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“return to babbin kuk”
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Tirena Hotel
Ranked #24 of 67 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Stockton-on-Tees
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“return to babbin kuk”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

34 years ago we honeymooned at the old Plakir now re-named the Lacroma as the Plakir was badly damaged in the war . We returned to the Valamar complex which consists of 5 hotels belonging to this group . The Tirena is linked to the Argosy via a shopping mall 30% of which are empty ,the rest are taken up by bars ,gift shops , a scooter shop ,women's clothing shop and weirdly a bridal shop . The whole set-up is a bit of a concrete jungle , but a nice one .We found the Tirena very clean ,well run and good standard food above most 3 star hotels .We found the Babbin Kuk complex a little isolated on a night time ,during the day there are plenty of buses , and lots of great walks around the headland ,so take a good pair of trainers . Dubrovnik old Town is some what spoilt by the huge number of visitors ( the Cruise ship trade has a lot to answer for and is much like Venice ).The Tirena was mostly full of older folk with one or two families ,hence the lack of atmosphere on a night .Last tip there is a ladies hairdresser at the near by Neptun Hotel if you require one ( always keeps the wife happy)

Room Tip: room 215 was over the square which can have music playing on a night time
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear guest,

It is always nice to see our guests that return to the hotel complex for the second or more times. I am grateful that you took the time to share your view of the hotel with fellow travelers and that you had time to explore our hotel surroundings as well.
I surely hope that you and your wife had a good recollection of your honeymoon in Dubrovnik and that you will choose our city and hotel again in the future for a couple of more happy anniversaries.
Until then I send you warmest regards from Dubrovnik and Tirena staff.
Nenad Marić
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Rancho Mirage, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

I stayed at the Tirena for 5 nights. I had requested a quiet room and that is exactly what I got until the neighboring hotel turned on their huge air conditioner unit in the night. The desk personnel were very friendly and helpful. They apologized for the noisy unit and said they were unaware of it. Breakfast selection was large and more than adequate. Room and public areas were very clean. Hotel is located in a lovely setting. I think I would prefer to have a hotel closer to the old town area and not have to contend with the crowds on the bus but it was, over all, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with other TripAdvisor travelers; it really is appreciated.
It’s always a pleasure to read such a nice review. We are so glad that you have recognized the quality and the cleanliness of our hotel, and that you have enjoyed your holiday with us. I am sorry that the a/c unit from the neighboring hotel has disturbed your peace but I am very happy to read that our staff have dealt with it courteously.
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dubrovnik.
Best regards,
Nenad Marić
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

I stayed one night here with my girlfriend. The hotel is situated in lapad and is about 80kn (10 euro) taxi fare from the bus station. The hotel is slightly dated and has a bizarre layout but our room (4th floor) was bright, spacious and clean with a balcony that had fantastic views out towards the sea. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom spotless The staff are friendly and helpful. The buffet dinner is excellent and great value. The pool facilities are good.I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for choosing hotel Tirena for your romantic getaway!
We are glad to hear that the combination of a fantastic sea view, spotless room, excellent food and friendly staff will possibly make you are guest again- it means that our main goal to make a memorable holiday for all our guests is accomplished!
I hope to hear from you soon with a request for a longer stay, as we hope to have a chance to make your stay even more delightful.
Best regards from sunny Dubrovnik and Tirena,
Nenad Marić
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We recently spent four nights at the Tirena as part of a Riviera tour and our experience there was very good. The hotel isn’t too big, and is part of a chain of hotels set on a peninsula amongst lovely gardens. It has a very attractive pool and is immediately adjacent to a small shopping complex which serves all the hotels (although the Tirena is the closest). The rooms are of a good size, well furnished, immaculately clean, with comfortable beds, safe, lots of wardrobe space, and our en-suite bathroom had a bath and shower (and hairdryer). We were on half board and the breakfast and evening meal, served as a buffet, offered a very good selection of food, hot and cold, regularly restocked. The charming manager and staff made great efforts to ensure that guests enjoyed their stay. It can get rather noisy in the dining room and bar but all entertainment stops promptly at 11.00 pm, thus ensuring neighbouring rooms (like ours) are not adversely affected. Buses into Dubrovnik run from immediately outside the hotel but if you want to get a seat it is more advisable to walk the short distance through the gardens to the bus terminus outside the Hotel President. The only problem we had was with wi-fi connectivity for our Ipad which wasn’t very good. One suggestion – could information on evening entertainment at the neighbouring Valamar hotels be displayed in the foyer? Some of our fellow guests went next door to the Valamar Club to watch a Michael Jackson tribute but there didn’t seem any information about it on view. Thanks to all the staff for giving us a great time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to write this review, which, I am sure, will be helpful for all our future guest that are part of the Tripadvisor community.
The best thing about my job is that part of a day when I have the chance to talk and mingle with our dear guests, especially during our welcome receptions. And to hear that my staff, and my personal effort is recognized and shared with others in such a lovey review with highest possible rates in all fields, is very rewarding and keeps us on the right track!
I am just sorry you missed our information board abut the animation program at the reception and therefore did not have the chance to enjoy Michael Jackson tribute, which is actually a great Valamar animation team production, but I am glad it did not overall diminish your stay in Tirena.

