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Hotel Adria
Ranked #26 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very new, clean and spacious hotel. The staff were extremely helpful. The indoor spa and pool was beautiful and the views from the outside pool stunning. With the exception of the two ugly tower blocks I would have no hesitation in recommending the Adria.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped here after an evening flight arrival before setting off down the coast the next day. Ideal for our requirements - easy to find in the dark via google maps/sat nav, free parking and on the way out of the city for the next day. Spotlessly clean, nice views and an excellent breakfast included in price. Did not have a chance to make the most of other facilities but served our purpose well.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Nothing wrong with this one, although the location might be a little tricky depending on your preferences and budget. I will focus on getting around since that was what gave us most trouble. Basic amenities were very good, not 5/5 but clean and nice. The pool areas (both indoor and outdoor) were a big plus. Also as this hotel is aways away from the Old Town, it was relatively quiet.

We were not aware this hotel is on such a steep hillside. That of course means incredible views (you should really spring for that ocean view for a little extra, if you dont you will be kicking yourself) but makes getting around a challenge.

There is no bus FROM the hotel, period. You can get a taxi if you can afford it, or the hotel has its own "shuttle bus" service but be aware that it has limited seating and must be reserved in advance if you wish to fit in. The price for the shuttle bus is a pretty reasonable 16 kuna. Otherwise, when you wish to go to somewhere, you must first walk down some 1000 steps (something like a 100 meters of elevation change!!) of stairs which you can find going north along the big road that got you to the hotel. (the address of the hotel Radnicka something 40 is actually the top of the stairs/lane) Walking down those steps is some work especially with the sun beating down on you, but you are crazy if you plan to climb up. Sure, if your stamina is up to it and you dont mind being dranched in sweat, then go for it. By the way, the closest little shop is about 1/2 ways down the stairs and to the left, on the first car-accessible road going across the stairs.

Going back TO the hotel you can get local bus no. 3 from the old town or along the road by the harbour at the foot of the stairs. Number 3 goes at 30-min intervals so if you luck out you may have to wait a while. Tickets are 12 kuna single (or 15 if purchased from driver, also then have exact change please) or 30 kuna 24 hours, there is a ticket booth at seaside at the foot of the stairs and to the right or the Travel Corner right next to it can also help you. Be advised that the bus ride from Old Town takes about 30 minutes of back and forth before you get to the big road way up. The correct stop is THE 3RD ONE on the big road (1st is right after the ramp to the big road, then after 2nd hit stop, since when the hotel comes into view, you are almost descending on the correct bus stop already and it might be too quick. Dont ride past, the next is very far away.) Also dont be fazed about the fact that the bus goes first to the central bus station at the end of the harbor and then seems to go back to where it came from, as it will soon diverge to an upper road.

If I had had this transportation info without having to learn and gather it myself, it would have been so much easier. So, here it is for you to make your stay that much nicer. :)

A prefectly good hotel, and the superb view did in my opinion make up for the transportation hassle, but I would not want to go through that trouble again. My next choice would be somewhere closer to a beach.

Ps. If you are a light sleeper, bring a pair of earplugs. Not the worst noise insulation but not the best either, and for some reason our room (404) did receive a lot of "moving chairs around on a hard floor" type noise. We could not understand where in the world that noise was coming from.

Room Tip: Get that ocean view. Seriously.
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Great Hotel. Staff very helpful, friendly and polite. Fab views as set on hillside. Shuttle bus to old town same price as bus. Bus stops very near hotel from old town. Stayed in new part. Room was modern and very clean.

