GVA Hotel Argentina Dubrovnik
Reviews - GVA Hotel Argentina Dubrovnik
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Retired
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Nice Hotelfrom el1947
A really enjoyable experience.
Highly Recommend the GVAfrom TheaterGal
The breakfast buffet is immense and delicious. It is serrved in a restaurant that overlooks the ocean and the old city and provides one of the best views of dubrovnik--to have it every morning is worth the price alone. The pool deck provides a welcome reprieve from the city beaches--it is very comfortable and though it is crowded the staff is helpful in providing chairs. The conceirge was able to help us arrange a private boat tour of the city, which we throughly enjoyed. The rooms are normal sized but decorated with simple elegance. Overall, because its convenient location to the old city, its wonderful service and, most importantly, the comfortable pool deck I would highly recommend a stay at the GVA.
Excellent choicefrom NWLondon
We stayed in the Villa Orsula, which has a small garden overlooking the sea. Rooms with balconies are not really worthwhile, as the balconies are too small even for a couple of chairs. The bathrooms vary in size and level of luxury, with that in room 901 significantly better than in 902. The air conditioning in both rooms was not as cool as it should have been. However, the beds were wonderful.
The buffet breakfasts, served on the terrace, could not be faulted, offering an excellent selection of fresh fruit, hot food (even pork casserole!) and a cold platter. A good selection of refreshments is provided from the beach bar, as well as some respite from the sun and excellent views.
The sea is lovely and refreshing and accessed by 2 ladders from the beach / swimming pool area. However, the beach area gets very crowded and noisy and the outdoor swimming pool is dominated by young kids and not really suitable for adult swimming.
The hotel could not be bettered as a base from which to explore Dubrovnik.
Very pleasant hotel, although not 5*standard and overpriced.from mrypg9
The 'beach' and outdoor pool area, although extremely attractive early in the day, was rather cramped by noon and sunloungers tended to run out on occasion. The staff here were very good, very helpful, attentive and observant.
Overall, we found the staff at this hotel to be highly professional and correct. Some people could mistake this Eastern European standard as abrupt. Since coming to live in Prague, we have come to realise that over-friendly 'matey' service is seen as unprofessional in establishments with high- class aspirations.
Breakfast was satisfactory - is it unreasonable to expect British-standard bacon and egg in Croatia? We tend to think so. There was a good variety of fruit, breads, cheeses, cold meats, smoked salmon, as well as hot breakfast fare. Champagne for Bucks Fizz was a nice touch, but standard in 5* hotels.
We were picked up from and returned to the airport by hotel chauffeur driven car service: a very large, shiny new Mercedes. Well worth the £25 each way.
Whilst agreeing that the hotel is over-priced and more like a 4* hotel in standard, we will definitely be returning to this hotel for short breaks as it suited our holiday style - not a resort hotel, had its own character and the clientele were mainly like us. Not wishing to sound snobbish, but a pleasing lack of the more 'chav-like' element that can so often ruin a holiday.
We would recommmend a room with balcony in the older villas. A room facing Fran Supila would not, in our opinion, be worth more than £50 a night, let alone the price charged in high season.
Grand Villa Argentinafrom value counts
The indoor pool and jacuzzi is particularly good, not crowded with large windows that open onto the garden. The biggest critcism is the small gym and lack of equipment like a rowing machine - it is not the standard one would expect for the price being paid.
Breakfasts are good, not exceptional but above average with a wide range of choice and good quality food.
Restaurants in the old town are plentiful but most are over-priced. Do not walk into the first restaurant you see. Look around and off the beaten track, you'll find smaller, beter value for money places to eat with better food.
Overall Grand Villa Argentina is good but in terms of value for money they need to take a careful look at themselves.
Terrific location but poor servicefrom MariaErnst
In my view, the Villa Argentina is totally overpriced, reflecting too little capacity in the upmarket hotel sector in Dubrovnik. Do not expect a place that can compare itself to similarly priced hotels in Italy, France or Spain.
