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Ariston Hotel
Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
North London
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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“A good choice”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The most outstanding feature of this very good hotel is the staff who mange it. Not just the executives who are always available, especially Titania, but right through the spectrum of those with whom you may come in contact with.
The location is excellent on the Lapad peninsula. Excellent views out across the sea to some islands and the main estusry into Dubrovnik port. There are numerous places, oftrn seculded, where you can jsut turn off on sunbeds. Apart from the two pools you can swim in a protected sea ares. Being on a rock coat, facilities, such as bars & restaurants, are on a number of level. All are linked by lifts. The room we had was superb with a large balcony/terrace, bathroom with bath/shower and bidet although we are aware others were not so well furnished. Fridge/Minibar prices were the lowest we have ever found. The Ariston is part of a complex of three hotels aqnd you can use all three hotels charging sny expenses directly to your room.
The one downside to the hotel we felt was dining. Breakfasts were generally very good with a wide variety of items from which to choose. However if you are there for more that a day you will notice some inconsistency. A juicing machine and fruit were available for the beginning of out stay but this disappeared half way through - the machine had broken and they didn't have another one; on one day they had run out of butter; the toaster - there was only one- was incredibly slow and rather than toast the bread it just warmed it up. On the whole though breakfasts were very good and you never left hungry. The Zoe restaurant was the all day dining facility and while the quality of the food was good, and not expensive, it was not really exciting. Burgers, pizza, salads etc.The Mediterano Restaurant - in the same area as breakfast is served.- is both inside and on a very large terrace overlooking the sea. However the one meal we had there was very disappointing. It is buffet style and we found the cooked items to be rather mediocre; rubbery turkey kebabs, warm vegetables etc. This we feel is something the hotel need to improve. Also available in the adjacent hotel is the Castile Restaurant but that looked like a much more limited menu.
Fortunatly opposite the hotel is a beautiful little park within which is a wonderful restaurant, aptly named 'Komin'. The food here is excellent, very reasonably priced and a beautiful open area to spend the evening under the trees. At the other side of the park, 10 minutes walk, is a small shopping precinct with further restaurants.
Within 3 minutes of the hotel is the terminus of bus route 6 which takes you right into the main gate to the old city. The is very fortunate as you will always get a seat on a bus that fills up after one or two stops.
All in all a very enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Been here for 2 weeks and had a wonderful stay at the Ariston. Lovely room (1302) with a massive balcony which was great if you wanted some privacy. The room itself was comfortable and very quiet at night so we both got a good nights sleep. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly. Breakfast was tasty with plenty to choose from and the food at the Zoe restaurant was great. We both had a lovely time at the Ariston. Great hotel if you want a bit of peace and quiet away from the old town.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

A 10++++ to this hotel!!!

Ariston hotel in Dubrovnik is a part of Importanne Resorts that consists of four hotels side by side. Thus, as we had booked a luxury suite from Ariston (via booking.com), it was in the next hotel The Royal Princess which seemed to be a little bit better than Ariston. I think the Ariston has only double rooms and we had booked for 4 persons.

Anyway, the suite was everything and more we hoped for: a very large suite on the top floor with two bathrooms, two balconies (one with sunbeds and a jacuzzi!!), a sofa bed in the large living/dining room for our teens and a master bedroom with a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom for us parents and the larger balcony (with jacuzzi). The sea view and the sun set of course were magnificent.

Breakfast had lots of varieties from fresh fruit to a complete egg menu and everything else. The sparkling wine they served at breakfast was also a great plus and a nice touch.

The personnel was very polite and helpful - a big applause to them all, they really made us feel welcome without being pushy. Every little details was handled charmingly.
The hotel, the restaurants and all the pool areas were very very clean and tidy and very beautiful. the room was thoroughly cleaned every day.

