First of all the positives: A superb location with excellent views, easy access to lots of local (and very nice) restaurants, lovely spot by the sea and very simple to get to the Old City by local bus. The young lad who carries the suitcases is the most pleasant and chatty member of staff and deserves a mention!
However, there are lots of other hotels in the area of Lapad most of which are from the same company that owns Hotel Splendid, they range from 3-5*. We would definitely return to Lapad but not to Hotel Splendid.
We often stay in 3* hotels, particularly if it is a couple of evenings and in a city, But the rooms are dated and suffering from mould this is accentuated when the air-con is on and made the room smell very unpleasant. We were unfortunate that the hotel was having a local Croatian party so we were forced to sleep with air-con on as the party went on to the early hours and was below our room. My partner politely asked reception what time the party would end and was told, 'Don't know, maybe midnight'. He asked if we could change rooms as we had an early start and were told, 'No, full' and the night porter closed the door! We are not against hotels putting on parties and accept this is part of the business, however, the communication from the staff was rude.
Another example, was on our final night when the restaurant manager wouldn't let us sit in the restaurant outside terrace with a drink. Fair enough if it were busy, but of the 60 or so tables only 3 were occupied and it was 9.30pm!
Definitely go to Lapad, especially if you have a family but pay a bit more and avoid Hotel Splendid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a picturesque Mediterranean garden leading down to a private beach, the Splendid hotel is a perfect getaway for couples who want to take a break from everyday life and spend some romantic time together. It is situated in beautiful Lapad Bay. A bus leaves every 15 minutes for Dubrovnik's historical quarter. The Lapad Bay promenade with many shops, restaurants and cafe bars as well as large shopping mall are within walking distance from the hotel. The bright and airy double rooms with pleasantly decorated interiors and air-conditioning open onto balconies boasting stunning sea views. Single rooms are with balcony and park view. Enjoy traditional Dalmatian cuisine in the indoor and outdoor restaurant and have a refreshing cocktail on the romantic terrace overlooking the Lapad Bay. The complimentary breakfast as well as dinner are served in buffet style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Splendid Hotel Dubrovnik
- Hotel Splendid Dubrovnik