We stayed at Hotel Bozica in early July for just over a week. Our arrival was by ferry from Dubrovnik, which was a lovely way to arrive, stopping briefly at two other islands on the way. A car was waiting at the harbour to transfer us to the hotel. It would normally have been a leisurely 10 minute walk, except we had luggage!
The hotel is in a perfect position, close enough to Sudarad harbour to view the comings and goings of the day trip boats and ferries, but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. We had a room with French windows and a view over the crystal clear blue sea, with Lopud in the far distance.
Dinner in the hotel restaurant was superb, a combination of fresh, delicious food, excellent service and good value. We also ate several nights in the small taverna next door 'Konoba Tri Sestre', which is not to be missed. Breakfast was not always perfect though, as on our first morning we came down to breakfast at 9.30am (breakfast is served until 10am). The buffet breakfast had been demolished - there was little left to choose from. We decided to skip breakfast if we wanted a 'lie-in' and otherwise to ensure we were down by 9am at the latest. It may be the only way a hotel of this size can manage providing a buffet breakfast, but is not ideal.
The bathing platform by the water is perfect, with the option of little secluded areas to place the sunbeds. Unfortunately we experienced the age old problem of people setting down towels on the sunbeds before breakfast! It is a good idea to take swimshoes, although these can be bought in the village.
We enjoyed a trip to Sipanska Luka on the other side of the island. Unless you are very energetic, or not affected by the heat, it is 10-20 minutes by bus, which leaves from the quayside in Sudarad. It is larger than Sudarad, but worth the short, inexpensive trip. We also walked up to the Benedictine Monastery, which is being beautifully restored; and the high point being a short climb up to St Nikola Church with amazing views over the island and mainland.
We did venture across to Lopud on the ferry, only to be reassured that we were staying on the best island. However, if you prefer more people, bustle and noise, then perhaps Lopud would suit you better.
We would love to return to Hotel Bozica, even knowing there is the rest of Croatia to explore!
- 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