We are a couple both aged 50, and this was our first visit to Croatia.
We were very surprised and impressed by the quality of this hotel, and indeed the whole surrounding area.
Everything is so clean and airy, and there are so many seating areas outside we often had one to ourselves!
The pool area is ample, and the water itself very pleasant for swimming. Although earlier on in the day you may have to be quick to get a bed and brolly, we preffered to use the pool late afternoon/early evening when we had the run of the place.
Our room was very nice, comfortable and clean.
Thebathroom had no bath, but a very good walk in shower, toilet, basin and bidet. Plenty of clean towels and ample space.
I also thought the room was rather lacking in storage space because there were no drawers! Not bad for just two people though.
A very short stroll brings you to the 'main' street, which is extremely pleasant and has a great choice of bars and restaurants. Very pleasant place to eat out on an evening, no loud music blaring, and everyone was very polite.
It only takes a couple of minutes and a few easy steps to get to the beach. It is pebbly, but we prefer this (no sand in your food or anywhere else for that matter!)
Very clean, right next to bars/restaurants and a few shops, and very relaxing.
Plenty of beds etc to hire, and the water is fantastic for swimming, best I have ever been in.
It is wise to wear something on your feet just in case you bump into the odd sea urchin, it also helps when you are walking on the hot pebbles down to the sea.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, and the choice and quality were very good indeed.
Very easy to get the bus into DubrovnilK, which is well worth visiting, but do not expect much in the way of shopping, unless that is you have lots of dosh to spend on things like art or designer type clothing. Lots of museums and grand buildings to view, along with many restaurants.
We did an island boat tour trip, and this was on a replica of a galleon, so good for any pirate fans.
Not a lot to see on the islands but interesting anyway.
Just be warned if you do not like fish served complete with eyes and hundreds of bones! Apparently it was possible to reserve a vegetarian meal which looked far more appetising, but our rep did not inform us about that option.
These trips are on offer from lots of little kiosks at cheaper prices but we were a little worried about safety etc (yep, we are wimps) so we paid more, but did get a very authentic boat!
You can also get the ferry from the marina in Dubrovnik across to the nearest island, which is a nice little trip.
All in all a wonderful holiday, I would use the word perfect but the weather was extremely hot whilst we were there, which made sightseeing a bit less enjoyable.
We would not hesitate to reccomend this hotel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel Park is located in the heart of Dubrovnik's Lapad Peninsula and only 100 meters away from the beautiful beach.It has a large outdoor pool and a brand new and modern spa area with indoor pool.Consisting of the main hotel building and 2 historical villas, it offers air-conditioned rooms with shower/bath, minibar, flat-screen TVs, free of charge safe and free of charge Wi Fi.Free WI-Fi is as well available in all public areas.Hotel offers a small complimentary and multilingual library for all guests.Small children corner is located within the hotel and features a flat-screen TV, CD player, books, toys and collection of cartoons.Croatian and international cuisine can be enjoyed at Grand Hotel Park’s main restaurant or in the picturesque à la carte Tavern Maria" s Castle. Bars/Snack Bars are located within hotel, by the outdoor pool,and at the beach ( as a part of beach restaurant "Plaža") , where parties take place regularly.Live music can be enjoyed 3-5 times a week.Tennis courts and a seashore promenade with restaurants , coffee shops, shopping center and magnificent views towards Elaphite Islands are only a few steps away from the Grand Hotel Park.Dubrovnik's Old town is less than 3 km away and can easily be reached in 5 minutes by frequent buses, since bus station is just 2 minutes away from the hotel.Parking is always available and is free of charge at Grand Hotel Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Dubrovnik