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“peaceful and yet with a nice buzz of activity”
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Hotel Sipan
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sipanska Luka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I reviewed this hotel on 9th July last year, after one night's stay. I do so again after six nights' stay. Everything I said before holds good.

We stayed on the top floor in room 304 which has glorious views over the village and the church. Every morning we heard the church bells and other village activity. A walk out of the hotel's front door, and the still waters of the sea are visible, enclosed by mountain views.

The buffet breakfast is abundant, sightly short of excellent, but very good nevertheless. You can easily carry your selection outdoors or eat inside. We were usually down first thing, at seven o'clock and spent a relaxing hour over breakfast and coffee.

The hotel is simply-built and blends with the village architecture and style. The interior is elegant and appealing in its tasteful simplicity and colours. The beds are firm and everything is clean and well-painted. The en suite toilet and showers are kept immaculately by the staff.

You can travel to and from the hotel on Jadrolinija's ferry service to Suđurađ, with connecting bus, or direct to Sipanska Luka by G&V Line. When arriving and departing, I think the hotel will also arrange, for a fee, a private transfer if necessary to and from the airport.

WiFi is excellent, but not on the top floor where the signal is a little weak. However I usually accessed the Internet on my phone in the lounge-reading room, just off the entrance hall. I was very happy with this.

Room Tip: Top floor for the view, but a lower floor for wifi. Some top floor rooms have limited headroom in p...
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

What can I say, well luxury begins straight away, as we were greeted with our taxi from the airport, we were driven to a small little marina with crystal clear blue waters, then taken across to Sipan it took 15 mins to get to Sipan, then a 4 min taxi ride to the hotel where you wind down small roads into the Sipanska bay, the hotel is the forefront and star of the show looking straight out onto the water.

At every moment the staff and ready and willing to help and make your stay fantastic, we were even treated to an upgrade, we stayed in a suite on the corner of the hotel with our own balcony looking onto the water, spectacular is an understatement.

The room was great, simple very clean and suited perfectly. We chose to stay half board so we could be free to have the choice of visiting the other restaurants but at least have the back up of hotel, the food was great and the staff even better, keen to talk to you and help, don't be afraid to try speaking Croatian but the staff speak great English so don't worry.

On a day to day basis there's not much to do apart from laze around or explore the island and all its little secrets, we chose to find our only little jetty's to jump into the ocean and swim with the fish's, beware though there are urchen so maybe take some water shoes, but there are spaces to get in without them.

We realised we had gone before the start of the season but there were still restaurants to visit and still trips available.

We went to Dubrovnik during the week as we had been advised to avoid the cruise ships that arrive at the weeknd, so we got a catamaran from the bay to dubrovnik for 25 kuna each way, and then a bus to the old town for the same price, what a bargain. You leave early from Sipanska at 7am and come back from Dubrovnik at 2.30pm which means you beat the crowd and this is just the right amount of time to explore and return to your quiet paradise.

I can't wait to revisit and hopefully use it as a hub to visit the other islands.

There are so many good things to say about this holiday but I'm not the best at writing as i do that with my photos instead.

This is a holiday for really relaxing and doing not much of anything, and for me it was perfect.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived on Sunday afternoon, impressed with hotel, location is excellent, in prime position in the harbour. Room was very clean, on the 3rd floor overlooking the church. You don't have to get a seaview.

For Breakfast there is an abundance of fruit, cereal, cheese pies, juice & coffee. Can't fault the hotel for breakfast.

There are local cats coming in to greed off you.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Hotel Sipan is superb - beautiful setting - wonderful sunsets. But please don't book through Travel Republic as ferries to the island don't tally with their flights. Ended up having to stay overnight in Dubrovnik, at our own expense - plus the next car ferry wasn't until 1900 the following day - didn't get to the hotel till 2030 - missing a night at The Hotel Sipan. Plus, on return, had to get the 0645 car ferry (only car ferry of the day) to enable us too meet the 1935 flight home.
Holiday was fabulous - but the travel arrangements were horrendous. Don't use Travel Republic. Did contact them before our holiday - but was told it was our problem - didn't help what so ever ! Basically lost a day and a half of our holiday.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

To be honest we didn't know what to expect after reading all the reviews on TA but I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we have ever had.

We travelled with Jet2 and the transfer was fantastic especially the speedboat ride to the island.

The hotel is located in the most idyllic of settings; however (sorry) the rooms are tiny, there is not enough storage space, showers look fine until you drop the soap, the bed was made daily but the room only cleaned on a weekly basis (bedding, change of drink glasses etc). This being said I would still stay here again as this did not detract from all the positives Sipan has to offer. We stayed B&B and found the continental breakfast fresh with plenty of variety. Front of house staff were friendly, helpful and polite.

Our holiday was for two weeks and our first thoughts were what are we going to do to fill up our time? Between walking, cycling, island hopping, visiting Dubrovnik, sunbathing, eating and drinking the two weeks flew by.

This seriously is not a holiday for children but most definitely for those of you who need "you" time.

Guests at the hotel are you tour guides as during your stay they freely chat about their daily adventures, helping everyone to have the best holiday possible xx

Including the hotel there are six restaurants which provide fresh food to a high standard and if you love seafood you will not be disappointed. The cost of eating out is the equivalent to the UK so other than a cheap pint of larger for the equivalent of £2 at Bar No Name you we need to keep this in mind re spends.

I didn't want to leave we had such a great time and we met some people who we now call friends xx

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Sipan

Address: Luka 160, Sipanska Luka 20223, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Elafiti Islands > Sipan > Sipanska Luka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sipanska Luka
Price Range: €43 - €200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sipan 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located at the north side on the island Šipan in the very South of Croatia, a district of Dubrovnik and is only 9 sea miles off the mainland. This charming 75 room hotel is situated on the waterfront in Sipanska Luka Bay typically known as a “Riva” providing guests with “picture postcard” views of the bay and the visiting luxury yachts that anchor in front of the hotel.. Known for its charm as a fishing village, the bay also provides one of the best sandy beach locations in the Elafiti Islands and with a west facing perspective provides dramatic sunsets over the Elafiti Islands.Šipan is an experience hard to find anywhere else in the Mediterranean, a place for true originality and romance, an experience of the real Croatia, unspoiled by mass-tourism and its consequences. ... more   less 
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Sipan Hotel Dubrovnik

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