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
....probably not. We had a deluxe room with balcony and sea view, which were very nice, but the room is very small for the price paid and not that deluxe. That said, most of the staff really are 5 star, with the exception of the very grumpy reception staff who need to be re-trained. The Pool guys, the manager of the breakfast room and all the servers were fantastic.
The views from this property are to die for. I would only take a room with a sea view otherwise you are missing out.
It is a pleasant 10 min walk to the old town, which is truly spectacular. Breakfast and lunch (at the pool) were very good. No problems getting a sun bed, even when it got busy, they took care of everyone. Wi-fi is excellent and everywhere. Very enjoyable stay, but at €400 a night, you would expect a little more in terms of the condition of the property which would benefit from a refresh to give it a more luxurious feel. I would return though.
We stayed at the grand villa recently, from check in to check out we had nothing but praise for the staff, the breakfasts were lovely and plenty of choice, the waitresses were all very polite and helpful. Rooms were cleaned every day and were spotless. All in all a very nice week spent in a fantastic hotel.
My wife booked 2 nights at Villa Argentina. I came a day earlier and stay at More hotel in lapad, so I can compare service in 2 DBV hotels . The difference in service between the 2 hotels is dramatic. I don’t even recall being welcome in VA, I think the first words where CREDIT CARD . The hotel looks tired and so does the staff. While in More, they apologize for the room not being available and asking me for 20 minutes to have it ready, in VA they just inform me I had to wait 90 minutes, period. If you are selling service, then invest in training your staff.
At this point I will recommend paying 50% less and going to Hotel More without a doubt.
It’😍s definitely one of the most precious views of the old town itself. The outdoor ocean/pool terrace right upon the Adriatic ocean is super amazing. Breakfast has one of the most beautiful views I have seen.
However, I believe that service in Croatia (Dalmatian coast) lacks serious training. Managers are good but staff is mainly very poor. Not because of the language barriers but because it lacks willingness to serve better. The vibe and the energy is unfortunately not there.
That’s everywhere. Many Taxi drivers, for example, are cunning and will charge up to 4x the same route at the same time of the day. The hotel should stand for a stronger position on City Council to monitor transportation. It’s for the good of tourism in the entire country that Depends on it.
But, I would like to give 5 stars to the breakfast manager in charge of the outside area for he is fast and careful/ and also the attendant chief of the outside pool-ocean area who has an excellent vibe and a big sunny smile on his face. Those guys should be used to hire new staff because the whole Dubrovnik-experience would be far more alluring! Good luck.
Family holiday in mid June. Only disappointment was the 4 hour wait on arrival for our rooms which didn't help after such an early flight from Manchester. Eventually we had two rooms, room 110 on the ground floor and 738 on the top floor......not exactly next to each other as requested but 738 was a paid upgrade to superior double with sea view .......and yes it was a fabulous room with dual aspects overlooking the bay towards Lokrum.
The hotel has 7 floors with reception at floor 6 which is street level, and the rest of the floors going down. Lots and lots of steps and stairs but inside there are 2 main lifts, with only one of them going down to floor 0 which was poolside.
Our chosen board basis was half board, which meant a choice of a 3 course evening meal, each with 3 choices of starters, main and dessert. Served in the Caravelle restaurant where men can wear casual shorts so no need to wear trousers unless you chose to. The menu was different on each day, and as with most half boards, no drinks were included, not even water. Apparently you can drink the tap water over here but probably like most people we chose to buy bottled.
Be aware that Dubrovnik is expensive so stock up on bottled water and snacks from the local supermarket en route to the old town. Both our rooms had a fridge with minibar........don't touch the minibar otherwise it's a small bank loan.......but room for your own bottles
Food in the hotel was lovely but the drinks were expensive in comparison to the UK. The pool area on the ground floor also has a pool bar (level 3) where you can have a choice of bar snacks or even a 3 course meal. We swapped one night our evening meal for a meal at the pool bar so we could go to the old town and watch the football !! You can arrange this with the front reception but give them a few hours notice.
Pool area is adequate but can get quite busy. The pool staff will sort you out with a sun bed and towels and an umbrella. Only one outside pool but inside there is also an indoor pool and gym and spa. Poolside you can swim in the sea with access by steps.
Lovely and spotlessly clean and polite staff. As a guest of the hotel you can also use the facilities and restaurants of the Villa Ursula which is next door, and also the Hotel Excelsior which is just down the road towards the old town. All owned by the same group.