Lapadska Obala 37, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 000
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Sightseeing
Expert review of Hotel Lapad
Hotel Lapad combines two buildings, the original hotel dating from 1912 and a modern annex added in 1986, both centring on a courtyard garden with palms and a pool. The complex was refurbished in 2008 to provide 163 tastefully furnished rooms and suites, all with slick modern bathrooms. There are several interconnected rooms, making it ideal for families.
On Lapad peninsular, overlooking Gruž harbour, a 10-minute walk from the ferry quay and bus station, a 25-minute walk from Dubrovnik Old Town (served by regular bus, journey time 10 minutes). Two beaches lie within a 15-minute walk.
The spacious Superior rooms, in the elegant old block, have smart modern décor in warm tones of cream, beige and chocolate, and views over the pool and harbour, but no balcony. Standard rooms, in the new block, are smaller, with dark blue carpets and beige bedspreads and curtains – it’s worth asking for one with a balcony and sea view. However, if you go to bed before midnight and are a light sleeper, rooms at the back in the new wing are quieter.
The main dining room is a little impersonal, but the poolside terrace, set in a walled courtyard with palms, makes a lovely venue for dinner or evening drinks, and the hotel façade is impressively lit at night. There’s an internet corner and free WiFi in reception.
In the main dining room, you’ll find a plentiful buffet breakfast, an a la carte lunch, and a buffet dinner (many guests are on half-board). Outside on the poolside terrace they also serve a more sophisticated a la carte dinner. Every Tuesday night there’s a Dalmatian dinner with Dalmatian folk music.
The outdoor pool is in a walled courtyard garden with palms, sun beds and umbrellas. There is a hotel boat (max 15 passengers, plus skipper) for one-day trips round the nearby Elafiti islands, departing from the jetty directly in front of the hotel.
The staff are cheerful and efficient, and excellent with kids
Brits predominate – families and couples of all ages. It also sees a fair number of those on package deals.
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- Lapadska Obala 37, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 000
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- ferry port
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool