Grand Villa Argentina
What We Love
- Outdoor seawater swimming pool next to the sea
- Sea and private beach are literally in the backyard
- Location just outside the city walls lets you avoid the crowds
- Well-kept gardens are perfect for a morning or evening stroll
What To Know
- Decor is more maritime than swanky
- Parts of the hotel show its age
- Can feel deserted during the low season
- It's a trek to the city center (10-minute walk) for most shopping and going out
- A city tax of approximately $1.35 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Dubrovnik, Grand Villa Argentina is by the sea and minutes from Museum of Modern Art and Banje Beach. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Lazareti and Porporela.
Make yourself at home in one of the 131 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
Stayed at GVA for 4 nights in early April and we were thoroughly impressed by the service of the staff at the hotel.
The initial welcoming was warm and they have a lovely views of the sea from their reception area.
Our room had all the usual features and comfortable bed. However, you can tell that the room had been recently renovated and there was a strong smell of paint fumes for us, which was a little unbearable, after we came back from a walk in the evening. We spoke to Reception and they promptly rectified the issue by changing our rooms. Which was similar, a tad more spacious and given complimentary wine, water and snacks as an apology, which was a lovely touch. Each bathroom had a powerful hot shower and L’Occitane toiletries.
The breakfast area was clean, staff were friendly and options available was of great choice. Everything was delicious and fresh.
We ordered room service, which was prompt and to a good standard. I feel that their late night menu (11pm-6am) could of had some better options but decent nonetheless.
Overall it was a pleasant and lovely stay, with staff that looked after us very well. Would stay here again!
This was our third visit (last October) to this wonderfully situated hotel but two things have changed. Firstly the service for our group dinner on the first night was appalling; at one table of our guests the main course took an extra half an hour to arrive and when it did, the food was cold. I can only blame the headless chicken of a restaurant manager for this and his chaotic team. It did get better as the week went on.
Secondly there were at least three weddings during our stay. On our arrival at 5pm there was a wedding in full swing, pumping dance music all around the lovely gardens and into our guests bedrooms. Our guests were very upset and complaints were numerous. What a horrible way to start your holiday.
The hotel did say they were stopping ALL weddings in 2019 but that must be seen to be believed. Our group would never return until this happens and the service/food quality returns to what it used to be.
It is a shame as this 5* hotel does tick many of the boxes.
Located only a 15 minute walk downhill - meaning uphill on the walk back, but more than manageable - from Dubrovnik Old Town, the hotel is in an ideal location to be out of the hustle of the City but near enough to wander to and fro every morning, afternoon and evening.
We were lucky enough to have a Sea-View room which was absolutely stunning, looking onto Lokrum Island and the Adriatic Sea. There’s no balcony however, but you can open the doors wide and sit for a drink in the late afternoon listening to the occasional church bells and watch the boats as they pass.
The room itself was up-to-standard and had everything you would expect. Upon request, I had an iron and ironing board delivered to the room.
The water in the room was not drinkable - I was told this was usual after a downpour - so we were provided with a bottle of water daily. Upon request, we got more bottled water, free of charge, free of hassle (as more be expected)!
The evening turndown service was a little early for my liking and I had to answer the door on numerous occasions in my towel, simply to receive the goodnight chocolates that could not be resisted.
Breakfast was delightful and had all the choice you could expect, from cold meats, cooked breakfasts, pastry and breads and fruit and yoghurt etc. as well as some prosecco equivalent to start the day off right.
Service was good and any requests were dealt with swiftly. On our final day, the hotel were kind another to keep hold of our bags, as we had a late flight so that offered us the final chance to visit the City. A nice final touch.
As for other amenities, I couldn’t comment as I did not use them - however the outdoor salt water pool and lounging area would be an amazing location to relax in the summer, whilst the gym and indoor pool would tick the box, nothing more.
The hotel restaurant, La Caravelle, was excellent, with plenty of choice, at not extortionate rates.
There is also a City Tax of 10KN per person per day which we were not aware of until we came to pay for our bill.
Overall, we were very happy with our stay at the Grand Villa Argentina and would recommend it to friends and family. Be wary of the walk if you struggle but for the majority it would be the ideal location.
Location great, less than ten minutes walk to the old town. Staff very nice and helpful, rooms ok, very clean, ok size, and have great views over the sea. Breakfast good and varied. Hotel restaurant for dinner also good.
Lovely hotel, with stunning views. We had a see view room,no balcony, but you could still leave door open and enjoy the view. Maids were fab, clean towels everyday, little local chocolate at night time and asked if we needed anything. Breakfast was good, enough choices. 10 mininute walk Down to the old town and a small incline back up.
Would recommend this Hotel.