The Berkeley hotel ticks many boxes. All you need do is remember that it is a budget hotel as with so many rave (and just) reviews this can be easily forgotten.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Gruz Harbour and the main bus station. My husband and I caught the 40 min 'Atlas' coach transfer from the airport at 35kuna p/person fare and found this a very good way to instantly find our bearings. Stay on the coach until its last drop-off at the main station, do not be concerned if many passengers depart at the Old City Pile Gate
We arrived early at the Berkeley. The staff were very welcoming and happily held our luggage until we returned to check in at 2pm. A good start.
Our room on the second floor was clean and spacious, It was restocked with fresh towels each day. We found we had to unplug the mini bar fridge to reduce a ticking noise, but no bother.
Breakfast although fairly limited in options was tasty and cooked to order which arguably is much nicer than choosing from dozens of items flagging in warming trays.
The swimming pool unfortunately was out of bounds following poor weather so I cannot comment.
The hotel is situated 30 minutes walk from the Old City and Lapad. However if you have a long day planned or your fitness isn't quite there, save your feet and catch the bus, There are plenty of hills and stairs to get your daily exercise.
All in all the hotel is a solid find. Not plush in any way but I have to agree that the staff at the Berkeley make all the difference. From basic bus information to the breakfast served efficiently. Their standard of service puts fellow guests at ease which makes a stay at the hotel all the more enjoyable.
- 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:
- Berkeley Hotel Dubrovnik