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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 #23 of 69 Hotels in Dubrovnik
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“Enjoyable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Very good value hotel and whilst a little out of town, an excellent bus service (no. 6) makes access easy. Food is plentiful with a huge choice, the rooms are clean and spacious and the staff pleasant and helpful. Lovely views are available from the hotel grounds.

It would be a pleasure to return.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience at Argosy hotel with fellow travelers. It’s always pleasure to read recommendations from our guests.
I am glad the hotel met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay in Argosy and I also hope this will encourage you to visit us again soon.

Best wishes from Dubrovnik,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It does what it says on the tin. It's a 3 star hotel, I really enjoyed my stay. Staff very good, especially Mariaja . Well done to you We liked Her a lot. Great wee hotel, we were made very welcome with hotel deputy manager, when he had a drinks reception for us, , what a lovely thought. Great location, suitable for families, couples, even solo travellers. Walk the grounds, walk the beaches. No 6 bus is 2 minutes from hotel Takes you straight to town. Very clean, food very good. I like the fact they cooked the food on the spot during breakfast and dinner. Beds were very comfortable, big spacious hotel plenty of room. Liked it and would return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, September 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing hotel Argosy for your vacation!

Let me extend our staff and my personal gratitude for the kind words with which you described the stay in our hotel. I am delighted that you pointed out Ms Mirjana because she is valuable member of our staff and she really deserved to have words of praise for her effort.
We are always proud to have satisfied guest is very rewarding and keeps us on the right track!
All of us in the hotel and especially Ms Mirjana hope to see you again in the future, and we are sending warm regards from Dubrovnik.

Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General manager
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

After reading the reviews regarding the food at the Hotel, we were looking forward to our 4 day stay at the Argosy, but in reality we were very disappointed with the quality and availability, on our first night we went to dinner at 8pm(after being told food was served until 9.30) only to find a lack of choice, we questioned if more cheese was available only to be told that "there had been
plenty of choice at 7pm, the following day chips were being plated up so enquired if we could
have some only to be told NO (no other explanation offered) a further night the Tomato soup was all but finished so enquired if any more available only to be told no only Vegetable, which was
susbsequently emptied onto the remains of the tomato soup!!!!!!! Breakfast was enjoyable, shame the evening food couldn't match this
No complaints about the room which was spotless and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor following your stay with us; it is appreciated.


We are very concerned you have found our dinner disappointing and also very happy you enjoyed the breakfast and room in hotel Argosy.

Please accept my sincere apology for disappointment caused by unprofessional behaviour of some members of our staff, which I believe was caused by lack of quality communication. Quality and quantity of our food must be the same from the beginning until the end of dinner.


We have taken action within our F&B department to make sure the food, service and communication are as per company standards.

Best regards,

Josip Konjevod- General manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed here from 14july -24july 2013 The hotel was clean ,food was excellent and the staff could not do enough for you.We thought at first we were to far from town but after visiting town a couple of times we were glad to get away from the crowds and back to the peace and quiet of our hotel,We thought the location perfect as you could walk along the coastal path as far as you wanted for drinks or food and if you wanted to go to town the bus was nearby and 15 minutes to town.I don`t know how anyone could complain about any of the staff at Argosy as everyone of them are lovely,and some of the people they have to put up with would try the patience of a saint.If we go back to Croatia this is where we would stay and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of our hotel following your recent stay. We are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and with your comments for Argosy staff.
We could not be more grateful for your kind words.
Many thanks once again for your recommendation and we all hope you will get the opportunity to visit Argosy hotel again in the future.

Kind regards
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You are not able to cool down the room in the way you are used to in a hotel. The hotel itself did not use aircondition on the loby or in the dining area (at least you did not notice):)
The personal was very friendly and helpful.
Different variants for breakfast.
Did not use the pool, fitness center or spa

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest
It really is appreciated that you have taken the time to post your review of Hotel Argosy following your time with us. We use air-condition on the lobby and dining area but we had technical failure for 2 days with one A/C unit. Outside temperature was over 35°C and we could not provide our A/C to work with full capacity, and I feel very sorry for that.
I am very glad to read your comments for our staff and hope that they will be reason to visit hotel Argosy again in the future.
Kind regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hotel Argosy, Dubrovnik

Summary; Hotel Argosy is a comfortable but low frills hotel that is recommended if one wishes to stay near the ocean shore and outside the old city area. The breakfast is recommended but the buffet style supper is not. Overall a good value for money.

