Dubrovnik and its surrounds has all the beauty and grandeur of the French Riviera. The Croatian people are warm and gracious, and the Villa Dubrovnik brings a Mediterranean sensibility to the Adriatic.
The Villa is truly beautiful and elegant. You enter through an elevator on the street level, which takes you down to a modern courtyard and glassed hotel entry. Perfect seclusion for "celebrity" guests. The staff is excellent and gracious; very service minded. As a small hotel, they really get to know each guest and their preferences. The Guest Relations manager, Matina Durovic, is a standout. Charming, thoroughly capable and totally plugged into the community she goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of her guests. She arranged the best tables for us at all of the restaurants we visited. And, by the way, the food in Dubrovnik is superb (fresh seafood and produce beautifully prepared) and it was great fun learning the wines of Croatia. The Villa has a small but first class spa, and Inez is an incredible masseuse. She kindly rearranged her schedule so we could see her for a second time during our trip. The rooms are contemporary and well appointed with beautiful views and fantastically comfortable beds. The Villa Dubrovnik has beautiful al fresco dining options, and the Proscuitto and Wine Bar located on the roof is the perfect place to have a pre-dinner cocktail and watch the sun set over the Old City.
The location of the Villa Dubrovnik is ideal, being a 15 minute walk or boat ride or 5 minute drive from the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site for good reason. During the day, however, the Old City can be a bit much: hot and crowded with cruise ship tourists; so it was lovely to be able to relax at the Villa's private "beach," which is actually an outcropping of rock with access to the sea via a few steps. The view from the beach is extraordinary: Lokrum Island right across the way; the Old City in the near distance; and the brilliantly blue crystal clear water of the Adriatic all around.
We gave a couple of notes to Matina to make the Villa more of a 5 star experience, many of which she told us were in their winter plan: complimentary bottles of water by the bed each night; more handrails leading down to the beach; adding some heavier weights and a vectra system to the gym, etc. And, as other reviewers noted, the wifi is spotty.
We loved Dubrovnik and our stay at the Villa Dubrovnik. In addition to discovering the Old City in the late afternoon and evenings (walking the city walls is a must do), we chartered a day boat to visit the Elafiti Islands, and also went to the town of Cavtat (beautiful small resort area with a port, close to the airport) for lunch. My in-laws also enjoyed exploring nearby Montenegro with a hired car and driver; and took the cable car ride up to the hill overlooking Dubrovnik to visit the War Museum there. We can't recommend Dubrovnik and the Villa Dubrovnik highly enough and are planning a return visit in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Villa Dubrovnik, Croatian most exclusive hotel introducing an unprecedented level of luxury and style to one of the world's most famous cities.It is only few minutes away from the fortified beauty of the Old City of Dubrovnik. With spectacular views of the Old City and Island of Lokrum, Villa Dubrovnik welcomes you with luxurious accommodation of 56 sea-view residences. Soothe yourself with personalized treatments of the Villa Spa wellness club and discover excitements of Vaporetto speedboat transfers to the Old City of Dubrovnik and back. Everything is meticulously crafted to ensure the privacy and comfort of your stay. Dubrovnik's most elegant 5-star hotel invites you to share its unique Romance forever experience. ... more less
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