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“A Low Key Gem”
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La Villa
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lopud
Liverpool, UK
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“A Low Key Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2010

If you like to stay somewhere simple but tasteful, run by delightful, but unobtrusive people then this is it. La Villa is lovely in every way, location, interiors, food, people, facilities. I’d recommend it and be happy to return. Lopud itself is a quiet, car-free place (although the locals use little buggies to move goods up and down the harbour) with half a dozen or so tavernas and restaurants.

We stayed for 12 nights in early September and found it the ideal place to unwind and just do nothing. The weather was warm, between 24 and 27c, with a few rain showers and often cooler at night; you might need a cardigan when sitting out at night.

We stayed in the Orange room at the side of the hotel with a patio adjoining the garden. Having its own entrance made it feel more like an apartment. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was fab. There’s no sea view but that’s no problem as it’s pleasant to sit at the front of the hotel under the vine terrace which overlooks the sea.

Our last night was spent in the Pink room within the main building which was equally comfortable.

Breakfast is a buffet with plenty of choice taken out on the terrace. If you want to dine at the hotel simply ask to see whats on the menu in the morning and they will cook to order. Dobrila and Mischel are excellent cooks so it’s well worth doing.

The rest of the day is yours to laze about. There’s a plentiful library with paperbacks other guests have left, a beach right outside the door or Sunj beach a 25 min walk across the island or (you can catch one of the little golf buggies that shuttle too and fro). The sea was a little chilly but still perfectly swimmable. You can walk up to the fort for a great view of the harbour or to the art installation 'Your Black Horizon' (from the Venice Biennale no less).

A short ferry trip takes you to the neighbouring island of Sipan where you can hire bikes to explore, and of course the truly beautiful city of Dubrovnik is a must and just a 50 minute chug on the ferry. Dobrila can make plenty of recommendations for whatever you’d like to do.

Other than the hotel some of our favourite restaurants included Konoba Peggy (signed up a lane from the harbour) and Konoba Dubrovnik (just past the hotel at the end of the beach). There’s definitely an Italian influence to the food and we ate really well everywhere. However don’t imagine it will be cheap simply because its outside the Euro, in fact the local currency is tied to the Euro and we found eating out about as expensive as any UK city.

Getting there was straightforward. From the airport front door take the Atlas shuttle bus to Dubrovnik. It goes to the port Gruz and you walk back up the road a few hundred meters to buy tickets at the Jadrolinja office for the ferry ‘Postira’ to Lopud. When you return double check the ferry times in case you need to take a taxi or water taxi to make your flight.

Final thoughts: don’t go booking that Orange room – I want it!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

Lopud is a charming little island, and a welcome break from the bustle of Dubrovnik. It has one of the region's only sandy beaches, and a pretty nice (but small) beach at the top of the island where Lopud village is situated. The beach (Sunj) is a fair but pleasant walk from the village (about 2km), but you can book a golf cart to take you there if you want. The water at both beaches is INCREDIBLE, crystal clear and welcoming!

La Villa is a fantastic hotel. We were in the yellow room, which is the cheapest and apparently the smallest of their rooms, although it was spacious enough and very nicely decorated. The staff/owners are amazingly friendly, and will do anything they can to help - including cooking for you if you let them know in the morning that you want dinner there on their beautiful vine-covered terrace, which is right on the waterfront and overlooks the bay in which the village is located. The food is amazing, local and fresh produce, both from the surrounding sea and the hotel's organic vegetable garden. We tried a couple of the more expensive restaurants on the island and none came close to the dinners we had at La Villa.

We spent a lot of time on the beach, which got quite busy at times with boats coming in from Dubrovnik, but it was still great. There are a few hikes you can do around the island too, including up to a ruined fort, which gives great views of the island and the surrounding mainland and neighbouring islands. Once the sun goes down over Sunj beach, we tended to walk back over to the village, and enjoy another hour or two of the sun on the waterfront in the village, a great way to wind down.

We couldn't recommend La Villa enough. Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

I had been wanting to visit Lopud for some time and had been thinking of staying at a different place but when I checked Trip Advisor and saw La Villa, I knew that this was where I wanted to stay. Booking by email with Dobrila and Mischel was easy and the taxi/speedboat transfer from the airport arranged through them worked perfectly; well worth it for me, as my flight arrived around 10 a.m on a Sunday (so just missed the morning boat to Lopud) and would have meant me hanging around all day in Dubrovnik with a suitcase, waiting for the evening boat, or staying overnight in Dubrovnik before catching the boat the following morning.
I stayed in the green room which had fabulous sea views; it was well furnished with a very comfortable bed - so nice to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely and after my first morning, Dobrila was always there with my next cup of coffee before I even asked for it! The evening meals they serve are of a very high standard and I would definitely recommend anyone to eat there. I tried most of the restaurants on Lopud and think that the food at La Villa is probably the best.
Lopud itself is beautiful; ideal for chilling out, which was my main aim. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk to Šunj beach through beautiful countryside; it's also possible to travel to Šipan and Dubrovnik using the local ferries, if you fancy a change of scene from Lopud, or you can just chill out on the terrace of La Villa or in their garden which is so peaceful.
However, what makes this place so special is the people; Dobrila and Mischel are fantastic hosts and are so helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away from it all and I hope that I can visit La Villa again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

