Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik sits alongside the sparkling Adriatic Sea with the most spectacular front-row view of Old Town Dubrovnik. A 5 minute walk from the medieval city walls, the 5-star property has the most enviable location in all of Dubrovnik. Following a meticulous, multi-million dollar renovation, the already iconic property reopened its doors in the Spring of 2017 to rave reviews. With a lavish spa, world-class restaurant, modern guest rooms, and one truly breathtaking terrace, Hotel Excelsior offers guests the best luxury experience in all of Dubrovnik.
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is a magical place (TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN DUBROVNIK). Steeped in history and medieval charm, the Old City juts out in to the Adriatic and is enclosed by thick protective walls. Hotel Excelsior’s grand terrace, outfitted with chic lounge seating and sprawling umbrellas, stares right out at the Old City. It has to be one of the most gorgeous settings in the world.
Most of the 158 guest rooms at Hotel Excelsior have sea views. The modern rooms are bright and airy with simple decor, allowing the view to steal the show. Dark, charcoal grey bathrooms provide a sleek contrast to the bedrooms and are well-appointed with modern fixtures and L’Occitaine amenities.
The hotel occupies one of the largest waterfront properties in the area, so take full advantage of the private seaside space. A stone promenade extends across the waterfront with loungers for sunbathing. Dip in and out of the turquoise water or walk down to the sea pool, where the Adriatic washes over the stone.
Another impressive feature of the property is the indoor pool area. The magnificent space is surrounded by cushioned loungers and prime for relaxing. Swim in the heated water or hop into one of the many Jacuzzi whirlpools. Connected to the lavish spa, facilities also include multiple treatment rooms, Turkish baths, and a Finnish sauna.
The dining experience at Hotel Excelsior is as equally impressive as the facilities. For lunch, indulge on fresh ceviche or lobster atop homemade pappardelle seaside at Prora Restaurant. The casual yet chic restaurant lies within a shaded, rocky enclave steps away from the blue Adriatic water on the ground level.
Senses Fine Dining Restaurant, though, is the real culinary gem of Hotel Excelsior. With an elegant indoor and outdoor terrace setting, Senses offers one of the most exemplary dining experiences in all of Croatia. Chef Peter Obad, who hails from nearby Konavle, serves an inventive, avant-garde take on local, seafood-driven cuisine. For a decadent journey through the menu, start with the sea urchin topped with a quail egg, caviar, and crème fraiche. Next, enjoy in the homemade braised oxtail ravioli with truffles before indulging in your main dish, lobster tail with fois gras, forest fruit, and pear & ginger salsa. Glass walls with refrigerated wine cellars line the sophisticated dining space, and a knowledgeable sommelier will help you select from their well-curated collection of local and international bottles. For a crisp but complex local white, pair your seafood with a bottle of the Grgić Posip – and cheers to a wonderful meal!
Cap off your nights with a final cocktail at the hotel’s Abakus Piano Bar. The sleek indoor space has a trendy, contemporary vibe and music – usually from a talented piano player – fills the air. Along the wall beside the bar, you’ll notice a collage of black and white photos with familiar faces. Here, the hotel pays homage to many of the illustrious guests, like Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Elizabeth II, who have graced the hallways of the iconic Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik.
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