New flair for old Dubrovnik
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. co.uk/ttexcelsior-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