Iva Dulcica 41, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia
Excellent Resort Facilities & Beach
We stayed at the hotel the second week of October, a little late in summer for us to go swimming as we come from a very warm country, however there were many people who were still swimming, perhaps they came from colder climates. The beach facilities were first class, the lounges were good, the water very clear and there was a small restaurant where light meals, snacks and refreshments could be purchased. Bar facilities were also available. The large swimming pool was situated next to the hotel and was equiped with all the facilities you would expect . Throughout the complex there were many other recreational facilities including table tennis, tennis courts etc etc.
Should we return I would come a month earlier so I could enjoy the beautiful water.
Resort Facilities In The Sun
We arrived at this hotel 4 days prior to commencing an 9 day tour of Croatia and Slovenia, choosing to stay there as the tour commenced from the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised on arrival as the hotel was situated a few kilometers from the town, high on a hill overlooking the ocean and coastal bays with areas of bushland surrounding the premises. Our room was recently renovated , a good bed and a good sized bathroom . Everything was spotlessly clean.
The hotel was most likely built in the 1980's, abandoned or run down in the war years of the 1990s' and resurrected early in the 2000's. If you look closely you can see nearby buildings with walls still showing where the bullets hit. In another tip I will show a photo of a resort , 400 metres away, which was hit by a bomb. For the sunlover this is your ideal resort, private beach, fantastic scenery, beautiful water with water slide, water skis etc for the energetic. Other facilities were a beautiful swimming pool and other sports activities. We had a most enjoyable 5 days at this resort. Rates were 520kn per person 18th June to 9th July and 27th August to 17th September. 650kn per person 9th July to 27th August, includes buffet breakfast.
Unique Quality: The private beach and magnificent views from many sections of the resort and extensive bushland.
Babin Kuk Hotel
Most hotels are outside the walls of Dubrovnik and several are based on the Lapad Peninsula or Babin Kuk, some 3-4 km outside the city of Dubrovnik. This is not a problem as a regular bus service (every 10-15 mins from early morning to midnight) connects Lapad with the old city. We stayed at Argosy Hotel on a late deal and enjoyed our stay here. The President and Neptune Other Hotels are in this area too - just a short stroll away - all enjoying a park setting and lovely views over the Elaphati Islands and lovely sunsets too. The hotel itself is spread around - although all linked. We nicknamed it the "Crossroads Motel" - if that doesn't mean anthing to you don't worry and if you do know than don't tell!
Unique Quality: Rooms were comfortable, well planned with plenty of wardrobe space and space for suitcases, mini-bar air-conditioned, satellite TV and modern bathrooms with hairdryers. Rooms cleaned everyday and towels too ifr required. Outdoor pool is undercover plus a smaller childrens plunge pool - our room overlooked this area. Our room didn't have a balcony but we did have a lovely view (see other pics)
Really for a 3 star hotel it was really good. All meals were buffet service and always plenty of choice - including tasty and novel veggie choices.
Clean, Friendly & Hospitable
We stayed at the Argosy Summer 2004 for about 5 days. This is a very clean hotel with furniture that looks like it came from IKEA. The bathroom was very large and they even supplied us with hair dryers! Almost every room has an awesome view and if you are lucky enough to get a balcony room, take alot of photos. The pool is great and there is an area setup with a table tennis game. We traveled with children and they were very well taken care of at this hotel.
Staff is nothing short of helpful and courteous and the food is unbelieveable. If you go, make sure you have breakfast outside so you can enjoy the view of the Adriatic.
Also, at dinner one evening, we had a group of strolling musicians there. What a treat!!
Unique Quality: Behind the hotel, there is a small street with shops, a bar/pizza place (Reccommended!), small clothing store.
It is hidden so well, we didn't even know it was there until our last night at the hotel.
Also, over the backside of the pool is a trail to the beach. There are some private beach areas along the way, but for the most part, it is open.
There is a room off of the lobby with a television and couches - good for the kids to sit in there if you want to have a drink at the bar. Also, there is a small souvenir shop off the lobby if you need postcards, etc.
The only downfall of this hotel is there is one elevator and that it is small. I found this to be the case of many of the hotels we stayed at in Croatia since they are older. That small thing aside, this hotel has tons of charm and is very resort-like.
We traveled in a group (about 40 total children and adults), so I am not sure of the price per night since it was bundled in a package.
