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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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