Completely Croatia Reviews
I wanted to give feedback about how marvellous our holiday in Croatia turned out to be !
we thoroughly enjoyed our first week in Split- Filipa was a great hostess and her guides gave us a great introduction to Croatian life- and we loved the itinery and wine tasting! Filipa’s little gifts were particularly appreciated and made us feel special and the fact that she booked us tickets for the opera at the Peristil just confirmed her commitment to giving us the best possible holiday.
the 2nd week at Hotel Bozica was as relaxing as you promised- everything worked to plan and we were able to relax! The service at the hotel was excellent and again nothing was too much trouble!
our only feedback about possible improvements is the suggestion that the hotel inform new guests if Sudhoran was expecting yacht flotilla overnight
visitors- on the 2 nights this occurred, the restaurants in the village were very overcrowded and in reality the only option at that time was to eat at the hotel.
thank you for the wine and links to wine suppliers you provided- this was an added treat for our return home!
If we choose to take a holiday again in Croatia, we will certainly use Completely Croatia as we consider that your agency provided us with a great holiday.
I just wanted to send a short note to thank you very much for the excellent service Completely Travel offered us on our recent, memorable holiday to Croatia. Everything ran like clockwork and we were very pleased with the entire package. You made it an incredibly easy trip for us and everyone was highly accommodating. We will definitely book with you again as considering a Split visit in 2018.
Firstly, I want to thank you so much for arranging our trip. We had a wonderful time. And thanks for requesting gluten-free food for Michael. This was provided at breakfast in all three hotels, and Michael had no real problems in eating out.
Thanks also for sending us the refund for the Salona Palace. We spoke with the hotel manager when we were there, who tells me that she has worked with you for years (and she was very complimentary about you). I’m not sure whether she told you, but the hotel is used for weddings at weekends (both Saturday and Sunday nights we were there). We were unable to sleep until 5 am because of the noise, so she kindly offered us a partial refund for the disturbed night. And she also agreed to move our rooms for the last night.
As your company offers such a ‘personal’ touch to clients, and you have relationships with all the hotels, I thought you might be interested in some feedback. This is in no way meant to be ‘complaints’, rather some constructive comments which you may feel appropriate to pass on to your hotels.
1. Lero. This was the right choice for us as we were sightseeing every day. Hotel was in a great location and, had it not been so very hot all day and night, we would have walked into the old town and back (we used the bus). Staff were generally very helpful and friendly (especially reception). The hotel does have some housekeeping issues. For example, one of the bathrobes in one room when we arrived had a dirty mark. On another occasion, there were threadbare, thin towels with holes in one of our rooms, and on another day, a pillow slip with a large hole. I would not expect this in a four star hotel. I mentioned all these to the manager at the time. All defective items were replaced. The hotel also has a problem with reserving of the limited number of sunbeds around the pool. Also, the hotel has made a strange choice in using fabric covered sunbeds, which, of course, get wet, making them unpleasant (and also unhygienic) when the beds are used by multiple guests during the day.
2. Salona Palace. The hotel is lovely inside, although I’m not sure about the location, which doesn’t look great, although its proximity to the Roman ruins immediately next door was useful as we had intended to spend time there anyway. The bus runs only every half hour, so we used the car to drive into Split. The hotel has some ‘teething problems’ with the restaurant/breakfast and is let down by the staff who appear to need training. The restaurant staff were surly and rude, and the one evening meal we had was not that great. There were staff in the breakfast area, but they didn’t seem to know what to do. The cooked food was in metal trays without heaters beneath, which meant that even at 7 am when breakfast started, the food was completely cold. We mentioned this to the manager. There are similar comments on TripAdvisor from other guests. If you are booking guests into the hotel, you may wish to ask for rooms away from the function room. On a positive note, the restaurant menu is clearly marked with items which are dairy and gluten free.
3. Eden. I know that you don’t routinely use this hotel, but it was just what we needed. Yes, it is very large, but somehow it doesn’t feel large, and the gardens/pool area (shared with Lone hotel) were not noisy. The hotel has just been refurbished and was very smart. The whole operation is very efficient and slick. The breakfast buffet was brilliant, and we had the evening buffet a couple of times which was very good, and many of the dishes were gluten-free and labelled as such, which was very good for Michael. They also offered him gluten free cereal and biscuits every day. The staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful, especially in the restaurant (helping Michael with checking that items were GF, for example). My only issue was that despite you requesting rooms on a low floor, we were allocated rooms (near to each other but not adjacent) on the 4th floor and about as far away from the stairs/lifts as could be. This was not very helpful as I think I mentioned to you that I am recovering from a serious knee fracture. As the hotel was full, they weren’t able to offer us other rooms, although they did offer to move us when rooms became available but we decided not to move having unpacked.
By the way, you might like to have a look at the restaurant “Aqua 2” next time you are in Rovinj – we had two excellent meals there.
4. The car hire, Oryx, was very good, contrary to some trip-advisor reviews. Staff were efficient and friendly; the car was brilliant – almost new, clean and in excellent condition, and they upgraded us to a Passat automatic, which was very comfortable. We had a small problem after a couple of days when the tyre pressure warning light came on even though the tyre pressures were OK. David phoned Oryx quite late in the evening for advice and the chap at the end of the phone was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Thanks again Alison for all your help with putting our trip together. We will certainly come back to you in the future if we are visiting Croatia again, and I will pass on your details to friends/relatives who are interested.
Anne and David
We arrived back late last night after an absolutely brilliant holiday.
I wanted to email you to thank you for organising it.
The hotels were brilliant and all of them where in an excellent location. We particularly loved Villa Nora in Hvar. The manager there, Natalia, was fantastic and a font of local information.
The transfers were faultless and it all went as smoothly as possible.
The whole trip has opened our eyes to the beauty of Croatia and I’m sure we will be in touch with you again.
Once again, many thanks – you couldn’t have done it better!
Just a quick note to thank you for organising or holiday for our 30th Wedding Anniversary to Dubrovnik and Scipan. As you will see below you promised we would love it…and how right you were.
What a wonderful country(from what we saw) and what friendly and accommodating people. We had a fabulous holiday and everything worked like clockwork. Thank you so much…and we will definitely be going again and so will be in touch.
Good afternoon Kevin,
Would just like to let you know that our Croatian Boat trip was absolutely fabulous. Met lovely multi national people, the boat and crew excellent and the places visited wonderful.
We had a simply wonderful time on Lopud. Croatia is beautiful. My son his wife and 1 year old daughter are looking for a holiday for 1 week from 5th August . Can you recommend anywhere. If there is any availability in the Lopud Villa Vilina apartments that would be perfect but i guess it’s a bit of a long shot.
Please let me know if you can offer them anything Many thanks Jill
Just to thank you for arranging a very enjoyable holiday. Just what we wanted and all arrangements worked perfectly.
Thank you very much for organising our holiday! Having returned from Croatia yesterday I thought it might be prudent to send feedback while still fresh in my memory.
We had a fabulous time, particularly enjoying the hotel Bozica and the island of Sipan (and each of the local restaurants, multiple times!). All the transfers were on time, friendly and well managed. If we travel to those parts of Croatia again we would be inclined to visit Bozica and the island again.
If you would like a more detailed view then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Thanks again for your assistance, it was a really enjoyable and memorable holiday. You did a great job!
Very best wishes
Good Afternoon, Alison,
Thank you very much for the refund of £9.63.
Despite the small Vis transfer issue,we were both absolutely delighted with the holiday experience you arranged for us. We both felt it was one of the best experiences we have had and we are frequent travellers- 4/5 times a year . So varied was the accommodation , so organised the various transfers, so helpful the various hotel staff with whom we came into contact ,that we felt we had been away a lot longer than two weeks. We will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you and indeed of availing ourselves of your services in the future.
This is just a quick thank you for yet another great holiday in Croatia. You and Completely Travel came up trumps again and your local agents, Elite Travel, once again did a superb job for us. We especially loved Sutivan, both the Lemongarden and also the place itself. The restaurant at the Lemongarden was a tad pretentious for our taste at dinner but we loved the Miki restaurant just few steps away. It was very authentic and the welcome we received each time we went their was joyous. Our final morning was topped off by the speedboat trip to the airport. Without doubt this was the finest journey to an airport We have ever had.
Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for organising our super holiday.
We had an amazing time and loved everything about it especially the ship we went on… the Splendid.
And it is about this that I am contacting you.
I have told all my friends about the holiday and they have asked me to pass on the details as they too want to take a look at what is on offer, however when I went onto your web site I can no longer see any reference to a holiday on this particular ship.. just the Kleopatra one… and you specifically said to me that the Splendid was the one you would recommend. And I could see why when we went on it!
I welcome your reply and then I will pass on your details to my friends
We got back from our trip to Croatia yesterday. I just wanted to say a big thank you. We had an absolutely superb time and loved both Split and Bol, and the accommodation at both.
All flights transfers and ferries were bang on time and the only very slight issue was with the Hotel in Bol where there was no record of us. Having said that we are all human , mistakes happen and the way that both the hotel and you dealt with it was excellent.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in using you again and , indeed , in recommending anyone to you.
Dear John and Kevin,
Just a quick note to say thank you for organising such a wonderful stay in Dubrovnik. We had an amazing time, lovely accommodation, and everything ran like clockwork (I have never before been on a break that was so completely stress-free and where everything happened when it should do. Brilliant organisation).
We will be using your company again…………….we absolutely fell in love with Dubrovnik – magical place.
Karen and George
I just wanted to thank you for recommending the Bozica hotel on Sipan. We had a most wonderful holiday and are complete Croatia converts now. Everything in the hotel was great, the staff were delightful, the good and drink wonderful and we loved the island, so thanks again
Just a brief message on our return to thank you for helping to put together such a lovely golden wedding trip. Beautiful rooms in beautiful hotels in beautiful locations and the bespoke speedboat trip to Viz was a wonderful way to spend such a special day.
Thank you for the wine which arrived today.
D & S Thompson
Please pass onto the whole team involved in our trip our real thanks for organising a great trip to Croatia
Dear Alison and all the Team at Completely Travel
Thank you so much, we had a really great holiday. The apartment in Split was superb, Milo the owner was a lovely man, so knowledgeable and helpful. Hotel Kompas was definitely worth that bit extra and we are very glad we upgraded.
We will definitely be visiting Croatia again, such beautiful scenery and wonderful warm people.
Kim & Ken Quarterman
I just wanted to say a really big thank you for fixing up my little jaunt to Roma!
We had a fabulous time…what a great city. Everything went so smoothly apart from our flight being delayed on leaving due to storms, so our airport transport went a bit array at the other end..but nobody’s fault, just one of those things. Nothing a bottle of Prosecco and delicious food didn’t fix!
We thought the hotel was very nice. Lovely staff. Clean, nice breakfast, comfy bed and a shower that blew any hangovers away!
I will NEVER bother to try and fix myself a holiday EVER again…. I will always ask you!
Please use any of this praise on any social media you wish, with my name, if you want.
Thanks to you and your staff.
Sorry taken so long but just wanted to say thank you once again for a fantastic relaxing holiday!
The Hotel and staff were so friendly and helpful and our room was fabulous, plus the view!! Can’t recommend the hotel enough. Transfers and flights were seamless too.
So once again thank you, looking forward to another break soon.
Ann and Tom
Just thought I would drop you a line having returned from Dubrovnik yesterday.
