The beach is pebbley (Is there such a word?) and this is fronted by what looks like a huge lake but does, in fact, lead out into the sea. There are no waves crashing into shore which we missed the sound of. There are peddalos (Ok not spelt correctly but you know what I mean) and canoes freely available at no cost. There is no cost for the sun loungers either. The pool was very clean and the pool bar was well equiped. I recommend the Krusvovac (Pear liqueur). Ok ..... the steps haha ..... yes the restaurant and shops and beach are all accessed by the "dreaded" steps, about 150 of them and steep. The main trouble is you climb them after eating a 3 course meal to get to the bar and it is not an easy task. We found out on the last day that there is a friendlier slope that you can take from the side !!! The walk into Slano itself is very pleasant and takes about 45 mins with an easy stroll and at the end there is a place to have coffee and more Kruskovac !!!
If you are after a quiet and relaxing time then I recommend it here but it is not the place for excitement.
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: First Choice
there are three floors, two lifts.we stayed on the first floor. counting the steps from our room down to the restuarant then down to the beach were 138steps going down is okay but coming back up is not. they have plenty of seats to rest.the bay and beach plus pool are great.
tea coffee soft drinks and alcoholic are there for you all day.the local alcohol is not strong so you couldnt get tipsy if you wanted to. the food is plentifull but by the second week was getting abit bored with it.no english breakfast as such,no bacon,beans,tomatoes.they have cereals,fruit,toast,eggs,plenty of german food.
the entertainment at night starts for the children at 9pm and lasts 15minutes.adult entertainment lasts all of 20minutes(games).
very isolated hotel 35minutes to walk to slano village not much there.bus into dubrovnic around 45minutes.free bikes to use, pedalos, canoes.the hotel itself is kept very clean and as i said the views are out of this world.the only reason for not visiting the hotel again is isolation and steps.
Travel operator: first choice
THIS HOTEL IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH A DISABILITY / WHEELCHAIRS / MOTHERS WITH BABIES IN A BUGGY!!!
However, for anyone who wants a chilled out holiday - relaxing by the pool or beach, with free activities such as mountain bikes, pedalos, canoes, windsufing equipment, small boats, as well as daily activities like archery, bowls and volleyball etc then it's idyllic!
The food is very German orientated [probably 60% of the residents are German], but as it's buffet style, you can go up as often as you want for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No one goes hungry here! There are also small snacks at 4pm and 11pm, but to be honest, if you've eaten enough at mealtimes, these are unnecessary!
The hotel is quite isolated, so you need to make the most of the days and then chill in the evenings! The entertainment tries hard, but is very basic - and short - compared to many resorts. There is a shuttle bus into Dubrovnik, which is very reasonable, as well as evening island trips on local boats - which are great fun! If the hotel make more of the entertainment then it could be perfect!
Drinks - you can get drunk on the local alcohol - trust me, I did! However, this is one area that could do with improvement! They have no cocktails, and the drinks are very basic, although international brands are available at a supplement. If you like lager, then stick to that, as the lager is very pleasant, and doesn't give you a hangover - great!
To conclude, I would say the following - this resort is not suitable for the elderly, or young people wanting lots of nightlife. But, if a bit of sports activity or chilling out is your thing, and you want lovely weather [we had an average of 30 degrees every day mid to late June], and beautiful scenery, then this is ideal for you!
Staff are incredibly friendly, as were every one of the guests - even though we were suurounded By German, French and Dutch in the middle of Euro 2004!!!
Travel operator: Cosmos
food is ok, drinks are ok.
If you are looking for a place to really relax yourself , you find it , but if you are looking for Disco or live music , bring the discman with you :)
Entertaniment is very friendly and helpfull, love their shows and games, children had lots of fun , they even put their drawings on the wall :)
It was lovely :)
Travel operator: First choice
Good Points -Very pictuesque location, great views, brilliant beach, clean. Excellent food, service excellent, friendly staff. Rooms extremely clean.
Bad Points - 110 steps between restaraunt and reception in main hotel. Not suitable for disabled,elderly or very young kids. The walk to Slano Village quiet long, on uneven pavements lots of potholes. Nearest Bus Stop to hotel is in Slano itself approx 25 min strole. Avoid buses at lunchtime school kids rowdy.(Dubrovnik is 30 min ride away not for fainthearted). Hotel is slightly isolated. Evening entertainment prog poor. (Most people played cards.)
Travel operator: firstchoice
Watch out for the steps at this hotel, there must be about 100 of them, down to the restaurant, and then after a good (?!?!) meal, all the calories are burnt off walking back up to the hotel.
The rooms are nice and roomy, on about 4 floors, and have Sat TV. most of which carry a great view of the bay.
Problems here with the location, apart from a small (and closed most of the day) cafe up the hill from the hotel, the resort is limited in its resources. The advertised tennis courts consist of a scrap land with a rusty 'net' and the kiddeis play area is also very rusty and is 'tetanus waiting to happen' needs a BIG spring clean if they are to let the major UK Tour operators in for Summer 2004.
But a trip to Dubrovnik is recommended for some culture and a nice mix of things to do.
Travel operator: First Choice
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