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“Renovated! Enough of the bad rap...”
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Hotel Posejdon
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Vela Luka
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Renovated! Enough of the bad rap...”
Reviewed April 11, 2010

HI,
I have been going diving in Korcula every summer for 3 years now. The hotel was under renovation for a long time and last August I decided to try it out and stayed there for 5 nights instead of my usual private accommodation.

The rooms are nice (especially if you have one with a great view over the town harbor), the AC is good and the service was good as well. Nothing like in the old days :)

There is no pool, but the hotel is on the beach with 15m to water from the terrace.

I had half board and both the breakfast and buffet dinner were good with plenty of choices. Order your coffee from the bar, though :) Plus: They had ice cream every night :)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Split
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2009

To start, this place looks fantastic; the entire hotel is gorgeous. The beds were very comfortable and both the room and the bathroom were impeccably clean. Certainly no complaints as far as our room was concerned, but the service at this hotel is the absolute pits. We arrived in the afternoon without a reservation and we waited at the front desk almost 45 minutes before anyone showed up to help us. When, finally, somebody arrived, she couldn't speak English very well and she was incredibly rude. Once we got checked in, things were a bit better. We had a great view of the harbor and Vela Luka (the hotel is not located right in town, but rather across the harbor...but it's only a 10 min walk) Directly behind the hotel is a terrific pebble beach that turned out to be a superb spot for swimming. The village looked even more beautiful from the water than it did from our hotel window. Our evening was wonderful, but once the morning came we got another taste of the terrible service. Whatever you do while visiting the Hotel Poseidon...PLEASE, avoid the buffet breakfast. It was, BY FAR, the worst food I have ever eaten. There was a wide assortment of dishes (multiple types of scrambled eggs, several varieties of sausage, toast, cereal, fruit)...and EVERYTHING was awful!!! The scrambled eggs tasted like wallpaper paste, the sausages were cold and undercooked, the cereal was stale, even the TEA was bad. While we had a nice swim and a great sleep, I cannot in good conscience recommend this hotel to anyone. Try to find something else!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2009

We have stayed at Posejdon and the hotel is nice and totally renovated. The bad reviews from the past should be deleted as that was with different owners as I believe and have experienced . Good job Croatia divers for persuading us to stay at Posejdon. We had a good time !!! Jolene, Mike, josh and Sara

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2007

This hotel is just HORRIBLE. You must never stay in this hotel. We were supposed to stay there for one week but after 4 nights I just had to run. We had booked an apartment with see view. This apartment was very outdated and dirty. But this was not the worst problem, when we came out to the balcony four rats where staring at us. We tried to chase them away but they were clearly used to people and wanted the apartment for them selves. We complained in the reception. They told us that they never had received a complaint for this apartment before. But we had photo evidence. (To complain is not easy since almost no one working at the hotel knows English or German language) We finally got a room at the hotel, it was no rats and the room was ok.

The service at this hotel is actually the worst I have ever experienced. It was so bad that we just had to laugh in the end. One particular episode captures this well: In the evening around 2300 we went out of bottle water and went down to the bar/reception and wanted to buy a new one. The bar man was standing in front of the fridge and just told us that they were closed. No chance of getting water from a bottle but he offered us a glass of tap water. We asked him nicely if we please could by a bottle of water we could even pay triple price. But no he just almost screamed CLOSED! The water was just 10 cm behind him. I was furious.

The breakfast was also a nightmare. I have no words. I actually got sick during my stay at poison hotel. I don’t know if it was the rats or the breakfast….

We also had to pay extra money for the “update” from apartment to hotel room.

So my advice to you is NEVER STAY AT HOTEL POSEJDON!

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2007

When we first arrived at the hotel and saw the state of the bungalows we were apalled. Then, as we sat down on the balcony (without seaview as prepaid for) to make a plan B, we discovered there were more guests living there: A rat family- a very tame rat family. The hotel had a horrible breakfast and a non-existent service. We had to get out of there as soon as possible. As a town, Vela Luka had nothing exciting to offer. We went to Korcula town and everything got so much better from there

  • Liked — the climate
  • Disliked — the rats
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Julie W
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den bosch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2006

our holiday in hotel posejdon in vela luka was as a bad movie, the rooms were dirty, small and totally different as it was on internet
also the breakfast was made for people who are coming from east europe and dinner haved we tryed for just 3 days, it was terrible and we are very pleased that we didn't get sick of it.
the people who are working in the hotel didn't speak any englisch or german language and are not very friendly or polite.
i wanna say everyone who is visiting this hotel is coming home with a big disaster...

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Property: Hotel Posejdon
Address: Vranac bb, Vela Luka, Korcula Island 20270, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Korcula Island > Vela Luka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Vela Luka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posejdon 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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Poseidon Hotel Vela Luka
Hotel Posejdon Vela Luka, Korcula Island, Croatia

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