We had a fabulous time – sunny and 30 degrees every day, loved the trips on the water, the walled city and our day to Montenegro
The hotel was good, well positioned, clean, staff were helpful and they gave us a little birthday cake & bubbles on Mike’s birthday. It is a shame that they do not have an outdoor pool and the public beach in front of the hotel could put some people off but 9/10 overall.
We will definitely be going back as there is so much to do
Good Afternoon Ladies – Just a quick note to say what a fantastic trip we had. A massive thank you.
Totally exceeded expectations, Croatia was brilliant.
The More Hotel was superb….. staff, location, rooms, restaurant, everything.
Game of Thrones tour with Elite, really good, if you like that kind of the thing! Great guide…
Sipan was so different, there can’t be many places left in Europe that are so unspoilt, we loved it.
We are now in a quandary whether to go back to Sipan like so many people we spoke to appear to do or to try somewhere else in Croatia.
Don’t need to return to Dubrovnik, the old town is amazing and we have done that now.
Shame about the ‘cruisers’ but we soon learned how to avoid them!
Can you recommend an itinerary?
P & C Webber
The team at Completely Croatia were superb. We booked our holiday very late in the day when a lot of villas were already reserved, but the team still found us a great villa. The hotel that they recommended in Dubrovnik was fabulous. Everything about the trip went very smoothly and the team was always on hand to answer our questions. The fact that they are Croatia specialists and not one of the large travel companies meant that we had total flexibility in designing our holiday and a personal touch in the service that they provided. I would not hesitate to book with Completely Croatia again.
We had the most lovely and memorable time in Croatia. Every place that we stayed in was beautiful in a different way and each of the Hotels looked after us in a very personal way and were comfortable and friendly. We have come back, feeling as if we have been away for a very long time, and rested and refreshed, having been in some spectacularly beautiful and atmospheric places. Thank you for organising it all and please thank Jane also. Sometime, in the future, we hope to go back – Croatia really is a jewel.
With kind regards,
Edward and Antonia
It has been a few weeks from our recent holiday to Croatia. I wanted to thank you once again for organising our wonderful trip all the hotels and there staff were excellent and what we enjoyed particularly the difference at each one.
Malden and Tina welcomed us so much at the Damainni and the service and accommodation were incomparable. Hotel Split the views from the roof will always be in our memories. Hotel Podstine on Hvar had the best sea and views the service was really nice. Hotel Tisno was lovely the accommodation once again impeccable all the staff made us so welcome.
The Food and wine in Croatia are a hidden gem but it is the people that make it most special. They genuinely seem interested in ensuring you have a good holiday and have a good sense of humour. We will be back to explore more of this lovely country.
Liam and Fiona
Dear all at Completely Travel,
We have just returned from our holiday on Sipan and would like to thank you for the excellent arrangements. Everything went very smoothly, the hotel was lovely and all the transfer staff friendly and efficient.
I would just like to thank you for arranging our recent holiday to Tucepi (Villa Andea). We had a fantastic time. Everything went to plan except for a short delay on flights both ways. The transfers were prompt, courteous and comfortable. The hotel was exceptional. Blanske and her staff did everything to make our stay perfect. The food in the restaurant was outstanding.
Many thanks again for your service,
Sharon and Karl
Hi Kevin and Team,
Can I say thank you for the help in making our holiday so great. We had a great time, the hotel was excellent although I don’t think I would spend so much however it was a great experience. The area was very good, boat ride down the river, trip to Krka national park and wandering the old part of Omis were all memorable.
Thank you again for your support and organisation.
Just back home after our holiday to Bol and Tucepi…..and I really don’t know what I can say that we haven’t said before. I’m afraid it’s pretty boring, but the whole holiday was bloody fantastic! Transfers were like clockwork and the Villa Giardina and Villa Andrea are both such great hotels. Thank you for sorting everything out.
Anyway, as usual we had a lovely time. We’ll be in touch soon to book our summer 2016 holiday. I think we’d like to spend 3 nights at the Korsal in Korcula, followed by another 7 nights at the Villa Andrea again!! We’ve already looked at the flight and ferry times…and it seems do-able. What do you reckon? Better check time off with work first though!
Jonathan and Julia.
Just to say we had a wonderful time in Croatia. Hotel Bozica and the island of Sipan was just what we were looking for.
On the way out (17th) our Monarch flight got diverted to Split due to thunderstorms at Dubrovnik. Luckily for us the pilot was able to refuel and then carry on to Dubrovnik a couple of hours later (we did here some flights were disembarked and then had a 5 hour coach journey to Dubrovnik!). It did mean that when we got to Dubrovnik a couple or so hours later and there was no one to meet us!
We phoned through to Hotel Bozica to find out what the arrangements were to find all their transport was full from other delayed passengers and to make our way either to the Ferry or their boat pick up point just north of Dubrovnik. We hadn’t been able to phone ahead as we were held on the plane at Split and no electronic items were to be used during refuelling, hence they were not sure where we were or when we would arrive at Dubrovnik. So we picked up a taxi from the airport and made our way to their boat pick up point.
The taxi driver had to phone ahead for instructions, but got us to our rendezvous point and we got the Hotel Bozica shuttle boat to the hotel. When we arrived and explained our predicament at the airport and the fact that we had to pay for a taxi, the hotel kindly refunded the taxi fare. Well done to them. So after that adventurous start everything settled down and we had a lovely time on the island.
The service at the Rixos was nowhere near as good as Bozica. One morning housekeeping had let technical services in to fix a claimed leak (which we hadn’t seen or reported) and when we came back at lunchtime we found that things had been moved around in the room and rubbish had been left behind, and no one had been back to make up the room. Never really got to understand why things had to be moved around in the bedroom if it was a leak in the bathroom! Anyway it didn’t stop us enjoying Dubrovnik.
We had a lovely time and we would like to go back. Maybe as early as September!
Ian & Melanie
Just returned from our holiday at the Hotel Bozica and just had to email you.
All I can say is BOY where you ever right! What a place!
Our arrival on a perfect sunny day will linger long in our memory-the setting has to be one o the most stunning in the world and the FOOD was just divine.
We want to go back next year
Thank you for your recommendation!
Please pass on our thanks to your team for such a well organised holiday. Your local representatives, Elite Travel, were also fantastic. They popped up in all the right places, meeting us at the airport, ferry ports, etc, with the necessary transport/tickets. It all made for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We would be very happy to book through you again.
We are just back from our holiday in Rab and Zadar and once again all the arrangements worked perfectly and we loved both the Hotel Arbiana and the Bastion. The staff were so warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble–advice on where to go, where to eat,what the weather would be like etc. We enjoyed exploring Rab and also seeing Losinj and I see from the website there is going to be a hotel there next year (we are already thinking about where to go next June!) I expect you know the Arbiana has had a change of ownership and the restaurant is only open for breakfast. However there are lots of places to eat and we particularly liked the Astoria.
One thing we have been wondering about and that is whether Christina and Aida are still at the Villa Giardino in Bol–it is still a favourite of ours.
Many thanks to you and Barbara and Jane–we always feel confident that our holidays booked with Completely Travel will be very special.
“I just had a few minutes spare and thought I would give you a call but you were with someone so thought I would drop you a quick email.
You recommended Hotel Bozica and we went 11-6 through to 21.6.2014) . The hotel was fab, Croatia great, and the people were so friendly, couldnt do enough for you. Thank you for recommending this hotel to us. The only downside was that we had some rain while we were there which was a little disappointing but no one has control of the weather. The food was delicious and we loved the speedboat ride to and from the hotel. Would definitely go back again for more relaxation.
We arrived back in the UK yesterday after a truly fab honeymoon and I just wanted to say thanks to you and your team for organising everything. It all went very smoothly, the hotels were lovely and we felt very looked after by everyone – it meant we could completely relax and not worry about any of the arrangements.
“Dear Completely Croatia
Thank you very much for arranging our holiday to Hotel Sipan and for the fruit plate which was in our room for our anniversary. It was much appreciated.
We really enjoyed our holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending your services and the hotel sipan.
Thank you again.
J and G Cranford ”
I am writing to let you know what a great holiday we had recently staying at the Hotel More in Dubrovnik. The hotel gave us an excellent room with super sea view, the food was excellent again and it was nice to see staff we met last year and who looked after us very well. We would recommend Hotel More to anyone ( and indeed have done so). Thank you for all the arrangements. We may be in touch in the future.
R and V Cromack”
“Dear Alison and team
This is just a short note to say thank you for organising a fabulous holiday for us.
We returned last Sunday – and I must say it has been one of the best holidays we have had – and they are usually good!!
Your understanding of our family’s needs and preferences – without having met us – was incredible!
Flights, accommodation, transfers – all excellent.
We loved Croatia – and will tell all our friends about the holiday and your excellent service.
I am sure we will use your services again going forward – but an excellent job.
I just wanted to thank you for helping to organise our holiday to Hotel Tisno. We got home very late on Saturday after a really wonderful week away. Ana, Tony and their staff could not have made us more welcome in the hotel, nothing was too much trouble. We did not hire a car, but walked a lot and made use of the hotels bikes to see the surrounding scenery.
Our second holiday with you and another success, thank you.
With very best wishes
“Hi Alison and Jane,
We are just back from a lovely holiday on the island of Brac and thought you might like to know how we got on as we were very much guided by your recommendations. Firstly, thanks for the croatia guide book and online check in. This was great to have sorted out. I was highly impressed that Dan turned up at the airport to meet us in person. Took me a while to realise he was in fact the hotel owner but fortunately didn’t put my foot in it. He and his wife are so friendly and smiley and relaxed, it makes you love the place even more. He even had a car seat for Amelia and a booster seat for Leighton which I hadn’t even considered myself. The hotel was in a fab location, nice and quiet and felt very exclusive and sounds silly, but no other kids really was nice for us!! We had the pool to ourselves most times and even though shady, this was a welcome break from the heat for the kids as the day went on. The rooms were really nice and so clean. Breakfast was amazing. Highlight of our day. Kids loved it. The rooms were a little small though shower room comparatively large. great to be interconnecting, but we spent very little time in them other than dressing and sleeping, so it really didn’t matter at all. It felt very exclusive. The beach was beautiful and sea perfect for the kids. They got into snorkelling. It was great to go down to the quieter beach near the port and then if we wanted a bit more activity for the kids, we went up to the slides and the pedalos. The food was great and good price in most places we went to. We arranged a trip to krka ourselves with elite travel which was nice but would have been better to spend the whole time at the waterfalls rather than try and fit in Sibenik as well because it was a long day travelling. We all still enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about the area from the guide. We also got the bus over to Bol beach one day which was nice for a change, but supetar had everything we needed. So safe and easy going. Heat was perfect and sea breeze and sea kept us cool.
Thank you sooooooo much for recommending this place for us, you were absolutely spot on. I expect you remember me being anxious that there would be enough for the kids to do but they love the water so much that it was just perfect for them. Caught mum and dad on the flight back too which was fun!
I’ve left a review on trip advisor for villa adriatica. Please do let me know if you want a write up for your site at all or if you are on trip advisor too, very happy to oblige.
Many thanks and best regards,
G & R Frost”
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay on Brac.
Villa Giardino was fantastic as you said – lovely hotel, perfect location, helpful staff. We spent all of our time in Bol at the various beaches, bars and restaurants and managed to completely switch off.