Thank you so much for your kind words about our efforts and our good service and we really hope to have you as our dear guest again!
Until the next time, have all the best regards from all of Tirena staff and myself,
Nenad Marić
General manager
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

The Tirena is one of a group of hotels on the Coast about 15 minutes by local bus from the Old Town. Built about 30 years ago, it has been refurbished but it has basic problems in terms of noise transmission,ill fitting patio doors and layout. It is used by a number of tour companies and by schools so expect noise and ill behaved children. We had to change rooms three times in four days due to various problems. Only the last room had a reasonable outlook.
It is a shame that we were booked in here by our travel company as the adjoining four star Valamar Lacroma is a beautiful modern hotel with great sea views, pool and landscaping and the room rates are very similar.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and reviewing your stay with us.
We are sorry to hear you found your stay at our three star hotel unsatisfactory mostly due to the noise made by school group that was staying in our hotel same time as you. Although in May our hotel is mostly used by guests on tours, please note that we rarely accommodate school groups and we are sorry you were staying when we made an exception for a book out group from another hotel.
We are very glad you found our hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik to be excellent, as it is one of the newest and the best hotels in Valamar chain and whole of Dubrovnik, but please note Valamar Lacroma is a four plus star property and Tirena is a three star hotel. Due to the very different categorization, of course differences in style and quality are to be expected, so the two cannot be compared, especially not in price range.
We still hope you will choose Valamar for your next stay, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you will need any help regarding that.

Best regards,
Nenad Marić,
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

I have just returned from Dubrovnik where I have stayed for 2 nights in Tirena Hotel. The room was lovely but a bit cold in the night due to its location on the ground floor. It should be cosy in hot summer months. Hotel is tidy and clean, the rooms are spacious, bathroom clean and new.
Breakfast was copious and the staff very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comment on your stay in hotel Tirena.
We are delighted to hear you had overall pleasant stay on your business trip to Dubrovnik, and hope we will have a chance to have you as a dear guest again during your vacation.
I am especially proud to hear praise about the breakfast quality, cleanliness and friendly staff- I will make sure to pass your compliments to all of our departments!

Until our next encounter, please let me extend the best regards from Tirena friendly staff,
Nenad Marić
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Lovely room with balcony BUT overlooks bar area,and a public area.We had the pleasure of listening to a group of children,who were running and screaming in the early hours of the morning.We had already had the pleasure of listening to them in the restaurant as they were staying at the hotel,with their teachers who just let them run riot!I would check before booking if the hotel has any bookings for children on coach trips(I think these were from Croatia)
Reception very good,moved us to room 347,balcony,not really a view,but quiet!!
Would advise not to have a room over any courtyard(there is also an inner one)
The building does seem to amplify noise,no carpet in corridors.Lovely staff,especially a young lady in restaurant(laid out more like a canteen),and one at pool.Ordered a lovely tuna salad at the pool.Loungers,plastic,could do with padding,but put towels on them to help!Would not go in high season,would guess very noisy!Hotel very clean,location and food OK(always lots of choice,buffet style)Best thing,the staff!People that had tea,wished they had brought own tea bags,but I enjoyed the coffee!Rooms good size,safe in wardrobe,shower good,over a bath.Ladies bring your own shower cap/cotton wool and tissues,BUT plenty of loo rolls supplied!Rooms cleaned very well each day.Hotel President,part of the same group is more 4 star,worth a visit!I could go on ,so just email me if you want more info!

Room Tip: Avoid any overlooking courtyards
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Nenad M, General Manager at Tirena Hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for staying with us and for sharing your thoughts regarding your vacation in Tirena.
A big thank you for giving us high grades on all of the possible categories and I must say that I am particularly pleased to read that our staff has been amazing as always and that they made your stay as good as it can get. I hope that the group of children that was staying at the time in the hotel did not minimize your overall impression of the hotel as we did do our best to separate the children from our other guests as much as we could (in the room designation and in the restaurant as well).
I hope that you will be our guest in the future so we can provide you with another quality vacation and until then I send you warmest regards from our staff.
Nenad Marić
General manager
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Property: Tirena Hotel
Address: Iva Dulchica 36, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Dubrovnik
#23 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tirena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 208
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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