3 Nov 2013
"Fantastic hosts and accommodation - true Croatian experience"
Ivo made our Dubrovnik visit a truly amazing experience. The accommodation was perfect, pictures didn't do it justice. The balcony had an incredible view with plenty of room to sit out and take i… More
20 Sep 2013
"Ivo makes this place very special"
Ivo makes this place special - it has all the basics for a great stay anyway - spacious, clean and comfortable apartment with everything you need and with a large balcony to watch the sunsets over the… More
5 Aug 2013
"Great Apartment, Fantastic Hosts!"
If you are traveling to Dubrovnik you must stay with Ivo! By then time we got to Dubrovnik, we had our share of less than desirable apartments. Apartments Baltazar was an amazing surprise. Within a… More
24 Jun 2013
First the apartment is very clean and more than large enough for us. All furniture seems to be new and the bed was very comfortable. The view from the balcony is stunning. The house is situated on the… More
29 Dec 2012
We stayed with Ivica and Maria in the Summer and had a fantastic time. The apartment was clean and tidy and the balcony had a beautiful view over the Old Town. Ivica and Maria welcomed us onto their terrace in the evenings, offered us food and drink and were amazing hosts, we always looked forward to sitting with them and chatting over a drink. The meal they cooked in their outdoor stone oven was the best meal we had all holiday and we weren't expecting it at all.
All in all we would thoroughly recommend staying at apartment baltazar!
Thank you Ivica and Maria, love from Chris and Katie xx
9 Sep 2012
Just returned from a weeks holiday at Baltazar and had a fantastic time. Ivica and maria are perfect hosts making you feel welcome as soon as you arrive with a drink and lots of advice of places to visit and where to eat. The best meal we had was cooked by Maria and Ivica.
The apartments are spotless and have everything you need and the view is amazing. It took us about 10 minutes to walk to the old town and about 13 minutes to walk back up the steps . There are a lot of steps but they are not to bad and the view makes them worth while.
Thank You Ivo and Maria we had a fantastic holiday and will be back.
10 Aug 2012
"Top of Dubrovnik!"
If you are looking to stay in Dubrovnik then look no further than Apartments Baltazar. The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and the balcony affords wonderful views over Dubrovnik, Lapad and the breath-taking Adriatic coastline. It is an enjoyable 15 minute walk to the old town and if you don't fancy the climb back then the old faithful no. 3 bus (from Pile Gate) will drop you off right opposite the apartment.
This beautiful apartment and excellent location make it a marvellous holiday spot however it was the hosts Ivo and Marija (and their two lovely daughters) who made this holiday very special for us. From the moment that he picked us up from the airport Ivo made us feel part of the family and the local community. The whole family were true hosts and exceptionally generous with their time, advice and hospitality. Ivo instantly became our local tour guide and with the benefit of his local knowledge we had a wonderful and varied itinerary which gave us a true Croatian experience beyond the old city. He was also happy to arrange numerous things to make our stay more pleasant and less stressful including: collecting our bus tickets to Makarska (and dropping us off at the bus station) and booking (and providing free transport to) a lovely restaurant (Komarda) overlooking Dubrovnik Harbour. Also our favourite meal in Croatia was the one provided by Ivo and Marija which was cooked in the traditional way and was the most delicious seafood we have ever tasted.
You couldn't help but notice that everyone who stays at Apartments Baltazar (and even neighbouring apartments) is made to feel very welcome so much so that you can't pass Ivo's terrace without being invited in for a drink and a chat and, if you fancy a game a football, then you are also likely to be invited to take part in Ivo's regular 5-a-side matches. Ivo's mantra, “mi casa es su casa”, is heart-felt and sums up the appeal of this apartment. As you can tell we loved our 8 days at Apartments Baltazar, and only wish we could have stayed longer. but, as we promised our hosts, we will be back!
5 Aug 2012
"Dubrovniks hidden secret"
We were met by stunning views of the sea and Old Town and it only got better from there. On our arrival we were welcomed by Ivica the owner who immediately made us feel at home by inviting us to his s… More
29 Jul 2012
"Incredible Stay! Fantastic!"
Staying with Apartments Baltazar was absolutely fantastic!! Ivica was an incredible host from start to finish & we really couldn't have asked for more!
We arrived late in Dubrovnik to find a full meal & beers waiting for us, as well as a fantastic introduction to Dubrovnik with sights, restaurants, beaches & excursions recommended. We stayed in a neighbouring apartment, as Ivica's were fully booked, which was lovely. Very spacious for the price paid, clean, good shower, good cooking space, balcony with amazing views over Dubrovnik - Perfect! It was also lovely to still feel include in the 'Baltazar Family' vibe with beers on Ivica's terrace every night. The location is good - a 10/15 walk to the old town. Beware the steps coming back up! We arrived by car so are not sure how far the bus station is.
Dubrovnik is a lovely place to visit; rich in culture & history and beautiful. Take Ivica's advice on restaurants as there are an overwhelming number to chose from in the Old Town, and we never got a bad meal. The end of our stay coincided with the opening night of the Dubrovik Summer Festival, where Ivica invited us to eat out & watch the fireworks with his family. A wonderful finish.
We would highly recommend Apartment Baltazar to anyone visiting Dubrovnik - not only are they great value for money, but you cannot put a price on great local knowledge and unfaulting hospitality!
19 Jul 2012
"Felt like a home away from home - with lovely neighbours!"
As Ivos apartments were extremely popular he was fully booked. However, he recommended his neighbours' Nico's apartment to us, which we thought was superb. The apartment was clean, spacious and had all the basic amenities you need for your self catering needs. It has easy access, to the old town, the beach, plus the added view from being at the top, you really can't go wrong!
We went at one of the hottest seasons so we spent a lot of time in the apartment waiting for it to cool down a bit before exploring the sight so the beautiful view from the balcony and the powerful air-con was most welcome :-)
We went down and had our free traditional meal with Nico and his family and it was just so nice, I've never felt so welcome, and the food was delicious.
I'd say the only problem we had was we couldn't stay longer, and I couldn't take Nico's family dog fifi home!!