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“ASEH International Hotel Competion” 4 of 5 stars
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Valamar Argosy Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Iva Dulcica 140 | Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #25 of 70 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Gstaad, Switzerland
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“ASEH International Hotel Competion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights because we were participants of the international Hotel Competion. It was a very charming hotel. Not to very extravagant. But nice. It is not at the sea which is a bit a shame. The Restaurant was fine its a large buffet from where you can choose a lot of local specialities. We spent the evenings at the hotel bar. Yvo i think was his name made our evenings superb. He just knew what we wanted.
The hotel is quite far away from city center. But buses run very frequently.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. We very much appreciate it. Thank you for compliments and kind words.

We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us Mr Ivo and rest of Argosy team are looking forward to greeting you in Argosy again soon.

Best regards from Dubrovnik,

Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed at Argosy Hotel for 5 nights and thought that Argosy was pricey as the hotel needs to be refurbish.

The staff were friendly and had good spoken English. It was clean, close to the beach, easy to get to old town and had a good range at breakfast.  Our bedroom which had sea view and balcony was lovely as you could watch the cruise ships pass. 

However, there are things that needs to be addressed. The hotel is in need of modernisation as there are leaks in the bathroom & corridor. We didn't like the idea of cats around the terrace and pool area as we didnt think it was hygienic. 

You may use the beach and the pool at the sister hotel ( Valamar President) At the beach, you have to pay for  sun loungers (30KN for 2) and umbrella (20KN). The pool in rhe wellness centre at Valamar President  was very clean. The beach at Argosy is not worth going to as it's small and there are lots of steps to get down to it. There is also another beach (copobana) which is along from the hotel. 

If you don't feel like heading into the Old Town, there are shops and restaurants about 5mins walk from the hotel. Follow sign outside the hotel.  

To get to old town, bus tickets can be purchased at the hotel shop. It is cheaper to buy tickets before hand.  If you haven't bought your tickets  in advance, you can purchased  it from the driver. The bus stop is outside Valamar President. 

Music was played every night while we were there. However, we could hardly hear it from our room. 

Overall an enjoyable stay but it could be better. 

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Dear Guest,
Sincere thanks for choosing Argosy for your recent stay in Dubrovnik and for taking time to share your experience with Tripadvisor community.
Thank you very much for noticing our potential. We are glad to hear that enjoyed in the views from our sea view room and that you found our staff friendly. Also, I would like to thank you for pointing us few less good things that you as our guest noticed.
We hope will have opportunity to host you again if your travel plans brings you to Dubrovnik.
Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Didnt enjoy staying here at all. It felt like a unlooked after, stale hotel. The staff would not
go out of the way for you and help. It was too out of the way from all the sites also. Needs a good refurbishment.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry and most concerned to hear your experience in our hotel was not entirely pleasant and that you found our hotel not as expected. Your comments have been taken seriously.
I am sorry you didn’t contact me while you still were here to tell me what exactly you meant by your comment for staff, considering that I usually got only words of praise for them.
Huge apology is the only thing we can do now, and I hope you will be our guest again in the future so we can show ourselves in a better light on that occasion.

Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

WE stayed here in October and thoroughly enjoyed our break. The hotel was well served by a bus into the old city. There was also a coastal walk to the old city with a great bar to stop off at if you enjoy a short walk. The rooms are due for refurbishment this Autumn but were perfectly OK. The food was fantastic and after dinner entertainment was provided every evening. All in all a good reasonable hotel serving great food.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on tripadvisor.
We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your time at Argosy hotel and that you were satisfied with our services and facilities.
Hopefully Dubrovnik will be your travel destination once again and hotel Argosy your selected hotel.
Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were on a Riviera Travel package - a two-centre touring holiday. The second half (4 nights) used The Argosy. This is a large hotel with many amenities. The buffet restaurant had an excellent choice of food, especially for dinner. We had a large room with a balcony overlooking the gardens and with a sea-view just visible. There was musical entertainment in the lobby bar each night, which was pitched just right to give ambience without being obtrusive. Bar prices were very reasonable - a bottle of their house wine was around £6.50 in the restaurant or the bar. We had no time to use the pool, which was outdoors and looked quiet and relaxing. There is sea-bathing available, but it is 5-10 minutes walk down a path at the back of the hotel. Like most bathing in the area it is off of a rocky outcrop rather than a proper beach. We enjoyed this hotel and found that all the staff were helpful and courteous. A bus goes from very near the hotel to Dubrovnik Old Town. They run about every 10 minutes and take 15 minutes, with each way being about £1.20. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to put your impressions in writing on Trip advisor.
It was a pleasure for us to read your positive comments about our hotel. Thank you very much!
I am happy to read that you have had a pleasant vacation in Dubrovnik and that you have enjoyed at hotel Argosy.
Thank you for recommendation and I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon.

