Valamar Argosy Hotel
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... see the evidence in places. We walked past the. It's to another swimming spot, and found a cemetery and church where the nuns tried to communicate with us though it was a struggle. We eventually made our way home after lots of swims and various locations. We headed to a pub on our street to watch the Germany Brazil game but didn't bother with the second half. Luckily we were watching with Germany supporters so it wasn't depressing! Wednesday we ...
... restaurant along the strip and I got some spaghetti bolognaise, we were given some complimentary bread and 'fish balls' which were surprisingly ok. There seems to be a lot of cats in Dubrovnik, we were indoors on the first floor and an angry cat still came into the restaurant and tried to get some food off us! Day 2 - Went to the Old Town and did the walk around the City Walls. Luckily it wasn't too busy so we weren't stuck ...
... and thus accommodation is very expensive. I spent ages trying to find somewhere cheap but the best i could get was a Hostelling International Hostel about 1km outside the old town for 20 euros a night. I thus only spent the one night here! I also wasnt prepared to pay the 11 euros fee to walk around the fortress walls (a must do attraction when in Dubrovnik supposedly).
... Apartments Mia? "Yes" we replied, "Ahhbee?" "Yes", "come please" .
We were then greeted on the small sunny deck by her son Dino (late 30,s) who manages the Apartments, which is a home with 3 rooms converted for B&B. He was very welcoming and gave us pointers on a map while mum served us strong coffee.
The B&B has a lovely position sitting under an old fortress with trees and flowers amongst the rocky ...
... it. These shops are very small and dark and would be no larger than our bedroom at home and a lot are smaller. There are virtually no cars in this area and as it is very steep most people have dozens of steps up narrow streets to their homes. All groceries, furniture etc have to be carried by hand. There is a large vegetable market at one end of the town and of course the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Valamar Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik
We stayed at the Hotel Argosy for 1 week in Jun 2006. First impressions are not great when you arrive outside the bland concrete exterior but pleased to say that our opinions changed very quickly. The hotel offers basic accomadation that you would expect from a package 3 star hotel. We opted for a room (261) with balcony and view and given the slight extra in cost it was certainly worth the money. The views were amazing. Rooms and bathrooms were both large and very clean. A/C was a must in the summer. Staff couldn't be more friendly. Breakfast as discribed by previous reviews, was more than ample and a great start to the day. The average age of guests was 65+ and mostly from Germany and France (We are Brits in our 30's). This wasn't a problem and only provided a very relaxing and quiet hotel. Pool area great and very clean. The hotels accomadation is the major plus- in a lovely woodland area out of town near a local beach (Shingle at best) but within a few mins walk to a bus stop. Buses (try and get a 6A if you can) run every 15 mins and take 15 mins to get to the Old town. Would recommend sunset drinks at the neighbour hotel (Hotel President- 4 star). Over all would certainly recommend the hotel for a basic, value for money stay and would definatley return. The photos hopefully given an indication of how lovely the place is !!!
Stayed at the Argosy in April '06, first impressions were 1960's housing estate (internal balconies!!) but soon warmed to the place. Staff were always very attentive, good English and very hospitable. We'd upgraded to a room with balcony/sea view (not much more expensive than standard), and must say it didn't disappoint. Very modern, spacious (high, sloping ceilings) and comfortable with air con ( especially useful when the weather isn't so good and you need to use the "heat" setting!!). Breakfast in the huge dining room was good with a choice of Continental or cooked (although streaky instead of back bacon, frankfurters and not pork or beef sausages!), and you could go sit on the outside balcony and take in the lovely view.
Value for money
We considered this excellent value: a comfortable double room with 6' bed, seaview, sparkling bathroom, new TV, aircon and frig for £28 each. The buffet style supper was copious for £15, but we ate in much more comfort in the 4-star President next door (same Austrian management) for less, including wine. The Argosy was totally revamped in 2002, and is in a lovely quiet location near the sea. The bus to the old town leaves every 10 minutes, taking about 15 minutes.
Just returned from Dubrovnik - one of the most stunning and beautiful places we have ever visited (and we have been to some lovely places in the world).
FAIR TO MIDDLIN'
Good location, Clean, unfoitunately air conditioning did not work. food fair,
The hotel is very clean and I would agree it is uninspiring to look at (1970's style). I would recommend it for those who are looking for a peaceful location and not after 24hr entertainment.
Not so good
me and my wife spent 1 week at this hotel thank god i didnt book 2 weeks. hotel pool was that cold no-one ever went in it.bar shut at twelve we stopped down talkin to some friends we ad made the staff turned the lights off and told us to go to bed as this is the rules of the hotel.ther is only 1 rest and 3 bars on complex beside other hotels food is good but was same every night needless to say i will not go to this hotel again.average age of tourist in the week i was there was 70-85 this caused the hotel to have no atmosphere.(thank god liverpool won)
Stayed here in June 2004 - great hotel for the price! Very clean. Food is average but I suppose you expect that with buffet style. When we first arrived in the evening we had been allocated the wrong room (definitely not the one we had paid for) which was not very nice at all. After spending a night in that room we were moved to our correct rroom and managed to negotiate a reduced rate for late check-out as compensation. Staff were very nice and friendly at all times.
Good value hotel
Stayed here in June 04, outside its uninspiring, but it's rooms are pleasant and have air-con. Provides a great base to explore this wonderful country. Bus into old town very near,cheap and regular. Pool is very nice, but attendent is a bit rude. Reccomend you take a massage, so relaxing ! Food is average for the price, but loads of good restaurants in old town, and nearby.
Soulless but has good facilities
We stayed here as part of the accommodation provided in the course of an organized package tour of Croatia. The hotel is large and seems to be geared to providing accommodation for tour groups such as the one we were part of. The hotel as such is rather bland and characterless. It is located on the Babin Kuk peninsula which is almost a 10 minute drive from the historic center of Dubrovnik. However, from the large dining room there are extensive views of the harbour. The room we had was most pleasant with good amenities. The service was variable in standard. In general staff needed to place a greater emphasis on being courteous rather than on being brusque and regulatory in their dealings with guests.