Here's what some of our guests say about their stay at Hidden House:
We spent three nights at Hidden House for my 50th Birthday.
What a wonderful place it is.
Amanda’s communication beforehand sold the place to me! She was full of ideas for our stay - she suggested so many wonderful things to do including hiring a boat to explore the beautiful bays with a picnic, which we did. With Chris, what you see is what you get, a genuine wonderful guy, informative and fun with connections throughout Stari Grad and beyond who will arrange all sorts of activities for you.
When people care this much and have amazing taste you get something unique, Hidden House is so unique on a world-wide scale!
Hidden in a charming little alley off the harbour in Stari Grad, the eponymous House is a sanctuary of calm and comfort for the weary traveller!
Amanda & Chris are consummate and superlative hosts, taking care of their guests’ every need or whim.
Boat hire, flippers and snorkels, restaurant reservations, bike hire, cool boxes, picnic blankets, vineyard tours and even convertible Beetle hire are all taken care of upon request or at least recommendations given for the best place to source/whether or not to use!
The bedrooms are beautifully designed by Amanda, with the comfiest bed I have EVER slept in and a really punchy shower which I also find a must!
Every morning we were greeted by Chris and a spread of croissants, fruit, coffee, juices and sparkling conversation before our day’s activities. All sitting at one big table, one has an opportunity to make new friends with one’s fellow guests and exchange a few notes on what to see/where to go.
A myriad of good bars and restaurants surround Hidden, just remember to lay a trail of breadcrumbs should you plan to indulge somewhat enthusiastically in the local wine (which is stunning!).
Amanda & Chris have really raised the bar in how to run a bed & breakfast and they literally could not have found a more suitable location. We are already looking at flights for our next trip!
Amanda & Chris have established a high quality B&B destination in a quiet corner just off the harbour side in Stari Grad, a lovely old town on the Croatian island of Hvar. The house has been refurbished to a high standard - the rooms are individually and thoughtfully designed, with both luxurious and idiosyncratic touches. The breakfast/living area is fitted out with restrained style. Notwithstanding this quality it is the hosts who make this place special - Amanda and Chris could not be more welcoming and open. Their informal and engaging nature fosters a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is almost ‘home from home’. The town itself is lovely and historic, set at the head of a fiord-like natural harbour - it is an easy bus ride from busy & bustling Hvar Town, where the catamaran stops (although the car ferry, which takes foot passengers, terminates just downstream from Stari Grad harbour). We didn’t have time on this trip to visit other parts of the island, but a longer visit would afford that opportunity and Amanda & Chris are happy to help with car, boat or cycle hire!
In summary, a great base for a quick visit if travelling through the islands, or for a more relaxing longer stay. Highly recommended!
Amanda and Chris are the best hosts. Amanda went far and beyond the extra mile to mail us some shoes that were left in our room by accident. The house is just what you want for a grand stay in Stari Grad. You’ll love everything about it - just book at least 3 nights and enjoy!!!
Amanda and Chris are wonderful hosts, helpful and amiable. They make you feel welcomein their home. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend interested in visiting the island of Hvar.
Well, what a discovery! A very unique place run by two very extraordinary people. Extremely comfortable and the design and interior reflects the lives that Chris and Amanda have led. They make you feel so welcome and I looked forward to breakfast every morning to chat with Chris and hear all about his travels. There is everything you need to borrow from cool boxes, beach towels and flippers. The house sits metres from the harbour in a maze of narrow cobbled streets only wide enough for walking, no cars, and tables and chairs are placed outside the restaurants along these streets which are scattered everywhere. A great place to explore the island and would highly recommend that everyone goes to experience this stunning place.
My husband & I both loved Hidden House and really appreciated Chris & Amanda’s wonderful hospitality.
Both before and during our stay, they offered a wealth of invaluable information to ensure a perfect trip. We loved our day out on the boat which Chris organised and would recommend anyone else visiting Hidden House to do the same.