The weather was marvellous despite the somewhat inauspicious start! Thank you by the way for rescheduling the various connections – we finally arrived at 3.00 am and were relieved we hadn’t had to stay the night elsewhere. After a lie in and excellent breakfast we up and running. Our return journey was mercifully uneventful!
K and N Chadwick”
“Hello Jane and Alison,
Just a quick email to thank you for your help with our holiday. Everything was excellent with the accommodation , particularly the people that ran them. We even enjoyed the local taxi driver who didn’t know where the villa was, and his colleague who took us to the airport instead of the ferry on our transfer day. We are completely rested , let’s see what Monday brings……….
K and S Lowry.
P.s. can you organise the weather next time?”
“Hello, I just wanted to write and say thank you for another wonderful holiday in Croatia. Everything was well organised as usual and all the taxis arrived on time and the drivers were very pleasant. The cruise was excellent and as you said was much less busy than the Southern Islands with far fewer people and boats. Our cabin was lovely and quite spacious and the boat was well equipped and the crew wonderful.
Villa Kapetonavic was great. The view was superb , the room for a superior was very well appointed and very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the choice at breakfast was probably the best we have had anywhere. The feel was not quite as homely as Hotel Bozica and as people got there with their cars it had more of a feel of a motel than a small hotel where people get to know each other over a few days as people tended to go off elsewhere for the day rather than stay at the hotel. There were also far less English speaking guests there and English was not the first language that many of the staff spoke after their native language. However, I would definitely recommend it for any guest visiting or wanting to stay in Opatija. The shuttle worked well and the staff helped us out when I had left something on the cruise ship which was eventually retrieved.
As I said a really relaxing and enjoyable holiday so thank you once again.
PS I kept telling everyone on the cruise who we had booked with and how efficient you were and how good you all were!
K and P Hutchinson”
“I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to Croatia: an amazingly beautiful country with amazingly gentle people! My week in Sipan perfectly reflected the kind of holiday I needed as you managed to make it flawless and smooth. Shame it was one week only!
It is now too premature to say when I can go back but it is definitely a country I would love to explore further.
Thank you so much!
Just thought we’d let you know what a fantastic holiday we had in Trogir and Tucepi! The Villa Andrea was truly brilliant. Lovely staff, great service and the room, view and balcony were simply amazing. Probably our favourite hotel we’ve ever stayed in….and we’ve absolutely loved many others in Croatia. Anyway, thanks very much. Speak to you at the beginning of next year no doubt!
Jonathan and Julia.”
We just wanted to let you know what a lovely holiday we had at the Hotel More in Dubrovnik from 12th to 19th June.
We really loved that area of Croatia and the Hotel More was all we had hoped it would be. The hotel, its position, very friendly and efficient staff and the food were excellent. Although we had only booked on a bed and breakfast rate, once we sampled their evening a la carte menu on our third night, we were hooked, and ate in their restaurant for the remainder of our stay. We, along with other hotel guests that we spoke to, thought the hotel restaurant prices were definitely comparable with similar restaurants in the area and in such a lovely setting on the terrace. The only negative we would say was that although we thought our room, number 402, was absolutely fine, we felt it rather small for a superior room. We assume that the term “”superior”” was applied in view of the beautiful views.
We would also like to thank you very much for the delicious bowl of fruit and bottle of wine in our room on our arrival in view of our forthcoming “”special”” birthdays!
We found such a lot to do and of interest in the Dubrovnik area and especially in the old town itself that we didn’t seem to get very much relaxation time! Sadly we didn’t pick a week of good weather and had two days of heavy rain and several thunder storms. The hotel driver told us on our return journey to the airport that it hadn’t been like that for about ten years at that time of year! We will have to return to Croatia and hope for better weather.
Thank you for all the arrangements made by you which resulted in a journey and holiday which went very smoothly with no hiccups apart from the weather!!!
I & M McCafferty”
We’re back from our fabulous holiday on Brac and just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the island and in particular the wonderful Villa Giardino. What a gorgeous property and our comment in the visitors book said it all … ”Don’t change anything”!
The manager Aida was so kind and attentive and the owner Christine was charming. The gardens were an oasis of tranquility and quite beautiful.
The only very small point which may be useful for you to know is that the hair dryers supplied in the bathrooms were unusable (those annoying ones attached to the wall which get too hot to hold!) and whilst the hotel provided one when I asked which my daughter and I shared, I would have taken one with me had I known. ( NOTE – hotel advises that these were actually changed the week after our guests had left)
The island was beautiful and the the people a delight and all your transportation arrangements were trouble free.
Thanks agin for your recommendations.
Helen, Rick and Juliet
Hi, Just to say that we are really glad that we booked through you when our flight from the UK was delayed. We knew that there would be a taxi waiting for us and that they would get us to our destination. It was great to have that peace of mind. Also we had some benefits as we booked with you at the hotel Bozica so thank you.
Just wanted to let you know that we had such a lovely holiday in Dubrovnik. The hotel was fantastic – the comfort, wonderful staff & the location – just fabulous.
Thank you so much for all your help in booking this holiday, and your recommendations. We would definitely love to return another year.
The transfers, and flight check-in, which you organised for us, were also very much appreciated.
With Kind Regards, Clare & David
I am writing to thank you for the excellent holiday you organised for us. We had no problems what so ever.
I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone wishing to visit Croatia.
Thank you once again.
Having recently returned from our holiday in Croatia I thought I would drop you an email to thank you for making all the arrangements (at pretty short notice). I wouldn’t normally do this but everything was really well organised. Taxi pickups were either dead on time or early, the hotel you suggested was great and the boat we were on was excellent (far better than I thought it would be!). Even Easyjet lived up to their name for a change!! The whole holiday was fantastic and enjoyed by the all the family. Croatia was definitely worth visiting and the island hopping boat trip was particularly good – helped a lot by an excellent crew and a great mix of friendly passengers of all ages and nationalities.
Thank you again for your help in booking our holiday. I would happily recommend your company to anyone booking a holiday in Croatia.
Just to say thank you, we all had a fabulous holiday. The island of Lopud was perfect for our group, as was the hotel. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and spoke such perfect English, we were very lazy in attempting to learn anything more that hello and thank you. We did manage to drag ourselves off the island for a couple of excursions, Dubrovnik of course, but we also chartered a boat – organised by your rep whose name escapes me – which all voted as one of our favourite days. Diving off the top of a boat, swimming into caves for the kids, and eating and drinking delicious home made food and wine for the adults ticked all the boxes.
Transfers to and from the airport were also very smooth and everything ran according to plan.
So thanks to you and all your staff both in the UK and Croatia, you run a very professional organisation.
Think you said you have a new destination planned for 2014, so please keep me posted on that one.
I just wanted to let you know we had another wonderful time in Croatia. As usual all the arrangements worked perfectly and the hotels could not have been better. We stayed at the Villa Giardino in Bol,. the Bastion in Zadar and the Hotel Tisno. Each was charming,welcoming and spotlessly clean and the food was delicious.We cannot wait to return!
A very big “thank you” to you all.
We just wanted to send a big thank you to you and the team at Completely Croatia for your work in putting together another fantastic holiday in Croatia. We very much enjoyed our trip around Istria and the holiday was a great balance of R&R and getting out and about.
The Kvarner festival concert was a particular highllight – an excellent live performance in an amazing room with great acoustics! Thank you very much for responding to our email and arranging the tickets last week.
Our two holidays covered two very different areas but throughout we have found Croatia to be stunningly beautiful and the people welcoming and friendly. We have lots of fond memories of both holidays.
Karen & Tim C
Just a quick note to say thank you for organising a great holiday for us.
We found Croatia a beautiful place, unspoilt & picturesque & the Hotel More was first class.
Korcula & Vela Luka was a bit too quiet for us, we felt we were the only ones staying at the hotel & the staffing levels reflected that ‘out of season’ feeling.
We would definitely go back to Dubrovnik & have already recommended it & you to some of our friends.
Thanks once again.
We just wanted to let you know what a fantastic holiday we had in Gradac. We got given the best room in the hotel, which really added to our holiday, and the Marco Polo hotel said that this was down to you….so thank you so much!
Jonathan and Julia
Dear Alison and Barbara
Just a note to say how much we loved Cavtat and the Villa Pattiera. Thank you for recommending it. We had room 12 (right at the top) so plenty of exercise every day!
What a beautiful place Cavtat is. Everything you could want for a holiday is there. It was so convenient to get into Dubrovnik by boat – the first time we went the sea was very rough and I thought this is not a good idea! They didn’t run any more boats that day once we got into Dubrovnik so we came back by bus. We took a tour to Montenegro and a 3 island boat trip, so still things to see and do on our next visit.
Been back just over a week and still trying to cling on to the “holiday feeling”! Just wanted to thankyou for arranging a perfect holiday for us. Sipan was all we hoped for, and transfers etc all faultless.
The hotel and staff were excellent (except there was no air-con while we were there, I believe through no fault of he hotel). What a lovely place. Luckily back to some sunshine so we can keep our tans topped up!
Hello Jane, Alison & all at Completely Croatia,
A quick email from Mr Price & party to say a big thankyou for a great holiday organised by your team for our stay at the Pasike Hotel in Trogir. The holiday was faultless throughout our stay,everything went like clockwork and the staff etc at the hotel were so nice and friendly,we would recommend you to anyone. All the best from M Price & party.
Dear Alison and All Colleagues
I would just like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to you all for organising what was a complete package and thus making our holiday to Villa Vilinia on Lopud a wonderful success. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; from the fantastic day excursions organised by Peggy at Adria Travel and her team to the oh so soft buttery beds (too much information here!!). The whole travel experience with you all was just lovely.
Next time I promise I will not be booking my ‘add ons’ at the last minute. Could not bear to send you a photo; I caught the sun on my face and ended up looking just like a large roasted tomatoe. Just not a pretty picture. Got to say we fell about laughing when the private water taxi rolled up; that too was called ‘Peggy’.
Well it is back to reality for us now; the Adriatic leaves us with some special memories. Thanks.
Bye for now.
Sincerely Peggy M
Just a note to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday in Croatia. All the travel arrangements and the transfers went perfectly, the accommodation in Dubrovnik and on Sipan was outstanding, and the people welcoming and helpful. Thank you very much for making the arrangements. We can’t wait to go back!
Just wanted to say thanks for organising the Croatia trip.
Two superb hotels in awesome locations. Will recommend you and the hotels to anyone who asks.
I would like to thank you and your colleagues very much for organising our recent holiday. All of the arrangements went like clockwork and we had a fantastic time. I would have no hesitation in using you again and in recommending you to others.
The only minor disappointment was the trip to Mostar when we found the tour guides not to be very good. They seemed more interested in chatting together and using their mobile phones than performing the usual tasks expected of a good tour guide. This is only a small matter in the scheme of things but I thought you ought to know.
Having said the above, I wouldn’t want it to detract from the overall experience which was, as I have said, fantastic.
Thanks again to all of you.
We just got back from our holiday in Cavtat on Saturday and we wanted to let you what a fantastic time we had!
The town was perfect for us – just the right size, lovely sunbathing and swimming, super restaurants and bars. Also pretty quiet for August. The temparature was in the low 80s and it was sunny every day.
The hotel (Villa Pattiera) was lovely and the staff couldn’t have been kinder. The room was great and we had our own terrace. Ivana the tour rep was also very helpful and provided useful info (especially the dates and numbers of passengers coming to Dubrovnik from cruise liners so we could avoid the days the city would be really busy). There was no hard sell on the trips – just good advice. We visited Dubrovnik 3 times and spent a day at Lokrum.