We traveled to Dubrovnik late July – early Aug 2013. Upon arrival at the airport we travelled via shuttle bus then took the local bus #6 to Hotel Argosy. The bus stops a few metres from the hotel, but it is easy walking distance unless one has a huge amount of luggage to carry or is handicapped. Check in to the hotel was quick and efficient with no problems encountered. The hotel is situated in the district of Babin Kuk, a kind of township that is on a peninsula approx a 20 minute bus ride from the old city of Dubrovnik. The hotel is close to a couple of beaches as well as a small shopping and restaurant area.
The hotel is nothing fancy and is quite utilitarian. It resembles some of the communist era hotels one encounters in Eastern Europe with cement walls and uniform rectangular styling. That said, the rooms are large and functional with enough closet and storage space for two or more people. The “Ocean View” was a little less than expected as the balcony faced the land and is at a right angle to the ocean, however, the view when looking at the ocean from the side of the balcony was spectacular, especially during the sunset.
The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and in most cases give good advice. I state it that way because when we left for our early morning flight, we ordered our taxi for 04:00 and were not advised that the airport does not even open until 05:00. It is only about 25 minute taxi ride to the airport at that time of the morning, so the taxi diver, knowing the airport opening time, did not show up until 04:30. The desk clerk should have told us this, but did not. We waited in the hotel lobby for an extra 30 minutes which could have been better spent sleeping.
The hotel has a tourism service counter which one can use to book excursions. We checked the counter a number of times but it was not manned. The counter is open at odd hours, so one must enquire at the front desk and ensure you are there at the opening times. If you wish to avoid waiting at the counter, you can book excursions while in the old city or at the service counters in the shopping area a few minutes walk from the hotel.
The breakfast at the hotel is OK and is buffet style. Food is plentiful and while not the same standard as other hotels we have visited in Eastern Europe, there is a decent variety of food and plenty of fresh fruit. The coffee however, is awful. More like the coffee one would find at a cheap motel in Canada or the US.
The supper at the hotel is also a buffet and is to be avoided. We mistakenly tried it one night and found the food bland, almost tasteless. It reminded me of the poorly run mess halls with their terrible food I was forced to eat at during my early days with the Military.
The hotel offers entertainment in the lobby bar or courtyard area every night. While we did not stay to listen to many of the musical what we heard during our quick drink with friends while making evening plans seemed quite good. One act featured a piano and violin, very nice music.

If you a looking for a comfortable hotel without the frills, then hotel Argosy is recommended. If you want a more luxurious stay, there are other hotels which may offer more for a bit higher price.

The two nearby pebble and rock beaches (bring water shoes), Capri and Copacabana each have their intended clients. Copacabana is a larger, busy, public beach with services and water-sport rentals (sea doo, kayaks etc) and is ideal if one has small children or is looking for a “happening” beach. Capri is more of a “locals” public beach, it is much smaller and does not have any services other than a beach bar and lounge chair/umbrella rentals. As our children are now young adults who do not travel with us and we prefer a quieter setting, the Capri was our choice. Capri is only a few minutes walk from the hotel down a narrow road, then down a few stairs. We were able to snorkel along the shore of the Capri beach all the way to the Copacabana beach on one side and along the rocky shore at the other side. While underwater life is not as colourful as other locations, it is plentiful and it is well worth the effort to don mask/snorkel/fins and look around.
Just to note we were expecting the water to be warmer than it was. On a few of the days the water was not much different than that of Lake Ontario and on a couple of days after a large wind storm, which stirred up the colder water from the depths, it was ice cold.
The hotel Argosy stated that towels provided for the pool are not to be removed from the hotel area and used at the beach, however, after seeing numerous Hotel towels being used by Argosy clients at the beach, we took them down ourselves. I believe they simply do not want to lose their towels, if the towels are returned to the pool area and deposited in the available laundry bin, there likely will not be a problem.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest,
Sincere thanks for choosing Argosy for your recent stay in Dubrovnik and for taking time to share your experience with Tripadvisor community.
Your comments are of tremendous importance to us, because in this way we acquire complete picture of the quality level of our services.

I am glad to read that hotel staff was very friendly and I am sorry for inconvenience you experienced at your departure. I believe it was misunderstanding, however please accept my sincere apologies.

We all hope that we 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This hotel was billed as 3 star but I would give it 4. The room was clean and comfortable. I would have loved a kettle but as you could get hot beverages in the bar it wasn't a problem. The "green" policy of only changing linen and towels on request is very good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful , especially the bar staff in the reception area. The food was really good with plenty of choice and the restaurant staff were excellent.
There was an excellent bus service into the town of Dubrovnik which made the location of the Argosy an excellent choice. Would recommend this hotel to all ages.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, September 6, 2013
Dear Guests,
We would like to thank you for your recent stay in the Argosy hotel and your feedback shared on tripadvisor.
We are very thankfull for your kind words and recommendations which makes us very proud.
I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.
Best regards,
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:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#17 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#20 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#22 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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