Our room (Silvija) was beautifully decorated and with an extremely comfortable bed. Hidden House is extremely stylish throughout and as Brighton residents, we loved the Brighton touches! Breakfast was also a delight, sharing tips with Chris and the other guests over coffee and tasty treats from the local bakery. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel throughly at home, by being able to make use of the kitchen, and also borrow useful items like a cool box and snorkel (ideal for our day out on the boat!).
Stari Grad is a beautiful, peaceful town which is the ideal base for exploring Hvar, especially for people more interested in sight-seeing, culture and a relaxing break, rather than partying.Thank you Chris & Amanda!
Just returned from a week’s holiday at the Hidden House - a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. Chris and Amanda were the perfect hosts and the accommodation was faultless. A great base to explore Hvar Island.
All our expectations were exceeded! A fabulous place to stay in one of the most beautiful places. Hidden House is located in the wonderful tiny streets just a few metres from the harbour. The ancient stone streets are just wide enough for a table and chairs to be placed outside restaurants, everyone says hello and makes you feel really at home. An extremely comfortable house and Chris and Amanda also make you feel really at home. They are both very interesting people who have done so much in their lives and this is reflected in the style and interior of the property. Chats over breakfast were something to look forward to every morning. Would not hesitate to recommend staying here!
Extraordinary attention to detail. Hidden House has been lovingly restored by its owners, totally unspoilt and in keeping with its location in this ancient town. The hosts are so welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and lovely. The rooms are luxurious, extremely comfortable bed, ensuite with the best shower, l’Occitane shampoo, shower gel etc. There is nothing not to like. Definitely going back!
We absolutely adored our stay at Hidden House. Chris and Amanda were the perfect hosts and made our holiday a real home from home. Not only was our room and the house beautiful and really well equipped, Chris and Amanda were always on hand to give advice and recommendations on great restaurants and days out. The location is gorgeous and there are so many great little places to eat and beautiful coves and beaches to visit(especially if you cycle to Jelsa!). If you’re after a relaxed holiday with great food, wine and scenery with personable and attentive hosts then this is the place for you.
Staying at Hidden House was a real highlight of our holiday to Croatia, largely due to the fun & warm atmosphere created by our hosts Chris and Amanda. Anything we needed be it recommendations, beach mats, cool boxes they supplied, making life so easy for us! Also breakfast was a lovely way to start the day. Also have to mention the beautiful comfortable room and bathroom - I highly recommend staying here as it is a very special place.
Chris and Amanda are lovely people and were perfect hosts throughout our stay.
My friend and I have just spent the most amazing relaxing week here at Hidden House in Stari Grad.
Hosts Amanda and Chris make you so welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Chris is the fountain of knowledge and we looked forward to seeing him every morning for great conversation (and his stories ;) )
We were guided into exploring all of the things Stari Grad has to offer on great tried and test recommendations! This was valuable as we wasted neither time, nor money looking for rebuttable services/restaurants.
The room was gorgeous (Luna). Exceptionally comfortable beds and linen. Best nights sleeps I’ve had any hotel thus far !!
Stari Grad is a visually breathtaking place to holiday. It is so pretty. The food is good, the wine is good and the people are just beyond friendly.
We found little hidden coves where we had peace and quiet and crystal clear waters to swim in. Lots of naked bathers too if that’s your fancy. We may be persuaded next time as it was very private.
Oh yes, there will definitely be a next time!!!
We had a great time staying at Amanda’s place. It’s charming, clean, located in the centre of town - but still offers the privacy and quiet surroundings my wife and I were looking for. Amanda and Chris were very helpful in making fantastic local recommendations, which made our trip even better. We will undoubtedly be back. Thank you Amanda and Chris! :+)
Amanda and Chris’s place in Stari Grad will make you feel like a local even just for a few days. It was homey, peaceful and yet so close to restaurants and the harbour. They were great hosts and we wished we could have stayed longer.
After extensive research on Croatia and which island to visit, we ended up at Hidden House in Stari Grad on Hvar.
What a fantastic little place down one of the beautiful cobbled back streets in the centre of Stari Grad hosted by the wonderful Chris and Amanda.
