Travel Blogs from Cavtat
... it was fine. It took an hour n 15 minutes to get back to Dubrovnik. Once back in port, our Captain met us aboard and served drinks all around, as a farewell, & took a group photo of us all. A GREAT day on a trip we didn't plan ahead of time that was a last-minute fantastic choice! We returned to our hotel for a quick rest n then back into the walled city. We were supposed to meet up at d'Vino (recommended by Billy) with Mary & Stephanie but, sadly, never found each ...
... road that winds itself back and forth across from one end to the other. You see the big sheltered bays on one side and the steep wooded gorges on the other. Dotted here and there are small villages of very old homes and equally old olive groves and vineyards. We arrived at the national park to a grumpy old lady barking out directions and promptly paid the 100 kuna each for entry and moved on. At this point we found out we could have left the car on ...
... view had not been as breathtaking as it was, I don't know that I would have been quite as appreciative of the experience. As it is, I told Bill that before we camp again, I'll have a tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag.
Since we had no way to make breakfast and no reason to hang around after sunrise, we "broke camp" and left. We drove to Opuzen, had coffee, and then took off for Mostar.
... with survivors, and I sat, rapt, listening to one for about 45 minutes.
On Monday we drove to Mostar, a beautiful town with a very old center constructed of stone. The town is most famous for its bridge over the Neretva river, which was sadly destroyed during the wars in the 90s. I say wars, plural, because apparently the Croat and Muslim population of the ...
... I got my first glimpse of wildlife for the tour... in suburban Dubrovnik, who would have thought, a baby hedgehog, and it was ever so cute.
A late afternoon cable car ride up to Mount Srdj completed our sightseeing perfectly. With clear skies we could drink in the views along the Dalmatian Coast, over Dubrovnik and behind us to the massive Dinaric Alps. It was a scenic smorgasbord and with 360 degree views offering the most stunning of panoramas.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Castelletto Cavtat
Visited Cavtat in June 2006. satayed at Hotel castelletto - which was excellent apart from annoying building work in adjacent property. Should all be done by now though. Cavtat is a small town south of Dubrovnik with limited shops, plenty of restaurants but they all serve Croatian menus - there are no alternatives apart from Pizza places. Restaurants fair but not outstanding and not cheap.Best food we had was at Castelletto they put on 2 BBQ's which were excellent. Cavtat good base to explore. Bus to Dubrovnilk cheap and takes 25 mins, boat dearer but very relaxing takes 45 mins. A couple of good tourist sites in Cavtat but need to go further away for touristy spots. Cavtat is nice and quiet ( No Mc D's in sight!).
The six of us stayed at the Caselletto at the beginning of May. What a super week! My husband and I had room 33 and it is "the" best. If you cannot get this room get rooms31 or 32. Both have sea views
The lovely Castelletto
Just spent a week at The Castelletto.What a brilliant place.Rooms lovely,fantastic view over the bay,and such value for money.
Roger and Lesley are great .They're so friendly and will look after you brilliantly.All the staff are superb - efficient ,friendly and helpful.
I'll certainly be going back and would recommend it to anyone.
Superb staff ...what a lovely hotel!
My husband and I stayed at Casteletto in April 2006 for three nights. Lesley, her husband and her reception staff were so friendly and chatty and made us feel welcome without overpowering us. The bedroom was furnished to a very high standrd and anything we asked for was promptly delivered to our door... suhc as iron, ironing board and phone charger. having stayed in the Dubrovnik PLAce in the days beofre reaching Cavtat I would have no hestiation is saying that Castelletto was cosier, friendier and far better value.
Great place to stay
I stayed with my wife and 11yr old son at the Castelletto during late October 2005. It was very quiet at the hotel but the service from all the staff could not be faulted. The hotel is very nicely furnished to an extremely high quality. We stayed in a family room which was large and airy. Breakfast was of a very high standard and again the service from staff was excellent. The hotel is tucked out of the way and it is quite a steep walk down and back up the hill, but only about 5 minutes to Cavtat centre. I would not recommend it for elderly or infirm, but there is a regular bus service stopping close to the hotel.
I was extremely impressed overall and would definately stay there again. Cavtat is beutiful and not to be missed. Thank you all at Castelletto.
We went to Croatia for the first time, and booked in room 33, at Castelletto, from home. That was an excellent choice! Roger and Lesley, the owners of Castelletto were very friendly. We almost felt they were one in the family, and the rest of the staff was great too!
We stayed at the Castelletto in early June 2005 and agree with the review
My husband and I stayed in hotel Castelletto for 9 days in June. I would like to agree with the last reviewer. We too loved Castelletto and found Leslie and Roger so very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and enjoyed many wee chats in their tiny bar. We were even able to have breakfast watching the Lions games with a New Zealander live!
Cavtat really has everything. Beautiful scenery, lovely weather and just the right level of tourism while still remaining unspoiled.
We will be back!!
I stayed in the Hotel Castelletto with my parents for 6 days in June 2005. The hotel sits on the hill above the town of Cavtat, which has a harbour area with small shops dotted around the old stone and marble streets. It's like a mini Dubrovnik and has all the charm and qualities of a typical Adriatic coastal town. You can stroll down the hill to the town in less than 5 minutes and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and ages. You can walk round the two main peninsulas that have sunbathing areas and plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. The water is crystal clear and definitely warm enough for a swim. The hotel is a lovely place, recently refurbished to a very high standard and with tasteful pine furniture, natural fabrics, wicker, plants and white washed walls. You can have breakfast in the sun garden or inside if the sunlight is too much for that time of the morning! The hotel rooms are huge, clean, comfortable and bright: we had the best in the house - Room 33, which has a full length balcony with stunning views over the Cavtat bay to Dubrovnik which can be conveniently and quickly reached either by boat from Cavtat harbour or bus that stops 50 yards from the hotel front door. I would definitely recommend going to Dubrovnik by boat: it's a wonderful way to approach the old city and the boats are fast and frequent. Castelletto is run by Lesley and Roger and their family are always popping in and out, which gives the place a fabulous homely feel without the awkwardness that is sometimes associated with staying in someone's house! They are a delightful bunch: nothing is too much trouble and you can come and go as you please, which just adds to the relaxing nature of your stay. The first night we arrived, they held one of their now famous 'Lamb Under the Bell' meal gatherings where a traditional wood burning BBQ method is used to cook magnificently succulent lamb that is enjoyed by all the guests and is a fabulous opportunity to meet and greet your fellow holiday makers and meet the family. You can learn hints and tips from those that have already 'been there and done it', pick up restaurant recommendations for dinner and generally chat and make friends. I would heartily recommend staying at the Castelletto but I almost didn't write this review because it's the kind of place that is so wonderful that you want to keep it as your own secret to make sure there is a room free for your next trip!!! They will be fully booked for months in advance so definitely get in early to make sure your holiday is blessed by Hotel Castelletto the same way as ours was!
I spent five days at Hotel Castaelletto in Cavtat in September and thoroughly enjoyed it. The place has been recently refurbished by two Brits, but they have a really international clientele and the atmosphere is marvellous. Above all its great value for money compared with some of the others places I experienced in Croatia. And Cavtat itself is a real gem - many of the pleasures of Dubrovnik (which is only a few miles away) without the crowds.