Lafodia Sea Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
What a fantastic place Lopud is. The Island itself is beautiful. You can sit on the beach of Lafodia sea resort and just watch time go by. Packed full of fantastic restaurants, including my personal favourite Obala. Their waiters are incredible. My girlfriend has an extremely bad dairy allergy and they went through the menu dish by dish for her and insured that she had a wonderful experience. Anyone out there planning a proposal should consider this quaint little island to do it on. It is genuinely the perfect setting. There are ferries back to Dubrovnik each morning and night too, which are very reasonable, if travelers want to go and see more of the sights. We did the cable car and it offers outrageous views of the whole city. The hotel itself is a spectacular sight on arrival and once inside the view of the entire island is amazing. The pool was freezing but it was near 35 degrees so it helped. As someone who has travelled to the likes of Cuba, Thailand, Norway and Eygpt, I can honestly say Lopud was my favourite. The people, the atmosphere, the views and the food are all top class. I hope to go back some day.
This is a fantastic place stunning views from all over boat is such a great touch James Bond touch the hotel very clean so friendly staff food 5 stars 🌟 room excellent nothing to mone about there are beach’s on this island great walks
The hotel is's brilliant. All the rooms have sea view. The private beach it's nice. Breakfast it's very consistent and you can eat outside and hear the waves. The bar near the beach it's also very nice. The staff was friendly and the hotel very clean.
We've been to LaFodia twice now, and we are so glad we came back. This time it was May 2017. Our transfer was brilliant. We flew into a thunderstorm, and the rain was torrential. The forked lightning lit the sky and you could see LaFodia across the bay waiting for us. I was a bit worried but it was totally fine. Our taxi driver was so careful, and didn't leave us in the rain to wait for the boat. He made sure we stayed dry and safe and kept us in the car until the worst of the rain had passed. The boat trip across in the dark was EXCELLENT! After last years tranquil and peaceful boat ride, we didn't think it would be any different - but this was like something out of James Bond! We were whizzed across in no time, hearts racing and giggling as the boat jumped over the waves. What an arrival! (Please note, this was carefully & safely navigated across the bay, and the bumps were due to the bad weather!) We had the Premium Spa room again which includes free visits to the Waterhill Spa - which was lovely as always. The views from the spa are to die for. I was really looking forward to returning just for the view. Our room also had a beautiful view towards the gorgeous nightly sunsets and we enjoyed our meals at the hotel and patisserie, including trying the delicious pizza! Our favourite meal was the burger down on the boat jetty at the front of the hotel. It was huge, and so fresh! Excellent! It was a great evening, we enjoyed cocktails watching the band playing. Our waiter was really funny also (I think his name was Marco). Breakfasts were good, we love the view (I must have mentioned it twice now already) my only criticism was the wait for coffee - sometimes it was offered as we came to our table, but more often we had to ask or find some. I loved the new pancake machine! Great for bananas and nutella :-) We took an excursion from the hotel to Korcula and it was a fantastic day out, and great value for money too. The lady in the office was really helpful advising us which trips to go on. Korcula is lovely place to visit. We enjoyed all of it, had a brilliant tour and lunch and saw a lot! We took the passenger ferry one evening to Dubrovnik from Lopud which was lovely for dinner, especially as the crowds are less in the evening. If you do catch the last ferry back into Lopud make sure you take a jumper as the sea breeze on the boat can be colder than you realise! We also enjoyed 3 meals at a fantastic restaurant called La Villa and another at Peggys on Lopud, and for both enjoyed lovely food, sunsets and atmosphere. I've just contacted the hotel to make a return visit for next year (2018!) as we want to try a Master room this time and maybe do an excursion to Cavtat and perhaps Montenegro! Thanks again LaFodia for a peaceful, beautiful and relaxing holiday. We've found our holiday home in you!
