Where to stay
While Dubrovnik was under Austrian rule in the 19th century, Austrians, fascinated with beauty of Dubrovnik built the first hotels in town. Some of these hotels still exist today, such as Hotel Imperial (now Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik) and Hotel Excelsior. These hotels attracted famous guests like Lord Byron, Bernard Shaw and Agatha Christie, who gave Dubrovnik it's nickname “the Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Private accommodation in Dubrovnik emerged as an alternative to hotels during the socialist era after WW2. The communist government needed Western currency so they allowed local residents to rent out rooms or apartments to tourists as a way of earning extra income. Private accommodation in Dubrovnik was cheaper and more authentic than hotels, as guests could experience the local culture and lifestyle and they quickly gained popularity and momentum. Today, both hotels and private accommodation in Dubrovnik are widely available and diverse.
Hotels range from budget to luxury, from large to boutique establishments in historic buildings of Old Town offering various services and facilities while private accommodation includes rooms, apartments and villas, offering more privacy, comfort and affordability. Both types of accommodation can be found scattered in and around Dubrovnik or nearby islands. Some Hotels on the list are large and some are small but they represent Best Hotels in Dubrovnik.
Five Best Hotels in Dubrovnik
Hilton Imperial Hotel Dubrovnik
The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is a luxurious hotel set in a historic building dating back to 1897. It fuses period charm with modern styling and is located on the edge of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. The hotel offers stunning views of the city’s iconic red roofs and the Adriatic Sea. It is conveniently located less than 500 meters from Pile Gate, Lovrijenac Fort, and Šulić beach. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa area for relaxation. Guests can dine at the terrace restaurant called Imperial Terrace which serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist from a seasonally inspired menu developed by Executive Chef Julija Bašić. You can make a reservation by visiting Hilton Imperial Hotel Dubrovnik website.
The Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik is a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel that has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. The hotel is carved into a cliff side and offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel is located around the bay from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and is just a 20-minute stroll from Dubrovnik Walls. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa area for relaxation. Guests can dine at the terrace restaurant called Vapor Restaurant which has been recommended by the Michelin Guide for five years in a row. The restaurant serves vibrant dishes crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients with unique Dalmatian herbs and spices for a regional take on international classics. You can make a reservation by visiting Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik website.
Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik
The Excelsior Hotel Dubrovnik is a luxurious 5-star hotel located just a five-minute walk from Dubrovnik’s medieval fortress walls. The hotel is housed in a historic villa built in 1913 and offers stunning west-facing views of the Old Town. The hotel features an indoor pool, steam baths, a Jacuzzi, and a traditional Hammam for relaxation. The rooms are elegantly decorated with original artwork by well-known Croatian artists and offer modern amenities such as free WiFi and pay TV. Guests can dine at the hotel’s two signature restaurants Sensus Fora Dining Restaurant which serves unconventional and creative dishes made from fresh local delicacies paired with fine Croatian wines from their wine cellar and Prora which offers a la carte expirience at the sea shore. You can make a reservation by visiting Excelsior Hotel Dubrovnik website.
Excelsior Hotel Dubrovnik
The Pucic Palace located in the heart of the Old Town. This boutique hotel is committed to creating one-of-a-kind style experiences with bespoke services designed to provide the ultimate Dubrovnik vacation for each guest. The hotel features a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar in each room. Guests can stay connected with free wifi and have access to a 24-hour front desk, rooftop terrace, and concierge. Breakfast is also available. The Pucic Palace has been welcoming guests since 2010 and is highly rated by couples for its location.The hotel’s restaurant, Restaurant Magdalena, offers a fine dining experience with a menu of sourced Dubrovnik favorites and French cuisine classics. Named after noblewoman Magdalena Pucić, it is known for its open-air terrace and unique atmosphere. You can make a reservation by visiting Pucic Palace Dubrovnik website.
Pucic Palace Boutique Hotel
Villa Dubrovnik is a luxurious hotel located on the Dalmatian coast. Set into rocky cliffs, it offers stunning views of Lokrum Island and the Adriatic Sea. The hotel’s white architecture contrasts beautifully with its surroundings. Rooms are spacious with private balconies and terraces. The property has a lounge room with garden furniture and a library room. WiFi is free of charge. In-room breakfast is available at an additional cost. Villa Dubrovnik provides first-class hospitality for guests seeking privacy and luxury in an exclusive setting. The hotel has a restaurant called Pjerin that serves Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine. You can make a reservation by visiting Villa Dubrovnik website.