Thank you for setting it up for us – everything went according to plan. We will recommend you to anyone looking for a european break. It’s a beautiful country
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for organising our holiday. We returned on Wednesday thoroughly chilled out and revitalised having had a wonderful trip staying on Hvar and Sipan. The transfers were amazing and so smooth and we felt very comfortable in the capable hands of all the agents involved, allowing us to sit back and enjoy more of the beautiful scenery along the coast. We did comment to the receptionist at Hotel Podstine about the efficient communication and transfers to which his reply was: “if Alison has organised it, it will be perfect” – much deserved praise, and obviously they know you have high standards!
Thank you once again and I look forward to dealing with you again soon
Weell, here we are – got home around midnight, having had bonus 2 hrs in Split – nice look around the Roman bits
and some food. Good idea that! Overall, and once we had recovered from ongoing delays – not yur fault, I know- we loved the place. Dear, yes, but terrific, so many thanks. We will return, but I have to earn/find some loot first!
We found several really good eateries – and only the Maestral fish was a little disappointing – nothing wrong, but only OK!!!
Hvar was superb – enough for the wrinklies – us – and then the arrival of the next generation – but free of graffiti-
lots of interesting small shops, food etc.
Meanwhile the Podstine was amazingly good for 3 stars – cant be right. Pool small, but food excellent – though breakfast was not any better than bozica – still pretty good – and very friendly. Food was there when we arrived- and MANY THANKS for the bottle fo high quality red wine in the room!
We drank your health, though not until Sunday night! Room was excellent, plenty of space, v clean, loved the balcony…
You will know all this but feedback is helpful I reckon. As for 2013, not Podstine – too much too soon – but any ideas for quiet, good quality hotels like these two are welcome. It is complicated in 2013 in that our Samos host has aready ‘given’ us a free wek in Sept as well as our two regular weeks ( paid) in May June – but open to offers.
Manyt hanks for all your help – it is really reassuring to know we are in safe hands – even at a distance
We got home yesterday after a wonderful holiday.
Dalmatian Highlights cruise was a great success (lower deck cabins were fine) and Dubrovnik / Hotel More was just lovely.
Many thanks for making all the arrangements, everything went very smoothly,
Just a belated note of thanks for organising a wonderful holiday for Jane and me. Our first trip to Croatia, it was the most relaxing break we have had for years.
The flights were on time and check-in not bad for Easyjet. Transfers worked smoothly and the speedboat transfer was as much fun as you predicted. Your choice of hotels (Grand Park and Bozica in Sipan) was just right (for people like us, anyway!). It was easy to bus into the city, walk the walls, linger in the monasteries and sit in shady alleys watching the world go by. The buoyant salty pool at the end of the afternoon was always a relief. We made trips to Korcula, paid homage to Marco Polo and caught the cat ferry to Cavtat. From the Bozica we only strayed on foot and local bus as far as the other end of the island and took a ferry shuttle to Lopud. As you predicted we spent most of the time on Sipan bobbing about in the sea, snorkelling and reading books under a parasol.
Good food was a highlight of the trip. Breakfasts were great at both hotels. Plenty of affordable places near the Park for the evenings, the Leut on the waterfront in Cavtat was excellent for seafood (although they didn’t press for a framed photo of us to go alongside Abramovich, Mittal and their gin palace friends), but none to compare with the cuisine at the Bozica, which really was a delight. I gather the owner’s son does the cooking. We got through most of their menu!
I only have a couple of thoughts which might be worth bearing in mind for your clients. It was a very early start from Gatwick, which meant we arrived at the Park not long after ten in the morning. I doubt there is much one can do about it, but having to park your bags and go for a wander in your flight clothes for four hours in the sun until check-in after two pm was a little uncomfortable (although we found a lovely cafe overlooking the bay). The hotel comment book was full of British visitors complaining about the sun-lounger shortage, but that didn’t bother us! The tour to Korcula, organised by your contact in Dubrovnik, was lovely – air conditioned and uncrowded – but the afternoon visit to the vineyard was really just a chance to walk round a wine supermarket; we did buy several bottles of Dingac, but they could perhaps have shown a little more imagination to show us the vines and some barrels.
We can’t thank you enough for proposing and arranging such a well-judged and balanced itinerary for the two of us.
This is a VERY delayed thank you for our Holiday to the Lafodia back in July. Almost everything about it was wonderful – the transfers were seemless, the hotel was lovely all except the restaurant, the food was great, but service was dodgy. That said, it didn’t detract from our stay on this lovely island at all and I’ve already recommended it and you to several people
I have been busy since we got home from our holiday a month ago, and so omitted to write to say that we both enjoyed our stay at the Bozica as much as ever – and the room they gave us (B23) was even better than the one we had for the previous 3 years. The waiters Duro and Alen provided first rate service and it was good to see that the hotel is so successful.
As usual we were too idle to go anywhere so we think that next year we shall organise a couple of days visit to one of the mainland archaeological sites (Pula or Split) before going on to the Bozica. No doubt you will be able to advise when we get to making a booking.
Hi Alison, we are back from our 12 night stay at hotel More and I thought that I would just email to say thanks to you. The holiday was just what we wanted and needed and the hotel met our expectations really well. When we arrived, I was alarmed as we were greeted by an ‘ I am afraid there is a problem with your room’ but it turned out that we were to spend the first night in the executive suite!! That was delightful as was the rest of our stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the whole hotel was the perfect place to relax. The 3 day trips that you booked for us with Adria tours went well too and were quite enlightening. Overall, we were very impressesd with Croatia and the people, in some ways it was like stepping back to a Mediteranean of 30 years ago.
It is a bit early to make decisions about next year but we are considering Crotia again but possibly on the coast eslewhere or further north with similar standard hotels. If you have any recommendations, we would be pleased to know.
Best wishes and thanks,
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help organising my trip to Croatia – it was absolutely perfect, very relaxing and the weather was great! Also, thank you so much for my bottle of wine (they ended up giving me three!!!!) and in fact i am sat on my sofa having a glass now.
Again, thanks so much, hope everything is ok with you,
I belated thank you for arranging a fantastic holiday in Croatia for us. Hotel More was just beautiful and the staff could not have been better especially when we arrived without our case keys! It was soon sorted for us. The food in the hotel was also very good. Our only criticism was that it could be a struggle to get a sun lounger if you came back after a morning out. Obviously we recognise that it was peak season. We love Dubrovnik and managed to see a lot of it even though it was very hot.
The few day on Sipan island were great. It is very special. Again the staff were very helpful and the restaurant staff coped with Charles special gluten free diet very well. We came back so fit and healthy after all the swimming and walking.
We would love to go back to Sipan at some point in the future if we can find a free week in June when I believe the weather is cooler but still warn enough for swimming, so may well be in touch to see what you can arrange.
Thanks once again,
Just a quick email to thank you for organizing our holiday to Dubrovnik on 13th – 20th October.
I am pleased to say that all all went without a hitch, The taxi’s were there on time for collection and transfer to and from the airport, albeit that the Monarch Flight being delayed in both directions, which is not a factor which you had any control over.
The hotel was excellent, nice room with sea views, friendly staff, great service and excellent food. To top it all, apart from one day with when we had some showers, the rest of the week was very hot with clear blue skies.
I had thought I’d written before now, but clearly not, so many apologies for our 3-week delay in saying a huge thanks to you and all your team at Completely Croatia for arranging all the details which worked perfectly
The Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik certainly lived up to its name, so thanks very much for your recommendation; as it turned out we were upgraded to a lovely spacious suite in the “new” building which was a surprise and a real treat. The restaurant on the hotel “beach” was very good for dinner both nights we were there.
The day trip to Mostar was outstanding, with an excellent, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver (Drago Krsticeric, a Croatian) and then a personal 90-minute tour (our guide was an English-speaking Bosnian whose name sadly escapes me) round old Mostar itself including crossing the rebuilt bridge. This was a real high point for us. We were with Drago from 0830 (on the dot as arranged!) to after 1800 and bought him lunch at a famous restaurant in Mali Ston called The Captain’s Table, visited on his recommendation as a place he and his wife go.
Car then boat to & from Hotel Bozica worked just fine and the 9 nights on Sipan were superb with uninterrupted sun and high temperatures, the hotel was just as we remembered it with great food/wine and great team. Indeed I think we were in the same room as before.
So, to you all, we say thanks very much again; and we’re already thinking ahead to next year when our main holiday will be in October/November (in the southern hemisphere spring) but we might try for a week back at Bozica in early July. In which case we’ll look forward to coming back to you in the New Year
Just returned from a great time in Korcula .Everything went like clockwork so a big thank you for all your work in setting it up.
Would recommend your services to everyone. THANK YOU
This is just to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent holiday in Croatia. Your arrangements were excellent and we had a splendid time at the Villa Patteria. The staff there were charming and we very much we appreciated the bottle of wine that you arranged for us.
This is the first time we have been to Croatia but it will almost certainly not be the last.
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday – everything was fantastic and we both really loved Croatia and hope to be returning!
Just a short note to let you know how our holiday went.
We are pleased to say we had a wonderful time, and would like to thank you for the superb organisation.
Everything ran smoothly, the transfers were all on time and the drivers so polite and friendly.
The Hotel Bellevue was brilliant, one of the best we have stayed in, and there have been many over the years.
The boat trip was really good, the crew were polite and attentive and the food was excellent.
Accommodation on board was very basic but comfortable, although noisy when the engine started up in the morning.
That is not a criticism, simply what we expected. In fact we were offered a cabin on the top deck which we declined as we felt the cabin was smaller than the one we occupied.
Overall we are very satisfied with everything and would like to thank you for all your help.
Would you please be kind enough to pass on our thanks to your team in Croatia for making our visit so memorable.
I just wanted to send you a quick email thanking you for your help and advice in sorting out our holiday to Brac and stay at the Hotel Villa Adriatica. We had a wonderful time, the hotel was great and all of the staff were so friendly and helpful.
Your description of the island and what to expect was perfect, so thank you very much. I was even persuaded by my husband to go rafting which is something I never thought I would do!
With very best wishes
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had in Croatia. The More & Bozica worked very well together as a 2 centre holiday & both were excellent. The Bozica was idyllic & one of the nicest small hotels I have stayed in. The food in particular was very good.
We did go to Marko’s restuarant on the other side of the island as you suggested and it was fabulous
Many thanks for your recommendation.
I just wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely fantastic holiday and were delighted with Hvar and the Hotel Podstine.
All the arrangements went incredibly smoothly, and I would certainly recommend your company to friends and family.
Thank you again.
Dear All at Completely Croatia
Just to let you know we had a really wonderful holiday, thank you. All the arrangements went smoothly -a 4 hr delay to outgoing flight was beyond your control, sadly! The people at Villa Adriatica could not have been more helpful or charming-met delayed flight, found us somewhere to eat before the ferry and then over the week helped us with boat trips and recommendations for beaches, etc.
The weather was around 34C during the day and we found the swimming and relaxing under the pine trees just perfect.
Thank you for recommending Brac, such a pretty place-it more than met all our needs and all 7 of us had a really happy holiday.
I just thought I would email you and let you know we had a fabulous time in Croatia.
Both hotels were wonderful, especially the Borzica.
We will certainly go back next year, probably end May early June so please put me on your mailing list.
