we have recently stayed from a stay at this hotel. Having read all the reviews prior to going we were slightly apprehensive. However most of our fears were unfounded.
We stayed in the main hotel. I would agree with the comments that the rooms are a bit small, and there is definitely a lack of storage space.The rooms were refurbished last year and are nice. There is plenty of hanging space, just no drawers or shelves to speak of. There is a large shelf at the top of the wardrobe where spare pillows and blankets are stored and you can get these removed and use this.
If you like a bath, as I do , this may not be the ideal hotel.Most rooms have fantastic large walk in showers with extra jets and a seat. I had asked for a room with a bath and 2 days later we were moved to one, which was a rather old-fashioned hip bath.larger rooms for 3 people had modern jacuzzi type baths.
Food. - Breakfasts were excellent, every type of hot and cold food imaginable. I don't drink coffee, but there were different types of tea available and herb teas. My husband had coffee from the machine and said it was fine.
We were booked half-board and were pleasantly surprised. There was plenty of choice, lots of salads, 2 soups, several different meat dishes,a fish dish, omlettes , and pasta, and lots of different interesting vegetable dishes each day. Not cordon bleu, but well-cooked and very good value for £6 a head.
Staff. Generally we found these to be very helpful and friendly. Anything I phoned down for was brought very quickly.
Pool area. Very nice. During our 1st week there beds were reserved with towels on as early as 7. Madness! We were not bothered, and like to sit round the pool later in the day when some were vacated. By early September there were always spare beds. The two pools, indoor and out, are strong seawater which some don't like but I enjoyed them.
The beach is two minutes away and the sea is lovely to swim in.
Location is excellent. Lapad is very pleasant and it is good to get away from the mad bustle of Dubrovnnik old city. Lapad is a true resort, sea, cafes, little shops etc. and lots of hotels have outside entertainment in the eve where you can sit and have a drnnk.
MY FINAL POINT If you are going to Croatia make sure you have a very good travel nsurance policy. I was taken seriously ill at the beginning of our second week there and had to have major abdominal surgery. Our lovely holiday became a nightmare. BUt thank goodness for many things. Firstly the hospital is in Lapad, which at least made it easy for my poor husband to visit. Secondly,our insurance covered everything, - extended stay in hotel, escorted travel home. Thirdly we booked through an excellent company, Holiday Options,highly recommended. Our holiday rep was wonderful, the best ever. She helped my husband sort everything out, visited me, answered queries and even brought me food as the hospital food was awful. We would never have managed without her.
Also, the hotel staff were kind and helpful. They lent us a wheelchair when I came out of hospital and often asked my husband how I was.
To sum up,the hotel was generally good, and everything about the area was very nice, but try not to get ill! The hospital standards are way behind ours.
- 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