Valamar Dubrovnik President

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Address: Iva Dulcica 142, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4

Modern mid-range hotel by the sea on Lapad, close to Dubrovnik’s charming Old Town.

Designed as a series of terraces cascading down towards the sea, this modern white building has 180 rooms, each with a spacious balcony and sea view. There’s a pebble beach, indoor pool, gym and spa, and restaurant terrace with unforgettable sunset views.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.1
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
3.8
90%

Location

Overlooking the sea of Lapad peninsular, a 20-minute bus ride from Dubrovnik Old Town (the bus begins its journey from immediately outside the hotel, so you are guaranteed seats).

Bedrooms

The 180 rooms each have a superb sea view, spacious balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden floors. Standard and superior rooms are decorated in neutral white, cream and beige. For special occasions, book a romantic room – they are decorated in cream and warm terracotta, with nice touches such as a white awning above the bed, red roses, a bottle of sparkling wine, romantic books and films, and additional toiletries and cosmetics in the bathroom.

Public areas

There’s an open-plan kitchen so you can see the chefs at work from the main dining room, which also has fantastic sea views and a lovely open-air terrace. A la carte dinner is served in the more intimate Elafiti Restaurant with occasional live music.

Eating and drinking

Despite the size of the hotel, the standard of catering is excellent, and prices compare favourably to other restaurant options in Dubrovnik. The buffet breakfast includes everything from freshly squeezed orange juice to pancakes, smoked salmon and full English breakfast. At dinner there’s a buffet (many guests are on half board) plus a la carte.

Leisure facilities

The hotel has a Blue Flag pebble beach with sun beds and umbrellas (free for hotel guests) plus a scuba diving centre, a sea-view indoor pool, gym, and spa (all guests get free sauna). In high season, aerobics, yoga and pilates are also on offer.

Service

Friendly, helpful and efficient staff.

Who stays there

It’s popular with couples of all ages and nationalities, and also sees a fair share of those on package deals.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Special occasions
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Luxurious spa
  • Hotel beach
  • All rooms have sea view and balcony
  • Seaside location
  • Good food
  • Distance from Old Town
  • Big and a bit impersonal
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