Lovely clean and airy rooms, sea view was a must. Quite a steep climb and many steps to some rooms but if you need to, ask for ground floor as we did. Block 6 and 7 lower floor rooms had smashing views. Lower rooms share a verandah with three other rooms, upper rooms have private balconies. We liked the verandah and made new friends.
No tea or coffee making facilities in room, we took our own so the empty fridge was handy for milk and juice etc and medication. Tv was handy for the odd view of wimbledon.
For a three star place, the buffets were good value and varied and of decent and fresh quality. The breakfasts were super, lots of choice BUT more fruit needed such as bananas and soft fruit. Porridge was fanastic! Egg chef in the monring anda pasta station at night available.
The pool area was spotless but but a little tired. More sun loungers needed and the outside showers need a revamp. However was lovely and the views outstanding.
The rep Ivona was superb and friendly without being over bearing. Very informative and pleasant young lady. Hotel staff except one waiter were lovely and efficient. Bravo to IVO who took us on a walk and did the water aquacise - He was a star. The room cleaneers were very efficient and the bathroom was absolutely spotless on arrival, rooms being serviced every day and clean towels on request.
Poolside drinks service would have been a bonus - lots of guests mentioned this. The afternoon loud music 3pm until 5pm was not needed and totally inappropriate - many guests commented on this. A more select choice of music in the evening might have encouraged more folk to sit near the lounge bar in the gardens.
The curtained day beds and lovely near the lounge bar and had sparkly lit chandeliers each evening; very pretty to sit and sip drinks and look out to sea.
The cafes around the island are moderately priced and ok. A lunch of greek salad is only about three quid.
The island provision store is a hoot - the ladies serving are so curt - but you get used to it!
The a la carte restaurant was a refreshing change to buffet - the service and food being of quite high quality.
Over all we experieinced a relaxing and fab time; we are likely to return if it stays half board (not if it goes all inclusive as the rumours abounded) but as always, please dont spoil your island Kolcep people and Hotel owners and Thompsons by building anymore and changing things - it works superbly as it is - you have a mini paradise - please keep it that way.
Sea sox or shoes needed for sea swimming as laods of sea urchins about.
One last comment - altho the outward trip was fine, the return wait at check in was for us over an hour and twenty minutes; others waited nearly two hours! Not good - Thompsons need to sort this out and fast. Lots of grumbles as it was stiflingly hot in terminal and absolute chaos with folk worrying over missing flights - Most check in desks had an 'all flights' sign so no separating earlier flight times at check in. Very poor and a great shame to end the holiday on a bum note.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalamota Island Resort, by Karisma, formerly known as Hotel Villas Kolocep, had an overall and complete renovation in 2013/2014 into an all-inclusive couples and adults (over 18) only resort. Kalamota Island Resort by Karisma is the only hotel on the island with a dense countryside of palms, orange and olive trees. Kolocep is a traffic-free island, has only 160 friendly inhabitants and 250 sunny days a year that give you a sensation of living on your own private island, only 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik. At Kalamota Island Resort guests are courted with nature, assisted by surroundings that provide a full experience of a well-deserved holiday. The property and staff are intertwined to stimulate all senses, pastimes and leisure pursuits. The resort is located on a beach that extends to the little village and port, offering seclusion and ample space to the guests that wish to retain their peace. Kalamota Island Resort is perfect for adults who choose to be pampered in nature. Active relaxation in intimate surroundings is what awaits the guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kolocep Hotel Dubrovnik
- Villas Kolocep