Hotel Croatia5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Waiting to leave as I write this, having had a thoroughly enjoyable first trip to Croatia in this splendid hotel. Some previous reviews indicate that it is not as described, however we found it to be very acceptable in all areas. The room was a perfect size and kept well serviced with clean towels, toiletries and drinks replacements. The pool area was quite busy at times, however as guests come and go there always seemed to be sunbeds available. The food was better than some previous reviewers suggest; yes it is a buffet service but the choices are plentiful and everything is well cooked. However it is the staff who should be commended as they are all very well trained and always perfectly polite, respectful and interested in giving such amazing service. Cavtat is a beautiful little resort, quite upmarket with great restaurants. All in all this was a great break and we will be back!!!
We stayed at this aircraft carrier sized hotel for 4 nights and once we got our bearings the holiday break was very enjoyable.The staff were friendly and helpful ,the rooms clean and comfortable.We were on a bed and breakfast tariff so cannot comment on the food quality for lunch and dinner at the hotel.Breakfast was a buffet with plenty of choice, although the queue for the freshly cooked omelets were sometimes six deep. The swimming pool terrace was always busy and sometimes over crowded.Overall we had a very good stay.
Me and my partner stayed at the Hotel Croatia in June 2017 for 7 nights in a Sea View Room. We had been recommended the hotel by a friend and having researched the Hotel before our stay we thought it would be worth paying extra for a sea view room, so we did just that. We stayed in room 122 which was lovely and we certainly did have a beautiful view of the sea from our balcony. I think other reviews have mentioned that there are better views from rooms more central and on a higher floor, but our view was beautiful. I would 100% recommend paying extra for the Sea View rooms. Facilities – Our room was equipped with your usual tea, coffee, shampoo, body wash and a hairdryer which wasn’t very powerful, so might be worth bringing your own. The room also has a safe and minibar. There wasn’t an iron, however we requested this and around 20 minutes later we had an iron and ironing board which we had in the room for the rest of the week, which was great. Our towels were replaced and bed made daily unless of course we had used our do not disturb sign. Staff – All members of staff we came across were lovely from the receptionist to waiters to guest services. Everyone was really helpful and friendly, in particular the staff at the guest services desk. The only issue we came across or difference between other hotels we’ve stayed at, is that housekeeping came into our room on our first night at around 8-9pm. With it being out first night I was actually in bed after having no sleep the night before, so that was a little strange for us and it turned out that she was in the room just to drop two little chocolates off! This was a lovely gesture which we noticed more than once, but from then on we used our do not disturb sign just in case! Food – We were half board and I can say that every morning we went for breakfast and you could not ask for more. There was hot food such as sausage, eggs, bacon then your toast, croissants, pastries then fresh fruit and salad in addition to cake and brownies, what more could you possibly need! There was also fruit juices, jugs of water and waiters offered you tea or coffee once seated. Dinner in the hotel was a little different each night. We stayed for a week and we did eat out on some nights, but the nights that we stayed in the hotel were just fine. I wouldn’t say were talking 5* food, there was plenty of choice though. Risotto, meats, a bit of Mexican another night. There was a vegetarian section, a selection of desserts and breads etc. I would say if your really fussy and after luxury every night its not the place for you, but for nice food and a great selection - we found no problems at all. There is a Steakhouse and a restaurant connected to the hotel located towards the harbour, but we didn’t have chance to try these out! Pools & the Harbour– We didn’t spend too much time at the pools, but the indoor pool was large and almost always empty when we did walk past. The outdoor pool was smaller than I expected, but when we visited it was really empty, loads of sunbeds available. This was towards evening time so I’m not sure what the morning rush for sunbeds was like! This was because we spent our time sunbathing down at the harbour next to the Spinaker restaurant. Plenty of sunbeds to choose from and a towel each! There were then little steps to climb into the sea and showers to wash off the salt water when you wanted to go back to your bed. BE CAREFUL using the bars to climb up as at the bottom my boyfriend grabbed the bar and hit a barnacle which cut his hand so just watch were your hands are going! Also the hotel Wifi can be used at the Spinaker, it reaches very far and runs really quickly. Entertainment - The hotel seemed to accommodate for older visitors, so entertainment we managed to see did consist of piano/guitar players, which we did enjoy, but if your after something more vibrant the live music probably isn't for you. There were signs to a 'nightclub' downstairs but we didn't manage to visit. There was a timetable for activities such as table tennis available at Guest Services. Note - There are a lot of steps to the way down from the hotel, but as everyone has mentioned there are regular buggies offering lifts to and from the front of the hotel. We tackled the stairs each time and they weren't too bad! The lifts are small and there are three in total. There are a lot of floors, so you had to keep calling the lift because it would just skip your floor otherwise, just something to remember so your not stood for a long time! Overall – We had a fantastic stay at the hotel and couldn’t have asked for more from the staff. We would love to return!
