What We Love
- Its sea-view pool—the hotel overlooks Lapad Bay
- Sunset aperitifs at Zenith Bar
- In-room charcoal paintings by Zagreb-based artist Saša Šekoranja
- The massive buffet breakfast spread at the ground-floor restaurant, Sphere
What To Know
- -Breakfast and parking are both included in the rate
- The most basic room type (Classic) does not offer views of the bay, so consider upgrading to a Superior
- The property emerged from a complete reconstruction in 2015
- All room types include spacious balconies
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
If the modern Croatian suburb of Lapad—roughly three miles from Dubrovnik’s ancient walls—seems like a curious setting for a freshly overhauled Mediterranean sleep, it’s time to think again. A stay at this peninsular retreat put you within arm’s reach of the restorative, blue-green waters of the Adriatic. The sea remains a scenic focal point throughout this airy and contemporary property, highlighted through floor-to-ceiling windows, a waterside swimming pool (adjacent to the Energy Clinic wellness spa, with a Finnish sauna), and the hotel’s earthy interior palette, which recalls the area’s countless pebble beaches. Though the luxury in guest rooms is elegantly understated (heated floors; L’Occitane bath products), the public spaces aren’t nearly as restrained: massive moon-like lampshades line the boulevard-level breakfast lounge, while a host of cushy ergonomic armchairs can be found scattered throughout the sun-drenched property. The showstoppers here are a trio of bars—strategically perched poolside, beachfront, and on the roof—to ensure you won’t wander too far from this sensational seafront sanctum.
In the Area
Don’t miss a leisurely stroll along Lapad’s renowned promenade, lined with gelato stalls, charming cafés, and trails that lead to clandestine beaches. It begins at the hotel and stretches for about 1.5 miles. A 15-minute bus ride will land you in Dubrovnik’s pedestrian-only Old Town, once home to the world’s largest merchant naval fleets. These days, its streets, though rife with medieval remnants, are also chock-full of seafood restaurants and world-class museums. For the ultimate view, hop on a three-minute cable car ride to the top of Mount Srdj and take in a breathtaking panorama of the city’s copious clay roofs.
How to Get There
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik is just less than 10 minutes from the center of the city of Dubrovnik. I booked a sea view room, which makes me feel safer. I used the hotel airport shuttle for my convenience. I also used the gym and the pool at the hotel. Recommended !!!
My wife and I stayed here for during the last week of October and had an amazing time. The hotel is located in right on the coast in the bay with stunning views which hit you as soon as you enter the lobby. We had a standard double room on the 8th floor which had a wall in front of the balcony but still had a decent view of the sea. The room was immaculate, cleaned daily, the only criticism we could make was it has two single beds pushed together rather than a double but this seems to be standard in a lot of European hotels these days.
We stayed half board, breakfast was really good with loads of choice. Evening meals comprised of a buffet which rarely matched the daily menu but suppose this is down to it coming towards end of season and the restaurant being very quiet. Food was to a very good standard though and you also had the choice to order from the A la Carte menu too.
We went out and about everyday so didn't use any of the leisure facilities. Our only complaint about the hotel (and a loss of a star on the rating sorry) was the price of drinks which meant we never used the bars (120 kuna / £15 for a beer and a very small wine), so we used the local bars on the promenade instead and paid 48 kuna for the same drinks.
Lapad is located about 2.5 miles from the Old Town and the main bus route and taxi station is 5 mins away at the end of the promenade. we never used these and decided to walk there and back everyday, good exercise and you also get to appreciate some of the stunning views firstly to see the cruise liners in the port and secondly looking over the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik is a stunning place to visit and Hotel Kompas is the perfect hotel to stay at. Oh, and the weather was unbelievable, not a cloud about all week until the day we left and then it rained - a lot!
Hotel kompas is a top quality hotel in every way. From the moment you walk into reception you are presented with an absolutely stunning view of Lapad bay. The hotel is absolutely spotless but has a relaxed vibe with very pleasant and professional staff who obviously enjoy their work.
We stayed on the 9th floor which gives you the best possible view of the bay and out to sea with stunning sunsets to enjoy.
Room and bed very comfortable and clean and plenty of space. Comprehensive choice at breakfast and again very relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff.
Ideal location outside the Old City and a very modest taxi cost to get into town.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. It has it all!!!