Just back from a week in the D Palace. Husband and I would generally stay in boutique hotels but this was a real last minute break because of the crappy weather in Ireland. In our opinion this hotel should be four star not five star rated. Standard bedroom is tight being about 12 - 13' wide at most and is adequately furnished (bit like a jurys inn). The terrace is ok in size but the view is truly fabulous. We had to ask for loungers for the terrace as its supplied with two straightbacked sun chairs, which aren't the most comfortable for long periods of time. Bathrooms have L'Occitane accessories which is nice but aren't spacious and its impossible to have a shower without wetting the floor (something that drives me nuts!). Also couldn't get the safe to work and front desk response wasn't helpful. The public areas of the hotel are nice as is the spa. I had four treatments which were wonderful with lovely therapists. Outside - there really aren't enough sun loungers outside for the amount of guests when its busy so that can be a bit of a pain if you're not down early to 'book' your lounger - this is not something I would expect from a five star hotel. I also thought that in a five star hotel there should be pool area attendants if you needed extra towels or wanted drinks etc instead of having to go get them yourself. The hotel operates a free shuttle bus to the main gate of the old town in the morning and evening which is great - its only 10 minutes or so but the peninsula location means its quiet and you get a gorgeous sea breeze. Breakfast buffet is good though I would have preferred proper barista-made coffee rather than machine but it caters for 300 bedrooms so I guess thats why. Service was mixed - when it was good it was very good and when it was bad it was real 'can't be bothered' attitude. The front desk staff were the most dismissive/inattentive. I would go back for the location (view, swimming) and the spa not for anything else particularly. BTW, Dubrovnik was absolutely wonderful with very welcoming people.
- 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