Originally opened in 1913, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik went through a year-long, complete renovation and re-opened in June 2017. Overlooking both the Adriatic and the ancient Old Town, the hotel boasts more than 100 years of history of hosting celebrities and dignitaries. Comprised of a combination of 158 rooms, suites and villa suites, the re-designed accommodations take on a modern palate and have views from every direction whether it be the Adriatic Sea or the Old Town.
Styled by Franić-Šekoranja studio the past and the present blend together with bright citrus and decadent velvet furnishings. When you enter the sprawling lobby, funky custom-crafted décor is paired with walls colored in brown tones and an inviting atmosphere. Just steps from the UNESCO Old City of Dubrovnik, it is one of the most lavish hotels on the Adriatic. The waterside jewel with a dazzling heritage, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik pairs luxury style with a passion for hospitality and is located just 20km from the Dubrovnik Airport.
“Since first opening our doors in 1913, we have taken great pride in offering our guests a luxury hotel experience in an unrivaled location, enabling travelers to enjoy Dubrovnik to its absolute maximum potential,” said Zrinka Marinovic, PR Manager at Adriatic Luxury Hotels. “When we re-opened our doors in 2017 and refreshed the hotel, we wanted to retain the authenticity of the beautiful UNESCO site, while ensuring guests enjoy the most modern of conveniences and smart design.”
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 one of the most enviable location of any hotel in Croatia. The other half of the hotel is the sleek contemporary wing which houses The Tower. With its tranquil gardens, a private beach and three restaurants, all offering magnificent views of the Adriatic, for added luxury, guests can also enjoy the indoor swimming pool, the glamorous spa, and fitness center.
Although the hotel has a large number of rooms, guests can still enjoy a boutique-type stay, feeling instantly at home in their minimalist-chic rooms or suites. One of the best parts of the suites facing the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea is the beautiful Presidential Suite, with stunning sunset views from a wraparound balcony. Guests can entertain in grand style in the hotel’s most exclusive suite.
At the indoor-outdoor Restaurant Salin, indulge in the breakfast buffet where the chef’s special omelet, head over to Prora Beach Restaurant for lunch and enjoy traditional Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood. When thirsty for an adult beverage, head over to the Abakus Piano Bar which serves up signature cocktails and one best sunset cocktail hours in Dubrovnik. Dinner at Sensus, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is its new fine-dining flagship offering unconventional and creative dishes made from fresh local delicacies and carefully paired with finest Croatian wines from wine cellar shelves, which adorn the walls.
At the luxurious Energy Clinic Spa, enter into a space that exudes distraction-free relaxation and ultimate pampering. Chose from an extensive menu of treatments, including an anti-fatigue espresso facial, a foot spa, an “Islands in the Stream” treatment along with their distinct offerings like the: SISLEY Phyto-Aromatic Comfort Extreme Facial Energy Clinic Fit Figure body care or After Plane Spa Comfort Package. Whether in the neutral-hued reception or the indoor pool, let the calm wash over you and wander into the Turkish or Roman baths or sweat it out in their Finnish sauna.
Other special offers at the hotel include the hotel’s car service, where guests ride in style in a BMW and are driven from the hotel to Dubrovnik Old Town or any that destination guests wish to explore. Guests can also reserve a transfer from the airport to the hotel, by completing the form here. And there may not be a lot of sand between the lavish hotel and the sea, but along the hotel’s cliff-beach are lounges and ladders providing access to the tranquil sea. Take a five-minute walk to the Banje Beach to sink your toes in the sand and groove along with local DJs and local oysters.
| Photos courtesy of Adriatic Luxury Hotels