We travelled to this hotel with two other couples for a relaxing long weekend on 10th June 10.
First impressions of the hotel as you enter reception are very positive. A huge picture window provides a superb vista of the stunning sea with surrounding hills and islands. We booked standard rooms which were on the 2nd floor and were disappointing. For a 5 star hotel I expected more. The rooms are small and nothing special, something you would get from a standard 3 star business hotel in the UK. The balconies are also small and uninviting. Of the 3 rooms we booked 2 had trees right in front of them which made it difficult to enjoy the view.
The facilities at the hotel are lovely with a number of restaurants, bars, diving centre, and night club.
The location is stunning with the outside pool and sunbathing areas right on the seas edge where you can enjoy the view which we never bored with.
The area directly around the pool is quite small and if you want a sunbed by the pool you will need to be at the poolside reasonably early.
There are a number of places to sun bathe in addition to the pool with some secluded on the sea front.
The staff were efficient and very friendly, we used the 2 outside restaurants on the sea front and the food was very good with views to match. We also used the Sushi restaurant which was also good.
The hotel is a conference hotel and so apparantly have regular corporate events and conferences. This happened whilst we were there and so for a day the hotel became very busy especially around the pool and sunbed areas.
Whether you feel that this is a 5 star hotel or not will be based on what you expect from a 5 star hotel. Personally, I think its more like a 4 star hotel.
Having said that there is no doubt that this is a lovely hotel and will be a great base for a trip to Dubrovnik, which is a stunning walled city. The old town is about 10 minutes away by taxi however the hotel runs a complementary shuttle bus fairly regularly.
We had a great relaxing time and I would recommend the hotel and Dubrovnik.
- 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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