The 11 Best Hotels in Dubrovnik City Centre
When it comes to settings, the recently refurbished cool of Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik has it taped. Perched high on a cliff, this five star hotel’s floor to ceiling windows frame the Adriatic. Accommodation in Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik’s 91 rooms and suites has boutique-style neutral colours, with many guest rooms having panoramic views. There’s a spa with a full range of treatments as well as a freshwater pool and a private pebbled beach. Top dining options include fresh seafood outdoors at Never. Clifftop perfection.
Commanding views of both the Adriatic and the Old Town, Hotel Excelsior’s location has attracted eminent visitors, including Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor, since its beginnings as a royal villa in 1913. Now augmented by a modern tower, Hotel Excelsior’s 158 wood panelled rooms are quietly luxurious with a distinctly contemporary air. Among the dining options is the romantic Prora Beach restaurant, one of Dubrovnik’s best. There’s an ultra-modern spa indoor pool and direct beach access. The royal choice.
With a setting directly adjacent to the Old Town, Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik occupies a historic building dating back to 1895, and invites guests to choose from its accommodation in rooms in cool white and pale blue shades. A gracious outdoor terrace is the perfect place to meet and enjoy a light meal while an indoor/outdoor pool suggests a lazy swim. A fully equipped spa has a wide range of treatments and there’s a 24 hour gym for the vigorous. Old Town perfection.
Enjoy spectacular views and highly contemporary decor in deluxe accommodation at the luxury ultra-modern Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. This luxury hotel is on the Lapad Peninsula, within easy distance of the Old Town and with two outdoor pools to complement the indoor pool, which is set in a fully equipped spa with floor to ceiling windows framing a show-stopping view. Among the dining options are the outdoor Beach Restaurant Ponta and the Mediterranean cuisine of Elafiti Restaurant. Simply sensational.
Grand Villa Argentina is an elegant five star luxury seaside retreat, set among terraced gardens and with direct and spectacular sea views. The hotel’s private beach has its own saltwater swimming pool and sundeck. Accommodation in this converted private villa, a hotel since the 1950s, is in 131 guest rooms with elegant decor in colonial styles recalling the luxury of times past. There’s a deluxe spa and a swimming pool, while the Old Town is just a short walk away. Elegance, revisited.
At Hotel Kompas highly interior contemporary decor complements ultra modern exterior architecture. Luxury designer accommodation is in a choice of 173 deluxe guest rooms, with many offering spectacular views over the sparking Adriatic. There’s a range of restaurants, including the option of dining in the hotel’s beachfront restaurant. There are both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and extensive spa facilities. The designer choice.
The award winning Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik is located in its own gardens on the serene Babin Kuk peninsula, a short drive from Dubrovnik’s Old Town. The beach is just an easy stroll away and there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, too. The hotel’s Momenti restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and has stunning views over the Adriatic towards the Elaphiti Islands while keen runners can use the jogging paths on the peninsula. Award wining luxury.
Just six luxurious rooms in a historic townhouse in the heart of the Old Town welcome guests to this deluxe hotel. Lovingly restored from the ruins of a 16th century stone house by the current hosts, St Joseph’s is on a quiet street, just a minute’s walk from Stradun, the main pedestrian thoroughfare. Decor is contemporary with a distinctive historic twist. The attractions of the Old Town are at your doorstep and Banje, the town beach, is just five minutes away. Historically perfect.
Named in honour of the aristocratic poet who first called Dubrovnik “The Pearl of the Adriatic”, The Byron is ideally situated in the Old Town’s centre. Exposed wood beams feature in just four cool white rooms, restored to perfection by the owner-hosts who treat guests as honoured visitors, with all of the advice that’s needed for a perfect visit to the Old Town. Handy kitchenettes are perfect for those who want to take advantage of the Old Town’s markets to experiment with Croatian cooking. Terrific, poetic.
There are reminders throughout Scalini Palace of its origins as a 16th century townhouse, with exposed stone to some of the luxury guest accommodation, contrasting with the highly contemporary stripped back decor in neutral tones. There’s a choice of six distinctive guest rooms, while a delightful roof terrace with views over the rooftops of the Old Town is the perfect place to unwind while watching the sun set. The hosts are on hand to advise on tours. History meets contemporary design.
