We drove up through Albania, around the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, and into Croatia, where we enjoyed the spectacular drive along the coast road to Dubrovnik. My research had yielded nothing affordable for our budget inside the fortress walls, so I opted for the Hotel Lapad, which is across from the main ship terminal on the waterfront. The hotel has a lovely facade and front side swimming pool, and a glass enclosed restaurant like a gazebo. The room we had was a double, but the bed seemed enormous. The room itself was spacious, and the bathroom was super! We wanted to take it along to every hotel on our itinerary! Double sinks, antifog mirrors, super nice shower/bath, seperate toilet closet. The products provided for the bath were superior Croatian lavendar products, and there was an adjustable, lighted makeup mirror on one side. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were pleased to get a room for a reasonable rate even without a reservation (it was still only mid-April). A taxi was called for us to take to dinner in the old town, a mere five minutes drive. Our own car was safe in secure parking. After our road trip over to Hvar Island we returned south and stayed at Lapad again on our last night in Croatia. Again, no reservation, but a room was found, and within our budget! The breakfast buffet was luxurious, and the staff really kept an eye on coffee cups! We had porters to assist us with loading and unloading the car, even in the pouring rain. We were very impressed and would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone with an eye for quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Lapad is situated in an elegant building by the waterfront on Lapad peninsula, just 10 minutes from the nearest beach with views of Gruz port across. It is surrounded by the renaissance garden where gala dinners and wedding receptions take place and has heated outdoor pool. It consists of 163 rooms, spacious superior rooms in the old traditional building and comfortable classic rooms in the 1980's block. With the beautiful setting overlooking the harbour, warm welcome of its helpful staff and outstanding service Hotel Lapad ensures you a wonderful and memorable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lapad Hotel Dubrovnik
- Lapad Dubrovnik
- Hotel Lapad Dubrovnik