Staff were very friendly and spoke excellent english. Beautiful view from the room. The beach (pebbles or concrete) was about two minutes walk away. We managed to get to the beach most days and laid on the concrete. Concrete beach might sound bad, but with a beach towel, it was comfortable enough and at least it meant you didn't get sand everywhere! The bay is beautiful and feels very safe to swim in and the water is so clear.
The immediate area in Lapad has plenty of bar/cafes. There is a Tomy supermarket about 5-10 mins walk. Lapad has a relaxing feel and is absolutely nothing like Blackpool like suggested on a previous review!
The bus service (no 4) was so convenient to get to the Old Town. As everyone else says, buy your bus tickets at the hotel desk, 24 kunas for a return trip (think it's 30 on the bus), bus stop is right outside and they run every 20 minutes. You simply put your ticket in the machine when you get on. Luckily the hotel is at the start of the bus route, as only after a few stops down the route, most of the seats were taken and the bus was rammed. It was also a bit of a scrum to get on the bus coming back out of Old Town to Lapad.
The only negative was the food. Breakfast was good, but the evening meal was just OK. There is plenty of choice and nothing wrong with the food (i.e. it is all cooked correctly). I think it is just a different taste in food. We always found something to eat and I wouldn't let it put you off booking this hotel unless you're really fussy with food. If you have eaten in hotels in Spain I would say it is similar.
We ventured into the freezing outdoor pool on our last day before realising that there was a warm indoor pool just around the corner that we could use! We had thought that the indoor pool was part of the spa complex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern 4 star hotel is located in Lapad Bay, a quiet area dominated by the clear blue sea and shady green pine forrests, only a short bus ride from the Old town. A spirit of well-being is present throughout the Uvala hotel – from the beautifully designed, non-smoking air-conditoned rooms with balconies overlooking the Petka Hill or Lapad Bay and the excellent spa facilities to the various selection of menues offered at the Mantala restaurant. Enjoy your complimentary breakfast at the summer terrace with magnificent views of the whole bay and the Elafiti archipelago. The Rozolin Bar is an inviting place to sip a coctail in the afternoon or enjoy your coffe in the morning. Uvala's Wellness centre offers complimentary use of both indoor and outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre as well as discounts on all other services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Uvala Hotel Dubrovnik
- Hotel Uvala Dubrovnik