We were very kindly upgraded to a bigger room (Silvija) for most of our 9 night stay which was a gorgeous room with plenty of space and a lovely walk in bathroom with spacious shower. The last few nights were in room Marie which was just as beautiful just a little smaller.
There is a lounge on the ground floor that guests are invited to use to listen to music or watch a DVD.
Breakfast every morning was a spread of fresh bread & pastries, cereals, fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice along with use of the coffee machine and any tea you could want.
Chris had an abundance of recommendations for local restaurants & bars, hire companies for boats & cycles and many more things including wine tasting in the next town of Jelsa.
It feels like a home away from home having most things you might need to make your holiday just right (beach towels, cool box and ice blocks for boat trips, use of the kitchen refrigerator, sea shoes and snorkels).
It really is a special little place made even more special by the warmth and kindness of Chris and Amanda.
We love to travel and see new places but Hidden House is definitely somewhere we will be returning to.
Thank you Chris and Amanda for giving us a wonderful 10 day holiday and we hope to see you again soon!
Amanda and Chris were referred to us via a London friend, and are now our friends too! This peaceful haven made us fall in love with Stari Grad, we can’t wait to be back with them again! We ADORED staying here!
I stayed here for four days. Really charming boutique hotel - a real hidden gem. So unique and characterful. I won’t stay anywhere else on Hvar now!
The hosts are really interesting people, Chris has had a really interesting career and it was a pleasure getting to know them.
A beautiful house tucked in the middle of the old town. All of the bedrooms are gorgeous and uniquely decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Super comfy bed and gorgeous linens. Amanda and Chris are perfect hosts and provide a lovely breakfast around the communal table as well as lots of helpful information.
Stari Grad is a very pretty and interesting little town to explore. You can swim off the rocky little coves around the bay and there is a beautiful cycle ride across the Stari Grad plain through the vineyards.
Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants to choose from too. We had a wonderful few nights there and would love to go back. We have recommended to lots of our friends.
This B&B is a real gem on the island of Hvar. We flew to Split, spent a day roaming around the medieval streets and then took the ferry across to Stari Grad. It is in a lovely old stone building and is gorgeously decorated like a funky boutique hotel. Hosts Chris and Amanda are fun and charming and give tons of tips of places to go for excursions, boat trips or meals.
Exploring town is lovely - it’s stunning and peaceful but full of great restaurants and the water is spectacular - you can see right to the bottom, so clear.
It makes such a great change from some
of the over-priced, over-crowded places you can go in the med and is great value.
We loved it and have already booked to return.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Hidden House for 3 nights in April 2017 and would happily have stayed for a month. Amanda and Chris were the perfect hosts with a comprehensive knowledge of the island and an incredibly welcoming nature. From picking us up from the ferry in Hvar Town to lending us their bicycles, we felt well looked after and totally comfortable at Hidden House.
Breakfast was delicious and laid out for us every morning plus we were shown where the kettle and coffee machine were for impromptu cuppas. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade and slept absolutely soundlessly in what must be the most comfortable bed we’ve ever come across! The bathroom was equipped with all the necessaries and small touches such as the hairdryer were much appreciated as we were travelling with just hand luggage.
Thank you so much Amanda and Chris for our wonderful stay!
My wife and I stayed at Hidden House in May of 2016. We flew from Heathrow into Split (Would now fly from Bristol) and then travelled by ferry to Hvar and onto Stari Grad. The flights were incredibly reasonable, £75 return and you can find cheaper.
The first thing to say was how unexpectantly beautiful Stari Grad is. It feels like the Italian or French riviera but without the crowds and at a fraction of the cost. Its beautiful architecture and cobbled streets reminds you of the centuries of history of the town.
Chris and Amanda made my wife and I feel immediately at home. Always keen to answer any questions about the Island and with recommendations a plenty! My first recommendation would be to go for a wander around Stari Grad and find one of the little restaurants to sample the incredible seafood and surprisingly wonderful local wine!
We stayed in ‘Lina’, a room on the first floor. It was beautifully appointed and designed and extremely comfortable (very important!)
Important tip... Chris makes a delicious cocktail! Don’t be shy... ask!
We are planning a return visit this summer and highly recommend Hidden House for your visit to Stari Grad.
The Hidden-House is an absolute wonderful place to stay. Incredibly cozy and in the perfect location. Amanda & Chris were very accommodating from pre-arrival to getting us to the ferry for our departure. I will say from all of the places I have stayed in Stari Grad, this has been my favourite. The hosts are beyond helpful, convenient location, comfortable beds and everything you need at the house. We had a great time. Thanks again!
I loved my stay at the hidden house. Chris and Amanda are the perfect hosts, very easy going, welcoming and happy to please. They gave us some great tips for fun and relaxing days out and hidden house has the most comfortable bed to luxuriate in at the end of a wonderful day. Go there - really you won’t regret it.
Amanda & Chris greeted us with a smile & welcomed us into their home. The house is beautifully decorated & our room was so comfortable it was difficult to get out of bed but knowing there were fresh pastries & coffee downstairs made it easier. The house is perfectly located in Stari Grad (Hvar), the beach is on the door step as are many good restaurants that Chris & Amanda can highly recommend. We loved our stay & have already began planning when we can visit again.
Loooooved our stay at Amanda’s Hidden House B&B!! Where should I start? We were upgraded to a larger room when she saw the size of my suitcase ;) It was beautiful (her decorating is awesome), clean, bathroom is modern and the bed is ultra comfortable (complete with like 6 goose down pillows and linen bedspread). I miss it already. Breakfast was put out for us every morning complete with fresh pastries that Chris would go get, yogurt, muesli, fruit and coffee. Chris and Amanda shared amazing itineraries with us (boat & bike rental etc) and had beach towels, mats and even a picnic basket for us to use. Wi-Fi is fast. Fell in love with the town of Stari Grad and was extremely happy that we chose it over Hvar Town. I could go on and on but won’t :) Awesome accommodations, amazing and super interesting hosts (Amanda & Chris) and a magical town. We’ll be back 100%.
Pete and I fell immediately in love with Stari Grad and Hidden House - and it seemed that everyone we met there felt the same! Wonderful hosts, a charming boutique hotel with a homely feel in a gorgeous island paradise. Can’t wait to come back xx
An amazing stay in Stari Grad with Chris & Amanda - Hidden House is like being at home, only with way more glamour. Perfect hosts, and perfect rooms, create a totally relaxing but luxurious ambiance. Stari Grad is the perfect holiday location, providing a wonderful combination of snorkelling and cocktails, untouched beaches and fabulous dinners’
A lovely place in a lovely town on a lovely street. Such a beautiful old house with very chic decor and comfortable rooms, sweet cats and last but not least the most welcoming hosts. Hope to return one day.
If it wasn’t Chris and Amanda’s livelihood, I’d keep Hidden House a secret and wouldn’t tell anyone!
Great experience, highly recommended.
Our stay at Hidden House was fabulous. Chris and Amanda are great hosts, and our room (Marie) was both comfortable and gorgeously furnished and decorated. We had a peek into some of the other rooms as well, and they’re all as lovely as each other - Amanda’s design touches really set Hidden House apart from other B&Bs. Stari Grad is a lovely little place, far less crowded than Hvar Town, and yet absolutely teeming with places to eat and drink, and things to see and do. Getting there was easy from Hvar Town - just pick up a bus from the port and then it’s a 10-minute walk. At the end of the stay, we took the ferry to Split, which is a little more complicated, as the ferry port is a little way outside of the town, but Chris was kind enough to give us a lift. The bus also stops there if you’re more organised than we were and look up the times early enough! We had a truly magical three days at Hidden House - couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!
Chris and Amanda provided an amazing stay for us. The location is fantastic. The house and room is incredible. Very well designed and unique. Next to the best restaurants. They are lovely individuals with a great story to share. We loved our time and hope to make a return. All the best.
