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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of places to stay in Dubrovnik. Bon voyage!
Updated Jul 28, 2019
“Absolutely awesome setting and closeness to the centre without the noise. Highly recommend a room with a balcony – it was great to have a glass of wine before dinner, and we loved eating the delicious breakfast out there.”
Housed in a fully renovated 16-century manor, Scalini Palace is set just a few steps from the Stradun Promenade in the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Dubrovnik. Complimentary WiFi is provided throughout the property.
All the units are modernly furnished and air conditioned and comprise a kitchenette with a stove, a microwave, a kettle and a dining table. The bathroom in each unit comes fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some units provide a furnished balcony with views of the Old Town.
Room service is possible and continental breakfast is served daily in the rooms. The staff will help with organising excursions, as well as with finding nearby attractions and restaurants.
Dubrovnik Airport is 22 km away. Airport shuttle can be arranged at an extra cost and upon request.
“This hotel is first class. It is spacious, clean and extremely well run. There are two pools which overlook a panoramic view which is second to none. Great rooms with very comfortable beds and bedding.”
Featuring indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant and a wellness center, Valamar Argosy Hotel is located in Babin Kuk, 3.5 mi from Dubrovnik Old Town. The hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea and offers stylish rooms with free WiFi in all areas.
Air-conditioned rooms come complete with a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and a safe. Private bathrooms feature a bath, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Most rooms have a balcony and offer views of the sea, garden or the park.
Guests can enjoy a rich breakfast and dinner at the buffet restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea or have a snack and refreshment in one of the bars. The restaurant offers a wide selection of international and local dishes with evening entertainment program.
The wellness and spa area features an indoor pool and saunas. Various activities are available nearby such as tennis and water sports facilities. The property is set within walking distance from Cava Beach and Copacabana Beach.
After a day full of activities guests can relax in the Mediterranean garden surrounding the hotel, book a massage or treat themselves in the hair salon. The hotel also has an on-site fitness center.
Valamar Argosy Hotel organizes transfers from Dubrovnik Airport upon request and at a surcharge, while public transport tickets are also available for a purchase at the hotel reception. Dubrovnik Airport is at a distance of 15 mi.
“Beautiful clean very comfortable hotel. Wish I could have stayed much longer. Would recommend getting a room with a sea view. Also I loved the infinity pool!”
Renovated in 2015, Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik is a peaceful beach-front property on the Lapad Peninsula. Surrounded by fragrant pine trees, it boasts magnificent panoramic sea views. Most of the rooms feature a balcony and free WiFi access is available throughout the property.
Guests can enjoy the splendid outdoor swimming pools (a cliff-top pool and a pool for children) or simply jump into the sparkling Adriatic Sea.
All rooms at the Neptun Dubrovnik are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The modern, private bathrooms are all equipped with bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.
Guests can enjoy stunning sun sets on the restaurants’ beautiful terraces. They are only a few metres away from the sea and offer Mediterranean dishes and Dalmatian wines. A rich breakfast buffet is served at the Neptun Terrace Restaurant.
Spa treatments and rejuvenating massages are offered on site. Guests can relax in the sauna or choose to work out in the fitness centre.
Hotel Neptun is a 10-minute drive away from Dubrovnik’s Old Town. A bus stop can be found at the hotel.
“The view is simply amazing! Great location next to pine forest, with direct and fast bus connection to city centre. Superb indoors pool.”
Situated in the Lapad Peninsula, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers a beach and a scuba diving centre. All rooms now with sleek design and earthy colours, have a balcony and offer views of the Elaphite Islands,
Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and luxury toiletries are standard at the Dubrovnik Palace rooms. All are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV and minibar.
There are 4 different restaurants, including a beach restaurant. Drinks and light snacks are served at the pool bar.
There is a local bus line to the Old Town every 20 minutes. The stop is opposite the hotel and the ride takes about 20 minutes.
Spa facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub and steam bath. There is also a fitness studio and a number of jogging paths can be found in the vicinity.
