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Hotel Lapad
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So pleased”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I chose this hotel based on trip advisor comments, and was delighted. Found a great deal via Monarch Airlines for 1 week half board.
Hotel gives a great first impression, a lovely building with old style charm from the outside and nicely contemporary on the inside. Lovely pool in sunny courtyard to relax by, as well as plenty of shady corners to relax in the next courtyard.
Highlight must be the staff who were friendly and helpful, making this feel like a family run hotel, and somewhere you can make yourself feel at home. Everyone seemed to take great care in their duty, and nothing was too much trouble.
Room was a little small, but nicely decorated and clean. Balcony, TV, Aircon, minibar, safe, really comfortable beds with good linen bedding. Tea making facilities were provided on request and replenished every morning. Bathroom well appointed, and the shower head gives a really good drenching.
The half board option was part of the Monarch deal and not something I would usually choose, but it was great. There was an enormous choice for both breakfast and dinner, and food was very good. Plenty of staff and managers on hand to ensure that plates were cleared quickly and buffet did not run short of supplies.
Location was perfect. Surrounded by beautiful villas with leafy gardens, it was less commercial than the other side of the peninsula where most of the hotels, bars and restaurants are based. A bus into the old town stops outside every 15 mins, and it's perhaps a 10 minute walk to the aforementioned bars and restaurants, although the Orsana Yacht club is only a 3 minute walk away and was brilliant.
Excellent value and highly recommended, thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Fiona C
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HotelLapad, Guest Relations at Hotel Lapad, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
Dear FionaC,


First of all I would like to thank you for writing this great review.

It truly was a pleasure to read that you were so pleased during your stay with us and I also highly appreciate your very positive feedback on the friendly and helpful staff.
I read with great pleasure that our team members made you feel comfortable
Thank you once again for your kind words and I truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Katica

Guest Relations
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Stayed 3 nights. Hotel is lovely, rooms are nice. We stayed on the 8th floor which required 3 different elevators due to expansion. We figured out how to reduce this to one elevator with taking a couple of stairs. Breakfast was very good. We had comp buffet dinner because we stayed for 3 nights but the dinner buffet was awful. Location is good. On the harbour. 20 minute bus ride to the old town. Nice lobby bar. Good staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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HotelLapad, Guest Relations at Hotel Lapad, responded to this review, 25 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, but on the other hand we are disappointed to hear our buffet dinner didn't meet your expectations.

We would be pleased to welcome you again.

Best regards,

Katica

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We have had an excellent week at the above hotel, it is very difficult to find fault in any part of the stay. We had a double bedroom at the front of the hotel which was very good - rooms in the newer part of the hotel tend to be much smaller and could be a little claustrophobic. Dinner was either a self selection type 150 kuna's or there was an Al a Carte menu which was very much to our requirement and not a lot more expensive.The staff all speak English and are extremely friendly and helpful, they fall over backwards to help without being in any way imposing. The hotel will arrange a taxi from the airport, 300 kuna charged to your bill but for some strange reason the trip back is payable to the taxi driver at 250kuna's. The bus to the old city stops right outside the hotel and costs 12k each way if bought from the hotel but on the bus it is 15k worth while using it as the walk up hill is some 3 kilometers.
A wonderful holiday but check the weather forecast every day and do not rely on what you see overhead - said with feeling - caught in a very heavy hail storm in the afternoon having had glorious weather earlier in the day.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank lambert058
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This time last year we had a fabulous stay at the Hotel David in Florence. Really good accommodation, a brisk (30 mins) walk from the city centre and numerous sites of historical/cultural significance (oh yes, and a hill to climb up if you felt the unnatural urge for additional exercise).
So come on Hotel Lapad, what have you got to offer? Well quite a lot actually:-
Comfortable accommodation - nice quiet room with wifi.
Generally happy, amiable staff (particularly the Maitre & his best friend in the restaurant),
Solid food offering - walk past the fish at your peril!
A healthy 35 min walk (including gentle(!) incline) to the old town.
Fantastic waking tours (Old Town & City Walls 0 inc, 750 steps) & a whole lot of culture.
Closer to home a lovely scenic quiet walk around the Lapad/Babin Kuk peninsula taking you past some lovely beaches and a notable cave bar (Hotel More).
Our first experience of Croatia was very positive - the people are lovely - great example being our taxi driver on the return to the airport - "you, really don't need to tip me, have a great flight home" - "no, you're quite right, but we'd like to" and there is so much history, so many beautiful views and so much good food!
So what's the down side - tough one really - the only thing I can come up with is the cruise boats and their very special brand of expresso tourism "so, which country is this resort in?" they can make the old town a bit busy - the best remedy was offered by our walking tour guide who had a great mindset - "let's all enjoy our national sport of tourist slalom" - it wasn't that bad really.
Would we come back? Absolutely and to this hotel - Dubrovnik is now on our "must see again before too long" list.
.....and a post script - this is a very clean hotel - the lifts smell of lemon and barely a day went by without the corridors receiving a stern hoovering- the cleaners evidently enjoy their work - they were always smiling & laughing - sums the place up perfectly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank DavidandKatie3
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HotelLapad, Guest Relations at Hotel Lapad, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
Dear DavidandKatie3,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review regarding our perfect hotel.
I am so pleased to read that you overall enjoyed your stay with us and that our amiable staff, services and facilities met your expectations.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Dubrovnik!

Best regards,

Katica

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

If you have not been to croatia before this is a good place to start. The hotel staff are very friendly and speak fluent english. The hotel is along the harbour and built a few hundred years ago I believe but has been modernised inside to a very good standard. Our room was at the back of the hotel with a balcony and small garden area really private if you did not want to spend time around the pool area. The food was excellent with a huge choice at breakfast time there was something for everyone including the fussiest of people. There was always plenty and they regularly topped up and this was the same for the evening meal. There was only one downside for us we are only tea drinkers and they seriously need to scource a better tea bag! Be aware of the buses they are easy to use but just like Italy the locals do not queue!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Gordon H
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Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

We were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel
The staff are very helpful and responsive, breakfasts are very generous and rooms are modern and clean
Good location as you can get the bus for 15kn into the city in 15 mins and its good to be away from the crowds with beaches within walking distance of the hotel
We stayed in the new part of the hotel which requires taking two lifts and would have preferred the old part if we could have had a choice but it was no problem
The glass door to the bathroom and sliding glass door between hall and bedroom seem a bit unnecessary - I would have designed it differently myself as you don't have much privacy in the bathroom as it's wall is all glass- perhaps some strange .
Croatian fetish !

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank B J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

From when we steppedthrough the door an amazing experience started. The staff from reception to dining to bar to cleaners can only be applauded for their attention & help. The breakfast was exceptional with a wide choice & as much as you like! The hotel was top notch, the only downside being no tea making facilities in room. Wife loves her early cup of tea! Location & access to area couldn't be better. Short walk to plenty of eating places & bus stops outside hotel for the old town and a short walk to other bus stop for further afield, cavtat. Hope to return.

  • Stayed May 2013
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3 Thank ajstripe
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HotelLapad, Guest Relations at Hotel Lapad, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
Dear ajstrip,


Thank you so much for taking the time to post fantastic review about your amazing experience.

I was so pleased to read about our attentive staff, exceptional breakfast and location.

We are sorry to hear you you didn't contact reception regarding tea making facilities. We could provide it any time with a small charge.

I would be delighted to welcome you back to the Hotel Lapad in the near future.

Best regards,

Katica

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Property: Hotel Lapad
Address: Lapadska Obala 37, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#12 Business Hotel in Dubrovnik
#15 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#15 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lapad 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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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