Kind regards, James
Had a fabulous time. The boat was great, transfers all ok, and Trogir is brilliant, Loved it,
Just to say we returned today (slightly fraught journey home due to 4 hour Monarch delay which meant no trains when we got to Gatwick….so it goes – the Adria transfers by taxi/boat were very efficient and friendly).
Lopud was a brilliant piece of advice – thank you. We really enjoyed the island and the food – although 30 degrees every day it was a quite a bit hotter than our ideal, but a very welcome change. Great easy snorkelling, interesting walking (we’d have done a lot more had it been cooler) and a pleasant ferry ride to Dubrovnik. The Island is obviously becoming a bit busier with the Lafodia opened up, but still never excessive. We had really lovely meals at Peggy’s (twice), La Villa, Opala and a perfectly pleasant one at Villa Vilnia itself as well as a bargain Pizza and an embarrassing amount of ice-cream (including at 11pm on the night we arrived). We would certainly consider going back at a cooler time of year to do a bit more exploring (or indeed ferry hop up the coast – the Jadrolinas seemed to be very efficient).
Just for your notes the Villa Vilnia is certainly a great location and it was a good room (great sea view)
Thanks again: we had a great time.
Just wanted to say thank you for organising such a lovely stay at Hotel More. It was fabulous hotel with friendly staff, delicious food and a long list of cocktails to try. We thoroughly relaxed and are already missing our swims in the sea and pool.
We liked the look of the sailing boats that moored near the hotel and having just been back to your website see that you can organise sailing holidays – we might be back to organise one of these soon!
Just to let you know we had a fantastic holiday (sorry for the delay). If there was a step and hill to be had, I am pretty sure we walked it. Thank you for the arrangements and advice – all fab and what a beautiful country and lovely people (wine bars rather good also).
Had a bit of feedback in case you were interested:-
Transfers:- The first pick up 20 mins late from Dubrovnik airport due to traffic. Then they had the transfer down from Hotel Komodor, Dubrovnik to Hotel Radisson Blu Dubrovnnik (instead of Split) so that was a 4 hour surprise for them but otherwise competent drivers and clean cars.
Radisson Blu, Split:- lovely looking hotel and really excellent front of house staff. Maid service and room service pretty poor but nothing to ruin your holiday. The Maid the first day must’ve got distracted and had left all the towls, shampoos etc in the sink. Second day a glass was dropped and it wasn’t cleaned up properly which lots of shards on the carpet when we came back to the room (even though we did show her). The mini bar was only replenished once in 5 nights and then once we tried to use the room service (because of no mini bar) but after 90mins nothing happened before we went out. I would say the same problem worldwide but its a shame as otherwise it would’ve been spotless. I did give feedback to the hotel at checkout but they were’nt really bothered. Oh and then there was a local taxi strike outside the hotel (we walked in the mornings but I draw the line for 45 mins in 3 inches). The taxi’s refused to come down due to some bills the hotel were not paying and after 20mins the concierge dropped us into down instead. We thought that was excellent customer service.
Hotel Komodor – lovely people in the hotel. Its seen better days but it was clean and you get pretty much what you pay for which was fine. Also great location.
Overall fantastic trip and already recommending your company and Croatia to anyone that will hear of it. We were also looking at doing some boat cruises around Croatia next year (small 10 berth type thing ) but didn’t know if you did those?
I wanted to drop you an email to thank you for sorting our holiday. We had a fantastic time in Croatia. Everything went extremely smoothly. Both hotels were very good although when comparing the two Dubrovnik Palace probably could do with refurbishing their bathrooms – they are starting to look a bit dated.
We would not hesitate to go back. Thank you again and hopefully we will be speaking again in the future.
Thank you once again for organising the trip for us. I was able to keep the surprise until we checked in at the airport. The lounge was very comfortable, we had not used that one before, and the flight easy. We were met as arranged by a very friendly driver who provided us withh lts of information about Zagreb with maps and guidebooks. We were made very welcome at the Regent Esplanade (but did not get the upgrade that you so kindly suggested for us). Our room was spacious with a nice city view but room service was a bit hapahazard as although the cleaning was spotless we had to ask for items such as water and milk for the coffee to be replaced. the meal in Zinfandels was superb, very attentive but not intusive service, and excellent food and wine.
Another smooth transfer to the airport and flight to Dubrovnik. We were collected again by a very friendly driver and the hotel was a delight. A view to die for and the service was faultless. We particularly liked the fact that it was relatively small so we were not troubled by crowds of people. Such a spacious suite, we could relax even if in the room.
We liked both Zagreb abd Dubrovnik as places to visit with lots to do and see and everyone we met were very friendly. We had a marvellous day on the wine tour although only one vineyard was included but the lunch was excellent especially when we discovered that the owner of the restaurant had lived and worked in Eastbourne.
We arrived at the airport in what we thought was good time and the rest you know. A disaster narrowly avoided!!
Thank you once again and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants to visit Croatia.
Can you pass on our thanks to all in Zagreb and Dubrovnik who helped to make it a memorable holiday
David and I returned from Dubrovnik today, after the best week away we’ve ever had. Dubrovnik is truly beautiful. The apartment we stayed in was perfect, and Svetlana was a gracious host. We loved Ivana, from your office there, who was very informative and helpful. The driver,Michael, who drove us to Montenegro and Korcula, as well as to the airport today, was careful and polite, and answered all our questions regarding history, politics and culture. I cannot imagine why we wouldn’t return, so you should be hearing from us again early next year. Many thanks for all your help.
Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday and understand why you suggested the Villa Andrea two years ago when we could not get into the Adriatica at that time. All the staff were so friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.
Hi Jane, Alison
Thank you so much for rearranging our holiday following our mishap!
We had the most wonderful time in Croatia and have been highly recommending it since our return and pointing friends in your direction. What a magical place…
Vicky and John
I know that I thanked for your help before but Neil and I just wanted to thank you once again. We had such a lovely holiday, everything worked out so smoothly and we totally fell in love with Croatia, we can’t wait to go again. The itinerary that you organised was perfect and really gave us a taste of the whole country, we can’t decide which bit we liked the best as each had something different to offer. Neil would like to explore the interior more and I loved the coast and we would both like to explore the islands more. The hotels were perfect and the people so welcoming. What more can I say except that I am now sharing our experience with friends especially one colleague who is heading there in August and ironically is staying in an apartment across the water from Trogir.
Thank you again and we will be in touch the next time.
I am just writing to thank Completely Croatia for the lovely holiday we had from June 7-14th . All the arrangements that CC made worked perfectly, and we especially appreciated the Adria taxis and their lovely drivers, both to and from the airport, and for our trips. It was also nice to have an emergency contact while we were abroad. We loved Croatia and can’t wait to go back!
Best wishes and thanks to you all
Just a quick email to say thank you, the transfer arrangements to the Lafodia were excellent
Everything was perfect, we loved both the hotel & the island & would definitely consider a return visit to the Lafodia at sometime in the future for another week of complete relaxation.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others & we may be looking at another break in Croatia in September, possibly a short break, to celebrate my Mother’s 80th Birthday & will be in touch. (and they were and booked!!)
With kind regards
Many thanks for your impeccable arrangement fot holiday
We had a lovely time and all plans were perfect
Just back from my travels and thought I would drop you a line to say all was fantastic! I had a really good time on the boat (absolutely amazing food as the chef was winner of croatia masterchef!) I thought that villa andrea was superb (well worth the money), the new olive tree restaurant was really good (4 course meal every night!) and I made use of the lovely spa…
Thanks for organising all the transfers, it made travelling so easy and stress free.
I will definitely be going to Croatia again.
11 June 2012
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know what a wonderful time we had staying at the Villa Patteria. So very pleased you recommended this hotel, it was wonderful from start to finish and we didnt want it to end!
The staff are excellent, food excellent and location excellent, what more could you ask for. Thank you too for the lovely room which we understand you arranged for us. Our 25th anniversary celebrations on the 4th will hold such wonderful memories of our first trip to Croatia.
We will be recommending you and the hotel without a doubt, thanks again.
11 June 2012
Well, we are back from what, I have to say, was a brilliant holiday! The weather was fabulous and what a country Croatia is. I can’t wait to go back as there is still a lot to see. We did not cover everything we had in mind but then I think you expected that.
All the arrangements went smoothly, for which many thanks. I think we would like to extend a special thank you to our excellent driver for the Bosnia leg, Michael, who was polite, funny and very informative and needed the patience of a saint when driving in Sarajevo. On the way back to Dubrovnik he took us to Ston to see the wall – we had never even heard of it so it was a complete surprise and a good surprise at that.
Just one thing – the driving instructions for the Hotel Park from Zagreb and Split need a little amendment as you go straight ahead at the first traffic lights in the centre of Otocac and the Hotel is on the left – we did turn right at the lights and had a delightful detour before realising that something was amiss!
If anyone is thinking of going to Croatia I would have no hesitation in recommending Completely Croatia. You obviously have worked hard to develop good connections there and it clearly works.
Thanks again for your help.
11 June 2012
Just a short email to say “thank you very much” for all your efforts to make our holiday in Croatia truly special. Everything worked a treat! The hotels were fabulous, the Croatian people were so friendly and helpful, arrangements for flights, transfers, car rental and driver for our Sarajevo trip all worked splendidly. The weather was sunny and warm. I am certainly going to recommend your Agency and Croatia to my family and friends.
I know Janet is going to email you too.
Many thanks once again. Anne
8 June 2012
Just to say how much we enjoyed Croatia again – all was smooth including Sipan transfer much to Mrs B’s relief.
We had an interesting detour picking up a waiter for Bozica which was fun although as we went rural after leaving Dubrovnik – I gave notice that it was not worth their while if we were being hijacked! Hotel was good – fabulous room and view. Excellent attentive staff – very pleasant with interesting conversation and good humour – perhaps the age gap helped?
Pattiera was excellent and hospitable – Nina and Zeljko are good hosts and Tomo is a waiter supreme with laughs a plenty and I think he now knows the difference between Swiss Chard and spinach!
Many thanks for organising another memorable experience.
6 June 2012
Just a note to thank you for putting together such a great Croatian holiday for us. We both loved the country, people, food and wine and very much hope to return and explore more of Croatia on another holiday – perhaps with a little bit more sunshine thrown in!!
The pace of the holiday and the organisation of everything was brilliant and really helped us relax into our break straight away and the guides and drivers were all excellent.
We will definitely come back to Completely Croatia if we can manage a return trip and will recommend you to anyone looking for a break in Croatia.
Thanks again for all your patience and help in putting together our bespoke itinerary.
5 June 2012
I do not know where the time goes to! I had writing to you on a list of things to do and it’s only now that Barb has e mailed me and said that she’s communicated with you, that made me think I’ll put down a few comments.
Wd it have been possible to have flown into Split then flown out of Dubrovnik?
It was good to be picked up at the airport by a very nice young man, obviously educated and informative about various things.
Our hotel on outskirts of Dubrovnic was satisfactory. The reception staff there were, in the main young, and not over endowed with social skills in their welcoming and general attitude.
The drive up to Trogir was lovely along the coast road. It wd have been helpful and possibly a little more interesting to have had someone who cd speak a little English! The driver had his female companion with him and she and me communicated using German, otherwise there wouldn’t have been… communication!
Hotel Pasike in Trogir was the best place due to the quaintness of the place and the attention and helpfulness of the staff therein!
The Tucepi Hotel was also good. The staff there were very good, helpful and welcoming.
