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.
Designed by Croatian architect Mladen Frka in 1961 to blend into the landscape, this intimate cliffside retreat makes the most of its setting overlooking Lokrum Island and the Adriatic Sea. Inside, the white marble walls, light hues and dark wicker furniture set the tone for the minimal decor theme that follows in 56 light-flooded rooms, all of which have wood detailing, modern artworks, upscale soft furnishings, and full-length sliding doors opening onto private balconies. There’s also a large indoor-outdoor pool with seating, a serene spa, a well-equipped gym, a private rocky beach, and a gourmet restaurant. You’ll also find several relaxed bars, lounges, and sea view terraces for dramatic views across Dubrovnik’s Old Town, especially at sunset.
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The hotel has 56 spacious rooms, all of which have private balconies and lots of floor-to-ceiling glass to allow for plenty of natural light. In addition to sophisticated nautical decor, there’s air conditioning, minibar, flat screen TV, bath products, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Premium rooms have the added luxury of large private terraces with Jacuzzis, but no sea views. Suites offer more living space, upgraded amenities, and preferred locations within the building.
You’ll be a 20 minute walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a myriad of cultural attractions, including The Rector's Palace, the Sponza Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery. Lokrum Island’s botanic gardens, fortress, and lake are a boat ride away. Several art museums and craft shops are located down the road from the hotel.
Food and drink
Restaurant Pjerin offers views of the Old Town and Lokrum Island from its outdoor terrace. Head here in the morning to enjoy local delicacies and return in the evening to sample a mix of gourmet Dalmatian and Mediterranean cuisine paired with Croatian and global wines from the cellar. The hotel also has an alfresco bar for light lunches and a prosciutto and wine bar on the rooftop for daytime drinks and sundowners.
Facilities and activities
Open year-round, the indoor-outdoor pool features sliding glass French doors leading onto an Adriatic-facing terrace lined with loungers and umbrellas. The Villa Spa has Turkish and Finnish saunas, a well-equipped gym with weights and cardio machines, and private rooms for a wealth of massages, facials and treatments using organic Sodashi products. The hotel also has its own private beach.
All floors in the hotel are accessible via an elevator from the main entrance.
Ticking the boxes for a chic but relaxed stay, Villa Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s most luxurious hotels. We love the views of the Old Town, the Adriatic Sea, and the forested Lokrum Island.
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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 favorite 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.
An iconic Dubrovnik hotel that’s hosted a who’s who of celebrities and world leaders over the years, Hotel Excelsior showcases sweeping Adriatic Sea views, tranquil gardens and a charming waterfront stone promenade, where you can soak up the sun in comfort during the summer months.
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.
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.