A fantastic small hotel situated in the beautiful small town of Cavtat. The rooms are everything you could need, and the friendly owners cannot do enough to help. Although we didn't want to watch TV, I reported that the remote control was missing. Within a day, Dean had bought a replacement TV and fitted it! Another guest had a poorly functioning fridge, which was immediately replaced. The Air Conditioning did struggle to cool the room against outside temperatures of 34 to 36 degrees Celsius, but it was never uncomfortable. We were given lots of helpful advice about the best way to visit Dubrovnik - boat or bus, and on an enquiry about a trip into Montenegro, we were given alternative tour ideas, but then told that the border crossing had been taking up to 2 1/2 hours lately, plus the coach trip of 2 hours..... We decided not to bother! Overall we could not have wanted a nicer place to stay, with the owners repeatedly telling everyone that they want their guests to feel at home. The only thing we could possibly have wanted was a cooler climate, so we are returning in May!
Nicest hosts of any hotel we have had the pleasure to stay in . Genuinely there to assist at all stages of our vacation with tips and local information on tours etc. Couldn't be more helpful and friendly. 5 stars👍
Awesome view of Bay all the way to Dubrovnik .Lovely breakfast with something for all and room always immaculate. Great communal room with books beach towels etc tv fridge and ice machine.
What a find the Castelletto is! It's a small hotel with many places to chill in the shade or in the sun, with a small pool to cool off in, but what makes this place amazing is the hosts. Dean collected us from the airport and was happy to chat to us for the short journey and stop to show us the bus stop and the shortest route into the town and harbour. Upon arrival, Kristina was so welcoming and this continued throughout the stay. Their local knowledge and advice was invaluable, like when to avoid Dubrovnik due to large numbers of cruise ships due to arrive etc. In fact, Kristina even gave us a small gift on departure and we feel we have left friends, rather than hotel owners.
Our room, while being one of the smallest, was perfectly fine with AC and a cooler (rather than a fridge really. Although there is a communal fridge/freezer available.)
Breakfast was delicious each morning with a variety of food and drinks on offer and it was so nice to eat outside by the pool and chat to other guests. There is such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere here.
Towels, sun hats, sun cream, toiletries, books and magazines are all provided if necessary. They really have thought of everything!
The only negative thing I can find is that the steep hill from the town centre and harbour is a challenge, especially in the heat. It's only about an eight minute walk down, but takes considerably longer to get back! (Our calf muscles are very toned now!) Although, to be fair, we could have caught the bus to avoid walking up for a small fee.
In summary, we can definitely recommend the Castelletto for a fabulous and relaxed stay in beautiful Cavtat.
(Oh and if you're reading this Kristina, the goldfish in our pond survived!)
I have traveled extensively throughout the world wether on vacation or business and I have to say The Castelletto is one of the nicest, most welcoming place of all.
Myself and partner arrived mid morning after a long overnight journey and didn't expect our room to be ready till around 2pm but no such thing our hosts Kristina and Dean welcomed us and showed us straight to our room, which was perfect, spacious, clean and a stunning view from the balcony overlooking the bay of Cavtat.
I feel that when your on holiday most hotels in the world are generally much of the same, you eat, you sleep, you lounge around and you use as a base to explore wherever you are and if you are happy with these then you generally have a good holiday but in my option what makes The Castelletto exceptional are not only all those things but more importantly the staff, from the owners, Kristina and Dean and Josip who looks after hotel when they're not around to the wonderful ladies who clean the rooms and make your lovely breakfast. They are so welcoming without being intrusive, nothing is too much bother just a small example of the many things they did to make us feel special being on our last day we got picked up at 7.30am to go to airport and breakfast wasn't served till 8am but Kristina came in early and made us our own breakfast at 7am so we wouldn't leave hungry, it is small things like this that make a holiday memorable. I could go on with the endless praise but all I can say is if you get a chance to spend some time at this fabulous hotel then take it you will not be disappointed. We were very sad to leave but will return, many thanks for the wonderful hospitality and kindness.
David and Wendy
Stayed at Castelletto in Cavtat for 5 nights at start of july. They do have a shuttle transfer to the airport, but you have to book it in advance! We didn't, so we just took a cab to the hotel for 120 kn. Castelletto is located at the top of Cavtat, so it'll take you only 10 min to walk down to the city centre and the beach, but the hill is steep, so you'll spend twice that time walking back up. You'll get used to it, but it is indeed a physical excercise. We didn't mind though, and had a very pleasent stay. The hotel has several small lounges outside to relax, they also have beach towels and beach mattresses for you to borrow for free. The pool was small and didn't look very inviting, so we never used it, didn't see anyone else use it either. We chose to spend most our time at the beach instead, which I believe is the better choice. The breakfast was also pretty good, but the best thing about the hotel was the staff. They're really friendly and willing to help you with just about everything. They even gave us some tips about driving and places to see in Bosnia, which was our next destination.
The area surrounding Dubrovnik, including Cavtat, is quite expensive because of the many tourists that drive the prices up. This applys for both hotels and restaurants. Castelletto is actually one of the cheaper, but you can't expect a luxury hotel.