In a narrow side street in pedestrian-only Varoš, on a hillside between the old town and Marjan peninsular. All the city’s main cultural attractions are within a 15-minute walk, as are the airport bus and the ferry port.
The eight rooms are simple but comfortable, with whitewashed walls, wooden floors and heavy wooden beds and wardrobes. There’s also a spacious apartment combining a bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi, fully-equipped kitchen and living room, plus a small terrace where you can sit out at a table with comfy wicker chairs.
Breakfast is served round the corner at Konoba Leut – one of my favourite places for morning coffee, with a sunny terrace overlooking the wooden fishing boats in Matejuška harbour.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast at Konoba Leut is made-to-order, with fresh coffee from an espresso machine. Villa Varoš guests also get a reduction on daytime meals here – expect typical Dalmatian home cooking, with tasty dishes such as škampi buzara (shrimps in a rich garlic, wine and parsley sauce).
None, but just a five-minute walk uphill you’ll arrive at Marjan, a verdant pine-scented peninsular crisscrossed by footpaths, affording fantastic views over the old town and down onto the sea.
The friendly and helpful owner is a great source of advice about things to do and see in the area.
Who stays there
Travellers of all ages and nationalities looking for a low-cost but authentic experience.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Seasoned travellers
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Peaceful location
- Traditional Dalmatian stone building
- Good value for money
- Only nine rooms