The hotel promises more than it delivers. The location is excellent, sitting in a beautiful bay with small boats bobbing about. The hotel is based upon 8 or 9 villas that are slightly out of keeping with the area but are modern and well equipped - higher numbered villas are up a slope which could be difficult for some to access routinely.
Dinner on the first night made us think we had made a mistake in opting for half board - the food on offer was very average and not particualrly appealing - but we realised that a) there were very limited alternatives (2 basic places in the village) and b) it improved on nights 2 and 3. Service is entertaining because you basically fend for yourself. There are no table settings, crockery, cruet etc on the tables at breakfast or dinner you get it all yourself. The staff are primarily there to clear tables, which they do routinely, regularly and efficiently - we ended up going to the buffet one at a time to prevent the table from being completely cleared whilst both of us were away (this actually happened including removal of our wine!).
We walked around the island on both days that we were there and stopped off in the other village - one small bar/restaurant only - and can confirm that the island is very picturesque. It took us about 4 hours including a number of stops on the way and a drink in the bar. We did not canoe around the island but spotted a number of groups that did so . . . it looked like a fairly strenuous and long adventure and we don't enjoy canoeing that much.
The pool was nice but in common with other comments I would agree that loungers were in short supply by mid-morning . . . lots of towels laid out with little evidence of bodies. The pool was extremely noisy during the late afternoon. We were surprised at the number of families on the island because it really isn't an ideal spot for children - there is no entertainment. We were further surprised at the number of teenagers because there is even less for them.
2 or 3 days is ideal - we enjoyed out time but were very glad we had split our time with a few days in Dubrovnik.
- Also Known As:
- Kolocep Hotel Dubrovnik
- Kolocep Hotel
- Villas Kolocep
- 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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