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7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Podstrana, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia

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msnuzsurf...
Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Stunning views of the Adriatic and warm Croatian hospitality”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We spent a week in beautiful Podstrana/Split. Had decided not to stay in a hotel but instead an apartment as it would be more like home. Silviro replied promptly and was very friendly. Unfortunately none of the apartments were available for the week so we took Villa Lucia for 3 nights and stayed elsewhere for the remaining 4 nights. Silvio picked us up at the airport right on time. He spoke enthusiastically about his country and Podstrana/Spilt. We emerged from Split on the stretch of road overlooking the Adriatic-absolutely beautiful! We then ascended the steep hill to the villas. Silvio has a beautiful home and family. He showed us around the grounds- the swimming pool, the relaxation area and the recreation area. We then went up to our penthouse-a bright, airy and spacious apartment. But what sets this apart is the stunning view from the large falconry where we had our meals and sipped wine in the evenings. We had unparalleled views of the islands, the bay with Split across the water, and the surrounding mountains. It was a15min walk to beautiful pebbled beaches and supermarkets. It was a tough walk up the steep hill back but we passed gardens full of grape vines heavy with fruit, fig and olive trees and swaying palms. Split is only 30mins by bus that runs every 30min. It is a lovely city with stunning architecture. Lots of restaurants and bars. Silvio was always on hand to give advice or suggestions and was kind enough to help us move to our next apartment. He provided very reasonable transport to the airport when we were leaving at 4.30 in the morning in a terrible thunderstorm. Silvio, thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful home and your lively country! We hope to return there soon!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The balconey and the views from it
Liked least: The attic ceiling in the bathroom - very low
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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zolakt
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed in the second apartment for 8 nights and enjoyed every minute. Silvio and his family are so welcoming and even cooked for us one night, a meal we all agreed was our favourite of the whole trip. The apartment is extremely clean and has every cooking utensil and appliance needed including a blender. The view is spectacular which makes the hill walk worthwhile. We made hood use out of the pool, ping pong and basketball and even thr tv on one day when we had some rain.
Silvio even drove us to split as we were staying in the centre for our last night and helped find our new host. He also knows the area inside out.
I would recommend villa maria to anyone who wamts an easy, restful and luxury self catering holiday. Its a home away from home with the bonus of sunshine and no work.

Date of stay: September 2013
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bienensch...
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“A wonderful location where you feel immediately at home”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Besides the excellent equiped rooms, the nice pool and garden and a fantastic view from the balcony, we had been very warmly welcomed by Silvio and his family. We got a lot of tips where to go to find the best bay for swimming and snorcling and places to visit.
We enjoyed very much to be almost part of the family, especially the evenings chatting with Maria.
All in all it is a fantastic vacation location that we can only highly recommend.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The view and the family!
Liked least: A coffee machine would have been appreciated
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NikkiLake...
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“Amazing accommodation ideal for large groups - lovely owner”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

9 of us stayed here for 3 nights 15-17th September for a friends hen do, accommodating the large apartment on the first floor and the penthouse at the top. The free airport transfer that was arranged for us was great and once we arrived we were greeted by Silvio and his wife. Silvio is such a lovely guy, he took some of us on a tour of the local area then to the supermarket in his car so we didn't have to cart back shopping back up the hill. So thoughtful seeing as we weren't expecting this.

Rooms are super clean and very spacious as is the rest of the apartment. Silvio really goes the extra mile providing guests with a large fruit bowl not forgetting a bottle of chilled coke and water for arrival.

Pool area was lovely although sometimes if you don't accommodate all 3 apartments you may need to share it with the other guests. Loved the sunbathing terrace along with the trampoline and ping pong table!

Would recommend this apartment to everyone, it's about a 10 min walk to the beach, 10 min drive by cab to the town of Split. The town is very pretty with some lovely restaurants and bars too.

Silvio and his family need a 10 out of 10 for Villa Maria its a great place to holiday!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The apartment itself has the wow factor.
Liked least: everything was perfect!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cindy H
Diepenbeek, Limburg, Belgium
1 review
“Subliem”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

First of all u want to say that Silvio and his wife (and also the rest of the family) are very nice and friendly people. If they can help you with anything they really do, and they give you very good advice about the town. Nothing is to much for them.
The appartment is very luxery, you have everthing you need and a magnificent view.
We enjoyed it very much and we will go back to that place if we go again to Split.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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