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Clean Room and Very Good Breakfast Buffet
Stayed at the Hotel Argosy from May 3 - 6, 2007 and it is much nicer than I expected. Our room included a sea view with a tiny balcony, but since we spent almost no time in our room, it really didn't matter. The Argosy belongs to a group of hotels all stringed along the beautiful Babin Kuk pennisula and attached by a walking trail that leads all the way to Uvala Bay beach where you'll find a beach bar which rents lounge chairs.
The number 6 bus stops about 40 meters away from the Argosy and drops you off right in front of the Pile gate (the old town's main entrance). It runs every 30 minutes or so.
A very enjoyable holidays
On 11 June we returned from Dubrovnik after spending a very enjoyable week at the Argosy Hotel. We were extremely pleased with the hotel. Although only a three star we thought the food was excellent and the cleanliness we could not fault and it was quiet from 11 pm to 6.30 am. Entertainment although not exceptional was pleasant. The staff were very helpful and polite. The bus stop was only about 100-200 metres from the hotel entrance and buses were very frequent (about every 10 minutes to the old town of Dubrovnik). There were plenty of excursions for package tourists from the hotel. We went on a couple of boat trips to Cavtat and the three-islands tour. Both days out very pleasant. We also went by bus to Cavtat from the bus station. On arrival at the airport from UK we took the airport bus to the old town and then had a taxi to our hotel. It was a very enjoyable week.
The Argosy was a good, clean hotel in the Lapad penninsula. It isa great option if you are looking for an affordable hotel with amenities (such as pool, private beach.) Access to the old town of Dubrovnik was hassel free - the Number 6 bus runs every 10 minutes and the total trip takes about 15 minutes (at a cost of 8 kuna if you buy the tickets from the hotel desk.) The bus stop is 100 meters away from the hotel lobby.
I was impressed by the cleanliness of my room and definitely suggest 'upgrading' to an ocean view.
Positives: The hotel provides everything you need - it has a restaurant, cafe/bar, pool and private beach. It also has a dedicated person to answer travelers' querries.
Negatives: The major drawback for me was the location - while easy to go back and forth between the hotel and the old town, I was spending very little time at the hotel and would have preferred something more central. Also, breakfast ends exactly at 10, and if you want to eat after that, there is no other option besides sandwiches from the bar. Dinner served at the hotel is buffet only, but next door at the President I found great ala carte options with an even better view.
All in all, a positive experience.
We spent 11 nights at this hotel. It is located in Babin Kuk which is 10 mins away from the old town. This area is very quiet as there isn't much development except for a couple of other hotels, bars and shops. The hotel itself is situated along the coast on a cliff with greats views and access to the sea. There is a regular bus service which goes approx. every 20 mins to the old town/city centre. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The restaurant is a buffet which had a wide choice of food. Minor gripe was having to pay extra for the fresh orange juice instead of the concentrate juice which was poor. Overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again.
We are planning a month in Croatia in Oct. Suggested Itineraries? Probably fly into Dubrovnik and out of Zagreb or in/out of Dubrovnik. Will the weather still be decent or are we leaving it too late? Thanks for any help.
Have you done some reading yet? You will get much better responses if you indicate what you are already considering and that way we can provide input. Also, tell us what you are interested in.
Your question is quite vague as is, and "move up the coast, to Plitvice, and end in Zagreb" has been typed 1000s of times.
October may not be swimming weather, but the comparative lack of crowds will be a blessing. Go to Dubrovnik first if possible just in case it is still warm enough for enjoyment of the coast.
Hi In early October 2005 we had 4 nights in Dubrovnik and then joined a 9 day tour of Croatia & parts of Slovenia. Our dubrovnik hotel, Argosy on the peninsular had its own beach, very nice but the water was a little cold for us as we come from a warm climate( Western Australia). The beach was good, the Old Town is a highlight. Days were sunny and warm along the coast including Split . We had 2 nights at Plitvic Lakes, just a wonderful place, World Heritage listed, but cold in the morning, at 9am as we entered the park there was ice on the ground. It quickly warmed up.
Recommend you visit VT pages for some research, especially pages of members who have replied.
I was in Croatia last summer. This is what I did last year and I had a blast. By far the best way to see the Croatian coast. Check their itinerary at
at www.tripcroatia.com . The dude that organizes this trip is a Croatian livng in LA. Really nice and cool guy.
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Address: Iva Dulcica 41, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia