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Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa
Ranked #11 of 68 Hotels in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 May 2013

As always, we chose this hotel on the basis of consistently good TA reviews. It is always a delight to confirm other people's impressions and to make solid recommendations. This is a great hotel. There is no need to repeat all the info that can be found in other reviews, we are just happy to confirm their opinions.
We were a group of 7 staying for a week which gave us ample opportunity to winess the friendly and very helpful attitude of ALL the staff. This really is the strength of this hotel. Unfortunately, it was necessary to make a visit to the local hospital and the advice and practical help we were given at a difficult time was excellent.
Why only 4 stars? the location is a little strange without being a great problem. The hotel is the only one on a fairly busy road amid housing. It is only a few minutes walk down to Gruz harbour where there are regular buses to the Old town. It didn't bother us but some people might be looking for a grand entrance opening on to the promenade--not so!
The number 8 bus does stop outside the hotel and goes directly to the cable car station (which is a must-do) and then goes on to stop at the city walls but there is a walk down a lot of steps from this stop.
Even in May the town was busy with tourists ,and cruise ship groups in particular, so leave visiting til late afternoon when you can stroll down the lovely streets and alleys looking for some of the many good restaurants. We were impressed with the quality of the food and yet again the service and friendliness of staff was top class. The restaurant at the top of the cable car wasn't fantastic but the views were so maybe just a drink there then back into town to eat.
From the harbour road you can stroll round the headland into the Lapad area( or take a bus!) which is well worth it. Great views and very peaceful. There are some street repairs going on but you can get round. The Copacabana beach (PEBBLY) area was a welcome stopping point for refreshments and a paddle.
We very much enjoyed our first visit to Dubrovnlik and would recommend the usual touristy things you can find on the TA forum.
The Berkeley is a great base to stay to do all these things --do ask the staff for help and advice as they really enjoy offering it. Maybe not a 5 star hotel but definitely 5 star service so a big thank you to all at the hotel.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We booked the Berkely Hotel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and thought we'd found the ideal place to stay. We stayed in an apartment in the centre of the old town for 4 days, then moved here hoping to relax by the pool and enjoy the views of the harbour. When we arrived check in was quick and easy and the staff were friendly and attentive. I'd emailed ahead asking for a twin room and a sea view if possible. We got twin beds, but the room was small and sadly had no view (although this is our own fault as we did not pay extra for a better room). The price to stay here was considerably more than we paid for our modern 2 bed apartment in the centre of the old town and we instantly wished we had stayed there instead. Although the room was clean and had everything we needed we were kept awake at night by birds who must have been living in the walls or ceilings scratching and coo-ing. We didn't find the beds or pillows comfortable and our TV would only find radio channels. The duvets were very thick so we woke up during the night too hot, and battling with the aircon to get a suitable temperature. We found the area of Gruz harbour extremely disappointing and within 2 hours of arriving we were back on a bus to the old town. There are hardy any restaurants, cafes or bars in the area of Gruz Harbour we explored and so each day we got the bus back into the old town. We got the bus rather than walking as the road leading to the old town wasn't scenic and the buses were cheap and regular. Breakfast was tasty and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive, and made an effort to suggest things to do and offer advice. My advice is if you want to go to Dubrovnik to visit the old town, stay in the old town. There is more to do and see and will save you several bus journeys, as well as being cheaper.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Berkeley Hotel from 13 to 18 May 2013. From the start, the customer service was excellent. Despite the number of questions we had, the staff had endless patience. Although we couldn't check in until 2pm, the staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a storage room for our luggage. The room was a good size and we were impressed that it was absolutely spotless. The only quibble was that there were two single beds pushed together rather than one king sized bed as expected. There is a cold breakfast buffet but you can order a hot breakfast too which was delicious. The location is great for the ferry to the islands and it's also close to the main bus station (where you can get the airport bus). It's a short walk to the bus stop where you can the bus to the old town (although the buses weren't as frequent as we would have liked). We have already recommended this hotel to some of our friends and it definitely made our trip all the more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Melody L
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Friendly knowledgeable staff, good breakfast. Easy access to the Old Town. A very nice break with friends for a fiftieth birthday. The Taj Mahal, strange name for a Bosnian restaurant, is well worth a visit though portions are huge.


