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Villas Mlini

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Firstly let me start of with... What a beautiful country Croatia is. The crystal clear sea all around, the surrounding countryside & towns / cities especially along the Dubrovnik Riviera, Go on a water taxi for example £8 return to Dubrovnik you won’t be disappointed, or a trip to the 3 islands. Late May 2018 Family Holiday to the superb Mlini Villas / Hotel Astarea, what a fantastic location & the villa with the balconies overlooking the sea really do make you feel so relaxed & part of a beautiful resort. Being a family of 4 the Villa was brilliant a little small but we managed fine, with being able to use the Hotel Astarea for dining as well as the pool facilities, the staff we’re very helpful & made sure any pre booked trips the pick up was as arranged. There’s plenty to see & places to go, in Dubrovnik rather than go in the cable car go for the guided mini bus trip instead you’ll see far more at a great price. Or trips from the hotel to Cavtat - a lovely town 30 mins away wonderful restaurants & swimming locations in the sea. The rooms we’re cleaned everyday the food always topped up never a shortage, even entertainment as you dined with a local band at tea time. We can’t recommend or praise Croatia enough & we can’t wait to return to our new favourite holiday location. Thanks for making it such a brilliant Holiday. 5 Stars awarded for service location & cleanliness

The Villas really are special! We were very lucky to be located in apartment 597 which is the furthest one from the complex that boasts one hell of a private balcony straight to the ocean from the living space and sleep room. It was majestic and I cannot reccomend it highly enough for a family holiday with a young child in tow. I’m so pleased we opted for the villas instead of hotel astera as we got the best of both worlds (using the pool and having B&b). The local restaurants are amazing! A great mix of adventure for the kids too with X3 local parks and water taxi’s aplenty! If taking children be mindful that they do not have children’s menus - so buying a grown up meal every time is standard. None of it went to waste though 👍 but it could be costly if you have a larger family. The staff at the beach bar on the complex are amazing - highly professional but friendly with great service (great with kids too!). The place is paradise! Mlini is wonderful. Pictures taken from our balcony

We stayed at one of the villas for two nights and wished it was more. The villas are in a great location, right on the sea. Beautiful inside and out, great glassed in patio as well. The pool is clean with a restaurant right next door. They have a kids pool with a water feature and an indoor pool. We loved the area you are able to walk to stores, cafes, bars and restaurants all with amazing views. We did eat at the hotel breakfast one morning and it was what you would expect for a buffet breakfast. The staff our friendly and happy to help. The only thing to know is you are actually checking into Hotel Astarea, instead of Hotel Mlini but that was an easy fix. I would highly recommend the villas and hope to be back some day.

We booked two weeks at the Hotel Astarea via Saga and upgraded our accommodation to a Villa Mlini with which we were pleased. The detached, quiet Villa numbered 578 is equipped for 4 people self catering. It has an open plan small kitchen area with sink, cupboards, fridge, microwave, and 2 hot rings, a dining area with a table + 4 chairs, and a sitting area with couch which presumably can be converted into 2 beds, coffee table and wall unit on which the TV stands and a collective floor area of approximately 18' x 14'. The bedroom has 2 single beds pushed together, a large wardrobe (inside which is a small safe - the key is available from the Hotel reception desk), a dressing table on which there is another TV, a chair, and bedside cabinets. The bedroom measures about 12' x 12'. The bathroom has 2 sinks, over bath shower, and wc, and measures about 10' x 7'. In the hall there are 2 more wardrobes and a large mirror. On the approximate 10' x 14' balcony which is adjacent to the inside sitting area, are 4 chairs + table, and from which there is a sea view, partially obstructed mainly by olive and pine trees. There is also a sea view from the bedroom. The only aspects of this Villa that we noticed, and which could be disadvantageous to some guests are about 25 upward steps from the Villa to the downward paved path that leads to the Hotel (it took us about 5 minutes to get to the restaurant from the Villa, but we did enjoy the scenic walk), the ceilings in the Villa are high and the curtains are hung from the ceiling (unfortunately there are no pulleys or poles to ease the closing of the curtains which could be difficult – fortunately, I’m 6 foot tall), the top of the side of the bath is about 2 foot from the floor which could make “stepping in” to use the shower or to bathe, difficult, and the operation of the shower (once we realised that the rolled, horizontal, chrome “bar” just above the bath on the left hand side, when turned forward, directed the water to the shower – the opposite turn, put the water in the bath, and the opposite end of this “bar” on the right, determined the water temperature, we found the shower to be excellent). Alas, amongst the vast array of crockery and glasses, there were no mugs, only small cups. Fortunately, being Saga guests, our cases were taken from the coach to the Villa and vice versa, by the hotel Staff, who were generally helpful, hardworking, and friendly, especially the ladies who cleaned the Villa daily, and Marco in the restaurant who has a good sense of humour. Some photos are attached including site plans.