Best regards from Dubrovnik,

Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

You have to hand it to the Argosy - it tries hard. Our first impression when shown to our room was, 'help'. Four whitewashed walls, two hard beds, a pair of green plastic chairs (funky, according to the wife) an antique TV and a smattering of flat-pack furnishings do not a palace make. However, we decided to soldier on and advanced on the dining room for the first meal. This vast space resembles an industrial canteen somewhere in the north of England, circa the 1960s. And the noise! Imagine St Trinians meets the combined bands of the Brigade of Guards in full swing and there you have it. The food? Plentiful though plain with a tendency to repeat on you, night after night after night. As it is largely self-service, it was hard to guage the efficacy of the staff but 'Ivan the egg man' was a positive ray of sunshine at breakfrast, which is admittedly, a slightly less hectic experience. The three barmen who appear to work all hours God sent to man the lobby bar, are great. Ignore those who criticise these gentlemen's sometimes sour dispositions - they have a great deal to put up with and they cope magnificantly. Public areas are clean and always tidy, the pool and gardens exemplary and the reception helpful and pleasant. Two major drawbacks are the distance from central Dubrovenic (though a very efficient, ifquite expensive bus service runs virtually from the doors) and the prevalance of tour bus groups who descend on this large establishment like hordes of locusts, hoovering up the buffet and monopolising seats in the bar area while nursing tiny cups of coffee into the wee, small hours.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing hotel Argosy for your vacation in Dubrovnik and also I would like to thank you for taking the time to put your impressions in writing on Trip advisor.
In accordance your comments we acquire complete picture of the quality level of our services, and they are great help in achieving improvements.
We were delighted to read word of praise for some members of our staff, and they will be glad to hear it.
They work hard so it’s always nice to read that their effort is recognized.
We hope we will have pleasure to host you again in the future,
Till then best regards from Dubrovnik,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Thank you for a very comfortable night in your hotel. I stayed with a group from South Africa for one night on the the Monday, the 8th October. When I arrived home I unfortunately found I had lost an item I bought whilst on Pilgrimage in Medjugorje and was wondering if I left it at the hotel. It was a picture that was in a cardboard cylinder, I could have left it in the room, 208 or in the foyer, I would be very grateful if you could investigate for me. I have tried to find a number to phone you but could not locate one.
Many thanks

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Guest,
We have good news! We have found your picture. I would kindly ask you to contact my assistant Mr. Matko Marić at the e-mail : matko.maric@babinkuk.com regarding shipping it back, or you may contact our front office desk. Telephone number is +385 20 44 61 00.
Also I would like to thank you for choosing hotel argosy for your short stay in Dubrovnik and I'm very glad you like it.
I'm sure you will like it even more if your travel plans brings you again, hopefully for some longer period.
Greetings form Dubrovnik to RSA!
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Address: Iva Dulcica 140 | Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#20 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#23 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Argosy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the picturesque and peaceful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Argosy Hotel welcomes you in 2014 as a newly refurbished and upgraded 4* hotel. Its stunning landscaped gardens, stylish rooms, brand new infinity pool and one more great novelty - wellbeing area, all set the scene for an ideal relaxing and romantic getaway. With the old town of Dubrovnik just minutes away and a selection of beaches at your fingertips, you can mix and match the activities you love to create your own unforgettable Croatian holiday. ... more   less 
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