A 24-hour room service is available at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.
“The style and location of the hotel is fantastic. Nice spa with two saunas as well as indoor pool which was not very crowded so a good place to get some rest. The hotel also have a nice outdoor pool overlooking the sea.”
Overlooking the sea in the beautiful Lapad Bay, the Kompas hotel can be found near a pebbly beach and the popular promenade, only a 15-minute bus ride from Dubrovnik's Old Town. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Decorated in a modern style, the spacious rooms feature balconies while extras include a flat screen-TV with satellite channels, free toiletries, minibar and safety deposit box. The private bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower.
The hotel boasts a restaurant and two bars. Dinner is either a la carte, or in case od half-board, its is served as a selection of menus to choose from. At the property you will also find a gift shop.
Refresh yourself with a drink at the Luna Bar, which is next to the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also features a full service spa & wellness area with an indoor pool, fitness equipment and various body and facial treatments.
Deck chairs by the pool are available free of charge. Other services like dedicated concierge, car rental and the possibility to book excursions on site are provided. Parking is available at an additional cost. Dubrovnik Airport is located at a distance of 23 km.
“The hotel is strategically located within walking distance from the old town. Very comfortable rooms and amazing views of the old town from the terrace. We loved everything here and will surely come back whenever in Dubrovnik.”
Located on the doorstep of Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik boasts an indoor pool and a wellness centre with saunas, a hammam, fitness and massage facilities. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Set in a historic building built in 1897, the guest rooms are reflecting late 19th century charm combining it at the same time with modern technology. All the air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms are fitted with a bath containing an overhead shower.
A wide selection of seasonal Mediterranean specialities based on local ingredients, complemented by fruity Dalmatian wines, are served at the Porat restaurant. The spacious terrace and lounge area of the Executive Lounge offers panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik's ancient walls.
Coffee, light lunches or afternoon tea can be enjoyed at Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik's lobby bar, which provides a view of Fort Lovrijenac.
The Stradun Promenade can be reached within 300 metres. The Dubrovnik Old Harbour, with a tourist boat departing to the scenic island of Lokrum, is 750 metres away. The pebbly Banje Beach, and a cable car leading to Srđ Hill, are 850 metres away. Dubrovnik Airport is located at a distance of 20 km and airport shuttle service can be arranged at a surcharge.
“The hotel is absolutely perfect! We had a room with a beautiful sea view and it was stunning. The staff in the hotel are very friendly and welcoming. The room was beautiful and really comfortable.”
Featuring direct access to the beach and an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, Grand Villa Argentina offers an a la carte restaurant boasting a terrace with panoramic sea views. The UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik Old Town is just a 5-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
Combining the old and the new, the property comprises a historic villa and a modern building surrounded by gardens with Mediterranean vegetation.
Classic-style rooms are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TV and a minibar. Breakfast is served daily.
Grand Villa Argentina provides wellness and spa centre, sauna and a gym. Grand Villa Argentina's restaurants and bars offer a diverse culinary selection. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining.
The vivid Stradun Promenade, monumental Dubrovnik Walls and various historic sights can be explored within easy walking distance.
“I loved everything about this hotel. Its only a 5 minute walk to town. The amenities are extraordinary. The beach is a stone's throw away but you can swim by the hotel too.”
Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, this beachfront 5-star hotel is a local landmark. It offers a luxurious 850 m² spa and 3 restaurants.
Hotel Excelsior offers elegant rooms with modern amenities, such as free WiFi and pay TV. They are decorated with original artwork by well-known Croatian artists and most rooms offer a view of the Adriatic Sea. Room service is available 24 hours.
The wellness area includes a fresh water indoor pool, 2 hot tubs and saunas. The spa provides direct access to the hotel beach.
Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed at the Fine Dining Restaurant Sensus. Prora beach Restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes, while light snacks are served at the Abakus Piano Bar. All restaurants have a view of the sea.
