Ratings based on 257 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful place to stayPosted Nov 2, 2014
Pros: Nothing, was perfect.
Location: Only a 5-10 minute walk to Old Town, it is perfectly located.
Very helpful staff and stunning room. Very happy and highly recommend if in your price range.
by A verified travelerfrom London
Views from room not what expectedPosted Oct 27, 2014
Pros: Good location outside town on the sea, and only 5 minute walk to Ploce gate
Cons: Better description of rooms on website so you know what you're getting for the price
This hotel was expensive, but was pleasant and had a great location, a 5 min walk from the old town, and with great views across the sea to the old town from the restaurants and 'beach' area. We booked an expensive superior sea view room hoping to benefit from this location, but the room we were given had only a small door shaped window inset with shutters. This meant that the view was indeed lovely if you stood literally in the window, but was not visible from anywhere else in the room. This was in contrast to the photos on the website with wall to wall glass windows (must have been from the new block). We queried the room at reception but where told this was the only superior view room available, we were offered the option to upgrade to a room with a balcony and more visible views, but at a further premium of €50 per night.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom London
One Night StayPosted Oct 24, 2014
Pros: Standard of service / had a good deal / restaurant, bar , beach & parking facilities / views / walking distance from old town yet quiet.
Cons: Only the wardrobes in room 307!
Location: Old town is 10 minute walk (maximum). Public beach 5 is 5 minutes walk away. The port in the old town has boats for Lokrum island & Cavtat etc.
Visited in October when the weather was excellent - 25 degrees & good enough to swim. We requested a later check out as our flight was in the evening & we thought we'd use the leisure facilities. Check out was at 4pm & they upgraded the room to 307. This faced the lift to go direct to the pool / swim deck, so that was ideal & very kind of them. The room/bathroom/ balcony were all clean & well equipped - only issue was none of the wardrobe doors would shut properly & their internal light would stay on as they couldn't close without wrestling with them- seemed a bit rickety for such an establishment! On the beach area (concrete platform), the attendants were evident & helpful even though it was out of season - we were tempted to have lunch at the restaurant by the water, but we just had drinks on the loungers, however the beach restaurant seemed busy & all customers seemed happy with their food. The breakfast buffet was the only meal we had & it had a huge range & was well stocked until the last minute of serving. Prefer this location for hotels i.e near to but just outside the old town - it has lovely views of the city & Lokrum island. Usually stay next door at the Villa Argentina & can honestly say that they have different styles, but are about the same standard. Probably prefer the Argentina's pool scene, but I think the range of restaurants is better at the Excelsior.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Surrey. England.
5 minutes walk from the romantic town of DubrovnikPosted Oct 24, 2014
Pros: The Hotel has a great sense of peace and also offers excellent facilities. All the staff are courteous and well trained. Excellent value for money.
Cons: The hotel, with all its staff, is doing a great job as it is.
Location: Dubrovnik offers a walled city with history to explore, many good value restaurants, shops and market stalls. Boat trips to beautiful locations
The Hotel Excelsior and the historic town of Dubrovnik are inextricably linked. A 5 star hotel with stunning views from many bedrooms to both the sea and the old city. In fact from the private beach area, restaurants, bars and balconies of the hotel, there is a view to one of the most picturesque sights anywhere. The fact that this is all five minutes walk from the Hotel gives it one of the best vantage points anywhere in the Adriatic. Since I was last at this Hotel,in 1973, it has upgraded itself significantly: indoor swimming pool, gym with personal trainer, hair and beauty salon and the choice of 3 different restaurants. There are also several upmarket shops for watches, jewelry and clothes. However, it is the quality of staff who make the hotel. All the staff, whether it is at reception, the waiters and waitresses, the bar staff and those ladies who change the bed linen, are all very polite and well trained. They all care about you as an individual. You genuinely matter. Nothing is too much for them. This all the more impressive given that this whole area was heavily bombed in 1991/ 92
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom new york
Alone timePosted Oct 19, 2014
It was my bday,and the hotel surprise me with flowers and a cake. I was not happy with the first room I was given, I went to the front desk, and I was offered two room to choose from. This is by far one of the best hotel I've stayed in. They are all about their guess. I will and have recomend this hotel to friend. Thanks for a wonderful week.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
great hotelPosted Oct 16, 2014
great hotel - great location, close to the old town, great facilities - indoor pool, spa and outside 'beach' area on sea front with sun loungers. staff were great - we mentioned we were on our honeymoon and they upgraded us and gave us complimentary champagne and lilles. great breaskfast - selection, and location or breakfast room with sea views
for Couplesby David and Sonyafrom Sydney
Best location in DubrovnikPosted Aug 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
Overall we enjoyed our stay. However we were located in the old section of the hotel where the rooms are run down and certainly no more than 3 star quality, however we still paid a 5 star price for our room. The hotel is very well located and the staff, particularly Ivo at reception, were very helpful.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Lebanon
Nice hotel closed to old town and beachPosted Aug 18, 2014
We were two couples in our early 40's Breakfast could have been reacher They definitely need a better concierge service if u plan to go out of Dubrovnik They only have an indoor pool 😕
for Familiesby Irene I.from Calgary, AB
Great locationPosted Aug 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
We chose this hotel as our last stop, for three nights, on a month long vacation through Europe. The location was great, as we wanted to be by the water in order to swim and relax. The hotel has a lovely deck area right on the water with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The service was great and the location is within easy walking distance of the old town. My only complaint is with the bed and the noise at the hotel. We had reserved a deluxe room with a balcony and see view. The view and balcony were great, but the king size bed was atrocious. It was more like a trampoline. Every time my husband turned over I was practically bounced off the bed. In addition, these deluxe rooms had very little as far as noise absorption. Housekeeping dragged furniture and vacuumed on the floor above us very early in the morning. Doors would slam constantly. It was impossible to sleep past 6:30, 7:00. It was exhausting. If sleep is not an issue for you then this is a wonderful place to stay.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom uk
Great facilitiesPosted Aug 7, 2014
Cons: Has Croatia (which is in the EU) not heard that smoking in public places is illegal. Most unpleasant in restaurants in town and in the hotel.
Lovely hotel and spa. Nice outdoor seating and access to swimming in the sea. Old town hotels can't offer that. 800yds to walls of old town. Hotel has nice beach restaurant and excellent food. Good breakfast too.