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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
Brentwood
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“Fantastic Hotel in Amazing Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

I travelled to Dubrovnik with 3 friends for a long weekend and we booked this hotel (more of a Boutique B&B really) because it was inside of the city walls and reasonably priced. Our expectations were not high as it was only 3* but it was an amazing find. Originally an old house, it has 8 rooms (4 single and 4 double) all with en suite. Whilst fairly basic, the rooms were spotlessly clean with every required amenity (safe, mini bar etc) and all bedlinen and towels changed daily. The staff were outstanding - polite, helpful, attentive. The breakfasts were excellent (on the roof terrace on warm days, downstairs on cooler days). The location was perfect, right in the centre of the old town and the building itself had character and charm. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to any traveller (we usually stay in 5*) and equally I would recommend Dubrovnik where everyone was really friendly. If you're looking for good restaurants, try Proto or Sesame.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    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
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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Stari Grad. The location is wonderful in the Old City of Dubrovnik, especially for a short stay. Our room was quite spacious with comfortable bed and bathroom with nice shower. The patio on the top floor had a beautiful view although the weather prevented us from having breakfast up there. Breakfast was fine although the space inside was a little cramped. No problem for us to carry our bags up the stairs but one should plan ahead and pack lightly.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

We stayed here in late June, 2008. The hotel is centrally located, being only 20 metres or so from the Placa (the main thoroughfare). The hotel was clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the view from the breakfast room on the roof is spectacular, especially in the early morning or at dusk.

The rooms, however, are pretty small. If your room is on one of the top floors, be prepared to climb many flights of stairs. Another poster commented on not knowing that the old town was car-free; we didn't have a problem with that as our guidebook had stated it. Obviously hotels within the old town will be more expensive than those outside the gates, but they are worth it, in order to be centrally located in this beautiful town.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

We stayed just one night here at the end of our honeymoon. The location is within the old city walls and that's obviously why the hotel is quite expensive. For that you get a lovely room in a charming building. The rooftop terrace is lovely for breakfast. That said there's not much room and you may have to wait a while to get a seat. The breakfast itself was adequate. Nothing cooked. We had to request toast.

The room was really nice. The air conditioner was OK. Not fantastic but not bad either. In the morning I had a cold shower. Apparently the light switch wasn't a light switch. It was the switch for the boiler. It would have been useful to know that, and also how to operate the room safe.

By the way don't bring heavy luggage as there are six floors and no elevator. Thankfully I only had to drag our suitcase up one floor.

I'm reluctant to put a negative review of this hotel as the staff were all absolutely lovely. We couldn't understand them much but we understood enough to know that they were very friendly and welcoming.

Anyway to summarise, I'd say it's a perfectly nice hotel. However, it is very expensive for what you get in terms of breakfast, room, etc. The reason for that is of course the location.

If you can afford a bit more, stay at the Hilton. If you want the charm of staying within the old city walls in a family run hotel, and can't afford to sell a major organ to stay at the Palace, I'd recommend the Stari Grad. It's a good choice.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Malvern UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

My wife took me to Dubrovnik as a 50th birthday present, and if it hadn't been a surprise it would have lived up to all my expectations! We stayed at the Stari Grad Hotel in the old town for two nights, the highlight being the roof terrace breakfasts. We planned to drive up to Mostar and then down to Kotor, both well worth visiting, and we had pre booked a car with A Marker Car Hire. I would expect Dubrovnik, Mostar and Kotor to be enjoyable and interesting destinations (which they were), but what we did not expect, and what prompted this review, was the exceptional service from this company. As well as the car hire they were providing an airport transfer for us (which got off to a good start when they were waiting for us when we arrived, despite the plane being 20 minutes early). In my experience car hire round the world is pretty much a uniformly miserable experience of surly staff, unexpected surcharges and annoying restrictions. Here, Marko, the boss, was waiting with the car outside the Pile gate of the old town. There was very little paperwork, no problem visiting two other countries (there are a lot of countries round here), full CDW insurance included in the cost, exhaustive help with the route planning, and no rude remarks about a tatty pre photo UK licence. The holiday was great (if you go to Kotor, be sure to climb up to the top of the fortifications), but the only really outstanding service we experienced was provided by this company.

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Southern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

This is only one of two hotels within the walls of medieval Dubrovnik. If you want to be surrounded by history Hotel Stari Grad is a good choice. It is located on a narrow walkway right off the Stradum, which is the white marbled main! The hotel once was an aristocratic home now converted to hotel use; the rooms are a bit odd-sized yet quite comfortable and adequate with modern bathrooms and amenities, just as they are shown on the Internet. The entire hotel is spotlessly clean and the multi-lingual staff goes out of their way to help travelers. The provided continental breakfast, especially the coffee, was not to our liking, however there are many better alternatives mere steps away. We would happily stay at Hotel Stari Grad again.

Visitors to Dubrovnik during the prime summer season have many activities from which to chose (boating, snorkeling, remote island picnics etc), but in a cooler season these are less attractive, so we found Dubrovnik to be worthy of no more than two days for a non-summer visitor. The Croatian people are gracious and honest. The sea is gorgeous and clear. Dubrovnik is very charming – go there!

  • Liked — Within the historic area
  • Disliked — Smoking permitted in breakfast/lobby
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008

Had 1 night here, and felt we had wasted our money!
Room was fine, reception was not particularly friendly though.
Breakfast good.
For the price, we should have stayed in Lapad, and caught the no 6 bus in to town. This was very reasonable, and very frequent.

The town during the day is totally overwhelmed with people, especially from the big ships that come in. You couldn't move at times-this was not high season.
We actually escaped town during the day, and came back at night.
The weather was cool, so the top terrace was not open.

Dubrovnik is stunning, but you don't need to stay in the old city, as public bus transport is very good.

  • Liked — Central position
  • Disliked — Overpriced
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
#17 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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