Let's get the bad points out of the way first....I reported a broken safe and a broken bed on day one. We were promised both would be attended to. By the last day of the holiday neither had been attended to which was disappointing to say the least. Second, I think the rooms are dated and need an overhaul. The carpet was worn and clearly needs replacing. The bathroom is small but clean and functional. Three external pools are advertised but we found one was always locked up and we couldn't access it. I wanted a spa treatment but the two I picked were not available as two staff were on holiday so I left it in the end.
But then the good bits - location location location! Sea views from every balcony (ask for a room with views not obscured by trees); the pools are clean and the sun beds and towels plentiful. You can relax and listen to the calming sounds of the Adriatic and you can swim in its clear blue waters. The spa pool is cool and relaxing and we had it to ourselves on the last day!
What can I say about the breakfast in the hotel? Well if you eat it you won't need lunch! The choice is huge and the cooked to order omelettes a real treat. Fresh fruits; dried fruits; pastries; cakes; meats; fish; cereals with several milk choices including soya; eggs; pancakes; breads; and all served with endless supplies of coffee, tea etc. Wonderful! Staff friendly and helpful in the restaurants although I found reception staff a little less friendly and more reserved.
The regular bus service to the old town is reliable and clean. Buy a Dubrovnik Card to save on bus fares and entry to several attractions.
Don't miss the cable car ride and the war museum at the top. Very moving and well worth the visit for the museum as well as the amazing views.
A beautiful country and overall a great hotel to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short distance from Dubrovnik Old Town, situated on the peaceful Lapad peninsula lies the Dubrovnik Palace. Fully renovated in 2014, each of the 308 contemporary rooms and suites all have private balconies and beautiful sea views. Great food and excellent service prevail. During your stay, you will be tempted to try out everything that is on offer: four swimming pools, one of which is indoors, a private beach, tennis courts, fabulous snorkelling and a PADI diving centre, as well as a leafy jogging path and walking routes through the woods behind the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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