We have just returned from a week at Hotel Bozica. The weather was perfect so we were very lucky as apparently it was unusually hot for this time of year. The pick-up from the airport with transfer to the island by speed boat is well worth doing as it cuts the journey time in half and it all runs very smoothly.
We had a balcony room with beautiful views and although it was quite small, it was kept very clean and we were more than happy with it. The hotel is 6 years old but although there were small signs of wear in the bathroom it was in the main a very pleasant room. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is of a good standard. We had half board and as the menu doesn't change we did struggle for things to choose after a week there. Some guests only had bed and breakfast and ate either in the village or on Lapad island (which is easily accessible in 15 minutes on the nearby ferry).
There are plenty of places to sit or sunbathe although as another reviewer has said, we struggled to find a beach umbrella that wasn't torn.
The island is very quiet but we knew that before we went there and did enjoy just relaxing. There are a few bars in the village which we did visit most days and it was lovely to watch all the local children catching their fish from the pier. Lapad island is smaller than Sudarad but is much busier with more bars and restaurants - we particularly liked Restaurant Peggy which is up one of the back streets as you get off the ferry. It has spectacular views, lovely food and is clean and modern and reasonably priced.
Dubrovnik is just over an hour on the ferry, then 10 minutes or so on a local bus. Obviously well worth going to - beautiful city, and would recommend the cable car ride for spectacular views.
The only problem we had with Hotel Bozica was the fact that we booked it independently and the price quoted to us was in Euros as is the currency used on their website for the room rates. We also paid our deposit in Euros and, therefore, took Euros with us to pay the balance. However, when we wanted to settle our bill for the room we were told that the room rate was in kunas and would have to be converted into euros and commission charged for this. The rate they wanted to charge for the room then increased to take into account the conversion rate on the day. Needless to say we weren't happy about this as we had been given a price which we had accepted. After various discussions between us, reception and the Hotel Manager, they agreed that the price we had been quoted was the price we should pay. So, I would say, if you are booking independently as we did, just be sure to take a print-out of your emails with you so you have proof of your booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small boutique hotel owned by family Kristic on the island Sipan near Dubrovnik. The hotel is overlookings the bay of Sudjuradj and neigbouring islands. It has a private beach and a pier. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bozica Hotel Sudurad
- Hotel Bozica Dubrovnik-Neretva County/Sudurad, Croatia