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Hotel Croatia

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

First thoughts were Wow! The hotel sits into the hillside surrounded by trees and birdsong. It’s literally a few minutes from the airport, which although called Dubrovnik airport is nearer to Cavtat than Dubrovnik (40 mins by bus from Cavtat to Dubrovnik). The hotel style is called brutalist I believe, because it’s made from concrete. But the way it’s sits into the natural landscape is stunning. The staff all speak good English, Croatian is not an easy language, but ‘yes, no, please and thank you’ go a long way and the staff will appreciate it. Some reviews have said the staff are miserable and not helpful, I would suggest they are naturally reserved and very professional. It depends how you treat them too, ask how they are this morning/evening and you will often get a lovely smile. We found them welcoming and very helpful from the Bell boys, reception, cleaners, bar staff and dining staff. Everywhere you go in this hotel you are treated to the most beautiful views, there are windows and balconies all around the hotel. You even get a view from the saunas! It’s so easy to get to Cavtat down the steps, but if you don’t fancy it the bell boy will take you down in a golf cart. The bus station is right round the corner from the bay and the number 10 will take you to Dubrovnik on the hour, apart from Sunday when they are a bit less frequent. If you want to go to the walled city you need to get off the stop before you get to the bus station in Dubrovnik otherwise you will need another bus 1a, 1b, 3 or 8. We walked the first time and it was much further than we thought it would be. The second time we were shouted at by the driver and locals telling us “old city” prompting us to get off and walk down the steps to find ourselves right outside the walls. I’m sure it was something to do with my hubby wearing his Game of Thrones t-shirt 😆. Food has been mentioned adversely in some reviews, but we disagree. It’s buffet style and the choice is brilliant, the plates are on a warmer and the food is on a hot plate in dishes. The chefs also cook fresh all the time so if you want it piping hot just ask them. They are more than happy to cook you a fresh omelet for breakfast too. For the people who complain, look at how many people they are dealing with. They do a great job. The fish is excellent and loads of choice, we had, salmon, shark, swordfish, sea bass and hake. There is plenty of choice in meat too, pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Loads of salads and lovely fresh bread. Our room had a sea view which was stunning, the sunset and night skies are stunning as there is no light pollution over the sea. A tip about the wine, we ordered a bottle and it was a litre! But you can order half a litre which comes in a glass jug. If you like red wine the local merlot is delicious and my hubby loved the dark local beer called Tomislav. The local shop in Cavtat sells wine and beer at very reasonable prices so buy it there and enjoy it on the balcony with that amazing view. The pools are salt water which is a refreshing change from chlorine, just don’t drink it! The bar by the pool serves snacks and drinks and these are fresh and tasty, we loved the chicken wraps. The hotel has lots of large open spaces and you can always find a quiet spot to read, usually with the most stunning view too. We went in April and visited Montenegro which was gorgeous, you need euros for here but everywhere accepts cards so it’s easy to eat and drink while there, just remember it will cost a couple of quid in charges from your bank. The tour guide told us we were really lucky as the border control from Croatia to Montenegro can take an hour or more in the summer, we sailed through as it was early season. The weather was very kind to us and we had a wonderful holiday. Can’t wait to go back. 😎

Stayed in the hotel for 10 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We booked in a superior room with a city view, but we was ‘upgraded to a sea view’ was nice, although after thinking about it, we would of preferred the city view. We experienced a few problems with the safe and TV but these were sorted and dealt with pleasantly by staff and management. Towels and bedding changed frequently. Good choice at the buffet restaurant for both breakfast and dinner, food was of varying quality throughout the stay. The steakhouse was really nice, seats are a nice touch but particularly uncomfortable. The staff couldn’t do any more for you at this place, I would recommend getting to the food places early as a lot of group trips use this hotel and there are often long queues for food so imagine in high season this will increase. Overall the hotel was great, although there was a lot not open/available due to not been in season, so would like to revisit when the season starts on a future occasion.

People are so important in the hotel and they have a Bell Captain called Amrush who is just perfect and a great ambassador for the hotel. Overall the staff are charming and very willing to help. Very nice rooms and the views of the Adriatic are spectacular. The food is consistently good without being great. I think perhaps it is over-egging the pudding to refer to this hotel as 5*. It maybe in Croatian terms but internationally I would call it a very good 4*. A very good leisure centre.

