Renovated character studio apartment, in the heart of Kotor old city. Bright with beautiful mountain and old town views. Sleeps 2 on very comfortable king sized sofa bed in an open plan lounge, bedroom and kitchen area. Separate ensuite toilet/shower room. Character stone walls and tiled floor. Large wardrobe & cupboard.
Extremely well equipped with air conditioning/heating, 3 double glazed windows, flat screen ADSL (T-com) & satellite TV/DVD, halogen hob and kitchen utensils, fridge freezer, unlimited internet access, small table and chairs, clothes drier, etc. Quality bathroom with large shower, toilet, washing machine, hair dryer, ironing board & iron.
It is just a few metres walk to visit the many museums, churches, restaurants, bars, and shops within the picturesque and car (exhaust) free old town (parking available outside just 150-250 metres away). Or take the 30 minutes’ walk up to the top of the old fort with breath-taking views of the Boka Bay. The waterfront lined by yachts and boats is just 2 minutes’ walk and walking a little further brings you to Dobrota, with waterfront restaurants and swimming in the clear Boka Bay water. Inexpensive buses or taxis can take you to historic and unspoilt Boka Bay villages (Prcanj, Perast etc.), or further on to the more developed Budva (with its own scenic old town, bungee jumping, water sports, etc.) or to sandy and rocky beaches directly on the Adriatic coast (Jaz, Blue Horizons, etc.). A boat trip around the bay, and especially to the island worth the church on is not to be missed. Altogether this UNESCO world heritage town and area is a dramatic, interesting and unforgettable area to experience.
Free unlimited wifi with good signal in apartment [network ‘Lidija’; passcode 0674995044] so you can easily keep in touch and most local bars and restaurants also have free wifi - ask them for their codes.
Friendly caretaker Lidija meets guests, helps if any problems and is happy to answer questions and or provide recommendations.
Note there are 2 almost identical apartments advertised which are next to each other: the left studio is slightly bigger and has slightly better views compared to the right studio, as can be seen from the photos and is worth the slightly higher price, though both are excellent/as advertised.
Parking is not allowed within the old town itself (no car fumes!), but one can park for free nearby. Head away from old town with sea on your right, then turn right about 20 metres before the only roundabout and drive round (little road opposite the Roda supermarket car park and only ~250 metres from the apartment). Alternatively, if this is full I drive straight over the roundabout with the bay still on my right and park on the first available space on the left past the post office (but not in the taxi spaces with yellow lines!). I have never had any problems with car theft or damage in Kotor. On market/ festival days or weekend evenings you may have a little further to walk but you can always find spaces somewhere!
Alternatively there are several attended pay car parks, the most convenient one being directly opposite the old town main gate (~150/200 metres walk from the apartment) and alongside the port/boat moorings, which currently charges ~90 cents per hour. There is another pay car park just outside the old town walls immediately on the Dobrota side of the old city about at a similar price.
Note re Kotor noise and stairway up to apartments/furry friends!
While the apartment is very conveniently located close to Kotor attractions and facilities, the whole of Kotor old town is lively and can be noisy summer evenings. Though this apartment is quieter than most Kotor apartments (it has shutters & double glazing), light sleepers or those who prefer quiet evenings in summer should consider staying/sleeping well away from Kotor old town e.g. in Muo/Prcanj and well away from restaurants/bars, even though you will need to bus/drive to get to Kotor.
Though apartments are excellent inside, the hall and stairway up to them sometimes have cats and there can be sometimes be an unpleasant smell during the minute or so getting to and from the apartment. The apartment doors are reasonably airtight, so the apartments themselves should not smell at all unless you leave the front door open (in which case leave the 3 windows open for a few minutes!). The woman in the central apartment on the floor below (who insists on feeding cats in this and nearby buildings) should and usually does clean the stairway approximately daily, but if there is any cat mess visible or stair cleaning needed, mention this to her friendly English speaking son who lives below the left studio who will sort matters or call Lidija who will get it sorted.
Most people are not bothered by the above and appreciate having Kotor attractions and facilities close by and excellent apartment facilities (see reviews), but studio not recommended if allergic to cats and/or a light sleeper!
Contact owner by email/via website if you have any questions or book online once decided. Websites do not allow phone numbers or usual email addresses to be shared until after booking is made. After booking owner will confirm reservation and email you more detailed information on apartments and area. Lidija normally meets guests by arrangement on steps of St Tripun’s cathedral (as easier to find than apartment). Check in 16.00 or later and check out 10.00 or earlier unless otherwise agreed with Lidija.
Overall the studios are well located and equipped and great value. Wishing you a great vacation in this beautiful and interesting area
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