Private Accommodation vs Hotels

The Island of Korcula’s best accommodation has to be found in private apartments, rooms and houses. Not only are they comfortable, clean and great value, but you will also be welcomed by warm and gracious hosts. Located in idyllic holiday settings with stunning views, compliments of Mother Nature, you will not be disappointed.

An apartment is generally more spacious than a hotel room and many have private terraces with stunning views over the sea or the old town (which you usually have to pay extra for in a hotel).

The flexibility of having self-catering facilities means you can enjoy the number of great restaurants on the island and pick up a few local food products and wine, which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own apartment.

Most of the apartments have separate entrances so you are assured of privacy, usually with 2 to 4 other apartments located in the same house. The owner may live in the house with their own private apartment or live elsewhere locally, in case you need anything during your stay.

Not only can the apartment owner provide you with great living quarters, but can provide invaluable advice about the best places to eat or visit. Many hosts will be happy to transport you to a restaurant or beach a little off the beaten track or be delighted for you to sample their locally produced wine or liquors. If you are staying with a fisherman or a great cook, you can be sure your hosts will be eager to fire up the stone BBQ and grill up the daily catch for you enjoy.

Unfortunately for Korcula, most of the hotels have a lot to be desired and are in need of renovation, so until that investment appears, our top tip would be to book in advance and snap up a great private apartment or room in some of the best locations on the island.

For example book an apartment owned by the friendly Perucic brothers, in what we consider to be the best location in the Old Town or how about a cosy studio apartment located within the walls of the old town, you can’t get more local?

3 bedroom apartment with private terrace
3 bedroom apartment with private terrace


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2 thoughts on “Private Accommodation vs Hotels

  1. martin ray says:

    The Island of Korčula is one of the best destination for vacation travel. During my tour I had enjoyed my stay at korcula explorer and I also used Car rental services from hertz. Both the services was very good.

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