If you are looking for more space and privacy for your stay in Croatia than a hotel room can give you, then you can choose one of the flats or holiday homes that this country offers. These types of accommodation are in great demand not only by families but also by groups of young people and all those who do not like small hotel rooms.
Choosing a flat or house also allows you to better manage the space and time of your stay as they are solutions equipped with a kitchen that allows you to prepare meals. Especially if you move in advance, finding the most suitable accommodation is not difficult, as flats and houses are very common in Croatia and provide a solution for a holiday of freedom and comfort.
To help you find the most suitable accommodation for your needs, here is a selection of the 10 best facilities that offer flats and holiday homes. Most of these are located along the Croatian coast, while others are located near the centres of charming towns.
All of the accommodations on the list are characterised not only by their excellent reviews but also by their services and value for money. Many of them are simple but cosy establishments, while others are more luxurious and provide extra facilities such as a swimming pool, gym or private beach.
The Dubrovnik Luxury Residence – L’Orangerie is located 3.5 km from the historic city centre of Dubrovnik. The Residence offers guests accommodation with a terrace, air conditioning, a seating area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a dishwasher, a microwave, a coffee machine, a washing machine and a private bathroom.
A supermarket, children’s playground, bars and restaurants serving local cuisine can be found nearby. The property is a short walk from a pebble beach and offers free Wi-Fi, on-site private parking and a gym. The residence is 23 km from Dubrovnik Airport and 2.5 km from the city’s ferry port and bus station.
Ellure Luxury Suites is a high-class property located in the beautiful city of Split, less than 2 km from Diocletian’s Palace. The complex features two types of rooms: Adria Suites and Dalma Suites. The Adria Suites are air-conditioned rooms with a TV, pool or sea view, private bathroom, work desk and kettle. The Dalma Suites are accommodations that have all the features of the Adria Suites but also have a kitchenette.
Ellure Luxury Suites is 650 metres from Firule Beach, 1 km from Trstenik Beach and 1.3 km from Bacvice Beach. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. Split Airport is the nearest airport and is 23 km from the property.
Apartments Park Plava Laguna is a four-star property located 2 km from the centre of Poreč and 2.4 km from the Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The air-conditioned flats come with a private bathroom, a terrace equipped with a sun umbrella and a coffee table, a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area.
Surrounded by green Mediterranean vegetation, the Park Plava Laguna accommodations offer free Wi-Fi in all areas, outdoor swimming pools, and the opportunity to enjoy various sports and entertainment activities. Within the resort there are bars and restaurants offering local and international cuisine and a SPA with wellness centre. Apartments Park Plava Laguna is located 60 km from Pula Airport, and private parking is available for guests.
Located on the beautiful Island of Pag, Villa Ani is a cosy property just 600 metres from the centre of Novalja. Villa Ani offers its guests modern studios and flats with a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV and a balcony or terrace. The property is only 500 metres from the beach and features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace.
Wi-Fi is available in the entire area and private parking and laundry facilities are available on site. There are numerous clubs, bars, restaurants and shops in the vicinity, as well as a bus stop leading directly to the famous Zrće Beach. Zadar Airport is just over 80 km away and the property organises an airport shuttle service.
Apartments and Rooms Azzurra is a four-star property located in the centre of Bol on the island of Brac, about 700 metres from the Dominican Monastery. The luxurious accommodation features a kitchenette with a dishwasher, a dining area, a terrace with outdoor seating, a private bathroom, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
This complex also features a bar and restaurant serving Croatian cuisine. There are three beaches nearby, Porat, Račić and Zadruga. Guests can make use of private parking, laundry and car and bike rental services. The hotel is 500 metres from the bus station and 20 minutes from Brač Airport.
Situated in the heart of Rovinj, just a few steps from the Cathedral and various points of interest, Noemi is a 4-star property offering accommodation with elegant and cosy furnishings. The property offers flats with a fully equipped kitchenette, a private bathroom with shower, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
Baluota Beach is only 300 metres away, while Sveti Andrija Beach is 600 metres away. Numerous sights in the vicinity include Rovinj’s harbour, Balbi Arch and St. Euphemia’s Cathedral. The Noemi is 39 km from the nearest airport, Pula, and provides an airport shuttle service at a surcharge.
Apartments Zadar Superior is an ideal solution for all those looking for a sunny and relaxing holiday. Situated 150 metres from the beach in Zadar, this property features air-conditioned flats with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a kitchenette with an oven, microwave, fridge and kettle.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, terrace with gazebo and free Wi-Fi. The property is 4 km from the historic city centre, 5.1 km from the Church of Our Lady of Health and 5 km from the Roman Forum. Zadar Airport is the nearest airport and is about 16 km away.
The Magic Garden Zagreb Center is a great option for those who want to discover the city of Zagreb while feeling at home. Located less than 1 km from the Cathedral, this property offers air-conditioned accommodation with a fully equipped kitchenette, a fridge, a dining area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.
Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi. Magic Garden Zagreb Center is located in an area full of clubs, restaurants and bars. Tuskanac Park is 400 metres away, Cvjetni Square is 1.5 km away and Zagreb Archaeological Museum is 1.9 km away.
Amorino Apartman Studio is a clean and comfortable accommodation in one of the most beautiful areas of Opatija and is therefore the perfect solution for those looking for value for money accommodation. Amorino Apartman Studio offers accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bathroom, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
The area features several sites of interest such as the Juraj Sporer Art Pavilion, the Church of St. James, the harbour and the Lido beach in Opatija. Opatija Bus Station is nearby, while Rijeka Airport is about 43 km away.
Located in Umag, Apartments Dugonjić is a simple yet hospitable accommodation surrounded by green nature. The complex offers guests air-conditioned flats with flat-screen TVs, balconies, private bathrooms and kitchenettes with a cooker, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.
The property also features an outdoor pool, a garden barbecue, free Wi-Fi and parking facilities. Apartments Dugonjić is about 3 km from the bus station, 3.8 km from Umag’s centre and 83 km from Pula Airport.
If you want to save money, the best method is to rent a room in private accommodation, the equivalent of the boarding houses and B&Bs found in other countries. To find them, just look for the word sobe or zimmer, which means ‘free rooms’.
They are very cheap solutions that at the same time allow direct contact with the locals. The owners usually offer very friendly service and good quality food, as it is ‘homemade’.
If you decide to go on an adventure, choosing the guesthouses directly on site, we recommend that you start your search very early in the high season to find the best solution: besides, in the afternoon the owners may often go out on errands.
If you like half-board, don’t hesitate to try it: you will have the chance to dine with your family. Many good guesthouses along the coast have beautiful gardens, direct access to the sea or even picturesque vineyards where you can relax with tasty fish dinners washed down with local wine produced by the owners.