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
- 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 is located on hill. Narrow road leading to hotel but the drivers were all skilful. Reception is on the 10th floor. Restaurant on ground zero. My room on the 3rd floor overlooks the Adriatic Sea (if I stand at the balcony and look to my right). Breathtaking view nevertheless.
The hotel is about 2-3 years old. In immaculate condition. Good bedroom slippers provided. Loved their range of toiletries provided especially the lotion.
The staff were all great, patient and courteous. Special thanks to Ivana for being so kind and understanding. Together with the housekeeper, she saved me from a potentially embarrassing situation for females.
Spent 2 nights here. Had a set dinner. Pork was hard but tasted ok. The panna cotta was good. Wide buffet breakfast spread. Will surely stay again if I come back to Dubrovnik.
I am staying in this hotel for 1 week and I love it. The sea is right outside. The views are amazing. It's so peaceful and quite. No traffic noise. I am sleeping so well. The staff are so friendly and nice. The buffet breakfast is delicious, everything is there. The bus stop to get a bus into Dubrovnik is just a short walk away and the bus runs (no 6) every 10 mins. Loads to see in Dubrovnik, it's so beautiful. Make sure you do the cable car ride.
We stayed here prior to our Croatian Islands cruise and returned for a couple of days after our cruise before returning home.
Hotel is fabulously located by the sea and away from the main town of Doubrovnik. Very spacious rooms and well thought out bathrooms. Good restaurant especially enjoyed eating by the sea in the evening and people watching. Pool area and bar we enjoyed very much spoilt by very loud music played continuley from a neighbouring beach club throughout the day and night. This seemed a little less obstructive on our return visit, such a pity as this would be the one thing that would stop us revisiting - a pity as the hotel itself is so perfect.
Beutiful bar on teh 10th floor with stunning views of the bay. Food is amazing, Pool area clean and the staff are really friendly. Rooms lovely - clean and well kept. Loved our stay will def be back !
Nothing beats a warm welcome when you arrive at a hotel, and that is what we received at hotel kompass. The location is close to the old town, check-in and check-out were quick and hassle free, the place is very clean with great views and they have a selection of hot and cold breakfast. The only problem was that our bed was two beds pushed together instead of just one.