Frana Supila 12, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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.
Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard, the Excelsior is renowned for its personal touch. Each of the 158 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites is stylish and homely, with modern, spacious bathrooms, and the Energy Clinic Spa & Wellness is regarded as one of the best in the region. Service is flawless and discreet, which has made it a popular choice with celebrities and visiting dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Sir Roger Moore and, most recently, legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola. Step out onto one of the sweeping terraces and you’ll feel every inch the movie star.