Just returned from 3 nights at this hotel on B&B basis travelling with my husband. I would highly recommend this hotel for a short break to Dubrovnik because it is easy to reach the old town by bus or even walking and also easy to take boat trips to other islands. A very clean hotel, good first impressions (the hotel arranged our private airport transfers at 550 kuna), we didn't use the pool but it's very clean and quiet - not suitable for children in my opinion because generally the whole hotel is more suited to adults and peace and quiet. There are not really any grounds, just a small garden area and a fountain at the front of the hotel but it's situated right on the Gruz Harbour waterfront with superb outlook to the arriving cruiseliners and small island hopping boats.
The check it process was quick and efficient, the 2 lifts are sparkling and speedy, the bar area has both an inside area and outside terrace with friendly waiter service (there were 3 singers one evening), there is a guest services desk in reception to arrange trips etc, the dining room serves breakfast from 7-10 am and there are plenty of tables and a good selection of both hot and cold buffet. There are plenty of waiting staff. We stayed in a superior room in the old building on the third floor overlooking the harbour with 2 large shuttered windows to throw open to the beautiful views, no balcony. A good sized clean room with large bed and flatscreen tv plus tea/coffee making tray and minibar, hairdryer, trouser press, robes/slippers, digital safe and plenty of storage. The towels were smallish and could have been more plentiful for 2 people. The bedside reading lighting was not brilliant - nothing at all on one side. The drinks prices are very reasonable in the hotel and we had an evening snack meal on the outside terrace one evening - very nice and good value. There is a lovely harbourside restaurant called Orsan a short walk to the left of the hotel and another basic but homely pizza restaurant a short walk to the right of the hotel. Orsan was very pleasant to sit after a long day sightseeing and have a few cold beers watching the little boats come and go. We took a boat trip to Cavtat from the old town harbour, it took approx. 45 mins and cost about £7 each. There are a few restaurants and bars around a pretty harbour but not much else! We went up the cable car from the old town and there are spectacular views up there! It cost about £9 each and there is a lovely restaurant at the top. We didn't do an organised tour of the old town but we walked the walls (costs about £6) and wandered around aimlessly and slowly for a couple of days - it was lovely. There are an abundance of restaurants and bars within the walls and we had a lovely evening meal in Ragusa 2 - highly recommend.
The bus to the old town is right outside the hotel, number 6, and you get tickets from the reception or little newstands dotted around everywhere. Don't bother too much to queue politely to get onto the bus in the old town - the locals just push straight to the front! Don't worry though because they pack you on like sardines! A taxi from the hotel costs about £6 each way. Overall this was a lovely short city break staying at a very clean oasis of a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Lapad is situated in an elegant building by the waterfront on Lapad peninsula, just 10 minutes from the nearest beach with views of Gruz port across. It is surrounded by the renaissance garden where gala dinners and wedding receptions take place and has heated outdoor pool. It consists of 163 rooms, spacious superior rooms in the old traditional building and comfortable classic rooms in the 1980's block. With the beautiful setting overlooking the harbour, warm welcome of its helpful staff and outstanding service Hotel Lapad ensures you a wonderful and memorable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lapad Hotel Dubrovnik
- Lapad Dubrovnik
- Hotel Lapad Dubrovnik