The food was not great. Neither of our party eat fish and that was all we could find in the hotel buffet on a number of days. We therefore had to purchase our food from local restaurants and the few shops. We found the selection of drinks in the all inclusive were very poor. Cheap cola, local wines and watered down beer pretty much concludes it. They advise you not to drink the water from the taps yet you had to buy water from the bar. The rest of the drink.
Travel operator: Thompson
We arrived on a horrible day pouring with rain and the sea was so rough we couldnt dock at the hotels jetty we had to use the larger one further along the coast. Our cases were put on the dock side and we then walked for a good 20 mins to the hotel in the pouring rain. On arrival the stoney faces receptionist told us to hurry through to the restaurant as they were keeping it open for us, as we were all dripping wet this was impossibe so after a friendly argument she agreed that we could dry off a bit first. Our suitcases were delivered by a motorised cart to the hotel but where they had been left out in the rain a lot of the clothes were damp and as it rained for the next 2 days took quite a while to dry.
Anyway when the sun did come out we ventured down to the pool, well if you could call it that, it measured 10 x 5, you were lucky if you could get two people in it at one time and it wasnt a proper pool it was just a soft plastic make shift one, even the steps down into the pool were not fixed, they moved as you stood on them not safe at all.
The only place to sun bathe was on the holdiays jetty where everyone went apart from the tiny pebble beach. That is when the noise began, every day from 11 to 4 islands hoppers came on boats, as many as seven boats at a time were moored at the hotels jetty with as many as 50 to 100 people on each boat. The noise was horrendous as they walked in amongst the sun bathers. Also one boat played really loud music for a good while as well.
As for the island it is really nice but there is not much to do, only a couple of bars and shops. Also the last ferry leaves Dubrovnik at 8 so an evening out over there is out of the question.
The beach is nice but one day it was closed to visitors as they had a private party on.
The entertainment is non existant just four men singing the same songs three nights a week thank goodness we only went for a week. The rooms are clean and very basic. There was supposed to be pool towels but we never got any. The food was good and the staff in the restaurant were very nice.
Would we go again, definately not.
Travel operator: Thomson's
On a much more positive note the food was great, lots of seafood, fish, meat salads, veg etc (not so good if you like your english fodder!!) good local wines, spirits etc, bit limited on snacks but with full buffet 3 times a day!, well say no more.
The rooms could do with a bit of updating but were very clean and the cleaners were in every day with towel changes 3 times a week, and the centrally controlled air conditioning was great, on all the time (as long as your doors were closed) and were completely controllable from your room.
As far as Lopud Island was concerned, it is an ideallic location, no cars, no stress, and beautiful weather, it was the sort of place I could see myself retiring too. A few words of warning though regarding the ferries, use the Jadrolinja Line, they are much bigger, so not as choppy, and are a third of the price of Nova International, whos speedboats can leave you a little green faced!!
Neighbouring islands of Sipan and Konocep are very small but well worth the short ferry trip, but visiting the Old Town Of Dubrovnik is a must it is beautiful, and if you are eating out the restaurant Polisva, by the harbourside is by far the best (we tried nearly all of them!) great food, service, drinks and price etc.
Overall I would happliy recommend the above to anyone, the only words of warning are, if you are there with kids there are limited facilities for kids, if they don't like the beach or pool (that is stated in all the brochures though to be fair) and if you are travelling with kids or anyone who suffers from any illnesses, the only places to get any medicines from is the pharmacies who are all on the mainland (1.5 hours away) and the opening hours are quite limited, and also the doctors surgery on Lopud (which sorted out my 3 year old when he got a stone stuck up his nose!!) is only manned 2-3 times per week and the rest of the time it is a trip to the mainland again.
I hope this has been useful, and would definately recommend it but hope that the above information will make for a flawless holiday x
Travel operator: Portland Direct
Travel operator: Portland
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