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“A week in the sunl PoP”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ariston Hotel

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Ariston Hotel
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
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Perth,Uk
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“A week in the sunl PoP”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

We arrived at 11.00 hours and thought we would have to wait until check in at 15.00. We were given our room at 12.30 which was brilliant. The room is really comfortable and very clean. The bathroom is a decent size and again very clean. The view from room 1128 is to die for. Beautiful.
We are bed and breakfast only so can't comment on the restaurant at times other than breakfast. Breakfast has all that you could imagine to eat and presented very well. Staff at the hotel have all been friendly and attentive to our needs. The pool area is extremely busy and unless get down before 9am and claim your sunbed with a towel you will struggle to get one. The poor guys who's job it is to find spare sunbeds. I suppose if you come at the height of the season it's going to be busy. All in all a good hotel and in a beautiful location. Recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view because we noticed some rooms the outlook was a wall.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We have been in the hotel for over a week and there is nothing you could find fault with. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and the bathroom is big with the deepest bath I have ever seen in a hotel and it is cleaned daily and soap, shower and hair toiletries are provided and the towels are changed daily if necessary. There is also a bidet in the bathroom.
We booked bed and breakfast and were amazed at the choice of food as there is something for everyone and it is delicious. Other people were on half board and said you couldn't fault the evening meals.
There is 3 swimming pools, two are sea water and one fresh water and are cleaned daily. Towels for the pools are provided by the hotel. The hotel is built on the beach which is rocky. There are two other beaches close by which are also rocky so its a good idea to buy beach shoes so you don't hurt your feet.
The hotel is 15 minutes from Lapad which is accessible via a beautiful coastal walk just above the beach. There is a supermarket and a small shopping centre and quite a few restaurants. One of the best restaurants is the Japanese. The food is excellent and the decor is authentic.
Dubrovnik is a 15 minute taxi or bus ride and the no 6 bus runs frequently to the old town which is beautiful day or night. When you visit Dubrovnik it is a must to walk the city wall which takes about 90 minutes but it is worth it as the views are stunning but make sure you take some drinks with you as it is extortionate to buy them. We paid £3 for a can of Coke! If you use the bus it is a good idea to buy the Dubrovnik card as it gives you free entry to the wall and museums and a discount in some restaurants. Also when walking the wall you cannot get off and on as you would have to pay again. Another must is the cable car in Dubrovnik as the view is fantastic from the top. There is also a museum at the top which tells you all about the war in 1991. My 14 year old son found it boring as there is not a lot of exhibits but a lot of reading. Babin Kuk is also not far away.
We went to Montenegro by coach which was difficult because of the heat but Montenegro is beautiful although we thought Buda was not very nice.
This area of Croatia is not the place to come if you want sandy beaches but I would highly recommend any of the Importanne Resort hotels and the area but be warned it is expensive for food and drink.

Room Tip: Our room did not have a sea view but this did not bother us as we were rarely in the room. All the r...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was great. there were about 4 pools and it was so much fun. some of the pools were heated and the indoor pool especially was great. the breakfast was free and had lots of choices and the food was excellent. the hotel resort was connected to the ocean which was fun. the bar and food was a little pricy though, and our room was excellent and very clean and nice with anything you would need, overall a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's the only hotel we stayed in in Croatia so I have nothing local to compare it with. The hotel complex is in a lovely location on the water with a stunning view especially from the restaurant terrace. It is far from anything though. Having some kind of transport is a plus as the old town is not a walking distance! I have found Croatians in general a charming people still not spoilt by mass tourism. So the staff were all very helpful but the service is not great by any international standards, maybe a lot of them were students on summer jobs as some told us? Not sure. But towels would be missing after rooms cleaned, bath gel not refilled in 3 days, food not replenished quickly, if at all, at the crowded breakfast buffet, that kind of small thing that makes a hotel stay really pleasant. But the whole experience is so nice that it doesn't really upset you, and if you complain, it's quickly sorted out!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Firstly I will say that the hotel, it's location, the rooms and facilities are all top notch, five star quality. The 'beach' is just a few rocks with some steps down into the sea but the water is crystal clear and beautiful. This is a family holiday hotel and as such has all you would expect complete with noisy kids etc round the pool/beach but this didn't really bother us. The staff are all helpful and friendly although on checking in we weren't told much besides our room number and that was it! One major annoyance was no drinking water is provided in the room except for in the minibar (which is obviously chargeable and not cheap). They also refused to serve us tap water in the hotel restaurants as its against their policy. Surely for the price - and the fact that it's five star - a bottle or two of water should be left in the room everyday? Also they provide tea and coffee making facilities in the room but no milk? And when we forgot to leave the house keeping lady a tip she didn't replenish the tea or coffee at all. Also she tried putting on our minibar chit that we'd had more items than we actually had. We confronted her and she said she wrote a 4 by mistake instead of a 1........
All in all its a very nice hotel in a beautiful location but it's also a huge tourist trap that lacks character and the personal touch. Recommended (provided the above doesn't put you off).

  • Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed here for a week in July 2013. We had a sea view room on the 2nd floor so great views out to sea and lovely to see some of the yachts visiting the City. The room was comfortable, the bathroom well equipped. We did believe that we would get tea / coffee making facilities in the room (and know others on the floor did have) but when we queried it we were told this was not the case. A good base for travelling around the area; we took the bus into town a few times (at 12 KN each way) and also took a boat from the nearby Dubrovnik Hotel around the Elephantine islands. Do walk down to Lapad from the hotel - a lovely easy coastal walk and some good eateries down here. The Zoe restaurant at the hotel was disappointing (and expensive) but it was our first night. The buffet service in the evening was good value (we had this just one night). Breakfast varied - the eggs to order were great. I had fresh fruit and omelette every day. My husband loved the Apfel Strudel for breakfast. We had cocktails in the bar a couple of evenings which was pleasant. Overall would recommend the hotel and if I come back to Dubrovnik would certainly consider staying here again.

Room Tip: The garden rooms didn't look very appealing as there isn't much garden! Would recommend a s...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

This hotel has everything and more, large clean rooms ours had a sea view balcony which I would recommend, the view from our room was breath taking. Staff all speak English and could not do enough for you. There was something for everyone at breakfast, again eating breakfast with the most stunning of views. Swimming in the sea is a must, however the sea was cold! Very nice after lounging on the sun beds catching the sun.

There were four of us, we all really enjoyed our stay. We would def go back looking forward to it all ready.

Just a word of warning if you hire the jet skies take notice of the speed limits in and around the harbours you will be fined by the police for exceeding these.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ariston Hotel
Address: Kardinala Stepinca 31, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ariston Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising above the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Ariston 5* features 115 newly renovated rooms and a wide range of facilities which will spark the enthusiasm of any visitor, whether a holidaymaker or a business traveller. Minutes from the world-famous UNESCO site - Dubrovnik Old Town, enjoy the hotel's quiet and natural surroundings, expansive sea views and wake up to the sounds of waves. Charming, elegant and comfortable rooms will be your oasis to relax and unwind, in addition to multiple outdoor pools, a wellness zone and three restaurants with outdoor dining options. ... more   less 
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