We stayed several days in the hotel to discover Dubrovnik before our embarkation on the Windstar cruise vessel. The hotel belongs to the Valamar group just as the President situated next to it.
Location and access: situated on a peninsula at a few km from the old historic centre of Dubrovnik.
It is situated at the coast. To get there from the airport you have the Atlas shuttle which will drop you at the Porte de Pile, the main city entrance and the place where several buses of Libertas and taxis are available. From there we took a taxi (Kunas 100) but we quickly found out that the buses are more interesting. In fact you have several buses such as nr 5. On the bus it will cost KUN 10 per person but in the kiosk you only pay KUN 8.
What we had to discover was that for the Predident, Argosy and Tirena, Libertas has a kind of small Shuttle bus, air-conditioned approx every half hour which brings you straight to the Hotel… at the same price of the other buses, but in better comfort and much quicker as there are no other stops!
The hotel is quite big. We did not pay for sea view, but they gave us a well situated room wit some sea view. The room and that part of the hotel looked as it was renovated.
They are with the comfort, of terrace, air-conditioning, very bathroom, television, safe and mini-bar, hairdryer.
Reception staff is mostly friendly and speaks English.
For the facilities: you have a swimming pool, but the area around could be a little bigger. You can have free of charge bath towels.
There are two close by beaches, with facilities, payable, but you are not obliged to use the material. One of the two beaches has also a small naturist area. Note that the beaches are down the rocks and the beaches are rocky! People who have difficulties to walk, can have a problem to go to the beach.
The main restaurant is basically a buffet type and at the evening you can sit on the big terrace outside enjoy nice sunsets! We had a breakfast only formula. Twice took dinner in the evening, which I believe is a bit expensive at KUN 145 per person. A bottle of wine cost you roughly 110 Kun. The food is certainly not bad and the choice reasonable. However when you stay for a longer period for example 2 weeks, I fear that you received more or less basically the same. (Note: I compare with the Karthago El Ksar in Sousse (Tunisia) where the level and the variety of differences every day was at an higher level. Of course this is a 4 star)
Now taking the bus of Libertas is not really a hassle to get quickly in the beautiful old city centre where you find plenty of restaurants (but be a little suspicious, because there are as everywhere tourist trap restaurants where the price / quality is not always good).
The hotel is typical a resort type. So outside there is not too much except other hotels. Note that the hotel shows 3 stars only. For that level it is certainly good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic garden paradise in Dubrovnik's green oasis Set in the picturesque and peaceful Babin Kuk peninsula, the Valamar Argosy Hotel welcomes you as a newly refurbished and upgraded 4* hotel. Its stunning landscaped gardens, stylish rooms, infinity pool and wellbeing area, all set the scene for an ideal relaxing and romantic getaway. With the old town of Dubrovnik just 15 minutes away and a selection of beaches at your fingertips, you can mix and match the activities you love to create your own unforgettable Croatian holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik
- Argosy Dubrovnik
- Hotel Argosy Dubrovnik