From the moment we arrived it was obvious the hotel was one of luxury and the finer details mattered. The entrance to the hotel is large and spacious and immaculate in cleanliness and style. The check in procedure was very quick and simple, with the front of house staff being very friendly, professional and informative.
We arrived to our standard room and thought that we has been upgraded as the room was spacious and airy. We requested a double bed which we had, not only was the bed more than comfortable but we had a choice of pillow softness. We specifically requested a quiet room and we were given a room on an end, this meant every night we had a peaceful nights sleep and woke naturally to the sun rising over the mountains.
The dining experience was overwhelming with so much choice and a variety of meals available in the "show and cook" kitchen every night, we never had the same meal twice in the 9 days we stayed. Both breakfast and evening meal could not be faulted and as a fussy eater that is unusual for me.
The staff at the hotel are warm, caring and are genuinely interested whilst upholding their professionalism, there was always a manager in the restaurant and the hotel which shows how much they care about the guests. All the staff to the time to say Good Morning etc....... We were very pleased with Dolores our House Keeper, she was dedicated to her role and went above and beyond to please, nothing was too much trouble for her and she is an asset to the hotel. Our sincere high praise to her.
The pool areas were clean and tidy, although we did not use these facilities. There were plenty of sunbeds and covered sun bed area, the only downside as with any typical holiday maker they have a habit of placing there towel on the bed at breakfast and not move until evening meal, a possible policy for this not to happen would enhance the hotel experience.
Location was fantastic, 5 minutes to the local beach or another 10 minutes in the opposite direction and another beautiful 2 beaches await you. A pleasant walk to the harbour, about an hour but worth it for the views. The buses are frequent (every 10 minutes, number 6) directly into the Old Town which is well worth many visits. The tickets for the bus are 24 Kuna return, tickets available at the shop, however a great tip is the Dubrovnik Card, its a 1,3 or 7 day card.
We went for the 7 day card costing 250 Kuna which allowed 20 bus journeys and free visits to the top 8 attractions/museums in the Old Town and saved a lot of money and well worth it.
We did some research about excursions before we left the UK and found them to vary in costs greatly so. So we decided to book when we were there and see for ourselves and found i Tours a small family run business in the small arcade of shops by the hotel and they were so friendly and welcoming so much so that we booked all our trips with and these were cost effective and much more reasonably priced than other Tour Operators on the internet.
We would certainly recommend the 3 Island Tour, Snorkeling and Beach Hopping Tour and most of all the Buggy Tour on top of Mount Srdj that took us into the deep forests of Croatia and our guide was amazing and explained where the war started, which led us to the War Museum again very poignant and certainly puts the war in prospective and how much the local endured.
Check out was fast and efficient and we cannot fault the hotel in anyway at all........A four star hotel, surely not......A 5 star hotel a definite!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic garden paradise in Dubrovnik's green oasis Set in the picturesque and peaceful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Argosy Hotel welcomes you as a newly refurbished and upgraded 4* hotel. Its stunning landscaped gardens, stylish rooms, infinity pool and wellbeing area, all set the scene for an ideal relaxing and romantic getaway. With the old town of Dubrovnik just 15 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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- Also Known As:
- Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik
- Argosy Dubrovnik
- Hotel Argosy Dubrovnik