Clean , comfortable villas with an amazing view of the sea. Quite crowded because of the many tour groups.Staff can get overwhelmed with the many tourist checking out in the morning . The villas are quite far and isolated from the breakfast and check out area. Be sure to let them know ahead of time when you need assistance with your luggages because it may take some time. We were late for our scheduled tour because of this.

The setting = AMAZING. We were right on the edge of the sea and the waves lapped literally a metre from the edge of the balcony. It was peaceful and the outlook was fabulous. The apartment = OK. It looked really new and was really clean but the finish wasn't great. While we were there, two tiles came off and a door handle came off. The air con seemed a little temperamental and the window/door kept opening. The apartments were small and it would be difficult to properly self cater there as there was no cooker or freezer - but it was OK for making sandwiches and storing cold drinks in the fridge. It was a fair trek to reception from our apartment made more complicated because we had a pushchair which meant we couldn't use the steps. The service = Fairly good, although we did feel on 2 occasions as though we were being fobbed off a little (One question about getting the shuttle bus back from Dubrovnik, and one about a late checkout) - maybe is was just the way they spoke but it seemed that way. The facilities = Good. Everything that other reviewers say came true. It would have been impossible to find the apartments unless I'd read the review about them being at the same reception as Hotel Asterea, and even then we ended up in their service bay. The outdoor swimming pool was very chilly. Restaurants on site were good (although we experienced slow service in one of them which was a shame (and a one off I think because everyone else got served before us!!!) and the local area is great - a lovely walk along the sea front to other resorts, cafes and restaurants. The review about how far the supermarket is was accurate but we didn't find the walk daunting as all - it was just a lovely stroll along the sea front.

We've had a lovely family holiday at Mlini Villas. The apartments were located right on the beach with easy access to the facilities of the Astarea hotel. Mlini village was also lovely with lots of restaurants though it was very quiet so perhaps not suitable for those looking for lots of entertainment.

Let's not be picky...the rooms are big, clean and confortable. They have a ok seaview (only the front villas seem to have the perfect view)..But it is not as chic as on the pictures...The lobby of the main hôtel where you check in and the basement look cheap...also the pics of friture in the villa are very basic Beautiful are the beach,the swimming pool,the promenade along the sea and rhe village near by. Overall beautiful ,still the design could be improved