This hotel is very large and is well located with excellent views. We were on the 9th floor and had views over the bay , beautiful, balcony was small but adequate. Room was nice and shower was lovely, tea and coffee facilities in room. Lifts were always busy, quicker walking some times. Breakfast was good with omelettes made while you wait. Evening meal was not to good. Salads were basically lettuce, cucumber and tomato, not very imaginative. Most of the veg was raw, meat was mediocre. Expected a better standard than this for 5 star hotel. The spa wals excellent offering friendly staff and good service, massage etc. The pool is lovely but seemed to to small for the amount of people. I enjoyed going down into the harbour area and walking back, sometimes had yo hitch a lift in the buggy service. We did various trips, including Dubrovnik via water taxi and lokrum island, which was fab. All in all we had a really good holiday,
After reading some of the reviews on TA my wife and I were wondering if we had made the right decision in booking the Croatia, however our fears were unfounded. We have just spent 11 nights at the hotel and as we are regular travellers abroad I believe that we are able to give a fair and balanced opinion on the hotel. Firstly, our room. We had a 9th floor partial view across the bay to Cavtat town and that was fine, but the balcony was tiny so maybe we should have booked a seaview with a larger balcony. Having read previous reviews I had emailed the Hotel to ask to be upgraded but unfortunately there weren't any available. Next time we'll know what to do. The room was very clean and comfortable, with a king sized double bed and nice soft pillows and as a consequence we slept better than we could remember on any previous holidays. Full marks for that. The bathroom was modern and roomy enough. Which brings me on to the Room Service, which really let the hotel down as it was very hit and miss. Although the room and bathroom were serviced and cleaned every day there always seemed to be something which was missed. Some days we didnt have our toiletries replenished, some days we didn't get replacement bath towels, some days we didn't get replacement hand towels. Likewise, some days the lady who services the tea & coffee tray didn't the job properly (if at all). One day we returned to the room late afternoon to find that the cups hadn't been cleaned, nor the tea & coffee replenished. On another day we found that the cups had been cleaned but the coffee hadn't been replenished, whilst incredibly on one occasion we returned to find that the coffee had been replenished but the cups had been left uncleaned ! It was a real nuisance to keep having to contact Reception for towels and/or coffee. The Hotel Management need to address these issues. The Hotel itself is very good indeed and we have no other complaints. The breakfast menu was extensive with lots of hot selections, plenty cold cuts, cheeses etc, fruit and lots of crusty bread. Anyone who isn't happy about it really must be an extremely discerning individual. Likewise the evening buffet dinner selection is very good and whilst we ate out in Cavtat on a few occasions we also ate at the hotel more than we expected, having read some of the criticism on TA, so that was a pleasant surprise. We also ate at the Spinnaker where if booked on Half Board the Hotel gives a 20% discount in lieu of dinner. We had an excellent sea food meal there and after the discount the cost was very reasonable indeed. As others have said, the pool area is nowhere near large enough for the size of the hotel and the sun loungers lie cheek by jowl. Likewise the concrete 'beach' area by the Spinnaker. plenty of sunbeds there but privacy is non-existent. We used the rock terrace on the cliffs by the 1st floor of the hotel and this was great. It has sun-lounger chairs rather than beds, but with individual places spaced out between the rocks it meant that we could have some reasonably quiet privacy. Beware though - it is necessary to be there before 8am in order to claim a spot with towels (which by the way are plentiful, clean and available on a daily basis FOC). Drinks in the hotel are expensive - for example a 30cl beer costs 27 kuna (£3.50 at the time of writing). By comparison the same beer costs 15 kuna in the town. In fact we found that the price of drinks in Dubrovnik Airport was quite a bit lower than the hotel (which is unusual). 