Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
What We Love
- Sweeping Adriatic Sea views
- Three freshwater swimming pools
- Laid-back city-meets-beach atmosphere
- Mammoth 37,000-square-foot spa
- Lots of kid-friendly facilities
What To Know
- The resort is a 15-minute drive from the historic center of Dubrovnik
- Don’t go if you want an intimate experience; this is a vast resort
- Some restaurants and shops are closed during the off season
- Book spa appointments well in advance
- A tourist tax of approximately $1.50 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
“The Pearl of the Adriatic” built by the Venetians, Dubrovnik is a city that allows you to hit the coast and get a culture fix in one trip. And the Radisson Blu Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, situated a scenic 15-minute drive from the historic old town, is perfectly placed to see the sights and soak up the sea views, too. One of the first resort-style hotels in the region, the property mixes breezy modern design, kid-friendly activities, a full raft of dining options, a mammoth spa and Adriatic vistas at every turn.
Bed & Bath
The 408 guestrooms are all about contemporary design, with a Mediterranean palette of beige and turquoise and floor-to-ceiling windows. All but the Standard Rooms (which are a spacious 366 square feet) come with balconies overlooking the sea, and they feature tea and coffee kits, bathrobes and slippers, and the all-important free WiFi. The residences are like luxe apartments, with oak flooring, modern artwork, lounge and dining areas, and kitchenettes.
There are plenty of opportunities to kick back or get active at the resort, including three outdoor pools, a private pebble beach, a dive center, a gym, a climbing wall, volleyball courts and an impressive 37,000-square-foot spa, which has all the essential amenities, from a hydrotherapy pool to a hammam. Foodies and fussy eaters alike are seen to, with a choice of 14 venues at which to wine and dine. Tuck into seafood and local specialties at the waterfront Cilantro or sink your teeth into a steak at the Butcher. Families should head to the resort’s Market Place, where you can either dine in or pick up goodies from the open kitchen. Or, for those wanting to party, the lounge-like Ginja features an alfresco dance floor by the Adriatic.
In the Area
Discover the pedestrian heart of Dubrovnik’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive fortress hides a maze of white cobblestone streets. Its marble thoroughfare, the famous Stradun, dates from 1667 and shines like a mirror thanks to centuries of polishing wear. Go really local at the no-frills Buffet Kamenice, with its blue and white awning. Located on Gunduliceva Poljana, it offers local fare, including squid ink risotto that’s incredibly tasty, cheap and plentiful. For the hipper crowd the favorite is Gil’s, at the city entrance. It has become the place to see and be seen, with a fantastic alfresco lounge, bar and restaurant with lovely sea views and French fusion cuisine. A daytrip to the Elaphiti Islands is a must. Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud are exotic and green, covered in olive groves, vineyards and tropical plants, as well as Roman ruins and churches.
How to Get There
A luxurious resort set with stunning vistas. Sun Gardens some how mabages to cover a huge footprint, offer many facilities abd yet still feel tranquil and seem idyllic. Despite the various amenities still resort still feels quiet in many locations. The descion to upgrade to a club room was worth it. With the view from the rooftop terrace during breakfast and the complimentary drinks were well worth it. The various restaurants were of a very good standard albeit a bit on the pricey side. Would we come back? Definitely!
We stayed in the residences which we found to be perfect for a family of four. Great views of the Adriatic, very warm and accommodating staff, plenty of activities for all members of the family. Short walk to either the adult pool or the beach and plenty of dining options. If you plan on spending most of your time in Dubrovnik, keep in mind this hotel is around 20 - 30 km from the old town or newer town. Great place to decompress.
Just returned from 9night stay within 1 bedroom Residence apartment. Well got to say the accommodation is spacious, modern clean and well equipped.
Our arrival was early on jet2 flight and needless to say the room was not ready, but expected....
The whole resort and its facilities is well laid out and considering it was at maximum occupancy this did not feel so (but we only used Adults pool) which was very laid back and peaceful. Service here was excellent and Laura and the team serviced all guest well.
The let down is the food quality for Dinner Service ie; buffet and Butchers grill I felt was poor and needs to be improved for a 5star establishment and considering the high costs being charged.
Last point was departure day i dont expect to see a cleaner knocking and expecting us to leave @ 8:30am and then subsequently coming back @ 9:45 when check out is not until 12pm. Thsi did disgruntle me and is not acceptable and needs to be addressed going forward.
Considering resort is 15km away from Dubrovnik City Walls you are limited unless you take a water taxi/under or shuttle service to city or surrounding villages
We however found several local restaurants one being Savonari which is 20mins uphill walk which is fabulous and has fabulous sunset views and another in Zatan which was reasonable.
Spa within resort provide a great services and had a custom massage - price are similar to UK prices
Must go trip is to book onto three isalnd trip with Marinero boat trip (on-site) great day out to gain a taste of the local islands as this was was great value and service