A 308-room resort that sits snugly on the rocky coast of Lapad Bay, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers contemporary rooms with private balconies and sweeping panoramic views. Three pools, extensive fitness and spa facilities and a variety of restaurant options provide everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Built in 1913, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and has become an iconic institution, hosting royalty from around the globe including Queen Elizabeth II. Located on the seafront to the east of Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town, it has views of both the city walls and Adriatic Sea and every part of the hotel is designed to focus attention on the panoramic vistas, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and bars and restaurants featuring outdoor terraces.
The hotel was fully renovated in 2017 and the 158 rooms are elegant and luxurious, with bright rooms that make the most of the abundant natural light and sea views. The hotel’s sophisticated lounge areas feature marble floors, artistic light fixtures and seating that’s both stylish and comfortable. A stone promenade offers direct access to the ocean and a rocky beach area, while the spa offers a full menu of treatments and massages along with a freshwater swimming pool.
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The 139 rooms and 19 suites are divided between the original Villa Odak and the modern Tower addition. The Tower offers sleek contemporary interiors in warm neutral shades, with luxurious details such as oak flooring, power showers and hand-picked accessories. Villa Odak retains the classic style of the original hotel, with high ceilings, plush furnishings and marble-topped tables. Most of the hotel’s rooms are sea facing, with views of both Lokrum Island and the city walls, and some of the larger rooms have private balconies. Suites offer separate living areas, custom-crafted furniture and specially commissioned artwork, while the Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area and dining room. All guest rooms have modern amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, luxury toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.
In the southern part of Dubrovnik, just five minutes’ walk from the Old Town’s Ploče Gate, Hotel Excelsior is perfectly situated for exploring the historical sights of the town while also benefitting from external views of the city walls. The hotel’s waterfront location and direct beach access give you the opportunity to swim in the calm blue waters while enjoying views of nearby Lokrum Island.
The hotel is 27 km (14 miles) from Dubrovnik Airport.
Food and Drink
Chef Petar Obad, a native of south Croatia, is in charge of both the hotel’s main restaurants. The indoor Sensus Restaurant has a fine-dining menu focusing on creative recipes and traditional Croatian ingredients, while Prora, located on a romantic terrace, serves Mediterranean-inspired lunch and dinner menus. Both offer a wide selection of Croatian wines. A lavish breakfast buffet is served outside at Restaurant Salin, while Abakus, a ground floor piano bar, also has an outdoor terrace and Old Town views.
Interconnecting rooms are available, and extra beds can be provided for an additional fee.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel’s spa facilities include Turkish and Roman baths, a Finnish sauna, an air-conditioned gym and a full menu of treatments and massages. In addition, you can enjoy the freshwater indoor swimming pool or a dip in the Adriatic, with direct access from the hotel’s stone beach. Sunbeds or seating are available in several locations, including terraces, gardens and elegant lounges – all with a view.
The Old Town – a UNESCO world heritage site – offers a wealth of historic sites among its distinctive red-roofed houses.
The entire hotel is accessible by elevator.
An excellent value option for Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior offers the services and amenities of more expensive hotels and the location is perfect for exploring the Old Town.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A renovated 16th-century palace a short distance from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, Hotel Kazbek offers 13 refined rooms, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, gourmet cuisine, and waterfront views. A high level of personal service adds to the luxurious ambience.
Sumptuous rooms, a private beach, an impressive spa, and panoramic views of Dubrovnik’s 13th-century stone walled Old Town make the intimate Villa Dubrovnik a stylish choice. A high level of personal service adds to the luxurious ambience.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore King’s Landing and many other Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, taking in historic streets, fortresses, islands and gardens that appeared in the hit television show as you walk in the footsteps of the Lannisters, Starks and Targaryens.
An archipelago of 13 islands (only three of which are inhabited), off the Dalmatian Coast near Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti Islands offer historic villages, pine forests and karst scenery as well as leisurely swimming and snorkeling in crystalline waters.
Meet the producers of some of Croatia’s finest wines and seafood on a tour of the Dalmatian Coast. Take in two wineries and an oyster farm, where you can sample their products and hear about the work that goes into creating them.