New flair for old Dubrovnik

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - FRONT PAGE - Jane Fos­ter

A his­toric five-star ho­tel, with fan­tas­tic views of Dubrovnik’s me­dieval walls ris­ing from the sea. The ho­tel has re­cently emerged from a glit­ter­ing re­fur­bish­ment and now has 158 con­tem­po­rary rooms, a stone-paved bathing area, a spa with an in­door pool, three restau­rants (in­clud­ing ro­man­tic waterside ta­bles at Prora), and a snazzy lounge bar.

Built into a hill­side above the coast, over­look­ing the deep-blue sea and the pine-clad islet of Lokrum. The ho­tel is a pleas­ant 10-minute walk from Ploče Gate, the eastern en­trance into Dubrovnik’s Old Town. It’s 14 miles (22km) from Dubrovnik air­port.

A ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment has in­tro­duced cool min­i­mal­ist in­te­ri­ors, grey walls and retro-chic fur­nish­ings: so­fas, Staff are wel­com­ing and pro­fes­sional. In re­cep­tion, the concierge team can ar­range trans­fers, car and yacht rentals. Down by the sea, a stone ter­race with sunbeds and para­sols has steps into the wa­ter. The vast Well­ness Spa in­cludes a big free-form pool and whirlpools, Ro­man bath, Fin­nish sauna and theme show­ers; it also of­fers beauty treat­ments with En­ergy Clinic prod­ucts. A gym and hair­dresser are on site, too.

Rooms have oak floors and grey walls, comfy beds with puffy white du­vets (colour added by woollen throws and bed­side rugs), a ket­tle for mak­ing tea/ cof­fee, and grey stone bath­rooms with power show­ers and L’Oc­c­i­tane From £499 per per­son for three nights

Three nights’ lux­ury stay at the five-star Ex­cel­sior Ho­tel, Dubrovnik

Break­fast pro­vided daily

Re­turn flights from London Gatwick (other air­ports on re­quest)

Add-on Dubrovnik city tour. From £19 per per­son

Book by Nov 21 for stays from April 1 2018 to June 30 2018. Quote: TELO. Call 0330 037 4369; see terms tele­graph.­cel­sior-ho­tel

toi­letries. Clas­sic rooms have moun­tain views and no bal­cony – you could up­grade to Deluxe, with a sea-view bal­cony. Suites en­joy views of the sea, Lokrum and the Old Town.

There are three restau­rants. Salin, with a raised sea-view ter­race, does a gen­er­ous buf­fet break­fast – ex­pect freshly sliced melon and pineap­ple; Two rooms are de­signed for guests with dis­abil­i­ties. All floors are con­nected by lift.

Fam­i­lies might book ei­ther in­ter­con­nected rooms or a suite with a sofa bed. An ex­ec­u­tive suite can be con­nected to a su­pe­rior room. Cots and ex­tra beds are avail­able, as well as babysit­ting on re­quest.

strik­ing views from its ter­race

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.