Amazingly relaxing hotel and island, perfect for a couple getaway. Use the spa and get the couples massage and private suite after, about 80 Euro between 2 people! There was a little miscommunication about the hotel's 'free' transfer to the airport after your stay, you have to use the paid transfer coming from the airport at the start of your stay (about 500 kuna) , so really, it's not free at all, it's 500 kuna between 2 trips. Also, THERE'S NO IRONS. Come on lads, what are we meant to do with our shirts and dresses after they've been cramped up in a case?! There is a laundry and folding service but that probably costs extra. So make sure you pack your stuff carefully. Other than that, amazing stay!
My wife and I stayed for a week in early September. This was our second trip to Croatia - we stayed last year in a slightly larger hotel about 10 miles away on the mainland. The hotel itself is well-maintained, clean (though unusually the sheets on our bed were changed only every few days) and has recently been refurbished to a pretty good standard. We booked an Imperial Suite and were not disappointed by the room (but see below) which had fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. The staff were generally efficient and friendly with requests - e.g. for more pillows etc - dealt with promptly. We choose the B&B option in light of comments from previous reviewers. The breakfasts were OK and the choice was pretty good. As others have said, the two things that let the breakfasts down are the fruit juices and - amazingly - the coffee (strange, as the coffee in the poolside bar was excellent). At times, it got a bit crowded and I did wonder what it'd be like during July and August? We also dined in the hotel restaurants on three occasions: once in La Baja where we had an excellent Croatian BBQ; and Dalmar, a couple of times the second of which was the set menu with local wines - this was very good value and the food was first class. I'd also like to compliment the waiter in Dalmar who took a real pride in his job and was especially knowledgeable about the wines. In addition to the comments about breakfast where else could Lafodia improve? First off, there is a sense that - because it's the only large hotel on the island - the management are seeking to exploit their position. Overall, the prices aren't that high but there is a sense of a conscious policy to maximise income at every opportunity - e.g. it always galls me when you stay in one of the most expensive rooms and you still have to pay for bottled water! Secondly, while we loved the room I'd advise anyone with children especially to beware the glass interconnecting door between the bedroom and the lounge area. If it's closed - which is necessary to access one of the wardrobes -there's a real danger of walking into it as we found to our cost on a couple of occasions! Thirdly, would it be too much to provide a few more English language channels on the TV over and above BBC World? In summary, we very much enjoyed our stay - the views are truly breath-taking - and Lopud retains a delightful, unspoilt charm. We'd certainly think about returning but the hotels needs to reconsider whether the equation between guest satisfaction and profit maximisation is currently quite right.
This holiday was pretty much perfect. The hotel was gorgeous and the surroundings were breathtaking. We generally ate outside of the hotel as there are some fabulous little restaurants to enjoy sunsets and wonderful food. If you want a busy place then this isn't for you. If you want tranquil, untouched and un-commerciallised then I would highly recommend it. I guess my only gripe is the gym! it's pretty tragic but other than that it really is amazing.
We used the Lafodia Hotel transfer from the Dubrovnik Port. It costs 600,00 kn and was well worth it. Not sure how others arrive to the hotel since no cars are allowed on the island, and it's a long walk from the Lopud port. When we arrived at the hotel, we were surprised by the layout and decor as it felt more like a conference centre than a hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by our beautiful room. Our room looked over the ocean and had a stunning balcony with a hot tub on it. The room was clean and well decorated. The hotel has a VERY small infinity pool with a great view. It was crowded with too many children and not enough lounge chairs so it wasn't very relaxing. Additionally, the pool water was freezing and we were not able to enjoy it. The morning breakfast was alright with enough options and boy does this hotel love "food machines" - there was a machine making pancakes, a machine making coffee, a machine making juice, a machine making eggs... it was a hoot. The restaurants at the hotel were mediocre and we ended up ordering room service one evening, which was very pleasant! Also, we noticed that we were the only non-British folks at the hotel! The hotel staff were not very friendly or helpful, and we ended up exploring the tiny island ourselves. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel and island for a few days to relax en route to Dubrovnik!