We have just returned from a glorious holiday in this village. We had booked an independent apartment for two in the grounds of this hotel. Check in at hotel was quick and easy enough, a young man brought us to our accommodation in a golf buggy. The apartments are new and mostly separate. All I think have spectacular views over Mlini bay. However, on entering our apartment, we were very disappointed. We had requested a large one, the one allocated to us was ridiculously tiny. So downhearted, as we were staying for 11 days, comfort was vital. We are in our early 60's. A tiny living area, with a minute "kitchen" and a table squashed in at door opening to very narrow balcony. A small bathroom with shower only, large bed with sliding door. No storage whatsoever. We had to put our suitcase and 2 chairs out on balcony in order to move inside..... We slept our first night there, beautiful views, and sound of water lapping metres away was sublime.However, we could not envisage spending any more in this hot box! We had spent a lot on this booking, it is very expensive overall here. So we requested an upgrade to a larger apt. We got instant satisfactory service from Andrea at reception, who showed us to another apt that was available.. It was such a contrast, very large independent apt, fabulous large balcony with stunning view. A super bathroom, bath, shower and 2 sinks. Great bedroom with king bed, and very comfy. Great living area with decent kitchen area. All in all, perfect for us and very comfortable. But it cost us an extra 50euros a night!!Not a cheap option, but the alternative was awful. Mlini is a little gem of a village with little coves, a good walk along the coast connects to Shrebreno, another tiny place, and further along coast a nice walk. Picture perfect, busy and hot in sept, but quiet and calm. The beaches are all along the coves here with delicious bathing, stony but surf shoes available in the couple of shops. The hotel does a good breakfast, lots of fresh fruit, hot and cold buffet. We did not use hotel much, so I can't rate it. The staff in all areas were really lovely and friendly. There is a good beach side bar with lots of tasty food, Ivan and rest of guys here were super. The hotel offers shuttle buses to Dubrovnik and Cavtat, a nicer way to travel is by boat taxi from the harbour, also cheaper. About 15euro return to Dunbrovnik. We did a couple of day trips to Dubrovnik, check at reception when cruise ships descend on the city, as the sheer volume of people I believe is most crowded. It is a beautiful, historic, proud, ancient city, and deserves time to explore and get the history. Easy to get a good walking tour that delivers all, and lasts approx one and a half hours. Cavtat is a very old pretty larger town, very busy, but a nice day out also. There are lots of boat trips to islands, fishing, kayaking etc. There are a few restaurants in Mlini, all ok, but Puntizela,and Lanterna are superb. Just a few minutes along coast. The only downside is the supermarket is a 20 minute walk, if carrying a lot it's difficult, as no taxis. A small grocery nearer hotels would be a big help, especially for milk, fresh bread, deli and wine and beer! There is a super pool, but agree with other reviews it gets ridiculously full, it is used by 2 hotels and apartments. People do reserve beds at 8am, and may not use them for hours. Also, despite notices, lots of diving, huge,very annoying blow up toys in pool. This is not fair, and definitely needs attention. We gave up trying to swim in pool because of this. All in all though, we had a lovely holiday, and were delighted with our location, to escape the crowds and heat of city at the end of day, and sit with a glass of wine and watch the spectacular sunsets. We will go back some day, it is a special place but expensive.

Separate apartments in the Hotel Asterea complex. Modern, clean, minimalist and comfortable with good A/C and superb view over the Mlini bay and coastline with clear aqua blue waters for snorkelling right at the bottom of our steps. Staff very friendly and helpful. Mlini area is very handy fro airport transfers, about 15 mins away, and better suited to quieter beach-based getaways. Sunbeds fill quickly, as does the hotel pool. There are 3 restaurants as part of the Riviera hotels area, a beach bar/diner, pizzeria and more traditional bistro, the former two were fairly basic and the food and slow service was mediocre, similar prices to UK dining. The bistro Konobo was better. All three are enjoying great locations along the coastline 2 - 5 mins from the main hotel. There is not much else to do in Mlini other than sleep in the sun or take a boat trip from he small harbour - Superb Dubrovnik by boat (don't visit when a cruise ship is in town!) and the slightly more cosmopolitan very pretty Cavtat by boat were great days out. Main problem was location of supermarket as we were in an apartment with small kitchenette we did not want to eat out every lunchtime, but the nearest supermarket was a long hot 2.5km away to get basic provisions, and taxis were not cheap, no shuttle bus. Hotel really needs to provide basic grocery amenities for the guests staying in the apartments. Overall we had a really nice relaxing break. Great countryside, clean surroundings, friendly people. We will definitely revisit Croatia in the future.

Šetalište Marka Marojice 40 Zupa dubrovacka

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Within a short distance of Villas Mlini are Mlini Beach and Srebreno Beach. This 39-room, 4-star apartment has an outdoor pool along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the apartment is also close to Racic Mausoleum and Church of Our Lady of the Snow.


This apartment is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 39 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Villas Mlini features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HRK 150 per vehicle one-way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach apartment include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea View (Lucic)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Terrace, Sea View (Mlini)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 51 reviews