Croatia is the principle vacation spot of our journey, and we flew into and out of Dubrovnik, splitting our time between a resort outdoors the principle vacationer space, the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera (hyperlink) and one other close to the Previous Metropolis. After our flights on American to Spain, then just a few days in Madrid, we arrived into Dubrovnik airport, after which took an uber to our resort. Whereas the Dubrovnik Previous Metropolis is the principle vacationer vacation spot, we needed to have a while in a bit of extra low key place, and ideally a seaside/pool for my daughter. This resort ticked off a lot of these packing containers.
We booked our keep utilizing award nights from the Bonvoy Amex card. An evening for the worth of a bank card annual charge appeared like a very good deal, particularly for the reason that going price throughout our keep was over €300. This booked right into a basic room with a courtyard view. I utilized Suite Evening Awards for our keep, however sadly, suites weren’t accessible. It appears there aren’t many suites on property, 11 of 240 rooms, plus there have been a number of teams arriving on Saturday, the 2nd evening of our keep. A minimum of we got a small improve to a Superior room, which overlooks the pool, and our room additionally had a partial sea view.
The Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera
The property is situated between the Dubrovnik airport and town in a small village referred to as Srbreno. Possibly a 15 minute drive to the airport, and 10 or so to Dubrovnik. Adjoining to the resort is a small seaside, with just a few retailers and eating places, and extra choices if you wish to enterprise additional. The resort web site mentions a personal seaside, but it surely appeared public to me, anybody may go there, however there are seaside chairs and different leases accessible to resort visitors.
The property appears very new, and is unfold out throughout a a number of ranges, designed to maximise view of the attractive setting. Getting round resort generally is a little bit of a problem, as we needed to take 2 elevators to get between the foyer to our room. This resort was a terrific spot for rest throughout our journey to Croatia. We spend our entire time within the space of the resort, between the seaside, pool, and native spots inside strolling distance. First, let’s discuss in regards to the resort itself
Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera property
The resort opened in 2015, however appears newer, and it is extremely a lot not your typical Sheraton, not less than these within the US. Fashionable, and whereas not notably true to native design or something, effectively laid out to characteristic the pure fantastic thing about the realm, subsequent to the mountains, on the seaside. I assume that makes it considerably Croatian, on condition that many of the nation is near the Adriatic Sea. Whereas the property is massive, throughout our keep it was not crowded, and even on our final day, when it appeared like lots of people have been arriving, it was not often busy. The breakfast restaurant was energetic, however loads of open tables, and even the pool had loads of chairs. If the resort was full, I may see this being extra problematic.
As for breakfast, it’s supplied in Restaurant Leut. That is the all-day restaurant, however we solely ate the breakfast buffet right here. First time eating at a self-serve buffet in a very long time. On the time of our go to, disposable gloves are to be worn whereas accumulating meals from the stations. This wasn’t strictly enforced, and nor was masks use, though most visitors appeared to comply with the suggestions.
The breakfast has a various providing, with some native dishes, together with typical European objects. There may be made to order egg station, plus a wide selection of juices, fruits, greens, meats, cheeses, and extra. The wait employees presents drinks, after which removes used dishes. The buffet has drinks accessible for self service as effectively.
The resort has a spa, though we didn’t use it aside from to get towels for the pool. The resort supplied the usage of the spa for showers if we needed to remain on the pool after our checkout time. As this can be a resort, it doesn’t appear as if the late checkout requirement is in place, right here, though they granted us a late checkout on the morning of our departure.
There may be additionally a children membership, but it surely didn’t appear to be open throughout our keep.
Superior room with partial sea view
Whereas dissatisfied to not have extra space or the power make the most of suite evening awards, our room was fairly first rate. We had a direct view of the pool, plus the ocean past from the massive balcony. Adequate house, even with the rollaway mattress for our daughter. The toilet has double sinks, a big soaking tub, and a separate bathe.
A pleasant welcome amenity, with a notice, some candy treats and a bottle of water. Whereas the room wasn’t the suite we hoped for, we spent little time right here, largely sleeping, altering garments between different actions. We did benefit from the balcony, particularly at evening after our daughter went to mattress. Enjoyable, within the good air, with lovely view
Exterior the resort
With a lot of our time spent across the pool, and seaside, we have been outdoors our room. The adjoining seaside is good, however extra rocky than sandy. The pool is superb, so we spent a number of time there. There are a number of retailers and eating places simply outdoors the resort property. We had a number of meals right here throughout our keep. Onerous to beat the view:
We arrived simply after the Croatian crew had performed one in all their group stage video games within the Euro soccer event, and the beachside bars have been crammed with followers of their purple and white checkerboard shirts. They didn’t win that match, I can solely think about the celebrations if they’d. Throughout our time right here, there undoubtedly have been vacationers, however there appeared to be a number of locals round too. I’m not a lot of a linguist, however there appeared to be extra folks talking Slavic languages than anything. Not many different Individuals in any respect.
We fairly loved our keep right here. I initially supposed to spend most of our time in Dubrovnik within the metropolis correct, however am blissful we stayed outdoors of city. This was a very good intro to extra native Croatia, and a soothing spot to spend just a few days.
One morning whereas my spouse and daughter have been on the pool, I went off to discover a close-by seaside really useful by our uber driver, and another locals. It’s simply across the level to the left of the highest photograph of this submit. This undoubtedly was a nicer extra sandy seaside than nearer to our resort. And possibly a 5-10 minute stroll, relying on the route. Shorter, however extra hilly to stroll straight, longer to take the sidewalk alongside the highway. Whereas I discovered a pleasant seaside, I additionally discovered one thing else that was lovely in its personal tragic manner. My subsequent submit will characteristic what I discovered in addition to a pleasant seaside in Kupari.