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“a little gem”
Review of Dubrovnik

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Galway, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
“a little gem”
Reviewed January 6, 2008

I enjoyed my stay in Dubrovnik immensely.Everyone should visit it some time in their life. The people are very friendly, the food is excellent and the views are breathtaking.

4 Thank MrsCIreland
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Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
124 helpful votes
“A beautiful but limited holiday destination”
Reviewed October 26, 2007

The Old city is the focus. It has wonderful walls on which you can wander (make sure you keep your ticket with you) and the views from the walls are breathtaking. You also get a great sense of how enclosed living in the old city must be. Be prepared for a steep climb initially just to get on the walls, but you will find it is worth it. Don't forget your camera. The old city itself has several buildings of historic interest and don't miss the video and photographs from the troubles in Dubrovnik - very moving.
Do not expect to find public toilets: spending a penny will cost you the price of a cup of coffee. But, they do make beautiful coffee.
Eat your fill at the excellent sidewalk diners.
The 'new' city is scattered and looks suburban, so don't expect any big shopping centres.
We felt that a day or two was sufficient to see Dubrovnik. Our hotel was a one euro bus ride (No 6) from the gate of the old city and ran every ten minutes. We travelled with The Travel Department and stayed at the Hotel Tirena in Babin Kuk. The hotel and food were excellent. The escorted tours were to The Old City, The Elaphite Islands, Medugorje, and Montenegro. All worthwhile and the scenery is something else. It got even more interesting as we drove into Montenegro. We were in Dubrovnik in the first week of October and the weather was fantastic. The sunsets are spectacular and it's very peaceful sitting watching the quick descent into a calm sea. Croatia is well worth a visit and not too expensive. Treat yourself.

14 Thank patsIreland
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 helpful votes
“Dubrovnik - expensive, but nice”
Reviewed September 19, 2007

Instead of staying in Dubrovnik, go to surrounding isles (Korcula, Hvar, etc). Dubrovnik felt a bit inauthentic and was swarming with tourists. Korcula was fantastic.

4 Thank AShearer98
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
60 helpful votes
“Impressed of how beautiful it is!!”
Reviewed September 4, 2007

Dubrovnik was absolutely amazing. Even for a Spanish person used to coastal towns and great holiday atmosphere this was a pleasant surprise! The Old city is great! It is all so well looked after the floor shines like marble! As unfortunately they went through a horrible war this means that Dubrovnik is a new resort and all the nice bars, restaurants and terraces are lovely and new. In August Dubrovnik is vibrantly full of people, nice families, couples and group of friends make a great and familiar atmosphere. It is hot but being on the coast makes it bearable. Hotels are not numerous in Dubrovnik and it is typical to stay in appartments or rent a room "sobe". We stayed in a studio in the center of the Old Town and we booked it through: [--]. We stayed in Apartments Santa Maria but on that website you can find more places. The man that rented the apartment was called Stijepo and he was great! He came to pick us up to the airport and took us to the flat (which in Dubrovnik is a real help as cars cannot enter the city and there are stairs everywhere!). Do you want to eat nice and cheap? Go to the port and look for Peskarija with lots of places to sit outside but... prepare yourself for the queue, why would you wait?? Because you have amazing food for more than half price than what the others offer. Service is a bit... sometimes (they are really busy) but the food and the price is great! If you want to splash and treat your wife/girlfriend take her to Nautica (leave the old town through the Pile gate) it is on your right before the Hilton. The price is high but... the experience is great, book in advance in the terrace for a spot looking the sea! If you prefer to stay in a hotel they are expensive but if you have the money go to the Hilton, it looks great and the Old town is about 3 minutes away through the Pile gate. Want to swimm? Go to Lokrun island with the little boat, it is great!!You will certainly not be disapointed in Dubrovnik!

12 Thank Europalover
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
“Dubrovnik has it all!”
Reviewed August 23, 2007

I have now visited Dubrovnik about 3 times over the last 6 years, and it amazes me every time.

You have the historic walled city, the beautiful cold Mediterranean Sea, the fabulous picturesque mountains, and the weather to top it off!!

We stayed in Gloria’s Villa, just 100 steps from the sea, with the most beautiful views over the harbour. This is a modest villa; it has several rooms and some apartments, most with views, and also a small swimming pool.

I recommend Lokrum Island, just a 30 minute boat ride away. It has two restaurants and one bar. The island is protected so there are smoking restrictions for example. It hosts a beautiful botanical garden, and some hidden historic treasures. Here, the sea is so clear you can sea for 500 metres down (a little scary), and there are some great jumps too.

The prices are a little high, for food especially, as Dubrovnik is a major tourist attraction now. However it still seems to have retains its local charm. An apartment with a small kitchen is a good idea if you want to save money, but the beach (only small) is perfect for those who want to splash out as you can hire white leather beds, with muslin and bamboo coverings, with a massage to top it off – pure bliss.

Enjoy x
Photos still to come

9 Thank T-Explorer
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