I am writing this review as I enjoy the private beach with a splendid view of the sea side. The facilities here are quite nice and will amaze you the minute you walk in the door and catch the breath taking view. The excitement that you first feel once you step in the lobby unfortunately leads to greater disappointment once you experience the rooms. The building is quite dated and one shouldn't be fooled by the photos. It has a very 70's feel and definitely not what you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The service somewhat makes up for this as they are quite helpful and very nice. The room service is a little bit rude over the phone but I attribute it more to Dalmatian manners which is a bit of a hit and miss. Overall the service was fine.
Make sure to try and get a room high up and not too far at he ends of he hotel. The wifi falls out of range here and i assume because not many people use these rooms they arent cleaned properly. When we arrived the carpets were dirty, television was non functioning, wifi was out of range and the balcony had bird poop and massive cobwebs everywhere (the cob webs are why i make the assumpion that not many people stay in these rooms).
The service was helpful in trying to fix these issues.
The building serves as a conference center which is the feeling you get when you stay here. The elephite restaurant is atypical of this as the food is bland and has the artificial taste that you experience when your at a conference event. Don't sit by the windows as the air conditioning vents are right above these tables and drip condensation everywhere. When brought to the attention of the waiters they merely shrugged and ignored. The fact that these tables are underneath these vents emphasizes their need to maximize space for conference events rather than provide a 5 star atmosphere.
Overall we were expecting a 5-star hotel and I guess that's what leads to the disappointment but if you get a great price and are expecting a 3-star hotel than his will be great as the facilities are great extras.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beautiful peninsula of Lapad, the hotel's dramatic cliffside location, below the aromatic, pine-covered Petka woods, affords spectacular views in every direction.Fully renovated in 2014, each of the 308 contemporary rooms and suites all have private balconies and beautiful sea views. Great food and excellent service prevail. During your stay, you will be tempted to try out everything that is on offer: four swimming pools, one of which is indoors, a private beach, tennis courts, fabulous snorkelling and a PADI diving centre, as well as a leafy jogging path and walking routes through the woods behind the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dubrovnik Palace Hotel