A peaceful oasis in the heart of the city
Updated: Sep 1
Location: Makarska, Makarska Riviera
Capacity: 4-5 people
Price range: €€
Are you travelling with a family of only a couple of friends? Do you want to stay closer to the seafront, or further up the hills? How much are you willing to walk coming back from the beach or a night out? Planning a holiday brings about a lot of questions, and requires quite a bit of planning ahead if you want to have a careless stay. Luckily, we're here to help! ;)
Choosing the right accommodation can be tricky, especially if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. To make it easier for you, we listed top reasons to stay in Apartment Arya in Makarska!
Situated in a quiet apartment building, Apartment Arya offers quiet mornings and a relaxed stay. It is on a ground floor, which might seem weird at first, but consider the benefits:
no walking up and down many stairs when you’re already tired from swimming all day long
great for families with kids (no climbing over the high fences, balconies, etc.)
accessible for people with difficulties walking and getting around (only three steps at the entrance)
With the main Makarska beach only around 500 meters away, it will take you less than 5 minutes of easy walking to get to the sea. When we say 5 minutes, we mean it. Makarska is surrounded by hills and many apartment owners claim that it’s 5-10 minutes from them to the beach, and don’t mention that you will walk uphill from the beach back to the apartment (and that can take more than half an hour in hot sun). Apartment Arya, however, is located in the center of Makarska, just above the bus station, and it really takes no more than 5 minutes to get to it from the beach.
Apartment Arya was built only a few years ago, and with future in mind. All the furniture is brand new, all the appliances as well. There is a little terrace at the entrance (perfect for sipping morning coffee), a kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. When you check in, you will find many useful little things laying around, that most people forget to bring to the vacation (like some basic condiments in the kitchen, towels, hairdryers, shower gels, first aid kit, etc.) You might also notice the posters on the wall. These are official posters from MaFest Festival – first Festival of comic books in Makarska. You can read more about the festival here. The posters depict Makarska top locations, seen through the eyes of the artist who made them, and who placed their favourite characters there. As you can see, the hosts pay attention to local products and love to support local events.
As soon as you check in, make sure you go through the custom made Welcome Book. It contains all info on Apartment Arya, how to get around, where the nearest stores are, what you should visit, and where to eat. If you wish to have a guide everywhere around you, make sure you download the Makarska Riviera All In mobile guide. It is free of charge, free of spam, available for Android and IOS, and it is loaded with information about the area.
Apartment Arya is listed on Booking.com and on Airbnb.com as well, but for best experience and lower prices we recommend you contact the hosts directly. They are very attentive to their guests, and aspire to please them. Check out some of the reviews:
· Everything was great! Apartment has a well-equipped kitchen, nice living room and two comfortable bedrooms which we found so cozy for staying in. We are absolutely satisfied with the apartment! The location is good too. It's about 5-10 minutes of walk from the city center. But there was no noise around. Moreover, you can find a lot of bakeries nearby and one of them is open for 24h. There is also a shop in literally 1 minute of walk that's why we didn't have any problems with buying food. I also would like to mention the responsiveness, friendliness and hospitality of Danijela (the host). She did literally everything to make our stay as much comfortable as it could be. And she did a great job because we had a wonderful time! If it were possible we would give 11 out of 10. Undoubtedly the best apartment in Makarska.
· Danijela was a great host and there were some nice little extra details like a homemade book with recommendations for the area. She even left a plate of ham, cheese and olives for us in the fridge! The apartment is nice, very clean and in a good location. Highly recommended.
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Official website: apartmentarya.com