This is an excellent quality hotel right next to the Old Town so perfect for a weekend stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel which started with the beautiful Martina giving us an enthusiastic welcome which gives you such a good impression of how you will be treated in the hotel. She is so charming!
Even though it is over 110 years old, there must have been extensive renovations because whilst none of the character has been lost, there are plenty of modern amenities. We would recommend an executive floor room because, whilst the executive lounge is small, the canapés and drinks are varied and allow you to try local drinks and all of the lounge staff are so engaging. The views from the lounge balcony are to be marvelled at, too. (Our only gripe with the lounge is that there seemingly are no checks and anyone could come in and out of the lounge - I am not sure that is fair on those who are actually staying in an executive room).
Breakfast is an international buffet with local foods and even Japanese choices, as well as the usual fruits, breads, cereals and omelettes. There were long breakfast opening hours which was good when you want a relaxing lie-in and a leisurely breakfast.
The pool, steam room and sauna is small, but it there is plenty of natural light, even though it is in the basement, and it is perfectly fine for a refreshing dip.
Back in our room, there was a small problem with a few ants around our skirting boards which they tackled immediately and offered sincere apologies. There were some very nice courtesies such as painted eggs for Easter Sunday, too.
Whilst it is right next door to the old town, the location was a perfect base to head towards the Babin Kuk and Lapad areas (a nice 11km walk with plenty of stops) and also Fort Imperial on Srg which is a 3km uphill path from behind the hotel. Both walks and hikes are great for exercise and allow you to get the best views of the whole coastline. Plus, Lapad has some great cafés, bars, ice-cream parlours and nightlife, too. Just take bus number 6. The main bus area is just outside the hotel and they are very easy to navigate - 12 kuna each if you buy the tickets before boarding, otherwise it's 15 kuna each onboard.
The goodbye was just as warm as the welcome and solidified our impression of a highly competent hotel in which staff are proud and pleased to work. It was truly a joy to stay here and we hope to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dominating the area of approach to the Dubrovnik old city, the hotel overlooks the ancient walls and historic red roof tops of the cities palaces. On the four floors in both buildings this historic boutique hotel offers a wide choice of rooms of different size and shapes, following the historic architecture of the former hotel. All 147 air-conditioned rooms, are characterized by a Mediterranean touch that features a combination of modern technology and traditional charm. •Located on the doorstep of Dubrovnik's historic Old town•Historic Dubrovnik hotel - delivering hospitality service since 1897•147 luxurious appointed rooms with Mediterranean touch•Executive Lounge on the third floor with terrace - spectacular views over the Old town and Adriatic sea•Renowned Restaurant Porat - ultimate dining experience•The Lobby Bar, The Lounge Bar•Fully equipped Health Club - indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and gym ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Hotel Dubrovnik
- Hilton International Dubrovnik
- Hilton Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik Hilton