Stayed from 1st to 8th April 2018, having stayed in May 2013 and enjoyed it. Just to respond to a previous review this week- there is a socket in the bathroom, I nearly missed it as it has a white plastic flip cover over it to protect it when not in use. Found the hotel had generally maintained its high standards. The seaview rooms have stunning views and the staff are generally lovely. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast varied and delicious. The tea and coffee tray with kettle in the room was a bonus. Didn't use the inside pool but it looked nice- the outside one I assume was not available for use as it had green scum on it's surface. Went with jet2 again and enjoyed short transfer (10 mins) and efficient service. Nice rep. As we had done the Montenegro trip (which is brilliant) we did Mostar with Jet2. Getting to Bosnia was frustrating as due to how the borders are drawn, we had no less than 8 passport checks. Whilst I appreciate steps have to be taken to minimise risk in this current era, all over Europe, it did seem excessive. The two stops were nothing more than a service station and a lay-by. These were billed as 'a coastal village' and a 'traditional village'. Mostar itself felt very poor and desperate- whilst the bridge was nice and the tour guide knowledgeable, we regretted choosing this trip. We used the agency next to the bus station to book a trip to Korcula island and this was brilliant. We had a merc mini bus tour and it was extremely comfortable and good value for money. We stopped at Ston and explored the village, salt pans, fort and walls. We then went to Korcula which was lovely (the boat trip to the island is included) and on the return journey we went to a winery for wine tasting (again included in trip) which was fab. The whole day was excellent. Cavtat is a gorgeous village and a lovely place to stay. When I phoned reception to ask if the aircon was working I was told that other guests had asked for heating. We were told to open the door- I did explain that the drain smell outside was disgusting and was told to be too hot or put up with the smell. I requested a fan which was supplied but the room got very hot and stuffy in the night. Apparently if you have a seaview room ( and therefore pay extra) the sun makes it hot but the rooms on the other side are cooler- hence the heating requests. Most afternoons were 18-20 degrees so I'm surprised. The drain smell filled the entire corridor on floor 3 on two mornings, so I don't think my concern had been passed on. If you book the half board buffet be prepared to wait for food to be replaced as some very big touring groups seemed to clear the hot and cold buffet and fruit swiftly. I saw one man grab 6 bananas, whilst his partner took 5 more. Is there any need for that?! The buffet was sometimes excellent and sometimes picked over and poor. The waiting staff were great. At busy times, both waiting and cooking staff struggle to cope. If it hadn't have been for the horrible steps back up from town, we would have eaten out more, as we did in 2013. This would have certainly given access to a few quiet bars- the Piano bar at the hotel lacked any kind of atmosphere and the staff ignored us most of the time. I'd stay in Cavtat again, but will try a different hotel.

really fantastic location and great rooms every thing that you need just be prepared for a long walk or a bit of a wait for the golf buggy but either wasn't a problem. the rooms were near on perfect.we had done a week on cruise and this was our week stay so after being really spoilt on the boat this was a lovely ending.

I stayed there for three nights: the view on the sea from the balcony of the room is really stunning. Perfect spa area and swimming pool. The only problem is the absence of a socket in the toilet (how can you use hairdryer or razor???)

travelled with my husband 23rd march -26th march, on arriving at hotel Croatia we was greeted with the most friendliest welcome we have ever experienced from staff and the manager. we was shown too our room with great service and speed, upon entering our room we was not disappointed at all, everything was just perfect and exceeded expectation. location too the local town is just perfect as we like too have a stroll but buggy service is available if required. the local people are very friendly and the area is just so picturesque a camera is a must accessory. the indoor swimming pool and facililties is a must use at this hotel as they are some of the best we have had the pleasure of experiencing , the outdoor pool was not in use at the time of our visit but wouldnt doubt using it if available. Overall every single member of staff was and went beyond amazing towards us while we stayed at hotel croatia. finally my husbands birthday was made to feel special when we was surprised by a birthday cake put in our room and staff all wished him happy birthday when encountered. We had the most pleasurable stay at hotel croatia and fully recommend it. we look forward too returning in the future.

We've just got back from a six day stay at the Hotel Croatia in beautiful Cavtat (pronounced Savtat). This is a huge hotel which, as a result, could easily have become impersonal. However all staff really go out of their way to make sure this doesn't happen. The rooms are plenty big enough and ours, with a sea view, was quiet with a stunning outlook across the bay to the islands and sunsets which were beautiful. We stayed half board which was fine for six days although the food offered may frustrate if staying for longer. I am not sure how many genuine five star hotels rely on the buffet format for all meals, I think this is the first from my (very limited) experience of five star venues. The hotel is very well designed, given its size, and it unobtrusively overlooks Cavtat. The indoor pool and fitness area were well looked after although, despite the lovely weather, the outdoor pool had a very unappealing scum across the surface and we saw nobody in it all week. As others have mentioned, the walk back from the town is brief but strenuous - take your time and maybe arm yourself with an ice cream to help! Cavtat itself is beautiful, but in the first week of April it was just rousing itself for the season, some may see this as a negative, we liked it. Dubrovnik airport is a ten minute transfer which was fantastic, and the number of flights in April meant that being on the flight path was not a major issue, this may well be different in high season. The obligatory day trip to Dubrovnik itself was easy. We took the bus one way (a fair walk the other end from the bus stop to the old town, even if you ensure that you get off at the correct stop and don't stay on until the bus station) and a boat trip return (very easy from the harbour, saving you a long hike, mainly uphill back to the bus). Overall, highly recommended.

Stayed here for a week halfboard. The hotel room was very good with excellent air conditioning. The food was very good and the service by the staff was excellent. Ther is a very nice pool but no beach other than rocks with sun beds interspersed on flat levels to a s,mall jetty / ladder into the sea. However there is a small beach down by the e beach restaurant at the bottom of some steps which is linked to the hotel. Cavtat is a lovely small town and not too busy. You can get to Debrovnik via bus or via water taxi. All very reasonable in price. This is an ideal location for GOT fans

Large hotel wonderful views fab pool restaurant outside large dinning room self service food only ok. Rooms nice size lovely bathroom lifts all amenities for all. Buggy takes one into town. Good for Lakers good car parking. Good hotel in lovely part. Cavitation is lovely.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Croatia places you within a 10-minute stroll of 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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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 beach hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2886 reviews