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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

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#12 of 79 hotels in Dubrovnik
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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With its prestigious location, just steps from the UNESCO Old City of Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior is ready to show its revamped grandeur as one of the most lavish hotels on the Adriatic. Housed in a former 1913 royal villa and built to take full advantage of a west-facing view of the glorious Old Town, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik enjoys the most enviable location of any hotel in the city – just a five-minute walk from the medieval fortress walls. It has been welcoming famous guests from the start, including Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor. It’s only when you go there that you fully appreciate the magnificence of the setting: the tranquil gardens in which to stroll, a beautiful beach and three restaurants, all offering cinematic views of the Adriatic. For added luxury, there is also an indoor swimming pool, plus a glamorous spa and fitness centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German
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738 reviews
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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik garners appreciation for its prime location near the old town and direct sea access, which many guests find enhances their stay. The hotel's amenities, including beautiful sea views and dining options, receive high marks, although opinions on the atmosphere and value are divided; some guests find the atmosphere lacking for a 5-star venue and services overpriced. While rooms are often commended for their views and comfort, criticisms arise over their size and maintenance. Service quality is generally high, although occasionally inconsistent, and the hotel's cleanliness is widely praised.
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Value
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Service
Inconsistent
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DebM wrote a review Dec 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom31 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel, very comfortable. Had a relaxing holiday here, fantastic views of Dubrovnik. The hotel bar was lovely, great cocktails, soft jazz music and wonderful views. Lovely indoor swimming pool.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear M8070SIdeborahm, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Ali H wrote a review Jul 2022
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom51 contributions45 helpful votes
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Hotel Excelsior is a beautiful quirky building, hugging the hillside over 6 floors just outside Dubrovnik old town. It is easy walking distance to the sites of old town, the walls and ferry to Lokrum as well as the high end restaurants of old town Dubrovnik (360, Nautica). The sea view is amazingly beautiful. The quality of the rooms and facilities is excellent (similar to large luxury chains like the Four Seasons but with more local character). The staff are attentive and very polite and all spoke excellent english. Front desk very helpful. The quay styled beach frontage is perfect for swimming in the beautiful clear sea water and the service beachside is excellent for drinks and lunch. Included breakfast was generous and delicious. This was our second visit here in 4 years as it is so relaxing and the fact it is only about 30 minutes between arriving at Dubrovnik airport and being in your room is also a major advantage. In hotel dining is of excellent standard. we ate at Prora - the in house, ‘feet in the sea’ restaurant on 3 nights which was relaxing and delicious. Any downsides: not really, it isn’t cheap but is good value, and i suppose if you have very small children you might find the quayside beach-front less relaxed than a sandy beach. Otherwise one of the best hotels I have stayed at particularly for families with teenage or older kids, couples etc.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 1, 2022
Dear AliH756, I would like to thank you for staying with us and for writing a review of our hotel. I'm glad that you liked our location. We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Thank you once again for staying with us, and we hope to be your hosts again in the near future. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Susan10536 wrote a review Nov 2023
Katonah, New York223 contributions103 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik. Room and view excellent. Caring staff, great breakfast, right on the sea, conveniently located for walking. Only negative - avoid the utterly terrible room service. And it's expensive - but I knew that when I made the booking.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear Susan10536, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Bernard S wrote a review Nov 2023
Chicago, Illinois78 contributions87 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Excelsior. Our room was in the newer building. It was large, had a reasonably spacious bathroom and a very nice terrace that looked down at the beach and sea and toward the walls of the old town. Staff was uniformly excellent in all regards-always accommodating, efficient and helpful-never a glitch at any time. Housekeeping was excellent. It is about a ten minute walk to town but the restaurant at the hotel was superb and we ate there one evening. Given how crowded Dubrovnik is, it was nice to stay a little bit away from the center, and it was an easy walk. Our room was very quiet and the bed was excellent.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 22, 2023
Dear theeddystone, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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LizfromNJ wrote a review Nov 2023
Ridgewood NJ64 contributions34 helpful votes
Loved everything about this hotel. We were upgraded to a suite with a huge terrace overlooking the Adriatic & old town Dubrovnik. The room was gorgeous!! It was huge and beautifully appointed. It was a quick walk into the old town. I would love to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 22, 2023
Dear LizRidgewoodNJ, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Norfolk diner . wrote a review Oct 2023
Dereham, United Kingdom34 contributions33 helpful votes
This hotel provides the perfect base for a short stay in Dubrovnik. Tantalisingly close to the hustle and bustle of the beautiful old town. The views are incredible . I would recommend it for location alone but like other reviewers , I don’t think this hotel is 5* in all regards. Our room was fine and we were invited to change rooms two nights into our 4 night stay but we didn’t want the hassle of this . What lets this hotel down is the food - the quality of the breakfast is not good - I had to send back items for being undercooked and they came back the same . Additionally, the service from reception staff is varied. Some staff are great and others seem disinterested and irritated . I was particularly disappointed with the response I got when I asked one lady to recommend and book some restaurants for us - in the end I did it myself . The gym is also very limited, as well as hot, stuffy and dark. This hotel is great for a short stay but perhaps not for a full holiday .
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 2, 2023
Dear 834henriettag, Thank you very much for choosing our Excelsior hotel for your stay in Dubrovnik and taking your time to write review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Hotel Excelsior in general .Regarding your negative remarks, we would like to express our regret because we did not have opportunity to do something during your stay .We do take all remarks seriously and appreciate all the feedback we can get, so thank you very much for this note. Once more we would like to thank you for staying with us, and we truly hope that we will have opportunity to welcome you again in near future. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Nina B wrote a review Oct 2023
Raleigh, North Carolina38 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel, the views were breathtaking. The breakfast was good and also had an amazing view. You can sip your coffee and marvel at old town Dubrovnik. It is an easy and short walk to old town Dubrovnik from the hotel. Would for sure stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 26, 2023
Dear ninab219, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Jennifer Murray wrote a review Oct 2023
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Went to celebrate my 50th with family.. felt very special ...they were so kind to give us an adjoining room for our kids and us....and ended up in a beautiful terraced room with an amazing view. Food was delicious and the staff were plentiful, willing and kind.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 26, 2023
Dear jennifermW2018DE, Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Excelsior and taking your time to share your experience! We are happy indeed that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in our hotel again. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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John S wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York2 contributions
When we now think of our trip to Croatia - we now think of Mario Korac simultaneously. We recently stayed at Hotel Excelsior (in October 2023) and customarily booked daily excursions with the hotel concierge desk. Our first day trip to Montenegro was with Mario, our randomly selected professional driver. Because Mario was a such pleasure to be with, we requested to continue our subsequent daily excursions to Mostar and the wine country with no other - than Mario. Mario being a professional driver for over 20 years easily exhibited to us his tremendous driving skills, knowledge of destinations with its winding roads, and his deep proud education of Croatia’s history and culture. Focusing continuously on his tasks at hand, Mario was always concerned for our safety, comfort, and satisfaction. However, more important than exhibiting driving knowhow, we enjoyed being in Mario’s company even more because he is genuinely a very nice, caring, and warm individual at the core. We somehow connected because of Mario’s keen sense of humor, our intriguing discussions and lending a listening ear to take note of what we were feeling and thinking during our rides. Somehow Mario did not want us having any negative feelings not only about our ride with him nor Croatia. Overall, Mario delivered exceptional services (and product)!!!!!!!!!! We look forward to maintaining our new relationship with Mario and having our paths crossing again in Croatia hopefully soon. All the best to Mario! John and Luciana New York October 22, 2023
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 23, 2023
Dear johnsavignano, I would like to thank you for taking time to write a positive review of the Excelsior hotel. It is a great pleasure to read that you have complimented our staff, which, along with the comfortable facilities you enjoyed, contributed to the pleasantness of your stay. We are also delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in general. Thank you once again for staying with us, and we hope to be your hosts again in the future. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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Sabina G wrote a review Oct 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay here at the hotel, fast checking in by Vesna, she kindly gave us two options to pick our room. The hotel had good breakfast options. Hotel also located near the Old city so we used to enjoy our short walk there. Our checkout was also done swiftly by Vesna. Thank you very much, a much pleasant welcoming stay, great housekeeping too. Many thanks
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 23, 2023
Dear 46sabinag, I would like to thank you for taking time to write a positive review of the Excelsior hotel. It is a great pleasure to read that you have complimented our staff, which, along with the comfortable facilities you enjoyed, contributed to the pleasantness of your stay. We are also delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in general. Thank you once again for staying with us, and we hope to be your hosts again in the future. Kind regards Ivor Vlasic Hotel Director
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$211 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
158
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Nearby attractions include Old Town (0.5 miles), Walls of Dubrovnik (0.6 miles), and FARAC Filigree & Fine Jewelry (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soul Kitchen, Ezza Steak & Cocktail Bar, and Gradska Kavana Arsenal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Croatian.