Lafodia Sea Resort4.0 out of 5.0
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We stumbled upon lafodia by chance, and so glad we did. What an incredible place! Lopud island is gorgeous, a real hidden gem. Crystal clear seas, lovely restaurants, beautiful views.. The hotel was stunning, everything from the private transfer to the reception staff and bar and restaurant staff were so professional. They couldn't do more for us. A massive thank you to La Baja bar staff who were amazing when I got stung by a wasp!! Our room was beautiful with stunning views and a jacuzzi too to relax in after a long day exploring the island. The food at La Baja was our favourite, so fresh and the burger is the best we've ever had we had it three times!! There were some great healthy options too which is really refreshing to have on offer. We visited Scarlet once and the variety was great but we much prefer to eat a la carte than buffet! The pizza italia was a little understaffed on our visit, only one waiter so the service took a while, which we didn't mind! But they had no buffalo mozzarella or rocket for my pizza so we didn't visit again, although the pizzas we did have were lovely. Breakfast is great.. no idea why people moan about it! The views are incredible and PANCAKE MACHINE!! However the coffee was AWFUL (please sort it!) so we ended up buying one from the bar each day. The entertainment was great and we met some lovely couples during our stay. The pool is the best... not too crowded and stunning views across the bay, with a cocktail in hand it was truly relaxing to sit and watch the boats come in and out. We visited the spa for a massage which was great, eliminated all our stress from the wedding.. The spa is gorgeous and well worth a visit for the views and outdoor jacuzzi. If only we had more time to go more than once! We didn't do any of the excursions but wanted to experience the cruise and the kayaks especially! The ferry to Dubrovnik is easy to do but times are limited if you want a whole day there. Some cheaper transfer options would be appreciated, and there really does need to be a proper gym. We will be back soon so that we can fully experience all that lafodia can offer. We miss it so much already!
Transfer was pretty hassle free and there is something about arriving on the island via your own speedboat that put a smile on our faces and got the holiday off to a good start! The rooms are very nice and pretty modern, all with a lovely view out over the bay. We booked in for half board and decided to eat in the 'Scarlet' restaurant on our first night. In this restaurant you can order one starter and one main and also help yourself to the buffet. Well most of the food from the buffet is inedible, bland, boiled or possibly even microwaved. As for the food you order off the menu, one evening I tried steak, asked for rare and received the toughest bit of meat it could have been leather, not to mention zero flavour. I also ordered the stuffed meatball and perhaps I should have read closer because that's exactly what it was. A single meatball on a plate. Breakfast I didn't have too many complaints, mainly as I stuck to croissants and the occasional potato wedge but the bacon looked and tasted terrible, there was very little in the way of fresh fruit for my girlfriend (the pears were rock solid and the apples 'mushy'). Eggs also looked very off putting. On the plus side if you managed to get a table outside the view across the bay is rather nice. Moving on to facilities, we arrived in September and for the most part we had nice weather and spent days at the beach or exploring Dubrovnik and Kayak tours, however when the weather turner we realised just how little there is to do at the hotel and felt trapped. We attempted to use the 'gym'. What it actually is is just two multi-machines with no attachments under a couple of umbrellas outside. No actually weights and a couple of rather sorry looking medicine balls. For a couple that like to keep active and on our toes with found this incredibly frustrating and were resigned to the confines of our room until the storm passed. Some of the prices for the excursions also seem some what questionable - off the top of my head the jet skis were nearly £100 per hour!! Perhaps this resort is more appealing to the slightly more mature generation then it is for families and young couples, can't fault the view, really is lovely just needs more entertainment and far better food before we would consider returning or recommending.
We just came back from a great 5 day trip to Lopud staying at the Lafodia resort which was great. All the staff are super friendly and efficient and the place is modern and very clean. We had a great room and went to the beach every day which was very clean and had great facilities. We booked half board which wasn't necessary as there were a number of great places to eat in the village. Breakfast buffet was great, best to get there early before the crowd for the best selection. The main restaurant food was good for the small extra cost for half board but we were able to use the credit towards the Dalmar which was simply superb. We had great food and service from the chef and manager and would highly recommend this place. I think people are put off by the advertising as it doesn't show the prices on the menu and they are really quite reasonable! they only costs they show are the high cost seafood experiences so i am sure this was why we were the only people in the restaurant but please do try it. The transfer was expensive but a great experience in the speedboat and very efficient and professional. We used the public ferry to travel to Dubrovnik on one day which is really cheap and efficient although infrequent. The island is simply stunning and we will certainly visit again.
Returned today from a week at the Lafodia, having discovered it last year. Standards are still excellent, immaculately clean, very modern, friendly staff. The island is great if you really want to chill out and get away from the world for a day or two. Just one warning ...... it is expensive, noticeably more than last year, and this is not just due to the current poor exchange rates. Everything has to be brought from the mainland, and sometimes you feel this is exploited, particularly in the hotel - the surrounding bars and tavernas are better value. Last year we were staying half-board and found that the evening meals in the hotel were not particularly imaginative, especially considering the significant extra cost. There are so many places to eat out, we decided this year to have bed & breakfast only, to enjoy the several good restaurants within strolling distance. For us this was the right decision and made every evening more special. It is still a great place to chill out for a few days or a week, provided you can accept that there is not a lot to do apart from sunbathe, eat, drink and sleep. There are a number of other 'activities' publicised by the hotel, but like most things they are silly money e.g. a very nice 30ft. boat (and skipper) can be hired for 8 hours to go round the island, price £1,200 excluding fuel !! Maybe two weeks could drive you crazy, but we'll be ready to have another week next year.
