Fantastic resort right on the coast, 3.8 km away from the city center, offering really large, comfortable suites (up to 6 people) with sofabeds, refrigerators, microwaves etc., dining tables and stunning sea views from huge balconies. The Royal Palm is part of a complex of 5 hotels and shares facilities with these resorts – there are more restaurants, pools etc. to check out. Hotel has 3-onsite restaurants, multiple pools (including salt water pools) a cocktail bar & lounge, spa and free parking. Can get to the old town in 10-15 minutes from the local bus stop in front of the hotel. A picturesque promenade leads to many off-property (& cheaper) restaurants, cafes etc. Water sports activities include aqua aerobics, paddle boards and sea kayaking. Hotel Phone: +385 20 440 100.
2. Hotel Lero
Modern hotel, located a 20-25 minute walk (1.7 km) from the Old Town, offering good-sized family apartments (up to 4 people) with coffee & tea facilities and mini-bars. Facilities include parking, 2 restaurants, a piano bar, spa with sauna & steam room and swimming pool with sunbeds. A local bus stops right outside the hotel enabling easy transport into town. Hotel Phone: +385 20 341 333.
3. Hotel Zagreb
Set in a historic private residence in a quiet neighborhood in the Lapad area, this hotel has plenty of old-world charm and offers elegant, value-for-money, quadruple rooms (up to 4 people), some having great views of the surrounding landscaped gardens. Offers a buffet breakfast, parking, a restaurant bar & terrace. It’s a 15 minute bus ride to the old town and there’s a sandy beach a 5 minute walk away. Lots of bars, shops and restaurants nearby. Hotel Phone: +385 20 438 930.
This property offers gorgeous, fresh, extremely spacious 3-bedroom apartments (up to 7 people), with top quality Italian furniture, smart TVs, living rooms, fully equipped kitchens (big fridges, dishwashers, microwaves, induction hobs, washing machines etc.) with 2 furnished balconies and sea or garden views. Set in a lovely complex with a fountain, trimmed gardens etc. that’s 10 minutes away from the Old town by bus and a 5 minute walk to the beach. Offers complimentary secure car parking in the basement and has a cinema, supermarket, bakery, bars & cafes nearby. Hotel Phone: +385 20 693 779.
5. Villa Dard
Excellent, family-run villa, offering lovely, spotless 2-bedroom suites with balconies and sea views (up to 5 people) with parquet floors, refrigerators and private entrances. Offers free private parking (needs reservations). Located a 10-15 minute walk away from the old town. There are plenty of steep steps to climb (uphill) on the way back, so a bus or other transport is recommended when returning. Hotel Phone: +385 98 716 172.
No frills, value-for-price hotel, that’s a 10 minute bus ride away from the old city, offering adequate 2-bedroom apartments (up to 6 people) with sofabeds, spa baths, mini-bars, dining areas kitchens and terraces. Offers private parking (fee), a bar and restaurant. The bay and more restaurants & bars are a short walk away. Hotel Phone: +385 20 435 030.
Peaceful hotel offering tidy, 2-bedroom, skyline sea view suites with balconies (up to 6 people) with mini-bars, tea & coffee making facilities and seating & living spaces. Has a cocktail bar, 3 restaurants, swimming pools, spa & sauna and a lovely outdoor breakfast terrace. There’s no real beach here (craggy rocks). It’s a 10-15 minute bus ride into town. This hotel is part of a hotel complex that includes Hotel Neptun, Hotel Ariston, Royal Palm Hotel, Royal Princess Hotel and the Royal Blue Hotel. Hotel Phone: +385 20 440 100.
Part of the Importanne hotels & resort complex, this well-designed hotel, a few hundred meters from the Lapad bay, offers clean luxury rooms and superior sea view rooms (up to 3 people) with large balconies, mini-bars, seating areas and coffee & tea making facilities. Opt for sea view rooms for the spectacular views of the Adriatic sea. Idyllic atmosphere with plenty of lounges and bars on the hotel’s patios and terraces. Has 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool & spa, cocktail bar & lounge and complimentary parking. The old city is a 10-15 minute bus ride away. Hotel Phone: +385 20 440 100.
Beautiful family-friendly seaside resort and spa, 11km (20 minute) drive from Dubrovnik, offering spacious, luxurious 2-bedroom (up to 5 people) and 3-bedroom (up to 7 people) self-catering residences, with stunning sea views/garden views, private furnished terraces, kitchenettes (no oven) and sleeper sofas. Resort is set in landscaped grounds sporting 3 pools, 8 bars, 9 restaurants, kids’ play ground, kids’ club, spa with pool, 18-metre lagoon & waterfall, sports center (football, tennis, squash, badminton, wall-climbing, sand volleyball and basketball) and a pebble beach. Hotel operates a hotel shuttle-bus (and water taxis in summer) to Dubrovnik. Recommend having your own transport (infrequent, local bus service and expensive hotel/taxi services that add up). All on-site restaurants are super expensive; can save a bundle on grocery shopping/dining out in nearby Dubrovnik with own transport. Hotel Phone: +385 20 361 500.