Croatia Journals

Plitvice - its lakes and its hospitality

A travel journal to Croatia by MichaelJM

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Attraction | "Pottering around Plitvice Park"

Plitvice Lakes National Park Photo, Croatia, Europe
Quote:
The day started somewhat ominously with a heavy rain shower. This looked as if it was going to be par for the rest of the day so after a quick upload of some of my Croatian reviews onto IGOUGO we bit the bullet and decided to don our waterproofs and head off to the Plitvice National Park for our second day of exploration. The plan was that we’d check out the upper lakes so that meant catching the "train" at station 1 and getting off at station 3. Of course things are never that straightforward and having got settled on the bus (it really isn’t a train despite the local description) we had to get off at section 2 to get on another bus to take us to section 3. It was now going swimmingly well until we w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2013

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Karst area of central Croatia
Rab, Croatia

House Biba & Leona

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Hotel | "A place near the park"

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We’d arrived nice and early at the B&B and intended to leave the car and walk up to the National Park, registering for our room later on in the day. But it didn’t seem to matter about the time and we were able to move in to our room straight away. A whole two hours earlier than normal check-in time of 14.00hrs. After the standard photocopying of passports we were taken to our room or should I say suite. It was very modern and spacious although the booking information had said it was compact. However, after having spoken with the woman who checked us in (her English was not great) it seemed that things were not as we’d imagined they would be from the booking information. It had been sta...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

House Biba & Leona
Rastovaca 23
Rastovaca
385 53 758 007

Hotel Degenija

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Hotel | "A must to avoid! (the restaurant)"

Plitvice Lakes National Park Photo, Croatia, Europe
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The area is not awash with restaurants and Degenija was about 3 miles away and attached to a four-star hotel. Our presumption was that it must be good. The trouble with presumptions is that they can seriously let you down! When we got to the restaurant there was a short queue of people waiting for tables but they were soon dealt with, if not a little off-handed. We with another couple got tables to the right of the entrance and away from the majority of outside diners. I was OK with that initially because it meant we’d got a table, but things really did deteriorate from this point onwardsMy wife ordered a cordon bleu veal escalope and I went for their house special pizza, mainly because it...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 27, 2013

Hotel Degenija
Selište Drežničko 57a
Rakovica
047 782 143

House Ivan

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Hotel | "Eating local"

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Just a few minutes away from our B&B was another B&B that opened its doors in the evening as a restaurant. House Ivan (21 Rastovaca) catered for up to 16 people at any one time and offered a choice of 4 set meals from 19.00hrs each night. The set meals included a soup starter, followed by a main course, then a dessert and a drink of your choice. All of this for 20 euros (150KN) per person.We arrived just after 7.00 pm and were warmly greeted by a guy who we presumed was Ivan and he offered a choice of table. One was already occupied and so we opted for the only other double one leaving three tables of four empty. Promptly he brought us a menu and explained the deal to us and we too...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

House Ivan
Rastovaca 21, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastovaca 53231
098 995 4521