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“OK, but” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Vis
Ranked #57 of 66 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Scotland
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“OK, but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

The hotel is OK. The web site says rooms have been renovated, and it looks as though a good part of the hotel has, but my room had not. The size was reasonable the door and window to the balcony had definitely seen better days. The air-conditioning made a noise even when switched off.
On the plus side the room was nice and cool. The shower/toilet was OK, though the rail for the shower spray was only just attached to the wall.
The staff were OK. Breakfast was very good. Free wifi is available in reception area and was fine. Location is very good. It is in Lapad, about 5km from the Old Town. This suited me fine, being much quieter, was very close to the conference I was attending. The area is much pleasanter than the Old Town itself. Good walks around the coast, and reasonably priced restaurants in the area. Though they do all sell the same food.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lund, Sweden
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

A nice and friendly hotel with à wonderful location. We have halfboard for one week, the breakfast was very good, but the dinner was not in my kind of taste buffé with meat and fishdishes.
The lokal bus only 50 m from the hotel, a lot of stairs no elevator.
Lapad is very beautiful and theres a lot of walkingareas and a lot to do, segways horseriding many nice parks for children to play in.
Go there!

Room Tip: Rooms on the seaside is very nice but not sunny, the best choise in the hot seasons.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank frasse99
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

I thought Vis at the upper end of what you can expect from a 3*** hotel. The room was fine, and the staff were courteous and helpful (the maid was possibly the most cheerful hotel employee I have ever encountered). I thought the breakfast offerring was pretty good - fresh fruit, cheese, ham, bread, crossiants, sausages and eggs - and certainly set me up for the day. There is also a very pleasant cafe/ bar on the terrace overlooking the beach. But the best feature is the location. The back doors lead directly out to proabably the most pleasant stretch of the Lapad beach (NB the beach is stoney, so you need beach sandals, but the sea itself is gloriously clear and beautiful to swim in). Also, the bus stop for busses to old town (number 4, ever 10 mins) is literally just across the road from main entrance.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Robbie299
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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

I had to rate it 'Very Good' because it's close to that than 'Average'. No 'Good' rating for overall on Trip Advisor.

This is a good standard hotel. It's located in a nice suburb called Lapad which is 10-15mins on the local bus from Dubrovnik Old Town. The bus goes from just outside the hotel.

This I am sure was cutting edge back in the mid 90's but the standard of the hotel is still quite high. It's very clean and the staff are helpful.

Food wise I would give the breakfast and the restaurant a miss but the snack bar is good value. There are good places in Lapad and locally which are far far better.

The hotel has a private beach. It's set in a very nice bay. It's important to understand that all beaches (at least that I know of) are stony. This is no exception and once you're used to that then you'll have a good time here.

To address other reviewers comments - there is a city tax (we experienced this in Zagreb. That is in addition to your hotel price. The hill outside is steep but short. Free wireless in reception.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank seanohealaigh
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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Great service, but the hotel had sort of an "old" feeling. The rooms were clean but at least the ones on the ground floor felt a bit damp. Breakfast was ok, but nothing extra ordinary. The location is good, especially with the beach just a few stairs down from the hotel, their part is the best beach along the bay. There is also a play area in the water that charge per half hour. The bus no 4 stops just outside the hotel and leaves almost every 15 minutes, this bus takes you to the old town in 10 minutes. If you are there during the warm season I recommend to go by bus since the town has many hills. A taxi from the airport is apx. 300 Kuna. Free Wi-fi in the reception area.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna R
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

Stayed 3 nights, room small for €100+ price charged 5months in advance, breakfast one of the worst ever (a banana and tea/coffee would beat it), terrace food not much better, older staff behaved like zombies (hangover from Tito/Stalin/Civil War?), younger staff (not many) pleasant, reception staff grouchy.

Steep hill into reception, no porter to help with bags or even offer, internet expensive.

Nice view of bay but beach stony, plastic shoes needed to swim and get out of water (a problem in much of Croatia).

Saving features: bus to downtown at entrance, tickets 12Kuna at desk, aircon was OK

Would never stay here again, place overrated and overpriced on all fronts

Room Tip: if you have nowhere else to stay, pay more for a sea view, otherwise look at the side of a slope (no...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Vis
Address: Masarykov Put 4 | Lapad Bay, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vis 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charming and comfortable hotel Vis is ideal for family vacation and for all those who like to relax on the beach as it is located directly on the clear blue Adriatic Sea in the Bay of Lapad. The view of Elafiti Islands at sunset will most definitely become one of the most cherished images of your vacation. The cozy and comfortable, pleasantly equipped and air-conditioned rooms open onto balconies with views of the pine tree forest or the beautiful blue sea. You can enjoy your complimentary breakfast in our main restaurant featuring one of Dubrovnik's most beautiful terraces with magnificent sea view. You can also enjoy light Mediterranean meals or just have a cold drink in our Lido beach bar. The popular Lapad Bay promenade with numerous restaurants and cafes is in walking distance, and a bus stop to the Old town is just in front of the hotel. A regular bus line will get you there in 10 minutes. ... more   less 
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