Hotel Splendid3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hotel is very Old and it smells! The restaurante is not that good and I don't advice staying there. It has an amazing beach that is worth the benefit of the dubt. The location isn't terible although it isnt within the old Dubrovnik walls.
I would say for what you pay the hotel is good. It is stuck in about 1969 with the decor and the style of the place but in a strange way I got used to it and it was a change from the the anonymous hotels that are built today. A great location on the sea with large gardens and plenty of terraces to sip bear on. Great views from the room and very friendly staff, who looked after us very well. the breakfast was very old fashioned and so the dinner but we ate out mostly. We did have trouble playing tennis on the hotel court, I think they rent it our to a local who seems to control the keys, but we finally got a court 15mins walk in the main Dubrovnik tennis club. we had a great stay here.
I booked the hotel because it advertised free WIFI. Wifi only works in a very few rooms and if you end up like me on the second floor it will not work at all. The have one booster near the reception desk and a second near the restaurant. When I talked to reception they said they were aware of the problem and that was that. The reason I wanted WIFI was because I have travelled a lot and I knew I would spend about 12 hours a day in Dubrovnik and only a few hours awake in the room and in dealing with previous Croatian hotels I knew the TV choices would be limited. breakdown of my stay The Bad ** Wifi does not work in all rooms ** No tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms ** Room was tired and beaten and in need of a renovation **Due to it being close to the end of the season the bar was out of many drinks The SO SO **Breakfast was so so and never changed **Coffee was canteen style and when I asked for an espresso or Americano that was a no go The Good **Room was large **Easy access to city centre. 30 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride
Positive things: excellent location, by the sea, bus stop at the entrance, helpful staff Close to old city and Lapad beautiful scenery Negative things: very weak wifi, average breakfast, poor cleanliness, spiders in the rooms, dirty water in showers, very old and dirty furniture (late 60s), bathtub curtain full of fungi, No elevator The hotel has potential but needs urgent renovation
I visited this hotel with my family in mid October we were taking showers in a very dirty and muddy water Brushing our teeth with expensive mineral water The buffet for breakfast was below average Tv in the room dating from the seventies No elevator Service was ok But the view was excellent
Restaurant and reception staff very attentive. Hotel very clean. Quiet peaceful location with good bus service to Old Town. Lovely views from our balcony on second floor. Very relaxing and enjoyable week. Good value overall.
I stayed at Hotel Splendid with my husband for two weeks from 22 September. We stayed on a half-board basis, so breakfast and dinner were included. The photos you'll see on various websites (Booking.com or Thomson) accurately reflect the hotel. The views are beautiful. I'd read the reviews on here about the decor being outdated etc and it was a bit. However, we were only really in our rooms at night so that didn't bother us. The rooms were clean, the bed comfy, and we felt that was more important. The hotel is located in Lapad Bay and is about 10/15 minutes by bus to the Old Town. The buses are very easy to use and there's a stop right outside the hotel. We didn't need to go into the Old Town every day though as there are plenty of lovely places to explore close by the hotel (there is a strip of bars, cafes, restaurants etc about 5 mins walk from the hotel). From reading some of the reviews and as it is only a 3* hotel, we were expecting to be eating out most nights. However, the food was SO nice that we ended up eating dinner at the hotel every night (make sure you have pudding too... I only discovered the delicious apple and cinnamon cake on my last night!). My husband said the pork was the best he's ever had and the squid was the nicest I'd had. Both the roast and mashed potatoes are also delicious. It is buffet style and not as vast a selection as some of the bigger hotels, but there is something for everyone. Please note that even if you are half-board, you do have to pay for evening drinks (drinks are included at breakfast). Croatia doesn't really have sandy beaches and Lapad is no exception to this. All hotels have a smooth bit of rock as their 'beach'. The hotel offers sunbeds for a daily fee (again, you will find all places charge for sunbeds). However, there is a shop almost opposite that sells a variety of alternatives including a padded mat you can carry around with you. All staff in the hotel were exceptionally friendly and couldn't do enough to help. We were even offered a fried egg for breakfast when they noticed my husband wasn't eating much that day. Some tips for your visit: - We took a Halifax Clarity credit card (much better rate, no fees) and then got out cash. There are cash machines everywhere in the Old Town and most places accept it. It's also good if you want to go to Montenegro which only accepts Euros. Don't take euros as your main currency to Croatia though as some places don't accept it. - Buy your bus tickets from the red 'Tisak' outlets (they're newsagents) - it's cheaper that way. You can buy as many as you want and they don't go out of date. Bus tickets are valid for an hour then once you get on the bus so it doesn't matter if you get the wrong one and you only need one if you're just popping into town to buy something quickly. - Tips are sometimes included in the bills so check! The people do appreciate tips but don't expect them. - Everything is cheaper outside the Old Town. You don't need to go there every day and staying in Lapad will save you money. - Visit Cafe More (the cave bar) It's about a 15 minute walk if you follow the coast around from the hotel. - Visit War Photo Limited (not for children though!). I think it's about the 4th turning on your left once you go through the Pile Gate in the Old Town. - Visit the Foundry Museum. This is the first turning on your left (not the entrance to the City Walls). Keep going until you get to the basketball court and walk across that. In the corner, there is a small door. This is the entrance (it isn't signposted, just go in). - If you like Game of Thrones, do the tour. - If you walk through to the back of the Old Town, there's a lovely bar with places to swim and sunbathe. - And, of course, walk the City Walls and do the cable car. We spoke to a lot of people at the hotel as everyone staying there was very friendly. Everyone we spoke to said they'd definitely come back and we certainly would! I absolutely loved this holiday and we picked the right hotel.
The service from every single staff member at Hotel Splendid was outstanding and made our week there even more pleasurable. It's a great location on the beautiful Lapad peninsula with a bus stop right outside the hotel. The bus ride to Old Dubrovnik is a quick 15 minutes and is very regular. The private beach at the hotel is a lovely area and the seating areas provide beautiful views. We had a spacious room with a balcony overlooking the sea & it was cleaned thoroughly every day. All in all, we were very impressed with the friendliness from the team and they always went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed. Highly recommended.
Ive just stayed at hotel splendid for 1wk. The room was a good size, clean, housekeeping daily. Breakfast was adequate, staff all friendly. Fantastic views and a good location. Bus stops outside hotel and go's into the old town, every 15 minutes. Lapad is a 5minute walk away with restaurants and bars.
We spent a week at this hotel in June. We were on a half board basis. The transfer coach from the airport drops you off on the road above the hotel & there's a bit of a steep walk down the drive but there are steps down. The hotel staff were very friendly & our room wasn't ready but we were able to store our luggage at reception while we went for a drink at the bar. It wasn't to long before we could access our room. The room was spacious with 2 double beds & a fairly spacious bathroom. The hotel does supply a hairdryer but it's one of the ones that starts immediately you release it from the holding dock. Our room was at the back of the hotel with views over the sea & beyond. Really lovely views. There are a few eating places on the grounds. Breakfast & dinner were served in the main dining room & whilst the food was hot & tasty, it's pretty basic. The hotel doesn't have a swimming pool which's a shame however there is a tennis court. The hotel does not have a beach, there is a concrete jetty & you can hire sun beds & umbrellas very reasonably. There are buoys to separate the hotel guests private swimming area from the public who do come down & swim from an adjacent concourse. From the road above you can catch buses into Dubrovnik every 15 minutes & again the cost is very reasonable. The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants & bars if you do not want to eat in the hotel. Overall a nice if basic place to stay.
Located in Lapad, Hotel Splendid is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Onofrio's Fountain and Franciscan Monastery. This 59-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All of Hotel Splendid's 59 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Hotel Splendid, guests have access to an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for HRK 250-370 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities and a garden.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 324 reviews