals and a selection of local cheeses and cold meats. All the residents mixed at breakfast, exchanging notes, and offering suggestions as to places to visit and restaurants to dine at.
There is a swimming pool on the roof of the first block, which is small, but serves the purpose, especially as it is used infrequently by the guests. We used it at the end of the day to unwind, and we normally had it to ourselves.
There was a bit of an issue when we arrived, as our appartment was undergoing repairs following some sort of leak in the bathroom. It wasn't ready until the 3rd day and we spent two nights in different appartments. Not great, but these things happen. When we eventually got the key to our appointed room, we were very pleased, as it was roomy with a modern bathroom and kitchen area. There was also a nice balcony.
The villa is situated on the outskirts of the town, about a 10 minute walk from the tourist 'strip', with all its restaurants, bars and ice-cream parlours. We took the first road to the left as you headed into town, as this led to the old town, which was much more like the Croatia I had known from previous visits. We especially enjoyed the cafe in the square, and it seemed like a world apart from the hussle and bussle down the road.
There is a very large campsite situated at the far end of town, and this was busy, but if you walked far enough around, you were able to find a quiet spot to sunbathe, although the shoreline was rocky apart from a sandy beach near to the entrance to the campsite. This, unsurprisingly was very busy.
We hired bikes at very competitive rates and enjoyed a memorable boat trip on the good ship 'Sandra'. The on-board meal was excellent and there were plenty of stops for swimming and sun bathing. The trip can be booked down by the waterfront opposite the harbour restaurants.
The quality of food during our stay was generally high and we enjoyed some excellent seafood at very reasonable prices. Once again, we found the restaurants leading up to the old town to offer better food in a more traditional setting.
I must also point out that the appartments were very quiet, so if it is relaxation you are after, then you won't be disappointed.
One nice touch from the owners. It was a belated honeymoon for us, and Kat lit up the swimming pool area with candles and very kindly left a bottle of wine and some nibbles on the house.We went up once it was dark and the whole thing looked really lovely. A very nice touch.
Our taxi fare from the airport was high [200 kunas], but we used Taxi Medulin [+385 99 800 1958] on the way back and it cost around 120 Kunas. Nice bloke and well worth booking in advance.
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