Situated in a quiet location, yet with easy access to Dubrovnik Old Town ( the no. 4 bus stops just outside and costs approx £1.50 for a single journey) this hotel is ideal for those seeking a refuge after a busy day's sightseeing. There are excellent spa facilities, two outdoor pools and one indoor with plenty of space for sunbathing or lounging. A healthy eating restaurant enables you to keep track of the calories!
Standard rooms are fairly spacious with plenty of storage for clothes etc - ours had a sea view and a good sized balcony. The shower needs some careful handling as its situation halfway along the bath renders the glass screen virtually useless so that water cascades on to the bathroom floor. We had to ask for extra towels to mop up the wet floor! The hair dryer is effective for drying, but not styling hair, so you may like to bring your own. And if you like tea or coffee in your room you will have to ask "Guest Relations" for a kettle and provide your own tea, coffee and milk . This does seem a little penny pinching on the part of the hotel - I believe superior rooms do have tea and coffee making facilities.
Food at the hotel is plentiful and varied (we were on half board) although sometimes overcooked (especially the breakfast bacon!) We would have liked a pot of coffee on our table at breakfast, it often tasted strong and stewed when poured from a flask.
Sunsets viewed from the "Sunset Lounge" were spectacular and this made for a pleasant way to enjoy an aperitif before dinner. Don't expect any accompanying nibbles, however, or petit fours with your after dinner coffee.
Hotel staff, for the most part, were cheerful and obliging, especially the restaurant staff, who always greeted us with a smile, and the "Guest Relation" staff who helped us arrange a trip to Korcula and advised on the bus to Cavtat, both worth doing by the way.
It was unfortunate that while we stayed at the hotel two conferences took place and although a note was left in our room warning us that security would be heightened we were not prepared for the surly security men, sniffer dog in reception, policemen on the roof or airport style security immediately inside the hotel entrance. After a long day sightseeing it was not pleasant to have to wait to have our bags xrayed before walking through a metal detector, or to find, on occasion, that we could not access the lift. We did make our feelings known at Reception but were told that we had been warned of increased security.
Dubrovnik Old Town is a beautiful, atmospheric city. Make the most of it by investing in a Dubrovnik card which can be pre purchased online. We bought a 3 day one which gave us plenty of time to visit all the museums we wanted to. Unless you are really interested in natural history, give that one a miss and spend more time browsing around the side streets. The card comes with a bus card, valid for 10 journeys (you are not limited to 3 days) and this alone more than covered the cost of the Dubrovnik card, 160 kunars when we bought ours.
You might consider taking a warm top and waterproof, we needed both when we visited in May.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beautiful peninsula of Lapad, the hotel's dramatic cliffside location, below the aromatic, pine-covered Petka woods, affords spectacular views in every direction.Fully renovated in 2014, each of the 308 contemporary rooms and suites all have private balconies and beautiful sea views. Great food and excellent service prevail. During your stay, you will be tempted to try out everything that is on offer: four swimming pools, one of which is indoors, a private beach, tennis courts, fabulous snorkeling and a PADI diving centre, as well as a leafy jogging path and walking routes through the woods behind the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dubrovnik Palace Hotel