The only modern property on the island, Lafodia is a truly lovely hotel. We had a beautiful junior suite which was v reasonably priced, it had a huge balcony; one side looking onto lush mountains, the other on the sea. The vista could not have been better.
The hotel is v clean and well kept. However, breakfast was nothing to write home about, it was fine, but nothing special. Little touches like providing brown bread and not just white bread would make it great.
The hotel has a small private pebbly beach which leads into the most beautiful clear sea I have ever swum in in Europe. It also has a nice pool area. There does seem to be a bit of sunbed hogging going on, with people bagging the best sunbeds with towels and then disappearing for hours.
Lafodia itself is a charming little island. The landscape is not dissimilar to Italy but it’s far more laid back and unpretentious; if I wanted to be v picky I might say it lacked a little in finesse, but it made up for that in atmosphere and quirkiness. It has an almost magical feel to it.
Overall the hotel is pretty damn good and the cost is reasonable. The rooms really are v nice indeed, definitely 4 star, but the hotel itself is a continental 4 star, but not an international 4 star, I would say a lot of that is because certain aspects need refinement. One of these areas
is that the 'gym' equipment is appalling. Its outdoors and there is only one cluncky cheap machine. It's a shame because it was too hot to run outdoors and we would have appreciated being able to train in an air conditioned environment.
Unsurprisingly we ate fish every night for dinner and it was v fresh, cooked and served in a Sardinian style; baked in the oven with garlic and served with potatoes and vegetables. There isn’t much variation on this so it can get quite samey, but we just thought how lucky we were to be eating such fresh fish in beautiful surroundings.
Tip: take a decent camera; the sunsets are awe-inspiring and a regular smart phone will not pick up the shape of the sun, it will just be an orange blob.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Far from the city’s bustle, surrounded by sea and palm trees, Hotel Lafodia is the perfect place if you’re looking for relax in an exclusive location.This four stars hotel has become a byword for peaceful holidays amongst the clear waters that surround the Lopud Island which is better known as "The Island in the middle". You will be amused to be in such a nature and peaceful landscape, experiencing unforgettable moments of harmony and tranquility while relaxing completely. Wrapped in comfort, soothed by the sound of the waves, enchanted by the reflection of the sun on the sea……this is your holiday at Hotel Lafodia. No motor vehicles are allowed on the island to disturb its peace and tranquility so….. just forget about the noise and traffic of everyday city life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lafodia Hotel And Resort
- Lafodia Hotel Lopud