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Valamar Argosy Hotel
Ranked #19 of 66 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stunning Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Perfect location. Large hotel with lots of greenery nice gardens with sun beds 5 minutes from a nice little beach Copacabana (shale) This is a large hotel and I felt the pool could be bigger and better located as it was part shaded. The main reception had comfortable seating, a bar and some kind of entertainment each evening with quite nice music and good singers or groups (not the usual holiday sing song nonsense} There was a downstairs lounge and bar that seemed little used with more seating I think that may be in need of an update.The staff and reception manager are extremely helpful and always there to help as were the dining room staff. I had a sea facing room on the 4th floor that couldn't be bettered and could watch the cruise ships go by daily.I would recommend this hotel for age 35-70s Bus to Dubrovnic old town every 15 minutes practically outside hotel. buy tickets at hotel shop 12 kuna each way.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vera K
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for choosing Argosy hotel for your holiday and we're glad you really liked it.
It's good you had a room overlooking the see and had the chance to enjoy our spectacular views which are just as lovely during the day or at sunset. Also I am very proud you found our reception and dining staff helpful.
Thank you for remarks for pool and downstairs lounge area, they are in investment plans for 2014.
Hopefully we will get the opportunity to host you in Argosy hotel again in the future.
Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General manager
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Spent a week at the 3 star Argosy and although this wasnt the hotel originally booked we had a very pleasant stay. We had booked the Tirena Hotel but on arrival they didnt have our booking and we were moved to the Argosy which was a bit of an incovenient start to the holiday. There was only 1 room left on the 1st floor but before we had even seen it the hotel reception staff had said if we werent happy they would move us the following day as we had originally booked a balacony and this was a ground floor room. Room was clean but a bit dark and dated. The following day we moved to a room on the 2nd floor with balcony which had a lovely view over the garden and you could see the sea. Room clean, birght and airy. Staff very pleasant at the hotel , good choice at breakfast and cant fault the drinks they poured at the bar (bad head most mornings ensued) An older client group stays at the hotel so enternainment cheesey but we went out at night and returned for nightcaps. Only drawback is the pool area not very big but we went up to the tirena as they are all on the same 'complex'. Dubrovnik is a beautiful place and from this base you have the choice of bars and restaurants in Lapad with Old Dubrovnik only being a 20 min bus journey and buses run every 10 minutes till 1am. Took a boat trip to Elaphite islands although not quite as described and they limited the alcohol really as they ran out of the unlimited croatian brandy after the 2nd stop and to get to the first island we werent on the boat but taken by a different boat. Defintely recommend Buono in Lapad for food , Taj Mahal in Old Dubrovnik is a must as well for bosnian food. (Dont let the name put you off). Will defo return to Croatia and wld stay at Argosy again.

Room Tip: ask for 2nd floor or above , rooms on 1st floor are bit dated and dismal.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jaxmcr
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for your kind review. We appreciate every word you have written and are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially after inconvenient start of your holiday.
Also thank you for your recommendations about and around Dubrovnik, I believe it could be helpful for our guests in the future.
I am very glad to read your final sentence I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.
Best wishes from Dubrovnik,
Josip Konjevod- General Manager
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69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed as part of a Riveira travel group for 4 nights. To describe the hotel as "dated" is being kind, it was like a throw back to a 70's style vacation. However the rooms were spacious and clean through the Formica cupboard doors and plastic chairs grated a bit. WiFi was available throughout the hotel. The surrounding grounds were a little shabby too though the view from our room onto the gardens at the front of the hotel was not too bad. Another guest described the restaurant as like a "cafeteria" such was the noise and din but the food was pretty good and there was plenty of it with chefs constantly cooking and replenishing the various dishes so all in all a thumbs up for the dining. The evening entertainment was fine with a couple of local musicians plying their trade. However the bar area was far too small given that it was a bit chilly outside in the evening and the bar service almost sloth like - more due to a shortage of staff than any inefficiency on the part of those present. Other Valamar hotels close by seemed to be of a higher standard but we understand this hotel will undergo a full refurbishment next year. As a base for tours around Dubrovnik this isn't a bad place to stay but if I had chosen this for a weeks stay with the intent of lounging around the hotel we would have been hugely disappointed.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing hotel Argosy for your vacation in Dubrovnik and also I would like to thank you for taking the time to put your impressions in writing on Trip advisor.
I am glad that you liked entertainment program and thank you very much for thumbs up for dining.
Since you have found our rooms spacious and clean, I am happy to inform you that interiors of the rooms are going to be our next investment.
That works are planned for the winter, so I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at the Argosy for four nights in mid May 2013 as part of our Riviera tour of Croatia.
The first point to make is that the Argosy is extremely large. It is situated on a peninsular (Babib kuk) along with four other hotels all owned by the same group. It is about a fifteen minute bus ride to Dubrovnik, which is not too bad as the terminus is near the hotel, but it does cost about £1.50 each way.
The rooms are dated and in need of refurbishment. Our room was on the ground floor ( this was the "2nd" floor for some reason) and outside was a communal balcony / walkway. As there was no curtain screen at the window there was a total lack of privacy.
The real problem with the Argosy is the restaurant.
If you can imagine several hundred people arriving at the same time and the ensuing scramble for food you will have a fair picture of a meal at the Argosy. It resembles a large secondary school canteen or a 1960's holiday camp. Most of the hot food - chicken, fish, bacon, eggs, etc are fried on hotplates in the restaurant and whilst this may work well in a smaller hotel in the Argosy it causes more delays and adds to the general pandemonium. It also fills the restaurant with a smell of burning fat. The food itself was not too bad (once you had managed to get hold of some)and the staff were reasonably helpful.
The Argosy was not too bad for a three star hotel if you can put up with the dining arrangements, it's isolated location and it's dated décor. However we would never stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alfred153
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel on TripAdvisor.
I am very sorry we did not completely meet your expectations in the matter you comment to us. Due to bad weather, or not nice enough to have seat outside, we were limited only to inside capacity of our restaurant and I can agree that restaurant was crowded several times in the May, and I can only feel very sorry that happened during your stay in Argosy hotel.
I was little surprised reading your comment regarding curtains because for sure we have curtains in every single room.
However, I am glad that beside bad marks for the restaurant you found our staff reasonably helpful and that you liked the food more than restaurant itself.
I hope you will change your mind regarding your stay in Argosy again and that we would be honoured to host you again.

Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Detroit, Michigan
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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed four nights in Hotel Argosy. The setting was nice, might even elegant.
Breakfast was GREAT along with a nice view.
Free entertainment almost every night until 11:00.
Had to catch a bus to get into town, but the stop was 100 yards from the hotel; $6 round trip.

Room Tip: Get one with a balcony; most have one.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DrBob41
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guest
It really is appreciated that you have taken the time to post your review of Hotel Argosy following your time with us. I was delighted to hear that we met all your expectations, and I trust that we will have the pleasure also of welcoming you back again very soon.
Kind regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

travelling independently, we were not sure what to expect, but when we arrived a little early we were welcomed and given an upgrade to a room with a balcony. The room was large, the balcony overlooked the garden, and also had a distant view to the sea. The furnishings are a little basic, but who is going to stay in their room for longer than they need in Dubrovnik?
The hotel is in a group run by Valamar, on a beautiful peninsula, Babin Kuk, on the edge of Dubrovnik. All the reception staff speak English and are very helpful. The buffet breakfast is lovely, open officially from 7, but seemd to be earlier most days . They appeared to open early at our request when we tentatively asked the night before! There is a buffet dinner as well, which we used a couple of times, when late back from trips. This is fine, but noisy.
There are other hotels in the group on the peninsula, with shops, cashpoint, outdoor restaurants, etc.
The very best thing about being at Babin Kuk is that a bus runs into 'town' every 15 minutes, from early in the morning to late at night.
If I were going back to Dubrovnik, I would definitely stay at the Argosy again.

Room Tip: our balcony room was very pleasant.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Sue C
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for commenting on your recent stay at our hotel and sharing your travel experience with the whole TripAdvisor community. I am very pleased to read your great comments regarding our hotel and its facilities, and especially about our staff which are truly our greatest value. All of us are happy to read that your vacation was enjoyable and you would stay at the Argosy again.
In the end, I would like to thank you for choosing Hotel Argosy for your holiday and wish you many happy returns.
Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Like many others reviewers we stayed here for 4 nights as part of our Riviera Travel tour. Our first impression was not very good especially after our previous hotel. This hotel is a different proposition altogether. Much bigger, busier, and older. However, the longer we stayed the more this hotel grew on us. We had a pleasant enough room on the 4th floor with a reasonable sea view to the left although we looked directly on to a dining room below a a roof top with vent shafts. To the right we looked across to the the white bridge spanning the new Port of Dubrovnik and we could see the cruise liners coming into port. Our room was large and basic but immaculately clean and comfortable as was the bathroom. The dining room was a bit of a shock to us because it it so vast with many different seating area's. We learned after the first night to sit as far away from the centre as possible because the noise of chatter, crockery etc was overwhelming. Like eating in a large indoor swimming pool area with the noise and echo's. However, the food was brilliant with so many choices and we soon learned to find a table as far away as possible from the main area. There was gentle musical entertainment in the bar/lounge area off reception each evening. This was nice and not intrusive unless you wanted to join in. A short walk through the lovely grounds down to the beach which was pleasant and there is a small complex of bars, shops etc in the grounds too. A 15 minute bus ride into Dubrovnik. Buy your return ticket at hotel shop and catch the bus at the bottom of hotel drive. All in all a really good hotel that is gradually being updated.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JayP202
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Josip_Konjevod, General Manager at Valamar Argosy Hotel, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions this with other travelers; it really is appreciated.
It’s always a pleasure to read such a nice review. We are so glad that you have regonized the quality and the beauty of out hotel, and that you have enjoyed your holiday with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dubrovnik.

Best regards,
Josip Konjevod-General Manager
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Property: Valamar Argosy Hotel
Address: Iva Dulcica 140 | Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#20 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Argosy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the picturesque and peaceful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Argosy Hotel welcomes you in 2014 as a newly refurbished and upgraded 4* hotel. Its stunning landscaped gardens, stylish rooms, brand new infinity pool and one more great novelty - wellbeing area, all set the scene for an ideal relaxing and romantic getaway. With the old town of Dubrovnik just minutes away and a selection of beaches at your fingertips, you can mix and match the activities you love to create your own unforgettable Croatian holiday. ... more   less 
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