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Lafodia Sea Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent transfer to be collected by a boat and transferred to the stunning island. The hotel looked impressive as you approached. Staff were friendly and approachable although on a number of occasions our room was not restocked with tea and coffee and I had to ask twice at reception for an extra pillow. The meals in the hotel were nice but more variety would have been better, particularly on the al a carte menu. The brochure is a little misleading re the restaurants available at the hotel. There is no mention that supplement payments are required if eating in three of the four restaurants. This is an added cost when you have payed for half board. The prices at the hotel were quite expensive, another added cost was the hiring of cushions for the hard plastic sun loungers on the beach. Yes this was your choice but no-one could spend a full day on a lounger without a cushion. Our room was lovely with an amazing view over the sea and pool. The view you can never tire of! It was beautiful. Rooms were clean and well maintained. On the whole we had a fantastic holiday and we would go again, we would be better informed to the add on costs.

First of all the staff were amazing - well done!!! Our room was clean and very comfortable, luckily we did not overlook the building site!!! The irritations:- the towels were for midgets, intermittent wi-fi (very frustrating), intermittent replenishment of tea/coffe/milk sachets, the steps from the beach to the hotel, the beach (?????) pebbles and impossible for someone like me to actually get out of the sea, luckily I found steps with hand rail. I now come to the most irritating aspect - I do realise that in all our years of travelling we have been very lucky not to have had to get up at the crack of dawn to save a beach lounger but that has all changed at Lafodia!! What was absolutely blood boiling was "saved" loungers that were not used until the afternoon - this is not fair and not right - come on management get it sorted. Also we paid for our lounger every day, however some enterprising guests managed to "steal" cushions daily, this is not the fault of the beach attendants who were very visible and in our case helpful. The evening entertainment was on the whole good however some people do not actually like jazz!! This seems like a massive whinge but it isn't they are irritations, we would stay at Lafodia again with no hesitation it has been a wonderful stress free holiday 😀

First of all this hotel is a gem. We took it as alternative to (more) expensive 5* hotels in Dubrovnik and for average room that we would get there we got beautiful imperial suite in Lafodia. The room was beautiful. 2 bathrooms (one with nice size hydromassage bath for two) , 2 balconies, modern furniture... and the view is a thing to behold. The beach is hotel exclusive which is not so common in Croatia and it is spotless clean, it is "White flag" beach which means the sea is perfectly clean. I have been to Sunj beach which is some 30 minute walk from hotel on the other side of island. That beach is quite famous but the hotel beach is for me even nicer. The island itself is very romantic and beautiful place. There were some things that could be improved. Mainly the breakfast. For a country that has so much variety in food I would recommend to put some more variety for cheese and sausages/Prosciutto, that was kept on a minimal level, the eggs are served only as mixed mesh which I didn't like much, if you order omlette you have to pay extra... Also it is a big hotel so somtimes your room is cleaned up in the afternoon, and some items were not automatically replaced (like wine glasses) but if you have any wishes or complains staff will react quickly. You can take organized trips. We wanted to take one to Dubrovnik but couldn't due to weather. We went in our own arrangment and saved a lot of money :). Entertainment was very nice, the live music from lounge bar was discrete and pleasent. Since it was our anniversary the hotel gave us free first row sunbeds and discount on a la card dinner... We didn't use pool or SPA.

I have just come back from a 140 night stay at Lofodia Hotel on Lopud Island. the island is beautiful but everywhere is very expensive. Thomson describe the hotel as one of there platinum range, this really is not the case. Halfboard, the breakfast, if you wanted eggs you have to pay for them. Evening meal - you only have 10 starters and mains to choose from and its the same all season, only one fish but lots of cheese. also no water is supplied so we hade to but water every night £75 we paid over the 10 nights. When we complained about the evening food we was told, everyone complains and nothing is ever done. We did get a letter from the deputy manager saying we could meet the chief, which we did not want to do, the manager should be sorting this out. Towels, we had to ask for as they kept forgetting to give us new ones. It was not very clean and all guest kept asking when toilets are going to be cleaned I am extremely disappointed with hotel as it really does not live up to the blurp on Thomson's website. We had no rep to go, as I am sure Thomson are aware of all the above. However, the entertainment team are the best I have met.

