Villa Glavić5.0 out of 5.0
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The Villa Glavic is extra accommodation for the Grand Hotel Argentina (5 star) and although the accommodation in the Villa is slightly cheaper guests have access to all the hotel facilities. The villa is just across the road from the hotel. There is no lift which could be a problem but we were on the ground floor at the front. Also the rooms at the back have a cliff face to look at but how long do you spend looking out of the window when you can be outside in such a beautiful place as Dubrovnik! It could have made the rooms darker but I can't comment on that. We could not fault the service or cleanliness in the room and linen and towels were changed regularly. Slippers and gowns provided certainly in our room and a delicious chocolate waited by the bed every night for our return after dinner! Room also had safe and mini-bar. All the staff we came across in the Villa and the hotel were friendly and courteous and helpful. The Grand Hotel Argentina is lovely with a bit of character and 'old world' charm. The choice at breakfast was great - plenty of cold or hot options (including omelettes if wanted) and even Prosecco if wanted. Coffee and tea made freshly and not from a machine. The restaurant had a large outside terrace with beautiful views over the sea to the Island of Lokrum and of the old town. We ate in the restaurant at night twice and both meals were good. There was also music both nights - a keyboard and singer on one and a piano player the other. There are places to sit in the garden, again with lovely views. There is also a pool bar near the pool where drinks and snacks are served. We had lunch there on arrival while waiting for the room to be ready and that was also very good. The outside seawater pool was lovely with even depth throughout. Sunbed and towel service provided and also drinks from the bar if required. Steps also down into the sea. Plenty of sitting areas in and out, near reception and in the bar area and near the restaurant. Spa facilities and indoor pool neither of which we used but looked very clean and good. The hotel also has another accommodation Villa adjoining which has another restaurant (we didn't try that one) and seemed popular for weddings. Villa and hotel in good position just about 10/15 mins into the old town.
We have just returned from 5 nights at the Villa Glavic and had an amazing time. The Villa Glavic is part of 3 other properties the main one being the Argentina. This was a last minute break and at first we were wary as this was a separate building and most of the facilities were in the main Argentina resort, these were unfounded completely as the Glavic was a little private world away from the main hotel. The rooms were of an ample size and the decor is new but made to feel aged, rooms were clean and serviced every day. One thing to note is there is no lift in the Glavic that I could see. Meals, bar, pool, gym, were all in the main hotel literally across the road which again made you feel special as you weren't in a typical hotel, the staff were brilliant organising transfers to and from the airport with ease. The Villa is approximately a 10 minute walk downhill to the old town where we spent time everyday, there are over 300 places to eat so plenty of choice, and you pass a small supermarket on the way down. The downside is it's a 10 minute walk uphill back to your lodgings, not a problem for us but if you're elderly or infirm it may be a consideration. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Dubrovnik and will look to return here again.
Recently returned from a 5 day stay at Villa Glavnic and would say that it was ok. As others have mentioned it is a 20 minute hike up quite a steep hill to hotel, ok going down but in 80 degree heat trekking up it was hard work. Then you were faced with endless stairs to climb up to your room. I would say that unless you are pretty fit this would not be my choice, a 49 year old with a dodgy knee it wasn't fun. However once I was able to crawl up the stairs our room did have a stunning view across the sea and old town. The room was dated with some nasty stains on the carpet and the bathroom was clean but needed modernisation. The reception was based in the hotel opposite, which claims to be a 5* establishment. We were greeted by an older male receptionist who had the charm and smile of a funeral undertaker, although there were some nicer more smiley female receptionists. The hotel was very busy, full of American and Oriental tourists so we could not check in to our room before two or check out late on our last day. The weakest area in the hotel was the level of service at breakfast and the quality of the food buffet. I have stayed in 3* hotels throughout Europe and this was one of the worst I have experienced. Prosecco at breakfast isn't necessary, I would rather have a nicer range of cereals and food available. The staff seemed to spend a lot of time chatting to each other and the managers and heaven help you if you wanted a second pot of tea or your dirty plates cleared. Sorry but one final moan if you fancy sitting on the concrete pool area with a complete lack of vegetation please be prepared to be looked at by numerous small boats packed with tourists staring at you on your sun lounger who sail feet away from you. One person who seemed to be the only person working in the hotel that had any charm was the pool attendant a Croatian David Hasselhoff lookalike who was both attentive and professional. This could be a great hotel if they worked on their customer and service standards but is a long way off the mark, sorry.
We stayed a week here and found the classic room more than adequate these rooms tend to be at the side or back of the hotel which is away from the one way street that run between it and the sister Hotel The Grand Villa Argentine which is where breakfast is taken and you are able to use all the facilities, pool,spa bars etc. So look at the Argentine too see the facilities the Glavic is in effect an annex of the hotel a mere 30 yards away from the main hotel and you are treated no differently than if you were in the actual Argentine. We traveled with Jet 2 and the deal on the Glavic certainly showed a good saving. Would have no problem recommending the Villa Glavic or the Argentina
Stayed in Villa Glavic April 2017. Fab location near Dubrovnik old town. Booked a room with sea view. That's what we got, on the top floor, but we could only see the view when standing! Lovely room, lovely toiletries but wouldn't suit everyone. Villa Glavic is a self contained old villa opposite Villa Argentina (which is fab and the facilities are at your disposal). Glavic has four floors of bedrooms - nothing else. No lift. There isn't even a courtesy telephone to contact reception on any of the corridors, which is inconvenient after climbing 66 steps to the top floor, plus 28 from the street, to discover the room key doesn't work! The steps are steep. In an emergency (which could easily happen after all those steps) there is no way to contact reception, other than to run down the stairs and leave an injured party behind. This is not acceptable and is potentially fatal if someone keels over. We managed fine, but if you have any medical issue, it's not for you. Other than that, Villa Glavic has all the benefits of Villa Argentina, which is wonderful and the staff delightful.
