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Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 1, 2009

Super hotel. Location very good approx 5 miles outside Dubrovnik on the coast but public bus every few mins into Dubrovnik and back.

Rooms/facilities are excellent.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2009

Dear Sir
I would like to use this oportunity to personaly thank You for your kind review.

Greetings to UK

Ivan Sabljic
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

This was our first trip to Dubrovnik, although I have visited Istria several times before. I am a total Croatiaphile. I chose to stay at the President because I have always stayed at Valamar hotels in the past and have been very impressed with them. I was not disappointed with the President. Lovely welcoming staff, excellent food, immaculately clean - both public areas and rooms are beautifully maintained. The sea is warm and clear and perfect for swimming. We paid extra for a superior room with a huge terrace, but I think when I go back I would be just as happy with a regular room - they looked just as nice and all rooms are sea facing because of the way the hotel is situated. The spa area is lovely and I had a great pedicure. Babin Kuk is perfect for getting away from the crowds of Dubrovnik, but the buses are so frequent and such good value for money that it never feels isolated. It's also worth noting that the buses run very late at night (till about 1:30 or 2 am I think) so no problems getting back to the hotel after dinner and a few drinks in the old town.
Dubrovnik itself is just magical. It really comes alive in the evening one the cruise ship crowds have left. I would recommend buying the "Time Out" travel guide. Its restaurant reviews are spot on. Everywhere they recommended was superb and very honest. I also recommend Cocktail Bar and Restaurant Gils in the walls on the city. You can enjoy a fantastic cocktail whilst enjoying spectacular views of the old harbour. There is always plenty happening in the summers - festivals, concerts etc - check the notice boards at the hotel or speak to the information desk in the foyer. The only thing that spoiled the holiday was the dreadful weather which was unseasonably wet and cold for much of the time. That was just bad luck though and I would definitely return. In fact I want to back now!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2009

Dear Mrs
Nothing pleases us more than to see our guest had an amazing time in our hotel.
Thank you one more time.
Greetings to Scotland

Ivan Sabljic
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

We were transferred here when our reservation at the Valamar Lacroma couldn’t be filled (they weren’t finished with the construction). We lucked out, as we really enjoyed our stay here at the President! We had a room on the 4th floor in the section of the building with the long patios (I don’t know how you’d ask for that, but be certain you do, if you want a lot of outdoor space). It appears to be the northern section that has the long patios (just look at the picture of the hotel). The room was very nice, with a comfortable seating area, and desk space, and the patio was our favorite. It had a lovely view of the Adriatic, and the sunset was beautiful. Our stay included breakfast, and it was amazing. You couldn’t think of a food that wasn’t available in the enormous buffet.

The hotel is at the end of a peninsula, and this affords it very nice views. I took a walk around the peninsula (there are some pretty parts, and some not-so). There’s a little shopping area just up from the other Valamar resort that has some nice shops (actually good prices on souvenirs and local crafts; better than in the city), a few little convenience stores, a pizza place (not very good pizza, in our opinion), a little bar w/ coin-operated internet connection, etc.

Our only complaint was that the price of the internet connection was nearly 40 euros per day, which was ridiculous, in my opinion. We had free internet, or at a nominal fee at each of the 17 places we stayed on this month’s vacation in Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Germany. I know hotels tend to charge more for internet, but this cost was higher than we’ve seen anywhere!

But, small complaint. All in all, it was one of our nicest stays in Croatia—not atmospheric like a small inn, but a VERY nice hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2009

Dear Mrs

We are very glad to hear that you had a terrific stay in our hotel.

We are glad to inform you that next time you come to our hotel you will find our internet prices more favourable

Greetings to Capistrano Beach CA

Ivan Sabljic
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

Stayed here for a week. The rooms are very comfortable and the view from the room and balcony is just stunning! One that you would never tire of.

The reception bar and resturant staff are just excellent and I have never experienced better or more helpful people.

The food, morning and evening, is varied and plentiful, and very tasty. Despite being very careful, put on weight!

The indoor pool area gets a bit hot in summer, and we missed sitting near an outdoor pool, but that was the only, and very minor, gripe. That and the 1970s decor. But very minor really.

This is by far and away among the top three best places I've ever stayed in. Go there beoore it gets 'discovered'

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2009

Dear Mrs

I would like to personally thank you for your compliments.

Your words of praise will inspire us to maintain this level of quality service and to try to exceed it in future.

With kind regards

Ivan Sabljic

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Reviewed July 19, 2009

We stayed here for a week commencing 5 July travelling with UK Holiday Options. Check in was welcoming and polite and we were in our room in no time at all before heading straight down to the beach bar. The room had comfortable beds, a sofa, TV, mini bar, safe, a large balcony with furniture overlooking the beach, plenty of storage space for our bits and pieces, air conditioning and wooden floors. The bathroom was OK with plenty of towels, toiletries etc, however, the bath in particular was cramped considering the size of the room and the position of the shower head made hands-free showering difficult. Care had to be taken when getting in and out of the bath due to the thickness of the bath edge and the tiled wall. Breakfast and dinner was buffet all you can eat style and there was plenty of choice each day. If you manage to get a table on the terrace at breakfast time, don't leave your food unattended or the sparrows will pounce! The view was fantastic and this view is the same as that from all the bedrooms. All the staff were very friendly and most spoke at least two non-native languages. Beach towels, parasols and sun beds were all free for hotel guests. Each floor in the hotel has the same patterned carpet but in a different colour, which helps as another way of enabling you to remember your floor. Journey time by No 6 bus to the Old Town is 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and the bus was always full to bursting by the time it arrived there and not all of them had air conditioning. It was a free for all getting on to come home though. There is a nice walk around the peninsula to Lapad where there are lots of bars and restaurants. I would have no hesitation in staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2009

Thank you for your high ratings and for taking your time to share your impressions about Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel.

We are happy that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to your next visit.

With kind regards

Ivan Sabljic

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Reviewed July 14, 2009

We had a great stay at this hotel. There is a town bus that stops right outside the hotel and will take you to the Old City. It was easy and convenient. The rooms were clean and modern. We looked into the Hilton; this was a little less expensive and worked out well. Three people shared the room and we were comfortable!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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DubrovnikPresident, Hotel manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2009

Thank you for your comments and for taking your time to evaluate our hotel

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Reviewed June 20, 2009

We stayed for 3 nights. Our room was much better than expected, spacious with sofas, large terrace/balcony overlooking the beach with great sea, coastal and sunset views. Our bed was decorated with fresh rose petals and the room was very modern and light. The bathroom probably needs a refurb however was quite satisfactory. The staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast offered a great selection of hot and cold foods. We found the piano bar most inviting and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. Transport via the local buses to and from the hotel was excellent, being at the end of the line always ensured you got a seat and no confusion about where to get on/off. If we ever come back to Dubrovnik we would definitely stay again and would definitely recommend the hotel to others.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Valamar, Online Community Manager at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2009

Dear sandy_travellers, thank you for your review, the positive comments and the recommendation. We are happy that we have fulfilled your expectations. Visit us in Dubrovnik again. Greetings to Coffs Harbour.

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Additional Information about Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel

Address: Iva Dulcica 142 | Babin kuk Complex, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dubrovnik
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#9 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#9 Spa Hotel in Dubrovnik
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#10 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range: $167 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exquisite hotel has undergone an extensive renovation to provide you with the ultimate Dubrovnik experience. Unique beachfront location on the tip of the green Babin Kuk peninsula, only few minutes from the enchanting Old Town of Dubrovnik, provides its guests not only with spectacular views, but also with an unparalleled feeling of unity with nature and the crystal blue sea from every corner of the hotel. Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat or a place for true indulgence, you'll love the brand new look and feel great in Valamar's first five star hotel. ... more   less 
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