Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Why We Love This Hotel
- An all-inclusive 3-star concept hotel near Dubrovnik, with a varied family activity programme
- It's on the scenic Babin Kuk peninsula, near rocky & pebble beaches, with plentiful sports & leisure activities nearby
- All rooms & family accommodation offer sea or park views; most have balconies or terraces
- It has a mini disco & cinema, separate adults' & children's swimming pools, tennis courts, sports grounds, a restaurant & a children's restaurant, a pool snack bar & an aperitif bar
Set in modern buildings on the scenic Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by wooded parkland and overlooking two pebble beaches, the Valamar Club Dubrovnik hotel is a cosy, comfortable, family-oriented hotel. It is only open during the high season (April to November), when the Croatian coastline is thronged with tourists who come for the mild Adriatic climate and guaranteed sunshine, the endless parade of colourful open-air street festivals, the inexpensive shopping and restaurants serving Croatian, Italian and seafood dishes -- and of course, the charming stucco-roofed houses of the ancient walled city, now a UNESCO World Heritage site (there's a bus stop near the hotel; you can purchase tickets into the old town via the hotel's souvenir shop).
Billing itself on its website as "Dubrovnik's only family-oriented hotel", the Valamar Club is a concept hotel offering a uniquely family-friendly environment, with an extensive and varied programme of sports and fitness activities for children and adults alike, as well as evening entertainment (quizzes, discos, bands, etc). There is also a Maro children's club offering children under-16s free fruit juice, non-alcoholic drinks and ice-cream parties throughout the day; a mini disco and mini cinema; a children's entertainment centre with foosball and video games; a children's playground; and childcare facilities.
All of the hotel's 338 bright, modern rooms feature views overlooking either the park or the sea, a flat-screen TV, a safe and a "family kit" of children's toiletries (a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, a games set, a colouring book and crayons, etc); some also have balconies. Upgraded rooms add free Wi-Fi and sea views, with family units featuring interconnecting rooms, two double bedrooms and a children's TV programme. Pets are allowed; there are wheelchair-adapted rooms.
The complimentary meals feature a range of international cuisine and include a light buffet breakfast, plus drinks with lunch and dinner. There's an indoor bar serving aperitifs and a large outdoor swimming pool with a bar and a separate children's swimming pool. There are also tennis courts, a children's club and swimming pool, and a playground. Additional facilities include a hospitality desk offering help with local information, excursions, car rental and boat charter options, and free Wi-Fi in its public spaces (an internet corner is also available, for an extra charge). Various watersports are available nearby, as are wellness treatments via the associated Valamar President Dubrovnik and Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik hotels. Laundry and dry-cleaning services are available. On-site parking is available for a fee.