Our dear friends, the lovely Blansa and Zelko who run Boutique Hotel Villa Andrea got in touch this week to let us know about an exciting new offer they have. As well as their fabulous restaurant, Olive Tree, they have developed a fantastic wine tasting experience in their cellar. The experience is made up of some of the finest wines of Croatia, together with foods to specifically complement each flavour. This is a real treat and one we certainly can recommend as a memorable part of any Croatia holiday. Croatian wine is one of the best kept secrets – they keep it all for themselves and exports are minimal.
We’ve had some lovely feedback about one of our best kept secrets this week as well. The beautifula Hotel Saudade, in unspoilt Gradac, which is about equidistant between Split and Dubrovnik. This is the first year we have featured this hotel which we discovered last October when contracting for holidays in Croatia. It’s just lovely and it seems to be the staff which help to make it. Service and quality are the bywords here as this genuine testimonial, just received, bears out
Ref: Hotel Saudade – one word – fabulous. The hotel itself is obviously new and extremely comfortable but that is dwarfed by the staff. Whilst the hotel is good, very good, the staff are without comparison. We were collected efficiently, welcomed like long lost relatives and made to feel the most important people in Gradac. One half of us does not want to let anyone else know about the hotel and keep it to ourselves and the other half wants to spread their worth far and wide. We would recommend this hotel and the staff without reservation.
May we also make especial mention of your good self please Alison. Having been generous about the hotel staff we would be delighted to express our gratitude for all your efforts to make this a memorable holiday which it certainly was – thank you.
Another of our unspoilt gems has recently opened an elevator from road level to reception. When we first visited we had to climb up close to 200 steps ! So whilst it made for some stunning views, it was pretty hard work. This hotel Villa Dvor appeals to those who like an outdoor-sy sort of holiday – walking, trekking, cycling and kayaking and canoeing are all readily available here. Omis which is the nearest town has a great marina and plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. We think it has a real feel of an old French town with shady lime trees. Its also a great place for a two centre holiday – spend the first part here, being energetic and then move on for week 2 for some R&R – why not Hotel Saudade as above?