We were part of a group of 15 occupying 8 rooms.
This was our base for a 3 night city break to Dubrovnik. We only used the hotel for bed and breakfast and we all did our own thing in terms of sightseeing/lunch etc during the day, coming together at the bar each night at 7pm before heading off as a group for evening meal.
Lapad is an ideal area to stay when visiting Dubrovnik as it is served by a frequent and relatively cheap bus service. Bus stop only five minute walk from hotel (bus No 6 to Old Town, 15 Kunas if paying bus driver but 12 Kunas if ticket is bought at kiosk at bus stop). Handy tip for getting bus back to Lapad (buses followed a one-way system through Dubrovnik), - bus tends to fill up very quickly with passengers at the Pile Gate bus stop right outside Old Town and subsequently seats are at a premium. We walked back to the penultimate bus stop before Old Town and got on there so we were guaranteed a seat. However this does entail a climb up a long and steep stairway to reach this bus stop!
Back to the Hotel...The rooms allocated to our group varied in size but were all adequate with varied facilities. Our room was average size at the side of the hotel with window/door out on to a large shared balcony with tables and chairs. Wardrobe space was good and the fridge was handy for storing our bottled water. Beds were comfortable and air conditioning was very good.
Power shower was good but the triangular corner shower cubicle was quite small. We found our room to be clean enough but in need of some minor attention (eg. one of the bedside wall lights did not have a shade and towels were a bit threadbare and a bath/floor mat did not appear until our last day). We would agree with the previous reviewer's comments regarding the breakfast but his didn't spoil our stay. There was no safe in the room but for a small daily charge we were given a key to our own safety deposit box in reception.
Eating out in Lapad and Dubrovnik Old Town was one of the highlights of our trip. On the first night our group took the bus into Dubrovnik and ate at the "Taj Mahal" restaurant in the Old Town which served authentic Croatian dishes. No problem with getting bus home afterwards as last bus to Lapad was at 1.30am! On the second night we ate just up the road from the hotel at the "Lapad Restaurant" food was excellent and local house wine good. On our last night we ate at the "More" Hotel restaurant (10-15 minute walk from hotel), where there was an excellent choice of dishes, especially fish dishes and the location right on the edge of the rocky sea shore added to the enjoyment of the experience.
Finally, we found staff to be friendly and helpful, especially the receptionists and everyone we encountered in on our trip spoke good English and even had little trouble understanding our Scottish Borders accents!
Finally, finally, we have to mention that service at the bar, each evening, especially on our last night, by both waiting staff and management, was excellent considering we ate all our evening meals elsewhere!
We would definitely recommend the Hotel Dubrovnik for a suitable base for a short city break whether travelling as a group or just as a couple.
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