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“a gem of a find in a central location”
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Hotel Petka
Ranked #43 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
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“a gem of a find in a central location”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Have just come back from five days at the Petka. The hotel is not pretty from the outside but inside they have made an effort and it is more than satisfactory for the grade of hotel. Were there from 18-22 March and had rooms at the back which were very quiet although we did not have the view but there is a terrace on the front and for the price one could not have wished for more.The location is great for the bus station, ferries and buses into the Old Town. The breakfast was simple but adequate although the coffee left something to be desired.All the staff were very friendly and especially Anna at breakfast time could not do enough for us. We ate in the restaurant twice and it was excellent value for money and the service excellent more the pity that we did not have time to eat more there. The hotel is on our list to return again hopefully soon as this is our third visit to Croatia.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I have just spent 5 days at the hotel Petka in Gruz which is the harbour area just below the old town of Dubrovnik. On first sight it is quite ugly but the rooms are spacious and good value and the views from the sea-facing front of the hotel fantastic. This is quite a large hotel, probably used by business people and the staff could not be nicer. The hotel is really in an excellent location as it is just across the road froim the main ferry terminal for boats going to/from the islands as well as about 5 minutes from the main bus station. It is also very near a local bus stop. Very convenient. The old town might be spectacular but that is only a short bus ride away and at the Petka there is the pleasure of being on the sea front - great for walks around the bay.

Althouugh there are quite a few restaurants in and around the hotel area, the Nostromo restaurant which is part of the hotel, is very very good and excellent value. The staff could not have been nicer.

All in all an excellent choice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Not knowing Dubrovnik, we stayed here because it was opposite the ferry port & were traveling early to island of kortula. The ferry's are first come first served & often fill quickly.
The hotel staff were lovely, but for the price it would be much smarter to stay in the old city. Although we walked there it was a decent 1/2 hour walk.
The main problem with this hotel was that I had an expectation that a sea view room would be tranquil, well not with the daily cruise ships moored directly opposite which keep noisy engines running, horns & smog.
Again, go for the old city especially if you are not lucky enough to have a long stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

This is a nice, clean hotel, very friendly staff in reception with a large area for breakfast. Staff are attentive but not overly familiar and the rooms were spacious. Rooms have air con and nice large bathrooms. It's 2.5 km from the old town of Dubrovnik so you need to get the bus in if you can - a taxi back cost 70 kunas - which I think was around £10 - not cheap. Dubrovnik old town though is fantastic and beautiful and Hotel Petka is a nice place to base yourself

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Lima
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

I read the reviews and wasn't sure to stay at the hotel Petka. But at the end was a matter of a practical decision, it is very close to the bus station and I was arriving at night and didn't want to get lost trying to find other hotel. It was excellent!. The staff were very friendly and welcomed me when I arrived, it was very fast check-in, they provided good info about how to reach the old town and the show that I wanted to see. Good location, three lines to go to the Old town, the reception will indicate at what time the buses will stop (on your way to the city, the stop is in front of the hotel, on your way back it is a couple of blocks before it, so you have to check that). Good hotell I would not hesitate to stay there again (and I tried three hotels in the town).

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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England
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

The location was good, I got the airport bus to the main bus station and it was a 5 minute walk to the hotel. The bus stop to the old town was across the road from the hotel and takes about 15 minutes, however even though you can get 3 buses to the old town you sometimes have to wait 20minutes before one turns up and because of this it can be overcrowded. There is a big supermarket if you turn right out of the hotel if you need anything,but beware as I was shortchanged by the old man cashier.

My room was at the back so I didnt get the view of the port, only a view of houses and no balcony. My room was large, clean and basic, it has a TV and phone, and AC. and a few toiletries provided. it was visited by 2 cleaning maids daily. They emptied the bins, made the bed up, (but not change the sheets), change the bathroom towels. I did notice two old bars of soap on the shower ledge from previous occupants and they are probably still there now. The wifi was excellent when it was working but on some days it would takes 5 minutes just to load up "google".

The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of choices. There were the hot buffet which consisted of eggs, bacons, sausages, frankfurters, and on another counter there were continental breakfast, and a grill to make toast, as well as cereal, various small cakes and biscuits, salad, yogurt.

There is a hairdresser and Souvenir shop near reception, but Ive never seen the souvenir shop open when I was there. There are two restaurants, one in the area where you have breakfast and one on the floor below reception. you can either take the lift down or go outside of the hotel and walk down the stairs. I only went to the hotel restaurant once, the one downstairs. After I was seated, I was not given a menu. The waitresses did come over twice, once to take my room number and the second time I did not understand what she was trying to ask me. Im guessing it might have been whether I wanted the bill charged to my room. After 10 minutes I decided to walk over and get a menu myself, along with another guest who was also waiting for the menu. The food itself was good.

Room Tip: If you want a view of the harbour and a balcony, ask for a room on the front.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Saint Andrews, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

This is a lovely hotel. Rooms were small but spotless. The staff was helpful regarding transfers and taxis. Extremely nice breakfast, and lounge area. It is right on water front , so a lot of cruise boat people and ferry people coming and going which makes it very busy for the desk.

It is not a grand hotel as far as rooms go but I would recommend it for travellers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Petka
Address: Obala Stjepana Radica 38, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #43 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Petka 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hotel Petka originaly opened its doors in 1867 which makes it the oldest hotel in Dubrovnik. Hotel Petka now disposes with 104 comfortably furnished rooms, of which 64 rooms have sea view. All rooms are with shower and toilet, Sat-TV, direct dial telephone, air-condition and free Wi-Fi. Private parking is available and it requires a reservation. No matter which room you select for your stay in our hotel, we are sure that with our kind personnel you will enjoy full comfort, privacy and relaxation on a highest level. ... more   less 
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