First, the good news: the room we had - "Ceylon" - also, Room 1, was indeed spectacular. Crazy, over-the-top fabulous. Also, enormous, with a bedroom, full-size living room/dining area, and a walk-in kitchen. The decor was luxurious - modern with an exotic twist. The general location, on a narrow side-street in the ancient, walled city of Korcula, was perfect.
Next, the questionable: I don't quite get the concept of this hotel, which turns out not to be so much a hotel as a collection of six extravagant apartments, with no common space and no facilities at all except a spa. The real problem is the specific location of our particular room: it was situated at street-level, which meant anyone walking by could look into the bedroom and living area unless we shut the wooden shutters, leaving the room with only artificial light. Considering Korcula is a gorgeous island in the beautiful Aegean Sea, it seemed a shame to be cut off from the outdoors. And very odd, really.
At these prices - very, very high, the most I have ever paid - I would have expected a view of the water, or at the very least, privacy from passersby.
Also, the breakfast - which was served sea-side - was completely pedestrian. Again, with prices like these I would have expected something exceptional, and not an overcooked omelet. When an establishment prices itself in the stratosphere, then it sets expectations that should be met. Perhaps it is just our room that was a disappointment - I gather from Tripadvisor reviews that the other rooms may accord more privacy and have some views. But then, those rooms were priced even higher.
Would we stay here again? The answer, sadly, is NO. But it was truly an experience, and that in itself is worth something.
- Also Known As:
- Lesic-Dimitri Palace Hotel
- Lesic-Dimitri Palace Hotel Korcula Island
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