I stayed in Lafodia for 4 days, and everything was really great, hotel is very beautiful and modern, rooms are very spacious... Food & beverages are ok,nothing special, but a little pricey, staff are excellent, always on your service and with the smile on their face, especially animation crew, I loved activities that they are doing, like yoga, walking throught island etc, and their good mood, always smiling... Great thing for me was transfer by hotel boat, you feel very Vip, with the luggage boy ,on the shore, welcoming you and taking your things in the hotel. Only thing that I dont like is a poor wi fi connection.
We had a lovely 10 days at Lafodia. The hotel is spotless, rooms are very modern and cleaned daily to a very high standard. We stayed half board and did expect to eat out a few times but the food was so tasty, with plenty of choice that we didn't feel the need. The restaurant staff are all very polite and friendly and service was always efficient, we couldn't fault the food and staff. Lopud is a beautiful and tranquil island, Sunj beach is well worth the walk (about 25 mins from the hotel but you can always opt for the golf buggy ride). Overall we would definitely recommend Lafodia, we'd love to return back one day. We were so relaxed by the end of our holiday that we didn't want to leave! Thank you to everyone for a great experience.
Officially hotel seems nice, but as soon as we started to be part of it, things started to be real. Its easier to list positive things then negative. I came on vacation with my wife and kids, and we was expecting a lot from that kind of hotel, but what we got is totally opposite. From behavior of workers, especially management that was really unpleasant. Food was bad, had taste like its from 1-2 day old sometimes even more. When we arrived we found some hair in sink what was very unprofessional. Music on La Baya bar was to loud, and thats what said many people there, but when we asked for reducing it, bartender said that his direktor and agency manager told him not to change anything, so we like bunch of other people rather went in some bar down in street. Totally wrong way of doing business in such big hotel. Situation with towels was disaster. We never had one when we went on the pool or beach, they always came with same excuses that we need to wait couple more time and they will bring it for us... We waited every day and whole week and a half like that, in stead we bring our towels with us but we didn t expected that will be like this. We are so disapointed that we used our vacation to go on that nice island but in such disappointing hotel. Just one advice, avoid.
We booked through thomson and the transfers were really good, taxi to a small port and then thomson arrange a boat to the hotel. Check in was fast and the room was ready early for us. We had emailed ahead and asked for a cake and wine in the room on arrival as we were celebrating a birthday. Neither were in the room so we enquired at reception who originally said they didn't have any trace of the request until I showed the emails. The wine arrived later but the cake didn't. We were only charged for the wine on check out so not a major problem. We upgraded to a master suite which was well worth it, the views really are amazing and you get free sun beds (which we had to query on our final bill as they did try and charge us for these) and you also get a free entrance to the spa. The room was always cleaned well by housekeeping and the whole hotel was spotlessly clean! Breakfast was average at best, pancake machine the best option but this wasn't working half our stay! The spa is really worth using. We had one free entry and paid for a massage as we had a rainy day and there is not much to do if it rains. We stayed b&b as there are plenty of nice restaurants on the island but did eat in the hotel twice. La Baja is typical bar/grill food but dalman was really good! The service and the food amazing the whole night. The island is beautiful and well worth hiking up the walking trails for the views. Overall it was a really good holiday just a few hiccups that prevented me from giving 5/5 however all credit to reception who sorted these straight away and were really helpful.
A brilliantly situated and appointed hotel. Meticulous cleaning from the maid service. Staff were friendly, welcoming and happy to assist with any concerns. Lovely pool areas and a cute private pebble beach. Sunj beach is only a 30 minute walk or 3 minute ride in a golf buggy away. The private transfer supplied by the hotel is excellent if a little steep in cost. Well worth the extra splurge though. The only gripe is that the quality of breakfast supplied is a bit below par. The pancake machine being the one saving grace. All restaurants on the island are high grade though, special shout out to Robinzoon for a wonderful mixed grill in relaxed surroundings. Veggie options are offered or made available at request. Would definitely return for more low-key chilled vibes.
We stayed at Lafodia for a week from 31st August - 7th September and had an amazing holiday. The view from our 6th floor room was beautiful, overlooking the pool area with a perfect view of the sea, the monastery and mountains in the distance. Every member of staff we encountered during our stay was incredibly polite, friendly and helpful and our room was spotless. We stayed on a half board basis and found the food at both breakfast and dinner of a good standard, however may be more suitable to stay B&B if you are a picky eater! We did eat out two evenings at a lovely fish restaurant and there are a number of restaurants to choose from on the island. The island itself is quiet and peaceful, however we found plenty of things to do during our stay on the days we wanted to be a bit more active. I highly recommend climbing to the fortress.. although the walk can feel difficult in the heat, the view from the top is fantastic and well worth it. We also enjoyed days in Dubrovnik (via the ferry) and the 3 island cruise excursion offered by the hotel. We did walk to Sunj beach, which was lovely.. but surprisingly we much preferred the hotel beach even though it isn't sandy! The water is crystal clear and great for snorkelling. We had a wonderful holiday, and would definitely return in the future - thank you Lafodia!
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