The rooms were spacious, as were the halls and stairways leading to them. Unfortunately the balconies were a bit tight to say the least as they are only big enough to fit 2 chairs and a small table. The room views to the front were of across the bay but the views to the rear are of a hilled garden of not much interest. You might want to request a Seaview if that is your preference.
The reason I have not given this a 5 star is because of the climb to the rooms. It is reasonably steep all the way up and consists of a number of steps so be prepared to sweat a bit under the heat of the sun. The food throughout the hotel was great and there was always plenty choice for everyone. The main restaurant is self service, the other reason I didn't give it 5 star, but there is another 2 restaurants you can use once a week as part of your all inclusive and they are excellent too, but you need to book these the day before at 9am. We tried them both and it was really nice to get some table service.
The staff at the hotel were first class all the time and you're never left waiting anywhere at any time. Hotel facilities were what you would expect from a hotel of this stature. The only downside I felt was the nightlife was a bit quiet as everything is finished, done and dusted by 12pm. We did do a trip to Dubrovnik at night and when we got back even the bars were closed.
We enjoyed our time at the hotel and loved the walks on the island and I would definitely consider going back and doing a bit more island hopping using the regular ferries that stop off numerous times a day.
Travel operator: Thomson Holidays
Hotel tip: Request a room with a sea view.
The food was very nice you always found something you would like.
The location of the hotel is stunning and we found the staff pleasant.
I can't say anything about the evening entertainment as we went out in the evenings that's why I have not scored it very well.
I cannot wait to go back there.
Travel operator: first choice
The staff in the hotel seemed a bit unfriendly at the start of the week, but I think this is more to do with the language barrier than anything else. By the end of the week they were fine. I found the food fine, if you want burger and chips, forget it.
I went on a lot of trips, and to be in time to catch them in Dubrovnik you have to catch the 6.45 ferry across. Sometimes then having to wait an hour for the coach. Mind you once you are up and on the ferry it is wonderful being out at that time in the morning.
The island of Kolocep is beautiful, no traffice apart from the hotel's electric cart. In fact the whole area is stunning and I can't wait to go back.
There were just two evenings when entertainment was provided in the hotel, a Croatian folk group, and a group playing pop music.
Travel operator: Holiday Options
Our rooms were modern and very clean, with balconies and stunning views across the bay. The staff (particularly in the restaurant and bar) were extremely friendly (they were all eager to make conversation in English) and helpful. The hotel's location couldn't be bettered - adjacent to a sandy beach, with wonderful views from some rooms, the restaurant and the terrace (where meals and drinks could be taken). Our FirstChoice rep was friendly and very helpful, and her local knowledge (she was from Dubrovnik) was invaluable. She informed us of some great excursions without being pushy.
Travel operator: FirstChoice
The food was average and the dining arrangements weren't conducive to a holiday atmosphere - you have to eat inside at breakfast and dinner times and the buffet arrangement is reminiscent of school dinners or a staff canteen, rather than a restaurant.
The staff were generally unfriendly and unhelpful, with a couple of exceptions.
Our rooms were nice and clean. The pool was fine but we had to pay a miserable pool attendant (about
Travel operator: Holiday Options
A lot of facilities first choice advertised were not available (and according to the hotel never had been) making us wonder if First Choice had ever been there (no fridge, no tea/coffee making facilities, no sailing club on the island, little or no water sports).
The island is very nice but very quiet with not many ferries a day that aren't overpriced to get to the mainland. First Choice reps are next to useless - not even telling us that there were religious holidays while we were there meaning that the ferries timetable was vastly changed from advertised.
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: First choice
We booked a week in Dubrovnik through a tour operator and did a number of tours/boat trips during that week. One of the trips took us to Kolocep and we were really impressed by the idyllic setting. It is a tiny island, with just a handful of pubs/restaurants. There are no cars on the island, so it is very peaceful. To my knowledge there is just one hotel on the island, so we decided to spend our second week there. It was really good value, the apartment was clean, modern and spacious and the evening meals were wonderful. There was lots of fish and a good choice to satisfy most tastes.
We had a wonderful stay there but were disappointed when the receptionist made an error with our bill and charged us double the agreed price. When we pointed out the problem, she was extremely rude to us and made no attempt to apologise. This put a bit of a dampener on the holiday. However I would still recommend the place. Just check your bill carefully, making sure you are not confused by the different currency.
Travel operator: None
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