Just back from LAFODIA Sea Resort Lopud Island Croatia The hotel was beautiful everything they said it was in the brochure. We were half board and although the menus was the same each day in Scarlet restaurant there were alternatives of hot and cold on the buffet. I had seen bad reports about the breakfasts but all I can say is that there was more than enough choices of good well balanced food. No complaints from us. The room we had was very nice on the 7th floor with both sea view and overlooking the pool with balcony. Room was cleaned and bed made everyday. The staff at the resort in all departments were really pleasant and helpful in all things. It was very quiet as the hotel is winding down for closing on Sunday for the end of the season but all the amenities are still on offer. The Island is very pleasant and access to the mainland is easy as serviced by the local ferry three times a day crossing to Dubrovnik in about an hour. The hotel is well worth a visit Thank you all for a great holiday
The Lafodia Hotel is located no more than 40 yards from the sea shore and oh, what a shore it is, rugged but extremely beautiful with rocky (but green) slopes providing a stunning backdrop. As you approach island by boat the hotel occupies the right side of a marina which is probably about a mile or so long, the rest of the sea front is handed over to a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and tidy, a walk down the marina is a must, it’s just so pretty and relaxing, you can watch the sun go down sitting on the sea front with a nice cup of coffee or bottle of wine, I actually wish I was there now! I can’t honestly say this hotel is an architectural masterpiece, it looks out of place when compared to its surroundings, that said, it’s not ugly either. Once you get into the reception you are presented with a soulless area, in fact most of the public areas within the hotel are like this and they are not what I would call overly inviting, they are however spotless and if I’m going to be generous I’d say functional. A notable exception to this rule is the Spa, this is on the 7th floor, this is very nice and well equipped, if you’re into being pampered it’s worth a visit. Most of the accommodation at the Lafodia overlooks the marina and that’s certainly a lovely view. We only opted for a standard room because we were only there for a week but, it was clean, comfortable and reasonably well equipped. I used the word reasonably because there were some shortfalls which I think need to be taken into account. Firstly, we’ve not stopped in a 4-star hotel in the last 15 years where there’s not been an iron and ironing board in the room, if there wasn’t one all I’ve ever had to do is ask reception and one was provided, not here! You either use the hotels laundry service (£3.00 a shirt) or you look rubbish when you go out at night. Secondly, there is a fridge in your room, but there’s nothing in it because the management say they’d like you to stock it yourself, however the instruction was it could only be stocked with things purchased from the hotel only, oh really! Smuggling stuff in became an art form because there was no way we were going to pay the inflated prices they wanted. Amusingly we were not the only ones doing this, a large number of other guests had also opted to take in contraband, some less discreetly than us. I think it’s also important to note that you have to pay for all your bottled water, again a first for us in a 4-star hotel. Now here’s my top tip, if you’re going to stay here only book bed and breakfast because the food in the buffet restaurant is dreadful. We had 2 breakfasts and 1 evening meal, that was enough to convince us we’d be better off eating out, I think that’s says everything. It also appeared we weren’t the only ones with this idea, every evening when we ate out we witnessed other guests doing the same. On the upside however, I can very definitely recommend a number of the restaurants around the marina, La Villa and Obala being 2 of my favourites, even if a little on the pricy side but well worth it! There are a number of other things of a negative nature I’ve read in other reviews, to be honest I don’t want to labour a point here but I’d have to say I agree to a greater or lesser extent with most of them. In conclusion, would I stay at the hotel again? Yes, but only on a bed and breakfast basis. Is it a 4-star hotel? From a room and general facilities perspective, it might just scrap in but, in every other respect no, I’d give it 3-stars at best. I would very definitely recommend Lupod Island, it’s beautiful and very relaxing and so long as you respect and make an effort to engage with the locals you’ll find them very warm and friendly.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Lafodia Sea Resort places you 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from 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 served 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.
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.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1111 reviews