Dubrovnik: Hotels and accommodation
Dubrovnik has seen so many high-end openings, it is hard to keep track of developments.
There’s the impressive renovation and reopening of the Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, hot on the heels of the Kazbek and others. 2014 sees Valamar Dubrovnik President upgrading to a well-deserved 5-star.
These in turn came in the wake of the Hotel Bellevue, one of the most impressive properties on the Mediterranean. It is owned by Adriatic Luxury Hotels, who started the trend for off-the-scale sumptuousness in the first place. Their Hotel Dubrovnik Palace still wows while their Excelsior has benefitted from its full refit.
Outside Dubrovnik, the most interesting developments has been the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa near Orašac.
Some visitors opt for private rooms (look out for the blue ‘Sobe’ signs on doors). You will also be besieged by old ladies at the bus station.
If you’re staying a little longer, there are plenty of apartment options – the Karmen apartments have both a great location and the most genial host in Dubrovnik. You could also try Celenga, Dubrovnik Apartment Source and Pervanovo Apartments.