Villa Glavić5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a classic for Croatia- everything is overpriced and often sub optimal quality. The hotel is fine, especially the pool area and access to the sea. And let's be clear: this is what you are paying for. Hotel rooms decoration are a bit dated (but very clean), the restaurants (especially the pool bar) is outrageously expensive and not very good. Be aware that the villa glavic has no elevator and some rooms are located on the third floor. To end with a positive note: the service is attentive and very nice
One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in over the years and we are only one day into a weeks holiday here in Dubrovnik. Rooms well appointed with good air con, breakfast patio overlooking old town and castle and serving a great variety of hot and cold food. Brilliant David & Linda McGuinness South Queensferry Edinburgh
Villa Glavic is part of hotel Argentina and guests are able to use all Argentina's services, which are pretty amazing. Private beach with pool, gym, restaurant, parking etc. Room itself was ok, very clean and lookd like it had been renewed lately. View to the sea was beautiful from bar and restaurant. Breakfast at terrace was excellent. It took about ten minutes to walk to the old city, but it was worth it. Strong recommendation for Glavic or Argentina.
This villa is just across the road (less than 1 minute walk) to Hotel Argentina, it is its own large villa with hotel style rooms. The rooms here are nothing to shout home about which is why this review has only 4* rather than 5*. You can use all the hotel's facilities including the most stunning views from breakfast you could ever ask for - absolutely divine. The breakfast is very good, wide buffet variety with excellent waiter service for teas and coffees and drinks etc. There is even champagne (local sparking wine) at breakfast included in the price! You can also eat lunch and dinner here and there is also a restaurant for fine dining. The highlight is the pool / sea area which is at the base of the hotel. Staff very good and friendly and provided towels / loungers and umbrellas. We never struggled to get a lounger at any time in the day either. The sea is beautiful here and you can jump off the pool area into the sea and there are also some steps to get in and out. This is a lovely place to relax and unwind and take in the fantastic views, you can also see the walls of the Old Town from here. Hotel staff were excellent, advice on restaurants, booking taxis etc. All very good. They even provided cake, flowers and a birthday letter on my birthday, we didn't tell them it was my birthday so they must have realised from scanning our passports! The bar does happy hour 5-7pm and it's stunning to sit outside with a drink with the beautiful view. The rooms are relatively small and a little tired but do the job, my only complaint is that the air conditioning was not very good so we were a little hot in the room. Location is perfect though, 10 minute walk from the old town to avoid the crowds but very close to walk in. Overall a stunning place to stay, if you plan to spend loads of time in the hotel room you may be a little disappointed, but if like us you want to be by the pool and sea and in the town then absolutely perfect, we would stay here again!
We stayed here for only one night, but wished we'd had longer! We picked the hotel as we wanted to be close to the Old City, have good comfortable rooms and facilities and be in a location which was easy to get to by car which also had parking- this ticked all the boxes perfectly. I knew from reading previous reviews that it had no lift-and we were prepared to carry our luggage-but in the end this wasn't needed. Villa Glavic is part of the Hotel Argentina and has all the facilities you'd expect in a 5 star hotel, including help with the luggage-our cases where taken and collected from our rooms on arrival and departure. The rooms are good, very spacious and with good air con (welcome in the 33 degree heat). Plenty of storage, and clean with good finishes. It's also a lovely quiet spot, we were on the front of the hotel, but couldn't hear anything from the road outside. So a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Old city. The facilities in the hotel Argentina which you use are excellent and rank alongside other 5 stars. Breakfast was very good, with stunning views out over the sea and city. We weren't there long enough to use the indoor pool area or beach pool area-but from a wander round it looked good. The Hotel Argentina is literally a minutes walk from the Villa Glavic, so you are no distance at all from everything you need. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and requests from storing our luggage to helping give us directions into town where quickly helped. It's a lovely walk into Dubrovnik from the hotel-about 10 mins. And if you feel lazy on the way back (uphill!) there are no shortage of taxis outside the City gates to bring you back-for about €6. A day definitely wasn't long enough in this beautiful city, and we've already decided to return to the Villa Glavic when we come back to Dubrovnik.
We stayed in the impressive Villa Glavic for three nights while in Dubrovnik. It is a three story 'off-shoot' of the Grand Argentinian resort across the road, so check in and all of the facilities are over there. The Villa building is up a set of stairs from the main road, and then our room was on the second floor which means more stairs. The main hotel however has lifts so there are no stairs over there. Breakfast was served each morning on the terrace overlooking the sea. Very impressive! A good range of hot and cold options, cereals, breads, fruits, eggs, pancakes just to name a few. There are two pools, one indoor (which we didn't use) and one outdoor by the sea which we spent a lot of time at. The Beach Restaurant is very good, and they also provide a drinks service to the outside pool. Our room was fairly small (common by European standards though) but had all of the necessary features including air conditioning. It is about a 15 minute walk from the Old Town which didn't cause us any problems (we're reasonably fit 30-somethings). I would choose to stay here again, but would more likely choose the main Grand Argentinian purely to avoid the hotel stairs.
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
- 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.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 71 reviews