Currently staying at the Lafodia Hotel for the second time. Stayed here last August and I have to say that the hotel standard has definitely gone down, as financial cutbacks have obviously been made but not on the right things. 1. Fridge in room was empty, not even a complimentary bottle of water. Last year the fridge had soft drinks which had to be paid for. 2. Service charge for room service, which is just ridiculous. 3. Hotel beach. Front two rows of sunbeds have to be paid for. WHY? 4. I am sure guests would be inclined to order more drinks and food on the beach if there was beach service, and would also tip very well for the service. Instead the drinks and food at the hotel bar are more expensive than the local restaurants and shops. Also the food is not up to a four star hotel standard. 5. Saw two guests checking in late last night. They asked if the hotel shop was open because they wanted to buy water. It closed at eight!!! Instead reception told them to buy water from the beach bar, instead of them offering free bottled water to the guests from reception. 6. BREAKFAST!!! Last year I thought the breakfast was amazing. Very good selection of fruits, fresh juices. Good variety of everything. This year OMG!!! - Juice from a machine that did not taste anything like juice. - Tinned pineapple and some other tinned fruit. - Same scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beens which were not baked beens, instead red kidneys beans in a tomato sauce, waffle machine, cakes, jams, chocolate spread. I admit some healthy fruits and nuts and cereals. But nothing great. This was the same breakfast every day. I have stayed in 2 or 3 star hotels where you dream about the breakfast because its so amazing. But this was just boring and repetitive. Saw quite a few people complain because of the allergies or just the lack of variety. 7. Hotel restaurants. Overpriced, badly prepared and in some cases tasteless. The restaurants along the promenade were 100 times better, cheaper and service was excellent. 8. Wifi code did not work for my whole stay. Had to get a new one today which just seems odd. 9. The hotel would make so much money if they had a mini store in the building where you could buy toiletries, snacks, WATER etc. I cannot fault the hotel staff, they were excellent, with what they have been given to work with!! But management will have to take another look at the economic cutbacks they have made, and should also not become too complacent because they will lose guests. I think this will be the last time I stay here which is sad but I want to try out one of the other hotels and compare. Sad thing is I think it will be a lot better.

The only way I can describe La Fodia is “The Nearly Hotel”. Firstly, I must caution anybody there regarding the aspect of some of the rooms. We booked a “Premium Seaview Room” and were provided with Room No. 670, which had a panoramic view of the Building Site next door, together with diggers and workmen in orange trousers! This certainly detracted from what overall is an excellent hotel. Anyone considering La Fodia should ensure that they have a room not facing the proposed Waypoint Development adjoining. To continue on the negatives of the hotel, there are a number of other issues which fail to live up what I would expect in a hotel of this star rating and price. As stated above, the view from the room cannot be described as a “Sea View”. The only Sea View possible was from the balcony or squinting with your face attached to the patio doors to the balcony! The cleanliness of the rooms was excellent, but the towels were of poor quality and it was like drying yourself with a tea towel! It was a pity at least one bottle of water was not provided on either arrival or in the bedroom. The free Wi-Fi was intermittent with frequent disconnections The music on the beach was of poor quality. Arriving at the hotel beachfront, we were surprised to see that the hotel does not have enough sun beds for its guests and therefore those guests who require a sunbed with mattress and umbrella have to pay a charge of 75 Kuna per day for 2 (about £8.50) or a 10 day stay like us, an additional charge of £85!! The ambiance in the hotel was excellent but it was sad to see neglected plants around. Although the dinner in the Scarlet Restaurant, which is included in the half board option, was excellent for the most part, the menu did not change during the 10 days of our stay. The option was to have the daily selection from the Buffet which looked “manky and stale” and most unappetising. The food from the menu was however excellent, albeit becoming repetitive. The breakfast in the same restaurant was poor. Hot breakfast were limited to those who want scrambled eggs or a concoction of mixed frankfurters and some other ingredient; additional charges were levied for those who wished for a different form of egg, i.e. poached, fried or omelettes, again not what one would expect from a 4 star hotel. The fruit was uninspiring and except for a few oranges, apples and bananas was tinned! The balconies are, for the limitations of an old building completely remodelled and refurbished quite good, although they are slightly open to each other so if you are misfortunate enough to have smokers on the balconies next door, or next door but one, be prepared for the funnel effect of the smoke to reach your room. On more than one occasion it became necessary to shut the patio doors. The steps down from the main entrance to the beach (apart from one section), are not provided with hand rails and therefore could be dangerous for children or senior citizens. I am not old nor infirm but need to take extra care! The hotel really should see to this urgently as a safety feature. The staff in both the Reception area, in the Scarlet Restaurant and Room Service were all excellent and most helpful. Perhaps those in the Beach Bar less so. The 3 Islands excursion organised by the hotel was fabulous and is thoroughly recommended. In short, all I can say is that this could be really fabulous hotel, but sadly misses out in some areas where simple improvements could be made where website descriptions and other matters so let it down.

