The Best Five-Star Hotels in Dubrovnik

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by Jane Foster, The Telegraph, October 27, 2017

An insider's guide to the best five-star hotels in Dubrovnik, including the top places to stay for elegant bedrooms, excellent cuisine, outdoor pools, luxurious spas and amazing views over the city and Adriatic, near to the Old Town and medieval City Walls.

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

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A luxury waterside hotel on Dubrovnik's Lapad peninsular, three miles from the lovely fortified Old Town. It has 308 rooms with contemporary décor, all with a balcony and sea view, as well as a VIP wing which hosts four ultra-luxurious suites, including the vast and magnificent Presidential suite. Facilities include a rock-and-concrete beach with a scuba diving centre, two outdoor pools, a spa with an indoor pool, and a tennis court. It's a perfect base for combining seaside relaxation and cultural sightseeing. Read expert review. From £78per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

Valamar Dubrovnik President is a big, modern five-star seaside hotel, a short distance from the Old Town. All 292 rooms have balconies and sea views, and there's a wellness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, watersports, a kids’ club and spaces for conferences and events. The stand-out feature is the hotel beach, a pebble cove with sun beds, parasols, baldachins and palm trees. The Abyss Diving Centre is based here, offering jet-ski, water-ski, wake-board, stand-up paddle, banana-boat and parasailing, plus scuba diving. Read expert review. From £116per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

The Grand Dame of Dubrovnik hotels, the 19th-century Hilton Imperial stands just outside the medieval City Walls. Dignified and peaceful, it has 147 spacious rooms, a lovely restaurant terrace in the leafy front garden, a small spa with indoor pool, and facilities for meetings and events. Original 19th-century architectural features remain, along with plush furnishing, and colour schemes of imperial yellow and Bordeaux red. The Porat Restaurant has a lovely front terrace, with tables under big green parasols and two camphor trees, offering seasonally-inspired Mediterranean dishes. Read expert review. From £69per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

Dating back to 1913, the Excelsior has hosted numerous illustrious guests, including Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Roger Moore and Francis Ford Coppola. It comprises the original building, Villa Odak, plus a modern extension, all built into a steep hillside. The 141 rooms and 17 suites are functional and comfortable, with dark-wood furnishing and a natural palette of brown, cream and grey fabrics, plus slick modern bathrooms. The Energy Clinic Spa & Wellness offers a decent indoor pool, whirlpool tubs, a sauna, gym, and a range of health and beauty treatments. Read expert review. From £123per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 

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Villa Orsula Dubrovnik, Croatia

9Telegraph expert rating

This boutique hotel, housed in a white stone villa dating from 1939, is a truly romantic retreat. Ideal for couples, it offers discreet luxury and impeccable service. There are just 13 rooms, plus a chic restaurant serving Peruvian cuisine with tables on a vine-draped terrace affording sublime sea views. From the garden, planted with fragrant pines and lavender, steep stone steps lead down to a bathing platform, with sun beds, beach towels and easy access into the sea. Former guests include Elizabeth Taylor. Read expert review. From £346per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Villa Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

A sophisticated but relaxed five-star retreat with a spa and indoor pool that looks out onto the turquoise Adriatic. Built into a cliff, the sea views are out of this world, and are best enjoyed from the terrific rooftop bar. Suites have the added luxury of an in-room whirlpool tub, while the deluxe suites have vast terraces with outdoor whirlpool tub and views towards the old town. The Villa Spa sums it up - beauty treatments, massage, yoga, and an indoor pool with views over the sea. Expensive, but worth it. Read expert review. From £501per night. Check availability. Rates provided by


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