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Hotel Stari Grad
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Od Sigurate, Dubrovnik, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 70 hotels in Dubrovnik
Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Lovely Hotel Inside the City Walls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is one of few hotels inside the old town walls in Dubrovnik which was the main reason we opted to stay here. Walk out the front door, and within a few metres you're on the Stradun, however as the hotel is on one of the narrow streets off the Stradun it is very quiet at night. The room itself was very nice, bathroom clean with good shower and the hotel in general had great character. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly. There is no restaurant in the hotel, although breakfast was served, and there is a small cafe adjacent to the hotel. There are plenty of fab restaurants within a stones throw in any case. There was a lovely terrace on the rooftop, which afforded lovely views across the old town. Location was perfect - when everyone else is disappearing to get their buses back to their resort hotels outside the city it was so nice to wander along the now quiet Stradun with an ice cream, just yards from our hotel. It's expensive here, very expensive compared with what we'd normally pay for a hotel, but hey, did I mention the location?!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

One of only two hotels in the old town of Dubrovnik, the hotel Stari Grad is a real gem. Our room was clean and bright and overlooked the pantiled rooftops and across to a near-by church tower. The rooftop terrace is fantastic and provides a spectacular view across the whole of the city. We quickly established a routine of taking a bottle wine and nibbles up there for a pre-dinner aperitif! Fabulous!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My sister, cousin, and I stayed at Hotel Stari Grad for three nights October 18-21. We very much enjoyed our stay. The front desk staff was extremely pleasant, helpful, and spoke fluent English. They helped us lug our baggage up to our third floor rooms (the hotel has no lift). The double room I shared with my sister was nicely appointed, adequately spacious, and had a very nice, clean bathroom...although it had the smallest, most claustrophobic shower we experienced in all of Croatia. The WiFi Internet access, unfortunately, didn't always work from our room, but did from other parts of the hotel. Breakfast, served by the cafe next door, was a bit of a disappointment compared with the breakfasts we experienced in the rest of Croatia. The location, however, could not have been better. The Stari Grad is an easy walk from the Pile Gate, and mere steps away from the Strada (the main street in Old Town Dubrovnik). On weekend nights, the street noise was a bit loud, but this could easily have been solved by closing the window to the room (we left it open for ventilation). Also, at the top of the hotel is a terrace that has a beautiful, panoramic view of Dubrovnik. We had a ridiculously early flight out of Dubrovnik the day we left, but at 4:15 am the hotel had thoughtfully packed a sandwich, an apple, and juice ready for each us to take on our journey. If you want to stay in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik surrounded by old world charm, Hotel Stari Grad is the place. We would gladly return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We booked the hotel for a final night after a holiday travelling round Croatia, and were looking forward to much talked about breakfast on the roof terrace. The roof terrace is wondeful, albeit a bit of a climb. Views over the roof tops, and you can watch people walking the walls-nowadays a one way, anti clockwise trip. The tables were still set as if for breakfast, but the new owners have, we were told, chnaged the regime. Instead of this wonderful setting, breakfast was in the cafe next door. It had rained in the night, and the cafe had not troubled to set ouitdoor seats, which might have helped - other street cafes were open. The welcome was muted, no smiles, a worn looking menu. We ordered crissants and coffee. The croissants were burnt on the outside and raw in the middle- served with a single small jam - the sort with a tear off top you don't mind in a cheap cafe. I couldn't tell what flavour it was. The coffee was cold. We gave up and went out for breakfast, despite it being included.

At 150 pounds for the room we expected better. The room was comfortable, lovely bed, big towels. The shower was one of those with three settings, overhead, jacuzzi style side jets or a hand held. The overhead was loose so the water went sideways.

The Stari Grad, just 8 rooms and located near the Pile gate and just off the Stradun, couldn't be better located.

The staff in the hotel were lovely, helpful and friendly. Pity this tone did not extend to the people providing breakfast.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Anna and Ehab took over this hotel first half of 2012 and they are wonderful hosts. Only 8 rooms in the heart of the old town where you can experience the texture of this ancient place. go to the roof terrace and look over the rooftops of Dubrovnik. We arrived in the old town at peak population crowd time around noon and our hosts suggested that we have lunch on the rooftop and venture out onto the streets after 1500. Just do it and then have dinner or twilight cocktails up there also. I thought bout dropping a notch off the rating because the lift that Anna and Ehab are planning was not there for our stay in July but with Ehab lugging the luggage there was no inconvenience for us.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located right in the centre of the walled city. It was great to be able to pop back to the hotel for short breaks and to get away from the cruise ship crowds.
Fantastic roof top terrace with amazing views of Dubrovnik.
Staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room was nice but no frills, perhaps a little over-priced. Great stay overall!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This small hotel is perfectly located in a listed building within the medieval walled town of Dubrovnik. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff were welcoming and helpful. There is a roof terrace (where you can sit and have a drink) which has superb views over the old town. We enjoyed being able to eat out in nearby restaurants and stay in a hotel all within the walled city (where cars aren't permitted). The bigger hotels were outside the city walls and across a busy road.
If you are looking for a hotel wih lots of facilities (swimming pool, gym etc) then The Stari Grad wouldn't be for you. But, if you are looking for a quiet, very conveniently situated and comfortable hotel and don't mind walking up stairs (there are no lifts and there are two rooms on each of four floors) then I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Od Sigurate, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Dubrovnik
#15 Romantic Hotel in Dubrovnik
#22 Family Hotel in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Stari Grad 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dreaming of a next summer already? Check into the stylish Boutique Hotel Stari Grad! Fully renovated in 2013, the original 16th century nobleman 's house converted into boutique hotel combines Old World atmosphere with sleek lines, residential glamour, jewel tones and colorful patterns to create a collection of eight unique rooms for your cozy vacation. Location? Simply, ideal: a quiet street in the heart of Dubrovnik's Old Town, just off the main Placa Stradun! Although small, this luxurious yet discreet hotel hides many treasures. Discover Green & Purple cafe bar, elegant and ultimately distinctive gathering spot in the town. Taste delicious, excellently served dishes at Above5 restaurant, located on the only rooftop terrace in Old Town, while enjoying unforgettable views of the ancient city walls, roofs, sea and neighboring islands... Can a dream go beyond a dream? ... more   less 
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