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1  Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We had a fantastic time at the Berkeley Hotel from 12-17 May 2013. We arrived using the bus from the airport - 35 Kruna (about £3.80 each) which picked up just outside the airport terminal and dropped us at the bus station at Gruz Harbour (which is where the Cruise ships dock during the day). It really was a doddle and wasn't worth paying the extra for a taxi. The hotel is easy to find about 10 minutes walk away. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful thoughout, They were keen to recommend day trips, help us with bus times (to Cavtat - well worth a visit) and booking restaurants in the old town. There was nothing that they wouldn't have done.....always with a smile!
We had chosen a room with the kitchenette and a sea view - well worth the tiny bit extra for this. Our room was on the top floor and looked out onto the docking for the ships and the pool. It was a lovely view and we have fab photos of the sunset! It also had the kitchette so 2 ring cooker with pans and crockery, a fridge and a sink. Great for cold drinks and rustling up something quick! Supermarket was heading back to the bus station on the harbour - 10 mins away.
Getting into the old town was easy - why walk when the buses are so cheap and frequent. It was 12 kruna for each trip when you buy the tickets in advance (you can get them from reception), but we plumped for the 3 day Dubrovnik Pass. This was 180 Kruna and gets you into a number of the museums, round the walls and 10 bus trips. Given that the wall (90k) and the bus trips (120k) added to 210k, we thought we were onto a winner. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't rush back to any of the other museums covered by the pass, but a couple of them provided suitable loo stops. We did walk into town on a couple of occasions - relatively hilly and took around 30 mins. Go by bus would be my suggestion!
Breakfast at the hotel was as expected - the usual 2 cereals with yogurt, tinned fruit, fresh fruit, cold meat, cheese and bread. In addition, you can chose eggs (scrambled, fried or in omelettes). The cheesy omelette with mushrooms was my choice - he had scambled with ham and mushrooms. Not a lot of choice but always made fresh and lovely!
The pool was great and definatley underused - sheer luxury sitting in the sun with your feet in the pool reading your book at the end of a sightseeing day.
We have recommended this hotel to everyone we have spoken to about our hols - would definately use again if we come back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

My friends and I stayed at this hotel for a girly weekend in dubrovnik.The hotel is family run and they provided us with great service (and breakfast). The hotel is near Gruz Harbour which is 20 mins on the bus / 10 mins in a cab from town (you cannot really walk to town as its too far). The hotel is quite small however the rooms are clean (if not a bit basic) and you are in a good location. Staff are very helpful and friently - the service was good which really made our holiday. i would reccommend this hotel to friends- we had a great time in Dubrovnik.>

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank KTek
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Overall, this is a good hotel. We had parking included in our booking (otherwise €5/day) and they have a multi-storey car-park next door. Service was exceptional and the staff really went out of their way to help us. Breakfast was also very good. The room itself was good for a 3* hotel but cleanliness could have been improved slightly in the bathroom. The TV was tiny and not many channels. Additionally, the walls are quite thin. The hotel itself is very convenient - frequent buses to the town (buy from the hotel, singles or day tickets) or a 15-20 mins walk. The price was a little steep for this standard of hotel, but Dubrovnik overall is very expensive so reasonable value for the area. I did not try the pool but it seemed fine.

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Address: Andrije Hebranga 116A, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dubrovnik
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#10 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
#10 Spa Hotel in Dubrovnik
#14 Business Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range: £45 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your home away from home in Dubrovnik...Conveniently located in Gruz harbour, the Berkeley Hotel offers 24 modernly furnished rooms and apartments ideal for travellers making a short visit to Dubrovnik as well as those spending more time exploring the area. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to Dubrovnik and are more than happy to assist in any way possible to make your visit to Dubrovnik memorable. Centrally located in Gruz harbour, the Berkeley Hotel is only 2.5Km from the historical Old Town. Our proximity to the main bus and ferry terminals makes it easy to visit all areas of Dubrovnik and the surrounding region. For those wanting to recharge and unwind, enjoy Berkeleys outdoor pool and sundeck area or feel rejuvenated after a visit to the newly opened SPA at the Berkeley; a newly opened boutique spa opened at the Berkeley in 2015. ... more   less 
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