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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

A contemporary take on an historical gem

A Dubrovnik Icon

Sitting on a stunning seafront with Dubrovnik’s Old Town just a 10-minute walk away, the iconic Excelsior has been setting the standard for luxury Adriatic hotels since 1913.

Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard, the hotel sympathetically combines the original landmark building with clean modernity. The 158 rooms and suites are a welcoming blend of warm browns, fresh creams, and cool greys, featuring state-of-the-art technology and hand picked accessories. Most enjoy outstanding views of the Old Town, Dubrovnik’s famous fortresses, and the island of Lokrum.

Amongst the tranquil gardens are three gourmet restaurants and an elegant piano bar (home to a rather impressive Wall of Fame), all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and a private beach. The Excelsior also possesses one of the best wellness and spa centres in Dubrovnik. From history and heritage tours to sailing and island hopping, and from adventure Jeep safaris to countryside craft tours, you’ll be well placed to discover the best of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area with an extensive programme of excursions.


158 rooms and suites

Three restaurants and piano bar

Wellness and spa centre

Large indoor swimming pool

Private beach area

Motor boat and yacht charters

Scuba-diving and water sports

The impact of your stay:

  • Hotel Excelsior, with its old wing listed as a protected historical building, has safeguarded the city’s cultural history for a century. Collaborating with the Dubrovnik Conservation department and involving the local community in decision-making, the hotel prioritises careful restoration to preserve the building’s stories, heritage, and iconic nature, all done with environmental sensitivity.
  • With a focus on community support, the hotel sponsors local events and allocates profits to fund social initiatives, including a hospitality education program for Croatian students. In collaboration with Dubrovnik Caritas, they contribute to projects aiding children from Ukraine and support Croatian infrastructure, including hospitals, firefighter units, and initiatives for disabled children nationwide.
  • Hotel Excelsior is a certified Travelife Gold partner, with exceptional sustainability credentials, a strong commitment to minimising environmental impact and supporting the local artisan community. The kitchen aligns with their sustainability ethos by prioritising produce that minimises food miles, consumes less water and energy, generates less waste, and supports local organic agriculture.
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Esplanade Hotel
The illustrious Esplanade Hotel was first built in 1925 to accommodate passengers of the famous Orient Express. Since then, its grand, neoclassical facade has become one of Zagreb’s most loved icons, epitomising the city’s old-world, gracious charm. Refreshed regularly, the hotel’s interior simmers with an art deco design that flawlessly blends in the best of 21st century comforts. Each of the 208 spacious rooms have been beautifully furnished to capture the history of the 90 year-old building whilst offerring all the contemporary comforts that today’s traveller has come to expect: elegant and distinctively marble bathrooms delicately conceal heated floors and mirrors lined with generous L’Occitaine toiletries, while in-room entertainment systems rest on polished and sturdy cabinets. After a day spent captivated by Zagreb’s sights, you have a choice of two restaurants to enjoy. Zinfandel’s Restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best fine dining options in Croatia and offers a contemporary take on traditional Croatian cuisine, whilst Le Bistro mixes Croatian cuisine with Parisian traditions in a relaxed setting. Both offer outside seating, with Zinfandel’s large and graceful Oleander Terrace renowned throughout Zagreb.
After dinner, venture towards Esplanade 1925, a stylish art deco lounge and cocktail bar run by a top Croatian mixologist and frequently offerring live jazz evenings. There is also a health club with a fitness area – open 24 hours a day with available personal trainers, spa therapy rooms, a beauty salon, and a sauna at your disposal. Location beside train station, Hotel Esplanade perfectly places you to explore both the city and further afield. Wander out of the hotel and you’ll first come to the historic City Square. The grand National Opera is also just 10 minutes away, and if you stroll through the safe and colourful pedestrian streets of the upper town, you’ll be greeted with a plethora of interesting boutiques, cafes that have been made for people watching, and trendy bars.