Grand Villa Argentina
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It was a nice short flight to Dubrovnik from Gatwick - 2hours 20mins, on a older British airways plane which of course had no entertainment system, but thankfully the iPad had plenty songs loaded on it. Lucky for us we had a window seat and middle seat - not so lucky that the lady on the aisle sitting next to Gary was very large so he had a very uncomfortable flight :-(. But the upside was we saw a lot of Germany and Austria during the flight as the ...
... a single arc structure the middle of which is 75 feet above the river, and young men periodically dive from the midpoint, after getting tourists to part with their money. This bridge was also one of the casualties of the wars between the various factions in the recent wars. All around the city, there was ample evidence of huge buildings on both sides that had been destroyed in this conflict. We walked across the bridge, were besieged by vendors selling their souvenirs and had lunch at ...
... left my plug in adaptor in Split, so I grabbed a bus into the downtown in a vain search for a replacement. Found the electronics store, no adapter, and made it back at 6:30, soaked with sweat, quick shower, dress up and on the bus. The concert was held at the Dubrovnick School of Art and Music, in an ancient hall within the old city. Packed ...
... to the café and between the fortress walls and the sea. I climbed a few rocks and ended up settling in a place that was far enough from the café that I didn’t hear any music or see any people. The only noise was the sound of the crashing waves.
I read a book at this location until the sun started to set. That evening I finally found some cheap food, which I enjoyed before walking out to the bus station to catch a bus for Kotor, Montenegro, a small town by the bay of ...
... clouds breaking and a torrential downpour scattering dinner guests and tourists. Apparently the weather is going to be cold tomorrow. The tourist season has ended and Autumn has hit for sure. I think the locals will be happy, as apprently it was one of the busiest years yet. Several cruise ships in today, and it was particularly busy in the Old Town.
Saw a bit of football in the pub. Montenegro play England (2-2) and a lot of English have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Villa Argentina Dubrovnik
The hotel was located a short 5-10 minute walk from the old town and had great views of Lokrum Island and the old town. The hotel had on-site restaurants and a small cafe/bar. The room we had was quite large and had a balcony and seaview. The staff were helpful and polite and any questions we had were promptly answered. We could not fault the hotel and recommend it for people staying in Dubrovnik. The hotel can be a bit pricey, especially in peak season but it is on
the scenic side of the old town compared to hotels in Lapad.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Villa Argentina Dubrovnik
Great hotel, fantastic views
just got back from a wonderful vacation in dubrovnik. we stayed in the villa argentina and had a great time. the hotel is in a perfect location, just a five minute walk from the old city. the rooms while not huge were very comfortable with all the usual five star trappings....turn-down service etc. Pretty good breakfast(but I'm Irish and its hard to beat an Irish breakfast anywhere in the world!) very friendly staff. Had a wonderful massage in their spa. we didn;t eat in their restaurant but their prices seemed very reasonable compared to Nautica and Taverna Rustica.
Would really recommend it if your planning a trip to this lovely city
Superb Hotel with Fantastic Sea Views!
This was our first visit to Dubrovnik and it won't be our last! The Grand Villa Argentina is an excellent hotel with wake up views to die for. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The hotel has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard with delightful rooms and very up market bathrooms.
Food in the hotel is Croatian standard - does the job but we only had breakfast and one lunch at the hotel. So many restaurants in Dubrovnik that it would be a shame to waste time in the hotel eating.
Dubrovnik is such a lovely centre that it is worth taking time to explore and enjoy the atmosphere.Would not hesitate to go back to Dubrovnik and we would stay at GVA again and again
I have just had the good fortune of staying at this hotel on a business trip and was very impressed. The hotel is very well situated with wonderful views from the hotel terrace over the old town from which it is only 10 minutes walk.
I should focus on the room, except that isn't the best part - rather it's the view from the dining area and the hotel pool that is adjacent to the Adriatic. The hotel is in a perfect location - perched above the sea a short walk (5 minutes at a brisk pace, 8 minute stroll) to the old town (which allows it to have the amazing views). The included breakfast was also very good - a wide selection of breakfast items. In general, the hotel is fantastic while the actual room is good - it was clean and comfortable but a little cramped and not as luxurious as one might guess if they just saw the lobby, the restaurant and the other public areas. I have to recommend the 4 handed massage to any one who is coming off a 20 hour plane flight - I don't know how they do it, but it was like the 4 hands were operated by one brain!
Having read previous reviews had high expectation of the hotel.
This was our first visit to Croatia and certainly won't be our last. I can't wait to return;the hotel was excellent in every respect - staff were very friendly, especially at the pool. the gardens and views were wonderful. I cannot think of one fault!
Breakfast was the best ever with everything you could wish for including champagne.
Dinner wasn't really an event at the hotel, but Dubrovnik is full of great places to eat, The Nautica being the best and most expensive, but a real treat.
I loved, loved, loved the whole holiday!!
Very satisfactory week at this hotel which we enjoyed despite the unseasonally cold and wet start to the week. Pluses are super beds, bed linen and towels, well equiped modern and well modernised rooms, good housekeeping standards. smart decor - and the nice gardens and views of what is a fabulous city. Nice clientele too.
Very Pleased indeed
My husband and I spent a week at the Grand Villa Argentina in May 2005
and found everything surpassed our expectations.
Dubrovnik is a wonderful holiday destination and we will certainly consider returning to Dubrovnik and the Argentina in the future.
This hotel is one of the best I have had the pleasure to stay at. As soon as I arrived I felt "de-stressed". The room was overlooking a fantastic view of the sea and nearby island "Lokrum". The hotel room didn't have a balcony but it had french style doors which fully opened and there was a half height glass panel in front of the doors which gave the feel of a balcony within the room.
Beautiful 5* Star hotel with incredible views of the walled city. The hotel appears to be recently renovated. The rooms are good size and have all the amenities expected of a quality hotel. The decor is all new with lush bedding. The restaurant is of excellent quality and the dining room has views of the Adriatic. A small gym and beauty salon on the premises. It is a delightful 10 minute walk to the city or hop a bus outside the hotel.