We stayed here for a week in the middle of August. We had a great time and were really impressed with the hotel. The rooms are nice. Very comfortable beds and all the equipment you'll need. The furniture is a little tired but that doesn't detract from the stay at all. The balcony isn't huge but to be honest we only used it for drying towels!
We used Thomson as our tour operator and as usual everything went smoothly with them. We stayed on a half board package so had breakfast and evening meal. The food was good. Breakfast was really nice with a lot of choices. The evening meal had a large selection and I'm a fussy eater but always ate well. The drinks are a tad expensive though. A bottle of wine was pushing £20 and a small bottle of beer was £2.50 so similar prices to the UK really.
We spent a few hours by the pool most days. The pool isn't huge and the loungers there are quite packed in. We always found a lounger though and the pool guy was taking towels off some of the beds that had been left for too long and giving them to people! We tended to sit in the walled garden through a doorway next to the pool and it wasn't as hemmed in there and you could follow the sun around a bit more! WIfi was intermittent around the pool but pretty good in the rooms. A nice touch was a free safe too.
We enjoyed Dubrovnik as a city. We got advice from the hotel desk and caught the number 6 bus into the old town several times. The tickets are cheaper from the hotel than they are if you pay on the bus. If you catch the bus outside the hotel it takes about 25 mins to get there as it goes around the area of Lapad and drops off an picks up at a lot of stops. We found that by turning right out of the hotel and walking about 300m up to the main road you could catch the bus there and it was only 10 mins to the old town.
We were going to do a boat trip around some of the islands but ended up just catching the local ferry from the terminal which is opposite the hotel and about 500m walk. This was really cheap and great fun. The ferry called at Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. We also caught the boat from the old town to Lokrum which was every half an hour and a great place to visit.
Overall I couldn't really fault the hotel or the holiday and had a great time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
- 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