We stayed at the Tirena at the end of May for 6 days and booked a balcony room. Upon arrival we found the reception staff to be very friendly and although the hotel does not exactly exude luxury the first impressions were of a very clean well run hotel.
Upon arrival at the room we were fortunate to get the fouth floor which had delightful views over the new harbour inlet with the mountains behind, A truly lovely view especially at night with delightful sunsets.
The room itself was very clean and was nice and cool with a sloping high ceiling. The bed was 2 large singles together but the was comfortable enough but may be slightly low for some people, we found it fine. One comment on the bedding is that you seem to get 2 separate covers instead of one large sheet/duvet, I think the hotel should address this, but it was a minor flaw for ourselves. No tea and coffee facitities in the room but we were not bothered by that. The wardrobes are nice and big with a safe and the bathroom was spotless with a good shower over the bath.
Our room was 402 and was over the bar/patio area but the night entertainment finishes at a reasonable hour(11pm) and it is not a rowdy kind of hotel so we did not find this a hinderance in the slightest. You will always get this at hotels unless you stay in a high rise large hotel.
As for the rest of the hotel, it was spotless. The pool is of a reasonable size with a swim up bar and a bar on the patio area.There are lots of little coastal /garden paths linking the sister hotels.
Another good reason to chose this hotel is that it is situated at the end of the pennisula with 2/3 other hotels within the same group so you can use most of the other faciliites available within the large grounds. The Hotel was pretty much fully booked but never seemed crowded as the hotels are spread nicely around the pennisula.
The nearest beach is of a shingle variety with a bar/restaurant and the sea is crystal clear. I actually prefer this kind of beach as it is only used by hotels guests and is small, not crowded and not sitting in front of a line of various other hotels.
The number 6 bus just outside the hotel takes you into the old town in 10-15 minutes and they seem to run every 15 minutes throughout the day so do not be put off by the distance from the old town as it really is very easy. Bus tickets brought in advance at the hotel shop are 12-14 kuna if I remember correctly(a couple of kuna cheaper than buying on the bus itself) so less than £2. The tickets are valid for 1 hour, so you usually need to buy one back from the old town too unless you just pop in and out.
The breakfast buffet is very good at this hotel and the staff very friendly and helpful. We did not eat at any other time at the hotel as we tend to use hotels as merely a base to explore the area.
Dubrovnik itself is a stunning place and I would highly recommend visiting. The old town is stunning and the people warm and friendly. A trip to Lokrum island off the old harbour is well worth a half day trip too, as is the cable car for stunning views over the old town.
Hotel Tirena is a good 3 star Hotel in my opinion, not amazing facilities but its a 3 star hotel. But what I can say is that it is very clean and the staff are excellent. I will return to Dubrovnik again sometime and I would probably use the hotel again as it it suits are needs perfectly.
I have included several pics of the hotel and thetown itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet haven close to the vibrant historic centre of Dubrovnik Located in the quiet natural surroundings of the Babin Kuk peninsula, the Tirena Hotel is ideal for a relaxing holiday close to the vibrant historic centre of Dubrovnik. Enjoy sunbathing next to the spacious outdoor pool or on the nearby Dubrovnik beaches. Taste traditional Dalmatian dishes and watch your meal being prepared right in front of you in the hotel's buffet restaurant. Explore the historic centre of Dubrovnik and then take a boat to the idyllic islands in South Dalmatia. For an even more fulfilling holiday, there are excellent entertainment programmes, a variety of sporting activities, and luxurious wellness centres that you can use in the nearby Valamar hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tirena Dubrovnik