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“Argosy - August 2010”

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Valamar Argosy Hotel
Ranked #19 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2010

We visited the Argosy hotel twice during August, for 2 days at the start of our holiday in Croatia and then for 3 days at the end of our stay and were very pleased overall. The hotel is in a very pleasant location, with beautiful views over the Adriatic.
The two standard rooms we stayed in were absoloutely fine, clean and reasonably well equipped, although the first room needed a little TLC. The bathrooms in both cases were excellent, quite spacious, having a modern basin and shower over the bath. Air conditioning was fine. Doors to rooms are opened by keys, which we thought was a very old fashioned method and needed updating.
The pool area was pleasant and clean and there was plenty of space, with fresh towels to use, but we felt it could be improved visually.
The dining area was excellent, although we only sampled breakfast. There was an excellent choice, much better than the 4 star hotel we also stayed in whilst in Croatia!
The staff were lovely, very firendly and helpful.
The hotel location was good, although the area is fairly quiet, but there is easy, cheap and regular bus transport into and out of Dubrovnik Old Town. The buses can get ridiculously crowded, however.
There is a small shopping area a couple of minutes from the hotel, with a few bars and we also found a decent restaurant in very pleasant surroundings across the park from the hotel.
Overall we felt the hotel was good and with a bit of updating would possibly be closer to four than three star accomodation.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

We stayed here for 10 days and the hotel was very clean and not over-crowded at the pool. The beach is a 2 minute walk and is part of the presidents hotel. Guests from the Argosy can use the facilites here also which is pretty handy. The bus into the town centre runs regular but is very slow at peak times which can be annoying with people squeezing on at all stops, we took a taxi some evenings to avoid this. The breakfast is great, lots of choice, but get down early if you want pancakes!! Like gold dust in the restaurant! If you dont fancy travelling into the centre there is a walkway that leads into a promenade area beside the hotel, lovely walk and again the views are amazing with great restaurants near the hotel! If you are planning on renting jet skis, great for seeing the islands around the area dont rent them from the Cocabana beach, way overpriced and the staff are quite rude, we went with Gari Transport and was alot cheaper and collect you from the Argosy! The Pool side bar staff are also very helpful and friendly! Reception is 50/50 depending on who is working regards helpfulness, Daniel was great!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

Not suitable for people younger than 60, staff very distant and when asked for advice, not very helpful and didn't really want to help.
Room was nice though, about the only thing going for the place.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

Nice and clean hotel with wonderful view and very nice hotel restaurant with fresh food cooked in front of your eyes. Nice pool area and friendly personel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

Very clean hotel, food is outstanding, rooms clean, try & get a room with a view. Large, spacious lobby, lovely pool & sun bathing area. Staff helpful. BUT a glass of wine is £5....

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

There are some mixed reviews on this website but we found a good deal and decided to go for it and we were very pleased with what we found.

Check-in service was great (we got upgraded to a larger room with balcony). Room was fine - fairly basic but clean and had all we needed (including safe). Pool lovely (and not too small as people have said). Most people seemed to spend their time in the old town so on the couple of days we fancied lounging by the pool we found it to be very quiet.

The hotel is about a 15 minute bus ride away from the old town but buses are incredibly frequent and cheap(ish) at about £1.20 per trip. Also this hotel is at the end of the bus route so you are always guaranteed a seat! Very few buses are air conditioned so I recommend taking a fan with you! I think the buses finish around midnight - taxis after then are around 75 HRK (£8ish).

Only (minor) downside - not many shops/cafes, etc in the surrounding area for this hotel, but as the main attraction is the old town, we were more than happy to spend most of our time there.

All in all, good hotel, friendly staff, lovely location – would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We stayed at Argosy Hotel second week in June. We had a lovely sea view and the room was fresh and bright. Great breakfast with wonderful view if you sit outside. Also close to The President Beach and Copacabana Beach.
We were very satisfied with the location. Babin Kuk is a beautiful and i recommend a walk along the shore from the President Hotel to Uvala Lapad.

Bus station not far away and about 15 minutes ride to the old town, which we didn't mind at all.

After reading the reviews we were suprised that we really have no complaints other than that the staff was kind of stressed at breakfast. But overall this is a very priceworthy hotel. Sure, you can find a nicer hotel at a even better location, but then of course you'll have to pay for it.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Valamar Argosy Hotel

Address: Iva Dulcica 140 | Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#19 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range: £95 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Valamar Argosy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by fantastic Mediterranean scenery, the Valamar Argosy Hotel provides the scene for a relaxing or romantic getaway near the old town of Dubrovnik. It's located in the unspoilt nature of the Babin Kuk peninsula, just a few minutes away from three attractive Dubrovnik beaches. In 2018, Valamar Argosy welcomes you with our new and improved services and facilities. Enjoy your stay in a comfortable, stylish room with a balcony, select from the wide-ranging buffet offer in the hotel restaurant, and relax in the wellness zone or by the fantastic infinity pool with a view of the sea and nearby islands. ... more   less 
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