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
We stayed here for a week in August and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is perfect and the views are breathtaking. The staff were all so lovely. The breakfast choice was superb and plentiful. Everything seemed immaculate and the hotel always smelt lovely. Our room was spacious (2 adults & 2 children) with a balcony. The beach was about 2mins away & had free loungers/towels for Kompas guests. It’s a short taxi ride to the city which was great. There are a good choice of restaurants in a Lapad and a couple of supermarkets too. Thank you for a fantastic stay!
Beautiful hotel, beautiful pool, everything you could want from a basic hotel for a holiday. Views from hotel over the beach and sea are wonderful. But the staff let down everything. Awful people they really couldnt careless about anyone in the hotel. Very unhelpful with even the simplest things such as asking for replacement towels.
We stayed here for a week in mid-August and loved it. The location was ideal for us - close to the Old Town, but far out enough that it's not packed with crowds. The area around the hotel is full of bars and restaurants, but (from what we saw) doesn't get rowdy or even that noisy, so good for families and couples alike.
Our room was a decent size, with a little balcony which had a great view of the beach and sea. The pool area was clean and almost always had enough beds to accommodate everyone, so there wasn't any need to 'claim' a sun bed early on.
The breakfast buffet was refreshed regularly so you're not eating stale food, and the restaurant food was good too, although we only ate here once.
Service in all the hotel's restaurants and bars was excellent, and all staff, from the managers to the cleaners, were friendly and helpful. Every evening, one of the housekeeping staff dropped off a couple of little complimentary chocolates, which was a nice gesture, if not a little odd (they could just leave them when tidying the room in the morning, but i guess they're going for the personal touch).
All in all would definitely come back.