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Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik
Ranked #16 of 67 Hotels in Dubrovnik
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Falmouth, UK
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 14 July 2010

Just returned from a fabulous week at the Lacroma. Great location, just a 15 min bus ride in to town (bus stop practically opposite the hotel and buses run every 10 mins) and plenty of things to do if you're willing to venture out and explore the area. Lovely coastal walk/path to Lapad just down the road from the hotel and beaches and shopping arcade a 2 min walk in the opposite direction. Highly recommend the Languso restaurant the food is exceptional and Josip the sous chef a genius. Buffet breakfast is great, plenty of variety and superb quality, except the coffee, it is terrible! Service overall was brilliant, although in the lobby bar it could do with some attention! Rooms are lovely and very clean, even a choice of pillow! Tea and coffee in the room and a reasonably priced mini-bar. There is also a shop in the hotel for drinks, snacks papers etc.
Pools are beautiful, clean and well maintained and they have the loveliest sun loungers, complete with head shade!! Pool staff cannot do enough for you! Spa is also good, book well in advance, and their expertise definately lie with body treatments and not pedicures and manicures, i had file and polish, but i could have done it better myself.
Finally I will point out that I think this is a hotel that is geared to adult guests and not really suited to children older than the toddler stage, which suited us perfectly!

  • Stayed July 2010
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

The Valamar Lacroma hotel is a new hotel on the Babin Kuk peninsula of Dubrovnik. The room was pretty big and we had a great view of the Elaphite islands and of the sunset. I would highly recommend getting a room with a sea view. The buffet breakfast was good with a wide selection of food on offer. The only thing that we didn't like was having to take a bus into the old town which was often packed, especially coming back in the evening. The reception staff were very helpful and managed to answer any questions we had. The pool staff however could do with some customer service training. They also had a travel information desk, through which we booked two tours. One to the Elaphite islands and one to Montenegro. I would highly recommend both. All in all a wonderful stay in Dubrovnik, could have done with another week there.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

Hint : ask for a room with sea view
Hotel details: new spa hotel ( reserve massage in advance) great open
pool with jacuzi inside and also have inside pool . The breakfest is
open buffet and you have great food choises. Exchange your money at
the hotel it offers exactly the same rate as city exchange office.
You can see how big and comfortable is the room from the pictures. We
are very lucky to choose this hotel for our stay in dubrovnik. You can
make a 2 min. Walk to the bus stop from the hotel and take bus number
six( mentioned as bubin kuk) to reach the old city of dubrovnik. İf
you want to have your Dinner in the hotel,Langusta fine dining can be
choosen to eat lobster or cryfish.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

My husband and I have just returned from the Valamar Lacroma, its a really good 4* hotel, all brand new, as it only opened in 2009. The style is minimalist and functional, not old fashioned, 70's style as some of the other hotels appeared. The rooms are modern, clean and the beds are sooo comfortable we wanted to take them home with us! The breakfast buffet is wonderful with a wide choice and great, freshly squeezed orange juice. The staff at the reception are really great, efficeint and friendly but the staff at the pool bar are quite aloof and not friendly and its takes ages to get served, they just don't seem to want to work there... Our recommendation to the hotel would be that they could encourage more people to eat and drink at the pool if the staff had some customer training! The location is good, it is 15mins by bus into the Pile Gate area where you enter the medieval town, there are buses every 15mins at the bust stop just across the road from the hotel, buses are crowded at all times from 5pm - 8/9pm so sometimes you have to stand up. The cost of the bus one way is 18 kunas per person. We got the bus back at night sometimes, but there were big queues for the bus, so we got a taxi quite a few times, which cost 100 kuna and took 5mins. We found that if you walked down from the hotel towards the sea and to the left of the hotel Neptune there was a fantastic bar/ restaurant "Levanat", down some steep steps and the service and food is excellent and it has a lovely sea view. From the Levanat you can walk along a lovely wooded, seaside path for about 10mins into Lapad beach resort, which has more bars and restaurants and made a change from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik town. A few evenings we walked to lapad for cocktails which were great and a lot cheaper at the beach "Cafe bar Shark" and ate at the "lapad beach grill" which has a prime seafront position above the sea and is really nice with a large outdoor bar with trendy seats in cream and dark wood - the food was great and it had a nice atmosphere, the service was friendly and attentive. We also tried the "Casa restaurant" which on reading trip advisor was supposed to be great - we had a very basic monkfish with vegtables which was overcooked and not good value - I wouldn't recommend it - I would say it may be living on previous better days. In summary we had a lovely holiday and would choose the valamar lacroma as a base again - we were glad we were staying there, rather than any of the other nearby hotels.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

I recently returned from a 6-day visit to Dubrovnik and stayed on the Lapad Peninsula in the Valamar Lacroma. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hotel! The hotel was new, modern, spacious and clean. The service was warm and friendly at all times. The views from our seaview room balcony were spectacular. The breakfast buffet was large and there is a lovely outdoor dining area to enjoy breakfast. There is a very nice indoor pool, and a pretty nice outdoor pool area (that was quite crowded during our visit). There is also access to the beach at a neighboring Valamar hotel. The beach is rocky and crowded so we preferred to explore some other local beaches. The spa and wellness center were clean and peaceful.
Although some reviews on this site complain about the hotel location, it was perfect for us! If you intend to travel to Dubrovnik during July or August, be prepared for swarms of people. We appreciated being able to escape the crowds to our spacious and peaceful oasis that was the Valamar Lacroma. The hotel is very easily reached by bus, and the buses run every 20 minutes picking up and dropping off about 100-150 meters from the hotel doors. The buses were very crowded and hot though.
Although I have written a very positive review, I think it is worth noting that this hotel is a 4-star hotel, not a 5-star. My review is based on that knowledge. If you are looking for a very fancy, special hotel, you may be disappointed by the Valamar Lacroma. If, however, you are looking for a very pleasant, affordable hotel, this may be a great pick for you!
I will highly recommend this hotel to friends and will look forward to staying here again on a future visit to Dubrovnik!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

I stayed here for 4 nights in May, 2010. The hotel is a nice hotel, but there is very little located within walking distance. There is a bus to downtown Dubrovnik, but it takes almost 45 minutes one way. I like to be able to go out several times during the day any walk around. With the bus, I only felt like making one trip a day. There is very little shopping or restaurants (other than a few hotels). Although the Valamar restaurant buffet was good, it was overpriced. I would pay extra to stay in the downtown area.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Sa
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Valamar is a really good hotel, it's brand new, the service is great, rooms are very clean and bathroom amenities are plentiful. The restaurant offers a variety of food (e.g. smoked salmon and rucola for breakfast).

The pool is nice, the wellness centre is very good.

The only down side of this hotel is that it is quite far from the beach compared to the other hotels in Babin kuk in Dubrovnik.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik
Address: Iva Dulcica 34, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Dubrovnik
#5 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#13 Spa Hotel in Dubrovnik
#15 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik 4*
Number of rooms: 401
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dubrovnik's flagship business and leisure hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013, 2015 and 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel" and the 2014, 2015 and the 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel", is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands and an abundance of activities to let you create a perfectly balanced holiday in Croatia with an added touch of luxury. ... more   less 
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