Needed a break/R&R. Enjoyed delicious food, languorous walks, with a bit of snorkelling and sea kayaking thrown in, staying with relaxed but attentive hosts in excellent accommodation. A friend recommended Lopud. After reading very helpful reviews on Trip Advisor, I *had* to stay at La Villa. Contacted Dobrila and Mischel, the owners, and booked 2 nights in the Blue Room (+terrace), 2 in the Yellow. Both were fantastic, despite being most/least £££! Heads up on weekly early am refuse collection from jetty out front! ;-) DO ask to eat there in the evening on beautiful terrace overlooking sea (diviiiiiiiiiiiiine!). Unrivalled accommodation, all-round. Hope hotel renovations on the island don't impact next year. Be advised, cash payment for stays of <7 nights. Loved La Villa! Would definitely love to go back and recommend very highly! Thanks, Mischel, Dobrila and Krešo! :-) Enjoy Jamaica!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2010

La Villa is a pretty property in the middle of Lopud habour right on the sea front. The hotel is run by a lovely couple called Dobrila and Mischel who did everthing you could ask to make our stay special.
We had the Green room at the front of the property on the first floor with 3 windows that had views to die for over the habour. The property has the most wonderful terrace to eat breakfast, take a drink at the end of a long day at the beach or even have a meal that you can pre arange through Dobrila and Mishel, I can highly recommend Mischels Steak cooked on the open BBQ, it was one of the tastiest steaks I've ever had a and was huge!

We've stayed in hotels all over the world and I can honestly say this place is up there with the best. the rooms are light airy and immaculately clean and well decorated, its has a great vibe about it and we'll defiantly be back. I cant recommend it enough.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

Wow, you get a good idea from Trip Advisor, but never the full picture of what to expect, wow again. A really great little hotel located right on the harbour front in Lopud. You can arrange your own transfer on the standard ferry, or the hotel can arrange one for you, including airport pickup for 600 kuna door to door, what a way to start your holiday.

We stayed in the red room which had wonderful high ceilings, a lovely tiled floor, a rain effect shower looking out over the sea and my favourite (sad I know) but original wooden windows with complex fixings.

The room was very clean, tidy and functional. A couple of things needed attention, the CD player did not have a plug and the shower had come slightly away from the wall, but I'm sure they will be resolved. Just to note, the room doesn't have a TV, but who needs a TV when you are coming on a holiday like this, we did watch a couple of films on my laptop on the one windy/rainy night. Note: Reception has films and books galore.

The staff at La Villa were very friendly and spoke perfect English. Breakfast was continental and served on the patio area overlooking the sea. A wonderful setting, for the typical continental cheeses and meats, might get a bit repetitive after a week, but we had an interesting quiche like item appear on the last day which was very tasty.

All requests, extra pillow etc were dealt with very quickly and cleaning staff very friendly.

A word of warning, the hotel does NOT accept credit cards for short stays, luckily they let us know before hand as my bank card limit would not have allowed me to withdraw enough money for the stay at the ATM. There is an ATM at the far end of the harbour.

There is free Internet in the hotel, which worked really well.

There is plenty to do, lots of places to walk, bars, restaurants etc. A really nice place to unwind. I'd certainly recommend coming to Lopud and if you do decide to stay more than a day, I'd recommend staying at La Villa. The staff here clearly know what they are doing and listen carefully to what works for their guests. Full marks!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

We spent three nights at the Villa at the start of September and stayed in the Yellow room. Whilst this was the smallest room La Villa, this was reflected in a price that I thought was very reasonable for what was peak season and even in this room there was ample space and a fresh design

La Villa offers a laid back ambience combined with very friendly service. but if you want helpful advice you'll get it as the people who run the place speak excellent english. The location is great with fantastic views over the main bay in Lopud. Breakfast was tasty and made even better by having it on the outdoor terrace next to la villa which overlooks the bay. I didnt try dinner here but I heard good things. Lpud also has a few resturants along the front (although our favourite was tucked up above the back alleys at the other end of the front).

Lopud itself is reached by ferry from Dubrovnick or you can organise a road/boat taxi to the toel - we chose the latter for our departure and it was geat.

Lopud itself is very quiet and a place to go to if you want to chill out and relax. There are small areas of sandy beach on the side of the island where the la villa is and then the main beach is the other side of the island (again sandy) about 15-20 mins walk. This was a little crowded so we mostly stayed on our side of the island to sunbathe. Lopud only really gets slightly busy from 2-5 when the boat tours moor up for a couple of hours - It is completely quiet until 11 when the ferry arrives and after 5. This is complimented by the absence of cars (a few golf cartsbeing the only form of transport). The position of the beaches also means you can normally find a beach out of the wind if it is blowing

All in all a lovely hotel on a peaceful and beautiful island.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Villa
Address: Iva Kuljevana 33, Lopud, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Lopud
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