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TUI SENSIMAR Kalamota Island Resort
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Stayed at this hotel for four nights mid May. Overall an enjoyable trip in a pleasant hotel on a fantastic island. The rooms are in based in eight blocks all over looking the sea. The rooms are small but adequate especially for the price. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the sea and have a computer in the room with free access to the internet and also an on demand film library. The staff all spoke good English and were extremely helpful providing a good service.
The downside to this hotel has got to be the restaurant which is basic with average food and a limited menu. The big downside is that in low season this is the only restaurant open and we did get bored of eating here for lunch and dinner. Also the two other bars closed at 5pm every day and we only saw the shop open for one hour on the day we were leaving.
Due to it being low season the ferries to dubrovnik ran every 3-4 hours which was very restrictive as they never seemed to run at the times I wanted them to meaning for our trip to dubrovnik for the day we could either arrive at 7am which was too early or 1pm which was too late. Returning to the Island the ferry left at 330pm- too early or 8pm.
Overall I enjoyed our time at this hotel, it was very relaxing and enjoyable despite the negative points. I would imagine this would be a better place to go in high season with the other bars and restaurants open and also the ferries running more frequently. If I was going to return to Dubronvnik around the same time in May or during the low season I would stay on the mainland to make it easier to get around, sight see and get to and from places. It would also provide more options for places to to eat and drink.
We flew on Monarch which was terrible and seemed to want to bleed every last penny out of you by charging for everything especially luggage. It would have been worth knowing that this hotel rents out beach towels for 10 kuna ( £1.20) which would have saved on some packing. Main tips are ask for a sea room and leave your beach towel at home, Also it was only 100 kuna for a late check out which we thought was well worth it considering the wait times for the ferry.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Needmorehol
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We spent 4 nights here as half of our trip to Dubrovnik and the island is very pretty. You can walk around it very easily although there are some hills which might challenge the less fit. The hotel is pretty basic, the room was a double with sea view and very small, the bathroom even smaller but for the cost you can't really complain. The food in the restaurant was much the same every day and not hugely exciting but fresh and buffet style. We used the hotel sea taxi to get to the island as our flight came in at the wrong time for the main boat. The 'taxi' was a very old motor boat without a covered area so the luggage got wet and so did we but it din't matter too much. In hindsight having taken the larger boat back to Dubrovnik there is no value in having the private 'taxi' which is slow and uncomfortable.

We went kayaking one day which was really fun although it is surprisingly rough and you need to be sure of yourselves if you go too far out of the hotel bay. The beach in front of the hotel is sandy but very public. There are some much prettier beaches the other side of the island which are more private but are pebble beaches.

It is great for a few days peace and quiet but a week here would be too long for me. I think the hotel is fine, does what it says on the tin, cheap and cheerful, very affordable and therefore not luxurious. My only real complaint was the poor cleanliness, every day there were hairs on our floor that were not ours clearly from a dirty mop.

Room Tip: The family rooms are at the back so you if you want a sea view you are in a smaller room.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We truly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and can't recommend it highly enough!

There are no cars on the island, which was great! The Island is absolutely beautiful and we spent our days exploring every little corner we could find, relaxing on the beach or at the pool. The people from the Island are very friendly - we met a lady who gave us fresh strawberries from her garden, another one who sells home made jam and other goodies from her house, and many other friendly locals. Same applies to the hotel staff, always helpful. On the day of our departure we had to leave at 5am and even though breakfast doesn't start until later, they knew we were leaving early and had breakfast available for us at 5am. Very nice touch of hospitality.

Beach is sandy and beautiful, so quiet. There is a little playground area in the property (not on beach) which was a nice feature.

Room was on the small side, but worked ok for us - there was a separate corner, almost like a room but without a door, for our 3 year old, so it was a nice arrangement. Acoustics between rooms were not the best though.

You need the ferry to get to and from Dubrovnik - a very pleasant 25 minute ride. Just plan your visits to Dubrovnik with the ferry schedule in mind. We went to Dubrovnik a few times but decided to spend most of our time on this beautiful, peaceful island. Would definitely do it again!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank 3hearts
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

My wife and I stayed at Villas Kolocep in September 2010 for four nights. The property is a decent place to stay, not terribly well furnished, but clean and safe. The island of Kolocep is really beautiful. We spent one afternoon kayaking all the way around the island and then in the evening walking to the other side of the island for some great photos of the sunset. Probably the biggest disappointment for us was the ferry schedule to and from the island. The day we arrived, the ferry switched from its summer schedule to its off season schedule. Instead of a ferry every hour or so, it went to one ferry every 4 hours, which made getting to and from Dubrovnik difficult. Overall though, we enjoyed our time on Kolocep. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank curtash
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

I have just spent 10 days on this wonderful islamd and really cannot fault it. My friend and I used the hotel's private transportation from the airport which included a boat taxi from Dubrovnik - not quite James Bond, but such fun. We had booked a family room without sea view, but on arrival were up-graded to a junior suite - 2 rooms + bathroom + terrace overlooking the bay. We really loved everything about the hotel and our only real "complaint" was that the buffet food was never quite hot enough and if I visited again I would take b/b and sample the 2 or 3 restaurants on the island. However, Croatia is not a gourmet paradise so this was never really a problem. There are no cars on the island so the highlight of the day is the arrival and departure of the ferry to/from Dubrovnik and to/from the other Elafiti islands. A very adequate swimming pool and a smallish sandy beach in front of the hotel which is very unusual in Croatia.
I really cannot praise the hotel and staff enough. Just one word of advice - try and get rid of the wasps at breakfast!

Room Tip: Do pay for a sea view
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Bert60
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