It was a good idea to have split the holiday up with different stays, especially as the hotels complimented each other.
One thing that surprises me still is that the hotels abroad still do not appear to appreciate that for the English and Americans as well, one needs to have BOILING WATER with which to make TEA with!!! Having water kept hot in these big vacuum flasks just doesn’t ‘do it’!!! Mind you I was away recently in this country and they had the same thing… Flippin vacuum flasks!
My husband may send you some photos, he took lots…
Walks in the National Park and walks up into the hills behind Tucepi were lovely!
Loved the cats in Dubrovnic. Wouldn’t really want to stay the for our long. And it was interesting to hear the comments of some of the locals, in that they thought that the big cruise liners were not doing Dubrovnic any favours… I’d tend to agree…
5 June 2012
We had a fabulous holiday. The hotels were great – Pasike our favorite – and the transporation was all on time and comfortable. One thing – we didn’t realize we’d signed up for half-board in Tucepi. It turned out fine but we probably wouldn’t do that again. Four nights in three different places was about right, though I’d recommend flying into Split instead of Dubrovnik. More of a central location for day trips and returning to get flights home. (Obviously that was our decision, not yours, but just in case any clients ask, you have feedback).
Hotel Pasike was so very charming. A bit quirky on the decor (which we loved), family owned, polite, accomodating. The food there was the best, including delicious dinners. The staff takes so much pride in making sure you are comfortable, well-fed and happy. And we were!
I liked the variety – history, small and bigger cities, stunning coastline, quiet Tucepi with no ferries or cruise ships and great hiking in the hills. And it’s clean everywhere. The hotels, public restrooms, the one national park we visited, restaurants. Did not hear any American accents until the last couple of days back in Dubrovnik. May is a good time to go. The weather was good but not the summer heat yet.
Thanks for your help in planning our Croatian adventure. Attached are a few photos.
A quick e-mail to let you know we had a lovely holiday in Dubrovnik and Hvar. The hotels you recommended to me were perfect for our needs and much better than the choices I would have made for myself left to my own devices. Hotel More was faultless to be honest – and, although Podstine was simpler inside the atmosphere was lovely and the outside terraces just perfect. Well done you! I’m also really pleased I paid the extra for the speedboat transfer from More to Podstine. It didn’t feel like a transfer day at all. The girls sunbathed on the deck with their ipods and we had an hour to explore Korcula – a swimming stop – and plenty of beer and cold drinks, plus a lovely arrival at the Podstine jetty (four members of staff came to meet us and help with the luggage). It felt more like an excursion than a travel day. The organisation of all elements of the holiday went very smoothly and it’s quite clear that Completely Croatia has an extremely good relationship with all the operators out there – and everyone seemed to know your name!
A brief and belated note to thank you for arranging such an interesting holiday for us. We thought Supetar and the island of Brac were an excellent recommendation, and the second week in Tucepi made an interesting and enjoyable contrast. Both hotels were very welcoming and took great care of us.
The weather was exceptional and all the transfers went like clockwork.
Just wanted to email to say thanks for the holiday idea, Dubrovnik was lovely place, and the Island, Sipan was great, and the Hotel Bozica, great for swimming in the sea, kayaking and cycling , just what we wanted, have recommended it to my parents!!!
We will certainly be going back to Croatia again at some point, possibly to Split and another of the island’s, so we will be in touch in the future again.
Thanks again for your all your help.
We would just like to say thank you for arranging the wine in the room! A wonderful surprise.
The hotel (Bozica) and the whole holiday was
magical – we have never experienced anything like it.
cannot express how much we enjoyed it all, and how sad we were to come away.
Hopefully we will be able to afford a visit back some time.
Brief note……………….Fab hols ,exactly as you said, everything went like clockwork so big thanks from me and the Boys.
You don’t fancy running a Pharmaceutical Company for me do you ?
S ,G and S
Just a line to thank you for arranging one of our more memorable holidays.All the travel,transfers,etc went like clockwork.We fell in love with Dalmatia and under your excellent auspices very much hope to return.A magical time.
I did tell the reception staff at the hotel (Podstine) how perfect everything was,particularly the exceptionally helpful bar/restaurant staff for whom the phrase “nothing is too much trouble” could have been invented.The hotel as well as being delightfully situated was,on a more mundane but still important level wonderfully spic and span.
I can see why in terms of basics the hotel is three star but in terms of intangibles like character,atmosphere and charm it is definitely six star!
I left without being able to fill in a comments sheet…do you think that these comments could be conveyed to the hotel owner/manager?
Many thanks for all your trouble,
ps…the bathrobes were nice to have but the most unflattering shade of orange possible!
Just wanted to send you a quick email to say that we had the most fantastic holiday in Croatia – definitely one of the best ever – thank you so much for organizing it all, everything worked like a dream! We were thrilled with both our cruise on Marija Magdalena and Hotel Bozica – our 17 shipmates were lovely (11 Aussies, 4 S. Africans and 2 other Brits) and we really did have a wonderful time together – Marija Magdalena was a delight, with friendly crew and delicious home cooking served every lunchtime. Our (nearly) last night party on Thursday was great fun and we were really sad to say our goodbyes on Sunday…
Dan and I are now back from our holiday at the Hotel Bozica.
We want to say thank you for a truely wonderful holiday. Everything from the time we arrived at the airport just went so smoothly. I have to say we were apprenhensive when we saw our flight were with Easy Jet, but the bag drop was straight forward and we were also plesently suprised to find out you had sorted out the checked luggage fees for us too. Our transfers were all ready and waiting.
The hotel was amazing and staff were so helpful. Our room was lovely, the food and service was really good. We were glad we followed your advice and did not go full board as we visited Dubrovnik and the neighbouring islands and as the ferries ran till quite late we ate a few times on the other islands.
We also went up to Sipanska Luka and to Konoba Kod Marko… what a perfect little place! It really is one of the best restaurants we have yet discovered anywhere in the world! We spent the afternoon having a drink in the sunshine and just waiting to see what great food surprises would come next!!
Many thanks for organising us a truely memorable, effortless and carefree holiday
Wow! After a week at Hotel Bozica – Wow!
Lady G thought it was ‘magical’ -even allowing for the wasps!
It was everything you promised – and the food (my interest) was excellent.
Locals said the weather was better than usual for late-ish Sept, and the rainy day
we travelled by local ferry to Dubrovnik – great city!
Next year? Hmmm- can you do better?
Problem is for this time fo the year, and our 40th wedding anniversary is in 2012-
we are ‘open to offers’, as they say. Is there anywhere in Croatia better than Sipan?
Our critieria are peace and quiet, great food and excellent service.
Many thanks – you made it all very simple for us!
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a wonderful holiday we had in Croatia. We thoroughly enjoyed it and felt relaxed as soon as we got there. Everything went smoothly. The Hotel More in Dubrovnik was excellent, and we really liked having a hot-tub on our balcony! The transfer by private boat to the Hotel Bozica on Sipan was very nice. The hotel again was excellent. The staff in both hotels were attentive at all times, but without being overly so. We were very impressed with the Croatian wines!
The only slightly vague part of our holiday instructions was where to wait for our transfer to the hotel. Our info just said ‘from the harbour at Gruz’ and we decided that since the transfer was apparently by boat, to stand by the pier, rather than our boat. It all got sorted out quickly via the harbour office, but it would be worth telling people to wait by the boat!
Hotel Bozica was a dream and lived up to all our expectations. We really enjoyed a hotel-organized tour to Mostar last Thurs. Food was great, and Sudurad itself really pretty and loads of other places to eat. We DID bus over to Konoba Kod Marka on Friday (and taxi back) and had a fabulous meal – many thanks for the recommendation!
Generally we loved the island scenery and all the eating-out, and a particular highlight for both of us was all the deep-water swimming both from the boat and the hotel – we’re really missing our daily dips in the crystal clear turquoise water – we spent hours swimming and floating – nearly grew fins!
We had lovely weather throughout, just 1 wet morning on MM, and getting very hot last week (43C in Mostar!).
We’re really struggling to get back into the work routine now – but just wanted to send you a quick report before too much time passes. At the moment we’re desperate to do another similar cruise asap, maybe the more northern islands, and would love to get back to Hotel Bozica. No doubt we’ll be in touch when we start planning next year’s holidays :o)
Many thanks again for all your help and organization (and by the way, we heard several very complimentary comments on Completely Croatia whilst staying at Hotel Bozica which I just thought I’d mention in case they don’t get back to you…)
Very best wishes,
Just a quick note to thank both you and Barbara for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. We had a wonderful time and both hotels were brilliant. The transfers etc were seamless and everything went like a dream. It was particularly fantastic that someone had remembered it was Dave’s birthday and he was overwhelmed by the gifts from both you and the More hotel.Thank you very much yet again and we will be going again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Gill
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Croatia. Many thanks to you for arranging our holiday. All the arrangements went so smoothly and we were really excited to start off with a speed boat ride. Our young boys experienced both the speed boat ride and a great day’s kayaking around Kolocep so they really got the best of both worlds.
The accommodation (Villas Kolocep) was very clean with good service from everyone we met there. The island is beautiful, really quiet and the perfect retreat. I’d recommend it.
Thanks again from a very happy Kent family.
Just dropping you a quick note to say that we are now back from our holiday at Hotel More near Dubrovnik. I would like to thank you for the recommendation becuase the hotel was absolutely fantastic and the staff were brilliant
You did warn us about the steps up to the studio and although we are quite fit 50-somethings, we found them a challenge, especially in the heat of the day. There were about 135 steps from the beach road up to our studio, and if you are climbing from the actual local beach, then there would be another 25 – 30 or so steps. I think this climb is not for the faint-hearted and older/less fit people would definitely find it difficult. I think Ed and I are even fitter after our holiday!
I would definitely recommend the studio to other holiday-makers and can see how this accommodation won the award last year. Obviously, we would also recommed Completely Croatia very highly.
Thank you again for coordinating our holiday. Everything went very smoothly apart from the flight home which was delayed for 5 hours for technical problems.
So, thank you very much – and, of course, you have permission to quote any of this on behalf of the company.
PS The honeymoon couple at Hotel More (Tony and Sarah) also had a lovely time there and agreed you had done a great job for them
Hi Barbara, Just to say again how much we enjoyed our holiday in Croatia staying in Dubrovnik and on the island of Sipan at the Hotel Bozica. The travel arrangements went without a hitch and Croatia was everything you said it would be. I only hope that such a beautiful country stays that way – unspoilt.
Many thanks again for all your help.
Have a lovely time yourself.
We got home this afternoon from our week in Supitar and just wanted to say a very big thank you for arranging a fantastic holiday for us. The organisation of every part of the holiday was excellent. The Villa Adriatica was first class and gave us superb service in every detail.
Not a lot else to say at the moment – we’ve just finished unpacking and the first load of washing is nearly done!
Thank you again.
With our very best wishes,
Chris and Andrew R
We have returned from our holiday and I just wanted to say how lovely it was.
On arrival at Split airport the Mini bus was waiting for us – after a very smooth transfer the apartment was ready on arrival it was spotlessly clean and spacious.
The lovely ladies on reception went out of their way to be helpful and the breakfast/cleaning ladies were very friendly and helpful too. We loved the area too.
All in all we had a perfect holiday.
We will certainly think about returning in the future and would definately recommend it to anyone else.