5 Star prices for a Hotel which in reality isn't in my opinion a 5 Star - more like a 4 Star plus. We do intend to stay here again though as overall it is very good and we had a brilliant time there. It's position is first class - a mere 10 minutes (tops) from the town centre and the much-mentioned steps take only a few mins. Anyone reasonably fit & healthy should have no problem at all. Otherwise, if you are elderly, infirm, unfit or downright lazy then then take the regular buggy service. Either way its no time at all to the nearest bar or restaurant. All the staff were polite and friendly and the Reception & Guest Services Staff were very helpful. If only the Room Service issues could be sorted out then this place would be a pretty faultless place to spend a holiday.
We stayed a week at hotel Croatia in cavtat we had a lovely sea view room . Everything about this hotel was good ... The facilities and staff were great . Cavtat town is a 5 minute walk is really pretty and has lovely restaurants and bars ,we saw soon amazing sunsets , would really recommend this hotel and we hope to go back next year .
the hotel croatia, is a large modern hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. rooms fab seaview, great air conditioning. food good, plenty of choice. hotel very quiet,no room noise. pools great. cavtat very picturesque.
We cannot fault this hotel. From the ease of check in to leaving we enjoyed every minute of the seven days we stayed. Our room was on the 6th floor with uninterrupted views of the sea and the small island opposite. There was plenty of room and the balcony was an adequate size to sit out and chill. Part of the balcony 'wall' was glass so as you walked out it felt like you were walking straight out to sea. It was kept spotlessly clean and towels changed when requested (to save water). Fantastic waterfall shower over the bath and toiletries and hairdryer provided. Also kettle with tea, coffee and cream replenished daily. Shame the fridge was taken up with the contents of the minibar with very little room left for own drinks and fresh milk. Wifi connection was excellent and did not drop out once. The hotel is very large and it did take us a while to find our way round. However all areas were clean and tidy. There were some good changing facilities at the indoor pool together with showers and hairdryers and a small gym. We cannot agree that some areas of the hotel look 'tired', we thought it was all lovely. Super views from the Restaurant patio over Cavtat. We enjoyed the food very much. There was plenty of choice for breakfast from a good choice of fresh fruit, cereals, cooked breakfast and many different types of bread and croissants. There were also plenty of staff to serve tea and coffee. We also enjoyed the evening meals and did not have any duplication of meals although I was rather looking forward to seeing the beef stew again. Cavtat is a lovely little town. We've travelled to many different places and this was one of the prettiest ones we had been too. Lots of pine trees, terracota roofs and very blue, exceptionally clean sea. Only a couple of large hotels, small harbour with some lovely yachts to watch. Not at all overcrowded in 1st week of June. Nice places to eat or get a cup of coffee overlooking the harbour and a bakery to get a baguette or pizza for lunch. The local supermarket was very small and cramped but we didn't find we needed to get much from there. It was nice to walk around the peninsula through the forest from the swimming pool area, coming out by the Spinnaker bar down at the harbour (also part of the hotel). Water taxis run regularly to Dubrovnik 100 kuna return. They are very keen to sell you tickets for various boat trips, but not pushy. We also caught the local bus to Dubrovnik, 25 kuna each way and leaves on the hour every hour and takes about 25 mins. We heard the bus could get very busy but caught the 10 am and it was fine. The steps down into Cavtat and especially back up to the hotel were a killer for the 1st 2 days but it was amazing how quickly we got used to them. However, after a long hot day in Dubrovnick we had to take advantage of the golf buggy. It was nice to walk down in the evening after dinner to get a drink in one of the bars, very much better value than the hotel. We were in room 620 which was towards the far end of the hotel and had lovely views of the sunset. A sea view room is a must. Views from the other side of the hotel, into the trees did not look great.
