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Pension Gradina
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Great accommodation by the sea, incredibly clear sea...home atmosphere and unforgettable, fantastic cuisine. Gourmet experiences! Fantastic chef Mr. Angel Stojanovski!! I recommend to visit this quiet picturesque village. It is suitable for couples, families with children and for friends who wanna relax. I recommend to visit the Pension Gradina Restaurant and sample anything from their menu. Their chef is a master in his field and food from him is a surreal experience...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

friendly staff and excellent food in a unique setting. spent a very nice moment having dinner at Gradina and special mention for them, as they have baby seats (which ain't necessarily the case everywhere around this area).

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Alexandre G
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Pension Gradina is an excellent choise if you are looking for a quite holidays, with sleeping, eating, and a beach 10 meters from the turkiz colour sea. It is placed in a small village of Lovište, which also have 2 other restaurants, a bar, a shop, a post, and several privat houses, most of them rented out to tourists through the seaon. The best of Gradina Pension is its location, its food, and its staff. Professional, kind, with a personal touch for every guest. Robert, who takes care of the place is a nice guy with a big heart who tries to meet every wish of each guest!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

It was very difficult to decide how to rate this place...

Robert and his family were very polite, friendly and overall hospitality was at the highest level. Food was nice; breakfasts were elementary, but we were able to taste some seriously good dinners.

Further more, the sea around the hotel is truly beautiful.


Unfortunately, the good part of the story ends here. Our room was very, very small. In the bathroom there was no room to change and it was even hard to do so in the main room since it was oriented to a passage with many people around. There was no refridgerator, there was no television, there was no aircontioning, there was no plug for shaver in the bathroom and the mattress was very, very uncomfortable. Our room was cleaned only once in a week, towels were in a bad shape, bathroom curtain was full of mold and we had a constant problem with clogged drain. Also, our room was above the kitchen, so, if it wasn't filled with cigarette smoke from the outside, we knew what we will eat in advance. Yuck.

Additionally, Loviste has a serious problem (which definitely includes this place) with selling low to average quality wine, oil and food at insanely high prices. We love to spend our money on our vacations, but, we don't like to get ripped off.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank gmit
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

We would highly recommend this Pension, and Loviste, at the tip of the Pelesjac Peninsula in Croatia, is a beautiful deep bay full of crystal clear water. Our host, Robert, made us very welcome, and we had a delicious dinner just feet from the water's edge. Our room was clean and bright, overlooking the bay. The road there is steep [we should know, we went by bike!] but beautiful, climbing up from near Orebic, where the hourly ferry leaves for the 20 minute trip to Korcula, and then swooping down again towards the village.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MikeScotland88
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

We arrived at Gradina on bicycles after a long ride from Trpanj, and were met with a warm & friendly welcome by Robert. Our rooms were simple, clean and comfortable with gorgeous views over the bay, which is a wonderful deep inlet on the end of the peninsula. Our dinner was absolutely delicious, with really good veg [which we'd missed sometimes in Croatia after a lot of salads!], Robert's wine is delicious and, in May, Loviste was quiet and pretty. More visitors should come to the Dalmatian coast in May and September when it's quiet - you will have a wonderful time, excellent value and the temperature was perfect.. We paid 80 Euros for half board and Robert's wine was about 80 Croatian kunas a litre. There wasn't a beach, but you could just jump straight into the sea from the quayside where Gradina's tables are laid out. Only slight criticism - it was a bit untidy outside on the way to the rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2008

My husband and I (together with my teenage sister) had a wonderful stay in Pension Gradina. We went at the beginning of May before the start of the tourist season and the village restaurants were yet to open. Not that we minded for Robert, the owner, made us fabulous food. One night we had a feast of a huge bowl of prawns, grilled squid, grilled fish, pork chips, veg picked from his garden and the best chips in the world!

The 1-bed apartment was spacious and perfectly adequate for the three of us. In fact, it could accomodate 4+ people quite comfortably. The balcony overlooks the beautiful bay of Loviste and is the perfect place to chill out and watch the sun go down.

Only word of advice is that Loviste is about 2 hours from Dubrovnik and some of the roads are quite steep. The nearest town is Orebic, approx 20 minutes and a steep hill away. Pension Gradina is the perfect place if you want to get away from it all! We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank Bing336
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Additional Information about Pension Gradina

Address: Loviste 20269, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Peljesac Peninsula > Loviste
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Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Loviste
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hugging a big, beautiful bay, red-roofed Loviste has quiet bayside break written all over it. Located on the far northern tip of Croatia’s Peljesac Peninsula, there’s an unmistakably out-of-the-way feel here that’s deeply soothing. A little fishing village with only about 250 inhabitants, the rhythm of life here is ultra-restful. Villagers make simple livings from fishing and running the few, good quality konoba sprinkled along the pretty harbourside. Trail slowly along the waterfront and make yourself at home, sipping a refreshing iced coffee or Malvasia wine while you peer out over the empty bay and pine-frosted headlands beyond. When it’s time for the beach, there’s a large sweep of pebbles with gentle waters perfect for the kids. If the pebbles don’t appeal, station yourself on the sunny bathing platforms and landing stages studding the bayside, occasionally plunging into the bracing Adriatic to cool off. ... more   less 

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