Grand Villa Argentina
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After a sleep in we walked to the old town and went to the Croatia Airlines office to pick up our tickets for the flight to Zagreb tomorrow before starting on our walking tour of the old town. We started at Pile Gate and walked past the Church of St.Saviour and the Onofrio Fountain down Placa to the Clock Tower and the Sponza Palace which housed a …
Arrived in Dubrovnik after 28 hours of flights and between-flight waiting. Took some pictures of the Austrian alps during the flight from Frankfurt to Dubrovnik as well as some aerial shots of the old town of Dubrovnik on the approach to Dubrovnik airport.
We were picked up at the airport by Miro from Tom Tours and driven to our hotel, …
The one-time city state of Ragusa knows that she no longer has the wealth status that she once did, but she has accepted her reduced status with dignity and style. The compact walled city is spotlessly clean, with many new and bright roofs after the bombardment of the early 90s. If the odd ruin can still be found down the quiet back alleys, if …
I wake up early and head down to the Croatia Airlines office at 8 am as we have decided that enough is enough with the trains... I book flights for us that leave 3 hours later and then go for a run around the old city. We have breakfast and head to the airport. Next thing we know, 55 minutes later, we are in Dubrovnik. Head to the Avis station and …
... roasting, strip tease and free love'. The housewife decides she does not belong, so kills the young man and returns to her family, only to poison their food. Director is Yugoslavian, so Bev's theory is that the plot has a subterfuge about the disintegration of his birth country....hmmm. Either way, it was inspirational to visit a new country - very pretty and new travel experience for all of us.
End point to the bus trip was a pretty town called Kotor. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Villa Argentina Dubrovnik
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.