Hi we stayed at this hotel from 5th July to 12th July 2017. We booked half board for a couple and 3 children. There was the Scarlet restaurant and a pizza one . We went to the Scarlet restaurant within the hotel to find the menu remains the same for duration of your stay ie week. There is no kids menu at all in any of the restaurant. Very fish based . Unlike our fish we are used to it was horrible. The kids meat was raw with blood on there chips. Just terrible. The food is un eatable. The pizza restaurant got our order all wrong and we waited over a hour on our food and it wasn't busy just no staff. Very poor. We spoke to the manager of the hotel a Andreas. Who wasn't really very helpful don't think he could understand our complaint. If going here totally advise against going to there restaurant . The breakfast is just okay . Bit of variety . Hot food terrible at breakfast . But cold buffet okay.. Apart from that setting of hotel and pool was good. Room cleaned every day . But stay away from there food. There is lots of restaurants on beach front with nice food.

This is a fantastic place! Great entertainment program, tasty food, friendly staff and marvelous view! The hotel is perfect for quite, relaxing holidays. Surprisingly, the hotel is 4-star, it definitely worth all 5 stars. It's a place where we would like to return back again.

Here now! Hotel beautiful! Island gorgeous! Spa amazing!! Food and beverage terrible!!! I can not express how awful the food is! Firstly it's expensive which I get and can excuse because the fact it's an island so everything has to be brought in. Basically I think they have catered solely for Eastern Europeans and have neglected the westerns totally. Breakfast was ok!! Croissants, cereal and fresh fruit fine. Bacon seemed like it had been boiled (maybe how some parts of the world eat it), frankfurter mini sausages and watery rubbery scrambled egg! A fairly large hotel and a small coffee machine which people had to QUEUE to use and a similar situation for a tiny juice machine. DINNER BUFFET well i am speechless we have just walked out! the poorest selection of food on offer ever! A four cheese lasagne was the only thing I would of eaten IF we stayed. We have now come across to the Italian where they are understaffed and can't cope even though it is not busy at all! As I started the hotel itself is superb but the food and beverage is appalling! Dissapointed we spent money upgrading to half board as now are going to have to spend a small fortune eating out at different places. We will try the grill at the hotel tomorrow and hope that's better.

Very nice hotel! The best of all is that relaxing atmosphere, the only thing you can hear is the sea. Swimming pool is also very beautiful and the beach is all around you. Perfect location to enjoy the peace and take a rest from crowd, social networks and cities:)

Obala Iva Kuljevana 51 Lopud Island

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Sunj Beach, Lafodia Sea Resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sudurad Harbor. This 4-star hotel has 182 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Trsteno Beach and Trsteno Arboretum.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 3 onsite restaurants including Scarlet, which specializes in international cuisine, or have a drink at the bar. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 182 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. 82-cm LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. Other standard amenities include safes and desks.

Property features

Guests of Lafodia Sea Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Suite, Balcony, Sea View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Double Room, Sea View (High floor )

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1001 reviews