Can I congratulate you and your team for our recent holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The travel and transfers worked out great, the in-resort rep met us, offered us various trips not in a pushy way – our choice, advised on local sightseeing/customs, made herself available for any concerns and left us to it (there if needed just what we wanted).
The hotel and location was first class, and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
Downside; room had nowhere to store all those clothes you take for every eventuality (maybe a lesson there?) which was a little disappointing but… And they could have looked a little closer at the poolside toilet facilities, often lacking in toilet paper and swimming in water.
Why do they not include in-room tea/coffee making facilities?
We would recommend Completely Croatia to friends and neighbours, in fact we already have, and we would have no hesitation in using your services again, well done a first class service.
If you have a brochure and mailing list please add us to it.
Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in Dubrovnik and that our accommodation (Sunny Apartment Studio) was really lovely. We had regular changes of towels and beach towels were provided. We had wireless internet access which was really useful and kept us in touch with what was happening on the news front while we were away. We had the most amazing view from our balcony. All aspects of the adventure went extremely well from start to finish.
Just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time in Cavtat – such a charming place – and so pretty. The hotel was great, all of the staff wonderful and so kind and hospitable but without being too intrusive – just perfect. Thank you for all of your help and I am sure we will be contacting you again for a return visit at some point!
Kind regards, Helen
I just wanted to e-mail to say what a lovely week we had in Croatia and to say thank you. The Excelsior hotel was lovely – and we nearly always had the spa totally to ourselves which was brilliant!
Peggy, George and Michael (I know they are Anglicised spellings!) were all great. We did two day tours with Michael as a guide and he was brilliant – it would be great if you could feedback how grateful we are for making our trip really enjoyable and very interesting.
Just a quick e-mail to thank you and your Company for organising a wonderful week for us in Cavtat. The Villa Pattiera and it’s restaurant were as good as you suggested and we had a really enjoyable time. Surprisingly, Cavtat hadn’t changed that much in the 40 years since our last visit. However, we will not wait as long to go back again, in deed we are already talking about returning next year. If we do, rest assured we will, once again, use you to organise things for us.
We travelled to Villa Andrea and from the meal served to us at 10.30 pm on our arrival to Blanche’s gift to each of us on departure it was fantastic. I think Liz has already spoken to you about how much we enjoyed our stay and how welcoming the staff at VA were and she has forwarded to me your ideas for another Croatian holiday.
We highly recommend Villa Andrea and we highly recommend using Completely Croatia which I initially discovered almost by mistake.
Many thanks for your recommendations.
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for organising such a great holiday for us. We had a fab time, hotels were lovely, and the transfers made everything so easy. Weather was a bit mixed, but it didn’t stop us going out and enjoying ourselves. Thought it was a beautiful country, and Dubrovnik was incredible. Hopefully will go back again in the future as there’s other places we’d like to visit.
Nikki & George
Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday and to say thanks for arranging it. The Benedikt was a good choice for us. Everyone was so nice. It was a good point to tour from. We went to the big National Park – still can’t spell it – to the massive cave system in Slovenia, and had an amazing day in Venice. Lots to do and see.
Thanks very much
I thought you might be interested to have a copy of the recent e-mails between the Hotel Podstine and ourselves. I am sorry to you, too, for not having written before now, but thank you for all the arrangements you made for us. The personal attention given to me throughout by the airline and airports was quite amazing and it made the whole travel experience so very, very good. I wish you could make all our travel arrangements for us !!! I had the extraordinary experience of a ambulift at Split airport coming in and going home – while Gatwick was very good they didn’t have that !
With all best wishes
Thank you for this kind mail. I will tell you same thing i told to Alison ( Completely Croatia – person that made your booking), for guests like you, I love my job. Thank you for staying with us, and I hope that we will have honor having you again as our guests.
All the best from whole staff of Hotel Podstine
To Hotel Podstine
I do apologise to you for taking so long to write and thank you for the excellent stay we had at the Podstine back in July. Events overtook me here and I neglected to write – I’m sorry.
Please may I express my appreciation of your hotel and your management of it. In particular, please may I commend two staff in the dining room – Josip and Miro – whose kind attentiveness to us at meal-times was exceptional. Secondly, Dado’s devoted attention to in the bar was also exceptional and I particularly appreciated his learning to make for me the Americano cocktail ! I miss it very much now. Thirdly – but this list of appreciation is not in order of ranking – all the staff in reception, whose professionalism and good humour was again exceptional. You must be very proud of these staff for the credit they bring to the hotel and how they made our holiday one we will always remember.
My wife and I send you personally our warmest best wishes for the rest of the season and we repeat our thanks for all you did for us.
ACC (we stayed with you from 12-26 July)
Unfortunately our holiday is now over and its back to the reality of work, etc. Just a brief note to say that Hotel Villa Andrea lived up to our expectations and we had a lovely time there. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the transport from and to the airport was great.
Many thanks for helping us plan the trip.
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our week at Kolocep. Just what we wanted and needed – we arrived in great style and less than an hour after landing at Dubrovnik were in our hotel room. The speed boat trip made us
The hotel itself is great – very relaxed and lovely staff – we had a good weather and swam in the sea (marginally warmer than the pool), loved the walks and even kayaked round the island one day. Dubrovnik was beautiful and that was an easy trip, we were so relaxed that we didn’t bother going to the other islands (maybe next time?).
I had a wonderful massage on our last day – bliss and welcome after my hard work canoing.
Thanks for all your advice and organisation – all much appreciated.
Regards, Clare and Jon B
(now back in a very wet Yorkshire.
Just wanted to say had a great week.
Dva Baladura was lovely place, staff were very friendly and helpful, made us feel very welcome. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the restuarant was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Istria is really lovely part of Croatia.
Really glad found your web site and thanks for organising our holiday.
Thanks again for all your advice and organisation,
Rosie and Chris W
Arrived back yesterday and wished to thank you for arranging our perfect holiday. We had an absolutely fabulous time in Dubrovnik, which we greatly enjoyed followed by a most relaxing week in Sipan. Both hotels were excellent and the staff, quality of food, accommodation and service at Hotel Bozica was first class. Every aspect of our holiday was simply perfect and we would recommend the day trip to Mostar.
We will spread the word to our friends who plan to go to Dubrovnik and hopefully we will find time to return to Croatia for another wonderful experience.
I just wanted to thank you for your efficient organisation of my holiday at Villa Marija in Orasac. You made the whole thing painless and the accommodation and area were both excellent. Steve did in fact invite us for a meal, which was delicious, and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks again.
We all had a terrific holiday and are keen to go again next year – all being well, with an additional six-month old child!
Thanks again from all of us.
Well we’re back, and I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful organisation. Liz and I had one of our best holidays ever! You are absolutely right, Croatia is stunning.
All of the organisation went like clockwork; just a couple of minor hiccups in Dubrovnik that you might like to be aware of for future clients, the car that collected us from the airport dropped us at the wrong hotel and even though we were then collected from that hotel and taken to the correct one they still went to the wrong one to collect us for the cruise!!
The highlights are too many to state here; every hotel treated us superbly and we were aware everywhere of the esteem that they have for you and the obvious individual planning that you give to all your customers.
I will recommend you, without hesitation, to anyone who says that they want a holiday in Croatia; and you never know we might even go back again as there’s lots more to see.
Thank you so much for organising our holiday, it was great!
Well here I am back at work…..
The holiday was really great. I would really recommend the MS Eden to anyone, Ivan and his crew were great. the food was lovely, continental breakfast and a 3 course lunch. The swimming stops were stunning, away from the hub bub of the overnight stops. You were soon joining in with everyone, all on board spoke excellent English and put the only 4 Brits on the boat to shame. Getting of the boat in the evening and exploring the local night-life was interesting and trying the local food was enjoyable.
The trip to Bozica was lush in the speedboat. Our room was lovely and you were right we didn’t need a balcony. The breakfast was plentiful and varied. I can only say that I now need to go on a diet. Ivana was an excellent host and very helpful. I got a rash from a bracelet that I had bought in Dubrovnik, she had some cream sent over for me that did the trick. I’m just left with a bracelet that I cant wear!
Thank you again for coordinating it all and making it all go very smoothly. Andrew already wants to go again !
We would have no hesitation in recommending you company to our friends and family.
Lin and Andrew
We just wanted to tell you what a fantastic holiday we had at the Hotel More and to say thank you for all your arrangements – everything went totally to plan. We can not sing the praises of Hotel More enough – it really was 5 star and then some. The service from all the staff was fantastic and the location and setting of the Hotel is absolutely stunning – it really is a calm, relaxing oasis with mesmerising views of the adriatic. Our private transfer to and from the airport was great service, the food at their restaurant was delicious and Lapad bay has everything you could want with the promenade offering gentle walks from the Hotel where more restaurants and bars can be found. We really enjoyed the calmness of the Hotel More and it contrasted perfectly with the delights of the old town of Dubrovnik where we soaked in the beautiful architecture, the history and just watching the world go by. We loved it and wholly recommend Hotel More, Completely Croatia and Dubrovnik itself.
Thank you very much.
Jenny & Jo
Just a note to say thank you for sorting out our hol.
Andrea and I arrived back yesterday and have been so well looked after that we cannot praise the hotel Bozica or its staff enough.
Everything was exactly as you described it which was a refreshing change!!
We were so chilled out all of the time that it was like being on drugs. We went into the village on the second night for dinner ( which was very nice) and nipped into Dubrovnik on the ferry ( which was very hot) but apart from that we never moved from the hotel. Why would you want to when we were being treated so well and had everything that we needed? Absolute bliss.
Thank you once again for arranging everything and also for the wine on arrival. Very much appreciated.
No doubt we will be in touch again
Philip and Andrea Cryan.
Rachael & I had a fantastic honeymoon at Hotel Bozica.
Thank you for your recommendation.
The Hotel was great, Island was great, staff really looked after us and facilities were 5 star.
I myself work in the fine dining food industry and I have to say the food at the hotel was also faultless.
I will add a great review on trip advisor & Rachael is also planning next year’s holiday back there.
Take care and thank you for your service, many people staying at the hotel were also very complimentary of your service.
Great holiday, thanks. Sunny Apartment was perfect, views amazing and so much to do. We couldn’t even fault Gatwick Airport! Might fly from there again now!
C and B Barnes
Thank you for arranging such a super holiday.The hotel was lovely and we were given a suite with sparkling wine and fruit on arrival. We loved Sipan and our trips to other islands and Dubrovnik. The transfer arrangements were excellent. It was great to arrive at the hotel by speedboat.
We plan to return in September next year and will be in touch on this. In the meantime, we are recommending the holiday to friends.
Thank you for such an excellent service.
J & T C
Just back from a wonderful holiday and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your help and arrangements. Everything worked like a dream thanks to you and your colleagues, we loved Hvar and the Podstine Hotel and don’t think we could have booked a better place for a break.
We have got our sights set on a long weekend in Dubrovnik next Spring and so we will be in touch with you when we get around to planning it.
Thanks again for everything
First of all thank you for the “bubbly” that you arranged for us on our arrival. That was very thoughtful of you. We took all our cards with us and put them up in the hotel room. Can you believe the next day the hotel management also delivered some red roses to our room and they still looked lovely when we left yesterday.
I am so glad we followed your advice and took the Monday flight. The hotel was superb. The facilities, the food, the location, the friendly staff. It was a really lovely holiday and Mike and I have returned very relaxed, having had a great time.
Thanks again for making the “ash cloud” problems minimal for us.
