These folks turned our trip from disaster to wonderful twice. We arrived late evening in Split but our baggage did not. Mlden the owner greeted us when we arrived, and was up early finding us at their amazing breakfast the next morning, with a smile, and eager to intervene for us to help us get our bags from the airline. He made no less than 50 attempts at the phone number provided, and when he finally did get through, he was successful at getting the airline to find our luggage, and then deliver it to the Ark Apartments. There is no substitute for having an advocate who speaks the native language in a circumstance like that. We had our bags on day 2, otherwise we would have been high and dry without clothes etc.
Their facility is air conditioned, clean, well appointed, and our view of the sea was breath taking. Our room had a kitchen that included a refrigerator, cook top, oven, and dishwasher. The rooms were spotless, and clean linens and beach towels were abundant. The breakfast that was provided by our hosts was lavish, with an endless array of baked goods, fruits, meats, sausages, eggs and juices. Their coffee was to die for. We enjoyed the pool and the numerous very comfortable lounges, tables and umbrella like coverings. The pool was sparkling and warm. The easy walk down to one of the best beaches in Split was 85 steps from the gate leading off the swimming pool. The general area of the facility is well placed and easy waking distance to numerous restaurants from one star to five star, a marina and boating if you so choose to enjoy it.
Where the entire family really excelled was in their kindness and attention that gave to us. Unfortunately, my wife and I both contracted covid from spending too much time in the congested tourist areas of Split. As a result, it was necessary to extend our stay and quarantine in our room. We were so incredibly well taken care of by our hosts. They did shopping for us, and were there for our slightest needs. Always eager to help and always with a smile and kindness that we will never forget. We were delivered to our door a generous breakfast every single morning, with a second coffee delivery too. Our host connected us with a local restaurant, with an excellent menu, and saw to it that we had deliveries for lunch and dinner. My wife and I joked that we were quarantining In what felt like a luxury Rivera hotel.
My wife and I will never be able to thank Mladen and his family enough for the care, concern, help and kindnesses that they gave to us. We were 5000 miles from home and sick with Covid. You can’t imagine the fear and trepidation we felt when we found ourt we were Covid positive. These people stepped up and treated us like we were part of their family. They took the fear and stress away from us.
Trust me when I say, you will not find a better set of hosts, nor a place to vacation that exceeds what we experienced. We were treated like family, and they will treat you the same way.