Last updated on January 09th, 2022
Lord Byron called Dubrovnik “The Pearl of the Adriatic” and when you visit you’ll understand the poet’s wisdom. Whether it’s the sleek luxury modernism of Villa Dubrovnik where the indoor infinity pool has its own outdoor terrace overlooking the Adriatic or Hotel Bellevue, high on a cliff with its own pebbled beach, there’s no shortage of great hotels in the city. See best areas to stay in Dubrovnik Croatia.
Boutique luxury is at its best at Villa Orsula, with contemporary art on the walls and service second to none. See our choices for the pick of hotels in the Old Town, the city centre and near Dubrovnik’s finest beaches. Whatever you choose we guarantee that Dubrovnik’s magic will enchant you.
Best Area to Stay in Dubrovnik For First Time Visit ?
The Old Town is the ideal destination for first time visitors, with its ancient alleyways and buildings. There’s a wide choice of hotels, each with all that heritage on the doorstep. Hotels just outside Pile Gate are also recommended. Laidback Ploce, along the coast, is the perfect choice for resort hotels.
What is the most expensive hotel in Dubrovnik Croatia ?
There’s no doubting the allure of the exclusive Villa Orsula, where guests live in the world of Dubrovnik nobility with a contemporary twist to internal decor and walls hung with surrealist art. Intimate service is the key at this, the most expensive hotel in Dubrovnik, where guests’ every whim is met, whether in the hotel itself or on its own private beach.
What are the Best Hotels in Dubrovnik City Centre ?
6. Hotel Kompas – Good Value
7. Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik – Good Value
8. St. Joseph’s – Old Town
9. The Byron – Old Town
10. Scalini Palace – Old Town
11. Guest House Forty-Four – Old Town
What are the 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Dubrovnik ?
2. Villa Orsula
3. The Pucic Palace – Old Town
4. Hotel More
5. Boutique Hotel Stari Grad – Old Town
What’s the Best Hotel with Spa & Pool ?
What’s the Best Dubrovnik Hotel with Beach Access ?
What’s the Best Cheap or Affordable Hotel in Dubrovnik ?
Good Value Hotels in Dubrovnik City Centre
The heart of Dubrovnik is, naturally, the Old Town. Those seeking the best of the area’s shopping, however, may want to venture beyond the ancient city gates. DOC is a small shopping centre in the Lapad area and boasts a wide array of designer shops as well opportunities to indulge in Croatian coffee culture, as the locals do.
Just behind DOC there’s a local fruit and vegetable market, ideal for stocking up for your beach picnic. The market at Gruz, about half an hour’s stroll from the Old Town, is highly recommended in the early mornings and in the afternoons when it becomes the area’s flower market.
Great Value Accommodation
- Hotel Excelsior – Luxury
- Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik – Deluxe
- Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel – Great Value
- Hotel Adria – Great Value
What are the Top Hotels in Old Town district ?
Every first time visitor gets lost in the narrow alleyways of the Old Town, and that’s the best way to discover its hidden secrets. Stradun is the main pedestrian thoroughfare and the best advice is to take any side alley to find your own Old Town magic.
A walk on the city walls provides an insight into the ancient protection of the Old Town, and it’s a great place to stroll on summer evenings. Those keen on more recent history will easily find bullet marks on the sides of some buildings and even mortar damage to the cobbled streets, all from the devastating civil war of the 1990s.
Finest Hotels in Old Town area
- The Pucic Palace – Luxury Boutique
- Boutique Hotel Stari Grad – with Rooftop Terrace Restaurant
- San Pietro apartment – Guest House / Apartment
What are Dubrovnik’s Best Beach Hotels ?
There’s no shortage of beaches in and around Dubrovnik for that essential Adriatic dip. Banje Beach is the nearest to the Old Town, a lively pebble beach with fine views of the city walls and over the sea to Lokrum island.
There’s a different atmosphere on Lapad Beach, about two miles from the Old Town where, at the end of a pedestrianised street with enticing restaurants, a serene series of pebble beaches awaits, perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape from the Old Town’s sightseeing.
Locals and those in the know head for the privacy of Sveti Jakov beach, easily accessed by bus and taxi and in its own isolated cove.
Outstanding Hotels near Beach
- Hotel Dubrovnik Palace – Luxury 5 Star
- Hotel Kompas – Superior
- Grand Villa Argentina – Five Star
Dubrovnik Airport, also known as Čilipi Airport, is located about 12 miles to the south of the city centre. There’s a regular airport bus, operated by the Platanus bus company, which aims to meet each flight and has a stop just outside the Old Town. Taxis are readily available. This modern airport boasts all the facilities that contemporary travellers require.
Best Hotels near Dubrovnik Airport
- Guest House Godimento – Guest House
- Hotel Konavle – Affordable