Overall we had a very pleasurable stay in this truly gorgeous town.
The hotel itself is well located, literally about 6/7 min walk to the old town.
The room was very drab, white walls dark brown furniture, unattractive bedding, but lots of space for clothes and we had a sea view room which gave a splendid view. The bathroom was lovely, his n hers sinks lovely shower and L'Occitane products. The towels were a joke though, I know hotels tend to not always give you proper bath size towels, but come on these were a tad bigger than hand towels.
The breakfast was fine, nothing special, but sitting outside was gorgeous, you just don't tire of that view.
Sitting outside on what they call the beach, very large patio was lovely, good bar service and very relaxing. I have to say though beware of the cocktails. I had a 'Sex on the beach' it was perfect. I liked it so much I ordered a 2nd one for the road. Well this one looked like a glass of Ribena and tasted like it too so I asked the waiter if he could possibly change it. He looked quite cheesed off and said the barmen have changed over but ok. He brougyt back another and plonkedit on the table, not waiting to see if it was ok. It was slightly less Ribena, but I did the British thing and didn't bother to say anything.
Checking in was a little tiresome too as 4 people were checking out in front of us and to say that check out was slow is an understatement. When they finally got to us, check in was quick though.
The spa was gorgeous. We had the couple scrub and massage and it was all lovely and totally relaxing. We had our own room with large jaccuzzi juice and fruit, really nice.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, apart from that 1 waiter.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The fact that the room was a bit dreary and small towels is just mentioned to let you know. It didn't spoil our stay in any way.
Dubrovnik itself is just stunning. Fantastic old town. Do the walk on the walls, its worth doing as is the cable car. Stunning views. There are loads of fabulous bars and restaurants, just wander up and down some of the fab little back streets. It's all spotless and the Croatian peoplke are absolutely delightful. It does suddenly get rather busy when the Cruse ships come in, but it wasn't crazy busy.
I recommend Gils restaurant, oh my gorgeous view and wow the food, but not cheap. Also recommend Moby Dick restaurant, fresh fish was fantastic, had barracuda, amazing. We did a boat trip to Lokrum which was well worth doing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another. Recognised as one of the finest hotels in the Mediterranean by the UK’s Sunday Times newspaper, it is only when you visit that you can fully appreciate the spectacular setting: the tranquil gardens in which to stroll; four fine-dining restaurants, all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea; a private beach, back-dropped by the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Among the luxury hotels in Dubrovnik, the Hotel Excelsior is the benchmark to which others aspire. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Excelsior And Spa
- Excelsior Hotel Dubrovnik