A great location and group of apartments but best of all was the host Duro and the way he made everyone feel relaxed. A special place. The location is in the old town and about 100m away from main harbour area and close to some great swimming spots.
When I first arrived at Apartment Kralj was so amazed by the welcome we received from our host Duro & his son Ivo. Never did I think.I would still be returning to these fab apartments, Euro's Welcome & generally amazingly friendly Croatian people, 4 years in a row.
Kralj translates to King. The hospitality that the Kralj family (Duro, Marica and Ivo) extend, befits their name. We have just returned from a wonderful stay at these apartments. Everything has been great from our initial email to being dropped off at the airport (not that we wanted to leave). The apartments were recommended to us by a friend and they did not disappoint in any way. Marica dealt with all our email questions really quickly (I had quite a few, sorry Marica). The airport transfers were perfect and we were met once in Cavtat by Ivo (Duro’s son) to show us the way to the apartments (really happy as it was quite late in the evening). Traffic is not allowed to enter the harbour area in the evening. When we arrived at our apartment there were soft drinks, homemade wine, beer and an amazing platter of cheese, cold meats and bread waiting for us (we had already started to tuck I before I thought of taking a photo). On the first morning Duro (by arrangement, the family are not at all intrusive) came and gave us lots of info about Cavtat and also about things to do. Kralj Apartments are perfectly located. Near to everything you could possibly need. There are steps to the apartments at one entrance and a slope to the other entrance. Beach wise, we went to the one on the other side to the harbour (up the slope). The apartment (apt. 3) had a lovely private terrace complete with table and chairs, sun loungers and sofa, chair and table. There were also folding mattresses to go on the loungers that we took to use on the sun beds at the beach. The pool was welcome and spotless. It was not busy and on the occasions that we used it, it was like having a private pool whilst staying at a villa. I must also mention the lovely lady who does the laundry etc. Lovely fresh towels delivered to us in a basket. There are fruit trees of every type, Oh, I nearly forgot, we were also given the most delicious jars of homemade orange and kiwi preserves. They were so delicious I meant to ask Duro if I could buy some to bring home but forgot 😢. Our flight was not until the evening, I should have booked a extra night but didn’t think about it until it was too late to book an extra night. The family stored our cases for us and kindly supplied fresh towels so that we could shower at the pool. Duro did offer the use of his shower at own home, but we felt that the pool shower would be fine and it was. Duro also rang to check the taxi and our holiday ended as it began with homemade wine, soft drinks and another fabulous platter of cheese and meats. There is no doubt that we will return 💜…
Despite the poor weather we had a very enjoyable stay here. Ivo was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. We were upgraded to a bigger apartment with a seaview and nice balcony for 2 nights, free of charge. The local platter of cheese, ham and sausage delivered one morning was also a nice touch. The apartments are in an excellent location just a short stroll to the harbour and have two exits, one with a steps down and the other with none. I would highly recommend these apartments if staying in Cavtat especially if you want to be close to the main seafront.
Wonderful location, perfect room. Fantastically clean. Wonderful hosts who could not do enough for you. What a lovely family who made us feel like friends from Day 1. We cannot wait to go back and experience more of the same.