-General Manager Zeljko Knezevic runs the hotel for his sister and brother-in-law and if I was them I would be thanking my lucky stars that my brother(-in-law) is doing such a great job. Zelijko will be key to the ongoing success of the hotel as he went above and beyond to make us feel welcome including organizing a pickup from the airport (reasonably priced), provided useful advice and excellent restaurant recommendations.
-The hotel itself is wonderful, perfectly located in the centre of old town Dubrovnik, which has an apt description of a living museum. The hotel building is the classic style of Dubrovnik (not sure of the age) and was central to all the sites.
-We booked a king size room, which was lovely. It is decorated in a French Provencal style, so lots of white/light furniture and linen coverings. The room was large with a king size bed (extremely comfortable i.e., right combination of firm with a softer top - a personal preference), sofa and one arm chair, small table and three chairs (on which breakfast is served….more on that later), kitchenette (microwave, stove top, pots/pans, cutlery, kitchen implements). One wall was the original stone and had two shutter windows that looked out on one of the streets with a church tower in the distance. I am from Australia, which is sorely lacking in old architecture, so the amazing, thick brick walls were a delight (I am easily pleased).
-Bathroom was great with a large soaker tub, separate shower, dual sinks. Classically decorated in pale tones.
-Breakfast was included and was served at time of your choosing. I would describe it as afternoon tea for breakfast (my Mum and sister would have loved it too it as they are also afternoon tea aficionados). It was baked goods based so if you are a worshipper of low carb eating plans or have wheat/gluten intolerance you will have to let the hotel know. Included where croissants, bread of various kinds, baked savory and sweet goods and fruit. In addition we also enjoyed great coffee and some sort of smoothie that was the healthy bit (well it was green and tasted healthy so it must of been….right? right?).
-Pricing: I thought it was very reasonable considering the quality of the hotel and service, although we were there in the off season so it may change come high season.
-Wifi: Those of you that have ready any of my hotel reviews know I have a problem with paying for wifi (yes I mean you, you overpriced western hotel chains). I am happy to report that St Josephs had free and fast internet.
-It is pretty tough to come up with any, however if stairs are a problem for you may want to stay elsewhere as there is no elevator.
-My only other suggestion would be to add a kettle and some tea/coffee making supplies.
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