Have just returned from a great stay at this hotel. It was our visit to Croatia and i would definitely return. It is a large hotel, but it is kept spotlessly clean, the staff were always polite and helpful and we were always able to find a sunbed at the areas around the pool or at the spinnaker beach. We stayed on the first floor with a sea view which was breath taking.The food at the pool and beach bars were very good, and the evening buffet was varied and what you would expect from this. Cavtat marina is picture postcard pretty with bars and restaurants and is easily accessible by the hotel buggy if you don't fancy the walk down the hill. The water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling and kayaking. We caught the ferry to Dubrovnik which i recommend and spent the day in Montenegro visiting Kotor Bay.Yes it is very quiet at night after the evening entertainment has finished at the piano bar, but we prefer that, as we slept in peace and quiet. Its a lovely place to stay away from busy Dubrovnik.
Myself and my husband stayed at the hotel croatia in June for 6 nights. This hotel has so much potential but to us it definitely isn't a 5 star hotel quite yet especially in relation to many services we experienced our time there. Don't get me wrong the hotel has many bars, restaurants, a spa, pool, beach area, car hire within hotel, a souvenir shop, amazing breakfast buffet and area buggycart to drop you down into cavtat which is a life saver so that you are not climbing so many steps up and down each day but there were a few items which wouldn't really bring me back there. Reception Staff were so pleasant and helpful but when our room wasn't ready on arrival our luggage was stored away until our room was ready later. When we arrived back we picked up our luggage from where it was stored it would have been nice to have had our luggage transferred to our room or even to be given the offer for our bags to be taken to the room. Room Our room was a lovely room which we paid extra for a sea view and this did not let us down however there was no complimentary water in the room, our sheets weren't changed frequently enough actually I am not even sure they were changed at all and when our room was "serviced" the bed was made (badly), bins were emptied and bathroom cleaned with towels replaced. Face cloths were only replaced twice in the 6 nights we stayed. There were dirty glasses in our room all week and they woke us every morning to clean the room. So please hang your "do not disturb sign" on the door each morning. There was only 1 English channel on the TV. It would have been ideal to have more English speaking channels. Dining We ate in the spinaker (beach bar and restaurant) twice while we were there - 2 words bland and over priced. Alverde was the pool bar and restaurant Beach and pool area we ate there once food was tasty and service was good. Beach and pool area There was no drink/food service from your sun lounger something that I would expect from a 5* hotel. We have stayed in other 5* hotels and this hotel would definitely not stand even close to them regarding services they provide, which is a pity because it has all of the right amenities they are just not using them to the 5* standard for their guests. When myself and my husband go on holiday we like to pay extra when we can to stay in a 5* hotel which provides 5* services to be spoilt for a few days before we go back to reality that's what a holiday is for right? to be spoilt? Well I think this hotel has a long way to go to get to this standard.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Cavtat, Hotel Croatia is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Rector's Palace and Bukovac House and Gallery. This 5-star hotel has 487 rooms and welcomes guests with 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also a short walk from St. Nicholas Church and Cavtat Harbor.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Restaurant Cavtat, which has ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 487 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.
Guests of Hotel Croatia enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for HRK 120.00 per vehicle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2506 reviews