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Walked down to Port. Bread, wine & local Pag Island sheeps' milk cheese for lunch. Had fun finding PO & negotiating post for Issy & Syrah. Italian children's books now on their way back to Oz, & postcard to Finn. Booked our bus to Split & 2 day accommodation. Happy 70th to Eddie Fox. Wished we could be there with you to …
The first three days. A blur of walled cities and palaces, beautiful coasts and tiled roofs. The breakfasts are included and they are legend. We are eating way too much because we need to sit and relax at lunchtime so we order a meal instead of buying a snack and then dinner is often included too! Although one day breakfast was at seven and lunch …
... markets for costumes for our pirates and sailors party. Croatia is really big on striped clothing so it was easy to find something to wear. Tonight dinner was served on the boat! Pizza and pasta, soon turned into cocktails that soon turned into a huge foam fight and a boat of drunks! People walking past the port didn't hesitate to stand and watch our crazy boat and all that was going on, must have been pretty entertaining, especially seeing the naked guy (i wonder ...
The next day's destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia. We arrived early in the morning and had to get back on the ship by 12:30pm. This was unfortunate but made us very driven. It was the earliest we’d gotten up, dressed and eaten breakfast since starting the cruise. To make extra money off of us, Costa pretended the sea was rough and we had to go into the port instead of anchoring near the old city and tenderboating in. The seas were completely still… So ...
... It was also a nice place to have a swim!
The day before yesterday we had a day to wander around the Plitvice Lakes national park. There were lots of lakes, obviously, and waterfalls, and the water was very pretty and blue and inviting. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to swim in the lakes, so we just had to salivate over them instead.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lero Dubrovnik
Transport at the front, bus service every 15 minutes, room good, has a pool and free wifi.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lero Dubrovnik
Good location (if you've got a car), ok hotel
We stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Lero. Very average hotel - tired rooms and exterior (whats with the honeycomb exterior cladding?) and breakfast was woeful. The room had a bit of a strange smell. The staff were good tho - really friendly and helpful except for one woman. The location was good for us - we had a car so could drive to some of the nicer beaches and the walk into the old town was longish in the heat but manageable (15-20 min walk).
Hotel Lero is a nice quiet hotel, it is a bit of a trot to the Old City but cab is only €3.50 each way, bus number 4 which takes you direct to the old city, is roughly €1.50. Make sure you buy your ticket before you get on bus. Drivers not too civil if you have not got right change.
Breakfast was sufficient, nothing to write home about but nothing to complain either.
Bars do close at 11.00pm and there are not any bars nearby so beware of this, as there is
no night porter service for drinks. The major fault with Hotel Lero is that the room we were in (215) had no drawers at all so we had to work out of our suitcases which was a bit of a bummer as we were there 5 nights. The staff were faultless and i have never seen a cleaner hotel. Top marks to accommodation ladies.
Comfortable, Clean with good location
Standard 3 * tourist class hotel, clean and comfortable with helpful staff.
Great location, old town is 15 min walk away, 20 on return with option of frequent buses. However hotel is situated on a busy main road which was noisy.
Continental buffet breakfast good, local coffee very enjoyable.
Would happily stay again
Standard 3* Hotel - Would Stop Here Again . . . . .
First of all this hotel does not win any awards for style - it is a typical, former Yugoslavian, functional 3* hotel. It is well located being halfway between Lapad (where most of the other hotels are) and the old City area of Dubrovnik and on a main bus route.
The room was clean and plenty large enough for our three night stay. The bathroom was more than adequate as was the hanging space for clothes. The room had a large TV with various channels available (inc English, German and Spanish languages)
The breakfast was of the normal european buffet fare of breads, cereal, meats and cheese with tea/coffee and juices available as well. The hotel bar was not overly cosy - but functional, although the outdoor seating (adjacent to the road) seemed to have more character.
Service was prompt, efficient and pleasant at all times. Whilst the hotel boasts guest car parking, this is prbably for no more than 15 cars - although plenty of on street parking was available outside the hotel.
The walk from the hotel to the old City took about 15 minutes (and it is downhill) but as the the bus (No 4)from Pile Gate back to the hotel run at regular intervals (between two and four services per hour) and cost the 10 Kuna (approx £1 GBP) this made for an easy return journey.
It you want 5* luxury then you would probably choose either the Hilton Imperial or the Excelsior, both are closer to the old City - but you will probably pay twice or three times as much.
With the Hotel Lero you get good, clean accomodation in a good location - when I am back in Dubrovnik I would have no hesitation in staying at the Hotel Lero again.
Go for it!
The Lero is the perfect example of how deceptive first impressions may be. The hotel looks rather monstrous from the outside, while once inside the vast entrance-cum-reception area does not feel particularly welcoming. But service is good, staff are friendly, and our room was nice, bright and spacious, simply but tastefully decorated, with air con, mini bar and satellite television, and a well appointed bathroom, only with shower though.
