The Best Hotels to Book in Dubrovnik for Every Traveller

Relax with picturesque Adriatic views when you book into one of these top hotels in Dubrovnik
Relax with picturesque Adriatic views when you book into one of these top hotels in Dubrovnik | Courtesy of Hotel Excelsior / Expedia
Chris Beanland

The Dalmatian coastline’s crown jewel, Dubrovnik, combines cliff-lined natural beauty and idyllic bathing coves with historic architecture. The Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site and is best known for its impressive palaces, forts and dramatic surrounding mountains – it’s no wonder the Game of Thrones producers chose it as a filming location. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Dubrovnik – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Neptun

Hotel

A bed and couch in a hotel room with a balcony overlooking the sea at Hotel Neptun
© Hotel Neptun
As one of the tallest buildings in Dubrovnik, the Neptun offers great views over a city of winding alleyways. If a room with a view is at the top of your wishlist, this is definitely the place to stay. Gaze out at the azure sea from your sleek, modern room, then take a dip in the outdoor pool or watch the sunset from the Terrace Restaurant. Alternatively, if you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, you can book a series of experiences from scuba diving to quad biking.

2. St Joseph's

Boutique Hotel

A tray with coffee on a bed in a cosy guest room at St Josephs, with an exposed stone wall
Courtesy of St Joseph's / Expedia

Star spotters will enjoy the celebrity comings and goings at St Joseph’s. This 400-year-old nobleman’s house in Dubrovnik hosted British comedic talents Stephen Merchant and Richard Ayoade when they stayed here to film the Channel 4 show Travel Man. At this Dubrovnik hotel, located on the quaint streets south of the main Stradun Boulevard, expect luxurious, traditional rooms with complimentary breakfast – and green smoothies – served to your door every day.

3. Villa Orsula

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa

The stone balcony, covered with vines, and courtyard at sunset at Villa Orsula Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik is a famously busy city but it’s also possible to escape the cruise ship craziness. Those in search of a quiet stay will be enchanted by the gardens –decked with orange trees and lavender – at Villa Orsula. Rooms are also classical and elegant include a nightly turn-down service. As a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this hotel makes the most of its art collection too, with pieces by Roberto Matta and Victor Vasarely on show.

4. One Suite Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A bed in a cosy hotel room at One Suite Hotel, with artwork of kids playing on the wall
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Active travellers should choose One Suite Hotel in Dubrovnik. Just a few minutes outside the city, this hotel specialises in adventure packages – from quad-bike safaris to kayak fishing. You’ll also find a gym on-site, plus a sundeck for yoga and a rooftop pool. Early birds should join One Suite’s local running guide around the hills of Srebreno, where the hotel is located, and finish off their morning with a fresh juice. Hopefully, it’ll keep your holiday physique resembling Mo Farah rather than the Michelin Man.

5. Villa King

Hotel, Apartment, Villa

Outdoor seating and tables on a balcony at Villa King, surrounded by trees
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If you want to cook homemade dinners or bring family members along, aparthotel Villa King, 1km (0.6mi) east of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, could be just the ticket. You can choose from a suite with a jacuzzi and outdoor dining area, or one with a terrace and views of the Adriatic Sea – but regardless, all are beautifully decorated with mid-century sideboards and spider plants to give that homely touch.

6. Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Hotel

A bed, desk and chair in a bright hotel room at Bellevue Dubrovnik, with a view from the large window out to the sea
Courtesy of Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik / Expedia

Looking for a cool romantic weekend getaway? Hotel Bellevue might be the place for you. Slinky decor and eye-popping showpieces – like walls of wine – make the place feel truly special. Try the freshly caught fish at Vapor Restaurant, a Michelin Guide recommendation, and complete the picture with a Negroni on the sea-facing terrace.

7. Scalini Palace

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A table with pastries and drinks on a stone balcony at Scalini Palace, overlooking the terracotta rooftops
Courtesy of Scalini Palace / Expedia

If you’re looking for a central location, Scalini Palace puts you right at the heart of the action, amongst the winding alleyways of the historic Old Town. Housed in a 16th-century manor house, the decor mixes modern furnishings with historic brick and stone from the original architecture. An Italian-style breakfast will also be delivered to your room each morning. Our tip? Ask the concierge to organise a private speedboat tour for an alternative sightseeing experience in Dubrovnik.

8. Hotel Excelsior

Hotel, Villa

Outdoor lounge at Hotel Excelsior, offering spectacular views of Dubrovnik and the ocean
Courtesy of Hotel Excelsior / Expedia

For five-star luxury, look no further than Hotel Excelsior, just a five-minute walk away from the walled city of Dubrovnik. Occupying a former royal villa, this lavish hotel will treat you to the best sea views that both Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor have enjoyed in decades past. We also recommend booking a table at the Prora restaurant and enjoying a Croatian wine with your meal. On overcast days, you can indulge in a massage at the huge on-site spa before diving into the freshwater pool.

For more options, discover our guide to the best boutique hotels in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and book now on Culture Trip.

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