For the price, this was a very good deal, and a very memorable experience. My only complaints were 1) on a windy night there was a faint rattling sound from the shutters and 2) a smell of mildew in the hallways on the upper floor (but not in the room).
The room was very tastefully and elegantly adorned. The A/C and bathroom looked to be almost new. The complimentary bathrobes were a little on the thin side, but to be fair, no one is going to be overly chilly in Dubrovnik during tourist season.
Some other things are worth mentioning. While this almost-oceanside (separated only by the street) hacienda-styled hotel is gorgeous, and sits in an attractive port area (a huge cruise ship was moored across the inlet during my stay), there’s no view of the Dubrovnik city fortress. That is actually a 10 minute cab ride (10-15 USD) away. However, I’m guessing that a hotel of the same quality located just outside the fortress would cost well more than twice as much, so I think Kazbek is a reasonable trade-off. Also, even though there is only one floor above ground level, some stair navigation seems unavoidable, so that this hotel might not be the best option for those on crutches or in wheelchairs.
Also, there are some pleasant family-style beaches about a 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Now, I realize that if you are the kind of philistine who wastes precious time in Dubrovnik by sunbathing, you really shouldn’t have bothered going there in the first place. However, assuming you do drag your knuckles off to said beaches, you will be leaving more room inside the city walls and other such sites for everyone else, so such information is well worth passing on. I suppose you might also consider just locking yourself in your room and watching reruns all day, to spare yourself the skin cancer, but that’s up to you.
Back to the hotel itself: what really sets this place apart is the warm and professional staff – for example, the complimentary chocolates and check-up request on the first night, and the delicious made-to-order complimentary breakfast (which I’m guessing is probably a buffet style during peak season). Even by Croatian standards, the staff were exceptionally friendly and cooperative -- really delightful.
As long as one is aware of the distance between the hotel and the city walls, I would favorably recommend Kazbek to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated boutique setting with only 12 superior and deluxe bedrooms and 1 suite, the Kazbek Hotel is a 'home from home' for many discerning Dubrovnik visitors looking for a high degree of privacy and modern facilities in a historical ambience. The Kazbek is situated in Gruz bay only 10 min of drive from UNESCO protected Dubrovnik Old City. The former residence of 16th-century nobility now protected as a cultural monument is fully renovated to the highest standards and has regained its original beauty and function. Refined and graceful rooms all individually designed, perfectly combine classical style with 21st century amenities and comfort. You will love breakfasting on the beautiful courtyard terrace, sunbathing and relaxing at the private pool area. The rich and varied gastronomic cultures of Croatia can be tasted at the restaurant, where only the freshest and locally produced ingredients are used. The whole Kazbek area is a completely non smoking zone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kazbek Hotel Dubrovnik