Room Tip: Ask for new part of hotel
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1  Thank jenren42
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We had never been in Croatia before but based on what friends had told us about the country, its culture and its people we plumped to spend an 8 day trial holiday at The Adria Hotel,Dubrovnik ; we were well pleased with the result.
Cut into the steep cliff face, high above Dubrovnik, the hotel affords from dawn to dusk magnificent and everchanging panoramas over the city, the busy harbour, the cruise liner terminal and the islands beyond. After a hard day down in the Old Town and/or the beach you can relax high up on the bar balcony and watch the world go by in a backdrop of city lights. There at night we met some quite interesting people from Russia, China, America and from all over Europe, each with a different take on the world.
The hotel itself was spotlessly clean throughout. Our air-conditioned bedroom was spacious,had a 2.7m wide double bed (ecstasy),a large en-suite shower/toilet and a balcony overlooking the bay. The cotton bedlinen and bathroom towels were changed daily. The pool and its environs on floor -6 were pristine and had loungers, chairs and fluffy drying towels - so don't forget your cozzies !
Transport to and from the hotel to the city is a bit problematic and is well-documented elsewhere. With a bit of forward planning and help from the reception staff it can work out to your advantage. We travelled all over Dubrovnik on public transport using a multi day ticket available from a kiosk at the main bus station at Pile. We used it so often the No.3 bus driver got to know us and used to shout out < your stop sir > afterwhich there was a repeat chorus down the bus from some of our fellow passengers - this is what happens when you get to your mid 60's - absolutely no respect - but fun. Access to the city can also be got from steps down the cliff face and provides an insight into the houses and gardens of the locals. But unless you are at Olympic fitness level do not try the ascent from the city to the hotel.
Ah the food ; we rarely take dinner in our hotel choosing instead to eat out in local restaurants to eat local food. On or last night we did stay in as we had an early start. Not fancying anything on the dinner buffet we had steak au poivre and chips from the a la carte menu - it was excellent and provided a good send off. The breakfast buffet matched or exceeded that of hotels in the Balkans and Southern Europe. It is fully comprehensive and caters for Continental and English tastes. There must have been at least 50 items on offer to meet even the most demanding and discerning tastes.
For us this was a first time in Dubrovnik or indeed Croatia and what impressed us most was the friendliness, helpfulness and humour of the people, no matter their rank and status. And all the staff at The Adria Hotel were of similar disposition which went a long way to the making of our holiday.
When we return to The Adria we shall hire a car for a few days - not to go to the Old Town, certainly not, but to explore further afield in Croatia ; car hire at reasonable rates is available at the hotel which has adequate car parking.
Also if you go to The Adria insist on a room with a balcony in the main hotel building (not the annex) and with a view over the city.





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Room Tip: Insist on a room with a balcony overlooking the bay and in the main hotel and not the annex
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2  Thank Isabella K
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here for 1 week at the hotel Adria. If I could leave 3.5 rating I probably would have done.

Clean hotel which was pristine on arrival to both our room, and the hotel in general. The pool area, both indoor and outdoor, are equally clean and well maintained. The hotel has beautiful views across Dubrovnik which are unrivalled by many other hotels, as it is so high up. Staff are excellent: friendly, welcoming and cannot do enough for you - cannot praise the staff enough. In terms of location and transportation, the hotel is ok. It offers a shuttle service for 15 kuna per person to anywhere in the Dubrovnik area. This is great as it can be reserved for whatever time you fancy and doesn't run to a timetable. It can also be used on demand if it is available, without being booked in advance. This is done at the hotel which is very convenient. Buses are ok: the number 3 runs every 30 mins and stops outside the hotel (ish). BEWARE: the bus stop is on a 70km/h road which has a tiny footpath and no lighting on a night time! Would recommend taking the bus back to the hotel from Pile (old town) but not taking the bus from the hotel. If you get on at the hotel you then have to wait 25 mins at the next stop as this is a terminus. The bus then sets off after the driver has eaten his dinner and had a cigarette! Make sure you buy a day travel card if you plan on taking more than 2 buses per day as it works out much cheaper.
The big let down for the hotel is the food. I'm not a fussy eater by any stretch but found it difficult to eat anything in the hotel. We paid for half board and I felt entirely ripped off as we had to eat out for 4 of the 7 nights which used up a lot of our spending money. Much of the food at breakfast was greasy and looked like it had been standing a while. Much of the available food at breakfast was a variety of pig and not much else! 'Cold milk' for cereals was UHT out of a packet and was never cold in the 7 days I ate breakfast. Toast had to be requested separately which was a pain as it often took a while to arrive. Evening meals were bland and greasy. As someone who enjoys trying cuisines of different countries, I looked forward to trying the local dishes: they disappointed me massively! The most annoying part about the hotel is that it is in a beautiful setting and as another reviewer said, it has SO MUCH potential. It must up its game and offer better quality food and a bigger variety. Only other point to note is that there are some little extras which could make a stay more pleasant: tea and coffee facilities, toiletries in the bathroom, an iron - the usual conveniences, of which there were none.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the port / marina have the best view.
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Great hotel. Great breakfast and service. The lunch menu was only light food, but was a detail. Very clean and modern rooms. With a swimming pool even two swimming s pool one outside and one inside and a spa. Great hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Radnichka 46, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Price Range: £46 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Adria 4*
Number of rooms: 118
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