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
A very classy hotel, very spacious, clean and modern. The rooms were large with modern bathrooms. The staff were very attentive and the restaurant was very good value - 3 course evening meal with lots of choice for about €20. Far better quality and value than the restaurants nearby. The bar had a panoramic view of the bay. Good connections to the old city, a bus ticket costs about 3€. A very comfortable stay. Also there was a spa offering a selection of treatments and an indoor swimming pool and gym. In summer there is a very large terrace and outdoor pool. However, there is a beach right in fro t of the hotel.
We had booked a short break for our wedding anniversary and birthday break. We arrived at the hotel at 1:30pm but was told the room would only be available at 2pm. We decided to head into the old town and return later. There was a political meeting so roads were busy and kept being closed for police to transport attendees around Dubrovnik.
We returned around 8pm and we were given the key. Immediately we were surprised by the view, a stone wall! We were also given twin beds. It was not what we expected. We nipped back to reception to see if we could change rooms to a double and with a view. We were repeatedly told we had not booked a sea view room, we had a classic room. Yes I understand a sea view is more but in a beautiful city like Dubrovnik I did not think it was worth paying extra as we thought we would have a pool, garden or town view, not a stone wall. The man on reception gave the impression it was a regular complaint as there would be around 20 rooms having the same view. He showed more arrogance than empathy towards us. We walked away disappointed and did not change rooms. He was on the desk for check out and did not ask if we enjoyed our stay. For front desk, I would expect more from customer service. However, he seemed the exception. Other staff were welcoming and friendly.
The rooms - clean, tidy and comfy beds. We had some noise from the room above getting ready early in the morning but other than that it was quiet.
Breakfast - excellent buffet selection, nice and clean. We went at various times and the food was topped up well.
Location - quieter area perhaps due to time of year. The promenade to the left went for ten minutes walk with bars and cafes. To the right we walked as far as cave bar which was a great bar in the sun. It was free parking at the hotel so we hired a car but it was easy to travel around the area by bus, taxi or Uber. We had tea at Pantarul and Orka. Both were delicious! Lapad beach area was a stone beach and there was a slide into the water. A bit cold for us to try!
Hotel facilities - the inside pool was always quiet. A noisy drain which made it not so relaxing. The area was regularly checked by staff and kept tidy with fresh towels. We had a massage on our last day with Ana. I would highly recommend her massages. She was a knowledgeable masseuse and used the right pressure. The outside pool area was closed off. As there was limited outdoor seating in the lobby bar, we often went to other hotels/bars for drinks in the sun.
If we were to visit again, we would stay in the old town area or Cavtat. These were our favourite areas.
If I was aware this would be the view from a classic room it could have affected my decision when booking the room. If they turned the area into gardens it would have made it a prettier view. On the positive side, it does provide privacy.
Hotel was average but a nice view from the room. The spa was really poor. The restaurant area was not very nice. Probably in summer the terrace and the location make up for a lot. The vibe of this part of town is nice.
Concierge helped with bags on arrival and parked our car. Tomislav on reception was very welcoming and helpful. The hotel was modern with stunning views of the bay. The room was clean and had a cot delivered within minutes of making the request. We were very happy with our stay and would stay again
Just come back from 3 nights at this hotel, it really is a nice hotel,staff on the reception very helpful, rooms are nice and clean, maid come every day, bathroom, nice modern, plenty of wardrobe storage, tea/coffee facilities, top floor they have a nice bar/ coffee lounge, with good view over the bay, 1st floor they have a nice spa area with indoor pool, and gym, out side pool, but-empty at the moment due to the season, ground floor is the restaurant , you can have breakfast, and buffet in evening, or a la carte, buffet was ok could do with being a bit hotter, and more choice, I would go back again but just b&b it’s about 3.5 klm to the old town , quite easy to walk, or pop on a no6 bus 15 kunas each way, the old town is very beautiful