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“Nice and quiet place with superb service”
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Hotel Korsal
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Korcula Island
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76 reviews
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“Nice and quiet place with superb service”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The location is ideal: In the pedestrian zone (quiet) and only 5mins walk into Korčula town. The owner is nice and very helpful but, yes, staff at breakfast could be more attentive. Complaints on a very high level though, since the rooms are fab and spotlessly clean, the historic building is full of charm and we really, really enjoyed our stay here. Go ahead, book a room, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Good:
Conveniently situated far enough away from the tourist hoards to ensure the quiet and beauty of the location but not too far away from the lovely old town to be an inconvenience. Pleasant pebble beach just below the Hotel. Efficient, friendly and helpful staff who eventually managed to solve the problem of night noise in our room with good humour. Excellent good value restaurant and 'bayside street cafe outside the Hotel '. Basic but adequate buffet breakfast. However too few staff to cope at busy times. Clean and tastefully decorated rooms with good views over the bay.Efficient and quiet a/c (38oC) during our stay.
The Not so Good:
How can a four star hotel built over four floors not have a lift !. As an elderly couple we struggled to reach our room on the top floor and planned our comings and goings accordingly. The room (301-1) was very small and we were unable to store our two small cases in such a way to prevent problems moving around the bed. The noise from the bathroom fan which continued to run 6 minutes after use was annoying if the light was used during the night. We also had to complain about the noise fron the kitchen ventilation which travelled up the trunking routed behind the walls in our room. We believe the Manager told staff that this fan should not be used between 11.30pm and 7.00am the next morning. However, not so great if you wanted to retire early or sleep in the next morning !

Room Tip: Choose a 'comfort' (25m2),not the standard (17m2) double room which is very small
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 days and were impressed with the bedrooms. They made a mistake with our reservation so put us in a comfort room for the first night which was huge and incredibly comfortable. However, the standard room was also good and we think had a better view. The staff were friendly except for the person running the bar who was very rude. We sat down on the beautiful terrace for a drink at sunset on the day we arrived and were told that we couldn't sit there as it was for dinner service, despite the fact there was noone sitting there and there were at least 10 tables. We were forced to sit at the bar which is a row of wooden picnic tables at the front of the hotel overlooking a beach piled with rubbish and a terrible swimming pool that played awful music. This was really disappointing as the view from the terrace was beautiful. Noone sat down for dinner while we were there so we did feel it was a bit unnecessary to have moved us. The breakfast is good and the waiters friendly. Unfortunately the area wasn't good - there is a lot of rubbish on the little beach in front of the hotel and a really ugly swimming pool. There was also a massive fight outside our room on the second night which woke us up at 2am. We were not that impressed with the area this hotel was based in and would reccommend staying in Hvar instead of Korcula unless you can afford to stay in the old town.

Room Tip: The higher up the better so you can't see the swimming pool and rubbish!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We happened to get stuck in Korcula for a night, and we're glad we did as we came across Hotel Korsal. Beautiful hotel, rooms recently renovated, clean, pretty, character.Staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful, no task was too great. Fabulous location- just by beach and short walk into main town. Would recommend this hotel to everyone going to Korsal, We stayed in the Marco Polo the following evening and it was nothing compared to Korsal.

Room Tip: There are some rooms with a balcony- request that when booking.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

There is no doubt that the Hotel Korsal has potential but they do need to improve their customer service and their attention to detail.

The staff were friendly but there was a problem with our booking (their problem not ours) and their communication with us was at best adequate.

Other issues were:

In both rooms we stayed in the showers backed up. They were dealt with quickly but they should have resolved this before we used the shower as it clearly wasn't a new problem.

Little things (no towels, safe not working) and bigger issues, the breakfast was not replenished properly and was not as good as any of the other places we stayed, even the very cheapest.

The tables overlooking the sea (on every level) were set for dinner at about 4.00pm meaning that there was nowhere to sit with a view, which was a great shame as the view is a key selling point.

Finally, although the hotel is on a pedestrian street, the bar next door had loud live music in the street until midnight every night we were there.

I don't think that it is worth £156 a night for a small room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I would recommend this hotel, in general, but it highlights the hotels versus apartments debate when travelling Croatia. Hotels do not represent value for money, but apartments do, especially if you have the time to look wider than booking.com etc...

The hotel is clean, with ultra comfortable beds, and modern decor, but the rooms are small, without balconies and wholly overpriced: 156 Euros a night in high season. Indeed, this was the worst value accommodation we had in over a month of travelling. Nevertheless, the breakfasts were very good, with dishes cooked to order and efficient service. Also, the hotel's location is great- walking distance from the bus station (for Vela Luka and Dubrovnik) and the dock for boats from Split/Dubrovnik, with some bars and restaurants on the road nearby, which gives you options other than dining and drinking in the old town. The beach in front of the hotel is adequate, but it does get crowded (and of course it is of the typically pebbly variety, Croatia seeming to be a sandless country!) This hotel is not 4* in my opinion, but Croatian hotel owners are canny in knowing which boxes to tick to get the rating and hike the rates accordingly.

Korcula town is cute, and has lots of dining/drinking choices, some being reasonably priced Konobas, but a few having delusions of grandeur because of their location-to us it seemed a characterful place which served as an interesting staging post between Split and Dubrovnik (but we preferred the food and vibe on Vis, and the peace and tranquility of Milet). Indeed, we would recommend visiting Milet for a day from Korcula, if that is your only opportunity to do so. Also, the 'Posip Cara' white wine from the island is a must (around 80 kunas a litre in restaurants) and seemed the best value white we have ever tried (it was on the wine menus right down into Montenegro for a lot more money!)

Finally, it is worth mentioning that if you are travelling to Split or Dubrovnik you should plan your travels carefully. Only two ferries a week link Split to Dubrovnik, via Korcula town, one catamaran links Split with Korcula Town daily, but you have to buy your ticket on the day, and it can be a free for all in high season. The main way of coming to Korcula from Split is the ferry to Vela Luka (at the other end of the island and a 70 minute bus ride away, though buses should link with them!) The main way south seemed to be the three hour bus service (twice daily) to Dubrovnik, which was fine, but again, book early as people were standing on the coach when we took it.

Room Tip: All the rooms have sea views-some seem to be linked, so a family could lock the outer door and have...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in Hotel Korsal for two nights in July. We had an incredibly friendly and helpful welcome. The location is excellent, less than a five minute walk from the Old Town and ferry port, right behind the city beach and two minutes from the bus station. The rooms were extremely clean, we stayed in a standard room which was of adequate size. I would thoroughly recommend Hotel Korsal!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Korsal
Address: Setaliste Frana Krsinica 80 | Hrvatska, Korcula Island 20260, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Korcula Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Korcula Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Korsal 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the beach and just a 5-minute walk from Korcula’s Old Town, Hotel Korsal offers air conditioned rooms with sea views, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant with terrace.Korsal Hotel is situated in a car-free zone, 820 ft from Korcula’s marina, the bus station and the ferry service to Split and Dubrovnik.The comfortable rooms have flat-screen satellite TV and anatomic mattresses and pillows, while the spacious bathrooms feature underfloor heating.The hotel’s restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, Dalmatian specialties and fine wines, and it includes a large terrace that overlooks the beach promenade. ... more   less 
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