If you’re searching for a boutique hotel with character, Pucic Palace is the place. This splendidly ornate hotel features just seventeen rooms and two suites. It’s not exactly capacious, but that’s exactly its charm, and staying here is an intimate, polished experience. Ask for a room with a view over Gundulićeva Poljana, the site of the morning fruit and vegetable market. Waking up to the morning bustle adds an authentically local dimension to your stay.
Ulica od Puča 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 20 326 222
If money really is no object, consider a stay at Villa Orsula, the creme-de-la-creme of Durbrovnik’s boutique hotel offerings. This grandiose Art Deco villa strikes the perfect balance between heritage and modernity. Situated in a terraced garden, Villa Orsula is architecturally stunning, and its resplendent facade is elegantly matched by modern, crisp interiors. This boutique hotel boasts excellent sea views, so you can admire the blazingly blue Adriatic from your window, or from the impeccably manicured garden terrace where breakfast is served.
Frana Supila 14, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 20 300 300
If you’re looking to splash out on luxury, St.Joseph’s is one of Dubrovnik’s more indulgent options. Situated in an artfully restored medieval building in the centre of the Old Town, it’s a one-of-a-kind property, with only six luxurious rooms available. A stay here is an exclusive experience, and it’s definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum, but its refined elegance and romantic atmosphere make it worth every penny.
The unpretentious, modestly-priced Hotel More isn’t quite as characterful as its competitors, but its distinct setting, perched on the Lapad Bay, Dubrovnik’s verdant, rocky peninsula, makes it a worthy contender. This hotel is much larger in scale and is therefore a less personal experience, but its immediate surroundings – a pine-fringed boulevard curving along the seafront – provides the perfect conditions for a romantic evening stroll. Its sea-facing restaurant is also a big draw.
Kardinala Stepinca 33, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 20 494 200