Live the life of a distinguished Dubrovnik family at Guest House Forty-Four, with five highly distinctive rooms which meld the historic ambience of exposed stone with the highly contemporary detailing of the best of contemporary design. On the ground floor, the hotel’s own Forty-Four Restaurant is the place for breakfasts, lunches and elegant a la carte dinners. Beyond the hotel’s front door, there’s the bustle of Stradun, the beating heart of the Old Town. A noble place to stay.
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Dubrovnik
Guests are invited to stay in a contemporary idea of old Dubrovnik at Boutique Hotel Kazbek, where each of the 12 individually furnished rooms has its own Croatian coat of arms. The hotel, conveniently located about 15 minutes from the Old Town, was built for a noble Dubrovnik family in the 16th century as a summer residence before falling into disrepair. Now lovingly restored, the hotel also boasts its own Dubrovnik Restaurant, serving the best of Croatian cuisine.
With panoramic views of both the Adriatic and the Old Town from original 1930s arched windows, Villa Orsula offers guests top boutique accommodation in just 13 rooms and luxurious suites, each with low key contemporary decor in soothing dark neutral tones to contrast with the outlook from floor to ceiling windows. Surrealist artwork populates the walls. Villa Orsula was once home to a leading Dubrovnik family and today the emphasis is on personal service, with a private beach for the exclusive use of guests.
Perfectly located on Gundulić Square, The Pucic Palace is located in a historic building with deluxe accommodation in 19 rooms and suites with parquet flooring and decor designed to evoke the atmosphere of a Renaissance palace. Among the dining options available to guests is the Terrace La Capella, where the best of eastern Mediterranean cuisine is served on a private terrace, while the hotel’s Cafe Royal offers Croatian cuisine both inside and out on the square itself.
On the edge of the azure Adriatic in Lapad Bay, the five star multi award winning Hotel More offers accommodation in 85 deluxe rooms and suites, with decor in a contemporary nautical style and with most guest rooms having far-reaching views. There are two top rated restaurants, including Restaurant Tramuntana, serving a contemporary take on Dalmatian cuisine while beneath the hotel the atmospheric Cave Bar More is set in a natural cave on three levels.
This former nobleman’s house dates from the 16th century and now fully restored, offers a striking and colourful take on contemporary design within its historic walls. Ideally situated within the Old Town’s pedestrian zone, Boutique Hotel Stari Grad has a unique rooftop terrace restaurant, the only one in the Old Town, where the cooks at Above5 Rooftop Restaurant serve a modern take on Mediterranean cooking. Hotel guests also have access to Icona, a luxurious spa.
The Best Hotel with Spa & Pool
At Villa Dubrovnik the indoor infinity pool opens through floor to ceiling windows to a terrace with stunning views towards nearby Lokrum Island. Guests have access to the hotel’s extensive Villa Spa where a full range of treatments is available. A seafront terrace leads to private bathing in the Adriatic. Villa Dubrovnik is a sparkling white Modernist building where accommodation is in 55 guest rooms in stripped back, highly contemporary style.
The Best Hotel with Beach Access
The luxurious Sun Gardens Dubrovnik has its own private pebble beach, where guests are provided with their own sunbeds along with a bar service. Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is set in its own extensive gardens with a unique circular pool, one of three swimming pools at the hotel. which has an enviable seafront location some seven miles from the Old Town. Accommodation is in guest rooms with cool nautical shades, with most rooms having far-reaching views.
The Best Cheap / Affordable Hotel in Dubrovnik
Affordable rates meet designer luxury at the Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa with a guests-only outdoor swimming pool and guest accommodation in 24 rooms and apartments furnished in a deluxe low key boutique style in cosseting neutral tones. The hotel’s Berkeley Bar is the ideal place to relax after a day’s sightseeing with a cocktail or a coffee. Guests have access to the hotel’s own Day Spa where a full range of treatments is available.