We didn’t really know what to expect as this was our first time in Croatia, but we were delighted with what we found. The hotel itself was in a stunning location, right down on the beach looking out onto the most stunning mountainous bay. It is only about ten minutes in the taxi for the airport transfer – so planes go overhead now and again, but it’s really not intrusive and the short transfer makes the journey much more bearable.
The hotel itself was absolutely spotless. The rooms were really comfortable, we had a king size double and were given fresh towels and bottles of water every day as part of the maid service.
The food was very enjoyable – the choice was almost too wide – the usual was available, grilled meats and fish, tons of salads, fresh breads and lovely cakes and fruit for pudding. I agree with previous reviews, it could become “samey” if you weren’t careful to pick different things every day instead of a little bit of everything. The all-inclusive drinks were remarkably okay!
The entertainment was really good – a live act on every night after dinner – including a guitar duo of Marko and Ian who really were superb, plus some traditional Croatian folk performers one night.
During the day, the ‘animation team’ provided all sorts, including pistol shooting, archery, aqua fit and yoga etc – all free! The team were fab because they engaged with everyone really positively but they weren’t intrusive. I was particularly impressed with Oz, he made a point of remembering everyone’s names (and managed to do so for the whole week!) and came over and had a laugh with us every night – teaching us Croatian etc with the patience of a saint, well done Oz!
The resort was stunning, a twenty minute stroll round the shore road to a traditional wee resort with about a dozen bars and restaurants – and views to die for. We found all the bar staff friendly and helpful and again, the premises were all clean and well looked after.
The number 10 bus takes you into Dubrovnik for about £2.40 each way – about 45 mins – and there you can explore the old town – amazing, really beautiful, loads to see from various stages in history. We returned by water taxi, took about an hour, about £6 each and it dropped us off on the hotel pontoon, fantastic!
We took a tour to Monte Negro one day with Mike’s tours (his wee shop/ stall is just round the corner from the bus station in Cavtat.) The trip was lovely, and our guide Ivan was fantastic – knowledgeable, enthusiastic and his English was superb! Quite expensive but well worth it!
Overall, the hotel was great – be warned, it’s not exactly young and lively, a good proportion of guests were of retiral age, but hey ho, it was so quiet at night, you could hear a pin drop, which meant we all got a great night’s sleep.
Overall, it was a brilliant holiday and we would definitely return - if the hotel maintains its standards and service under the new ownership, we would love to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Remisens Hotel Albatros (4*) is located right by the sea in the magnificent surroundings of the town of Cavtat, Croatia. This four-star hotel is the ideal choice for a relaxing and fun family holiday by the sea. The hotel is surrounded by lush parks where you can enjoy pleasant strolls, but at the same time is located close to the centre of Cavtat and just a few steps from the coast. The rooms are fully furnished and decorated with particular attention to detail in order to provide maximum comfort for guests. Some of the rooms offer direct sea views, while some are located at the side. However, they all provide the peace and quiet that you need on your holiday. Are you interested in organising congresses, conferences or other events? In Cavtat, guests can participate at professional meetings in a stress-free environment. If you are travelling on business, the Hotel Albatros is a great choice for your meeting, because it includes 3 conference rooms with all the necessary equipment and professional support from the members of the Group and Business Travel Department, who will make sure that your event runs as smoothly as possible. An internet connection is available in every room and also in the Internet Corner in the lobby, where you can enjoy all the advantages of the virtual world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Albatros Hotel Cavtat
- Iberostar Hotel Cavtat
- Iberostar Hotel Albatros