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“Modern, clean hotel near the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Uvala
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Masarykov put 6, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia   |  
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MADRID
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Modern, clean hotel near the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hotel enjoys a modern interior design with free wifi in the reception area and free internet (unfortunately only with cable) in the room. The swimming pool (15m long, 7m wide) lies in the sun and offers a partial view of the sea. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Mario, the receptionist quickly arranged reservations at the best clubs, recommended bars and restaurants, as well as other hot tips. Bus tickets (about 12 Kuna) can be bought at the reception. Taxi to the airport costs about 230 kuna.
The breakfast buffet is extensive, with fruits, cereals, rolls, puff pastry, scrambled eggs, sausages, hams & cheese etc. Freshly squeezed orange juice must be ordered separately. A la carte food is delicious. I recommend the octopus salad, Pag cheese (in Croatian, Paški sir, a specialty), the red seafood risotto, spaghetti with seafood or a fresh fish.
The gravel beach is across the street (you just go through the Hotel Vis). Sandy beaches are scarce in Dubrovnik city, but the water is crystal clear. The Lapad Bay is good for swimming and if you want to enjoy the sunset on the beach you can go to the other side of the bay. At the beach you can rent pedal boats, jet skis,etc. There is also a large floating water castle for children to climb. Approx. 10-minute walk from the hotel is the dive center Blue Planet (http://www.blueplanet-diving.com/de/) and a bar with a great view of the sunset (Hotel Dubrovnik Palace). Bus ride into the center takes 15 minutes.

Room Tip: Opt for the rooms with views of Lapad Bay
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

we are very glad to see that you were satisfied with your stay in hotel Uvala. It is a great pleasure that you enjoyed in our food and meal selection.

Thank you for your recommendations to your friends and family.

We hope to see you in our hotel again.

Best regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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KINGS LYNN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Small hotel with great staff who really made you feel welcome. We stayed in room 415 on the top floor and the views were fantastic.
The room décor was a bit old but it was a good size and the bed very comfortable. The air con was also a god send and didn't switch off as soon as you left the room, which meant the room was beautifully cool on your return.
Breakfast was buffet and very good with lots of choice and good coffee. Dinner was also buffet and was OK but not great. After a week we were struggling to find something we wanted to eat that wasnt fried or some sort of stew. The wine and drinks in the hotel were also a bit pricey.
There are lots of restaurants close by so B&B would have been a better option than 1/2 board.
The swimming pool was a good size and was never crowded and the staff in the spa were happy to lend you towels at no cost.
Very good location with the bus stopping right outside to take you to Old town, be warned it gets very busy and you may have to stand for the 15min journey.
All in all a good hotel with fantastic staff.

Room Tip: get a sea view room on the 4th floor
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

We are very proud of all the positive comments you made about hotel staff.

We hope that you will return to our hotel again and will will make sure to be enjoyable one.

Best regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We have just returned home from Dubrovnik. We stayed at this hotel and had a super time. We only had breakfast which was very good so cannot comment on evening meal. The bus stopped right outside the hotel and was only a fifteen minute journey into the old city. You can also buy a day ticket at hotels or kiosks and this is valid for 24hours. Thank you Tripadvisor reviewers who told us to get a sea view. This is a must and well worth the money. Our room was on the fourth floor so we has a super view. Lovely pool. Staff were very good and helpful. Only problem was the wasps! Take a trip to Elaphiti Islands with Katarina cruise. You can book through the hotel. We had lunch at the captain's house! Super day! Croatia is a lovely country! Enjoy!

Room Tip: Fourth floor with a sea view! Balcony is a must!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

we wish you safe trip home and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed during your stay in hotel Uvala.

Next time when you come and visit we reccomend a wide verity od dinner specialites well known for our hotel.

Thank you for all the kind words for hotel staff and for Dubrovnik, Croatia as "IT" vacation destination.

Best regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is situated quite far from the old city (which is of course what one should visit when in Dubrovnik) but there is a bus stop just outside the hotel which takes you to there where bus #4 stops every 15 minutes or so (tickets are conveniently sold in the hotel).

The hotel is quite nice, not bad considering for Croatia I assume. We got a room with balcony and sea view on the 2nd floor which was spacious. Old TV with few channels (but who cares frankly when in holiday in a place like this). Not the newest hotel I've seen, but not bad.
The hotel in general felt and smelt clean, and the service was generally good. Breakfast was not bad either.

The pool is a good option, and was not at all crowded (even though hotel was fully booked). Finally the big advantage this hotel has is the proximity to Lapad Beach, literally 3 min walk.

Price seemed fair during high season - would certainly recommend.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

your opinion is very important to us and thank you for taking your time and writing this review.

We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with overall stay in hotel Uvala and we will continue to be even better in the future.

Best regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a solidly good hotel. Good rooms, very chilly air con which has been fantastic in the baking heat. Sea view room with cute balcony. Mini bar fridge to chill your wine. Pricey mini bar though.

Easy transfer from airport. 35kn from airport to old town on shuttle bus which is timed to leave airport 30 mins after plane lands. Takes 30 mins to old town then change on to number 4 bus, 15kn and a 15 min journey to hotel.

Hotel staff, mixed, some on reception are brilliantly helpful, staff on bar a bit miserable and don't like serving drinks which is ...Erm...odd.

Overall good hotel and good location.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Madam / Sir,
Thank you for your review.
We do care about your opinion upon which we could eliminate all shortcomings and work on service improvement. The goal is better guest’s satisfaction.
Hopefully see you again in our hotel.
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Pero Bes, Hotel Manager
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I can recommend Hotel Ulva it was great. Spotlessly clean everywhere,the staff were so helpful and kind they really made you feel welcome.The manager too was excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
The bus stop to the old town was just outside the door and ran every 15 mins. We had a sea view and it was well worth it for the sunsets over the bay were spectacular. A great restful holiday

Room Tip: Have a sea room overlooking the bay
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

Thank you for your kind words and comments.

We are happy to see that you recommended us to others.

We hope to see you in our hotel again.

Kindest regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was the first and only hotel we have used when holidaying in Croatia ( 4 times ) so my review might seem a bit biased. The hotel is in a great location with a bus stop to get to the old city right outside the front enterance or if you want to go to the local bars and restaurants its only 5 minute walk.
We have always stayed on the 4th floor and the rooms are spotless and with a great view over the bay, this year as soon as the cleaner seen us going for breakfast no mater what time she was in and cleaned the room for our return.
The food at breakfast is always good with a choice second to none as is the same with the dinners - we stayed 11 nights and never once struggled to find something to eat.
The only down side - and it's a small one - is the wine is a bit pricey and the bar area could be run a bit better.
As most reviews have already stated the staff at the hotel are great and nothing is too much bother - definately worth trying this hotel if holidaying in Croatia.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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General M, Manager at Hotel Uvala, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Mrs./Mr.,

Guest satisfaction is very important to us .

Your positive comments about our hotel, food and staff motivate us to be even better and even more productive in the future.

We hope that we will see you in our hotel again.

Best regards,

Pero, hotel manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Uvala

Address: Masarykov put 6, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Dubrovnik
#20 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#21 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#28 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Uvala 4*
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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