Port 9 Resort
What We Love
- Chic interiors and a tranquil location on a beautiful Croatian island, with breakfast and dinnerSavoring hearty Dalmatian cuisine at the resort’s restaurants
- Borrowing a canoe and exploring the coastline at leisure
- Switching off on one of the many sand and stone beaches nearby
What To Know
- Catch live musical performances on the terrace from June to September
- Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented for a daily fee (€3 each)
- Complimentary onsite parking and WiFi are available
On the eastern coast of the beautiful Croatian island of Korcula sits Port 9. This stylish four-star retreat is sheltered in a quiet bay surrounded by a forest, with a blue-and-white color scheme to reflect the hues of the sparkling Adriatic nearby. Within easy reach of the hotel are sandy and gravel beaches for you to choose between, while canoe and boat rentals are available for you to explore the unspoiled coastline.
The hotel itself boasts no shortage of activities to keep you occupied, from mini-golf to table tennis to live music performances on the terrace during the summer months. And if you’d rather not fret about rising early to secure a prime spot on the beach, there are beautiful outdoor swimming pools where you can post up for a relaxing day in the sun.
How to Get There
The resort is about 3 1/4 hours from Dubrovnik airport which is longer than the flight! When you get there however by boat location is stunning.
The check-in and transfer to the apartments was smooth and the apartment itself was well prepared And adequate for three of us. I think 4 people would be too much!
The good thing is there are a number of various sizes of rooms and apartments and even a campsite so there’s something for everybody.
The main swimming pool location is fantastic though the beach near there is very Em The good thing is there are a number of various sizes of rooms and apartments and even a campsite so there’s something for everybody.
The main swimming pool location is fantastic though the beach near there is very pebbly. Most of the other reviews have accurately described the supermarket across the road and the old town. We visited Olddtown almost every day. The restaurants were much better than what was provided in the hotel which in spite of having a large variety unfortunately wasn’t tasty.
Manuela the lady who runs the car, cycle,boat hire place is charming though the cars are old and expensive compared to elsewhere.
There weren’t any sports or games organised while we were there though nobody stopped us from playing ball in the swimming pool.
The trip to Dubrovnik was well worth it and the guide was knowledgable thorough you only got 3 1/2 hours in the city. Once again the transfer was longer than the time spent there!
In general the price of drinks in the hotel was very expensive compared to what you could buy across the road and elsewhere and people seemed to buy their drinks in the supermarket or have coffee in the coffee shop next door.
Overall a very pleasant experience and the staff did their best and were friendly at all times however there was a sting in the tail! On the checkout bill there was something written in Croatian which we managed to translate later into a cleaning charge for the week of roughly £4 a day. This would’ve been acceptable if we were told about it at some stage But unless I missed something it was just slipped in and hoped it Wasn’t noticed mixed up with all the other charges. I have read about this before in other establishments.
So a beautiful country, hotel in a beautiful place if a bit rustic.
The resort is a well run resort with helpful staff and good facilities. The bars and restaurants are great and the location is super. It is an easy 20 mins walk to Korcula town or a 15 kuna( 3 euro) water taxi. The beach is nice and although busy the pool also works well. Tennis courts, gym and loads of facilities so good for kids. Taxi to and from the port is quick and cheap and there is a good supermarket opposite the property.
But...... for someone like
Myself who works whilst on vacation the wi-fi is non existent in the apartment area. We stayed for 6 nights( we are still here) and it has been a constant battle with the staff and IT completely unable to assist. To me wi fi when you are charging €240 a night for an apartment is a must not a choice. This for me is the only reason I would not return or recommend the resort- a real pity but it seems this won’t change so please keep in mind.
While unlike me to review a place before my stay ends have one more full day left. Want to say yes it's true the port 9 resort does appear to be a holiday camp that has been upgraded to a resort and an excellent job they have done with it. Excellent facilities, bars and restsraunts nice pool areas and can not fault my little apartment. Relaxed setting close to some stunning scenery. Staff have good understanding of English and generally helpful.
These are well located apartments that are very well set out, spacious and well provided for. The supermarket is directly opposite the hotel and had everything you need. The staff at the hotel were helpful. The room was cleaned daily. I would recommend the hotel and apartments to anyone that likes a walk for dinner, as town was a good 20 minute walk away which suited us. If I went again I would hire a car as I think it is a great location to explore the island.
Spent 2 weeks in the Port 9 in August. Newly refurbished, the apartments were exactly as they appear in the promotional photographs. The whole site has been beautifully renovated and the garden setting with all its fruit trees and herb bushes is lovely.
On arrival we were met at the hotel jetty and our cases transported to reception while we walked up the hill to check in. We received a warm welcome from reception staff (everyone who worked there was lovely and spoke excellent English). We had a two bed apartment, which was very spacious, had air-conditioning in the living room and was reasonably well equipped: kettle, microwave, a few pans etc. enough to make breakfasts, lunches and simple dinners if you wanted to, but there are numerous reasonably priced places to eat out on the island so there really is no need to cook. The Konsum supermarket is just across the road from the hotel so stocking up on snacks and fresh food is really simple. There is a cheaper Tommy supermarket 20 minutes away and it's worth a visit there just to take in the view from the carpark on the roof.
The hotel and apartment pools are as they appear on the hotel website. There was a clamour for sunbeds at the infinity pool but the smaller pools usually had spaces. We hardly used the pools anyway as the numerous beaches and bathing platforms around the site were more apealing. We bought some roll mats from Konsum for when we couldn't find a sunbed or wanted to escape the crowds. We also visited nearby Lumbarda beaches - the bus goes from right outside the hotel and Orebic on the mainland - the ferry goes from next to the hotel. Korcula is only a 20 minute pleasant walk from Port 9 or the taxi boat is only 15 kuna, kids half price.
From the hotel you can hire mountain bikes, kayaks. There are lots of pleasant walks - the island is very green. There is an aqua inflatable in the sea, a little climbing wall onsite and play park too. There is loads for an active family to do. We didn't use the kids club or hotel entertainment - preferring Korcula of an evening or simply going for a sunset swim. The bars and entertainment looked pretty low key - the site is quiet and laid back of an evening which I liked.
A few other reviews have mentioned issues with the hotel as it only opened this year. Everything was up and running while we were there. Sometimes the phone, tv and wifi dropped out but wasn't a problem for us. There was a bit of a problem with the smell of sewage around the site in the first week, however it was in the middle of a heatwave and when the weather broke the thunderstorm seemed to clear the problem. My only issue with the hotel was that while we got clean towels and bedding regularly our apartment wasn't cleaned the whole two weeks we were there. No idea if it should have been, you wouldn't get it cleaned in a UK holiday let but you would have the equipment to do it yourself, which there wasn't. I'm sure if we had asked they would have sent someone to do it (when we had a problem with ants someone came straight away) but I couldn't be bothered with making a fuss. The maid left some equipment outside our door one evening so I did it myself. It certainly didn't detract from our holiday we were hardly ever in the apartment.
In all I loved Korcula. Port 9 is great for families and I'm sure will continue to improve in time.