There is a 24-hour reception, where guests can book island hopping excursions, rent a private boat or a car. The hotel also offers a fleet of luxury limousines for airport transfers.
“This place is a gem. Perfectly located inside the old city, but the second you enter the front door you feel like you have escaped the tourist hustle. Also the staff couldn’t be nicer or more helpful!”
Nestled in a fully renovated historic house dating back to the 16th century, St. Joseph's is located within the UNESCO-protected Walls of Old Town Dubrovnik. The famous Stradun Promenade is just a minutes' walk away, while the town beach Banje can be reached on foot in 5 minutes. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.
Each tastefully decorated unit features a style worthy of Dubrovnik’s illustrious past. The bathrooms feature spacious rain showers and complimentary toiletries. The two largest units have inviting bathtubs and twin sinks. All units come with large flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning. Each also has a kitchenette.
Continental breakfast is served each morning and guests are welcome to try the St. Joseph's smoothie served on site. The property offers 24-hour front desk service and luggage storage as well.
St. Joseph's is located on a quiet street and it can be reached from either Pile or Ploce Gates without steps. The location is ideal for exploring the history, sights and entertainment of the Old Town. Some of the best restaurants in the region are also nearby. Dubrovnik Airport can be reached in 15 km.
“A wonderful location, very friendly and accommodating staff and a modern, immaculate hotel makes the Bellevue well worth a visit.”
Set on a spectacular cliff above Miramare Bay, the Bellevue offers splendid sea views from all rooms. Dubrovnik's old town is 1.2 km away.
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik offers a lovely pebbly beach with the Nevera beach restaurant. The à la carte Vapor Restaurant serves a fusion of Dalmatian seafood delicacies and international dishes from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The luxurious spa area has a Mediterranean atmosphere and features a sauna as well as a gym. Guests can make use of the indoor pool with its superb sea view and treat themselves to a relaxing massage.
Featuring a nautical theme, the Bellevue has air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, satellite TV, a bathrobe and slippers.
Although the historic centre of Dubrovnik is easily reachable on foot, you can also take a bus from the nearby stop.
Hotel Bellevue provides limousine and car transports to the city centre and to Dubrovnik Airport, at an extra charge.
“Absolutely loved this hotel. Perfect location, perfect facilities and amazing staff! Totally recommend you stay here if you can when visiting Dubrovnik. And literally a 10 min walk to old town.”
Only a 15-minute walk away from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, this luxurious 5-star hotel offers a private beach, 2 restaurants and a classy spa centre. Free car transfer to the Old Town during the summer season is included.
Rooms at Villa Dubrovnik are spacious and have a private balcony and a terrace. Most enjoy beautiful views of Lokrum Island and the sea.
There property offers a beautiful lounge room with garden furniture and a library room. Room service is available 24 hours a day and WiFi is free of charge. In-room breakfast is served at a surcharge.
At the Villa Spa, the indoor pool opens onto a deck terrace with sun loungers and parasols. There is a bio sauna, steam baths and a wide range of beauty and spa treatments available.
Dubrovnik Villa also offers a 24-hour concierge service and personalised excursions.
“Staying at Villa Orsula was like staying at a good friends home. It is the perfect combination of ideal location with privacy and the option of using facilities of larger properties next door. The view is priceless!”
The 5-star Villa Orsula, set only a 5-minute walk from Dubrovnik’s centre, offers unique views of the Adriatic Sea, Lokrum Island and the Old Town. The property offers a private beach with deckchairs and parasols. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The elegantly decorated rooms of Villa Orsula offer sea, garden or panoramic views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Air conditioning, an LCD satellite TV and hardwood floors are provided. The spacious bathroom comes with bathrobe, slippers and free toiletries.
Guests can spend a day pampering themselves in the luxuriously decorated spa area of the neighbouring Hotel Excelsior. A swimming pool with salt water, sauna, hot tub and massage facilities are available.
Private parking is provided on site.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jul 28, 2019