This hotel certainly is worth every euro and I want to recommend it highly!
Please note that it is about 5 km from Old Town but there is a bus connection every 10 minutes or so, the bus stop is about 100 meters from the hotel. But if you are seeking for a peaceful and a breathtakingly beautiful resort with all the little luxuries, this is the place! We will certainly return to Dubrovnik and to this lovely hotel!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night break here and enjoyed every moment. The staff are friendly,helpful and accommodating. We had a standard room with a sea view which was superb with a large comfortable bed and a bottle of champagne.Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Very easy to get to the Old Town via the local bus ( no6) and luckily our stop was the first/last drop on the route as It gets very crowded further along. Buy your bus tickets from the hotel as it's cheaper than buying on the bus itself and if travelling often the best buy is the Dubrovnik card which allows access to the city walls and museums as well. Overall we had a fabulous stay here and would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a week here. We had booked the Hotel Neptun but on arrival we were told we had been upgraded to a 5 star room in the Hotel Ariston. I had specifically requested a sea view and happily our new room still had this.
The room was a great size and spotlessly clean every day, I could not fault it.
We ate breakfast in the Mediterraneo every day and the selection of food was great, especially the breads, cheeses, drinks and fruit, although cooked breakfasts, cereal and pastries were also good.
We ate lunch at the hotel once, the food was good and the sitting by the sea was perfect.
I did not use any of the three pools but did use the loungers, with free beach towels included, on the rocks by the sea. I could not have wished for a better location.
The On The Rocks bar was also very good and reasonably priced, we preferred to stay here than go to the nearby Lapad if we weren't going in to the Old Town as the view, drinks and service couldn't be faulted.
The hotel is about 15 minutes from Lapad along a beautiful coastal walk. I would recommend stopping at the Cave Bar at Hotel More for a beer or a cocktail on the way, with amazing views to Lapad beach and the bar itself being inside a cave.
We booked trips to Montenegro and Mostar through Lea Travel in Lapad, who I would recommend.
The bus to the old town stopped on the main road just outside Hotel Ariston. There was always a bus in the bus stop waiting to go as it was the first stop, and two return tickets cost only 48 kuna which is less that £5, and took around 15 minutes.
I would love to return to Dubrovnik and I would definitely return to the Ariston Or Neptun.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wollongong Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This Was The Biggest And Most Comfortable Room We Had During Our Trip Through Croatia. With A Balcony Overlooking The Beautiful Sea And A Large Comfy Bed This Was A Wonderful Way To End Our Holiday. The Staff Were Friendly Especially At The " on The Rocks" Bar And The Snack Menu Was Good. While Not In Town The Local Bus Service Means You Can Have The Best Of Both Worlds - Easy Access To The Old Town While Being Able To Escape The Cruise Ship Crush And Return To This Little Slice Of Seaside At the End Of The Day.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Myself and my wife stayed for 7 nights and found the hotel excellent in every way. It is well situated with nice coastal walks and a 3 min walk from bus stop - no 6 buses were every 15 mins into Dubrovnik Old Town (well worth purchasing Dubrovnik Card if you wish to make a few trips and walk round the walls).
As it was our anniversary requested third floor full sea view room which we got - big balcony with super views. The room was well equipped and the bed both big and very comfy. Rooms on lower floors appeared to have trees blocking views. The hotel was very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Having read some 'varied' views on restaurant/food we were uncertain what to expect - we needn't have worried as Mediterranean Restaurant had great outdoor seating options with food quality very good. We had intended to eat out on some occasions but ate at the hotel every night! Breakfasts were also very good.
The 'beach' whilst being effectively concrete paths between rocks was excellent with comfy sunbeds, umbrellas and good access to blue waters of Adriatic - it was best swimming venue I have stayed in. The long sunny days certainly helped!
In terms of Old Town recommend visiting first thing in morning (8.30 ish) or early/late evening (4.30 onwards) to avoid cruise ship passengers which can be extensive especially at weekends.
A boat taxi to Cavtat (catch from harbour at back of Town) is well worth doing (80 kuna) - Cavtat is beautiful place where we would definitely stay longer if we visit the area again.
Overall an excellent hotel in good location. We certainly intend returning sometime in the not too distant future.

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Property: Ariston Hotel
Address: Kardinala Stepinca 31, Dubrovnik 20 000, 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
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Ranked #15 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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