We requested a sea view room, unaware that sea view rooms are at the front of the hotel, looking onto a rather busy road. The traffic did not bother us at all, in fact it was reasonably quiet at night, but those sensitive to noise should better avoid front rooms, as well as rooms near the lifts/elevators.
The buffet breakfast was really lovely, definitely something to look forward to first thing in the morning: different sorts of bread, cold and hot meats, eggs, yoghurt, cereals, fruit, juice, and tea, coffee or chocolate. We were absolutely impressed by the quality of what was in offer, especially bearing in mind that the hotel caters mostly for the package type of tourist.
The stunning Old Town of Dubrovnik is a 20 minute walk downhill from the hotel, partly along a scenic stretch of coast. For those too lazy to walk back uphill, frequent buses run from Pile Gate, the entrance to the Old Town, to virtually everywhere in town. There is a bus stop just a few meters from the front of the hotel.
It is also possible to book tours and excursions at the reception, including outings to Dubrovnik's neighbouring islands (Mljet and the Elafiti Islands), as well as full day trips to Kotor in Montenegro, and Mostar and even Sarajevo in Bosnia.
Great Hotel, Well Located
This hotel has a great mixture of location and economy. Situated just outside the old city (approx 1 mile - 15 minutes walk to the city, 20 minutes back due to the hills), it has wonderful views of the bay from the front of the hotel.
I stayed there in early August 2005, and it was very, very busy - completely booked out - so reservation in advance is advised at peak season.
The rooms are clean and tidy, with minibar (although it's only drinks, no snacks), ensuite bathroom and satellite TV (the remote is a bit fiddly, but it's not a big problem; BBC World and CNN available; pay per view movies available). Two single beds appears to be the default for a "single" (at least that's what I got both times I stayed there).
HINT: If you use the water in the minibar, you can replace it with the exact same product from the little stall across the street at half the price.
I would agree with the suggestion of requesting a room at the rear of the hotel. You lose the view, but you also lose the noise. You can always get the view from the bar!
Highly recommend the Restaurant Orhan at the edge of the old city too - hotel will be able to provide directions, and all taxi drivers know it too. It's perched on the edge of a tiny harbour, and has absolutely excellent food and service at reasonable prices. If you want fish, they bring out a platter full of the day's catch so you can make an informed choice - worth doing just for the sight!
I spent a week at Hotel Lero from 21st July 05.The location was perfect,the food good and the staff extrmely friendly especially tourist reception.It is an ideal base to tour Dubrovnk and surrounding areas with a small beech across the road at hotel Belview.Very clean with reasonably good food.Will stay again if ever in Dubrovnik. Word of warning about Anunni restaurant in old town "overpriced, poor quality and no response to complaints" avoid at allcosts.
A well-maintained example of how to suvive its being overused by groups
Hotel Lero is an example of a hotel that is almost overflowing with group tours of elderly German or French travellers -- hundreds of old people. And yet it maintains a good standard of care for the individual traveller: the rooms are large and modern (and maintained very well despite their being used so excessively by groups), the breakfast is very ample, and the front desk seem to care -- despite their being inundated incessantly with old fearful group tour people asking questions. The hotel is on a busy street -- and asking for a room at the back makes sense. It's about a twenty-minute walk to the old town along a congested street. But Hotel Lero seems to be the only reasonably priced hotel anywhere near the old city; a double room is 92 euros. (There's now a new Sheraton near the Pile Gate, plus a new hotel in the old town near the cathedral. However, both establishments look pretty expensive.) And if you want a beach holiday, however, Hotel Lero is not for you! Hotel Lero, by the way, has a desk in the lobby manned by a very charming older woman who can arrange excursions by bus (e.g., to Montenegro, Mostar, coastal wineries, etc.); she's very efficient.
Great overnight hotel
I stayed 2 nights at the Lero Hotel for a quick business trip. Rooms are fairly standard but clean and functional. Location is great, only about 10-15 minutes from the old town. The best beach in town is just accross the street at the Hotel Bellevue.
The Lero Hotel is a bargain compared to the rest of the Dubrovnik hotels.
Welcome to the Lero
I spent three nights at the Hotel Lero recently with four friends celebrating my birthday. The hotel is close enough to walk into Dubrovnik old town and the journey is all downhill. The hotel is very pleasant with a reasonable restaurant catering for breakfast and i believe evening meals. The bar was basic, but the bar staff made some very good coctails for us which we enjoyed sitting out on the deck at the front of the hotel. All the staff were friendly,helpful and extremely accomodating.
The rooms were comfortable and clean with good bathrooms, and very efficient chambermaids. Attached to the hotel is a separate restaurant called the Taverna which served excellent food and wine at a reasonable price.
We all enjoyed our stay and would definately return to the Lero.