Our stay at Hidden House B&B was fantastic, we couldn’t fault it! We were welcomed so warmly by Chris and Amanda, and they gave us so many recommendations on what to do and where to go. Our room was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. We loved the area where we stayed and felt very comfortable and at home at Hidden House B&B, and would definitely stay again!
Amanda and Chris are exceptional hosts and I highly recommend a stay at Hidden House. Stari Grad is a beautiful town, there are wonderful restaurants, bars, sights and streets to visit. Chris collected us from the ferry port and showed us around to help get our bearings. Amanda has many recommendations of places to visit - we could not have be made more welcome and I would definitely go back to stay with them again.
From the first moment my husband and I had an excellent vibe with Amanda, she is warm and kind, so great to have that kind of person moved from UK to Croatia full-time... we had great communication (all tips about restaurants, beaches and invents), offered us a pick up from the ferry, but it wasn’t necessary because the bus was waiting in port. She met us in centre of Stari Grad where hidden house and room Adria are situated, that stone house is a place to see... every detail hides its own story, my husband and I were impressed... spotlessly clean and tidy, very comfortable, with delicious breakfast her husband made for us, this B&B is definitely the best place to stay in Stari Grad... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Just got back from 4 days at the Hidden House / Stari Grad - just what we needed - relaxing walks, swims in the sea, great harbour (& yachts) and amazing food. The ‘Hidden House’ is the perfect place to stay to enjoy all that the island has to offer - great rooms, great showers, great mattresses, great chocolate croissants for breakfast and great ambiance - would recommend to everyone.
Great location right in the heart of Stari Grad old town with restaurants, shops and art galleries (literally!) right on the doorstep. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the moment we were picked up from the bus stop until we departed. The hosts were easily contactable, knowledgeable about the local area and very friendly. Clearly Amanda and Chris have invested a lot of time, effort and money in to the design of the B&B and the quality is evident throughout. Breakfast pastries and coffee were also excellent! Definitely recommend and hope to visit again one day! :)
We LOVED our stay at Hidden House. This boutique hotel is a rare treasure in Croatia. It’s homely and had by far the comfiest bed and best shower I’ve had in 7 weeks of travelling. There were lovely lavender toiletries, soft towels and great restaurants nearby. Chris and Amanda are such great people and will really make you feel like you never want to leave. Chris kindly picked us up from the ferry and prepared our breakfast each morning which including fresh coffee. Can’t wait to come back!
I first came in May 2016 and have been back 3 times since then! Amanda and Chris were really friendly and made me feel so welcome, especially since I was traveling on my own. I was soon introduced to other guests over one (or two!) of Chris’s fabulous famous cocktails.
The rooms were very comfy and each individually charmingly designed by Amanda, with lovely ensuite, i have stayed in 2 of them so far!
The town itself is so magical and has a charm and energy that your can’t quite grasp in any photos and getting slightly lost in the car free medieval stone streets is a must. Then stumbling on a beautiful hidden restaurant with the ancient stone walls to sample some of the local food and wine (of course!)
One of the best things I did was to hire a little motor boat for the day, and sail down the coast to one of the secret little family run restaurants only accessible by boat, to be served with fresh fish and local wine. Yum!
I couldn’t recommend Hidden House any more highly.
Don’t hesitate, go, book a room before they are all full!!!!
I know I am returning this year.
Beautiful hotel run by the best hosts!!We stayed in Hidden House in gorgeous Stari Grad in June 2016 and we couldn’t have had a more perfect holiday! The hotel is beautiful, each room is decorated differently, Amanda and Chris have a wonderful eye for detail and comfort! Stari Grad itself is a gorgeous ancient town (I recommend a walking tour of the town if you have time, or just wander the cobbled streets soaking up the atmosphere and stopping at one of the small family-run restaurants for a glass of wine.)
Amanda and Chris were amazing, welcoming hosts - they’ve had a place in Hvar for many years so know lots about the local history and were really helpful with shopping or restaurant recommendations. They can also rustle up a wonderful cocktail if you’re in the mood!
We stayed with a group of friends but it would be a really romantic spot for couples too - we loved it so much we’re coming back this year!