Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast
Hotels in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast
Dubrovnik is small but extremely popular among tourists, and as such it the most expensive city in Croatia, so expect to pay a little extra for hotels in Dubrovnik. That being said, Dubrovnik’s luxury hotels are a steal compared to more venerable and established parts of Europe. The city’s old town offers a minimal range of accommodations, but you can find a selection of excellent midrange hotels in Lapad, 4 kilometers west of the city center. Dubrovnik’s reliable transportation system connects you to the old city in minutes. Travel to Dubrovnik peaks in the summer season, so book your lodgings well in advance.
Some of the best hotels in Dubrovnik include The Pucic Palace, the only luxury hotel inside Dubrovnik’s city walls, which is situated on picturesque Luža Square and offers guest access to a private beach. The Excelsior is a Dubrovnik hotel boasting a modern design, gorgeous views of the walled city, and four on-site restaurants serving everything from traditional Croatian cuisine to fresh sushi. The Bellevue hotel, despite a slightly dated exterior, offers beautiful balcony views onto the Adriatic, direct access to the beach, and is a quick walk to Pile Gate. The Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, located in Lapad, also looks out onto the Adriatic and is only a short bus ride away from the old town.
Its stone façade situated directly on the waterfront, this scenic hotel was once a Baroque fortress belonging to a local aristocratic family. The 32 guest rooms are simply designed with clean-lined wooden furniture, focusing attention on the large windows framing views of the Adriatic.
The oldest hotel on the island of Hvar, the Palace dates back to 1898 and incorporates a 16th-century Venetian loggia.
Skip the overexposed island of Hvar for the walled medieval village on the Adriatic island of Korcula, purported home to Marco Polo.
The top choice for style and service, at the center of the Old Town in an impeccably restored 18th-century villa. Rooms are smallish, but comfortable and well designed.
This low-slung property on Croatia’s Pelješac peninsula has a mountain backdrop, but fronts a palm-lined beach that faces the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding islands.
It literally took three palaces to build this boutique hotel in central Split, combining Romanic, Gothic, and Renaissance structures to produce Hotel Vestibul on Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
Built within the 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace with only 12 rooms, the hotel is an attraction unto itself. The antique furnishings date back at least 300 years (that said, the bathroom fixtures are very 21st century).
Set in a 12th-century farming village, this boutique-sized retreat focuses on yoga, organic cuisine, and simple accommodations.
The glass-and-steel hotel is as big and bold as the yachts that cruise the Dalmatian Coast.
A century-old building on the waterfront that was remodeled in 2006, the Riva Hvar Yacht Harbor Hotel blends its historic charm with modern touches like an on-site marina, water-view terrace, and 24-hour room service.
In a region known for its wild Adriatic scenery and Venetian Renaissance architecture, travelers are flocking to Lesic´ Dimitri Palace, housed in a historic bishop’s palace, with six individually designed suites.
Located just west of Dubrovnik’s Old Town on the Lapad peninsula, this 10-story luxury hotel overlooks the Elaphite Islands off the Adriatic coast. All 308 guest rooms face the sea and come equipped with a private balcony and flat-screen TV.
On a cobblestoned path in the small town of Milna, on Brac Island, the four-bedroom villa has its own pool and a konoba (converted wine cellar).
This travel agency started in Split in 2000 and now furnishes apartments, houses, and luxury villas throughout Croatia.