We booked an apartment for 5 people at Villa Cavtat by the end of August 2005 for a week. The booking was made throught internet based on description and pictures provided by the house's web page.
They offered a transfer from and to Dubrovnik airport as well.
We arrived to Dubrovnik airport in early evening. The transfer was made by the owner (tried to spoke only a few words in foreign languages)in a really old and run down medium sized car - for 5 people and a lot of luggage! Luggages were hanging out from car's boot during the 8 km long way to the apartments and we were squeezed together in the car!
After having arrived to the house the owner showed us our aparment (3 rooms and 2 bathrooms). It was really terrible! The only positive thing was the magnificent view from the terraces over the sea, town of Cavtat and Dubrovnik.
But much more drawbacks were there:
- The apartment was on the rooftop - and extremely hot. As advertised it was airconditioned, but in practice only the narrow hall has aircon, the 3 rooms and the kitchen/living room was really hot, while the hall was frozen cold!
- In addition to this the furniture and decoration was really worn and run down. And the rooms and bathrooms were really dirty!!!!!!!
- And the rooftop is very low: a normal sized man could not stand tall neither in the bathroom, neither in the bedrooms!
When we noticed these deficiencies, the owner felt to be offended and emphasized, that this is the best apartment in the coastline and never had any guest complaining about quality of the accomdoation (and added as well: we will not find other rooms in the high season).
It was too late to move to an other hotel or apartment(not having a car), but next morning we found a really good apartment only a two houses away from Villa Cavtat (that was Red Coral Apartment - a newly built, nicely decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean apartment house).
The owners in Villa Cavtat were very rude by our leaving, and they made us to pay extra money for the airport transfer and staying only one night as well! They totally ignored our complaints.
All in all we spent in the Red Coral Aparment House wonderful 7 days. Cavtat is the most wonderful place in the Dubrovnik riviera, but our whole holiday would have been spoiled if we stayed at Villa Cavtat.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Cavtat Hotel Cavtat
- Cavtat Villa