We were anxious about the return flight when we heard about the “ash cloud” problem again, but once we were on the plane and the pilot told us that he had been assured that Gatwick would remain open till midnight, I knew we would be OK.
I want you to know that I will be recommending Completely Croatia together with the hotel to anyone I know who is planning to visit Dubrovnik.
Thanks & regards
Alison – just a short note to say thanks for the recommendation on Hotel Bozica. Wonderful! One of the best holidays we have ever had. We will definitely use you again – everything was smooth.
Just wanted to say Thank You for your recommendation ….. We thoroughly enjoyed the Bozica and had a fantastic holiday.
The weather was great, hotel lovely, food excellent and staff fab! We absolutely loved the authentic style of Sudurad and we will be going back next year.
Just got back from Sipan island, and it was everything you said it would be – we had a great time, and the Hotel Bozica was very special. Flights, transfers all went smoothly, and the speedboat arrival and departure was fun.
Thanks for all of your help in organising it for us at short notice, and I’ll certainly recommend Completely Croatia to friends.
Just to let you know we are back safely and that we had a wonderful time in the beautiful resort of Cavtat.
Your recommendation of the Villa Pattiera was spot on and we were well looked after by the staff and would not hesitate in recommending the property and resort.
Transfers were perfect too.
Thanks for everything
All the best
Ron & Dianne
Very impressed with quick responses to all queries and really felt I was getting a bespoke service from you. With a single point of contact it is so much better having a person to speak to rather than a call centre where you have to go through 20 questions with a different operator every time you make contact. Alison inspired my confidence in the overall service through understanding my requirements and clearly having great depth of knowledge of the destination. We would certainly use your services again and recommend you to friends
Villa Andrea – What a delightful gem of a place. Blansa and Zeljko run the place with sustained high standards. Zeljko has incredible attention to detail and constantly scans the place to ensure everything is in order. Igor and Jadranka, the waiting team are also superb. Igor is a star and knows his trade well. Everything was spotlessly clean.
The position of the hotel is marvellous, right at the quiet end of the promenade so it is away from the hustle and bustle of the main harbour and lovely and peaceful at night. The rooms are well appointed and spacious and are also well insulated from noise so no disturbances at night.
We also very much appreciated the arrangements Blansa made for us to taxi up to the old village a couple of times for evening meals. In addition, their recommendations for eating out (Feniks for the Peka experience and local museum and the Ranc just up the hill set in an olive grove.
The hotel restaurant is a charming spot for an evening meal and as good if not the best on the Tucepi promenade. Breakfast is also excellent with eggs cooked to order and a wide spread of cereals, yoghurts, fruit, cheeses, meat and fresh baked breads to satisfy any preference.
The immediate proximity of the beach with free sun beds and parasols provided by the hotel is a tremendous bonus factor. It was so easy to go for a swim and pop back to the hotel café for a mid morning coffee and lunch time drink.
Overall an ideal place for a relaxing ‘do little’ holiday.
Mr K Devon
I am writing to say how very much my wife and I enjoyed our 10 days at the Hotel Bozica in July 2009.
The hotel was comfortable and stylish, the food was excellent and the staff all very friendly and competent. The island setting is of course great with the sea very clear and clean – so different from other parts of the Mediterranean. We shall be back.
We wanted to let you know that our Croatian holiday was glorious. We particularly wanted to ask you to thank Stefan and his family for their wonderful hospitality at Maria Apartments, Orasac. The apartment was good but their hospitality really set it apart (arranging a complementary boat trip to Kolocep [one of our most blissful days], cooking us two fabulous dinners, washing and drying a load of laundry and generally being very welcoming, friendly and helpful) . We also very much enjoyed the Palace Hotel in Trogir.
S, C & S B, Cheddington
Just a quick note to say thank you SO MUCH for organising such a wonderful holiday for us. We had a fantastic time in Brac and Trogir; both hotels were perfect and completely suited our needs. Also, the transfers were very efficient – and we even had good weather thrown in too!
Thank you again,
Katie and Rob
Just back from beautiful Croatia! I loved Rovinj and the hotel was excellent! We were given a wonderful room which had a balcony, as requested, with a superb sea view and it couldn’t have been better.
Neil, the rep was there waiting to meet the flight and couldn’t have been more helpful. We both definitely want to go back! Thank you so much for making the arrangements for me and for ensuring we had the best of attention.
We loved exploring the Old Town and finding all the wonderful authentic buildings… my friend hired a bike one afternoon and explored a little more of the area and we both spent a wonderful day in Pula with the stunning amphitheatre and beautiful old square etc etc.
Definitely 10 out of 10
Just a quick note to feedback on the Hotel More. The room was excellent with a lovely view (as promised). Whatever you said worked. In fact on departure one of the managers referred to you by name and how you only send them ‘nice guests…who also spend a lot of money’ (which I didn’t think that we did by the way). So maybe you are due a dinner at the very least next time you are there. As we saw one very small room on the side however I would always encourage people to pay more for a front facing room.
Having stayed in many ‘luxury’ hotels around the world one of the most impressive aspects was the level and quality of the fixtures and fittings. Often rooms, especially bathrooms are not finished to the same standard. Despite the hotel being new when you might expect corners to be cut, the level of finish and the specification was extremely impressive.
We visited the Dubrovnik Palace opposite for drinks and were so glad we chose the More. I’m sure if you have young children the Palace is a better choice but for us the calm and tranquillity of the More was ideal.
We will obviously sing both your praises and the hotel’s to our friends.
Mike & Nicky
Just wanted to send our thanks for assisting us in finding a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday on Sipan a few weeks back. It was such a treat and we really appreciated the bottle of bubbly you and the wonderful hotel staff (Bozica) had laid on for our anniversary – a lovely touch. Thank you for organising everything so smoothly and recommending such a beautiful holiday destination. We will be recommending it to all our friends and wouldn’t hesitate to go back and will indeed do so – through you
Jo and Mark Brennan
Thenk you for organising such a fantastic honeymoon for us You handled it with all the professionlaism yet personal touch we could have wished for and the flowers were a lovely thought.
We have many amazing memories of our time in Croatia to remember for a long time to come.
Mr & Mrs B
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Dubrovnik. We would love to go back – but more likely during Easter or our October holiday. I think we would go to Cavtat next time as there seemed to be a lot of “active” activities available, diving, horse riding, cycling and walking, and going out of the summer months would mean that we can actually participate without ending up as greasy spots!! Pearo was lovely and made us feel most welcome and the apartment was great. Brilliant to have the balcony to sit out on.
We would most likely be looking at Wednesday 13 October 2010 for a week. Would you mind doing a provisional quote for us please?
Thank you again for your tremendous personal service and help. This has to have been one of the best holidays we have had (married 26 years on Tuesday), and certainly in one of the most beautiful places – only really comparable with Vancouver. We will be recommending both you and Dubrovnik to all of our friends.
Christine and Alan Murray
Just a quick email, firstly, to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Dubrovnik – the Sunny Apartment fitted our requirements perfectly! It was comfortable and stylish and its location was ideal, both for the beach and the Old City. As we are a fit family the number of steps to the accommodation did not bother us – though I wonder if you might want to point out to clients that the apartment can only be reached by a lot of steps (126 up from Fran Supila and quite a few down from Petra Kresimira 4.
I would certainly recommend Dubrovnik, Sunny apartment and Completely Croatia
Just a quick mail to let you know we had a great time – especially loved Dubrovnik & Hotel More. Car hire was a great move and pick ups from airport, hotels etc went very smoothly.
Fab week – thanks for your help & recommendations.
We wanted to thank you so much for organising a memorable family holiday.
Your challenge was to plan a trip which appropriately entertained and satisified two very different generations of family and provided a great venue for a 60th birthday party to boot!
It was just all so wonderful— from the bouquets of flowers and bubbly waiting for us in the Hotel More on my birthday and the best location ever for a special dinner- to the genial and funny guy at Hotel Peristil in Split who rescued us when we abandoned the car having been defeated by the one way system -to the jacuzzi bath in the suite overlooking the Adriatic in the Marco Polo-to the charming head waiter at Cavtat who knew what fine wining and dining was all about amd what to recommend and to everyone who did their best to make sure my veggie daughter didnt miss out on good cooking.
Every time we left a hotel to move on we were sad to leave and felt the experience couldnt be betterered, We were wrong each time, each of the 5 hotels you chose and their location were so different and yet in each we met with charming and personable hotel employees who just went out of their way to make sure we as their guests were having a good time. On arrival each hotel was expecting us, made absolutely sure we knew where everything was and the local places to visit. The rooms were spotless, food fab and everyone spoke beautiful English.
Thank you so so much for being good at what you do and delivering what you promise.
Definitely will be back
We returned from our above holiday on Saturday last and am just advising you that we all had a lovely time.
The weather was favourable after our concerns on the arrival evening, when there was a tremendous fire close to the hotel, but the fire service had it under control by Sunday morning.
Apparently it was the worst fire they had experienced for 30 years, and they did very well to control it so quickly.
The Hotel Meteor was one of the best which we have experienced for some time, and the food was very varied and good quality.
I thought I would give you some feedback, and again, many thanks for your help.
I just wanted to thank you for your very efficient and comprehensive service. I had the best holiday of my life. Transport was hassle-free, the hotel was wonderful and the location breath taking. I’m sick of eating fish though.
I’m back at work today which is a shock!
I just wanted to say thanks for all your help and let you know that I really enjoyed my holiday in Croatia. The staff at the Hotel Villa Adriatica in particular were wonderful and very kind and helpful. We really enjoyed our time on the Island of Brac and a day trip to Split and a trip to Omis for rafting. We didn’t make it to Hvar, but maybe one day if we return we willJ
All the best,
Back from the sunshine to the rain!
Thank you for the wine – which of course we enjoyed with the great view.
We could not believe how clear & clean the sea was over there – great for snorkelling
We will be recommending Croatia for holidays without a doubt.
I can not thank you enough for the holiday you arranged in Mlini, it was exactly what we wanted, despite the appartment being a little dated, the place, the people and the travel arrangements were perfect.
We are looking to go away in september if the pennies will stretch and wondered if you did any other destinations on a par with this one or had a brochure you could send me.
Thanks once again, i will look forward to hearing from you
Thank you for your postcard! The holiday was fabulous! The hotels were great and the staff particularly at hotel Bozica were excellent. We are already thinking of when we can return and maybe see some more of the country. Thank you for all your help in ensuring that things ran smoothly – we have already recommended completely croatia to our friends and family!
Can I just say how impressed I was with your speedy reply and the presentation of information.
Dear Ms Jago,
I wanted to write with positive feedback for Completely Travel given my experiences booking through your organisation.
My wife and I recently booked a two week holiday and found that your colleague’s insight and advice was invaluable, helping us to enjoy a holiday that is memorable for all the right reasons !
For example, the hotel was far better suited to our needs than that which another firm had originally suggested. While I suspected that the other firm was more interested in their own profit margins, I felt that the advisor at Completely Travel was better at listening to me as a customer and offered really useful advice.
So this short note is to thank you and your firm for helping us to arrange a fantastic holiday. It really was a pleasure booking through such a professional company that knows the area and genuinely values its customers.
Do pass on my thanks to your team.
This was our first visit to Croatia and the beautiful and fabulously-equipped villa in Istria surpassed all our expectations.
Huge thanks to Completely Travel (and Alison in particular) for suggesting a new destination and for all their efforts to make it a truly unforgettable holiday!
Sal and Richie