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Lafodia Sea Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is lovely, situation really nice, amenities superb, restaurant average and overpriced, but could be better. A few good restaurants within walking distance, as we were late in the season only a few left open, but all good. Make sure you get the speedboat to the hotel, lovely touch.

I had previously visited this part of Croatia, I had found it so welcoming. Returning some years later on my own, it was even more so. I came the last week of the season to find some me time, planning early retirement. The resort was quiet, however there were no end of season blues for the hotel team, though some were really looking forward to going home to be with their families. They were friendly and attentive. I had chosen to upgrade to a junior suite, the views were wonderful from the 5th floor, the room spotless and comfortable. I had chosen half board which was a pity, the numerous local restaurants were so good, I only ate at the resort for half of the time. Saying that, the food was more than adequate and one night I ate in the a la carte restaurant which was good. Poor reviews of breakfast were a surprise, although not plentiful in fresh fruit etc, it was more than sufficient for me and I had nothing to complain about. Overall, a fantastic trip and very comfortable. Thank you Lafodia.

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!

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, free in-room WiFi, and a free children's club. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Trsteno Beach and Trsteno Arboretum.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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 staying at Lafodia Sea Resort enjoy access to a full-service spa, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. 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 free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a free kid's club.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1113 reviews