Great location for easy access into the old town, we stayed in the Villa Glavic which is located across the road from hotel Argentina. We booked a superior sea view room (room 824) which had a small balcony and was furnished well inside. Considering this is a luxury hotel it was disappointing to see stains on the floor at the foot of the bed. (Bleached carpet stains) Villa Glavic has no lift and we had three flights of stairs to climb with luggage to find our room. This is after you climb the stairs from the road to reach Villa Glavic. The bed was comfortable and as is becoming more common in double rooms the mattress was made up from two singles both having separate duvets. The room was made up well every day and the bedding was turned down every evening. The location of the hotel is ideal for accessing the old town which is 12mins walk down hill. It was lovely to sit on our balcony in the evening and before breakfast to observe the cruise ships and the vista of Dubrovnik and Lokrum. Picture uploaded of view. Breakfast was rather disappointing for this grade of hotel, whilst the selection was extensive the scrambled eggs had often been dried by the overhead heat lamps, opting for pancakes on the following day these again were dry and cold. One morning we had a slightly later breakfast at 9:15am and the selection was vastly reduced as it had not been replenished. The fresh orange juice was empty and remained so even when we left 30minutes later. On the last day the croissant I had selected was found to be undercooked and was raw pastry. Staff were attentive and friendly it is just the quality of the food that needs to be addressed. Great location, disappointing furnishing in the room only redeemed by the balcony and vista. Breakfast was a disappointment as I've had far better in other hotels of this grade. Dubrovnik is lovely and definitely worth a visit.
Villa Glavic is made up of less than 20 rooms decorated with a rustic feel. I booked it for my boyfriends surprise 30th birthday and couldn't have made a better choice! While the villa itself has no added amenities, it is connected to the Argentina Hotel across the street which caters your breakfast, spa, pool & pgym needs. It has a beautiful decking area with AMAZING views and an infinity like pool overlooking the sea and Lokrum Island. The restaurant is quite pricey but boasts gourmet foods that are worth a try!!! The staff are incredible and the Spa is fully equipped! The hotel is on the cliff and has the most beautiful gardens which can be followed down through to the pool and spa area. It's less than 5 minutes to walk to the old town and is ideally situated for either a day out in the town or a relaxing day in at the hotel! I will definitely be staying back here when I'm next in Dubrovnik!
Villa Glavic is just across the road from the Grand Villa Argentina, which is where you check in/out and have breakfast, etc. The bar next to the Argentina's reception has a balcony with a great view of Lokrum and the old town. Villa Glavic itself is really quiet and as it is separate from the main hotel you feel more like you're in your own private apartment rather than a conventional hotel. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean. The old town is a comfortable 15-minute walk downhill. Some may prefer to be closer to the centre but we enjoyed having that walk every day, as there are some amazing views of Lokrum, the old town and the coast in general and there were plenty spots to take photos. The breakfast here was amazing with plenty of choice and the staff were incredibly polite and friendly. If I ever return to Dubrovnik I would 100% stay here again.
As the title says this may not be for everyone but if you're fit and healthy it's fine. As previously stated this is a part of the Grand Argentina just a stones throw across the road. The Glavic has no lift so a problem especially if you are on the top floor as we were. Dubrovnik has many steep hills and thousands of steps so believe me it was hard work climbing the many steps after a walk around the old town, first of all up to the Glavic and then up to our room on the top floor! We were fine with this but somebody less mobile would need to think twice about this and stop at the Argentina or somewhere else. To be honest this is the only negative we could find and like I have said it didn't bother us and Dubrovnik is a beautiful place to visit with so much to see and do. Our room was fine and we were worried a little by some reviews before we came out as we had booked the classic room. It was fine though with lovely views of the Adriatic but no balcony. The bed was one of the comfiest we have ever slept in abroad. The bathroom was fine although the shower cubicle was a bit tight and we are not big people but we managed fine. Good sized wardrobe with plenty of drawers in the room and a good sized safe. All the other facilities are across the road. It's a lovely hotel the Argentina with fantastic hillside views. The swimming pool is in a great position right next to the sea with stunning views of the old town. There were a few bars dotted around the hotel and prices were not too bad especially at happy hour. Breakfast was served here too and the views were stunning. There was a good choice of food too for breakfast something for everyone and even Prosecco if you fancied it that early in the day. Front desk were very good always helping out with information about the local area and helped us out a lot regarding catching the bus from the stop just outside the hotel to nearby towns and villages. Overall it's a great place to stay if you can handle the steps and I would probably give it 4.5/5 if Tripadvisor would let me so I would not hesitate to recommend stopping here.
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Excellent view from blacony, you could see all old Dubrovnik. Also the pool by the sea was really nice. We'd be happy to return to Glavic, a romantic but modern hotel.
- Walking distance to Sponza Palace and Orlando's Column
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Beach bar
Villa Glavić places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Sponza Palace and Orlando's Column. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 21 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Dubrovnik and also a short walk from Church of St. Blaise and Rector's Palace.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
Villa Glavić's 21 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.
Villa Glavić features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is HRK 120 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HRK 340 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 65 reviews