The Best Luxury Hotels in Dubrovnik

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by Jane Foster from The Telegraph, February 16, 2018

An insider's guide to the top luxury hotels in Dubrovnik, including the best for sumptuous bedrooms, al fresco dining, five-star service, rooftop bars and magnificient swimming pools, in locations including Dubrovnik's Old Town. 

Pucić Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

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This five-star boutique hotel in the medieval old town of Dubrovnik offers antique furnishings, two motorboats for private excursions and free use of sunbeds at the nearby Banje beach club. Small and refined, you can expect a true boutique hotel experience here, with plenty of history thrown in. There are 17 rooms and two suites, each individually furnished with olive wood parquet floors, Italian and Turkish period antiques and handmade rugs. The front façade gives onto Gundulićeva Poljana, the square where the open-air morning fruit and vegetable market is held, adding a touch of local colour and informality. Read expert review. From £103per 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: rooms have private terraces and there’s a 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. It even has a private bathing area with easy access into the sea. Expensive, but worth it. Read expert review. From £501per 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. The décor is elegant and refined, with fabrics in tones of brown, beige and grey, and slick bathrooms stocked with Bulgari toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. It's peaceful, with a private entrance from the road, and a passageway connecting to the neighbouring Grand Villa Argentina. Read expert review. From £346per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

On the coast, midway between Dubrovnik's Old Town and Lapad Peninsular, this slick, modern hotel has a sheltered pebble beach and a wellness centre with an indoor pool, making it a restful retreat the year through. All the 91 rooms and suites have sea views, and most have balconies too. Superior rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony with glass balustrades, for fantastic uninterrupted views down to the sea. The Delux suites come with a whirlpool bath. There's a pebble beach out front, with direct sunshine until mid-afternoon. Read expert review. From £92per 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. Standard rooms have garden views, while Deluxes and Executives have side views. Some look onto the city walls, beautifully floodlit at night, or sea (upper floors only). The best ones have balconies and lots of natural light. Read expert review. From £69per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Dubrovnik Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

A luxury waterside hotel on Dubrovnik's Lapad peninsular. It has 308 rooms with contemporary décor, a rock-and-concrete beach with a scuba diving centre, two outdoor pools, a spa with an indoor pool, and a tennis court. It looks onto the open sea, the tiny rocky Grebeni islets, capped by a lighthouse, and the island of Koločep. West-facing too, so you get spectacular sunsets. It's a perfect base for combining seaside relaxation and cultural sightseeing. With its own private entrance, the VIP wing hosts four ultra-luxurious suites, including the vast and magnificent Presidential suite, with former guests including John Malkovich. Read expert review. From £78per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

A historic five-star hotel, with fantastic views of Dubrovnik's medieval walls rising from the sea. Rooms have oak-wood floors and grey walls, comfy beds with puffy white duvets (colour added by woollen throws and bedside rugs in misty-pink or olive-green), and grey stone bathrooms with power showers and L'Occitane toiletries. Down by the sea, a stone terrace with sunbeds and parasols has steps into the water for swimming. The vast Wellness Spa includes a big freeform pool and whirlpools, Roman bath, Finnish sauna and theme showers; it also offers beauty treatments with Energy Clinic products. A gym and hairdresser are on site too. Read expert review. From £123per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Grand Villa Argentina Dubrovnik, Croatia

8Telegraph expert rating

Set in a terraced garden, this hotel affords fine views down onto the sea and towards Dubrovnik's medieval-walled Old Town, beautifully illuminated at night. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming – the concierge in the lobby provides advice about things to see and do, and excursions. The garden, planted with lemon trees, cypresses, rosemary and lavender, has plenty of secluded areas for sitting out. From here, steps lead down to an outdoor pool, lined with wicker sun-beds and big white parasols, and a bathing platform affording easy access into the sea. The Energy Clinic Spa & Wellness Centre offers health and beauty treatments, massage, sauna, whirlpool bath, indoor pool and gym. Read expert review. From £88per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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