Views are to die for, whilst having breakfast you can enjoy the old town with views out to sea and the island of lokrum opposite. Outside sunbathing is area is very good with an outside pool when needed. Inside pool and jacuzzi was very good, gym left a lot to be desired but it had the usual, treadmill, bike, cross trainer and a multi gym. Its about a 10 minute walk ish into the old town but thats quite good in that your far away enough not to be on top of everything but close enough to get to it when needed. All in all I would definately stay at this hotel again but in a room with a balcony, we stayed in the argentina part of it, maybe the villas they have adjoining the hotel might be better.
Dubronik Old Town - Great Combinationfrom Big_Blue_Traveller
Firstly, Dubronik. It is a wonderful town and the restoration after the war is simply amazing. The Old Town is well worth a couple of days just wandering and exploring, but its best done early in the morning before the tour buses and cruise boats arrive. We will be returning some time to expore the rest of Croatia. There are lots of lovely small restuarants and bars to just sit and let the world go by - try the cheaper ones - the food is excellent value and quality.
As for the hotel - top notch. We only had one or two tiny gripes - the lack of bath robes in our room and slightly iffy equipment in the gym (we had a rainy morning otherwise we would not have used it!)
We booked over the web after reading reviews on this site and everything was very efficient, including the hotel car from the airport. We stayed in a sea view room with a balcony in the old part of the hotel and the standard of the fixtures & fittings was excellent, although the room was "compact"! But then again, we didn't spend much time there. Everything you would want is there - mini bar, tv (no BBC World when we were there), safe, good amounts of hanging & drawer space, access to check the bill on the tv and a good sized marble bathroom. The bed was a little soft for us but wa svery comfortable.
Our balcony came with two reclining chairs with cushions, and a view out to the island of Lokrum , nicely screened by pines to hide the cruisers when the anchored. There was also an electric awning if needed.
Breakfast is relaxed and plentiful, lots of choice, and the sun area by the sea & its associated pool was lovely for a lazy afternoon by the Adriatic. The gym was a little small, but the indoor pool & jacuzzi were very well maintained. Bath robes would have been good as the changing facilities in the spa were limited. We didn't use the hotel restaurant for dinner - too many other options in town.
Final touches - an English daily paper in reception every morning printed off the web and reasonably priced web access.
All in all, it restored our faith in European "seaside" hotels after our very poor stay at The Thalassa in Cyprus last summer (reviewed elsewhere on here). The lack of pretention at the Villa Argentina vs the Boutique Hotel concept of Thalassa, for a better level of service was notable.
One final comment - don't believe some of the guidebooks that Euros are as good as Kuna. They will take Euro but you may lose on exchange rate. Best option is Kuna and also may be worth getting them from the ATMs that are common - apparently the ex rate is better. Do visit Croatia, it is a very friendly and interesting place - and Dubrovnik is its star attraction.
Excellent hotelfrom Kinnik
Top Local Tips for Dubrovnik
Eating Out Try Domino's steak restaurant in the Old Town. Excellent cuisine and service.
Having a drink on the outside of the old wall surrounding Dubrovnik Do not miss taking a walk along the wall surrounding the old city. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half and taking the walk during the late afternoon is nicest. We found around 5 o' clock to be a nice time to start the walk. When you get to the ocean side of the wall peep over the wall and down towards the sea and you will see two separate spots where you can have a drink on the ouside of the wall. You need to exit the wall and follow the alleys on the inside to get to these two spots. We had a beer at the one that said Colddrinks. It is a magical spot and well worth the trouble to get there.
Sea urchins Be wary of standing barefoot on sea urchins that attach themselves to rocks just under the water surface.
Other names for GVA Hotel Argentina Dubrovnik
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- grand villa argentina
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- Address: Frana Supila 14 - Dubrovnik - 20000 - Croatia
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