Hassle free drop-off, a professional staff, an honest company and a reliable car are all the qualities you want when renting a car. In Croatia, the car company that has it all, and then some, is Uni Rent. We pulled into the bus station in Dubrovnik, then took a taxi to their office about 5 minutes away. Upon arrival, one of the employees offered to help with our bags, and brought us into the office. Someone then fully explained Uni Rent's policies and asked where exactly we would be going so they could provide the proper GPS — they even loaded it with maps for Bosnia and Herzegovina. When we explained our route, from Dubrovnik to Zagreb with a detour into Bosnia and Herzegovina, they offered advice on the road conditions and things to be aware of while driving. Everything was done quickly and efficiently; the employees made us feel welcome and prepared and sent us on our way!
The car itself was perfect for our road trip. Uni Rent provided us with a brand new, petrol-based, 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L with EcoBoost (stop-start) technology. In Europe, diesel reigns supreme; or, at least it did until manufacturers created vastly more efficient gasoline powered engines with amenities, such as shutting off the engine when the car is stopped at a light, in traffic, or while waiting in line at a toll. The Ford Fiesta commanded an impressive (by American standards) 32 mpg (13.6km/L) city and 45 mpg (19.13km/L) highway. This was perfect for us since we ended up covering roughly 932 miles (1,500km) throughout Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Our road trip took us from Dubrovnik to Split; on the way, we made a pit stop at the famously abandoned Belvedere Hotel across from the old town of Dubrovnik. From the hotel, you will have a fantastic view of King’s Landing…er, Dubrovnik, in the distance.
From Split and the UNESCO city of Trogir, we veered south to arch our way into Bosnia & Herzegovina. An epic road trip took place through Blagaj, Mostar, Sarajevo, Travnik, Jajce, and Bihac in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The country was amazing — a mixture of beauty, hope, and tragedy combined.
We ended the road trip with Uni Rent by making our way back into Croatia for Plitvice Lakes National Park, Krka National Park, and Zadar.
We were then able to drive the car northeast to Zagreb to drop it off in the capital city with no extra one-way drop off fee! Uni Rent was brilliant and I have already recommended them to several people I encountered on their way to Croatia.
**Special thanks to Uni Rent for kindly offering me a complimentary car rental. As always, all opinions are my own.